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…

Back then . . . ‘80 Oldsmobile Omega Coupe

Thirty-five years ago this month, when the movement to front-wheel-drive cars was beginning to really roll in Colorado, I reviewed in Denver the 1980 Oldsmobile Omega Brougham Coupe. Here are some excerpts from that column: Oldsmobile, builder of the longtime…

Volkswagen CC detours to bike path

Riders on bike brands such as Trek, Specialized, Giant, Felt and others rolled into Wiggins Sunday morning, concluding the three-day Pedal the Plains in northeastern Colorado. My ride was the 2014 Volkswagen CC R-Line, a sleek, low-slung midsize sport sedan….

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…

Honda’s 2015 subcompact is excellent Fit

The little Honda Fit was a standout among the Lincolns and Audis and Chryslers on Sunday evening at Shanahan’s Steakhouse in southeast Denver. Standout for the fact it was finished in mystic yellow, brighter than the others, and, also, it…

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 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…

Supercharge guides Audi S4 to lofty level

Grip the small, flat-bottom sport steering wheel, push down the accelerator pedal and feel the immediate surge of power in the 2014 Audi S4 quattro. Audi has replaced the S4’s former V-8 engine with a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6, mated to…

Back then . . . 1994, Elway’s Dodge Viper

      Twenty years ago this summer, in 1994, I interviewed John Elway regarding his Dodge Viper, one of 189 numbered models of the original Viper. Excerpts: John Elway, owner of the ultimate performance car – a rare Dodge…

Plan to use C-Max to see Todd falls flat

A Sunday test of the 2014 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in would have been perfect – a drive to Coors Field in Denver for the Colorado Rockies’ retirement of Todd Helton’s No. 17 jersey. A flat tire, though, threw a wrench…