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So often, when I write about anything that smacks of heavy-handed regulatory muscle, you Texas sportsmen remind me that the less government involvement in vehicle matters the better.  With that in mind, I think we all need a round of applause for Chrysler, who this week told the National... Read more
The first that most civilians, i.e.those not totally living in the digital world, heard about digital mapping was with reference to Google Earth and its world-wide effort to be everywhere, all the time.  Now, Ford is using similar technology to create tougher, quieter F-Series trucks. Believed to be the... Read more
For years I have asked my Chevy contacts to give me a Suburban for a week so I could do a full ride/drive review.  Alas, there was never one in the regional media fleet, and I suspected that GM wasn’t exactly looking for a green vehicle journalist writing in... Read more
I’m sure it is a coincidence that  for the last three weeks I have been driving Ford F-series trucks. Today I leave for the first drive for journalists on the 2014 Chevy Silverado at Knibbe Ranch near San Antonio, and there will obviously be comparisons made, if not entirely... Read more
About 60 cars, crossovers, and performance SUVs faced judgement by almost as many auto writers and photographers last week at the Texas Motor Speedway; and it was amazing to see how far everyone has come.  In some years past, unfavored vehicles sat in the drive-thru garage all day, looking... Read more
Often stuff happens that isn’t quite major enough to merit a single large story.  Here are some from the past week: GM Foundation gives $100,000 to the American Red Cross On April 20th, GM provided a grant to the Red Cross to aid emergency management officials to help provide... Read more
If your truck hit 500,000 miles, what would you do?  Keep it until the wheels fall off.  Trade it in for a new bigger one?  Or, all of the above. I know what Dudley Thomas of New Braunfels, Texas, did.  He bought his first new truck — a 1995... Read more
If I wrote a post for every recall out there I would be doing nothing else, but when there is one of this magnitude, covering both trucks and cars, I try to keep you informed.  This one is interesting because it shows how much a problem can be created when one supplier... Read more