Category: educational

  • Thoughts on the 2020 Chicago Auto Show

    The 2020 Chicago Auto Show has the distinction of being the first big auto show of the new year and also of this new decade. Nearly 1,000 different vehicles are on display for the news media and most importantly for customers and potential customers. Read this and you’ll want to go. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • Driving the Ford Police Interceptor

    Ford invited a number of local auto writers to join in with a contingent of police officers from various Illinois communities to drive the new 2020 Ford Police Interceptor at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL. A derivative model of the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer, the Ford Police Interceptor (PI) comes standard with a hybrid […]

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta – Drive Report

    A modified 2019 VW Jetta went 210.16 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats, setting a new record in the SCTA Blown Gas Coupe class. I drove a new, stock 2019 VW Jetta across lower Michigan and got 43 mpg, beating the EPA highway estimate of 40 mpg. And, I didn’t waste any time doing it. […]

  • Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm

    The inaugural Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm takes place Saturday August 11 in South Bend, Indiana. The new event calls itself “the premier celebration of automotive design and styling in Northern Indiana” and is hosted by the Studebaker National Museum. It has been organized in place of the concours formerly held in St. Joseph, Michigan. The […]

  • 2017 BMW i3 – Drive Report

    The BMW i3 was named the 2017 World Urban Car of the Year. The i3 is the bestselling compact battery-electric vehicle in the premium compact segment worldwide since it was launched in 2014. Driving range is 114 miles on pure battery power. For 2018 its exterior design has been enhanced giving the BMW i3 a wider […]

  • 2017 North American International Auto Show

    The Detroit auto show is abuzz with new vehicle introductions, concept cars, tweets about American investments and lots of chatter about artificial intelligence and self-driving cars. The 2017  NACTOY winners are Chevy Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Ridgeline, respectively the car, utility and truck picks. The best concept might just be the electric VW Buzz […]

  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – Drive and Review

    The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan has made a big splash. Chrysler has upped the game in the minivan segment with this new entry that replaces the Town & Country. It’s loaded with many comfort and convenience features as well as a nice assortment of driver-assistance safety technology. Along with the 3.6-L V6 powered line […]

  • 2017 Honda Ridgeline – First Drive

    Honda has completely redesigned its Ridgeline pickup. All-new for 2017, the Ridgeline has a longer wheelbase, increased length, still seats five and has a longer rear cargo bed. The new unibody design looks more truck-like and the 280 HP V6 gives it better performance, reduced fuel consumption while able to tow 5000 lbs. Two-wheel or […]

  • Chrome & Coffee at Iron Gate Motor Condos

    Iron Gate Motor Condos continued its monthly Chrome & Coffee Open House on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Featuring Antique Marques of all makes and models, the monthly Chrome & Coffee event attracts car collectors and auto enthusiasts alike who come together to learn, share information and network until noon during this monthly program. Coffee and […]

  • Chicago: Rise & Drive at Collectors’ Car Garage

    The Labor Day weekend first-Sunday Rise & Drive at Collectors’ Car Garage brought a couple of treats. A 1930 Ruxton Model C Sedan and a ’57 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight convertible from the Richard H. Driehaus Collection at Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage made an appearance. The beautiful late-summer morning provided perfect weather for a variety of cars, […]