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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2016 Kia Sorento Teased Video

2016 Kia Sorento Teased  Video
Kia is getting ready to roll out the third generation of the Sorento crossover and the brand has dropped some shadowy teaser images to preview the new style.  From the images, we can see that the Sorento is adopting the corporate face of Kia including the tiger nose grille, and is dropping its somewhat boxy...

Suzuki Recalls 26K Vehicles Over Fire Risk

Suzuki Recalls 26K Vehicles Over Fire Risk
Suzuki is no longer selling cars in North America, but the brand is still tasked with making sure that its existing cars are safe.  Which is why Suzuki is calling back about 26,000 midsize sedans in the U.S. which are prone to overheating daytime running light modules that can cause a fire. The recall affects the...

Land Rover Discovery Sport Teased with Seven Seats

Land Rover Discovery Sport Teased with Seven Seats
Land Rover is teasing its upcoming compact SUV the Discovery Sport in a new set of photos, which confirm that the small crossover will have a third row of seating.  The camouflage on this prototype has been printed to look like it is being peeled back, showing off the two small seats that will be...

Bentley Continental GT3-R May Get Even Hotter Version

Bentley Continental GT3-R May Get Even Hotter Version
As if 572 horsepower isn’t enough, one Bentley exec wants an even hotter version of the Continental GT3-R. “I want us to celebrate our race success and have an even more extreme version, with not only an updated drive and powertrain but also new styling to closely link the race and road cars,” Bentley design chief Luc...

Porsche Cayenne Base Model Cut to Make Way for Macan

Porsche Cayenne Base Model Cut to Make Way for Macan
Porsche has been forced to shuffle some of its packaging and models to make sure that its prices don’t intersect.  To make way for the new Macan small crossover, which starts at $50,895, Porsche has cut the cheapest Cayenne model which was available for $50,595. When the new 2015 Cayenne arrives in dealers in November, it will do...

What to Know Before You Tow a Fifth-Wheel Trailer

What to Know Before You Tow a Fifth-Wheel Trailer
There’s a good chance that the computer you’re reading this article on and the food you had for breakfast this morning came off the back of a truck and that’s why the fifth-wheel hitch is so important. It is the primary link between tractor and trailer. But you don’t have to be a big rig...

Dodge’s 700-HP Charger SRT Hellcat Super Sedan Spied

Dodge’s 700-HP Charger SRT Hellcat Super Sedan Spied
Dodge’s new supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine dubbed the Hellcat found its first home under the hood of the 2015 Challenger, and the engine is getting ready to move into the 2015 Charger. New spy photos have just rolled in showing a camouflaged Dodge Charger testing on city streets, almost certainly sporting the Hellcat engine. You can see the upper portion...

Infiniti Plots Porsche Panamera Fighter, Electric Car

Infiniti Plots Porsche Panamera Fighter, Electric Car
Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen surprised many when he announced that he was leaving his position and taking over the reigns at Cadillac, but the plans he put into place at Infiniti will still come to fruition.  Nissan’s luxury arm has been approved to increase its model offerings by 60 percent, and the company has a...

BMW Planning i9 Supercar to Mark Centenary: Report

BMW Planning i9 Supercar to Mark Centenary: Report
Companies love to celebrate anniversaries, and apparently BMW has something pretty special planned for its 100th birthday. According to Auto Motor und Sport, BMW’s followup to the legendary M1 supercar may be coming in 2016 with an i9 badge on it, a name which the German company has trademarked. The i9 will be BMW’s new halo sports car,...

Hot Wheels Joins the Dark Side with Darth Vader Car

Hot Wheels Joins the Dark Side with Darth Vader Car
Die-cast car maker Hot Wheels has taken one of its latest toy cars and blown it up into a life-size version, complete with a Chevy V8.  A collaboration between Hot Wheels and LucasFilm has resulted in an all-new lineup of Star Wars inspired toy cars, one of which the company decided to make into a...

2015 Toyota Yaris Gets New Look, Small Price Bump

2015 Toyota Yaris Gets New Look, Small Price Bump
Toyota has pulled the wraps off the 2015 Yaris, revealing new style both inside and out along with a small price increase.  Still available as a 3- or 5-door model, the Yaris stays mechanically the same as the 2014 model, with power coming from a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 106 hp and 103 lb-ft of...

Buick Envision Crossover Revealed

Buick Envision Crossover Revealed
The latest addition to the Buick lineup has just been uncovered in China.  A crossover that will fit in between the small Buick Encore and the larger Enclave, the Envision (seen above in the middle) will launch in early 2015 in the Chinese market. It should make its way to the U.S. market by mid...
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