Ford unveils 2017 Super Duty
It’s always a red-letter day when Ford takes the cover off a new truck. Historically they like to do it in Texas where they know it will be fully appreciated, and this year was no exception. This is a heavy-duty truck that is breaking a lot of the rules.... Read more
2016 Ford Explorer Platinum, a mighty magic carpet, is SUV of Texas
The Ford Explorer defined the SUV category more than two decades ago, and has led the pack ever since, but there has never been a top-of-the-line entry before. Enter the 2016 Explorer Platinum, awarded SUV of Texas at the Texas Auto Writers Association Truck Rodeo. The Explorer unseated seven-year... Read more
VW debacle will resonate for years; what to do if you own a VW diesel
If you don’t own a VW with a diesel engine or just hate the auto manufacturers so much that another recall doesn’t even phase, you may want to stop reading right now.  If you are still reading,  I suspect that you have read or heard about the debacle that... Read more
Galveston and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited prove powerful combo
Galveston, TX, is unique.  For anglers it offers great fishing experiences.  For historians, there is an unending wealth of information.  The food choices are rich and plentiful, as are the hotels and lodging alternatives. When spending a few days there, you can expect to run out of time before... Read more
Ford offers new top-of-the-line F-150 for 2016
It seems like only yesterday that Ford introduced its ground-braking aluminum-bodied F-150, but with 2016 model year creeping up they have taken the wraps off a new Limited edition that will supersede even the King Ranch and Platinum in luxury. The Ford F-150 Limited has virtually all of the... Read more
New recalls tap Dodge, GM, Hyundai and Jeep
It has thankfully been pretty quiet this year when it comes to recalls, but they are still out there, and I wanted to share the info with you. The first affects about 200,000 Hyundai Elantra vehicles, specifically the 2008 – 2010 Elantra and the 2009 – 2010 Elantra Touring;... Read more
Chevy Colorado GearOn Edition highlighted at Chicago Auto Show
Chevy has combined the award-winning Colorado with a well-equipped sampling of the GearOn accessory system for an introduction at the Chicago Auto Show this week. GearOn accessories are available for every Colorado vehicle, but this is a get-there-faster combination designed to meet a range of needs without individually specifying... Read more
It’s Back: Ford Raptor will return for 2017 model year
It is almost sadistic to unveil a new 2017 model truck at an early 2015 auto show, but that is exactly what Ford did today — taking the wrappings off the Raptor F-150 which is more than a year a way.  It was smart, too, since other manufacturers have... Read more