My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

Then again, this work has shown me how much I appreciate the automotive industry’s bread-and-butter. I also appreciate how this versatile combination of work and play has evolved into what it is today.

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition Cover Image

Capturing A Global Trekker's Heritage

Seventy years ago, Toyota made its mark by introducing the Land Cruiser SUV to its home market of Japan. Inspired by the military version of the Willys-Overland (and Ford) Jeep, the Land Cruiser would become the world standard in off-road adventure.

My Favorite Vehicles of 2020

Some will look at it from the lens of the global headlines. Headlines not worth repeating for the sake of keeping us in good spirits. Some will look at the overall challenge of navigating a year full of curve balls and emotional rollercoasters.

Commentary: Will 2021 Be A Better Year For Vehicle Content?

In the meantime, the automotive retail business has been working overtime to reinvent itself. They are hungry for inventory, while production is ramping up under safer conditions along the assembly lines. Used cars are becoming scarce, with some auction facilities laying off personnel. However, the rental car companies are trying to reduce excess fleet in the pall of financial issues due to a reduction in travel.

Historiography: The Long Hard Climb of The Japanese Automobile in America

Translation: Japanese cars were thought of as cheap tin boxes that would never make it through a Minnesota winter. That was the mentality of the American consumer until the last couple of decades. It does help that several Japanese automakers set up shop building vehicles on our soil to change our collective minds.

#VOTY2020 – We Have a Winner…

The pandemic changed our routines, our timelines, and our work lives. Our homes became more than sanctuaries. Our awareness of our health has increased. Our politics became more stratified.

#VOTY2020 – A Voter's Guide to #Vote4VOTY

You’re probably glad you do not have to mail your vote in. Or, stand in line to vote early at your election office or city hall. Or, are probably nervous and anxious to get your vote over with.