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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2015 Volkswagen Touareg Revealed Before Auto China Debut

2015 Volkswagen Touareg Revealed Before Auto China Debut
While most of our attention is focused on the 2014 New York Auto Show, Auto China is starting up soon in Beijing, and there is some news from the Chinese show. Volkswagen chose Auto China to debut the new 2015 Touareg, which gains new style and updated technology features that range from the use of Google Earth...

2015 Acura TLX Revealed in NY as TL, TSX Replacement

2015 Acura TLX Revealed in NY as TL, TSX Replacement
Generally, a concept car is a distant precursor to the production model, but Acura didn’t take that tack with the TLX. You see, the production model, which debuted today at the 2014 New York Auto Show, looks and sounds almost identical to the concept that we saw at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. The Acura...

Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 is All Show and No Go

Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 is All Show and No Go
Since Scion launched its affordable sports car in 2013, customers have been demanding a faster version, and the brand is finally delivering… sort of.  Enter the Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0, a special edition of the car which gets unique style and some track-focused bits like a custom aero-kit and lowering springs. Nothing happens to...

2015 GM HD Truck Bi-Fuel CNG Option Priced at $9,500

2015 GM HD Truck Bi-Fuel CNG Option Priced at $9,500
Compressed natural gas (CNG) makes a lot of sense for those that do a lot of miles in a year, especially for truckers.  General Motors has announced pricing for the bi-fuel CNG option on the both the 2500 and 3500 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, which starts at $9,500. With this upgrade, the trucks can...

BMW i3 Gets Production Boost Before US Launch

BMW i3 Gets Production Boost Before US Launch
Electric cars are spreading throughout the industry, and one German automaker is ramping up production to make sure it can meet demand.  BMW has announced that it is boosting i3 electric-car production up to 100 units per day, just ahead of the car’s launch in the American market this month. ”The United States will be the...

Aston Martin Vantage GT to Debut in NY with $99K Price

Aston Martin Vantage GT to Debut in NY with $99K Price
The 2014 New York Auto Show starts tomorrow, and Aston Martin has dropped the veil on its plans one day early. The English brand is bringing two new cars to the show this year, the DB9 Carbon Edition and the Vantage GT. The more important of the two cars is surely the Vantage GT, but...

Bentley Continental GT3 Road Car Spied Testing

Bentley Continental GT3 Road Car Spied Testing
Bentley is known for opulent luxury, but with the brand returning to the race track this year, some of that go-fast attitude is set to transfer into its road cars.  A modified Bentley Continental GT has been caught by our spy photographers testing as the Nürburgring, revealing Bentley’s plan for an even hotter version of the...

2015 BMW 228i Gets Track Handling Package

2015 BMW 228i Gets Track Handling Package
Many enthusiasts want good handling at a cheap price, and even luxury automakers are trying to allow entry-level buyers to get into fun cars.  BMW is doing its part by offering the 2015 228i Coupe with a new track handling package, allowing buyers of the cheapest coupe in the brand’s lineup a chance to tack...

GM Seeking New PR Boss, Replaces Head of HR

GM Seeking New PR Boss, Replaces Head of HR
General Motors is making some large internal changes that it claims are not related to its current recall crisis. The company has announced that its public relations chief, Selim Bingol, is leaving the company to “pursue other interests.” His successor has not yet been named, though Randy Arickx, GM’s head of investor relations will fill in...

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept Can be Driven by Remote Control

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept Can be Driven by Remote Control
The Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept has made an early appearance before its official unveil at the New York Auto Show, and it packs all sorts of futuristic tech.  Style wise, the concept adopts many of the features that are already present on the Range Rover Sport and Evoque. But where this concept gets really...

Infiniti to Show Updated Q70, QX80 at NY Auto Show

Infiniti to Show Updated Q70, QX80 at NY Auto Show
With the New York Auto Show just days away, automaker’s plans for the show are becoming clear.  Infinti has announced that it is bringing revised versions of the Q70 sedan and the QX80 full-size SUV to the 2014 New York Auto Show. The company promises a new long-wheelbase version of the Q70, known as the...

2015 Kia Sedona is the Best Looking Minivan Youve Never Heard Of

2015 Kia Sedona is the Best Looking Minivan Youve Never Heard Of
The minivan market has taken a downturn thanks to the rise of the crossover and SUV, but some automakers still persist in the family hauling market. Kia has revealed the 2015 Sedona before the van’s official public unveiling at the upcoming 2014 New York Auto Show. A new engine, a fully redone interior and new...
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