Sonny Bynum

Happy Memorial Day – remembering military servicemembers
  This weekend is Memorial Day weekend in the U.S., and is considered by many to unofficially signal the start of the summer season, including celebrations that range from pool and beach parties to our personal favorite, road trips. However, Memorial Day, which is celebrated every year on the last Monday in May (May 25 this year), is also, as its name suggests, an official U.S. holiday that commemorates those persons that have died while in active military service. In honor of, and gratitude for, our five branches of the U.S. military, we present a list of service of servicemembers… Read More

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WARNING: Spoilers not ahead anymore. They have all been redacted. Mad Men has had quite a run. And that was one impressive way to end a perennially impressive show. I’ll never forget the look on •••’s face when ••••• said, “I •••• you.” And that one last shot that •••• got in on ••• - classic ••••. I’ll miss those jibes. And of course, there was the moment between ••• and ••••• that many will remember as finally summarizing the pith and subtlety of that show we call ••• •••. Makes you think. And with the end of this slice… Read More

2015 Monaco ePrix this weekend
It’s time for a little bit of trivia. Question: What do Grace Kelly, the fastest car in the world, Ed Begley, Jr., a quarter of a million dollars and 19th-century American inventor Joseph Henry all have in common? Answer: The 2015 Monaco ePrix all-electric race. How: The Monaco ePrix is an all-electric car race and part of the regular Formula E  (all-electric) race season. The Monaco ePrix takes place on the Circuit de Monaco, which is commonly referred to as simply "Monte Carlo" as much of it is inside of the Monte Carlo neighborhood… Read More

Cinco de Mayo – Mexico’s auto industry is booming
Today is Cinco de Mayo, which translates from Spanish as May 5. The holiday itself tends to be somewhat misunderstood, and is often mistakenly thought to represent Mexico's day of independence, which is actually September 16. In fact, Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, when a battalion of Mexican soldiers were victorious over the larger and better equipped French invaders. Carlos Tortolero, president of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, in describing the historical significance of the holiday, said, "This one day, Mexico won the battle." Well, here at RoadLoans, being… Read More

Mayweather and Pacquiao – two people with excellent taste in vehicles
Tomorrow night (May 2, 2015), in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, two seasoned and well-known welterweight fighters will face off in what is being hailed as the "Battle for Greatness" and "The Fight of the Century." The fight card for the event will feature seven bouts, all between the featherweight and welterweight categories, with the Mayweather-Pacquiao match being the headliner. The event is expected to gross up to $400 million, meaning that it will be the richest fight in boxing history. So, the obvious question that we know that… Read More

Movie vehicles – cool, even when not real
The entertainment world always brings us such shiny and interesting vehicles, even when they're not real. Here's what we've got for you: The upcoming movie, the release date, our favorite vehicle that can be spotted in the trailer, and, of course, the trailer itself. You can thank us later. Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1, 2015 In the second installment of the main Avengers movie series, there will be no shortage of amazing action, excitement and digitally enhanced destruction. Hulk indeed smash. Our vehicle pick from the trailer: Black Widow's two-wheeled motorized mobilizer… Read More

Vehicle maintenance – or not – for summer driving
Summer is approaching fast. The last crisp, frosty days of winter and spring are melting back into memory and giving way to the driver's opportunism: the desire for the open road. Are you ready to travel? We're betting you are. Glance into your pantry and take a look at the remainder of last year's victual provisions. Jerky? Check. Sports drink powder? Check. Expiration dates all still in the future? Ummm ... You can mess up a lot of stuff about travel, but one thing that you don't want to fail to do is to prepare your vehicle adequately for the… Read More

Top 5 hypercars from the 2015 Geneva Auto Show
The 2015 Geneva Auto Show marks the 85th year of the famed international motor show held in Geneva, Switzerland. Every year, prototypes, international partnerships, technical breakthroughs and new equipment are announced at the show, but it is usually the exotic hypercars that take the spotlight. These cars, from makers like British manufacturer Aston Martin and Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg, are the stuff of dreams – and that’s what they’ll remain for most of us. The huge majority of people will never even see a hypercar, much less find themselves behind the wheel of one of these exotic machines. This infographic gives… Read More

The cars of “Furious 7”
Things are about to get Furious up in here. In the first movie in the series, “The Fast and the Furious,” there were complex relationships within the lives and pursuits of characters from mostly the lower socioeconomic strata of Los Angeles suburbs, and the peculiar way in which their secret lives led even their enemies to see them as human, and worthy of love and respect. Now, it's all about the cars. And the crashes. And the jokes. Don't get me wrong. These movies still have stories. The interplay between talented people and the snappy dialogue that some of your… Read More

The 2015 Jeep Renegade. Photo: Sonny Bynum
  Let it never be said that the auto industry doesn’t know how to put on a show. If you’re in the Dallas area this weekend, and you are in the market for a new car, an automotive enthusiast or just a fan of fun, this is your official notice that you are welcome and encouraged to go. Even from the perspective of industry insiders, this is fun, and a pretty good deal.   The 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 Texas Ranger concept truck. You should… Read More