Toyota brings TRD Pro trucks to outdoor professionals
Outdoor writers are a tough audience. They drive their trucks and SUVs into places that sportsmen want to read about and experience.  It is their stock in trade.  No wonder Toyota brought the 2015 TRD Pro Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner to the national outdoor writers conference in McAllen, TX... Read more
Another week of huge GM recalls: is your vehicle listed here?
There has to be a better way…or maybe not.   General Motors continues to parcel out recall notices with a new bunch (2.42-million vehicles) today and 2.7-million late last week.  I suspect there is a strategy here since GM has its new first-ever tsar for global quality, a new... Read more
Your Other Wheels: Texas Autowriters name Cars of Texas
It happens every spring. About 50 Texas auto journalists and photographers take to the Texas Motor Speedway to evaluate a nearly equal number of cars and crossover vehicles (and not just a few performance cars) to honor the best in Texas. This year it was an even 49/49 so... Read more
Black Package edition brings stealth vibe to 2014 Ram Heavy Duty trucks
If you want to look dangerous when you are behind the wheel, the people at Ram are making it easy for you.  The Black Package, which was successfully brought to market on the 1500-level pickups, is now available for the 2500 and 3500 level vehicles.  The reason: customer response... Read more
URGENT: GM issues recalls for current Silverado, Sierra and full-size SUVs
What is happening with General Motors? I hate to do negative articles about any single vehicle or supplier, but a thinking person has to question the number of serious recalls that GM has been forced to issue recently. The most important to sportsmen and their families, I suspect, are... Read more
While I am working on a major truck feature for the print version of the April issue of the magazine, this was important enough to require a quick piece to let you know about two recalls that could affect you. In the largest recall in recent years, Graco is... Read more
While there is no formal NHTSA recall as yet, Toyota last week stopped sales and delivery of about 36,000 vehicles already in dealerships.  The affected models include 2013 and 2014 Tundra, Avalon, Sienna and some Camry and Corolla models. The problem, detected by NHTSA’s Korean counterpart, is that material... Read more
Earlier this week in Dallas I had a chance to climb into and around Ford’s 2015 F-150.  My first impression is that this is a worthy successor to the iconic trucks that have preceded it, making the F-150 the best selling vehicle in the country.  I haven’t driven it... Read more