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Everyone-loves-the-2015-Mazda6-

Everyone loves the 2015 Mazda6 - - "Soul Red and Black Leather." That's what it said on the Monroney sticker for the 2015 Mazda Mazda6 that I test drove this summer when the National Football League was still considered respectable. The red/black combo describes the exterior and interior color scheme, but what really describes the Mazda6 is a word like stylish. And a word like sporty. And ...


Myth-busting-gay-car-stereotypes

Myth-busting gay car stereotypes - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Every person on Earth—no matter what race, religion, color, or sexual orientation—suffers from the injustice of stereotypes. As a gay man and a car enthusiast, I noticed that the stereotypes about homosexuals don't stop with how we dress and sound, but also what we drive. I decided to take action and find out if there is any truth in the ...


Auto-news-Porsches-protections-gay-designer-on-Motor-City

Auto news: Porsche's protections; gay designer on 'Motor City' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Porsche's protections; gay designer on 'Motor City' —Porsche's protections: Porsche has new protections and benefits for its lesbian and gay employees, according to Gaywheels.com. The new and expanded workplace policy extends spousal benefits to same-sex couples. However, the company's policy does not yet cover gender-reassignment surgery or associated medical treatments. —Cross' accident: The parents of Illinois state Rep. Tom Cross ...


Center-MINIs-wedding-contest-in-final-round

Center, MINI's wedding contest in final round - Center on Halsted and MINI of Chicago are presenting the Biggest MINI Wedding Ever. This celebration to kick off pride month and celebrate the passage of marriage equality in Illinois will provide two couples with an all-expenses-paid wedding on the evening of May 31 into June 1. After an extended entry period, the final round of the competition commenced April ...


VEHICLE-REVIEW-2014-Toyota-Tundra-Bred-by-Uncle-Sam

VEHICLE REVIEW 2014 Toyota Tundra: Bred by Uncle Sam - Toyota has endured sorted success with its full-size pickups. The T100 was nice, but underwhelming. Same was true of the first-generation, not-quite-butch-enough Tundra. By gen-3, Toyota had constructed a new plant in Princeton, IN to assemble its full-girth full-size truck. It later moved to a gleaming new plant in San Antonio, TX, where the 2014 fourth-generation pickup, the first major ...


Fields-Auto-Group-moving-to-Glenview-other-auto-news

Fields Auto Group moving to Glenview, other auto news - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Fields Auto Group of Glencoe has moved its Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM dealership in Northfield to the "Glen" in Glenview. The new location, at 2800 Patriot Blvd. in Glenview, will be one of the largest Chrysler, Jeep,Dodge, RAM dealerships in Chicagoland. Among the new features in the new 43,000-square-foot facility are: —A larger showroom for optimum vehicle purchasing and to ...


Chevrolet-provides-a-gay-night-out-at-the-auto-show

Chevrolet provides a gay night out at the auto show - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Chevrolet and GM Diversity Communications hosted an evening for local LGBT community members. Guests were treated to an evening of food, drink and vehicles, co-hosted by leading LGBT automotive journalists Aaron Bragman ( Cars.com ) and Steven Ewing ( Autoblog.com ). The evening began hors d'oeuvres and open bar at a private exhibit in the Near West side that features ...


Chicago-Auto-Show-in-town-Charity-scores

Chicago Auto Show in town; 'Charity' scores - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The 106th edition of the Chicago Auto Show is currently running at McCormick Place through Feb. 17. [Photo gallery at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/photospreadthumbs.php?APUB=wct&ADATE=2014-02-11&AGALLERY=AutoShowClark .} Nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display in addition hundreds of interactive, aftermarket, accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles, antique and collector cars. The Chicago Auto Show also features several indoor test tracks and ...


2014-Land-Rover-LR4-scoffs-at-snow

2014 Land Rover LR4 scoffs at snow - VEHICLE REVIEW Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A winter storm is predicted. Oh, the hysteria. How many inches? Eight? And ice too? Then comes the mass assault on biscuits and gravy, schools close days in advance, and everybody scurries home from work. And, me, when this occurred recently? I laughed, turned on my heel, and casually returned to my office. I had a Land Rover LR4 in ...


Windy-City-Limousine-backs-LGBT-community

Windy City Limousine backs LGBT community - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - His career as a limousine driver lasted all of one day. "I was the worst [driver], ever. I quickly discovered that I was and am much better on the other end of the business. I was terrible," behind the wheel, George Jacobs said, laughing. It was 1980 or 1981, Jacobs said, and he owned a car and admittedly "thought I ...


