V&R Stories: Fantasy Car Shopping on My Birthday

First off, "fantasy shopping" can be a terrible idea. You go to an automotive retailer – preferably one with high-end vehicles – take a look at their inventory and dream in broad daylight over it. You're doing this knowing damn well that you may ever afford to buy that vehicle.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

For the past decade or so, we have been inundated with full-sized half-ton pickup trucks that have been heart of the North American automotive industry. While there is nothing wrong with that observation, we often forget that there are other classes of pickups – both larger and smaller than the run-of-the-mill, profit-making beasts we're completely used to.

Chicago 2020: All In A Day's Work

This was supposed to be the premier Tier I auto show for the winter, thanks to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit moving to June. All hopes were on Chicago delivering the impact Detroit vacated at this time of year, as it once did some 15 years or so ago.

V&R Stories: The Driver's License Experience

Hopefully, one of them is to take their first driving test from their local licensing authority. When they turn 16 years old (or whichever is the legal age to drive in your state, province, or country), they would have fulfilled all of the prerequisites to do so. Every class, booklet, simulator, behind-the-wheel training, and the official written test – all in the bag before they present themselves to become a licensed driver.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Genesis G70

All eyes were on this premium sports compact sedan from Hyundai's luxury brand. The Genesis G70 was snagging every award available. Motor Trend gave it their prestigious Car of The Year while the jury of journalists followed it up with their North American Car of The Year.