Well well - here I am, blogging.
We tried this during last January's Detroit
Auto Show, and again - complete with video - at last February's Toronto Auto
The response was positive, so we're going to try it on a regular basis - just words though, at least for now.
The idea is that every day or so - maybe more frequently, maybe less - I'll toss out a few bon mots about whatever is bugging me, or impressing me, on that given day, and await your feedback.
It may be capsule reviews of cars for which I have not written a formal road test in Wheels. Generally, our philosophy is that whoever covers the initial press preview for a vehicle does not write the full test, in order to give you the reader as wide a range of opinion as possible. The blog will be my chance to take a second crack.
Maybe it will be a rant that's too small to be blown into a full Carte Blanche column.
Maybe it will be a reply to a particularly cogent or relevant inquiry from one of you. As at least some of you know, I do try to answer my e-mails, although I can’t always get to them all. The blog will give me a chance to cover that off, and to share those thoughts with the rest of you.
So please - fire away. If your inquiries and responses don't appear to violate any libel laws or standards of decency, they will be posted here as well.
Have no fear - OK, maybe have SOME fear: I will still be doing road tests and Carte Blanche columns in Wheels. The blog is in addition to, not in place of, anything.
It will presumably always be a work in progress.
It will go in whatever direction you and I decide it should.
It will presumably always be a work in progress. It will go in whatever direction you and I decide it should.
Let's have some fun with this.