When There's No Snow, Vail is Nothing But Kobe Bryant and HybridsRay Wert7/23/07 1:30pmFiled to: From The Car Spy's DossierBmwBrenda PriddyKobe BryantVailColoradoDeadspinHighlanderHybridSciroccoTopToyotaX6111EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThis image was lost some time after publication. ("Follow us as we lift the hood on the world of industrial automotive espionage in From The Car Spy's Dossier, a series of road reports from A-list spy shooter Brenda Priddy and some of the world's greatest car spies!)I barely had a chance to unpack at my motel right across from BMW's so-called "top secret" hot weather test garage last week before Toyota called and invited me to Colorado for a few days to drive their new Highlander Hybrid. I used to think that an invitation from a auto company was nothing more than a ploy to get me out of town, and out of the action of wherever I may be at the moment, so that they could proceed to test their upcoming vehicles without worry about which cactus or maple I'd pop out from behind. But a couple of days in Vail...err...I mean a chance to drive a pre-production Highlander Hybrid was too good to pass up.