How will Koji Sato lead Toyota?

Koji Sato is coming in as Toyota’s new CEO. He is coming over from president of Lexus International. And Toyota’s current beloved CEO for the last 13 years, Akio Toyoda, will be moving on as chairman. Passion-wise... it seems like Koji Sato shares a lot of...

Akio Toyoda steps down as Toyota’s CEO

On April 1st (no Fools) Akio Toyoda will step down as Toyota’s CEO. Akio will stay on as chairman, and will be replaced by President of Lexus International, Koji Sato. Koji helped lead the GR brand, and seemingly shares many of the same core philosophies when it comes...

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Mazda quietly knocked it out of the park with the CX-50 2.5 Turbo. It might sound harsh, but I just didn't expect much. I mean - how much can you expect from another white crossover? And when I first drove the CX-50 2.5 Turbo, initially I didn’t feel anything...

The Hummer EV is a 9,000lb pile of shit

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The Honda Pilot has gotten exactly what it needed… mainly to not be invisible. Honda chiseled the redesign of the 2023 Pilot, gave it some noticeable colors. AND more importantly, made a TrailSport model. The Pilot's TrailSport trim... Is honestly what’s bumped the...

Car Stereo needs a comeback

I don’t know about y’all, but I like the cars that go boom. And I've been feeling the need for a big-bad, ground-pounding stereo again. It used to be a staple of import car culture. Seems like a third of us worked at a car audio shop. Literally… it was like that. And...

Shell / Volta Theory – based off the LA streetcar Scandal

Here’s a juicy follow-up to yesterday’s news of Shell Oil’s purchase of Volta EV charging stations. Of course it’s totally gossip. But it’s a theory nonetheless, so let’s have some fun with it. Besides, a little conspiracy theory never hurt anyone these days. So here...

Shell Oil bought Volta – an EV charging company

Shell Oil bought Volta… an ‘American electric vehicle infrastructure company’... for a cool 169 million. Significance: An oil company bought a charging company. So obviously, Shell sees an EV-future on the horizon. But that doesn’t mean Shell sees ‘the writing on the...

Honeymoon destinations – in a 1970 Chevy C10

Oh great it's another cheesy love story... blah. Let me set the stage: Kelvin got his first real six-string, bought it at the five & dime. And Erica, she was just a small town girl, living in a lonely world. You get the picture right? High school sweethearts, high...

Corvette E-Ray – AWD, Hybrid, and poorly named

I was really trying to steer this article in a positive direction, but screw it, it goes where it goes. Chevrolet released details on the Corvette E-Ray. And all the automotive websites are saying the exact same things about it. You know… 'specs' & whatnot. But...
2016 Lexus GS-F Preview

2016 Lexus GS-F Preview

Welcome to the new 2016 Lexus GS-F in full production form!  The spiritual follow up to the revered IS-F this one ...
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2016 Honda Pilot Review

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Liberty Walk Ferrari 458

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2015 Buick Regal GS review

Turbo, AWD and Brembos….on a Buick?   I know that you’re thinking somehow I got mixed up and wrote an STi review ...

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