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On a recent sunny afternoon, I was ridin’ along in my automobile with no particular place to go, slowing down to swing into Jack in the Box and pick up some stuffed jalapeños... a snack I’ve become addicted to over the last few months. But, just as I was about to turn my wheel clockwise, what to my eyes did appear but a shiny, blue and white, 1955 Bel Air sedan. After a quick check of my rear view mirrors, I abruptly swung to the left, across five traffic lanes, into the parking lot where the Chevy was parked. Read more

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(NAPSI)—You may not be able to treat yourself to an exotic vacation trip, an evening at the theater or even a dinner out these days but there are some other satisfying ways to treat yourself. Did you know that for the price of 13 steak dinners in some places you could buy yourself a beautifu… Read more

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It was a fairly normal weekday afternoon as I was driving through Collinsville, Illinois, recently, when all of a sudden my OCR (Old Car Radar) kicked in and went wild! I looked over to my left, and going the opposite direction, I saw an early ‘50s Chevrolet two-door sedan looking rightly proud! Unfortunately, I was in no position to grab a quick pic, nor was I able to turn around and pursue the Chevy. Read more

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The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S is an eclectic problem-solver. In one vehicle, it provides new-car shoppers with solutions to three disparate quandaries: Read more

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Mopar styling from the mid-‘50s into the early ‘60s was bold and daring thanks to the design expertise of Virgil Exner, one of the world’s most renowned automotive designers. One of Exner’s most famous accomplishments was the introduction of the Forward Look for all Chrysler Corporation’s cars in 1955. Lower, longer and wider... was his theme, and always sporting some of the best fins ever to grace the back-end of American automobiles. Read more

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People often ask me how I come up with an idea for a subject car for a new story every week. The ways are many. Often it’s a car I’ve seen on the road or at a car show or cruise. Sometimes it’s a car that I’ve heard about through the grapevine. But this week’s feature car came about in a new, first-ever way. Read more

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Launched in the US in 1989, Lexus continues to attract a diverse and extremely loyal consumer base while staying ahead of the curve in the fields of technology and innovation. With its newfangled Black Line Special Edition, Japanese opulence presents itself in every aspect, from the design evolution to distinctive interior materials aimed towards sensory stimulation. My 2021 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT Black Line Special Edition test car arrived in an Obsidian outer hue with an exquisite two-tone white and black offset interior with gray stitching. The Lexus experience was perfect for seven days. Read more

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(NAPSI)—Consumer preferences have changed drastically since the start of the pandemic, with travel being no exception. Thousands of Americans have opted out of airline tickets and hotel reservations in favor of RV rentals, a safer method of travel that allows for self-contained excursions wi… Read more

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- There has been more than enough turmoil in the car market recently. The virtual shutdown of the industry this spring, in both sales and production of new vehicles, is causing profound effects that will last for months to come. As summer winds down, it is coming down to one major question: Is now a good time to buy, sell or trade-in a used car? Read more

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(NAPSI)—The U.S. auto industry estimates about 17 million cars are bought in the United States every year. If you’re hoping—or just dreaming—of buying one of them anytime soon, there are a few facts and stats that can make car shopping a better experience for you. Read more

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(NAPSI)—Automotive seat design has become a crucial consideration for automakers as consumers spend more time in their vehicles, and as interior comfort becomes a major competitive battleground. Every automaker is striving to put a special “signature” on seats, one that conveys their distinc… Read more

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(NAPSI)—Good news for caring car, truck and SUV owners: When you’re looking to keep the high-traffic floor areas in your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram or Fiat vehicle as neat and clean as possible, Mopar—the service, parts, accessories and customer-care brand for all FCA vehicles—can have it covered. Read more

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(NAPSA)—It can be easy to shop for health insurance online when you work through a website that offers a way to contact licensed agents by phone or online chat such as www.eHealth.com.  Read more

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(NAPSA)—The world’s largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research, the Lustgarten Foundation, is dedicated to curing this devastating disease—and you can help with a donation. To learn more about the condition and what you can do, visit www.lustgarten.org or call toll-free 866-789-1000. Read more

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(NAPSA)-Making a difference, saving lives, developing new skills, and being part of a close knit team are all reasons people become volunteer firefighters, said Steve Hirsch, volunteer firefighter and chair of the National Volunteer Fire Council. To find a nearby fire service volunteer oppor… Read more

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(NAPSI)—Following record-setting rainfall in many areas of the country, flooding has taken its toll on vehicles. It's important for those considering buying a used vehicle to be car care aware and check for signs of water intrusion or contamination, advises the nonprofit Car Care Council. Read more

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(NAPSI)—Automotive window films, or tint, offer a variety of benefits, such as reduced exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays, a cooler interior by rejecting up to 55 percent of the sun’s heat, reduced glare and more safety for the occupants. Read more

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(NAPSI)—Proper RV maintenance is key to preventing frustrating equipment issues that can lead to expensive repairs. Before you hit the road this season, learn how to avoid the havoc the great outdoors can wreak on your RV. Read more