Wrangler Rubicon sparks Jeep sales

Wrangler Rubicon sparks Jeep sales

I was crawling over a snow-covered trail in a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock the same day the final 2014 U.S. car/truck sales results were announced from Detroit. Jeep showed the largest sales jump among all makes in the…

Greeley’s Ehrlich is Time dealer

Greeley’s Ehrlich is Time dealer

Scott Ehrlich, whose family ties to the automotive business in northern Colorado go back almost 70 years, is in San Francisco this week to receive the Colorado Time Dealer of the Year award for 2015. Ehrlich operates Toyota, Nissan and…

Sweeney lands “Deal” at RMAP party

Sweeney lands “Deal” at RMAP party

“What a deal,” said an exuberant Bob Sweeney when his name was drawn as recipient of a copy of the just-published Colorado Automobile Dealers Association’s 100th anniversary history book. The 336-page, coffee-table-type book, “The 100-Year Deal,” was handed to Sweeney…

CADA opens book; tiger recalls ‘60s

CADA opens book; tiger recalls ‘60s

A “tiger-striped” jacket from a Pontiac promotion of years ago attracted “sideshow” attention at the annual meeting recently of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association. It was CADA’s 100th Anniversary Gala at the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel in the…

Fusion gets 1.5 turbo; ped safety explored

Fusion gets 1.5 turbo; ped safety explored

We’ve moved fully into the new model year, with 2015 cars and trucks all over the showrooms. Yet, delivered recently to me was a 2014 Ford Fusion SE, and I was glad to get it, for two reasons: In order…

’15 Mazda3 makes time for book meeting

’15 Mazda3 makes time for book meeting

The sharp-looking little compact, a 2015 model, got me to Denver on time early last week for a final meeting of the book committee before the volume’s delivery to the printer. The car is the Mazda3 five-door hatchback; the book…

Ford, YMCA gather costumes for kids

Ford, YMCA gather costumes for kids

Five Denver-area Ford stores and several YMCA locations are accepting new and gently used Halloween costumes for kids in need. Costumes for Kids, the Halloween drive, provided more than 150 costumes in the initial launch of the program last October…

Owen Faricy dies; onetime Nash dealer

Owen Faricy dies; onetime Nash dealer

Owen Faricy of Colorado Springs, an award-winning Nash dealer in Pueblo almost 70 years ago, died Saturday, Sept. 13. He would have been 93 next month. Owen Faricy, born and reared at Florence, went to work for Jackson Chevrolet in…

Memorable moments with Dodge

Memorable moments with Dodge

While Dodge celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, I look over the list of hundreds of new cars and trucks I’ve reviewed since the ‘70s and find that 80 have been of the Dodge brand. The first was the little…

Dodge celebrates 100th anniversary

Dodge celebrates 100th anniversary

Dodge this summer is observing its 100th anniversary as an American car company. Henry Ford provided the means for two Dodge brothers to eventually form their own automobile company, 100 years ago. To lead off an historical look at the…