2017 F1 Preview: Renault Sport Racing

Renault Sport Racing, the product of a realignment of all Renault's racing and sports car marques, had a dismal 2016 Formula One season.  Although their 9th place finish in the Construtor's Cup had them scoring 9 points--they missed out on the #8 spot by a whopping 21 points. Needless to say,...

2017 F1 Preview: Red Bull Racing

When it comes to Formula One, the smart money is on Red Bull Racing in 2017. This is the year to beat AMG Petronas.  Nico Rosberg has retired, and has been replaced by Valleri Bottas. And they still have Lewis Hamilton.  But...

2017 F1 Preview: McLaren Honda

McLaren.  The name screams racing cool.  McLaren-Honda.  The name doesn't scream much, especially in Formula One.  McLaren Honda enters the 2017 season with a new partner for anchorman Fernando Alonso.  Jenson Button was made redundant (cooler sounding than "replaced") by Stoffel Vandoorne (nice name), a young driver who made his...

F1 2017 Preview: Haas F1 Racing

What does 2017 hold for American-born Haas F1 Team? Last year the Charlotte, NC-based racing team shook the foundations of Formula One by becoming the most successful rookie entrant in a generation. Haas F1 Team silenced the skeptics by scoring points in its debut at the Australian Grand Prix. Veteran driver...

Introducing the All-new 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

Acura, like a lot of models in the Honda family, hasn't been much for hybrids.  The Civic and Accord hybrids sell, as well as their Acura cousins; but hybrid technology isn't at the forefront of the marques' LEV strategy.  You've heard much more about the FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle...

Images from 2016 Chicago Green Drives. Image courtesy of Chicago Area Clean Cities.

Chicago-area Green Fleet Organization Helps Reduce Petroleum Use by 25 Million Gallons in 2015

[caption id="attachment_93841" align="alignright" width="450"] Images from 2016 Chicago Green Drives. Image courtesy of Chicago Area Clean Cities.[/caption] The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition today announced that in 2015 its member fleets saved more than 25 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum and 225,000 tons of greenhouse-gas emissions. “That is the equivalent of...

John Davis, host of Motorweek. Image courtesy of Motorweek and Chicago Clean Cities.

John Davis of MotorWeek to Speak at 2016 Green Drives Conference

The Lake Michigan Consortium today announced that John Davis, the Emmy® Award-winning host of MotorWeek, television’s longest-running automotive series, will serve as the master of ceremonies and a featured speaker at its Clean Cities Green Drives Conference and Expo on May 19. Clean Cities coalitions from Chicago, Wisconsin and Northern Indiana are partnering to...

The 2017 Mercedes Benz GLC Coupe: Getting the Proportions Right

The 2017 Mercedes Benz GLC Coupe was recently introduced at the New York International Auto Show.  I'm crushing like a fanboy when I say this is a good looking vehicle. Which begs the question, “what is an SUV coupe?” You’ve seen SUV’s and you’ve seen sports coupes. They are opposites in terms...

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