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Hydrogen Cars – The Future is Here

With Toyota and Hyundai both recently announcing production hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, it seems like the zero emissions, no compromise vehicle is finally here. As usual, the reality is a little more complex than the public relations announcements. The American car buyer likes big, gasoline powered vehicles, even in times of gasoline costing well over $3 a gallon. This is seen in sales of the 268 horsepower Camry selling over 400,000 units last year, but the electric only Nissan Leaf selling...

Jaguar E-Type Sets Auction Record

The Jaguar E-Type is a great classic car, but has never obtained the status of the high end exotics, or commanded six-figure prices on the market. Until 2013. Last August, at the Gooding and Company’s Pebble Beach Auction, a 1965 E-Type Series I convertible sold for over a quarter million dollars. This raised the bar, and left Jag owners wondering what a British cat in flawless condition would sell for. They did not have to wait long to find out. On...

Chevy Gets Inclusive

GM broke new ground recently with the first advertisement featuring gay couples aired during the Olympics. This is especially poignant as it aired during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Games held in Sochi, Russia, a country not known for its tolerant views of the LGBT community. Russia passed an anti-gay propaganda law in 2013, a law so vaguely worded, the government can ban any type of pride parade or prohibit distribution of any pro-LGBT materials. The commercial features a...

Billie Jo had it right

Billie Jo Spears classic song "They don't make cars like they used to" so true now the beauty and style of those old cars doesn't exist today but the cars are more fuel efficient. For a touch of nostalgia enjoy Billie Jo's song. ...

World Premiere of the Mercedes ‘C’ Class

Mercedes is synonymous with style, class and quality.  I have owned the 'E'  Class and the 'S' Class alas no more as the teenage daughters had to start driving and we now have inexpensive Nissan's and Toyota's.  All Good though. The Nissan Sentra and RAV4 are great cars. But one day when the kids leave I will have a Mercedes again. This video introduces the new Mercedes C Class at NAIAS ...

How Parents Can Help Children with Asthma Navigate School

Asthma is a debilitating condition for many children. Not only does it make it difficult to breathe, but it is also frightening to kids as they do not know when they will receive their next breath of air. It can be quite daunting to parents of children with asthma to send them away to school, and put them in the care of a teacher. While parents can keep a close watch on their children’s symptoms, teachers have approximately 25 other...

Health Risks for Top Race Drivers

Auto racing is a sport that people from all walks of life, all across the country enjoy watching.  It’s fast, it’s exhilarating, and it’s potentially dangerous.  When it comes to potential health risks for a race car driver, most people would assume that crashing is the biggest threat to their health.  Given that many of them race at speeds exceeding 200 mph that is a logical assumption. Racing and non-racing fans alike recall the crash on February 18, 2001 that took...

How Time Shares Work

Thinking about a timeshare for the very first time can seem like a daunting task. It also seems true, however, that things that look daunting are only that way when seen from a distance. Up close and personal, it’s not nearly as complex as it once seemed to be. This is especially true for things that have a high value in terms of desire, and timeshares certainly enter into the realm of the good life. For that reason, then, it...