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Cadillac has been a magical name within the pantheon of American automotive manufacturing for a very long time. The early history of the company is as interesting as it is incestuous (at least it is to a geek like me).
Imagine this: you’re on your way to work on a hectic Monday morning. As you stop at a red light you glance at the vehicle next to yours. In it, you see the guy behind the wheel sipping a beer while chattering away on a cell phone. You casually dismiss it and turn your eyes to your rearview mirror, where you see a woman in the car behind you reading a book on her tablet, oblivious to everything that’s going on around her. As the light turns green you notice that the driver to your left is sound asleep, his head tilted backwards as he snores away blissfully.
Posted In: Car News, Concept Cars, Technology
Tags: automotive technology, self-driving cars
As a geezer, I'm at a disadvantage in certain ways. I used to have game, but now the only hops I have are in the micro-brews in my fridge. Cats standing on the sidelines at the playground aren't asking me to run with them anymore. That kind of hurts my feelings, but I don't have to put down my forty, and that's always a consolation.
For many people in today’s world, a car is a necessity. In most cases, though, purchasing a vehicle requires financing, which can be difficult for those with recent financial setbacks to obtain. Some estimates show that as many as 50 million Americans suffered significant damage to their credit ratings during the banking crisis of 2008-2010.
Posted In: Driving, Reports
Tags: Auto financing, subprime loans
We all know that operating a motor vehicle is dangerous. The rules are simple. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t text and drive. Obey the speed limit and other traffic laws. Pay attention to the road. Sometimes this isn’t enough. It’s impossible to account for the driving habits of others on the road with you and it’s almost as impossible to compensate for someone else’s mistakes. Don’t read this article if you are easily shaken. It deals with people who weren’t reckless at all, but still died in driving related incidents. They are tragic but they come with a moral.
Carroll Shelby crafted an extraordinary legacy during his 89 years on the third rock from the Sun. He is best known for his automotive designing talents, but he initially made his mark as one of the best race car drivers of his generation.
In a statement that confirms persisent rumors on the future of Porsche's engine offerings, a Porsche exedcutive has revealed that the firm is looking to a turobocharged future when it comes to the 911 model family. This would eliminate the naturally aspirated engine from the 911 family—with the exception of the GT3 RS—in a bid to improve fuel efficency and performance.
Tags: Porsche, Porsche news, 911, Porsche 911, Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Some of America's scenic roads are all about the scenery, while others focus on the region’s heritage or history. But in Kentucky there's a route devoted to the fine art of making whiskey. Known as the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, it gives visitors a chance to visit nine of the most famed distilleries in the world. Along the way, drivers can enjoy scenic small towns, rolling hills, and outstanding dining and lodging. The drive has become hugely popular in recent years, with more than 2.5 million people from all 50 states and several foreign countries completing the route.
Posted In: Driving, Reports
Tags: Tourism, scenic drives, road trip, Kentucky
WOOO!! Gas Monkey Garage founder Richard Rawlings has just bought a car that’s almost as flamboyant as he is (almost). The legendary hotrod builders known as The Ring Brothers have just auctioned off their 600hp creation at the recent Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. And Rawlings decided to “get him some of that”...
Tags: DeTomaso Pantera, Richard Rawlings, Gas Monkey Garage, Ring Brothers
Yet another Toyota recall... Although their first of the new year isn't as catastrophic as some in recent memory, and technically the issuing body is Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC, maybe Toyota Motor Corp is off the hook on this one. This one affects 2013-2015 Toyota Rav4 models built between June 1, 2013 and December 29, 2014 that were ordered with a trailer light accessory module. The computer program that controls the lights may turn off the electrical lights because it may believe that there is a phantom short circuit that doesn't actually exist. Obviously, if a trailer is being towed with no lights, it can cause a multitude of problems. No brake lights or turn signals can cause plenty of dangers to the driver and other drivers on the road.
Southeast Toyota Distributors will notify owners beginning February 23 of this year and will replace the module with a new one with that has been fixed at no charge to owners. Read on for the full report...