2014-Corvette-Stingray-leaves-enthusiasts-breathless

2014 Corvette Stingray leaves enthusiasts breathless - VEHICLE REVIEW Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It's a joy watching the looks on Corvette enthusiasts' faces as the next chapter in a revered history washes over them. Books will be written. Collections will be joined. Races will be won. Fantasies will be fulfilled. Ask any journalist what they thought of the seventh-generation ( C7 ) 2014 Corvette during its Detroit Auto Show premiere last January: they'll ...


Muscle-car-event-takes-over-convention-center

Muscle-car event takes over convention center - The Fifth Annual Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals—the world's largest all indoor specialty event devoted to such vehicles—took place Nov. 23-24 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Along with the title items ( of which there were more than 500 ), the event featured muscle bikes; an appearance from American Idol finalist Haley Reinhart; family activities; and a raffle ...


2014-GMC-Sierra-glamorous

2014 GMC Sierra: glamorous - VEHICLE REVIEW Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Trucks aren't meant to be glamorous. Sure, they'll pull a fabulous vintage Airstream trailer, put a wooden Chris Craft boat into crystal water, or carry home that mid-century credenza, but any truck worth its fully-boxed frame can also haul a bed load of dirt, plow through snow, and charge through muddy fields. I guess we'd call that versatile. Whatever your ...


Chicago-Auto-Show-has-revamped-website

Chicago Auto Show has revamped website - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Chicago Auto Show launched a completely redesigned website in anticipation of the 106th edition of the nation's largest auto show next year. Key features of ChicagoAutoShow.com include: —About the Show: includes directions, show dates and times, interactive displays, special guest appearances and more; —First Look for Charity: the online home for the show's signature charity fundraiser, visitors can learn ...


Roscoes-in-Red-Bull-Flugtag

Roscoe's in Red Bull Flugtag - Red Bull Flugtag—an exhibition of the world's wildest human-powered flying machines—will take place in Burnham Park, 3901 S. Lake Shore Dr., on Saturday, Sept. 21. Flights are 1-4 p.m. Thirty-one teams will launch homemade aircrafts from a 30-foot flight deck over Lake Michigan in an attempt to achieve the age-old dream of human-powered flight. The crew from Boystown nightspot Roscoe's ...


MOMBIAN-Baby-I-can-drive-your-car

MOMBIAN Baby, I can drive your car - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet" goes the old ad jingle. I therefore felt rather all-American on a recent trip to the Pacific Northwest to test drive the Chevy Volt as part of the iconic brand's outreach to the LGBT community. Chevy's parent company, General Motors, has been marketing to the LGBT community for nearly 20 years. GM's Saturn ...


Lambda-Car-Club-hosts-invitational

Lambda Car Club hosts invitational - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Lambda Car Club Lake Michigan chapter hosted a Grand Invitational July 17-21 in the Chicago area. Fans of classic cars were able to see them on full display at the Holiday Inn in Countryside. See www.2013chicago.com/ . Photos by Hal Baim ...


Lambda-Car-Club-in-Chicago

Lambda Car Club in Chicago - The Lambda Car Club Lake Michigan chapter presents a Grand Invitational July 17-21, 2013 in Chicago. All events are closed to the public except for a Saturday car show with classics from many eras, at the Holiday Inn in Countryside. The cars shown are invited cars only. See http://www.2013chicago.com/ . ...


Lambda-Car-Club-event-July-17-21

Lambda Car Club event July 17-21 - The Lambda Car Club Lake Michigan will holds its Chicago 2013 Grand Invitational July 17-21. Among other things, attendees will be able to drive Route 66, tour sites in downtown Chicago, visit vintage car collections, take part in a Boystown bar crawl and enjoy a dinner cruise on Lake Michigan. Lambda Car Club International was founded in 1981 as the ...


VEHICLE-REVIEW-2013-Nissan-370Z-Roadster-touring-with-a-Z

VEHICLE REVIEW: 2013 Nissan 370Z Roadster touring, with a 'Z' - It's hard for me to believe that it's been over 40 years since the first Z car landed on these shores—October 1969, to be precise. In other words, Nissan had a "Z" before Liza did. Of course, back then it was the Datsun 240Z, and it was a remarkably nice, powerful, well-balanced little car. Not quite a Corvette, but a ...


