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, MotorAuthority.com. 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.

Articles

May 2014 Car Sales, Prices Continue To Rise As Loan Terms Lengthen
May 2014 Car Sales, Prices Continue To Rise As Loan Terms Lengthen

So far, 2014 has been a good year for car sales, with monthly tallies showing growth at almost all major carmakers, and predictions sunny for summer. May’s car sales figures reflect a continuation of that trend, with many brands reporting their best sales month in years. CHECK OUT: SUVs With...Read More»

2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO
2014 Nissan 370Z

The 2014 Nissan 370Z carries the Z-car tradition with pride, resolving the legacy of the past with the demands of modern sports cars. Evolved from a minimalist coupe, the 370Z has grown into a full-featured grand tourer available in both hardtop and roadster form, and in many ways...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 350
2014 Lexus IS

All-new for the 2014 model year, the Lexus IS sedan dresses up with edge new looks, though under the skin, it shares a fair amount of equipment with its capable predecessor. The 2014 Lexus IS also improves on the previous model’s weaknesses, making for a more complete...Read More»

2015 Lamborghini Huracan
2015 Lamborghini Huracan

Dramatic, unique, and always head-turning, Automobili Lamborghini’s supercars have captured the hearts of car-lovers for a half-century. Today’s Lamborghinis bear little resemblance to the originals, but the spirit remains. Nowhere is that more evident than in the newest...Read More»

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda’s MX-5 Miata has long been one of America’s favorite sports cars, and though the third-generation MX-5 has now been on the market for 8 model years, it’s still brilliant fun and good value. Over the 25 years since its introduction, the Miata has redefined simple...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

Well-rounded and luxurious, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class ranges from a stylish cruiser to a stunning performer, and most stops between. Only minimal changes have been made since the new CLS-Class was introduced in 2012, but then you don't mess with success.Sharing its oily bits with...Read More»

2014 MINI Cooper
2014 MINI Cooper

The MINI brand has gone through many changes in its BMW-owned revival, but the fundamental spirit of driving fun and economical practicality remain. The zippy, cute-faced MINI is a small car that has carved itself a unique niche in the market. For 2014, there aren't any significant...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition
50 Years Of The Ford Mustang: Video

The Ford Mustang has been on the market for a half-century. That's a long time from anyone's perspective, but it's truly remarkable for a car. The newest Mustang promises to usher in the best era of the Mustang yet, though it will take a thorough road test to see if it lives up to its promise...Read More»

2014 Porsche Panamera Diesel
2014 Porsche Panamera

The second-generation Porsche Panamera strikes a balance between athleticism and practicality that few cars can match. At the same time, it's luxurious and feature-packed, with an exemplary range of gasoline, diesel, and hybrid powertrains. The latest addition to the Panamera range, new...Read More»

2014 Nissan Frontier
2014 Nissan Frontier

The compact pickup segment has shrunk severely over the last decade, with few truly compact pickups left. Even those names which once rode on small trucks are up-sizing, including the Chevy Colorado. The Ford Ranger is gone. But the 2014 Nissan Frontier remains, though it too has grown...Read More»

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