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…

’14 Stingray shows 7-speed manual, rev match

  I was there (in Detroit) in January 2013 when General Motors unveiled “the new Vette.” Nineteen months later, I’ve driven it. To drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe is damned exciting; that’s an understatement, particularly for the fact the…

’15 Lexus RX350 long a party favorite

Through the past 15 years, in discussing the Lexus RX sport ute, it’s been interesting to me that no one ever says anything uncomplimentary about it. I drove a 2015 RX350, finished in “fire agate pearl” (metallic brown) color, way…

Cushy ’15 Kia K900 takes aim at S550, A8

I walked into the Colorado Convention Center one evening 3 ½ months ago, opening night of the Denver Auto Show, and far to my left, beyond the spacious Chevrolet display, was a long, sleek-looking sedan with a Jaguar-like grille. It…