Lyndon Johnson-- yes, that's his real name-- is a journalist, editor and avid fan of cars and motorcycles. In his spare time between writing/editing for a small-town weekly newspaper and nailing perfect rev-matched downshifts while managing Facebook's Manual Transmission Preservation Society, he freelances at Technology Tell's In-Car Tech Tell.

One-of-a-kind BMW i8 brings $825K in charity auction

A bidder at Gooding and Company’s Pebble Beach Auction got a one-of-a-kind BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition for the princely sum of $825,000.


First BMW i8 PHEV sports cars delivered at Pebble Beach

The first BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports cars were delivered to some pretty elite customers at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last week, according to the German automaker.

Subaru Legacy, Outback earn Top Safety Pick + status

Subaru EyeSight crash avoidance technology helped the redesigned Subaru Legacy and Outback get Top Safety Pick + ratings in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing.

Record valet shenanigans in your new Corvette? Yes, you can.

Heads up, valet drivers: Get saucy with the clientele’s new Corvette, and you might get caught red-handed. Prod the skinny pedal at your own peril.

So long, Sonata: Infinity audio sends 2014 Hyundai Sonata out on high note

The optional Infinity audio system equipped on our 2014 Hyundai Sonata limited sends the last year of the swoopy Sonata out on a high note.

Porsche with a plug: Confessions of a first-time PHEV user

My time with the Porsche Panamera S e-hybrid was very interesting, especially considering it was my first experience with a plug-in hybrid and my first time driving a car that would cost more to replace than my house. As with most first-time experiences, there was a learning curve.

McLaren P1 GTR is an unapologetic hybrid race car

The McLaren P1 GTR was unveiled last week as a “design concept” that, according to the automaker, aims to be the “most track-tailored and most-powerful produced by McLaren Special Operations to date.” Do we wish we could get some track time in one? Of course we do.

Secrets revealed: 2015 Ford F-150 seamless sliding rear window

When I heard about the 2015 Ford F-150′s seamless sliding rear window, I thought, “Why hasn’t this happened before?”

Ford, DTE Energy to cover 360 parking spaces in solar panels

It’s the ultimate solar carport: Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn, MI headquarters will see 360 parking spaces covered by solar panels and get 30 new EV chargers charged by those solar panels.

Nearly six-figure Slade: ’15 Cadillac Escalade Platinum is $90K

Add a few options to the tech-laden 2015 Cadillac Escalade, and it’s not hard to imagine the price tag cracking the $100,000 barrier.


Mando designs three-wheel ESC for Elio Motors

When you plan to produce a three-wheel car as Elio Motors is planning, it makes your stability control strategy more, shall we say, interesting.

Officially official: Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is coming

Well, we told you so: The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is going to be a real thing. Four doors. Eight cylinders. Eight forward speeds. Seven hundred seven horsepower. And it’ll do the quarter in 11 seconds flat.

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