Camaro celebrates 50th in Detroit cruise

Camaro celebrates 50th in Detroit cruise

Fifty years to the month after the Camaro was revealed to the public, Chevrolet will commemorate the muscle car’s 50th anniversary celebration during the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit. Celebration and tours of the Lansing Grand River plant in Lansing,…

Carey homestead revisited

Carey homestead revisited

A 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen carried Kim Parker, Jan and me 105 miles last Saturday morning, June 18, to the wide-open plains of northwestern Logan County for a 100th anniversary celebration of the Carey Homestead. The event, hosted by Don…

Lloyd Chavez, of Burt Chevrolet fame, dies

Lloyd Chavez, of Burt Chevrolet fame, dies

By Bud Wells Lloyd Chavez, 88, who rose from humble beginnings to head the Burt automotive empire in Denver which became the largest Hispanic-owned business in the country, died on Thursday, May 26. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m….

Pacifica freshness revives minivan push

Pacifica freshness revives minivan push

After 14 million sales in 30 years, why change the name of your minivan? In order to ask that of Chrysler, Jan and I drove 1,300 miles, in a Fiat, to the luxurious Pelican Hill Resort at Newport Beach, Calif.,…

The 2016 Denver Auto Show at a glance

The 2016 Denver Auto Show at a glance

The glamour of more than 500 new cars and trucks attracted large crowds to the Colorado Convention Center March 16-20 for the annual Denver Auto Show. Earning special recognition in voting by members of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press the…

Nissan tracks Winter Warriors

Nissan tracks Winter Warriors

Among the more unusual attractions at the 2016 Denver Auto Show were the Nissan Winter Warrior track vehicles. Nissan created Winter Warriors by replacing wheels and tires of the Rogue, Murano and Pathfinder crossovers with heavy-duty snow tracks. The 15-inch-wide…

Alternative-fuel vehicles slip 13%

Alternative-fuel vehicles slip 13%

Overall sales of alternative-fueled vehicles in the U.S. in 2015 slipped by 13 percent, to 654,442 from 751,613 in 2014. The bright spot in the alternative-fueled field was the total sales of battery-electric models, which increased 6.6 percent for the…

Penkhus named Colorado Time Dealer

Penkhus named Colorado Time Dealer

Bob Penkhus, president of three dealerships in Colorado Springs featuring brands Volvo, Mazda, Volkswagen and Mitsubishi, has been nominated for the 2016 Time Dealer of the Year award. He’ll be honored, along with 50 other dealers from around the country,…

’16 Maxima shines in Tabernash setting

’16 Maxima shines in Tabernash setting

Sun’s rays filtering through low-hanging clouds high in the Colorado Rockies added luster to the “coulis red” finish on the 2016 Nissan Maxima, one of the most beautiful sedans introduced for the coming model year. The Maxima, featuring a “floating…

’15 Chrysler 300S cruises to Gunnison

’15 Chrysler 300S cruises to Gunnison

  Descending the west side of Monarch Pass on U.S. 50 toward Gunnison, I locked the transmission in 3rd gear for more controlled slowdown in the 2015 Chrysler 300S, braking only occasionally in a tight line of seven cars and…