Ben Stewart

Ben is a lifelong enthusiast of anything with wheels. He has been contributing to Seniorhelpline for nearly 20 years and lives in Venice with an eclectic collection of vintage pickup trucks, muscle cars, and motorcycles scattered in various garages around SoCal. 

48 Hours Without Four Wheels: What I Learned Living the Ridesharing Scooter Life

Can a car guy survive (and thrive) in a world full of scooters?

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9 Things We Learned Driving This AEV Recruit Pickup Truck

We spent a day in the dirt with a Ram 1500 transformed into a turn-key modified adventure machine.

9 Cars That Would Be Awesome If They Went Electric

The electric car revolution is in full swing, and we're hoping these 9 cars get a fully electric models ASAP.

What Happens When a Boring Toyota Crossover Becomes a Ridiculous Racing Rig

This Race-Spec CH-R sport compact dominates the track with a turbocharged 600 hp engine.

The 20 Best Cars That Still Offer a Manual Transmission

For those who like to do the shifting themselves.

The 10 Best Buys in Motorcycles for 2018

The most two-wheeled fun you can get for your money.

We Ride the Rungu, the Ridiculous Electric Trike That Conquers Anything

This is a beach-combing trike like you've never seen before.

5-Pickup Showdown: Which Truck is King?
The newest trucks not only get the job done, but also deliver better fuel economy than ever before. We spent some times with these big …
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This American-Made 3-Wheeler Is an Absolute Blast

Pulling inspiration from luxury cars, planes, and boats, the Vanderhall Venice is a three-wheeled wonder.

15 Things I Learned Driving the 1500-Horsepower Bugatti Chiron

The $3 million Bugatti Chiron is full of surprises—15 of them, actually.

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The 15 Best Hatchbacks Under $20,000

All hail the hatchback, king of fuel-efficient versatility.

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10 Cool Campers For Every Budget

Here's a look at some of the coolest RVs on the market in every price class—from most to least expensive.

You Love the VW Bus. So Do We.

The story of a boxy legend.

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The 11 Best Off-Road Vehicles You Can Buy Right Now
Vehicles have gone soft lately as SUVs and pickups have prioritized fuel economy and comfort over all-out off-road capability. For most…
24 Hottest Luxury SUVs and Crossovers

For riding tall, and in style.

The Top 13 Movie Cars of All Time

The DeLorean, or the Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit? Choose your side.

12 Future Cars That Are Worth the Wait
From efficient EVs to hyper-class sports cars and rugged retro-inspired SUVS, our automotive future looks incredibly bright—and a lot o…
What Makes the Original Ford Bronco So Badass?

In 30 years, the Bronco became an automotive icon, and its 20-year absence has only made enthusiasts' hearts grow fonder.

The 16 Best Cars of the 2017 Detroit Auto Show

The new Ford F-150, the tougher Toyota Camry, and many more cars, trucks, and concepts from the show floor.

<p>Mitsubishi was one of the first manufacturers to offer a differential that could be electronically controlled. The system was called Active Yaw Control and was available on its high performance Evolution model in the late 1990s. Unfortunately, we in America didn't get the Evo until 2003. But today, active differentials that use electronics to send torque across an axle are found in many high performance cars.
</p><p><br></p><p>If equipped on both the front and rear axles of an all-wheel drive car, these sophisticated differentials can direct the vehicle's torque to any wheel in any amount at any moment. That not only improves handling when the driver is pushing hard, but also improves the around town drivability and traction in foul weather, without any drawbacks. And this tech isn't just for sports cars. The Land Rover LR4, for instance, has an electronic rear differential that can fully lock for a rocky trail and unlock in varying degrees for smooth operation on the street.</p>
The 15 Biggest Car Technology Breakthoughs of the Last 25 Years

Cars have come a long way in the last quarter-century.

15 Pickup Trucks that Changed the World

The trucks that built America.

10 Car Fads That Need to Die

Say no to phony performance badges.

12 Vintage Car Toys Now Worth Big Bucks

Hope you saved those old Hot Wheels. Better yet, hope you never opened them in the first place.

12 Greatest Track-Focused Cars of the 21st Century
Track-edition cars are talented and tough enough to handle a day of hot lapping and yet docile enough for an easy cruise home. The last…
6 Retro Flops, and 6 Concept Cars That Should Have Replaced Them

Six cars that flopped, and six concepts that should have made the leap to production.

The 51 Coolest Trucks Of All Time

Theres just something we all like about a pickup, man.

How 4X4s Got So Good

A brief history of democratizing the trail.