V&R Stories: One Epic Relocation

Moving is a lot of work. We all know this. We pack what we can into our vehicle – our own or a rental truck – and head off. It takes a high level of effort to ensure that nothing is broken, destroyed or stolen.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Hyundai Venue

It would mean something that we miss about being in self-quarantine and on lockdown – a place where we once met our friends and had a good time. A place full of music, eye candy, and great drinks.

My Favorite Track Weapons

The subject of track days came about during a discussion on advanced driver education programs. There has been a push to create driver education programs for teenagers by teaching them advanced, but necessary skills. Car control is a huge piece of the puzzle, as teenagers need to understand how their vehicle can react when presented with a dangerous situation. It used to be called "defensive driving," but teaching these skills on controlled environments raises this concept to new levels.

Why, Yes, Cars and Food Do Go Together!

It is an observation I had over the past nine or so years that may seem insulting to my food enthusiast friends and acquaintances. The idea of food as iconic and luxurious, such as fine wine, spirits and even automobiles, just seems baffling from a distance. The notion of celebrity chefs serving up iconic plates for every other budding or established kitchen team to recreate has been a sport unseen even in American culinary history.

Commentary: The Road Awaits For Now

Now, I’m not too sure. Perhaps not in the way that is expected for an automotive journalist prior to government "stay-at-home" orders and shutting down of borders to flatten the curve on the COVID-19 virus.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Toyota GR Supra

One question I could ask is "why?" It is plainly obvious what that answer would be. Because you watched enough of Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker to understand why the A80 Supra became an icon. A few of you own one right now, perhaps for the reason that you saw it on screen and thought "I want that."

Travelogue: From Maps to Apps

Back in the day, we used to chart our course by using a map – whether it was a folded paper one or a big atlas in our vehicle. We would read it, review it, and drive onward to our destination. Wad it an exact science? It was when it counted the most.

On The Dial: Stand By Your Van

On this site, we explored the idea of how much we take our audio systems for granted. Though we no longer relying solely on terrestrial radio to entertain us. We can now plug in or sync a whole host of devices to the infotainment suite to keep us motivated over the miles.

My Favorite Vehicles for The Glamorous Life

Do participation in the glamorous life mean one has to balance the silver spoon with bad behavior? When has success become so ugly? Is being a member of the A-List mean being less than human in some relevant traits?

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Hyundai Sonata

We look back at Hyundai's Super Bowl LIV commercial for the 2020 Sonata and only think of Chris Evans, Rachel Dratch, John Krasinski, and David Ortiz telling us how "wicked smaht" the Remote Smart Parking Assist feature was when they demonstrated it around the city of Boston.