13 Mar 2019

Gravel Bikes: The Road Less Traveled

In the beginning, virtually any bike built was a gravel bike; if you were to get anywhere beyond a 19th century city’s center you’d be on gravel. A century later, as gravel had fully surrendered to asphalt and skinny tires were mounted beneath skinny cyclists, the dual-purpose bicycle gave way t...
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13 Mar 2019

The Retiring Terry Box…Is Not Retiring

If you were a regular reader of the Dallas Morning News over the last 25 years, you know that its auto beat was covered by the paper’s automotive editor, Terry Box. Managing those responsibilities, ranging from GM’s Arlington plant to area dealer associations and – more recently – the reloca...
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13 Mar 2019

The DFW Auto Show: SUVs

If you’ve spent the last decade traversing sub-Saharan Africa – or been part of a research project in Antarctica – you may have missed it. Otherwise, you know that today’s family car is no longer a car. It is, instead, a car-based crossover, invariably built by Honda, Nissan or Toyota. And i...
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13 Mar 2019

The DFW Auto Show: Trucks

There’s never been a Car of Texas. We’ve long had – courtesy of the Texas Auto Writers Association – a Truck of Texas, and this group has given an occasional shout-out to a deserving car, but never has it been described as the ‘Car of Texas’. And if you go back a few, you’ll remember [...
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13 Mar 2019

The DFW Auto Show: Cars

Coincidental with what automotive marketing teams dub the ‘Spring Selling Season’ is the DFW Auto Show, held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison (Dallas) Convention Center from Wednesday, March 27 through Sunday, March 31st. It’s not – as you already know – Geneva, Frankfurt or Los Angeles, but if...
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