Hot, young & gay

Posted on 31 May 2013 at 10:00am

What are the happening new rides for young gays? We’ve got the scoop CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com During the Chicago Auto Show, I was invited to help host a group of young, hot, LGBT trendsetters. As they were bubbling about, I listened to the cars about which they were most excited to see [...]

A sip of Civic whine

Posted on 26 Apr 2013 at 9:45am

Naysayers of the ’12 Civic will sing a different tune about the ’13 model CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com Between Consumer Reports failing to bestow its somewhat over-hyped “Recommended” rating upon the re-designed 2012 Honda Civic, and the boo-hooing from the rest of the journalistic flock, you’d think a person would have had to [...]

Embracing the cliché

Posted on 01 Mar 2013 at 8:00am

Queer women love Subarus for good reason, as the ’13 Outback proves Not too big. Not too small. For me, the Subaru Outback is just right. It was the guy at the rental car counter in Denver who first got me hooked on Subarus. I had reserved another category of car (read: cheaper) and the [...]

Down the hatch

Posted on 18 Jan 2013 at 8:15am

Safe and sporty? When you’re dealing with Volvo’s C30, that’s it exactly CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com Volvo is well-known as the nerdy Swedish automaker that makes safe sedans and blitzin’ wagons. But how would it build a sports car? Turns out, much like Mini makes Coopers and Volkswagen makes GTIs: Take a box, [...]

Haul monitor

Posted on 09 Nov 2012 at 12:15pm

You don’t need an aircraft-carrier sized cargo bed to enjoy a roomy, versatile and eye-catching pickup truck CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer It’s hard getting up in the morning, and it is even harder to find an accepting friend to loan you their precious pickup to haul home that fabulous credenza for your home theatre. [...]

Location, location

Posted on 09 Nov 2012 at 11:15am

With so many cars named for places, your ride can be a source of regional pride CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer Did you ever stop to wonder what your car says about where you’re from — or more importantly, from where you’d like to be? Back in the ‘50s, cars named for places were aspirational, with [...]

Liberal or conservative?

Posted on 09 Nov 2012 at 11:00am

Your car can make a political statement — if you know how to look at it CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer Now that all the politicking is over, the time for healing has begun. And that means liberals getting along with conservatives. And we’re not talking about the election. You don’t need an HRC sticker [...]

Pocket rockets

Posted on 09 Nov 2012 at 10:45am

Little doesn’t mean weak, as these powerful compacts can attest   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer It’s not the size of your rocket that counts, but rather how it fits with your pocket. Properly packaged, your favorite ride can flaunt all of the right curves and deliver rapid elation. And the right subject of your [...]

Hell on two wheels

Posted on 09 Nov 2012 at 10:30am

  You can love speed and metal and not have to be into automobiles — and you have a way to explore it this weekend. The Progressive International Motorcycle Show rolls into the Dallas Convention Center this weekend, as part of a 13-city tour that features every imagineable form of two-wheelers: dirt bikes, sportsbikes, cruisers, [...]

Park Place Motorsports debuts

Posted on 09 Nov 2012 at 9:39am

Even folks who consider themselves car enthusiasts probably pale against those who enjoy motorsports — sort of the civilian version of NASCAR, where men and women 18 to 80 race their high-performance vehicles on special-built road courses. But Oak Lawn’s Park Place dealership noticed a lot more people were showing an interest in racing. From [...]