Chicago-Motor-Cars-hosts-goldRush-finish-more-auto-news-

Chicago Motor Cars hosts goldRush finish; more auto news - GRV, the fifth annual goldRush Rally, finished its seven-city run from San Francisco to Chicago June 15 at Chicago Motor Cars, located in West Chicago. Chicago Motor Cars, a rally sponsor and specialist retailer of high end luxury cars and motorcycles, served lunch to participants and offer them a tour of its showroom. More than 60 cars in the rally ...


2013-Mazda-MazdaSpeed3

2013 Mazda MazdaSpeed3 - VEHICLE REVIEW - Some people (and cars) are just born with that special something—a star power that not only makes them special, but also makes it acceptable for them to be a bit more demanding of the world around them. This phenomenon is often dubbed "being a diva," and it applies just as much to famous people who demand Cool Ranch Doritos in ...


2013-Mazda-CX-5-pounces-like-a-cheetah-

2013 Mazda CX-5 pounces like a cheetah - VEHICLE REVIEW Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Back when The Love Boat sailed the Seven Seas with a heavenly host of Charlie's Angels, you could get a good small car for about $5,000. As we entered the gay '90s with Hillary and Bill Clinton, the size of our cars increased, and starting prices doubled to about $10,000. Now, in the day of sequestration and Inauguration Day lip-synching, ...


Auto-show-first-for-2013-LGBT-Auto-Show-briefing-held

Auto show: first for 2013; LGBT Auto Show briefing held - AUTOS - Auto show marks first for 2013 The public portion of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show ran Feb. 8-18. This was the first time since 1998 that the show was open to the public on a Saturday. Show organizers decided to shift the dates for 2013 to take advantage of the Presidents Day holiday. The Chicago Auto Show's black-tie benevolent event, ...


Auto-show-runs-through-Feb-18

Auto show runs through Feb. 18 - The public portion of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show will run through Monday, Feb. 18. Feb. 9 was the first time since 1998 that the show was open to the public on a Saturday. Show organizers decided to shift the dates for 2013 to take advantage of the Presidents' Day holiday. Also, attendees can download the Chicago Auto Show mobile ...


Mike-Ettleson-helps-preview-the-Chicago-Auto-Show

Mike Ettleson helps preview the Chicago Auto Show - The 105th edition of the Chicago Auto Show will take place Feb. 8-18 at McCormick Place. The "First Look for Charity" black-tie event will happen Feb. 8. The following day, the show will be open for general audiences—and will mark the first time since 1998 that the show will open to the public on a Saturday. Auto show chair Mike ...


Chicago-Auto-Show-marks-first-for-2013-other-auto-news

Chicago Auto Show marks first for 2013, other auto news - The public portion of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show will run Saturday, Feb. 9, through Monday, Feb. 18. This will be the first time since 1998 that the show will open to the public on a Saturday. Show organizers decided to shift the dates for 2013 to take advantage of the Presidents Day holiday. The Chicago Auto Show's black-tie benevolent ...


2013-Chevrolet-Spark-A-better-micro

2013 Chevrolet Spark: A better micro? - VEHICLE REVIEW - Americans used to look at micro cars and fantasize about flicking them off the roadways with full-size SUVs or V8-powered muscle cars. Then, gas trucked past four dollars a gallon, and we began to think, "Gee, I really don't need 5,000 pounds of steel and gas-sucking family bus to get to work." The Smart fortwo, Fiat 500 and Scion iQ ...


To-buy-or-lease-That-is-the-question-

To buy or lease? That is the question - As an owner of a 1999 Honda Civic coupe with around 140,000 miles on it, I'm often asking myself the question, "Is it time?" As I rubberneck past new-car dealerships and help friends and family members choose the right car for them, the thought seeps in more and more until my synapses scream a resounding "YES, YES, LET'S DO IT!" ...


Auto-show-marks-first-for-next-year

Auto show marks first for next year - The public portion of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show will run Saturday, Feb. 9, through Monday, Feb. 18. This will be the first time since 1998 that the show will open to the public on a Saturday. Show organizers decided to shift the dates for 2013 to take advantage of the Presidents Day holiday. The Chicago Auto Show's black-tie benevolent ...


Northfield-Volvo-is-LEED-certified

Northfield Volvo is LEED-certified - Fields Volvo in Northfield, Ill., has become the first Volvo store in the country to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, according to TriplePundit.com. General manager Pat Hubert said that in order to meet LEED certification, the old building had to be 90 percent recycled. (Fields bought the property and building that was on the site.) In ...


