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No stranger to delays

I’m sure all of you know someone who is constantly spouting apologies for their tardiness, but it’s heard so frequently, you pay it little attention. I’m afraid I have to be that person again.

Things are moving swiftly on, our main site, however day jobs, occurrences, and life in general have really gummed up the works as far as updates and new posts, so I felt compelled to take a quick moment to write the small update.

There are a few reviews on deck that have yet to be completed. A car has been tested and photographed, yet a disgusting amount of time has passed since then with no article. I will indeed put this up by sunday (or monday).

Some Bentley news will be up shortly, more pics and specs of a new model, as well as other info that may crop up in the next few weeks. While AutoKinesis isn’t really an automotive news site, we still like to put up the stories and releases we find interesting and think that you would like.

Apart from what needs to be completed, there is a whole ton of stuff scheduled and on deck for the next couple of months that should make things very excited. I’m divided between anticipation and anxiety over all the planning that needs doing.

Right, back to work…

-Alex K-


Not Dead Yet.

Delayed again in posts, but still around. Things are picking up with VM as we’re super close to launch. and it’s captured my focus. Check out the blog for updates and loads of op-eds and reviews. More AutoKinesis content coming very shortly 😉

-Alex K-


More to come…

I’m being lazy in regards to actually writing the test drive, so I thought I’d talk a bit about the shoot.


this car was red, but it was cold.

The weather is a random factor in the scheduling of test drives and it is hard to plan around them. What good is a performance car if the weather is shit and you spend the whole test period going 30mph? the review then turns into how much you liked the interior. Indeed, it’s even hard to get test drives this early in the year because PR figures logically it would be a waste of time to send their 500+mph  RWD supercar to the northeast in January.


V walks the plank.

Fortunately, the weather was forgiving when we had the Audi, and it worked out quite well for both the shoot and the test that it snowed late in the week. I got to drive the car in a variety of conditions, and during one of the heavier snow storms, we had a gorgeous natural setting for a shoot.

moving for the plow again...

moving for the plow again...

We took the Audi to a remote part of the neck and took as many shots as we could before we froze. Driving though the back roads in such fresh snow, the area didn’t seem real. I felt like driving through a stunning Macy’s christmas window display.

The spot we picked was by the water and out of the way. It’s remote location and the weather made thing easy as far as traffic or interruptions, save for a couple times we had to move for a plow. ( which plowed our scenery away…) and the times we had to wipe down the car.

We ended up with a great number of shots and it was hard to narrow down the best ones. I’ve been spending time photoshopping towels and footprints out.

-Alex K.-


Simply Overwhelmed.

I do realize that it’s been ever so long of me to update, made more painful by following up an exciting and successful contest and promises of content updates. First and foremost, all those promises stand.
Secondly, one might derive from Autokinesis‘ static nature of late that there’s nothing going on, and that’s way off the mark as well. If anything I’ve been unbelievably busy with both Auto related stuff as well as personal obligations, all of which would amount to blog upon blog, but the sad truth is I’ve been far too tired and too busy to write a thing. anything. even things I get paid for, let alone a blog.

Ok, bullet point news time:

  • The U.S. Auto industry and what’ been happening. I’ve been following this closely as I’m sure you all have been, and plan to summarize what I’ve learned so far about the drama that’s unfolded, and to give you a bit of insight from a market analyst that I had the privilege to hear speak of the situation a month ago. We’ll compare his predictions and information to what has transpired since then.
  • 2010 Mustang. As an example of “too much to say, too little time,” I actually wrote a “Knee Jerk Reaction” to it, but having failed to finalize the piece, it’s no longer relevant. Nature of the beast, I suppose. Lesson learned.
  • I showed Dan Carlin my Halloween costume.
  • Vanderbilt cup. V-cup, V-cup, V-Cup. yes, I blogged about the Autocross, but I neglected to blog about the actual event. my excuses are thus: The centennial celebration was the day immediately after the Men’s Health Chicago Ubanathlon Mel and I ran, so I was not only physically wrecked, but I ended up being a flag marshal which didn’t allow for much exploration and immersion. I had a great spot, though, for the important stuff, and trust me that stuff did happen.
  • The Vigilant Monkey is primming and grooming himself to be revealed in a surprisingly short time. It’s almost frightening to think that it’s around the corner. so much to do!
  • Speaking of, with VM getting the bulk of my test drive prose, I plan to still write independent views for this site, but expect it to be slightly more..let’s say, raw than the VM article (or for whomever I write for). Think of the blog as the “extras” or “director’s commentary” complement to the polished story, with the informal nature and peek into the inner workings.

So that’s that for now. I will have some stuff up before the new year, and you can hold me to that (or I’ll be forced to send numerous apology pies. yes, pie is a form of currency here, it seems.)

Have a Merry Christmas!!!

-Alex K.-


I’m Behind Again…

I know, I’m overdue. I have 2 posts slow cooking in my “drafts” folder. stay tuned.


-Alex K-