Stephen Elmer

Stephen grew up shadowing his award-winning auto journalist father who provided him with a bevy of mechanical wonders to play with as a child, sparking his interest in cars. He also taught Stephen the professional need-to-knows of the auto and powersports world, attending his first press launch at age eight. Today he is an avid Snowmobiler, ATVer, RVer and D/Z licensed truck driver. When not as his AutoGuide Desk, Steve can be found grooving with his bass guitar or beating on his drum kit.

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2013 Chevrolet Volt Review

2013 Chevrolet Volt Review

Billed as an electric car with an unlimited range, we head out on a 1,200 mile road trip to test just how efficient the Volt is on the open road.
Top Ten Best Car Porn Photos and Videos of 2012

Top Ten Best Car Porn Photos and Videos of 2012

Shaping and sculpting sheet metal into something both beautiful and functional is an intensive undertaking that automakers spend thousands of hours and millions of dollars on. And to bring these cars justice, photographers and videographers spend hundreds of hours capturing just the right angle, and finding that one magical location. So for your viewing pleasure,…

2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Preview: Best in Class Fuel Economy, Power Promised

2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Preview: Best in Class Fuel Economy, Power Promised

After seven long years, GM has finally given its lineup of half-ton pickups a refresh, both of which were revealed today. The new GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado will have three engine options, all of which will feature direct injection, variable valve timing, and cylinder deactivation as standard equipment, particularly a big deal for the…

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Porsche 911 Lineup to Get Turbo Treatment in 2015

Porsche 911 Lineup to Get Turbo Treatment in 2015
Porsche is planning an update for its 911 sports car in 2015 and big changes are in store for the powertrains. When the updated 911 is revealed in autumn 2015, it will offer an all turbocharged engine lineup according to Car Magazine. The only model that will keep its naturally aspirated engine is the race-focused GT3 model,...

Ford Focus RS Spied Training to Fight Civic Type R

Ford Focus RS Spied Training to Fight Civic Type R
Ford’s upcoming Focus RS continues to take shape.  Our spy photographers have snapped some new pictures of the car on the roads surrounding the Nürburgring sporting a new front fascia. Though it still appears somewhat cobbled together, the front end of this prototype is likely the closest resemblance we& #8217;ve seen yet to the production version. SEE ALSO: 2016 Ford...

Pope Lets Porsche Rent Sistine Chapel

Pope Lets Porsche Rent Sistine Chapel
Porsche is holding a conclave of sorts.  The German brand will become the first company to ever hold a corporate event inside the famous Sistine Chapel located in Vatican City as part of a week-long tour of Rome. About 40 guests will gather in the Sistine Chapel on Saturday to enjoy a concert, followed by...

BMW M4 Convertible Commercial Banned in the UK

BMW M4 Convertible Commercial Banned in the UK
If you plan to release a car commercial in the UK, make sure to make it very tame.  A new commercial for the BMW M4 Convertible has been banned in the UK because the ad “encouraged unsafe and irresponsible driving.” The commercial features two M4 Convertibles, one of which is driving sedately on the road while the other is...

Honda Hires Third Party to Audit Safety Reporting Practices

Honda Hires Third Party to Audit Safety Reporting Practices
Honda has brought on a third party to look at whether or not it under reported fatality and injury claims to the U.S. government. The issue arose when The Center For Auto Safety, a watchdog group, claimed that Honda failed to report at least two injury-and-death incidents to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Honda says that...

Volvo Increasing Production in Preparation for 2015 XC90

Volvo Increasing Production in Preparation for 2015 XC90
Volvo has high hopes for the new XC90 and is banking on its success.  Ahead of the new SUVs market debut, Volvo is adding 1,300 jobs at its Swedish production facility to increase capacity. This is part of an $11 billion investment program into new products and production capacity, which recently increased to 300,000 units annually thanks...

US Brand Makes Japanese COTY Top 10 for First Time

US Brand Makes Japanese COTY Top 10 for First Time
For the first time ever, an American brand has made it into the top 10 of Japan’s Car of the Year selection.  The Jeep Cherokee has been given the honor, ranking in the 8th position on the 10 best cars list. Sitting atop the list as Japan’s Car of the Year is the all-new Mazda2 that...

2015 US Auto Sales Expected to Set New Record Highs

2015 US Auto Sales Expected to Set New Record Highs
It looks like auto sales in the United States are on track for a record-setting year in 2015.  According to a new report from J.D. Power and Associates, the U.S. auto industry is on track to move 13.83 million cars in 2015, just barely besting the 13.8-million unit record which was set in 2004. The overall improvement in the economy...

LeBron James Becomes Kia K900 Luxury Ambassador

LeBron James Becomes Kia K900 Luxury Ambassador
Celebrity endorsements are nothing new in the world of automobiles and Kia has just announced a new one.  LeBron James, the ten-time NBA all-star who recently signed back on with the Cleveland Cavaliers, has been names as the Kia K900 Luxury Ambassador. His role will include appearances in TV commercials and live guest appearances. SEE ALSO: 2015...

Lamborghini Urus Still Waiting on Green Light

Lamborghini Urus Still Waiting on Green Light
It seems that production of the Lamborghini Urus SUV is still not a sure thing.  The new SUV was rumored to make its debut in 2017, but it is still waiting on the official green light from Audi. A source within Lamborghini told Autocar that the decision needs to be financially sound before the final green light...

Jay Leno Signs TV Deal to Host Car Show on CNBC

Jay Leno Signs TV Deal to Host Car Show on CNBC
Soon there will be another TV Show for car enthusiasts. Comedian and noted car enthusiast Jay Leno has signed a deal with CNBC to host a new series about cars. The show is tentatively titled “Jay Leno’s Garage,” and will follow the format of Leno’s Emmy-award winning web series of the same name. Scheduled to begin in...

Nissan Teasing SUV Concept for São Paulo Motor Show

Nissan Teasing SUV Concept for São Paulo Motor Show
Nissan is preparing to show off a new SUV concept at the upcoming São Paulo Motor Show. No information on the car has been released besides the photo you see above. From the photo we can see it is some kind of SUV. Nissan is currently building a massive industrial complex in Brazil to help the brand...
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