VEHICLE-REVIEW-2013-Chevrolet-Camaro-ZL1-Addictive-and-outrageously-fun-

VEHICLE REVIEW 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: Addictive and outrageously fun - I knew it. I just knew someone, somewhere, would complain about the cabin plastics in a review of the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. [The guilty party shall remain nameless, for now.] Let me put this to rest: if you're worried about the grain of the plastic on the door panels, the center console—or anywhere else for that matter—then you've completely ...


2013-Subaru-XV-Crosstrek-

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek - VEHICLE REVIEW - As I thanked and reluctantly said goodbye to my hosts after driving the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, I came to a grateful conclusion: It all could have been so cliched, but it wasn't. On my drive to Honolulu International Airport, inbound traffic was moderate and moving well. Afternoon rush traffic headed out of ...


Auto-news

Auto news - —Audi duty: Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago has added intriguing additions to its list of luxury guest services: two custom-ordered 2012 Audi house cars, according to a press release. Audi's flagship sedan, the A8, and its full-size seven-passenger luxury SUV, the Q7, are available as a complimentary amenity for travelers residing in suite accommodations. For more info on Trump ...


2012-Buick-Regal-GS-Paint-It-Black

2012 Buick Regal GS: Paint It Black - VEHICLE REVIEW - I joined Buick during the glory days of the turbo 3.8-litre. (The Grand National was announced the year I started.) Every male under 30 and quite a few of the women at Home Office bought one—myself included—and proceeded to spend a Michigan winter going diagonally, coping with the awesome power and serious lack of traction that black beauty provided. We ...


VEHICLE-REVIEW-2013-Acura-RLX-Concept-Luxurious-sporty-and-green-

VEHICLE REVIEW 2013 Acura RLX Concept: Luxurious, sporty and green - by WILL CHEVAL JR., Gaywheels.com - The Acura RL has always had a hard time fitting in. Much like people you might have known in high school. Trying to hang with the popular crowd but always falling short. The current RL is satisfactory, but in a group filled with the latest and greats from Lexus, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Infiniti, it's tough to demand some spotlight. ...


2012-Toyota-Prius-c-Sex-doesnt-always-sell

2012 Toyota Prius c: Sex doesn't always sell - VEHICLE REVIEW - I'm driving the Toyota Prius c in Florida and thinking about lunch, and the gorgeous stretch of beach off to my right, and also the fact I should hit the gym because beach season is almost here. Basically, I'm doing exactly what most owners of the Prius c will do—not think about the driving dynamics. The smallest member of the ...


2012-Jeep-Grand-Cherokee-SRT8

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 - VEHICLE REVIEW - The idea of taking the suburb-conquering, Rubicon-busting Jeep Grand Cherokee and turning it into a star of your weekend track club is somewhat akin to putting sneaks on L. L. Bean and asking him to win the New York Marathon. One has to wonder, "What's the point?" You could attach Chrysler's 470hp 6.4-litre HEMI V8 to a John Deere and ...


LGBT-employees-not-recognized-at-some-auto-manufacturers

LGBT employees not recognized at some auto manufacturers - Hyundai, Kia, Porsche and Suzuki offer no protections or benefits for their LGBT employees. There are two ways of looking at that. On the one hand, you could say that of the 37 car companies Gaywheels has surveyed, a whopping 33 are gay-friendly ( at least to some degree ) . Considering that most of those automakers have added pro-LGBT ...


Chicago-Auto-Show-More-than-just-looks

Chicago Auto Show: More than just looks - The 104th edition of the Chicago Auto Show is currently running through Feb. 19 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. The show utilizes 1.2 million square feet of the McCormick Place complex. ( McCormick Place offers a total of 2.7 million square feet of exhibit halls, with an additional 700,000 square feet of meeting-room availability. ) Exhibitions include ...


The-Chicago-Auto-Show-What-to-expect-this-year

The Chicago Auto Show: What to expect this year - The 104th edition of the Chicago Auto Show will take place Feb. 9-19 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. "First Look for Charity" is a black-tie event that will take place Feb. 9, 6:30-10:30 p.m. ( Blues Traveler is slated to perform. ) The public show runs 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 10-18, and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 19. ...


