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A whole lot of updates on AK – pics and video!

Hi everyone,

this space has been left unattended for a month at the very least, but I now have the opportunity to share with you what we’ve been doing over at We have car reviews up with several more on deck, a multitude of photos and our first original videos!

We attended the Americana Manhasset Concours D’Elegance on Oct. 10th. click here to see our video and photo gallery of the event.

This is our first venture into cutting a video for the site. It’s more of an exercise in what we hope to accomplish in the near future.

Also live is our long overdue review of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited, a car I enjoyed but learned a painful lesson about time management and the delaying of writing a review. I have several new ones to write and I’m desperately trying to avoid repeating the same pattern.

Check out the Sonata review here.

And lastly, here are some shots for upcoming features on AutoKinesis:

Thanks for reading! Keep checking AutoKinesis for more news and articles!

and visit our youtube channel and let us know what you think of our new videos.

-Alex K-



Keepin’ busy

Hey all. Updates have been admittedly slow, but we’ve been busy! Behold, proof!

Stay tuned for some tales from behind the wheel of these cars and more. Right, back to work…

-Alex K-


AutoKinesis is 2!!!

autokinesis collage copy

A year ago, there wasn’t even an AutoKinesis, it was just a blog that didn’t want to be called “blog,” a journal of all the things I had happen to me, which all changed thanks to some delectable apple pie.

What was once a silly blog with a silly name, then became something slightly serious, has become a chronicle of adventures and stories, a photo gallery of gorgeous cars, a forum of news and discussion, and more to the point, my own little slice of the internet that I get to hang out at and talk to you about cars.  Here’s a quick look back at all the things we got to share:

Whoo. I got tired typing that.

Many thanks to the people who make this blog happen, like Melissa for her editing (even if it’s just to point out misplaced caps and so forth) , and Victor for his photos (and both of them for being my partners in crime). Thanks for the commenters who give this blog life with their opinions, and most of all, a very sincere thank you all for reading. I am excitedly looking forward to what year 3 will bring, and I hope you all are as well.

Thanks Again!!!!

-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.-


Back in the saddle


Off season’s officially over, kids. stay tuned….


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.-