Nearly forgotten: the Toyota Venza

I like to think of myself as enough of a gearhead to remember about 90 to 95 percent, at least, of the new cars out on the market and be able to identify them. In the early 200s, when the lookalike, bland styling of the 1990s was still with us, I could distinguish a Chevy … Continue reading

The MINI Cooper Coupe: a MINI with a nice hat

Judging from the comments I’ve seen on Autoblog, Jalopnik, and The Truth About Cars I’m one of about five people on the entire Internet that actually likes how the MINI Coupe looks. The biggest complaint is that it’s just flat out ugly. Jalopnik goes so far as to say that it’s the “most frat-boy looking … Continue reading

Guts, Glory, Meh

When I saw this commercial the other day, I wondered up until the 11 second mark who was running this commercial. Then I saw the ram head logo and all my questions were answered. Well, except for one: Why use a printing press to advertise a pickup truck? I still haven’t found an answer to … Continue reading

Seen in Savannah: Saturn Astra

This quarter––SCAD does class blocks in 10 week quarters rather than semesters––I’ve taken to walking to my 8 o’clock a.m. class. It’s probably about a mile or mile and a half, but at 7 in the morning it’s still fairly cool, even if it’s possible to feel the humidity sticking to my skin at that … Continue reading