52 Cars in 52 Weeks part 27: 2014 Buick Regal GS

Buick has cranked up the style in recent years, that’s for sure. The brand is experiencing a minor renaissance thanks to increased success in China, which has led to some Chinese influence in the design as well. Buick isn’t suffering from this Asian fusion, however, and the latest Regal shows off a face and attitude that chart a good course for the brand. I spent some time with the all-wheel drive Regal GS, which aims to add a bit of luxury-sport to the mix as well. Continue reading


Dodge Charger gets Hellcat treatment for 2015

The thing about a good thing, when it comes to cars, is that it’s hard to have too much of it. So when you’ve got a fantastic powerplant like the 6.2 liter supercharged V8 in the new Dodge Challenger Hellcat, you’ve got to spread the love around, right? Surely there are more uses for such an engine than just one muscle car…

You were already looking at the Charger, weren’t you? Continue reading


52 Cars in 52 Weeks part 26: 1989 Winnebago Warrior

Yes, this is a road test of a beat-up old motorhome.

Some weeks, there are automotive tasks that your average car just isn’t up to. This week, a trip to Colorado to help out at an art show in Crested Butte meant that I would be camping in a high school parking lot in the mountains for four days. That’s a bit much to ask even of a spacious do-all like the Ford Transit Connect Wagon, and Project Terranova is still in progress. Fortunately, I was able to borrow a camper.

The vehicle in question? A 1989 Winnebago Warrior. Continue reading