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2019 Ford F-150 Limited 4x4 Supercrew Review by Rob Eckaus +VIDEO

2019 Ford F-150 Limited 4x4 Supercrew Review by Rob Eckaus +VIDEO

New Truck Review - A luxury vehicle with full functionality. Trucks are the backbone of our country. I’ve never been a “truck guy”, but recognizing them for what they are is an acknowledgement and appreciation of them. ... Continue reading

2019 Mercedes AMG E63 S Wagon Review by Rob Eckaus +VIDEO

2019 Mercedes AMG E63 S Wagon Review by Rob Eckaus +VIDEO

The station wagon, once the popular choice for family hauling, faded into obscurity replaced by the minivan and now the huge popularity of the SUV. The reasons are varied, and guesses include styling, desire to drive at an eye level as if they were walking, lift-over height for cargo and child seats, improved fuel econ ... Continue reading

Garage Luxury from Ballistic Concrete Coatings by Rob Eckaus

Garage Luxury from Ballistic Concrete Coatings by Rob Eckaus

Having a garage is a luxury. Whether for two wheels or four, motorized or not, being able to store and work on your precious vehicles, covered and protected from the elements and crime is an essential for the enthusiast. ... Continue reading

2019 Kia K900 Luxury Sedan Review by Rob Eckaus - It's E15 Approved +VIDEO

2019 Kia K900 Luxury Sedan Review by Rob Eckaus - It's E15 Approved +VIDEO

It’s got cooled, heated and reclining seats, digital temperature control, music and media controls, inductive phone charging, USB, 12 volt chargers and cup holders. Sounds like a typical decently equipped car, right? Well this is for the rear seat occupants. ... Continue reading

A 2019 Motorsports Gathering at The Quail

A 2019 Motorsports Gathering at The Quail

The Quail is one of those car show events that sticks with you like a favorite movie in your head. As you replay the day in your mind, you remember each car and its location, each display, even the food you ate, the drinks consumed. ... Continue reading

Finally Back at the 2019 McCall Motorworks Revival...and it was SPECTACULAR! +VIDEO

Finally Back at the 2019 McCall Motorworks Revival...and it was SPECTACULAR! +VIDEO

Now in its 28th year, this event is dialed in and superbly planned. Running later than I wanted, I was concerned about parking availability. ... Continue reading

2019 Lexus LC 500 - The Howling Grand Tourer - Review by Rob Eckaus - It's E15 Approved

2019 Lexus LC 500 - The Howling Grand Tourer - Review by Rob Eckaus - It's E15 Approved

I’m not sure what category the Lexus LC 500 falls under, but all I know is that I liked driving it, a lot. Running through the gears and hearing the exhaust, which I did often, it reminded me of a Mustang GT350. ... Continue reading

Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 (2017) - Long Term Review by Rob Eckaus

Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 (2017) - Long Term Review by Rob Eckaus

When shopping for a practical car, yet wanting a performance aspect, what compromises do you make? What if your annual miles are twelve thousand to a high as twenty thousand per year? Higher horsepower versus fuel consumption? What about fuel tank capacity for convenience? What about insurance costs? Meanwhile the paym ... Continue reading

2019 Lexus UX 250h F Sport Review by Rob Eckaus - It's E15 Approved

2019 Lexus UX 250h F Sport Review by Rob Eckaus - It's E15 Approved

The Efficient CUV By Rob Eckaus Northern California Bureau THE AUTO CHANNEL Like them or hate them, it’s still a craze. Or you can call it a trend. ... Continue reading

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering 2018 Was Scrumptious As Always! by Rob Eckaus

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering 2018 Was Scrumptious As Always! by Rob Eckaus

As the automotive season winds down, it’s time to reflect on one of the most exclusive and special shows of the year. Perhaps a favorite due to the combination of variety and copious portions of gourmet food and drink combined with a positively wonderful and varied display of automobiles. ... Continue reading

The Auto Channel Enjoy The Drive: 2018 Ford Mustang GT; 10 Speed Automatic Review and Test Drive By Rob Eckaus

The Auto Channel Enjoy The Drive: 2018 Ford Mustang GT; 10 Speed Automatic Review and Test Drive By Rob Eckaus

First and foremost, the sound. The most common demonstration was the remote start and the explosion of rumbling, gurgling exhaust from the glorious naturally aspirated engine. Heard inside buildings, across parking lots, it was love at first sound pulse. Remote start just enhances the experience. How is this thing lega ... Continue reading

2017 Expert SUV Reviews, Specs, Crash Ratings, Service Bulletins and 4 Car Comparisons - The Auto Channel

2017 Expert SUV Reviews, Specs, Crash Ratings, Service Bulletins and 4 Car Comparisons - The Auto Channel

2017 Expert SUV Reviews, Specs, When They Were New MSRP Prices and 4 Car Comparison Tool - The Auto Channel ... Continue reading

2018 Acura TLX A-Spec Review By Rob Eckaus

2018 Acura TLX A-Spec Review By Rob Eckaus

In the “Near Premium” market segment, the players are all the names we’ve heard of, see every day, and are essentially the well-equipped yet entry level models of the luxury brands. Acura’s TLX offers a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder, but this A-Spec example is a 3.5 liter naturally aspirated V-6 producing 290hp and this ... Continue reading

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