My Thoughts Exactly: 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

If you are a regular reader of this website, then you know that I have two columns that are set aside for vehicle reviews. One is for full reviews, which can get pretty lengthy. Hey, I love telling a vehicle's story, OK? Then, there's Quickies. They can be as long as most reviews you read on the web or on social media since I end up telling the story of the vehicle anyway.

Commentary: Is Everything OK at Nissan?

Then, came all of the repercussions stemming from Ghosn's arrest. The latest being a potential split of the Alliance by Renault, leaving Mitsubishi with Nissan. It will be an interesting set of developments on how the split will take place and Nissan's response when it comes to future product and technology development.

The Speculator: How To Combine FCA with PSA

Over the years, I found some serendipity in speculating anything coming from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – even when they were part of the "merger of equals" with Daimler AG. It comes as no surprise when Allpar.com posted something about how Chrysler and Dodge might survive when FCA and Groupe PSA are fully integrated into one entity.

Commentary: A Sony Car?

With the North American International Automobile Show relocated to June, any interested media person would find themselves in Las Vegas being courted by the wave of technology on display at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Commentary: The Bucket List, Thrice Revisited

I took the time to review the first two bucket lists to see how much I progressed. Then, I pondered a bit to make a new one. Some of the old items remain – though I found that some have already been achieved.

Historiography: The Decade That Roared

Actually, the "Roaring Twenties" did not materialize until after the dawn of the new decade. We came out of World War I trying to regroup from victory in a war that divided the USA. Yet, the 1920s would end on a down note. You probably heard of the Stock Market Crash and the subsequent Great Depression.

My Favorite Concept Vehicles

There was a time when the future of the automobile was exhibited to the public as a "concept." A concept vehicle was truly a vision of the future for which a few components would be present in new models within a few years later. Others were just straight out of science fiction with none of the concept's ideas brought to market at all.