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Winter Emergency Kits for Cars

CarBlizzardYou may not believe me when I tell you that the worst blizzards I have been in occurred in Virginia and Arizona. You may question me further knowing that I have lived and plowed snow in Colorado and the snowbelt region of New York state. I welcome the questions on these subjects as I hope that my experience saves you the anxiety of being unprepared for a blizzard. One way to avoid this is to have a winter emergency kit in your car.

Aside from the fact that I run three businesses out of my archaic 1971 Scout, many believe I live out of the vehicle when they observe a sleeping bag that stretches across the entire back portion behind … Read the rest

Barrett-Jackson Car Auction 2016 Preview

Imagine yourself surrounded by muscle cars as if you were on a dealer’s showroom floor in the late 60’s or early 70’s. You would be treated to your choice of new and used American steel of all sorts. Now imagine the dealer represents all brands, not just Chevy, Ford, or Mopar. This is just a dream that you can only imagine, right? Wrong! This is a dream you can live at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in warm and sunny Scottsdale, Arizona January 23, 2016 — January 31, 2016.

The Barrett-Jackson auctions bring dreams to life as bidders pursue automobiles of all makes and models. Like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates, “You never know what you’ll get.”

From that coveted … Read the rest

Summer Show Memories

The official start of winter is less than two weeks away, but in many parts of the US it already feels like it’s here. Snow. Rain. Short day. Cold temperatures. Not the prime time of the year for car cruises and rallies.  It is however, a great time to browse around the web looking for car shows to attend NEXT year and look back at some of the shows that made the summer of ’15 a hot one.

Here’s some video highlights from summer shows around the country to help you reminisce, and possibly give you some ideas of customization or restoration projects to put on your resolution list for 2016.

Summer Madness is a unique event in Bakersfield, CA. … Read the rest

Do Your Part to Prevent Impaired Driving

There’s a reason that police departments around the country start cracking down on drunk drivers at this time of year. The holiday season is a time of celebration and cheer and lots of parties with lots of alcohol.  That means more drunk and impaired drivers on the road increasing the risk of accidents, injuries, and even fatalities.

DUI checkpoint

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month is designed to combat this trend.  On December 1st, President Obama issued a proclamation calling on Americans to act responsibly to prevent the seasonal rise in accidents:

“Impaired driving puts drivers, passengers, and pedestrians at risk, and each year it claims the lives of thousands of Americans.  During National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, we recommit to preventing these … Read the rest