August 26, 2011. A ferocious rainstorm over Detroit kept the editor circling Cleveland until the plane had to land, refuel and wait out the storm. That means His Crabbiness’ First Run on the 2012 VW Beetle will have to wait until next week. In the meantime, you can check out our Web Development Director’s assessment of Ford’s plans to turn your car into a node on the healthcare highway. It’s a plan with serious implications for both your privacy and driving style. Al Vinikour takes a shot at the voices that talk to him while driving. And smart introduces a new electric bike.
August 19, 2011. Al Vinikour takes a First Run in the new Volvo S60 R-Design, a turbocharged all-wheel-drive sedan from a company better known for safety than performance. Wonder what you can do with Chevy’s new MyLink system? We have a video that takes you on a tour of this new infotainment system. This week we wrap up Chris Sawyer’s look at the Group Lotus vs. Team Lotus drama, and take a look at the company’s new Vice President of Creative Design and Global Marketing. Really. You won’t want to mizz (big clue) it. Finally, Al Vinikour tells us why real men drive with the windows down.
August 12, 2011. Eagle GB gets together with an American doctor to produce a modern interpretation of the iconic Jaguar E-Type. Is Ford’s 3.7-liter V6 engine enough for the F-150 SuperCrew, and does the 2012 Harley-Davidson F-150 push all the right buttons? We revisit the Group Lotus vs. Team Lotus saga once again. Plus, Al Vinikour looks at the crazy things people do while behind the wheel.
August 5, 2011 - Audi introduces a new member of its turbocharged direct-injected engine family chock full of new technology to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. A new two-wheeled hybrid from San Francisco hits the road. We continue our look back at the Group Lotus/Team Lotus battle by reprinting another article Editor Chris Sawyer wrote for the British website AROnline. The Nissan Quest 3.5 LE is in the Driver’s Seat, and Al Vinikour speaks his mind about cell phones and the people who use them while driving.