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TAWA announces 2017 Texas Truck Rodeo winners

The 2018 Ford F150 was named the 2018 Truck of Texas by The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) following the Texas Truck Rodeo in Dripping Springs, Texas.

75 journalists evaluated and voted on the best in class vehicles in 21… (more)

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2017 Nissan Pathfinder: on the right path!

Nissan invites us to find a new path with their revamped 2017 Pathfinder.  The Pathfinder’s bold new look starts with the new front end, which begs for adventure.  If you are in the Dallas area, and in the… (more)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Five New Things Worth the Wait!

 We’ve been awaiting the first drive of the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado and just found it was worth the wait! Climbing into the saddle of GM’s updated light-duty trucks at the Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch, Texas, we discovered… (more)
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Snow-fighters keep roads clear and save lives

Snow and ice affect more than 70 percent of the U.S. population, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Each winter the average driver in these areas will see more than five inches of snow on the roads. And when the… (more)
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From the Ranch to the Opera: The Ford F-150 Limited

  When I think of a truck, I think utility, power and raw practicality. No funny business, no bells, no whistles. A work horse that serves one purpose: function. How wrong I have been.  The Ford F-150 Limited is… (more)
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What Your Car Says About Your Personality

It’s no secret that the kind of car you choose says a lot about your personality. But what is it saying, exactly? Does driving a luxury sedan tell the world that you’re a snob? Does your predilection for driving the… (more)

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Rave Reviews for the Ram

When you read an article about a new car, do you ever wonder who drives those cars before they even reach the dealer’s showroom. How do the writers know so much about the vehicles you have never even seen?  … (more)
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Touring Nashville in a Powerful 2013 Ram 1500 Truck

What a thrill it was to tour the beautiful state of Tennessee last week, with special emphasis on spending several days in Nashville behind the wheel of the boldly beautiful new 2013 Ram 1500. While this rugged pickup is still… (more)
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I Love Love Love the Flex!

I'm a child of the 70s. It was a time of adventure, spontaneous exploration and big cars. When I got a call from Ford to review the 2013 Ford Flex, I began to have flashbacks and groovy feelings. When the (more)