Quickies: Vehicles Published Elsewhere – Round 3 for 2019

Here we go again! Round 3 of this year's roundup of vehicles that I worked with but appear elsewhere in the mediasphere. Sometimes, it is hard to track which vehicles were published where. However, CarSoup.com has been getting the lion's share of my work lately. It is with intention, as they try to build traffic for vehicle reviews before site visitors select which vehicles they should choose from. It works that simply. But, hey, at least V&R gets some traffic on here for our (er, my) reviews. You've read them, right?

Commentary: The Job Of Bearing Witness To A Community of Enthusiasts

When you drive around in your modern automobile, there is a chance that you could be distracted for some reason or another. Not because you picked up your phone for some text – which is now illegal in most of the USA by now. Maybe you saw someone that is attractive to you. Or, rather, it is a classic automobile.

Believe The Hype – Times Two

You may not want to read about a couple of mid-sized, three-row SUVs. However, these two vehicles are generating a lot of buzz that has been the talk of the industry. Of course, this segment has been on fire. New products have been introduced over the past few years that have moved the bar in terms of meeting the needs and wants of families looking for this kind of vehicle. And, believe me, there's more to come in this segment.

Historiography: There Is Only One

When you think of summer, you think of escape. You think of unlimited enjoyment, excitement, and fun. You think of living without limits where the possibilities never end. When we think of all these things in an automobile, one brand comes to mind: Jeep.

Commentary: Finally! The Long-Awaited Mid-Engine Corvette

The noise has died down a bit. Perhaps to a point where I can think clearly about Thursday's big reveal at the Marine Air Force Base in Tustin, California. Granted, I was not there. General Motors did a huge push for the rest of us to watch live as they revealed the eighth generation of America's remaining true sports car – the Chevrolet Corvette.

Travelogue: For Health, For Vocation

To travel for work again. That was a goal fulfilled. Consider what I have gone through since the beginning of May. Or, as I discovered through this site, a couple of months before then. One would expect to recover from expending kidney stones in a couple of weeks. But, I am discovering that the complications from that event extended this by well over a month because my immune system decided to go haywire letting things go beyond my control.

Obituary: Lee Iacocca – 1924-2019

There are a few people whom I would bestow the lofty title of "hero" to. In this industry that is my beat, the number of "heroes" are few. They earn this title for achieving extraordinary feats in this business. This particular hero accomplished exactly that multiple times.