Pieces from The Drive's opinion writers.
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Jul 5, 2020
Forget Bullitt: This Scene from The Driver Is One of Hollywood's Greatest Car ChasesA 1973 Chevrolet C-10 454 stepside versus a 1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am—who ya got?
Jun 26, 2020
NASCAR Says It Wants to Move on From the Noose. Its Fans Must Do the SameThere are two major problems here: the noose, which went unchecked for months, and how so-called fans have reacted to Bubba Wallace in recent days.
Apr 2, 2020
Meet AlexRoyBot, A New AI Columnist Built From the Mind of Alex RoyTry to tell them apart in the ultimate Turing Test: Alex Roy vs AlexRoyBot.
Jan 31, 2020
Alex Roy's Glossary of BS in Mobility, Self-Driving and Autonomy (Winter 2019/2020)There's a lot of bull out there. Here are some new words to help you understand it.
Sep 4, 2019
The 2020 Porsche Taycan: The Empire Strikes BackThe stunning Taycan isn't a Tesla Killer. It's something else entirely.
Jun 17, 2019
How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Buy A TeslaA seemingly crazy choice becomes the only choice.
LAWRENCE AND THE MACHINENov 9, 2018
Jaguar Is Slumping—Again. Can Anything Save This Historic Car Brand?Disastrous sedan sales. A bad bet on diesel. Brexit. China woes. Jag just can't catch a break.
LAWRENCE AND THE MACHINENov 2, 2018
Hey, Detroit, Here's Your Common Sense Survival Plan: Invest in Cars, Not Just Trucks and SUVsIf Detroit automakers give up their hard-won passenger-car business, they'll never win it back.
LAWRENCE AND THE MACHINEOct 19, 2018
How Convenient: Ford CEO Jim Hackett Blames Trump, Tariffs for His Company's Shaky PerformanceTrump's metals tariffs are indefensible, but they're no scapegoat for Ford's challenges around the world.
LAWRENCE AND THE MACHINEOct 12, 2018
Trump's Ethanol Plan Is a Gift to Big Agra—and a Swift Kick to Big OilThe president's bid to add more ethanol to the nation's gasoline surely has oil executives asking, "But I thought we were friends?"
LAWRENCE AND THE MACHINEJul 30, 2018
Sergio Marchionne's Record as Fiat Chrysler CEO Was, In Fact, Decidedly MixedEncomiums for the late, great auto executive are deserved. But the champagne toasts and Pollyanna takes are obscuring serious problems at FCA.
LAWRENCE AND THE MACHINEApr 4, 2018
The Fix Is In: Trump and EPA Will Gut Tougher Mileage and Pollution RulesForget climate change, the Clean Air Act, or American competitiveness: at Scott Pruitt's EPA, the industry foxes are running the henhouse.
LAWRENCE AND THE MACHINEMar 26, 2018
Detroit Looks to Save its Foundering Auto Show by Moving to October—and It's About TimeThe Drive argued for precisely this move after January's dreary show, calling out Detroit's growing irrelevance and always-icy climate.
LAWRENCE AND THE MACHINEMar 20, 2018
An Autonomous Uber Claimed its First Pedestrian Victim, but Don't Expect Washington to CareListen up, automakers: The street where my child plays isn't your autonomous technology proving ground.
Jan 18, 2018
Doug DeMuro's Semi-Autonomous Systems Round-Up Is Beyond Stupid—It's Potentially DangerousHow not to review semi-autonomous driving systems, and why Autotrader should make a retraction.
Jun 1, 2016