Aaron Turpen

Mercedes-Benz hosted a virtual Concours-style show with several celebrity guests via the Zoom application. The platform allowed friends of Mercedes to showcase their cars and collections and benefit the American Red Cross during the coronavirus pandemic.

Celebrities included Jay Leno, walking through his impressive collection of Mercedes-Benz vehicles from a “factory hot rod” made in 1972 and an “ultimate luxury car” from the same year. Rap star Ludacris showed his AMG GT C Coupe which he says is his ultimate therapy.

Martha Stewart highlighted her GLS 550, which she called both “safe and practical” and says she drives daily. Rickie Fowler talked about speed and performance from his S 63 model while Madelaine Petsch talked about automatic parallel parking in Los Angeles thanks to her A220 sedan.

Hannah Elliot has a near-vintage 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL she loves for its personality and class. Cole Walliser showed off a beautiful 1991 two-door G-Wagon along with stories of a trip to Moab, Utah to go off-roading in it. Mike Kunz toured the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center to highlight his favorite, the 300 SL Gullwing from 1956.

Other classics included: a 1908 chain-drive Mercedes with a Benz Aero engine (nicknamed Rabbit-the-First), a 1956 300 SL Gullwing, a 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3, 1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Kompressor, a 1988 560 SL and a 1991 G 300 D. In addition, dynamic new models that were highlighted included the A 220, the GLS 550, the AMG S 63 Coupe, the AMG G 63 and the AMG GT C Coupe.

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In a new video from Hyundai, celebrating the launch of their latest fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), comes a great explanation of how hydrogen fuel cells work.

“Hyundai fuel cell SUVs, including both the current model NEXO and previous generation Tucson Fuel Cell SUV, have accumulated well over ten million miles on California roads, all while producing clean H2O emissions and no negative effects on the environment,” says Hyundai.

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In this episode, Aaron talks about heavy duty pickups with Tim Esterdahl of The HD truck industry has changed a lot in the past couple of years and continues to make rapid developments in powertrains, comfort, and capability. Tim explains where things are and what’s coming soon, including information on the new electric HD truck from Bollinger and the upcoming Ford Tremor package, which will compete with the Ram Power Wagon in off-road prowess. That and more in this informative chat with Tim.

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See Kristin’s interview with an engineer at GM about HD trucks here:

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The 2020 Ford Expedition is a big, well-made sport utility that straddles a line between being a traditional body-on-frame SUV and a more car-like crossover. With tons of interior room and excellent capability, it’s a solid choice in family hauling. In the FX4 off-road package, it’s also a great weekend getaway to wherever machine.

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Got 12 people to tote around? Need a big van you can pulls the seats out of and use as a warehouse? Like the idea of huge amounts of interior space and four-wheel drive? The Sprinter’s got it all.

In this review, Aaron shows off the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van in its passenger configuration. And he does it from the cool kids seats in the back.

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Aaron gets cleaned up and talks about a Lexus NX and why the F Sport model is probably worth skipping. The NX is Lexus’ aim towards small families and single parents and it hits the mark very well. Most of the time. Find out what Aaron thinks and what’s up with this luxury crossover.

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