Historiography: The Biggest Award of Them All

Those of us who shower the manufacturers with these awards have good intentions of handing off the hardware to a worthy winner. We want to see who is the best of them all. We want to demonstrate that our editorial integrity is on the line when we present our trophy or plaque to celebrate their achievements.

#VOTY19: Breaking Down The Finalists

Though it may look like it is just the usual suspects, there are a few differences for this year's Finalists than in past years. Some facts may just surprise you.

#VOTY19: Here Are Your Finalists!

The scores have been tabulated. The Panel has convened and given their input on the Long List of Nominees. Therefore there is only one last step to take: Your vote!

A Volvo, Plugged

#VOTY16 marked a series of firsts. The XC90 was the first SUV/Crossover to win the award. It was also the first European automotive brand to win the #VOTY. Not only was it the first Volvo to win, but it was the first two #VOTY awards in a row for the Swedish automaker.

Commentary: When Life Serves You a Turkey

On some interesting levels, it has become one of my favorite holidays. Not because of the food, which is what some folks would respond accordingly. Or, the annual football games in Detroit and Arlington, Texas. Or, the futile attempt at getting over the river and through the woods to your family's house for your annual gathering.

Los Angeles 2019: Wished I Was There

Hypothetically, would I have been effective while working the L.A. Auto Show delivering content even with my old high school enjoying one of its best football seasons this century and that a significant scion of our community will be memorialized?

The Return of The EcoDiesel…and Then Some

For the record, these trucks are no longer called "Dodge." Since 2009, Ram Trucks had to deal with customers who still had no clue that not only this is a stand-alone brand focused on pickup trucks and other commercial vehicles for FCA's North American markets. Then again, they don't read the industry trade publications that have tracked Ram's successes in pickup truck sales against its Ford and General Motors rivals.

Historiography: The Fine Car Era

For starters, your definition may be different than the next person's. Luxury is subjective to the beholder. How you define it depends on your expectations of what luxury means to you. Also, how luxury feels to you.