We are excited to announce our 7th Annual Toys for Tots Drive has Begun!
Our last six years have all been a huge success and we have been able to donate MULTIPLE
TRUCK LOADS of Toys to kids in need! We are again collecting NEW,
UNWRAPPED toys this year and are looking forward to another great year!
As our economy has changed over the past years families continue to
stuggle to make ends meet. Now with the Holiday Season upon us there are
additional expenses that just cannot be met. Toys for Tots makes it
possible for families to still…
I have had the great privilege of living in several of our country's
great states. And the even greater privilege of driving in many cities
around the country - Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, and
most recently Seattle, to name a few.
Typically, being cognizant
of the "big" traffic rules (don't text and drive, use the left lane for
passing only, etc.), you can be fairly sure to remain out of the
spotlight. There are some lesser-known laws, however, that while
entertaining, could keep residents and non-residents alike on their
As part of our ongoing automotive and motorcycle coverage, we?re taking a couple days to take a close up look at Indian Motorcycles and the business of challenging an industry giant like Harley-Davidson. Today, we check in with an industry expert for an objective look at Indian?s operations.
Basem Wasef, motorcycle journalist, author and industry expert explained that Polaris?s resuscitation of the Indian brand has been both ?brilliant and painfully obvious.?
?Polaris has applied considerable financial investment toward bringing back a legendary nameplate, creating relatively reliable modern motorcycles that pay homage to bikes which were arguably better…
Recently, a rival of Harley-Davidson ? a Japanese motorcycle company that builds multiple cruising and touring motorcycles ? held a recent full-line press event at a rural Georgia country club.
On the first morning of the media gathering, that bike maker lined all of its models up in a shiny row, with the company?s name and logo prominently displayed on large banners posted all around the motorcycles.
As a visiting couple strolled by the display on their morning constitutional, one said to the other, ?Wow, honey. Look at all the Harleys.?
That?s the problem a competitor of the Milwaukee-based motorcycle…
There?s an insuppressible sense of buoyancy among Dodge folks of late. Certainly, it can?t be attributed to the Dart compact or the complete lack of a Dodge-brand entry in the hugely popular mid-size-sedan segment. It?s not even that the Viper sports car has been newly re-Dodged after wearing only an SRT badge in 2013?14. No, the smiles on the faces of the Dodge Boys folks are on account of one special thing, and its name is Hellcat.
By now, you?ve surely heard about Dodge?s prodigious supercharged Hellcat V-8?that it takes 80 horsepower just…
Dodge has a fascinating history of building hot compacts, one prominent example being the Omni GLHS by Shelby, while the Caliber SRT4 marked a low point in terms of style and refinement. For the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas, the carmaker has taken its sensible Dart and tweaked it significantly to make it digestible to more discerning enthusiasts.
Painted in bright orange with matte black as a contrast color, and fitted with a prominent rear spoiler and diffuser, this Dart R/T concept looks pleasantly aggressive. But it also looks rather refined, thanks to a revised front fascia that…
The 2015 Chrysler 200 has earned a five-star (the highest possible) overall safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It scored five stars in frontal collisions, two-vehicle side-impacts, and single-vehicle-with-pole side impacts. It got four stars for rollover resistance.
The 2015 200 had already earned a Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The car?s many optional active safety systems do not factor into the ratings, though NHTSA provides recognition on their safety-ratings page for them. Collision-warning systems are required for IIHS Top Safety Pick+ status.
Back in May Chrysler made some announcements about their enthusiast-focused SRT brand. They had spun it off as a separate division but that didn?t work out so well so they decided to reconsolidate it as part of Dodge.
But this move resulted in a lot of questions, chiefly what would happen to other high-performance vehicles in the company?s portfolio including SRT versions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300 sedan? Answering part of this query, it appears as though the big, bad Jeep is sticking around, for the time being at least.
Classification of vehicles in the auto industry has become a messy business. All sorts of new products blur the lines between SUVs and crossovers, compacts and mid-sizers and so on. But the SRT Grand Cherokee stretches into two categories that rarely cross, SUVs and sports cars.
This is the only domestic vehicle of its kind, and the only real competitors in this tiny niche segment come from Germany. Trying to wear many hats all at once, the SRT-tuned Jeep Grand Cherokee makes very few compromises in its goal of delivering tight-track handling along with the typical duties of an SUV…