Jag visits Broadmoor as 7 gain auto fame

Jag visits Broadmoor as 7 gain auto fame

The 120-mile drive for Jan and me in the Jaguar F-Pace S, the one with Caraway Windsor leather seats and powered by both turbo and supercharging, was fairly impressive, yet only a prelude to the wonderful late-May event at the…

Lincoln marks 100 with Ford

Lincoln marks 100 with Ford

Henry Ford, who bought the Lincoln car company 100 years ago from inventor and engineer Henry Leland, used it to create a luxury division of large, garish exteriors, lavish interiors, powerful engines, yet sales in many years failed to meet…

F-Series, Camry, RAV4 top sales in ‘21

F-Series, Camry, RAV4 top sales in ‘21

By Bud Wells Ford F-Series, Toyota Camry and RAV4 maintained their customary positions atop the sales charts for U.S. light-vehicle trucks, cars and SUV/crossovers for the year 2021. A serious computer chip shortage, added to the Covid-19 pandemic’s second year,…

Bud’s 2,500th review – ‘Merry Christmas’

Bud’s 2,500th review – ‘Merry Christmas’

“Merry Christmas” I shout out from the open window of the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. It is a special time for me, as the Grand Wagoneer is the 2,500th car or truck I’ve reviewed over the past 44 years –…

Colo. Auto Hall of Fame induction

Colo. Auto Hall of Fame induction

More than 600 persons gathered beneath a large tent on an evening in mid-September 2021 on the grounds of the Elitch Gardens to celebrate the induction of the inaugural class for the Colorado Automotive Hall of Fame. The 12th annual…

70 car reviews, from $19k to $394k

70 car reviews, from $19k to $394k

Two extraordinary, ultraluxury automobiles skewed my compilation of average price for all cars I drove and tested in the year 2020. Those two – Rolls-Royce’s first-ever SUV at $394,275 and the super-sport McLaren 570 Spider at $233,780 – lifted the…

Camry, RAV4, F-series 2020 sales winners

Camry, RAV4, F-series 2020 sales winners

Toyota Camry and RAV4 and the Ford F-series continued their ride atop new light-vehicle sales in the U.S. in 2020, a year in which slowdowns and shutdowns for the coronavirus pandemic reduced totals by 15 percent. Consumers continued the switch…

Cadillac narrows sedans to CT4, CT5

Cadillac narrows sedans to CT4, CT5

A fun drive it is, regarding the all-new entry-level sedan from Cadillac – the 2020 CT4, replacing the discontinued ATS in the luxury lineup. A 310-horsepower, 2.7-liter turbocharged V-6 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission boosts considerably the performance…

Stapp pins hopes on solar, hail reduction

Stapp pins hopes on solar, hail reduction

With a noontime ribbon-cutting, Stapp Interstate Toyota showed off its iPOWER/VPS Solar Integrated Hail Canopies, one of the first of its kind in the country. What a sight it is – 53,000 square feet of hail-shielding fabric and solar panels…

Elway dealerships’ Christmas party

Elway dealerships’ Christmas party

My occasional contacts in recent years with John Elway and his dealerships have been based mostly on automotive news, of course. That tie continued on a Saturday night when Jan and I drove into Denver to the Sheraton Hotel downtown…