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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 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
After reviewing the 2013 Toyota Tundra only days ago, I heard about a towing feat that I had to share (if only because it will probably never happen again).  The Toyota Tundra CrewMax, without any special customization, will be towing the Space Shuttle Endeavor to its retirement home, the... Read more
It seems strange, but we’ll take what we get on the 2014 Silverado.  GM seems to have heard our begging and whining for anything on the long-awaited vehicle.  They have not heard our prayers, but did throw us a morsel.   Not much detail, but here is the spy-style video that Chevy has... Read more
In the past, I have invited readers to join me for an on-road auto writer experience. Only one has taken me up on it:  John (Hoppy) Hopkins of Kyle, TX,  joined me for a ride-along in the 2012 F-150 SVT Raptor. I knew it might not be easy. Hoppy’s first... Read more