About Christopher Tracy

Christopher Tracy After surviving the mine field that is middle school for close to a decade (teaching), I took the advice I’ve given students for years; to follow a passion. I started my own independent auto review blog in April 2011. While working a variety of jobs (5 W-2’s last year), I have come to find that I truly love cars and everything about them. I'll drive anything with four or more wheels: economy hatchbacks, supercars, & hopefully someday a rally car! Maybe a Lancia Stratos, but I'd take a Ford Fiesta R2 as well. Other than cars, my interests include Science Fiction, TV (I don’t have cable.), music that most people haven’t heard of (I’m not a hipster), and I’m a huge fan of stand-up comedy. Sometimes my sarcasm will get in the way of the actual point that I am trying to make. It’s like a disease and I can’t stop. Can you be addicted to sarcasm? Was that sarcastic? I live in suburban Kansas City with a wonderful woman who puts up with me starting my own auto review site, two active boys (4 yrs. & 18 mths.), and one neurotic Labrador-mutt (7yrs.), who hates the rain.

Author Archives: Christopher Tracy

First Drive: The 2015 Ford Edge

March 13th, 2015 | by Christopher Tracy

We get behind the wheel for a first drive of the redesigned 2015 Ford Edge. If you need a fast, fun family-hauler, this might be the car for you.

Quick Drive: 2014 Ford Fiesta And Ford Fusion Energi

July 25th, 2013 | by Christopher Tracy

Last month I attended the Ford 2014 Model Year, where I felt very out of place with colleagues (can you call them colleagues if you don’t get paid?) from the big car publications and also felt quite at home with my cronies from Internet obscurity. But I was there to drive some cars and give some impressions, and that is what I plan to do

Review: The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL

July 23rd, 2013 | by Christopher Tracy

The C-Max is the first hybrid that I have spent a significant amount of time with. My other experiences are an hour with a Prius and 3 laps of a test track in a Focus Electric. I liked the Focus Electric and was underwhelmed with the Prius, but the C-Max has opened my eyes to hybrids! I learned a lot about myself, my driving style, and what it means to be a hybrid driver slow

Tesla Model S Production Exceeds 400 Per Week Goal

July 18th, 2013 | by Christopher Tracy

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, has stated in an interview with Bloomberg that they are building Model S’s faster than you can spell, “Porsche Doppelkupplung.” He didn’t actually say that. His actual quote? “We’re above 400 a week at the current manpower, and not trivially above it.” He didn’t elaborate to the actual number of Model S’s being produced per week, but it means Tesla production is amping up even beyond expectations

The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor Is The EcoBoost Sport Truck Of Your Dreams

July 2nd, 2013 | by Christopher Tracy

I was invited to Dearborn, Michigan on Ford's dime to drive the 2014 Ford Fiesta and the 2014 Fusion Energi, but we’re already off topic. We are here to talk about trucks! While I was in Dearborn, Ford presented us with the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor, an EcoBoost, performance-centric pickup that is everything right-and-wrong about the auto industry.. This is a truck that takes me back…

2013 Ford Fusion SE EcoBoost Review

April 30th, 2013 | by Christopher Tracy

Christopher Tracy reviews the 2013 Ford Fusion with the 1.6 liter EcoBoost engine. Does the tiny turbocharged engine live up to Ford's promises of performance and fuel economy? Hit the jump to find out

2013 Ford Escape Titanium

December 12th, 2012 | by Christopher Tracy

The all-new 2013 Ford Escape is on dealership lots, and besides sporting a new look it also has a new suite of engines and cool technologies that make this little SUV a big bargain. After I just spent a week with the 2013 Ford Escape, I came away reasonably impressed. Here's why

Review: 2012 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty CNG

December 3rd, 2012 | by Christopher Tracy

The Ram has Hemi power, burns natural gas, only costs $25 to fill the CNG tanks, and could flatten most family sedans without batting an eye. It’s a set of 36’s away from being a Monster Truck...and yet it still counts as a green vehicle

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