New York auto show on John Batchelor radio show

The Automobile Fashion show on Batchelor radio show The New York International Auto Show will host over 1,000,000 people at the 118-year-old automobile show, which runs from March 30 - April 8 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, New York. The New York direct-market area is one that sees a higher proportion [...]

2018 Hyundai Kona drinking Kona on Kona

Kona, Hawaii - After two hundred miles of driving from the Kona Coast of the big island sea-level to 6,600 feet in altitude, through rain, clouds, and humidity my colleagues and I met up, and they all asked the same question, What did you think of the car? 2018 Hyundai Kona car, crossover, the [...]

By |2019-12-25T17:03:10-08:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Hyundai|Tags: |1 Comment

Volvo’s Inscription and V60 unveiled at NYautoshow

New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) The New York International Auto Show will show-off two more vehicles; the Volvo V60 station wagon and a luxury trim of the XC40 compact SUV named Inscription. 2019 Volvo XC40 Inscription Last year I drove the 2019 Volvo XC 40 T5 R-Design in Barcelona, Spain. This year another luxury [...]

By |2020-05-25T16:53:09-07:00March 25th, 2018|Categories: New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Volvo|0 Comments

Toyota Corolla hatchback at the New York auto show

Toyota is debuting the 2019 Corolla Hatchback in the Big Apple at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. A small car with a hatch, technologically savvy, stylish beyond its size, the hatchback, comes in two trim levels; SE or XSE. As is the case with most Toyotas there is a slew of standard features [...]

Why Tesla has already succeeded

I had dinner the other night with a wealthy car collector. Whether this person talks about cars or politics, it is done with passion. At one point in the dinner, the conversation turned from politics to cars. He told me he owned a Tesla, an all-electric car initially owned by very wealthy people, now trickling [...]

By |2020-04-14T09:52:12-07:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: electric vehicles (EV), Politics, Tesla Motors|Tags: |2 Comments

Three days in Rome, Italy

Rome home of the Vatican City, Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza del Popolo, the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Coliseum and so lots of really delicious food. If you've never been to Rome, it can be daunting. Where to stay, what to do, where to eat. We've got you covered with places to [...]

Italdesign Future Mobility in Cities challenge

Italy - Italdesign-Giugiaro S.p.A., in sponsorship with the City of Turin, has created an International Contest that will award two prizes to the most innovative research projects in the field of Future Mobility in Cities. Why have a challenge? In celebration of Italdesign's Fiftieth Anniversary, the company is taking the opportunity to challenge others to [...]

Dubai $5 Million Challenge for Self-Driving Transport

At the Washington Auto Show, there was a plenary session of countries talking about the advancements each Nation has made in self-driving cars and transportation. The Ministry of Economy for the United Arab Emirates, Talal M. Al Kaissi, and counterparts from Germany, South Korea, and other countries exchanged ideas on emerging trends in autonomous driving [...]

Pennzoil Films: Escaping the Ring

If this short-film had money laundering or a sex scene it could easily be shown at the Cannes Film Festival. The next film in the Pennzoil series is riveting with fast cars, drama, and intrigue. There is even a cameo performance of Rhy Millen of Rhys Millen Racing fame. You will remember Millen as a [...]

By |2020-05-20T13:17:24-07:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Natural gas, Racing|0 Comments