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Burma Shave
   Published March 23, 2007
Subject: BURMA SHAVE SIGNS For those who never saw any of the Burma Shave signs, here is a quick lesson in our history of the 1930's and '40's. Before there were interstates, when everyone drove the old 2 lane roads, Burma Shave signs would be posted all over the countryside in farmers' fields. They were small red signs with white letters. Five signs, about 100 feet apart, each containing 1 line of a 4 line couplet......and the obligatory 5th ...  Read More
A few common car myths revealed
   Published March 23, 2007
Unlock your car door with a cell phone! You could pay a surcharge for buying gas at the pump with a credit card! Your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) could be used by thieves to steal your car!E-mails with these headlines are probably cluttering your inbox right now. But they're urban legends, those rumors repeated so routinely that they must be true. Or are they? Here, I take a look at a few of the most popular automobile urban legends out t...  Read More
Music and Cars
   Published March 23, 2007
The American public has always loved its music and its cars, and they even love those cars of people who created the music they love. The Henry Ford Museum will cater to the whim of the public who have been longing for those famous vehicles which famous stars used in the past.The exhibit dubbed as the Rock Stars’ Cars and Guitars will take place in June 9 of this year at the Henry Ford Museum located in Dearborn, Michigan. The exhibit will showca...  Read More
Muscle Cars
   Published March 23, 2007
In the 1960s there was a class of cars introduced to the world known as muscle cars. These cars were sleek and sporty and contained a powerful engine. Most of these cars boasted a V8 engine which was geared for speed. As these cars were produced the manufacturers were in stiff competition with each other. As each manufacturer tried to out do the other, we were led into an era of some of the fastest cars of our time. With no thought to gas and fue...  Read More
A Quest for Speed
   Published March 23, 2007
• The quest for speed American Supercar manufacturer Shelby Super Cars (SSC) is aiming to beat thecurrent production car world speed record held by the Bugatti Veyron at253mph with its new Ultimate Aero TT.The car has been in development for the last seven years and the numberslook good, a 6.3-litre twin turbocharged V8 producing 1183bhp and 1094lb/ftof torque mean 0-60mph in 2.78 seconds and a theoretical top speed of 273mph- 20mph more than the...  Read More
All-American sports cars
   Published March 23, 2007
All-American Sports CarsBy THOMAS BEYThe old tagline, "Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet," could easily include Ford, Dodge, Pontiac or virtually any domestic auto maker. Cars are an integral part of American culture, and domestic sports cars are even closer to our hearts.Compiling a list of favorite sports cars was no easy task, so some ground rules had to be set. To make the list, a sports car must have had final assembly in North Am...  Read More
A bit about Nascar
   Published March 23, 2007
If you live in America, it is very likely you have heard the term NASCAR somewhere about the place, yet you may be one of those few who do not know that the acronym NASCAR stands for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, which leaves little to the imagination to guess what its all about… that’s right, you have got it, Stock Car Racing.The association was founded in the late 1940’s by William France and Ed Otto, by realizing the need...  Read More
Exterior car maintenance
   Published March 23, 2007
The appearance of your car is probably one of the most substantial characteristic that reflects your attitude in taking care of your own car. All of the interior and exterior parts found on your car will eventually wear out or malfunction due to some factors, but maintaining these parts can prolong its life span and functionality.One simple way in keeping your car healthy is to maintain its glossy exterior to make it look like you brought it fres...  Read More
Engine Maintenance / Oil
   Published March 23, 2007
Oil is everything to your engine. If you do not regularly change your vehicles oil you will be drastically shortening the life of your engine. Before you decide to change your oil you might want to consider having it done by a service. For not much more than you will pay for a new oil filter and 5 or 6 quarts of oil you can have the oil changed professionally. If you still want to do it yourself, read on.The first thing you need to do is gather t...  Read More
Summerize / Winterize your car
   Published March 23, 2007
The temperature outside is beginning to rise and its time to think about summarizing your car. You would probably think that summarizing and winterizing your car are different. In fact, they are very similar. To summarize your car correctly basically involves some simple automotive tools and four fairly simple steps that you can complete before it gets too hot outside.Engine CheckCold weather causes starting problems, so most auto makers recommen...  Read More
Battery Maintenance
   Published March 23, 2007
If you have ever owned a car or boat, dead batteries have been a part of your life. Without a battery, your car is not moving and can leave you stuck in places you would rather not be. Car batteries also have a tendency to die on you when you least expect it and without warning. There are several causes of dead car batteries. The most common is the build up of sulfate on the plates. This interferes and prevents the proper charging and discharging...  Read More
A few car buying tips 2
   Published March 23, 2007
There are a lot of possibilities for people when buying cars, especially used cars. The problem for most is that we are not all trained mechanics. Where do you look? How can you be sure you are getting a good deal and not a heap of junk? Finding used cars is as simple as either going to used car dealerships, some of which run out of new car dealerships, browsing through car trading magazines or simply just getting on the Internet.Word of mouth is...  Read More
A few car buying tips
   Published March 23, 2007
When most car buyers are asked what kind of car they would like to buy, they often answer something like “a Volkswagen Passat, or maybe one of those Chevy Trailblazers, but I really love those Mazda Miatas.” It seems funny, but many people have no idea what they really want or need. Only one, if any, of those cars will suite the person’s real needs and wants.The most common mistake of car shoppers is that they really don’t know what they want. Ev...  Read More
How To Buy A Used Car & Avoid Scams
   Published November 17, 2006
Our 6 step road map to buying your used car, haggling with tough sellers and avoiding scams. Best used car advice on the net Used car classifieds sites such as, and How to finance used cars through dealers or person to person. Reviews of Capital One Auto Finance How to use CARFAX Vehicle History Reports to negotiate a lower price, check wrecked, salvaged, odometer fraud cars Print out questions for you to ask the s...  Read More