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DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth

My husband and I are both car writers, so we like to ogle new models at every opportunity. That’s why we attended a preview reception the night before the DFW Auto Show opened at the Fort Worth Convention Center this… (more)

2015 Mustang Gives Us a Faster Horse

I’ve loved Ford’s Mustangs since I was very young, or since the 1964 Mustang first dazzled all of us with its beauty, speed and best of all, affordability. Here was a performance car that ordinary people could buy! I recently… (more)

The driving concept of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax is value

When Chevrolet launched the Trax for 2015, the mini-compact crossover category was just beginning to catch hold. Based on the Chevrolet Sonic platform similar to the Buick Encore,the Chevrolet Trax was 20 inches shorter than Chevrolet’s conventionally compact Equinox. Chevrolet’s… (more)

Tacoma Adventures

I have spent a lot of time the past month either looking at, driving, or talking about the 2016 Toyota Tacoma mid-sized pickup truck. My immersion in all things Tacoma, Toyota’s award-winning truck that’s made in a San Antonio plant,… (more)

Driving Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado in California

I recently drove new models of the Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado (along with some SUVs like the Equinox, Suburban and Tahoe) in and around the picturesque village of Solvang, not far from Santa Barbara, California.   Hearing about Chevrolet trucks… (more)

The most important Rodeo on Wheels

Each fall for the past 25 years, The Texas Automotive Writers have held a Texas-style rodeo where dozens of vehicles compete for the most important awards in the truck industry. For the past five years, the event was held at… (more)

Texas Auto Writers Choose Titan XD as 2015 Truck of Texas

Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) named the 2016 Nissan Titan XD the 2015 Truck of Texas, marking the first time for a Nissan truck to win the prestigious title.  The Nissan Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel and Aisin powering… (more)

Two ducks and a truck

Would a duck cross the road to get a chance to see the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma?  Actually, several ducks jumped out of a pond and waddled across a Houston park toward the  2016 Toyota Tacoma  to… (more)

Elegant Acura ILX Exceeds Expectations

The 2016 Acura ILX is a very classy, high performing sedan, and it looks great too.My test model gleamed in Crystal Pearl with an ebony interior, and featured such special luxury touches as a power moon roof with tilt features,… (more)

Ford Mustang more popular than any Super Hero

 Mustang is more popular than Superman or Batman “Mustang” is the 16th most common password on the Internet according to a recent study by SplashData, besting both “superman” in 21st place and “batman” in 24th  Mustang is the… (more)

Hondas Are a Good Fit for Texans

You see a lot of Honda vehicles on Texas roads. My 20-something son has owned Honda Civics since he was a teenager, and even when I tried to talk him into other brands, he obstinately refused to drive anything else.… (more)

Why Santa brought me a 2015 Mustang GT

I was a good girl. I didn’t get any parking tickets, No speeding tickets. Remembered to renew my license. My state inspection is current. So Santa brought me a  2015 Mustang my first car of the new year… (more)

New Nissan Titan XD Uses Cummins diesel engine

Some members of the Texas Auto Writers recently toured the Cummins Engine Plant in Columbus, Indiana, a city of 40,000+, at the request of Nissan’s Steve Parrett. The plant is gearing up to make the new Turbo Diesel Engine that… (more)

Proud to be an American driving a 2015 Dodge Charger SXT

I got a different kind of charge with a 2015 Dodge Charger SXT My car was stolen recently. It was the first time in my life I had a car stolen. I did not understand the whole process until I… (more)

Revisit the Past at Road America Race Track

I enjoyed visiting Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin last week, a town midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay with less than 1,000 people.  While it may be small, this town is filled with so many great restaurants, lovely scenery and nice… (more)