Jonathan McGrew, Contributing Writer

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Jonathan McGrew has had a steering wheel in his hands since before he could walk. It was inevitable that he would start racing, earning recognition as an SCCA F Production racer in his small (but fast!) MGB-GT. Even when the MGB is off the track under repair, there is a silver Hyundai Elantra that assuages the racing bug during SCCA Rally Cross season. Jonathan is a graduate in Business Marketing from the University of Colorado in Denver, the lead graphic artist for a major printing hardware vendor, and a budding entrepreneur as he begins his car journalism and blogging career and nurtures McGrewGroup Designs. Jonathan lives in Denver, Colorado with assorted cars and a motorcycle, a partner, and a one-eyed Husky named Jack.

Articles

  • The automotive industry can be like a good telenovela—lots of teasers and to be continued endings. That is exactly what we have on our hands right now with the latest images released by Ford....

  • Counting Down To 2011: Top ASC Article for November and December 2010

    Here we are down to the last two months of our count down to the New Year! The last two months have been full of holidays—they have also been full of automotive news as we ramp up to the Detroit Auto Show in January. News for November and December included the Mitsubishi i-MiEV reaching 5000...

  • Counting Down To 2011: Top ASC Article for September and October 2010

    As we get closer to our current articles we though we would combine the last couple of articles as we make our way to New Years—the east coast sooner than others in the U.S. September and October saw articles on the New IBE Concept in Paris, a report on the L.A. Harbor reducing tolls for...

  • Counting Down To 2011: Top ASC Article for August 2010

    As people on the other side of the globe ring in their New Year, we continue to roll towards our own celebrations here in the States. In just under seven hours the eastern seaboard will ring in the New Year, so we better get a move on for the second half of our count down to 2011—the best of...

  • Counting Down To 2011: Top ASC Article for July 2010

    July is a good time in the U.S. Generally it is warm as summer is in full swing and it bring the celebration of our Independence Day. In fact, on July 4th we ran an article on the 2011 Honda CR-Z, Honda’s first sports hybrid. Other headlines that posted during the month included the start of...

  • Counting Down To 2011: Top ASC Article for June 2010

    Here we are at mid-2010 already! As we roll through the months counting down to the beginning of 2011 it is interesting to review what was happening during 2010. June was a month that saw AllSmallCars.com participating in the Rocky Mountain Driving Experience, which included driving the 2010...

  • News is a big part of AllSmallCars.com because we like to keep you the consumer up to date on the latest small car news. However, it is also our goal to give you useful opinions and advice in the...

  • Counting Down To 2011: Top ASC Article for April 2010

    To close out first quarter of 2010 we turn to April on the calendar. Now April is a busy month for the Rocky Mountain Region, where yours truly is based, because it is the time that the Colorado Auto Dealers Association puts on the Denver Auto Show. In fact, the first part of the month on...

  • Counting Down To 2011: Top ASC Article for March 2010

    Making our way towards the end of the first quarter of 2010, March is one of those months that generally include a lot of Spring Break tips for those going on holiday, as well as, reports about the New York Auto Show. The article that really stuck with us this year from March 2010 wasn’t auto...

  • Counting Down To 2011: Top ASC Article for February 2010

    For some the year has probably flown by and for others it might seem like it won’t end. Either way when we look back at what was going in February 2010 there was a lot to comment on. We had Diesel designing a special edition Fiat 500 for the Geneva Auto Show, news that about $25K would buy...

  • Counting Down To 2011: Top ASC Article for January 2010

    Being that it is almost New Year’s Eve, it seems appropriate to look back at the news, reviews and opinions that have shaped the automotive industry during 2010. Think of it as our ten-article count down to the New Year. So make sure you check out all ten installments where we here at...

  • 2012 Ford Focus To Become Part Of Company Custom Graphics Program

    The 2012 Ford Focus has a lot to offer consumers like the torque vectoring control we wrote about yesterday. However, Ford isn’t just offering functional features for the all-new Focus, they are also going to offer vehicle tattoos. For those who aren’t familiar, vehicle tattoos are the...

  • Recently we talked about the 2011 Acura TSX Wagon and it got us thinking about the other wagons on the market. As mentioned in our previous article, the one that seems to dominate the near luxury...

  • Top Of Its Class: 2012 Ford Focus Offers Class-Leading Cornering Control

    Yesterday Ford announced another feature on the 2012 Ford Focus that is not only exclusive to the Focus in its class, but also positions Ford as a leader in safety. Borrowing from the Ford press release, Ford says the 2012 Focus ‘can carve through turns like a downhill skier” with the...

  • Revisiting the 2009 Nissan Cube After a Year of Service

    The 2009 Nissan Cube made quite a statement when it came on the auto scene. It was a car that pushed the comfort zone of some consumers with its odd shape, Jacuzzi inspired interior, picture frame windows and square of shag carpeting on the dash. In fact, it still does. However, time has passed...

  • Wagon Added to Acura TSX Line-up For 2011

    At one time station wagons were the family vehicle for Americans. In fact, the station wagon became a part of Americana. Then came the introduction of the minivan and later the sport utility vehicle, fondly referred to as a SUV. The shift started in the ‘80s and the SUV craze took hold in the...

  • Success or Failure: 2011 Kia Optima Goes Turbo

    There is no doubt that the folks driving Kia today have a sense of humor. There is also no doubt that they have an agenda to get noticed by consumers and go head to head with their Japanese competition—not to mention competition from the American contingent like Ford. That said, performance...

  • 2012 Mercedes SLK Spied In Colorado

    The 2012 Mercedes Benz SLK has been in the news quite regularly as of late between the spy shots of the Magic Sky Control Roof and the actual press release for the new technology. The 2012 Mercedes Benz SLK has actually been spied for quite some time now with some of the earliest photos hitting the...

  • The Toyota Prius is expected to have some company in the model line up soon with the anticipated debut of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid (PHV) and the yet named compact minivan. However, today news hit the...

  • Nissan Sticks To 100 Miles Per Charge

    Since the EPA reported their official figures on the equivalent mile per gallon for the Nissan LEAF there has been a lot of discussion on its range. To recap, the EPA rated the driving range on the LEAF at 73 miles on a single full charge. To say that is a little disappointing considering the...

  • 2007-2008 Honda Fit Sees Some 143,083 Recalls

    Recalls aren’t something that we are used to reporting on when it comes to Honda’s subcompact and compact segment. That said, Honda is recalling some 143,083 2007-2008 Honda Fit models for a defect in the headlights. According to our sources, certain models have a defect in the wiring...

  • Ford C-MAX Offers Class Leading Intelligent Automatic Liftgate

    Ford is a name that is becoming synonymous with innovation with class leading technology like the Sync entertainment system, EcoBoost and Active Park Assist (a feature that self -parellel parks the vehicle). The newest announcement coming out of the Ford camp has to do with the new compact...

  • MINI Hints At Model Shake Up With Paceman Concept

    This summer all the talk in the MINI camp was about the 2011 MINI Countryman—especially at MINI TAKES THE STATES 2010. Now as the holiday season comes into full swing we turn our eyes towards 2011 and the Detroit Auto Show on January 10th. MINI, not to be caught without something interesting...

  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra: Now With Rear-Seat Heaters

    It is no secret that Hyundai is trying to go up market with their car offerings. The 2011 Hyundai Sonata gives customers offerings that are perceived to be higher-end offerings like reverse-camera, heated seats, navigation and Bluetooth to name a few. In fact, the Sonata has even made the Car and...

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