By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 18, 2016 at 6:00 AM
This is something few of us will ever see in real-life: Yes, that’s an odometer reading one mile short of one-million miles, the odometer of a 2007 Toyota Tundra owned, until last week, by Victor Sheppard, who traded it to Toyota last week for a 2016 Tundra.
By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 16, 2016 at 6:00 AM
When Honda announced the first-generation Ridgeline in 2005, it opened the press release describing the vehicle: “The Honda Ridgeline re-defines what a truck can be with its true half-ton bed payload capability, an interior similar to a full-size truck and the exterior length of a compact truck.” And all that said, people simply couldn’t get over the way there is a diagonal piece, a sail-shaped buttress, between the cab and the box.
By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 11, 2016 at 5:49 AM
Although there aren’t a huge number of Lotus vehicles rolling around in the U.S.—according to Left-Lane.com, in 2015 Lotus sold 80 cars in the U.S., a number so low that there is not much that puts it into context (e.g., there were 1,009 Lamborghinis sold in the U.S.)—but small numbers is something that the Hethel, U.K.-based sports car manufacturer is working toward—at least when it is comes to lowering the mass of its products.
By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 09, 2016 at 3:14 AM
Way back in 2000, we ran an article that opened with the provocative question: “Why Is Panoz America’s Coolest Car Company?” The company, Panoz Auto Development, was established by Danny Panoz, whose father, Don Panoz, established the pharmaceutical company that invested the time-release transdermal patch—yes, the nicotine patch that is used by people who want to quit smoking.