Historiography: Ask The Person Who Owns One

Our generation considers a wider definition of luxury, despite the obvious price connotation of it. Rolls-Royce and Bentley may just be touchstones in terms of luxury, but even their pricing might be not enough compared to the likes of Bugatti, Pagani and a few new Ferraris and Lamborghinis. While a few hundred thousand dollars opens the door to a Rolls-Royce Wraith or Bentley Mulsanne, luxury is also measured by rarity of product and extreme levels of performance.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

That is always a loaded question. When you can keep a vehicle fresh in the marketplace, there is a responsibility to not only improve in the most visual places – but underneath, as well.

Commentary: Today is Your Day To Vote, America!

Getting to this day was one hell of a ride. I live in a country where the campaign for the next Presidential election starts the day after the Inauguration. That would be an almost four-year cycle for either a re-election or the mad scramble to vote the party sitting in the White House out.

Far From A Lincoln Continental

Of course, the story always changes. The ebb and flow of the luxury car business saw non-American brands take over the marketplace once ruled by Cadillac and Lincoln. While the former “standard of the world” began chasing the Germans with its international interpretation of their iconic design, Lincoln stuck its guns by continuing to be an American luxury car brand.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Honda CR-V

Honda struck pay dirt with the original CR-V back in 1997. It appeared that they found a good vehicle to lead the SUV charge for the brand. It is not to discredit the rebadged Isuzu Rodeo known as the Passport, but the original CR-V was the result of learning how to produce one that attracted the right customer with its capabilities and overall design.

Commentary: Life After #VOTY2020

V&R runs a December-to-November editorial calendar every year. It was designed to accommodate the #VOTY process. Since 2020 made things more interesting, the #VOTY was moved up to make room for more pressing issues in this country.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Mazda CX-9

There is some truth to this. Consider how the first generation RX-7 became an icon by focusing their rotary engine development towards performance to engage with enthusiasts looking for something different in the marketplace. One could argue that the 626 had a sporty demeanor that could be seen as a 3-Series fighter – sort of.