Test Drives

2010 Toyota Yaris

2010 Toyota Yaris

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to impress me; that happened with the 2010 Toyota Yaris. It was the sideview mirrors. I discovered that they not only folded forwarded as most sideview mirrors do but they also folder backward. In other words, they were on an 180 degree axis. Maybe that’s common these days but it […]

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2011 SMS 302 4V Mustang: Attitude, Emotion, & Legacy… Behold SMS Supercars’ latest animal

2011 SMS 302 4V Mustang: Attitude, Emotion, & Legacy… Behold SMS Supercars’ latest animal

In 1983, a legendary race car driver, with a passion for the sport and a great business mind, took his competitive personality from the track and ventured out to start his own auto sport company. Once working with Ford and developing performance packages for their various cars, this legend even made his own supercar, the […]

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2011 Bentley Mulsanne: Battle “Royal”

2011 Bentley Mulsanne: Battle “Royal”

There’s a war going on within the confines of the British borders. Not quite a Civil War, but close.  It seems that two of Great Britain’s premium luxury car brands, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, are locked in a pitched battle for supremacy.  These once cousins are in a feud, and are settling the score by producing […]

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2011 Jaguar XJ takes over Hollywood

2011 Jaguar XJ takes over Hollywood

  Jaguar brilliantly chose the Sunset Marquis, a Hollywood retreat entrenched in rock n’ roll history, to launch the 2011 XJ.  The five acre property, first opened in 1963, just had a $25 million revamp. The iconic Jaguar XJ sedan, launched in 1968 as the Series 1XJ, has gone through a metamorphosis too.   “Jaguar […]

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

[hana-flv-player video=”http://video.automotiverhythms.com/AutoRhythmsFINAL H264_428X241.flv” width=”640″ height=”480″ clicktarget=”_blank” player=”5″ autoplay=”true” autorewind=”true” skin=”mejs-wmp” /] 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet After test driving the 2011 Mercedes E350 and E550 Cabriolet, many of the attributes of the 90s E-Class Cabs are present, with serious updates on luxury, performance, handling and safety. The new Cabriolets are not only stunning in design, and […]

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The Shelby G.T.500CR

The Shelby G.T.500CR

[hana-flv-player video=”http://video.automotiverhythms.com/Shelby GT500CR by Classic Recreations.flv” width=”640″ height=”480″ clicktarget=”_blank” player=”5″ autoplay=”true” autorewind=”true” skin=”mejs-wmp” /] The Shelby G.T.500CR The Shelby G.T.500CR is sure to raise your pulse with its 545 horsepower and classic looks with the modern reliability of a fuel injected car. Each Shelby G.T.500CR is hand built in a state of the art facility […]

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2010 Tesla Roadster Sport: To the Batcave!

2010 Tesla Roadster Sport: To the Batcave!

During a recent visit to New York, I was called by the sales manager for Tesla Motor’s new retail operation in Manhattan, Michael Sexton, who invited me to drive the all-electric Tesla Roadster.  Now, I had previously driven the concept Model S on a special indoor course at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.  […]

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