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The GIBBS Quadski, touted by its maker as the “world’s first high speed amphibian” will go on sale in the U.S. in November with the extra oomph of being built in Michigan by some real job creators.  The frosting on the cake:  Texas is one of the states that... Read more
No photos yet, but GM has confirmed that they will be taking the wraps off the long-awaited light-duty trucks on December 13-14, when auto journalists will be in Detroit for an annual line review. Exact dates for showroom deliveries may be announced at the same time, but are more... Read more
Chrysler has again proven that it has the potential to be a giant killer when it comes to the Ram brand. More than 50 automotive journalists — members of the Texas Auto Writers Association — recognized the 2013 Ram 1500 pickup truck as Truck of Texas.  This is the second... Read more
It’s that time again.  Next week, more than 50 automotive journalists who specialize in trucks and SUVs will be getting together with 17 manufacturers at the Knibbe century ranch near San Antonio to evaluate the vehicles that manufacturers consider their most competitive.  There, they will  name the Truck of... Read more
It seems like only yesterday (in fact, it was only a couple days ago) that I reported that the latest wave of recalls seemed larger than usual, driven by the Honda CR-V action for a window switch that might cause fires. This new worldwide Toyota seems to be for a... Read more
It’s not Halloween Hoodoo, but it might as well be when it comes to the most recent batch of vehicle recalls posted by the NHTSA, and some of them are very serious.  Here is a list, but I do encourage you to go to NHTSA.gov regularly to check the... Read more
 It has often been said that SEMA, the Las Vegas aftermarket event, is the biggest automotive toybox anywhere, and it is primarily a marketplace for customization, pieces, parts and anything else that can be installed after the vehicle has left the factory.  It is also a showcase for personalized trucks... Read more
As vehicle manufacturers decide whether mid-size or compact pickup trucks dilute their full-size truck sales, companies like Toyota and Nissan enjoy some exclusivity in this segment.  Both of these companies — especially Toyota — are filling this market niche very effectively with trucks that are both road and off-road... Read more