Early this past February, members of the New England Motor Press association gathered for the 11th annual Winter Vehicle Voting Day. With all eligible candidates available in one crowded parking lot, journalists spent the day evaluating the winter merits of vehicles ranging from pickups to supercars.
A couple months back, I got an assignment to do a huge road trip out West, one that involved scheduling eight cars from eight different manufacturers in cities stretching from San Antonio up to Seattle. To say that this logistic exercise gave me a heightened appreciation for the New England system would be an understatement.
The New England Motor Press Association has decided the best way to take the edge off a New England winter is with the brand-new midsize Ford Edge, which it has selected as the Official Winter Vehicle of New England for 2007.