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

2014 Aston Martin Vantage
2014 Aston Martin Vantage

The Aston Martin Vantage is the brand's smallest and sportiest vehicle, as well as the least exclusive, but that by no means relegates it to second-tier status. In fact, it's coveted by enthusiasts all the more for its performance, and, like all Aston Martin's its still relatively rare...Read More»

2013 MINI Paceman Coupe
MINI Paceman

The Mini brand--the classic Mini brand, run under the auspices of the British Motor Corporation and its successors--built a reputation on very small, capable, affordable, and, to most eyes, adorable cars. It didn't stick to just one body style, either, branching out into Moke, Clubman, Traveller...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT

An all-new super-performance version of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT joins the ranks this year, and it's called the Black Series. SLS AMG GT coupe and roadster models carry forward into the 2014 model year unchanged. The arrival of the Black Series shouldn't indicate that the...Read More»

2007 Jaguar S-TYPE 3.0
Jaguar S-TYPE

As a brand, Jaguar has been known for some of the world's most beautiful, most desirable cars. Classics like the E-Type, the XJ, and, more recently, the F-Type, have won fans by the millions and built a reputation for luxurious British style. The Jaguar S-TYPE is not one of those cars, despite...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe
Hyundai Elantra Coupe

Few brands in the automotive industry have made the massive strides forward in design, quality, engineering, and overall capability of vehicles as Korea's Hyundai, whether in the last 10 years or over the last century. Today's Hyundais are comfortable, quiet, dependable cars that present incredible...Read More»

2014 Aston Martin DB9
2014 Aston Martin DB9

The 2014 Aston Martin DB9 carries into the new model year almost unchanged, but we're not arguing with its sleek exterior, elegant interior, or powerful engine. In fact, we're rather taken by the whole package. Closing in on nine full years on the market, the Aston Martin DB9 still...Read More»

2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT
2014 Jaguar XK

The 2014 Jagaur XK is unchanged from last year's model, except for the hyper-limited-edition XKR-S GT, a track-tuned scalpel that's still legal for road use. We're fine with the lack of updates to the rest of the line, however, because the XK's blend of elegant grand touring comfort and...Read More»

2009 ferrari 599 gtb hgte package 1
Ferrari 599

Over its six-year life, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and its variants set a benchmark for performance, style, and luxury in a grand touring coupe. The 599 replaced the previous 575 Maranello, and while it shared much in the way of its proportions, as well as its mission within the Ferrari brand, the...Read More»

2012 Lotus Exige S live photos
Lotus Exige

The Lotus Exige was built on the foundations of the lightweight, nimble, and scalpel-precise Elise, intended to add to the Elise's heady mix of smile-inducing mid-engined balance, light weight, and raw simplicity with the bouquet of an additional hunk of horsepower thanks to a more powerful engine...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang images leaked by TIME
2015 Ford Mustang: First Look

The 2015 Ford Mustang is nearly here. In fact, it's been here for a few days, depending how you look at the issue. Official details, photographs, and information have been released now, but earlier this week, a few images of the new Mustang hit the web, feeding the enthusiast frenzy over the sixth...Read More»

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