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

2015 Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon Denali, Chevrolet Suburban: First Drives
2015 Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon Denali, Chevrolet Suburban: First Drives

The world, and the United States, has changed a lot since the late 1990s, not least in the automotive sphere. There are electric cars that aren't punchlines to poorly told jokes; electric cars which are in fact Very Good Things. Hybrids are common, no longer the sole province of the most...Read More»

1999 Aston Martin DB7
Aston Martin DB7

The Aston Martin DB7, like many of the brands other models, was a surprisingly short history despite its seemingly iconic status in the world of performance and design. Built for a decade from 1994-2004, the DB7 bridged a transitional period for Aston Martin as it was under Ford ownership for the...Read More»

2010 aston martin dbs volante 013
Aston Martin DBS

Though it shares much of the troubled history of the British automotive industry, the Aston Martin brand has always somehow seemed above the fray, earning legendary spots in James Bond films, a role the DBS has taken to twice. Not unlike Bond himself, the Aston Martin DBS has reinvented itself...Read More»

2000 Ferrari 360 Modena
Ferrari 360

Maranello's beloved brand, founded as a racing team in 1929 and moving into road cars in 1947, has given the world many of its great cars--both in design terms and in performance measures. The Ferrari 360, while not yet in the multi-million-dollar auction range, is destined to be one of those great...Read More»

2014 Porsche Cayman
2014 Porsche Cayman

The Porsche Cayman presents an interesting quandary: opt for the iconic but increasingly luxurious and high-tech 911, or save a little cash and get most of the same fun in a smaller, more traditional sports car package? Like its soft-top sibling, the Boxster, Porsche's Cayman is...Read More»

2014 Audi TTS Roadster Competition
2014 Audi TT

The Audi TT remains a unique, stylish, and fun-to-drive entry in the compact sports luxury class, but it's nearing the end of its run in its current form. A new TT is expected soon for the 2015 model year, but for now, the 2014 model continues largely unchanged from last year. The Audi...Read More»

James Bond's Lotus Esprit
Lotus Esprit

An icon of childhood for many of those afflicted with a deep and unreasonable love of cars, the Lotus Esprit's futuristic wedge shape, temperamental reputation, and British origins not only created, but cause it to retain a special place in the hearts of many sports car and supercar fans. Over the...Read More»

2001 BMW Z8
BMW Z8

Chances are good that you're unfamiliar with the BMW Z8, or E52 as it's known in BMW's internal model code--at least in person. It was a rare and low-volume car, with just 2,543 examples built for U.S. consumption, and only 5,703 built in total. Born from the Z07 concept car, designed as an homage...Read More»

2014 Jaguar F-Type
2014 Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar's first return to the true sports car market since the legendary E-Type, the 2014 F-Type bears a heavy burden in living up to its lineage. Fortunately, the F-Type impresses with its performance, not just its pedigree.Slotting in just below the XK Roadster and Coupe in the Jaguar...Read More»

2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante  first drive, Palm Springs
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish

Aston Martin's top grand touring sports car, the Vanquish is utterly elegant and capable. In fact, it's one of the very best GTs in the world. As you'd expect, it also looks fantastic, wearing its modern take on tailored British style with grace. Starting at about $280,000, the Vanquish...Read More»

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