My Dinner With Hyundai Product People

This past week, Hyundai brought me and a bunch of other auto journalists to a fancy, wood-slathered resort in San Diego to show off some of the new cars they've been building like the Veloster Turbo. As you'd expect, they did lots of feeding of us hungry, hungry writers. I took advantage of the opportunity with the… » 6/29/12 2:00pm 6/29/12 2:00pm

My Dinner With Some Scion Product Development People

I was out in Vegas this week, driving a certain rear-wheel drive Scion I'll be talking about in much more detail next week. While there, I had a chance to sit with some product development guys from Scion and Toyota. As I always do in these situations, I took advantage of the chance to tell them about all my amazing… » 4/20/12 12:00pm 4/20/12 12:00pm

My Dinner With A Fiat/Chrysler Engineer

While out in Vegas to review the Fiat 500 Abarth, one exciting moment was that they had captive drivetrain engineers there to answer questions and explain things. So, one night at dinner, thanks to a cunning arrangement of tables as obstacles and excellent seafood buffet access, I was able to corner one and make him… » 3/08/12 12:00pm 3/08/12 12:00pm