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…

Back then . . . ’79 MGB roadster

Thirty-five years ago, I reviewed in Denver a British-built 1979 MGB roadster, borrowed from Victor Witanski of Foreign & Sports Cars, 1147 Broadway. Excerpts: Is British Leyland really about to stop production of the MG sports car, one of the…

Sound, IDS put ’15 Acura MDX on hot pace

Settled into the driver’s seat, enjoy the wonder of the 12-speaker, fine-tuned surround-sound audio system developed by Grammy award-winning producer Elliot Scheiner. The leather and woodgrain accents are next-best to a concert-hall setting. And, for benefit of those passengers sitting…

Subaru, Jeep lead sales gain in Colo.

  Led by Subaru and Jeep, sales of new cars and trucks in Colorado increased by 7.8 percent. Almost 90,000 (89,833) new cars and trucks had been sold in the state by the end of June, compared with 83,352 at…