2016 VW Passat

2016 Volkswagen Passat:  Solid safety, great performance

I’ve long been a fan of Volkswagen products.  For many decades, they’ve been big on safety and reliability, and fun to drive.  Think Rabbit, Golf, GTI, CC, and R32.  But they also offer a good value when it comes to…

2015 Mazda MX5 with Brian Armstead

Around the Block: 2015 Mazda MX-5

The Backstory Everyone has a “Bucket List.” It’s something you must do or accomplish before you kick the proverbial “bucket.” I’ve got a few items on my list, and some I’d like to accomplish but never thought I could. What…

2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed

2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed: Autobahn Worthy

It was a scene I did not expect, but should have given the prodigious performance of the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed. 

2013 Range Rover

2013 Range Rover: Black Tie or Backroad?

It’s not everyday that you take a vehicle with a base price of about $84,000 and slog it through mud, crawl across rocks, or ford streams up to three feet deep (thanks to higher placement of air intakes and critical…

2013 Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport: The Ultimate Experience

I’ve driven some really great cars in my lifetime.  Ferraris, Bentleys, Porsches, Mercedes – you name it, and chances are I’ve driven it.  That’s the life of an Automotive Journalist. But my head is still spinning and my heart is…

2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed: Raising the Performance Bar

The names from the stable created by Bentley founder Walter Owen Bentley are legendary: MkVI, R-Type & T-Type, Continental S1&S2, Mulsanne, and Arnage. Fine coach-built chariots for those desiring speed, luxury and exclusivity. Since 1919, and through several changes in…