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Rob Eckaus

A lifetime enthusiast and member of WAJ and MPG automotive journalist organizations. I've attended AMG, Audi, BMW, Bondurant, Exotics Racing, KTM X-Bow and SRT schools and hot lapped dozens of cars and drag raced at multiple tracks in 5 states. I also hate HOV lanes. Motto: Fast cars, slow bikes

By on November 30, 2020

We all know about the Ford Mustang Bullitt’s heritage and its connection to the movie Bullitt. We all know the main chase scene with McQueen in a Mustang and the bad guys in a Dodge Charger cemented its status as one of the great car chases in Hollywood history. The actual car used in the […]

By on November 30, 2020

I’ve been very fortunate to attend eight driving schools. This one was definitely the slowest, but the fun factor was unquestionably among the highest. I was driving a four-passenger Honda Talon 1000X-4; a fantastic machine for the miles of trails present in the northwestern region of Maui. Yes, that Maui. Featuring stadium seating for the […]

By on October 20, 2020

In August of 2009, I wrote in the Ode To The Suburban that I couldn’t imagine hauling seven people around without at least a cylinder per person. Thanks to Ford’s Ecoboost 3.5-liter turbocharged V6, the Expedition Max King Ranch does just fine with only six cylinders. This engine pairs well with the joint venture Ford/GM […]

By on September 3, 2020

Sedans continue to take up a significant chunk of the marketplace, but with the ever-evolving and more functional crossover SUV becoming less compromised in terms of efficiency and safety, the crossover sales takeover continues. That said, lighter-weight sedans, especially hybrids, can still net you some fuel savings. To wit – the 2020 Lexus ES300h.

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