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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.
Tags: Volkswagen, Beetle, dune buggy, bug, concept cars
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.
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Tags: Maine road trips, scenic drives, lighthouses
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.
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.
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.
Tags: Detroit Electric, EV, electric vehicles, technology
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.
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.
Tags: keyless ignition, ignition switch
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.
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.
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.
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.