Chicago-Auto-Show-Feb-9-19-at-McCormick

Chicago Auto Show Feb. 9-19 at McCormick - The 104th edition of the Chicago Auto Show will take place Feb. 9-19, 2012, at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. "First Look for Charity" is a black-tie event that will take place Feb. 9, 6:30-10:30 p.m. The public show runs 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 10-18, and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 19. Admission for the public show is $7-$11. ...


Trends-at-Detroits-2012-auto-show

Trends at Detroit's 2012 auto show - Walking the floor of the North American Auto Show in Detroit, it's easy to become overwhelmed. Staff from each company rattle off details about their newest rides and how they differ from the competition. With all that minutiae running around in your head, you could begin to think that each automaker works in a vacuum. But take some time to ...


Three-easy-ways-to-do-good-this-holiday-season

Three easy ways to do good this holiday season - Also: Auto Show Feb. 9, HRC index - At this time of year, many of us try to put our own needs aside and focus on the needs of the less fortunate—though it's often easier said than done. Providing gifts for everyone on our holiday shopping lists and giving a little something to charity can push personal finances to the brink. If you're feeling a little over-committed this ...


The-Italian-Fiat-500-comes-to-the-US

The Italian Fiat 500 comes to the U.S. - Life was pretty boring at Chrysler dealers after the retro-cool PT Cruiser hit the skids. If you wanted a compact car, well, good luck. There were none to be had, at least in Chrysler showrooms. On one of their first missions to Italy after discussions began for Fiat to gain control of Chrysler, executives saw the little Italian 500. They ...


The-best-cars-for-coming-out

The best cars for coming out - Drop the emotional baggage and enjoy the ride. Coming out of the closet can be liberating, or terrifying. It can end up being a complete non-event, or the biggest change you'll ever face. For most people, myself included, it was a combination of all of the above ( and much more ) . Without delving into clich├ęs—like talking about "the ...


2012-Fiat-500-Will-it-live-up-to-the-Italian-icon

2012 Fiat 500: Will it live up to the Italian icon? - By Lauren Marie, Gaywheels.com After 50 years of steering clear of our notorious SUV-loving country, Fiat releases its brand new 2012 500 in the United States. Fiat's union with Chrysler has allowed it to once again say "ciao" to the American consumer. But, as the American market becomes more open to small cars, competition is cramped and carmakers, both foreign ...


Evan-Darling-Coming-out-halts-racing-career

Evan Darling: Coming out halts racing career - Note: Late last year, we received a letter from a Gaywheels reader in Croatia —a guy named Zach. ( Since he's not out in his home country, he asked that we not use his real name ) . Recently, Zack contacted us again to say that he'd penned a couple of brief articles, and he wanted to know if we'd ...


2011-Volvo-XC60-road-trip-adventure

2011 Volvo XC60 road-trip adventure - The XC adventure began with a flight to L.A. on a Sunday where I was promptly shipped to the Weston hotel and forced to eat delicious food almost immediately. I mention food because the only thing I love more than playing around in new cars is stuffing my face. Really, it's a horrible habit; a horrible, tasty habit. Here I ...


AUTOS-Highlights-of-the-2011-New-York-International-Auto-Show

AUTOS Highlights of the 2011 New York International Auto Show - This year at the New York International Auto Show ( held April 22-May 1 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center ) the theme we repeatedly heard more than any other was fuel economy—or, to be more precise, 40 mpg fuel economy. Auto makers, both foreign and domestic, rolled out a number of high-mileage cars that promise to help us all ...


VEHICLE-REVIEW-2011-Lincoln-MKZ-Hybrid

VEHICLE REVIEW 2011 Lincoln, MKZ Hybrid - You're walking down a dark alley coyly looking for the door to a house of ill repute when a 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid stealthily sneaks up behind you. Its dark metallic paint is glimmering under the street lights. You couldn't tell it was coming because its engine wasn't running. It was in electric vehicle mode, slipping unheard through the night. ...


Auto-news

Auto news - —Mercedes recall: Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz is recalling of some of its older-model M-Class sport-utility vehicles ( SUVs ) for issues related to cruise control that may lead to a crash, according to a Reuters article. A wide majority of the vehicles being recalled are model year 2000-2002 M-Class SUVs, but there are a small number of 2000-2004 AMG performance vehicles ...


IMGAY-among-banned-license-plates

'IMGAY' among banned license plates - The Chicago Sun-Times recently ran an article on a partial list of personalized license plates that have been banned in Illinois. The list, known as the "Special Plate Inhibit List," contains almost 4,800 plates, and it grows by about 20 each week. Among the plates banned are "CLIMAX," "HONKERS," "BLOMEE," "GOLFSEX," "OLDPOOP"—and "IMGAY." When asked why "IMGAY" was among the ...


