January 30, 2015: We start off with another new set of furniture from the folks at Bentley, and wonder if former CEO Woolf Barnato would approve. Next it’s on to Silverstone Auctions where a delivery miles-only Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione is up for sale. Next, Goodwood’s 73rd Members’ Meeting reunites Jean-Pierre Jarier with his Shadow DN5-1A. Speaking of F1 racing in the 1970’s, we review a novel about that period, and give it a conditional but positive review. On the new car front, we spend time in Ford’s revised but terribly familiar Expedition King Ranch 4x4. Jim Meachen of Motorway America reviews the 2015 Nissan Murano. And Lotus launches an Exige with an automatic that you can’t drive in the U.S. If that’s not enough, Cadillac opens the door to some of the technologies it will use to build the new CT6. Jaguar introduces a technology that should help prevent drivers from injuring bicyclists and motorcyclists. And our own Al Vinikour tells us why every car is a closet two-seater.
January 16, 2015: The reveal of Ford’s new GT was the highlight of this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and the poster child for a show that put a focus on high performance. Fast was not the only story, however, Hyundai showed a pickup concept that might prove profitable, Chevy launched the new Volt and a concept called Bolt, and Acura probably wished it had picked another venue to launch it production-ready and much revised NSX. Click here to read more about these vehicles and the whitespace race that was Detroit. When you’re done drooling over the show cars, take a look at Pawet Kmiec’s coffee table book chronicling the planes, race cars, tanks and much, much more artisans have built with Lego Technic pieces. Finally, Al Vinikour takes automakers to task for undersized seats.
January 2, 2015: We at The Virtual Driver have just the thing to help you take your mind off your first hangover of 2015. First up, our friends at Motorway America take a first drive in the Ram ProMaster City and hang with a bunch of troublemakers. We review the 2015 Kia Sorento and suggest it as a high-value alternative to the all-new 2016 model. Bultaco introduces a pedal-assisted electric mountain bike with a familiar name. The folks at LiquidPiston reveal a tiny X-shaped engine, while we look at the history of this unusual engine design. Our bank accounts (and undoubtedly yours) come under attack as Haynes adds to its Owners’ Workshop Manual series. Al Vinikour asks why God hates him while declaring war on people who turn to the right in front of him. Finally, you can replicate the vertigo you felt last night with a video of crazy rally footage sure to keep you gasping.