Nelson Ireson, Senior Editor

Nelson is a Senior Editor at High Gear Media focusing on reviewing cars and covering the hottest topics in luxury and performance cars, car culture, and breaking news primarily on High Gear's luxury destination, Born and raised in California but now transplanted to Arkansas, Ireson has a law degree from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and is accredited to practice in the state, though he’s voluntarily inactive. Nelson also holds a degree in Speech Communication from Arkansas State University. His path to the automotive world wasn't a direct one, but his love of cars, speed, and driving ultimately won out. When he manages to come up for air, Ireson is reviewing cars, driving them fast at road courses and autocrosses, navigating rallies, or working on making himself and his car faster.


Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The exotic Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a design-focused, super-performance 2+2 sports car. It was the Italian brand's fastest and most powerful production car before the LaFerrari was introduced. The Berlinetta's rear-wheel drive, front-engine layout ties it to Ferrari's classics, but the technology...Read More»

2010 BMW X5 AWD 4-door 30i Angular Front Exterior View
2010 BMW X5

The BMW X5 gets new updates again this year, but rather than the dramatic changes some had hoped for, styling remains somewhat bland. For 2010, the BMW X5 does pick up one major update: an all-new, 555-horsepower twin-turbocharged performance model, the X5 M. Pricing starts from $47,500...Read More»

2012 BMW X5 AWD 4-door 50i Angular Front Exterior View
2012 BMW X5

A frontrunner in the luxury SUV segment, the 2012 BMW X5 continues to prove its value, moving forward for the new model year with minimal updates. Given its handsome styling, ample space for five passengers, and luxurious interior, that's a good thing. Styled with BMW's brand aesthetics...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2016 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT: Compare Cars

Chevrolet's Corvette has been playing the sports car game for more than 50 years. Going head-to-head with it is a daunting proposition, but Mercedes-AMG’s new GT sports car might just have what it takes. The AMG GT and GT S were built to take on the benchmark of the sports car segment: the...Read More»

2017 Dodge Challenger
2017 Dodge Challenger vs. 2017 Ford Mustang: Compare Cars

Muscle-car fans aren't like other car shoppers. They know what they want, and they're highly unlikely to switch allegiances from Chevy to Dodge to Ford. But maybe you're new to the world of smoky burnouts? Before you buy, it’s worth comparing two of the longest-lived muscle cars on the...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, yellow
2017 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2017 Dodge Viper SRT: Compare Cars

The Chevy Corvette Stingray and the Dodge Viper SRT are two standout options if you're looking for American muscle wrapped in a voluptuous sports-car shape. Yes, there are plenty of very fast muscle cars that would like to contend with these two, but when it comes to track-carving capability and...Read More»

2016 Porsche Boxster 2-door Roadster Angular Front Exterior View
Porsche Boxster

The Porsche Boxster is the most affordable sports car in the German company's lineup and a companion to the hardtop Cayman, and is a sibling to the flagship 911. It's a two-seat, two-door roadster that's simply one of the best-handling sports cars on the road. The Boxster rivals cars such as the...Read More»

2016 Nissan 370Z
2016 Nissan 370Z

Over the course of this generation, Nissan's current 370Z has built on its long heritage, resulting in a thoroughly modern sports car with excellent driving dynamics and (mostly) excellent ride quality. The base car is available in either coupe or convertible form. The NISMO model is...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S
2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

In terms of design and performance, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT is a bold move squarely aimed at the Porsche 911. That’s not to say the sleek, stylish lines don’t pay homage to the incumbent; on the contrary. There are hints of the 911 throughout the AMG GT’s exterior...Read More»

2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed
2016 Bentley Mulsanne

The Bentley Mulsanne is the pinnacle for the luxury brand: a hyper-expensive, hand-built sedan that's infinitely customizable and breathtakingly expensive. The iconic Mulsanne is the bearer for all the Bentley traditions, and is a regal and polished face for the marquee. New for the...Read More»

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