Chiberia Rising, in Pictures: Man, Last Night's Blizzard Sure Did Suck

So, Chicago got somewhere around 16 inches of snow last night. Plows were forced to stay on major arteries all night, with orders to plow side streets only after the snow had stopped. Most side streets, as of this moment (11:08 a.m.) are still untouched, leaving drivers to contend with the shin-deep powder standing… » 2/02/15 12:03pm 2/02/15 12:03pm

Can the 2015 Toyota Sienna XLE Function as a Poor Man's Maybach?

A select few outlets were recently sent to California to test-drive the all-new Mercedes-Maybach S600, a luxury car for the driven, not the driver. We were not one of those select few; but that didn't mean we couldn't make our own quasi-limo experience. Thus, with your author playing the role of Mr. Fancypants, and… » 1/23/15 12:34pm 1/23/15 12:34pm

The 2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S: This Second. In This Car.

David Merline, former Managing Editor at MPH, currently my coworker at Web2Carz, penned the most resplendent review I've read in a while. I like it so much, in fact, that I've posted it here, even though Patrick George penned his own F-Type missive just a day or two ago. » 9/12/14 1:07pm 9/12/14 1:07pm

Hot Laps Around PIR in the 707-Horsepower Hellcat

I was on the first wave of the media drive for the 2015 Dodge Challenger, which included some seat time in the 707-horsepower Hellcat. I can't talk about driving impressions until Tuesday, but I can share some video that I shot for my job at » 7/17/14 4:51pm 7/17/14 4:51pm

The Range Rover Evoque Isn't Just a Mall-Crawler

Every so often, I'll grab my good friend Jeremy Cliff (who's appeared on Jalopnik at least once in the past), and we'll snap some pictures of a car that I'm reviewing for Web2Carz. This past week, we took a Range Rover Evoque to a local quasi-off-road area to see if we could have any fun with it. Spoiler Alert: We did. » 7/03/14 11:08am 7/03/14 11:08am

The Coolest Details of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG is the marque's flagship, the vehicle that every other car aspires to be. Its exterior lines have been given an elegant smoothing-over in the face of the previous generation's explicit flared-fender aggression. But, as we learned with the 2014 Porsche Cayman S, the devil's in the… » 6/20/14 4:20pm 6/20/14 4:20pm

Exemplified Entitlement: Spa Parking, Ep. 1

The office, which is located in the heart of hoity-toity Highland Park, Illinois, shares a parking lot with a spa. This allows me a glimpse into the life of some of the most annoying, entitled folks on the planet — people that have the time to go to the spa on a weekday. » 6/17/14 11:35am 6/17/14 11:35am

Bang For Your Buck: Kia Optima SX Turbo

It's no surprise that buyers often compare both new and used cars. For a given price point, the market for potential cars explodes once you start looking away from new cars alone. Yes, you might give up the warranty, but if you're looking for something unique, used cars provide a good value … provided you pick the… » 6/16/14 2:21pm 6/16/14 2:21pm

The Coolest Details of the 2014 Porsche Cayman S

When you're looking at it across a parking lot, the 2014 Porsche Cayman S is a lovely creature. All the bulk isn't shoved to the rear, as it is with a 911; instead, it's a well-proportioned silhouette that looks fast, if nothing else. But some of its neatest qualities aren't easy to spot from 50 feet away. Instead, we… » 6/09/14 5:25pm 6/09/14 5:25pm

In Search of an Epic Driving Road in an Epic GT Car

I wrote this for my job as a Staff Writer at Web2Carz. I liked it, so I'm posting it below. There's also a photo gallery of the road trip, shot by automotive photographer Jeremy Cliff, but you'll have to go to the site to see that. » 6/06/14 4:29pm 6/06/14 4:29pm