Archive for October, 2010

First Drive: BMW Xdrive35d

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

2010 BMW X5 xDrive35d
Another European Diesel SUV? Hardly.

BMW Diesel SUV

Germans must think that American truck designers sit inside a Wal-Mart every morning, deciding over an Egg McMuffin that of the millions of customer requests, they’re going to make some sort of exhaust brake, integrated trailer brake and six-speed automatic transmissions standard. Don’t forget to employ circa Y2K European after-treatment technology, too. Redemption is sweet and we’ve finally prepared our comeback shall it arise in any future debates on historical automotive design.

New and Hot!

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Diners, Drive-ins, Dives and Diesels

Food Channel celebrity chef Guy Fieri is usually seen behind the wheel of a Camaro on his hit show, Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Truth be told, though, he’s actually a diesel enthusiast. Here’s he showing off his customized Kodiak, which features a spiced-up interior, lifted suspension, custom rims (not duallys) and a modified Duramax, juiced up with an aftermarket computer chip. He likes to use it for family RV outings, but asked what he hauls, he had a one-word reply: “ass.”


Readers’ Rides

Monday, October 4th, 2010

American Dream
Travis Newhart submitted photos of his ’04 F-350 all the way from Iraq. The staff sergeant in the United States Air Force wanted to show off the truck he calls “American Dream.” Travis worked with a company out of Madison, Ohio, to design the custom graphics running down the sides of the Ford, making it a one-of-a-kind scheme honoring the country he serves.