Brian Champagne

Brian Champagne



 If you picture yourself shifting gears on a twisty road with the wind in your hair, you’re part of a shrinking group. Car Guy Brian Champagne loved a sports car he borrowed from Toyota, but he’s worried that it won’t survive because it’s stuck between generations.

Family Of Five Rescued From Logan River Crash

May 31, 2020
Logan City Fire Department, Cache County Search and Rescue and numerous bystanders worked together to rescue a family trapped in their car in the middle of the Logan River on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Brian Champagne

As protests were escalating and becoming violent in Salt Lake City, a different type of emergency was unfolding in Northern Utah. At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, emergency services were called to rescue a mother and her four children after she lost control of her car and ended up in the Logan River.

Toyota Supra Back On The Market

Mar 27, 2020


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There’s a new sports car on the market with a familiar name. The Supra earned Toyota a cult following from the 70s to the 90s, and now it’s back.

Brian Champagne

Volunteer firefighters protect most of rural Utah, and since they’re only paid when on a call, save taxpayers money. But in North Logan, the city and calls are growing. Brian Champagne explains why North Logan city council voted to merge their volunteer fire department with neighboring Logan’s paid one.

Brian Champagne

If you’re going to be around the middle of Utah, even if you’re just passing through, we have a diversion for you. UPR correspondent Brian Champagne takes you to the Granary Art museum in Ephraim. It’s not big, but it has a list of reasons to stop by.

Cars, SUVs, Crossovers: Which Do You Choose?

Oct 18, 2018
Brian Champagne

I’m going to try to sell you on one of three great cars. You probably won’t buy one, but read on.

VW Bus Makes A Comeback As A Classic Car Investment

Aug 10, 2018
Brian Champagne

The German automotive company Volkswagen has announced their classic VW Bus is coming back as an all-electric vehicle with an expected showroom date of 2022.

Brian Champagne

Are you wearing a t-shirt with a design on it right now? Ed Roth’s fans say you have him to thank for it. 

Auto Trends Include Ways To Transport Millennials

Feb 1, 2018
Millennials are looking to purchase their first cars
Brian Champagne

The North American International Auto Show wrapped up Sunday in Detroit. Utah State University Journalism Professor Brian Champagne follows all things automotive. Champagne tells us the show showcases the latest in auto trends, including ways cars are being marketed to appeal to Millennials.