Author: Greg Riley

2017 Toyota 86 Review

My Favorite Sportscar Oh, how I hated to hand the keys to this one over to my partner in automotive crime, Reagan Wyka. She and I don’t always agree on things automotive, but the 2017 Toyota 86 thoroughly charmed us both. We got to spend quite a bit of quality time in this one and racked up a fair number of miles. Take a peak at the in-car driving experience … Typically, Reagan and I split our time in the press-fleet cars close to 50-50% (one car per media organization donchaknow.) Our week with the 86 was a bit...

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1956 Ford Thunderbird Review

I can remember almost exactly when I first noticed my first two-seater “Baby-bird.” I was about six years old, and a neighbor owned three. At that time, they were just mildly interesting decade old cars. Still, even to my six-year-old eyes they seemed something very special. As I got a bit older I would see Baby Birds from time to time, and I always paid attention. Oh, and then in late summer 1973 just after my 11th birthday American Graffiti premiered. Hot-rods, teenage angst, intrigue, adventure, a cast full of future stars, and of course Suzanne Somers in the...

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1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Review

Over the last few weeks we’ve tested and talked about numerous new cars and trucks. This week we thought we would road test something different, a ’57 Ford retractable. In fact, from now on we’ll be including tests of collector cars as part of our regular Test Drive Tuesday segment. The Ford Skyliner name has in interesting history. First introduced in 1954 as a green-tinted acrylic glass roof option on the top of the line Ford Crestliner, it proved to be a modest sales success with about 13,000 sold. The main objection to the original iteration of the Skyliner...

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Concours d’Elegance of Texas Comes to Arlington

Sunday, April 23, 2017 Concours d’Elegance of Texas • 9am to 4:30pm Richard Greene Linear Park · 1601 E Randol Mill Road, Arlington, Texas 76011 Richard Greene Linear Park Now in year six and its inaugural season in Arlington, The Concours d’Elegance of Texas will features 125 of the finest motorcars in America. Many of these cars are seldom seen publicly, with many being one-off creations by legendary automotive designers. This is an opportunity to see mechanical sophistication, elegance, and the best in automotive style. The Concours d’Elegance of Texas bill it’s “The Family Concours” with children of all...

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GearBoxTV visits iconic Texas Movie Set Star Hill Ranch

As part of my travels in pursuit of various stories I get to see some cool places and meet great people. A few weeks ago, the Texas Auto Writers Association had been evaluating trucks as part of our annual Truck Rodeo. We had been testing the trucks at an actual ranch, but later we were directed to “Star Hill Ranch” for the awards dinner, which I surmised it would be at another working ranch. We were given a Bee Caves address near Austin, and when I arrived I broke out in a huge grin. Star Hill Ranch wasn’t at...

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