George Straton

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An automotive enthusiast since an orange toy VW Beetle ended up in his playpen and following him everywhere, George Straton has been chief editor at ChicagoNow.com/Drive-He-Said automotive lifestyle blog since 2010. In 2017 George established Roadblazing.com, dedicated to accurate and relevant automotive reviews, news and road trip stories. George is a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and the Phoenix Automotive Press Association. George also happens to be an attorney and Loyola University of Chicago Ramblers fan.

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2020 Kia Soul X-Line – Bottom Line Review

Small and square accommodates urban Hipster and Hip Hop Hamster pegs when Kia casts the cute ute hole. Where others have failed at mini vehicular...

2019 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Final Edition – Quick Spin Review

"SO LONG, FAREWELL, AUF WIEDERSEHEN, GOOD NIGHT...." As the camera zooms out on the most iconic of retro personal coupes/ convertibles ever made, the 2019 Volkswagen...

2020 Kia Telluride SX V6 AWD – Bottom Line Review

On June 24, 1889, Robert LeRoy Parker, fellow cattle rustler Matt Warner and two of the McCarty brothers pulled their first heist at the San...

2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N-Line – Quick Spin Review

SPOILER ALERT: N-Line ≠ N. For the U.S. market Hyundai's full blown Namyang specials are currently limited to the Veloster N 4-door sportback. INSTEAD: what N-Line...

2019 Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design – Bottom Line Review

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