Get Up and Really Go with an Electric Bike

When Paul Wheatland moved back to SW Lake County a few years ago he was ready to pursue two of his passions: music and an outdoor lifestyle. When he and his partner, Tammy, purchased Main Street Outfitter (MSO) in Wauconda, a bike shop & pub, he satisfied both pursuits.

Drive What Larry Drives

Fans of the first iteration of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” series will remember how the star of the show, Larry David, drove a Toyota Prius. A hybrid was the perfect ride for L.A. Most episodes had a scene of Larry scooting around in his wee car taking lunches with a cast of frenemies.

2018 GMC Terrain: A Gift That Keeps On Giving

December is the month of giving, and General Motors is generous and timely with their rollout of the redesigned 2018 GMC Terrain. I was enthralled when I took it for spin; it’s a vehicle all too easy to fall in love with.

Winter is Coming

You don’t have to be a fan of “Game of Thrones” to understand the headline on this page. Those of us in SW Lake County know full well that October is a good time to get our vehicles ready for winter weather. We turned to Mark Wolfe, owner of John’s Complete Auto Service in Wauconda, for some advice before winter…

Glide on the Open Road

The 2016 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra leaves no stone unturned when it comes to an all-inclusive cruising bike. It was built for touring and that's exactly what it excels in. Fully loaded with copious storage compartments, hard-case saddlebags, trunk and luggage rack, the Road Glide Ultra is conscious when it comes to functionality and style.

Range Rover Sport SVR Performs like a Sports Car

Neck-snapping acceleration and cackling exhaust pipes are the first signs that the Range Rover Sport SVR is a performance car dressed in SUV clothes. The snarling 550-horsepower V-8, borrowed from Jaguar F-Type, is capable of propelling this two-and-a-half-ton rig to 60 miles per hour is 4.5 seconds and has a top track speed of 162 mph. The eight-speed automatic is…

Class, Quality and Unparalleled Innovation

Classic design never needs to be fixed, but there is always room for improvement. The all-new 2016 Range Rover is, at its core, a well improved classic. Per usual, Land Rover was able to preserve their luxury SUV’s classic qualities while implementing innovation. That’s no simple task, but the 2016 Range Rover comes as close as one gets to the amalgamated product…

Introducing the 2016 Cadillac CT6

How does one reinvent himself? By looking at Cadillac’s all-new CT6 sedan, one would say the process is thoughtful and deliberate. Riding the line between the demands of traditional luxury and modern finesse, the CT6 grasps the past in one fist while pointing towards the future.

Motor Werks Presents 
the 2016 Honda Civic

The all-new Civic Concept took the spotlight at the 2015 New York Auto Show this spring. As the basis for the entire line of the 2016 Civic family, the Civic Concept boasts a variety of sporty, aggressive features that will redefine the compact market. This fall, the Sedan—later followed by a Coupe, an Si, a 5-door model, and a new…


The 2016 BMW 7 Series sets a new benchmark in lightweight design, driving dynamics, comfort, intelligent connectivity and intuitive operation. The extensive use of carbon-fiber- reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the structure of the passenger cell and the strategic application of lightweight design reduce weight and increase both the overall torsion strength and bending stiffness of the passenger cell. The all-new…

Coming Soon

Two All-New Mercedes-Benz C-Class Models Article Chase Hawkins | Photography Provided by Mercedes-Benz USA   Key Highlights of the All-New Mercedes-Benz C-Class Models for 2016 C450 AMG® 4MATIC® AMG tuned 3.0-liter V-6 biturbo engine 362 horsepower, 384 lb-ft of torque 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds AMG DYNAMIC SELECT variable suspension, powertrain and steering modes 7G-TRONIC … Continued

The 2016 Infiniti QX30 Crossover and Q30 Hatchback

The young, the hip and the affluent are the target market for the new 2016 Infiniti Q30 hatchback and 2016 Infiniti QX30 subcompact crossover. These dynamic twins should show up at Motor Werks Infiniti of Barrington as soon as next year, and we’re confident that they will hit the mark. With thrilling performance, all the latest technology features, and upscale…