Is GM Planning a Cadillac Sports Car?

Cadillac GTP Race Car

The Cadillac nameplate represents luxury, but it also includes performance, particularly with its three V-Series models. Indeed, the CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing sedans along with the Escalade-V SUV accentuate this brand’s muscle. We know Cadillac and all GM brands are beginning the long pivot to electrification. This week, Cadillac opens … Read more

Is Chevrolet Done With Cars?

Chevrolet Camaro

In the nearly 120-year history of building cars in the United States, the Chevrolet name has stood above every brand for most years. Yes, the Ford brand launched first, but it did not take Chevrolet long to establish itself as the best-selling car manufacturer in America. But the market has … Read more

What’s Next for Corvette?

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The eighth-generation (C8) Chevrolet Corvette represents a sea change for this sports car. As the first mid-engine design, the current iteration simply elevates the name. Indeed, when the 2020 Corvette Stingray made its debut, it was quickly recognized as one of the most powerful as well as the best-handling version … Read more

Wow! 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06!

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The Z06 launches chapter 2 of the most powerful Corvette yet. We have been waiting for a follow-up to the 2020 Corvette Stingray. And after what seemed like an eternity (thanks, COVID-19!), the next chapter in Corvette prowess will soon arrive. Well, *soon* is a relative term, in this case … Read more

Barrett-Jackson Raises $5.8 Million for Charities

Scottsdale, Arizona auction extravaganza sets more than 95 world records. The annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, Arizona, auction is the largest of its kind in the world, one of four or more conducted annually by this prestigious automotive auction house. This year, the Scottsdale event saw 95 world records fall with top … Read more

9 Winners and Losers of 2019

It’s a wrap: 2019 is in the books. And if you’re thinking we’re a bit late sharing this information, hold on: the U.S. auto industry finished reporting its annual sales on Monday, closing out an extended period of news releases hyping the details. We’ll cut to the chase and look … Read more

Top Automotive Stories of 2019

Every year has its big stories and the automotive industry has its share of blockbuster events. Throughout the year, Auto Trends Magazine followed the news and shared select stories here as well as through social media, especially via Facebook. We’ve noticed a number of “year-end” articles emerging over the past … Read more

Mid-Engine Marvel: C8 Corvette Debuts

Fifty years after NASA launched its first moonshot, GM follows with one of its own. An all-new Chevrolet Corvette was unveiled last night, the first mid-engine version of this super Chevy. An old military aircraft hangar in Tustin, California, served as the venue for the eighth-generation (C8) Corvette’s debut, with … Read more

So Long, Farewell to the C7 Corvette

America’s love affair with the Corvette began in 1953 and continues today. It is this country’s quintessential sports car, something neither the Ford GT nor the Dodge Viper can rightfully claim. Indeed, aside from skipping the 1983 model year, the Chevrolet Corvette spans seven generations, with the eighth-generation model set … Read more

The History of the Pontiac Fiero

1984 Pontiac Fiero

In the 1980s General Motors produced a mid-engine, two-seat sports car and named it the Pontiac Fiero. Just as the Corvette elevated Chevrolet, GM hoped the Fiero would do likewise for Pontiac. Its five-year model run started off strong, but quality problems and declining interest eventually killed what is now … Read more

The History of the Cadillac XLR

Cadillac XLR

Declining Cadillac sales in the 1990s forced General Motors to take a hard look at its luxury division and that marque’s model offerings. New models were soon conceived including an Evoq concept, a two-door roadster that made its debut at a 1999 Detroit auto show. Five years later the Cadillac … Read more

Spotlight: American Children’s Home Show-off Show

American Children’s Home 20th Annual Show-Off Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show What could be better than a gathering of cars, trucks and motorcycles? Not much, unless that function benefits a nonprofit, as it did at a recent event held in Lexington, North Carolina. Indeed, the campus of the American Children’s … Read more

Cars and Coffee Fayetteville: March 2014

A monthly gathering of car enthusiasts in Cumberland County, NC. A rare Fisker Karma makes a Cars and Coffee appearance. The Fisker’s owner plans to convert the car to a gasoline-only model when the EV system dies. What a difference a day makes. Friday was wet and cold, with snow … Read more

Cars and Coffee: Waverly Place in Cary, NC

If you are looking for an informal meetup of car enthusiasts, then a Cars and Coffee event is the place to go. This past Sat., I happened upon the local gathering in Cary, NC, featuring more than 100 vintage, classic, exotic, Asian, European and American models. A Chevy Bel Air … Read more

Highlights of the Fall 2013 Charlotte AutoFair

The fall edition of the Charlotte Autofair is now over, what its organizers and supporters consider a success. As mentioned on these pages previously, the fall show is smaller than the spring show, but its still features thousands of vendors, multiple car clubs and special events that pull in visitors … Read more

Fall 2013 Charlotte AutoFair Opens Today

One of the more unusual automotive enthusiast gatherings is the Charlotte AutoFair, a significant automotive event held twice each year. More than 100,000 people attend these four-day events, held in April and again in Sept. at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. The Fall 2013 segment begins today and … Read more

Good Trends, Bad Trends, Auto Trends

The U.S. auto industry is performing swimmingly, on pace to sell about 16 million cars this year. Its a number some thought we wouldn’t see again for many more years, but after bottoming out in 2009 the industry has now recovered. The US auto industry is a far different place … Read more

30 MPG With The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Corvette Stingray shoppers are probably not very concerned about fuel mileage. After all, the Chevrolet Corvette is all about performance and how to reach top speeds in the quickest time. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray GM, however, understands that squeezing every drop of fuel out of a tankful of gas is important, … Read more