2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Fine and Fuel-erific!

English: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

English: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With regular unleaded gas priced on average this week at $3.92 per gallon, imagine paying $61 per tank of gas and driving 573 miles before reaching empty while flossing big time in the process. Continue Reading →

Michael’s World: Kia’s Got Soul!

English: Kia Soul

English: Kia Soul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Michael Andre Adams

I can’t recall whether it was 2009 or 2010 when Kia’s TV introduction to the Soul took the nation by storm. Continue Reading →

The Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company, Harlem 1923

The Studebaker building is an industrial building with Art Deco detailing that was built in 1923 to house the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company in of West Harlem. Continue Reading →

Michaels’ World: I Found Love in an SLK

By Michael Andre Adams / Olympus E-PL1

With the all new design for 2012, gone are the days when driving an SLK meant driving in the shadows of daddy SL and the ultimate, SLS! Continue Reading →

Michael’s World: A Crossover with Edge: 2011 Ford Edge Sport

By Michael Andre Adams

To describe it just one line, I’d have to call it a Harlem crossover with an edge—that is the Ford Edge Sport for 2011. Continue Reading →

Michaels’ World: Infiniti G37 Sedan

By Michael Andre Adams

I’ll say it again and again: Infiniti has got to be perhaps the greatest value in the luxury class of mass marketed cars that I know of! Continue Reading →

Michael’s World: 2011 Mustang GT, The Thrill Aint Gone!

Being captain of a 2011 Mustang GT, with its 5.0 liter / 412 horsepower V8 engine producing 390 lbs-ft torque that does 0-60 in 4.4 seconds—–is one hell of a thrill ride for a 47-year old brotha! Continue Reading →

The Negro Motorist “Green Book” 1949

This is new to us: The Negro Motorist Green Book is the subject of today’s “Little-Known Black History Fact.”

The Negro Motorist Green Book was a publication released in 1936 that served as a guide for African-American travelers. Because of the racist conditions that existed from segregation, blacks needed a reference manual to guide them to integrated or black-friendly establishments. That’s when they turned to “The Negro Motorist Green Book: An International Travel Guide” by a Harlem postal employee and civic leader named Victor H. Green and presented by the Esso Standard Oil Company. Originally provided to serve Metropolitan New York, the book received such an alarming response, it was spread throughout the country within one year. The catch phrase was “Now we can travel without embarrassment.” Continue Reading →

Michael’s World: Lexus HS 250h

Coming from a family of big car drivers with a preference for luxury, I was so surprised to hear their overwhelmingly satisfied reactions to the look and feel of the Lexus HS 250h. My dad, an old school Buick fan, felt for the first time that he could own a foreign luxury car and a hybrid. Continue Reading →