September 30, 2011. We welcome our special motorcycling correspondent Scott Bowles back to The Virtual Rider’s seat where he reviews the Harley-Davidson SuperLow. With a seat height lower than a politician’s approval rating, does this bike help reinvigorate the Sportster line? TVD's Editor takes a look at two new safety technologies from GM, and examines the inner workings of the Fiat-Chrysler tie-up. Al Vinikour strikes a more somber note this week, supporting people who erect roadside memorials. And Mercedes-Benz introduces a new fragrance for men who own a Mercedes... or want to smell like they do.
September 23, 2011. Toyota introduces the 2012 Camry. We ask whether it’s enough to bring buyers back into the Toyota fold. Ford offers a fun little flap for the Focus that every car should have. And Al tees off on why colors are colors, until you have to name them.
September 16, 2011. If it’s September of an odd-numbered year, this must be Germany or, more specifically, Frankfurt. This year’s Frankfurt Motor Show had the weird, the wild and the wonderful, but only a few vehicles made it on to the Editor’s list of the truly significant. Except for one. It’s a marketing exercise he rather liked. Switching gears, Al Vinikour tees off on politicians with gusto. See why he thinks they should keep their hands off the auto industry. Finally, the Editor was on local cable access recently with friend and former colleague John Clor to discuss the future of automotive safety, and how it will affect the driving experience.
September 9, 2011. This week, our Web Development Director cleans his car with a product you might not expect. Jaguar introduces its C-X16 concept ahead of its Frankfurt debut. Al Vinikour takes a crossbow to miscreants and left-lane hogs. Dan goes out to drive Hyundai Genesis Coupe, and comes back with an opinion. And Al (with crossbow) and the Editor (wearing the apple) do a podcast.
September 2, 2011. As promised last week, the First Run on the 2012 Beetle is here. It's stands out in what otherwise is a veritable Truck Fest that includes the Editor’s review of the Ram 1500 Tradesman, and Al Vinikour’s First Run on the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. Speaking of Al, he gives Donald Trump a sure-fire investment idea guaranteed not to go flat.