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 Porsche Cayman
2015 Porsche Cayman

The 2015 Porsche Cayman is, in many ways, the Porsche 911’s little brother, but despite being smaller and less expensive, it is arguably the more focused sports car. With the latest generation of the 911 growing larger and more comfortable—but still inarguably...Read More»

2015 Volvo S80
2015 Volvo S80

Stately yet curvaceous, the 2015 Volvo S80 is the brand’s flagship sedan, updated for 2015 with a host of changes to the interior, drivetrain, and more.The exterior of the 2015 S80 remains largely unchanged, though a new wider chrome trim molding on the trunk lid adds some shine...Read More»

2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS
2015 Porsche 911

Now in its seventh generation, the Porsche 911 is still recognizable by its iconic shape, even if it has grown since the last generation. he lineup continues to offer a wide range of models, from the base Carrera on up to the Turbo S and GT3, each with its own character, and each a...Read More»

2015 BMW 3-Series
2015 BMW M3

The 2015 BMW M3 is both a yardstick and a target, considerably different from its predecessors, but with a clear heritage of performance. An aggressive face leads the way for the new turbocharged six-cylinder engine and lighter chassis—and some astonishing performance. From the...Read More»

2015 BMW 4-Series
2015 BMW M4

The 2015 BMW M4 may bear an unfamiliar name, but it fills a familiar role: it’s the coupe variant of the M3. Leaner-looking, but just as mean, the M4 is a stylish, purer pick than the sedan—if you can do without the doors. Stylistically, the new BMW M4 offers the same core...Read More»

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish

The Aston Martin Vanquish is a work of art. Enthralling the eyes, captivating the ears, stimulating the touch. It's one of the most impressive grand touring cars in the world. For the 2015 model year, it's even quicker, faster, and more fun to drive—plus it gets better gas...Read More»

2015 Nissan Frontier
2015 Nissan Frontier

With the new GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado, plus the new Toyota Tacoma already on the market, the compact pickup segment is in the midst of a strong revival. The Nissan Frontier comes from a previous era, but soldiers on with a right-sized do-it-all nature that still serves well. There...Read More»

2015 BMW 6-Series Converitble
2015 BMW 6-Series

The BMW 6-Series is larger, more luxurious, and more high-tech than ever, and it’s available in more body types than ever before, too. Coupe, convertible, and four-door Gran Coupe takes on the 6-Series toolkit are all available. On top of that, the M6 range takes all of the best...Read More»

2015 Nissan Xterra
2015 Nissan Xterra

Nissan’s Xterra is well-suited to active lifestyles, with flexible interior space and off-road capability. In some ways it’s a better Jeep Wrangler. The 2015 Nissan Xterra remains offered in a lineup of X, S, and that off-road-focused PRO-4X model--with the latter getting...Read More»

2015 Nissan 370Z 2-door Coupe Auto NISMO Angular Front Exterior View
2015 Nissan 370Z

The Nissan 370Z is the best Z car to date. A new Z may be in the wings—and it may be radically different—but the current model builds on its heritage with excellent driving dynamics, great ride quality, and modern sports car handling. For 2015, the high-performance NISMO...Read More»

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