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 Nissan Titan XD Turbodiesel V8 is the Truck of Texas
It isn’t in the dealer showrooms yet and I can’t share my driving impressions until November 15th, but the Truck of Texas this year, as voted by the Texas Auto Writers Association, is Nissan’s all-new pickup, the Titan XD Turbodiesel V8 with a 5.0L Cummins engine.  The engine, with... Read more
2016 Toyota Tacoma is game changer
It is not often that I am given to superlatives.  I drive hundreds of vehicles every year and it is easy to become jaded.  In this kind of job, you grow quickly skeptical of the manufacturers’ hype and know when you are being snowed. That said, I was impressed... Read more
Toyota Texas Bass Classic spotlights commitment to sport fishing and the state
It costs a professional angler anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 to participate in a year of professional bass angling. That’s a big number by anyone’s reckoning, and whether you win the big tournaments or not, it takes you away from home for about one-third of the year. No matter... Read more
2016 F-150 offers Pro Trailer Backup Assist System
No matter how often you do it, backing up your pickup to connect with a boat trailer is no fun. Ford recognizes that and, for the 2016 F-150 they are going to offer a backup system that allows you to steer your trailer by turning a knob left or... Read more
Ford F-150 is Truck of the Year at North American International Auto Show
At about 7 a.m. today, the highly-coveted award for North American International Auto Show Truck of the Year went to the all-new F-150 this morning, with the Volkswagen Golf and Golf TDI taking home the car honors. U.S. and Canadian jurors judge both the truck and car awards on... Read more
First Drive: 2015 Ford F-150
Last week, I drove the the new Ford F-150 pickup at the media launch, and I’ve got to say that this half-ton which will step into the #1 vehicle spot in the nation is more than just a worthy successor. It is a real game changer. For starters, let’s... Read more
First drive: 2015 Ford Super Duty trucks
When a manufacturer like Ford brings out a substantially new group of heavy duty pickup trucks, you can be sure in advance that they will be put through their paces and compared with the competition in a virtual roundup of driving activities.  Earlier this week in a rugged part... Read more