Quickies: A Dynamic Shield Against The Competition

Since 2010, Mitsubishi produced a vehicle that has set the standard in the small SUV segment. This is old news, really. It remains a stalwart in its class, as more competitors have been added to compete against it. Some of my colleagues deemed the Outlander Sport as "old," "aging," "long in the tooth," and so forth.

Historiography: A Personal History of Road Tripping

This year, it seems that I am indeed living my best life as a road trip journalist. Or, at least that is how things are transpiring. It has been an extension of the things I love – driving and travel. Road tripping stokes the fire of discovery, curiosity, and adventure.

Commentary: What James Corden Said (And Why It Matters to Car Folks)

We've all seen this, as we see ourselves thinking we can fit – or gracefully exit – a supercar. Its never easy for a larger body to get in, sit down, and exit a car with a very small cabin. Or, something that looks like we can fit in and find ourselves wedged in-between the steering wheel and the seat.

On The Dial: Laughing With The Radio

Comedy on the radio is a funny business – sort of. Right now, SiriusXM is the main purveyor of comedy programming in the road business with eight channels to listen to, plus an additional channel for online and streaming listeners. In all, there are nine stations where you can laugh for butt off across North America.

My Favorite Misbegotten Vehicles

Think about the idea of intention and purpose. A designer, an engineer, and an executive – oh, yes, let's not forget the folks in accounting – are all involved in the process of creating a vehicle. Once everyone signs off on it, they have to campaign for its success. Even the marketing folks have to be on board with selling it to everyone – dealerships, the communications folks, and, ultimately, the consumer.

Commentary: Four Seconds of Summer

We certainly learned a lot. If one thing that can be measured is how much the news that is reserved for magazines and newspapers can be quickly transmitted through social media. How Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have become the primary channels of enthusiasm.

Commentary: Nuovo Cinquecento non è più in America

The Nuovo Cinquecento was an interesting piece of automotive culture. It's arrival into the European market in 2007 sparked a revival for the brand with its retro design onto a modern platform. Fiat was turning around and creating better vehicles for the markets it served by that time. The 500 was indeed the one layer of the cake that truly made it great.

Historiography: From Victory And Optimism

The 1950s lifted this victorious country out of austerity and rationing. We had to do so in order to survive a massive war fought on two major fronts. Once our troops came home, our country began to climb out of this period and into overdrive. We were optimistic of the future thanks to our victory in the war.