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 [...]
The Abarth may look cute (it is!), but this tight new ride packs real fire-power CASEY WILLIAMS | Auto Reviewer email@example.com “Look at that. Isn’t it cute?” said the lady to her husband as she walks into the sub shop where I’m eating. Yeah, lady, that’s the Fiat Abarth. Real cute — with a bad [...]
The unique looks of car design often take flight from unlikely sources CASEY WILLIAMS | Auto Reviewer firstname.lastname@example.org Earlier this spring, Rolls-Royce sponsored a fashion show in which models wore attire inspired by the company’s motorcars. I showed my partner a photo of one of the women, draped in red fabric, and asked him what [...]
Automakers have entire studios dedicated to coordinating a vehicle’s outfit, from details about the interior trim, to the precise woodgrain pattern. And, of course, exterior paint colors. Some of those hues have names so butch Paul Bunyan would feel like a sissy. But others must have been selected by a team of club queens tweaking [...]
Dodge impresses with both the kick-ass SRT8 and the more modest SXT CASEY WILLIAMS | Auto Reviewer email@example.com Buffalo chicken wings come in shades of spicy that start with just a wake-up call for your taste buds to flaming six-alarm fire. The same could be said for the re-designed 2012 Dodge Charger. There’s no shame [...]
VW’s new GLI gives the baby Benz a run for its money CASEY WILLIAMS | Auto Reviewer ……………….. ’12 JETTA GLI VOLKSWAGEN. 200 horsepower, 2.5 liter Inline-4, 24/32-MPG city/hwy. As-tested price: $23,495. ………………… I was a weird little kid — but not for the reason you’d think. Though Camaros and Celicas were cool, I loved my [...]
If you go into Black Briefs expecting something about underwear, you’ve misinterpreted the “briefs” in the title — not that the company releasing it didn’t want you to make that mistake. Black Briefs wants to be thought of as sexy, though just as much, it’s occasionally just creepy and odd.
It’s apparently pretty unpopular in Navarro County to be Ellis County Observer Publisher Joseph Glen “Joey” Dauben.
A federal appeals court refused Thursday to unseal video recordings of a landmark trial on the constitutionality of California’s same-sex marriage ban but said it needed more time to decide if a lower court judge properly struck down the voter-approved ban.
Last year, in a major cost-cutting initiative, the Dallas Opera trimmed its season from the planned five full-production operas (plus a chamber piece) down to four, one of which was scaled back to a concert version. The upcoming season looks even more spartan, with only three full-scale shows in 2012-13. But beyond that, there’s hope [...]