2011-Land-Rover-Range-Rover

2011 Land Rover Range Rover - VEHICLE REVIEW - Queen Elizabeth may be out-wealthed by females like Oprah Winfrey and a couple of the Walton women, but none of them can buy a finer 4x4 than Her Majesty's favorite. The Queen is known for keeping a fleet of Land Rovers of varying vintages at her array of palaces and country estates. She's even lent her stamp to the brand. ...


Auto-news

Auto news - —Bad ad?: In Italy, companies are questioning the content of an automobile ad depicting two women, according to Pink News. The 30-second ad, for a special-edition Renault Twingo, shows two women at a party who seductively exchange glances. The second woman leads the first into a bedroom, blindfolds her—and steals her top before driving away. In the Italian version of ...


Auto-Show-wraps-up

Auto Show wraps up - The public exhibition of the Chicago Auto Show—North America's largest event of its kind—ended its run Feb. 20 at McCormick Place. It was the 103rd edition of the show. The 2011 show spanned 1.2 million sq. ft. of the complex. There were multiple world and North American introductions and a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks; ...


Auto-Show-dazzles

Auto Show dazzles - The Chicago Auto Show—running at McCormick Place through Sunday, Feb. 20—is even bigger and better this year. The show, spanning 1.2 million sq. ft. of the complex, showcases a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks; sports-utility vehicles, experimental cars and concept autos. Interactivity is one of the key components of the event, with everything from a ...


Joe-Perillos-Ken-Reffsin

Joe Perillo's Ken Reffsin - PROFILE - Ken Reffsin has been a sales manager at Joe Perillo BMW for more than a decade. He recently sat down with Windy City Times to talk about everything from his dream car to being out on the job to the Chicago Auto Show. Windy City Times: What does being an Internet sales manager encompass? Ken Reffsin: That means that if ...


Chicago-Auto-Show-preview

Chicago Auto Show preview - The public exhibition of the Chicago Auto Show—North America's largest event of its kind—will run Feb. 11-20 at McCormick Place, at 23rd and Lake Shore. It will be the 103rd edition of the show. The 2011 show spans 1.2 million sq. ft. of the complex. There will be multiple world and North American introductions and a complete range of domestic ...


Hot-in-Detroit-The-2011-North-American-International-Auto-Show

Hot in Detroit: The 2011 North American International Auto Show - While it may not have been any warmer in Detroit than Cleveland, it was hot inside Cobo Hall where all of the latest concept and production models were on display at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. Given the economy, focus was given to production vehicles over flashy concepts, but there was still plenty of glitz. The show started ...


VEHICLE-REVIEW-2011-Jaguar-XJL-Supercharged

VEHICLE REVIEW 2011 Jaguar XJL Supercharged - How can you resist this face? An icon of luxury and prestige, and one of your grandfather's favorite subjects on which to reminisce, the masters at Jaguar design ( led by Ian Callum ) have stepped up to create a sexy, youthful sedan that appeals to all ages and all genders. The sheet metal symphony begins with a front end ...


VEHICLE-REVIEW-2011-Nissan-Leaf

VEHICLE REVIEW 2011 Nissan Leaf - How far is your daily commute? Ten miles? Twenty? Maybe you drive 30 miles on a normal weekday: back and forth to work, out for lunch, run a few errands on the way home. It's the typical drive for the typical American commuter. Actually, if you look at the typical mileage driven by most people in this country, it works ...


Auto-news

Auto news - —Going green: According to an article on GreenCelebrity.net, there are several reasons why a family might want to purchase an eco-friendly vehicle this holiday season. Among other things, "in part thanks to a down ... economy and a marketplace that overproduced even hybrid cars targeted for sale in the American marketplace, it's never been easier to put a money-saving and ...


2011-Ford-Shelby-GT500

2011 Ford Shelby GT500 - VEHICLE REVIEW - Snakes are just nasty. My mother would be the first to tell you. They slither, shed, hiss, rattle, suffocate and sometimes bite. Mostly, they just do their own thing, wishing to live in peace. Despite every warning, somebody always has to walk up and poke venom with a stick. Do that to the Ford Shelby Cobra GT500 and you'll get ...


