Author: Vance Landers

Test Driving the 2016 Fiat 500x

Test Driving the 2016 Fiat 500X Around Los Angeles

I was recently invited to come and join the Fiat team for the unveiling of their new 2016 Fiat 500X. In Beverly Hills we were treated to rooms at the appropriately Italian themed Hotel, Mr C. Along with some wining and dining, the press managed to take quite a drive through the hills of Malibu.

Ken Gushi of Scion Racing

Scion Drifting with Ken Gushi and Fredric Aasbo

Every year there’s at least one good reason to go down to the lovely city of Long Beach. I am of course talking about the annual Toyota Grand Prix. A week long event that includes seven different races, each more spectacular than the last.

The Big Leap

Lacoste “The Big Leap”

Sometimes we get put into situations where we have to make a choice. You don’t like these situations typically, but they do happen. Occasionally though, in spite of the awkwardness and poor timing, you feel like taking a chance.

Documentary Shorts - SXSW 2014

Top 3 Documentary Shorts at SXSW 2014

SXSW had two Short Documentary series. I was able to see about half of them, and these are my favorites, one of which happened to be the winner of the competition.

2015 KIA K900

Test Drive: 2015 KIA K900

The first thing you notice about the new 2015 KIA K900 is the way it looks. In a very unassuming way, this car blends in with what has traditionally become the luxury sedan.

KIA K900 at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach

KIA K900 Experience at The Resort at Pelican Hill

Normally I wouldn’t stay at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California. Why? Well basically because it’s pretty damn pricey. The rooms are huge, the restaurants are amazing, there’s a giant infinity pool and an award winning spa.