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 Porsche 911
2014 Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is not just the brand’s iconic sports car, it’s one of the most iconic cars ever. From the standard Carrera to the GT3 to the Turbo S, the 2014 Porsche 911 spans a range of capability, performance, and price that’s simply staggering. It remains a...Read More»

2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The F12 Berlinetta captures the best of the classic front-engined Ferraris -- proportion, elegance, performance -- while executing each detail in the most modern means possible. Sitting at the pinnacle of Ferrari's range (with the exception of the LaFerrari hypercar), the F12...Read More»

2014 Porsche Boxster
2014 Porsche Boxster

Completely revised for last year, the Porsche Boxster continues into the 2014 model year unchanged, aside from a pair of new paint colors: Rhodium Silver Metallic replaces Platinum Silver Metallic, and Sapphire Blue Metallic replaces Aqua Blue Metallic. A lack of changes to the...Read More»

2014 Ferrari 458 Italia
2014 Ferrari 458 Italia

The Ferrari 458 Italia is approaching its fifth year on the market, but it nevertheless looks every inch the modern, masterful supercar. The driving experience places it among the very best supercars ever built. Reflecting this on-the-nose rendering of the original 458 Italia's design...Read More»

2014 BMW Z4
2014 BMW Z4

The BMW Z4 is the latest evolution of the roadster that began life as the Z3, back in the 1990s. It's grown longer, more lascivious, and much better styled over the decades--and its performance reach a new peak in the 2012 model year. The hardtop convertible sports car continues to age...Read More»

2014 Scion FR-S
2014 Scion FR-S

The 2014 Scion FR-S is an enthusiast's dream: light, agile, and affordable. Even compared to cars costing twice as much or more, the FR-S is one of the most engaging new cars around. The 2014 model carries into the new model year largely unchanged. The FR-S isn't your typical Scion...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line
2014 Volkswagen Beetle

The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle still seems fresh, though it's now in the third year of a redesign from the ground up that gave it far more universal appeal and took it out of the "cute" ghetto into a more stylish--if hardly mainstream--place. While there's a clear stylistic nod to the past...Read More»

2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith First Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona
2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

The 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith, like any recent vehicle with the Spirit of Ecstasy atop the front, is both brilliant and cavalier. It pampers and delights its owners, while utterly disregarding the well-being of the many cows whose hides grace its interior, the fate of the atmosphere, and...Read More»

Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Centennial edition
2014 Maserati GranTurismo

The 2014 Maserati GranTurismo is about much more than just speed or luxury, though it packs both aplenty. Cachet, style, the essence of Italian exotica--these are some of the benefits of owning a Maserati. It evokes passion in its owner and envy in one's rivals.One of the most stunning...Read More»

2013 Lamborghini Gallardo
Lamborghini Gallardo

The Lamborghini Gallardo is offered as either a two-seat coupe or roadster with a V-10 engine and all-wheel drive. It’s the least expensive way to get into a Lamborghini, if there were such a thing. It competes with the Ferrari 458 Italia and the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. For a closer look at...Read More»

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