Auto-news-Audi-A8-Mens-Book-launch

Auto news, Audi A8, Men's Book launch - Auto news: —Vince Vaughn's "Dilemma": Sir Elton John is among those criticizing a gay joke in the upcoming Vince Vaughn comedy The Dilemma, according to Wooeb.com. John—who praised CNN anchor Anderson Cooper for bringing awareness to the "Electric cars are gay" line in the film—told US Magazine, "Enough already! I hate bigotry. I hate racial hatred. I hate sexual hatred." ...


2011-Kia-Optima

2011 Kia Optima - VEHICLE REVIEW - They are everywhere, but seldom noticed. Parking lots are full of them, yet they receive nary a nod. Like undocumented domestic help, they are relied on but seldom mentioned publicly. Of course I mean the mid-sized sedan, the embodiment of greige, the unwaxed, unloved, and often unwashed workhorses that take Mr. and Mrs. United States of Generica on their daily ...


Auto-news-

Auto news - —Infiniti debut: Infiniti will debut its M hybrid sedan at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, according to CNET.com.The car will enter production in 2011 as the 2012 Infiniti M35 Hybrid. The event will take place Nov. 19-28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. —Toyota recall: Toyota, the world's top car manufacturer, recalled 1.5 million vehicles Oct. 19 because of ...


VEHICLE-REVIEW-2010-Jaguar-XF

VEHICLE REVIEW 2010 Jaguar XF - Every decade or so, Jaguar launches a truly advanced car that shocks the brand faithful. I've heard and said plenty about the current XF and XJ sedans. They are nothing like previous Jaguars, yet are completely like previous Jaguars. People were amazed when the XJ-120 first rolled out in 1949. The E-Type shocked everybodywhen it stormed the roads in 1961. ...


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Auto news - —Honor for Audi: The Point Foundation—the country's largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBT students of merit—will honor Audi with its Point Inspiration Award at a Sept. 25 gala at at Raleigh Studios Hollywood, according to Gaywheels.com. In a press release, Audi of America, Inc., CEO Jeffrey S. Kuhlman said, "Audi has been privileged to work with the Point Foundation throughout ...


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VEHICLE REVIEW 2011 Kia Sportage - by JEFF STORK, Gaywheels.com KIA showed off its new 2011 Sportage in San Francisco recently. It's the fifth all-new product in just under two years, following on the heels of the Soul, the subcompact Forte sedan, the two-door derivative Koup and the Sorrento SUV. It's the third generation of Sportage, and this one looks like it came from Extreme Makeover: ...


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Cadillac comes out during the N.Y. Auto Show - By Nick Kurczewski, gaywheels.com In a first-of-its-kind event—and something we hope to see a lot more of in the future—Cadillac hosted a reception geared towards the LGBT community during this year's New York International Auto Show. Gays and lesbians from a wide range of professional backgrounds rubbed shoulders, talked cars, and clinked cocktail glasses at this groundbreaking soiree. Seeking to ...


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Auto news - —Body work: A recent Australian commercial has caused a commotion with its parade of bodybuilders, giving new meaning to "down under." It uses the question, "How much Massive can you pack into a [ Honda ] Jazz?" See the video ( with muscular men and women ) at www.gaywheels.com/tuesday_video_how_many_hot_sex.htm. —Partners: Electric car maker Tesla Motors has announced a partnership ...


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Car of the future on display - On Aug. 10, Museum of Science and Industry guests and kids from local community groups had the chance to familiarize themselves with the Aptera 2e electric vehicle—a finalist in the cutting-edge Automotive X Prize competition—and hear from Aptera Motors on the future of fuel-efficient cars. The Aptera 2e—a futuristic-looking, three-wheeled electric car—is capable of getting the energy equivalent of 196 ...


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General Motors' 'Designing Women' - General Motors ( GM ) presented its "Designing Women" exhibition, a look back at the influence of female automotive designers within the American automotive giant, June 28 at the Museum of the City of New York. From post-WWII North America, through the era of horn-rimmed glasses and tail fins, and up to modern-day machines like the Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept, ...


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VEHICLE REVIEW Ford F250: All Hat, All Cattle - There's a saying in Texas about a cowboy being "all hat and no cattle". You see them all over—driving their pickup trucks and SUVs to collect the kiddies at dance class or pulling a lone Jet Ski to a mud puddle. When these over-starched cowpokes really need a truck, they choose some wimped-out pretenders that can barely wheeze under their ...







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