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, 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.


Acura TL
Acura TL

The Acura TL sat between the larger RLX and smaller TSX and ILX models in the Acura range. It was a mid-size luxury sedan, replaced in 2014 by the Acura TSX. For all the latest information on the TL—including pictures, specs, and pricing, see our full review of the 2014 Acura TL. With a price...Read More»

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (European spec)
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque may be the best-looking compact crossover utility around. The British call them "soft-roaders," but the Evoque pairs beauty with brains to make a surprisingly sensible vehicle that packs a lot of space into a small footprint. It's still a luxury...Read More»

2014 Nissan Murano
2014 Nissan Murano

The Nissan Murano is a function-meets-form kind of crossover vehicle. It's cheerfully styled, drives smoothly, and feels easygoing--and that makes it a good matchup for drivers that want a balanced, calm, commuting machine. Now nearing the end of its model cycle, the Murano is still a...Read More»

2014 MINI Cooper Countryman
2014 MINI Countryman

The 2014 MINI Cooper Countryman is the maximum MINI, the largest car in a surprisingly numerous lineup of variations on the modern iteration of the classic rollerskate-on-wheels minicar. But the Countryman isn't a small hatchback; it's a five-door compact crossover utility vehicle, the...Read More»

2014 Toyota Tundra Limited
2014 Toyota Tundra

The Toyota Tundra hasn’t managed to become one of the major players in the full-size pickup market, but it nonetheless remains a favorite of some truck buyers as well as Toyota loyalists. Despite being a small piece of the overall truck scene, the Tundra’s updates for 2014...Read More»

2014 Acura RDX
2014 Acura RDX

The 2014 Acura RDX has made quite an about-face from its initial form. Introduced as a compact crossover with a high-strung turbocharged four-cylinder with a taut ride, the RDX has matured into a better choice for family drivers. It's still sized manageably, but has been upgraded to a...Read More»

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
2014 Land Rover Range Rover

All new just last year, the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover retains its position at the very top of the luxury SUV segment. While the first Range Rovers more than 40 years ago now seem laughably archaic, the latest edition is firmly steeped in tradition but completely up to date in design...Read More»

2014 Nissan Juke NISMO RS
2014 Nissan Juke

The 2014 Nissan Juke is one of the more unusual cars on the market today, a genre-bender that blends a portion of adventurous urban crossover with a pinch of unusual performance car, seasoned with many dollops of wild-style design verging on modern sculpture. It occupies a unique...Read More»

2014 SRT Viper TA
2014 Dodge SRT Viper

The Dodge Viper is back--not just on the streets, but to the Dodge brand itself. A brief spin-off as the "SRT Viper" is over, but the Dodge sportscar's unfiltered, raw driving experience is unchanged. In the past it's had a bad-boy reputation as less controllable than sportscars like...Read More»

2015 BMW Z4 Pure Fusion Design
2015 BMW Z4

The BMW Z4 has aged gracefully since its redesign in 2009, and it's currently one of the oldest designs in the BMW portfolio. We haven't seen many updates since 2012, though it does offer a new color combination of browns and ivories for the 2015 model year. That package includes a...Read More»

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