Brian L'Ecuyer

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13 Refreshing and Fruity Sangria Recipes

What’s one of the best ways to celebrate summer? If you ask us, it’s with a glass of sangria in hand. First introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the punch has been around for centuries. And with all that history (you can read more about it here), come hundreds of …


Ford unveils USAF Thunderbirds Edition Mustang for charity

Unique livery includes a custom-painted belly pan.<p>As it has for several years running, Ford has created a special one-of-a-kind Mustang to be auctioned for charity at the 2013 EAA AirVenture in OshKosh,Wisconsin. This year's car, a 2014 Mustang GT, takes its inspiration and visual motif from the …

Sports Cars

Slideshow: 2014 Ford Mustang USAF Thunderbirds Edition

For the 2013 EAA Air Venture Young Eagles auction, Ford has built a one-off, customized, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds-themed Mustang GT. It even has a custom belly pan painted to mimic a Thunderbirds F-16 underbody.<p>Just don't do barrel rolls in it. That won't end well.

Sports Cars

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTEC 4MATIC

Diesel. Four-cylinder. Truck. Yup.<p>There's faint ticking noise in the distance and a barely audible <i>whoosh</i>. Must be coming from the car in the next lane, you think. It couldn't be much closer, and anyway, the engine is remarkably smooth—think a big six with lots of torque. Except that you're on a …

First Drive: 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550

It lacks a kitchen sink.<p>There was already a lot going on in the S-class. In the latest version, almost every system has been improved, most of them having nothing to do with thetraditional notion of a car.<p>The car part is relatively unchanged: The 4.7-liter V8 and seven-speed automatic transmission …

Driverless Cars

Tesla now copying wireless companies, redefines "free" as $2000

Only the high-end 85-kilowatt-hour Model S includes fast-charging capability.<p>Amid the recent hype about the nationwide expansion of the free Tesla Supercharger fast-charging network, one very important detail has been largely overlooked. Taking a page from the mobile-phone-company playbook where …

Electric Vehicles

Mustangs and the path not taken

Nine Mustangs that could have been.<p>The Ford Mustang didn't just burst on the scene in 1964 out of thin air. The idea had to come from somewhere. And what spurred Ford to develop a compact coupe with standout styling was none other than the Chevrolet Corvair. While the Falcon-based Mustang did have …