2018 Toyota Tacoma Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Pickup trucks have never been more popular, and the Toyota Tacoma is one we think is a nice right-size alternative to the full-size variety. Of course, if your truck is used for pulling or hauling, you?ll need the big one. For all others with new truck aspirations, the 2018 Toyota…

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2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro 4×4 Double Cab Test Drive

?2017 Toyota Tacoma expands its roster? Joining Tacoma Ranks this year ? TRD Pro model. Just like Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma offers 31 flavors based on two cab types, the extended Access Cab and four-door Double Cab, each available in 4×2 or 4×4 configurations. Access Cab models provide under-seat rear storage space,…

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2017 Toyota Tacoma Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Some people need a full-size pickup because they are pulling something big, like a trailer or boat; while others just like to drive trucks. For those who like trucks and occasionally must haul something or pull something, we think the 2017 Toyota Tacoma offers a great opportunity to drive something…

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NWAPA Mudfest 2016 ? Part 2

  By Bill & Barbara Schaffer Shelton, Wash. ? In NWAPA Mudfest 2016 — Part 1 we reviewed the Outdoor Activity Vehicles from the Compact Utility, Premium Compact Utility and Family categories. In Part 2 we feature the Premium, Extreme Capability and Pickup categories. This year?s program was held at the Ridge Motorsports Park in…

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2016 Toyota Tacoma Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer For those of us that think full-size trucks are too large, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is a great option or as they say in the fairy tales, a ?just right? size. For us it was just nice to be driving a truck that fit into the garage without having to…

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2012 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4×4 T/X Baja Series

?Toyota?s Tacoma 4×4 TRD TX-Baja Series: A Hard core Off-Roader?? Toyota claims that their Tacoma is the best-selling compact pickup truck in North America, and has been since 2005. Some manufacturers have scaled dramatically back or have even abandoned the compact pickup market segment, while Toyota continues to forge ahead, adding greater value and new…

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LeMay – America?s Car Museum sets opening date

Through rain and shine the fundraising and construction on the LeMay ? America?s Car Museum (ACM) gone on without missing a beat.? Even with the recession the ambitious projects has moved forward on-time and on-budget, and now ACM management announced that the Tacoma, Wash., project, built mostly through philanthropic funding, will have its 2012 grand…

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