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5 Best Blogs to Follow About Classic Car Parts

After baseball, classic cars might be America’s favorite pastime. We just can’t seem to let go of those classic rides. Not only that, cars from the Golden Age of American auto production – most models from the 1930s through the 1970s – get more TLC than our daily commuters.  One notable “subculture” of the classic…
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The History of Xenon Headlights

It is more than likely, you’ve seen Xenon lights before—they’re typically the ones that seem bright enough to light the road for two cars! Though not new, Xenon lights, (also known as High Intensity Discharge Lights), have become increasingly common as advanced technology has decreased the cost of production. Despite increasing popularity and a much…
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10 Myths about Online Parts

Trepidation isn’t uncommon when it comes to auto repairs and parts. If you’re on the fence when it comes to buying auto parts online, we’ve compiled a list of common fears concerning the process—and put them to rest!   1.  Aren’t as good as store bought parts:    Chances are, you’ve heard someone recount a horror…
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Where Have All The Small Trucks Gone?

Remember the days of small trucks? The Chevrolet S10, the Ford Ranger, the Dodge Dakota, even Toyota’s Tacoma used to be small in the 1990s (The Tacoma now looks like it took a few cycles of steroids and is almost as big as the Sequoia.) These trucks were extremely popular back in the day. So,…
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4th Of July and Cars

There is no day more American than The 4th of July. Likewise, there is no product more American than the automobile. We invented the car, we perfected the car, and we introduced the rest of the world to cars. So, it is only natural that cars play such a big role in the celebration of…
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Blast From The Past: Chevrolet Monza

Every once in a while, I come across extinct car models I had never heard of before. When I do, I like to do a Google search to see what they looked like and most of the time I am not impressed. This makes sense; there is a reason why these models aren’t around anymore!…
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Largest Traffic Accidents in History

Last week in Kent County located in southeast England, a mind boggling chain-reaction car crash involving 130 vehicles ended up injuring about 200 people, 33 of which were hauled off to the hospital.  Apparently visibility was poor due to heavy fog and was the primary cause for the huge pile-up. Fog shouldn’t be a surprising…
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3 of the Most Hated American Made Cars

As I wandered around the world of the internet today, I came across a whole lot of opinions about why people hate their car. Many people complained that they hated their car because they got a lemon; it is always broken and will always be broken. Others hate it because their car is just plain…
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Top 5 AFFORDABLE Classic Cars

Did you know that July 12th was Collector Car Appreciation Day! Some collector cars out there can range in the hundreds of thousands to millions, which is a little outrageous. In light of this automotive holiday, we thought it would be ideal to compile a short list of the top five classic cars that also…
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Major Automotive Invention Milestones

June 27, 2013 - Most of us are surrounded by technology and inventions in our daily lives that for the most part we take for granted. Sometimes it is good to look back at how the various technologies we have at our disposal got their start. It can be truly fascinating, enlightening and inspiring. Have…
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