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

Porsche Carrera GT
Porsche Carrera GT

Tracing its lineage back to Le Mans race cars like the 911 GT1 and Porsche's LMP1-98 prototype, as well as classic Porsche race cars like the 718 RSK Spyder, the Carrera GT is almost completely unlike any other sports car Porsche has ever offered to the public, despite the familiar name. Powered by...Read More»

2014 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster
2014 Lamborghini Aventador

Extreme in looks, performance, and price, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 is the very definition of the modern hypercar--though Lamborghini has built a handful of even more limited-volume, high-performance cars. As a Lamborghini's top production model, the Aventador is a head-turner...Read More»

2014 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse
2014 Lamborghini Gallardo

The Lamborghini Gallardo is nearing the end of its model run, with an all-new model, likely called the Cabrera, waiting in the wings. Despite its impending retirement, the Gallardo is still a relevant supercar, thanks to Lamborghini's efforts to keep it fresh and feature-packed. A range...Read More»

Aston Martin One-77
Aston Martin One-77

With just 77 examples in existence, the Aston Martin One-77 is one of the most exclusive cars in the world. From its carbon monocoque chassis to its 750-horsepower V-12 engine to its stunning, cutting-edge design, the One-77 is also the ultimate expression of Aston Martin’s technical and...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Live Shots
How To Drive A Stick Shift: The Basics

You might think driving a car with a manual transmission, also known as a stick shift, is difficult. Really, it's not, despite the nervousness and fear it inspires in learning drivers (and even experienced drivers who have never had to learn). Driving a manual transmission car involves a simple...Read More»

Volkswagen Jetta Racer's Dream, SEMA 2013
SEMA: The Top 5 Things You Should Know

Each year, some of the best automotive tuners and modifiers come together in one place to show off their wares, see what others are doing, and, incidentally, to conduct some actual business. It's called SEMA, short for the organization's name: Specialty Equipment Market Association. With all of the...Read More»

2011 Lotus Evora S
Lotus Evora

The Lotus Evora is a two-door sports car that has been on the U.S. market since 2009, when it hit the market as a 2010 model. Only one generation of Evora has been built to date, with minimal updates over the course of its model Sleek and low-slung with a wide-bodied stance, the Lotus Evora looks...Read More»

BMW 8-speed transmission
How To Detect Transmission Problems

Transmissions are complex, expensive devices that most of us know very little about. So how do you tell when your car is having issues with its transmission, and how to separate those issues from other possible problems? It's a difficult field, and one that many mechanics have spent a lifetime...Read More»

2014 Ferrari California
2014 Ferrari California

The Ferrari California isn't the highest performance offering from the brand, nor is it the most beautiful. But it lays a strong claim on being the most practical--and that's a wonderful thing for a Ferrari to be. Daily driving and Ferraris aren't concepts that normally go together, but...Read More»

2014 Ferrari FF
2014 Ferrari FF

The FF is Ferrari's first four-wheel drive car, and it's a technological powerhouse--but it's most definitely not truck-like. Shockingly quick, obscenely powerful, and uniquely styled, the FF is an impressive machine. With its two-door wagon (also known as a "shooting brake") form, the...Read More»

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