Fair Oaks Classic Car Show and Shine 2014

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1974 and older street rods, vintage, classic, muscle cars, and trucks – they all showed up at the Fair Oaks Show and Shine on May 4th, 2014. We were thrilled to be part of this local classic car show as well as one of the small sponsors.

To be honest we did not expect that many vehicles to register. Almost 300 cars were signed up to participate. Their owners stood by proud to show their shiny vehicle and ready to talk ...

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Why do we find supercars so attractive?

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Now, imagine – the click of the ignition switch, and the turbo wakes up. The torque piles on tempting you to bury the pedal closer to the floor. Your heart starts quickening. You feel the adrenaline kick in. The last drops of anticipation… and you’re defying the laws of physics. Flying down the track at triple-digit speeds, negotiating the curves with mind-bending G-force.

But driving fast is a thrill that few can afford. Or to put it in other words, few ...

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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April is marked as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Authorities from across the country work hard to promote it. The community has one simple message to deliver:

Police in every state pays attention and takes every measure to remind drivers what is really important when they are behind the wheel. Statistics prove that when you put away your cell phone while driving the chance of getting into an accident is much lower.

From distraction.org:

According to statistics, almost 65 ...

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New technology overtaking the auto industry

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It seems that supply issues caused by the diminishing reserves of important raw materials don’t change the philosophy of the major car manufacturers. Or do they? We tend to think that big businesses continue to be cashing in on the rising demand for the product, without any concerns about the consequences.

Fortunately, the wave of new vehicle models, hybrids, EVs, FCEV, and other technological advances have revealed that innovative car manufacturing is becoming the norm more than the ...

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Brought to you by the American truckers!

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This Holiday season you probably visited your family, whether they are next door or across the country. That was the best time of the season right? Gathered together with family and friends for a warm holiday meal, by the shiny Christmas tree most likely.

Yet, did you know that in one industry, things for many employed there don’t happen like that. This industry in fact makes our holidays and birthdays happen. Are you still wondering what this industry is? It is ...

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1957 Porsche 356A Outlaw on the freeway in California

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Thinking of California and the freeways, you can’t just not think about classic cars. And more specifically classic Porsches.

Today, when most media and most people turn their attention to the newest car technology, we want to turn to classic cars. We have to because California is the beehive for classic cars. This classic 1957 Porsche 356 Outlaw is a beautiful automobile that has been completely restored. It is an “outlaw” as Jay Leno explains because it was basically rebuild to something ...

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Did you know you can write off moving expenses?

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Moving is not fun and worse, is it not cheap. If you are moving soon, then you must be thinking about the costs to move pretty intensely. Fortunately, moving costs are tax deductible if they meet certain criteria. When you are relocating because of work, you can deduct many of your expenses. Now you are probably wondering what the criteria are. Well, here it is – you must pass the time and the distance tests. These tests are relatively straight-forward.

Can ...

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Are you moving in the winter? Check out my tips.

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Moving is always a demanding task. It takes good organization and good friends. Most of my moves have taken place in the winter. And here is the thing, once you start moving in the winter the vicious cycle just goes on and on.

Moving # 1

My first BIG move was international, all the way from Europe to the USA. It was relatively easy though. I had two suitcases and a backpack. It happened in the winter, in the cold month of ...

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Traveling for the Holidays

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I will not start by listing top ten or twenty tips for traveling around the Holidays. I am sure most of you already know what to do. The most important advice I would give though is “Don’t drink and Drive!” Just don’t do that. Avoid driving in the winter, moreover intoxicated at all and any cost. The Holidays are supposedly a happy time we want to spend with family. Time we will remember and prize in the years to come. ...

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The end of car culture …

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Do you believe that car culture is fading in America?

According to an article in the New York Times, “America’s love affair with its vehicles seems to be cooling.” Many publications have argued this though. Soon after the NYT’s article, CNN came out with their arguments that America’s love affair with automobiles is far from over. There was an article I have linked to, but they have removed it. Whatever the truth, one thing is for sure, ...

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