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The Volkswagen Beetle Goes Dune Buggy

On: Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 4:26PM | By: Chris Weiss


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The Volkswagen Beetle has a long, illustrious history in the dune buggy world, having served as the inspiration and mechanical base for some of the original and most important sand buggies of all time. The Meyers Manx, which recently became just the second vehicle on the National Historic Vehicle Register, was based on Beetle components. Volkswagen pays homage to this history with the 2014 Beetle Dune concept.


For Maine at its Very Best, Take a Trip Up US 1

On: Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 3:04PM | By: Bill Wilson


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Long before there was air conditioning, there was Maine. People from all over the eastern United States have long flocked to this spectacular state to escape summer’s sweltering heat. Some of Maine’s more famous aficionados include Mary Todd Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. To this day it remains a favorite destination of those who appreciate its craggy coastlines, mild June-August weather, and world-famous hospitality. And one of the best ways to see this jewel of the Atlantic coast is to take a pleasant drive up US Highway 1.


Aston Martin Driven By Bond Actor Finds a Home

On: Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 2:24PM | By: Gary P Garry


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The Aston Martin company has been associated with some very influential automobiles over the years. Aston Martin was originally founded by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, a pair of early British automotive enthusiasts.


Could the 2015 Volkswagen Golf Be a Key VW Model In Their Quest for World Domination?

On: Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 3:05PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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From the introduction of new models to overshadowing the Winter Olympics, Volkswagen has a been on a mission to have a more recognizable global image. One new model, the 4-star 2015 Golf, could make the brand a more prevalent brand in the United States.


 

Detroit Electric Readies the Launch of 'World's Fastest Electric Vehicle'

On: Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 2:06PM | By: Chris Weiss


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Ever since the Tesla Roadster retired a few years back, the world of electric vehicles has been a little less exciting. The Model S is a nice replacement, and there are a number of high-end electric supercar designs floating around, but the market really misses a sporty, semi-attainable electric two-door. It's a void that Detroit Electric will soon fill with the new SP:01, a car it calls the world's fastest production electric vehicle.


The Perfect Summer Road Trip: San Diego Automotive Museum

On: Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 11:46AM | By: Gary P Garry


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Summer is here, and the time is right for a road trip if you are a classic car fan. We try to provide suggestions for automobile lovers who are looking for interesting ways to spend some spare time, and we have a great idea for those who have ready access to southern California.


To Key or Not to Key

On: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 2:45PM | By: Karen Cook


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The massive recall of General Motors’ ignition switches has raised some important questions and sparked discussions throughout the automobile market. With the number of vehicles recalled in the millions and still growing, we have to ask how long the old key-activated ignition will be around. The short answer is, it’s not going anywhere.


The New ART of the Service Department

On: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 1:31PM | By: Karen Cook


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The future of the service and maintenance jobs is happening right in front of our eyes at Audi dealerships across the nation. The manufacturer is mixing remote controlled robots with expert technicians to diagnose problems in a faster, more accurate way.


Potential Traffic Jam on V2V Communication Band

On: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 1:27PM | By: Karen Cook


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We’ve all experienced “traffic jams” on the internet. The network is like a huge road system with each site having its own exit. Just like on the interstate, if there are a lot of people trying to access the same site, speed slows down. The technology that allows our automobiles to communicate with each other and transmit information on potential hazards on the road ahead has its own dedicated 5.9GHZ wireless spectrum band. This means that the only “traffic” allowed to use this road is restricted to vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications.


LCD Goes Curvy

On: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 12:30PM | By: Karen Cook


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The center console touchscreen is a pretty common piece of technology these days. It provides drivers with route and weather information, road closures and detours, and fun stuff like music and things that will be passed along the way which might interest occupants . But, like any technology, there’s always room for improvement.


Military Discounts Offered By Auto Makers

On: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 12:29PM | By: Karen Cook


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In an effort to say “thank you” to all our service personnel, several auto makers have programs to make purchasing their vehicles easier for this group.