2018 Honda Odyssey Elite: Minivan Swag for Minivan Dads

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Trust me when I say I didn’t mind the title of “minivan dad” over the holidays when we journeyed from Silver Spring, MD to Atco, NJ to spend the festive occasion with family and close friends back home. It’s a yearly tradition that convenes over 30 family members so you know the gift giving was a bit generous. Thankfully our testing of the 2018 Honda Odyssey Elite came at an opportune time for ultimate road trip convenience and comfort. Specifically, we needed special transport to secure four occupants and the 40+ gifts wrapped for family, friends, and a group of kids in need. No problem in the storage department! [Read more…]

All-new smart fortwo electric drive cabrio: pump-less, top-less and size-less!

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Vehicle sustainability is the most talked about subject matter in the transportation industry right now as it relates to preserving precious resources and stabilizing the health of Mother Earth. And it’s no small wonder that electric current is atop every automaker’s mind. With the smart fortwo electric drive cabrio consumers will receive the best of three worlds including a micro vehicle that can park virtually anywhere, a minuscule ride that lets you rejuvenate with the sun, and a miniature car empowered with plug-in energy. [Read more…]

Jeep Lifestyles with the all-new 2018 Wrangler

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

When all hell hits the fan it would be in your best interest to posses the keys to a Jeep, preferably the 2018 Wrangler. The goal is to get away swiftly and discretely in a 4×4 with the versatility to triumph any terrain that leads to salvation. That’s probably what the armed forces thought 75 years ago. As the story goes Willys-Overland’s beat out Bantam and Ford in 1941 as the principle supplier of the U.S. Army’s 1,500 go-anywhere and structurally rigid reconnaissance vehicles. Later the world would come to know this quintessential 4×4 as the Jeep. [Read more…]

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Experienced by Sekou Writes

My chauffeur scared me half to death during the pickup from LAX for the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross test drive. After I asked him how long it would take to drive to the hotel he volunteered some additional information. “You heard about the fires, right?” He was talking about the Skirball fires that had been raging across Ventura County and into Bel Air. “Well,” he continued, “all the hotel employees are wearing gas masks.” [Read more…]

2018 Washington, DC Auto Show Sizzle Video

The 2018 Washington, DC Auto Show is returning January 26 to February 4 and will feature more than 700 vehicles from 35 automakers including custom Kia Stingers, Nissan’s Star Wars Cars, the 3rd annual ART-of-Motion exhibit, a massive Jaguar Land Rover indoor driving course and much more. Stay tuned for the excitement! #AutomotiveRhythms #WAS18 #MyDCcool #ThrottleLife

2018 Hyundai Accent Sedan: Welcome to the Valley of Fire

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Using the electrifying atmosphere of the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada as a backdrop, Hyundai showcased a cadre of accessorized rides to entice showgoers with their diverse vehicle platforms. The fire and fury from the collection of impressive customs included a 271-horsepower i30 N performance car and the indomitable Santa Fe Sport Moab Edition with 100 additional horses under the hood. After the noise died down round two of the SEMA excursion kicked off to incorporate a daylong test drive in the Valley of Fire with the 2018 Hyundai Accent which is now in its 5th generation. [Read more…]

6 Things Every Mountain Biker Should Know About Their Bike, GMBN

Although Mountain Bike maintenance can be simple at times, there are a few simple tricks that everyone should know about their bike. Some of these even experienced mechanics can forget sometimes… Subscribe to GMBN: http://gmbn.eu/subscribe [Read more…]

Take a Walk Through Nature

 

For the preservation of life spend time within Mother Nature as much and as often as possible. With technology that continues to replace basic humans skills we must escape the digital world to maintain purity of the spirit, physical prowess, and mental clarity. Moreover, we must choose plant-based foods that enliven the mind and body opposed to processed, engineered, and animal products that degrade and deteriorate the fabric of our framework. Aptly so, neurogenesis is stifled when toxins control your foundation. It’s a way of life folks, not a temporary solution.

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited: Great Adventures

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Subaru is a special automotive brand for special individuals who enjoy the naturalistic side of life. Adventure is in the blood of their veins and the oil of their rides. So it’s no wonder that each influences the other to maintain consistent activity levels, load the family calendar with excitement, and habitually hit trails, lakes, and campgrounds on weekends. So of course when our Venetian Red Pearl 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited rolled into the driveway the only thing on the top of my mind was how many times I would mountain bike that week and what new parks I would visit. It’s instinctual when you have the keys to a Subie! [Read more…]

2018 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 4WD Crew Cab: American Made

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

I love it when a strong, authoritative pickup truck roles into the Automotive Rhythms driveway for a weekly evaluation. Suddenly your entire schedule and demeanor changes to mesh with the newfangled call to duty whether it’s yard work, hauling away fallen trees you chopped up, Home Depot runs to snag fresh work gear and tools, taking the snow blower in finally for maintenance, or rounding up the mountain bikes for a weekend of single tracks with your buddies. Yes, I did most of that with our 2018 Dark Slate Metallic GMC Sierra Denali 1500 4WD Crew Cab. Plus my daughters love when I escort them to school in a big, bad 4-wheeler. [Read more…]