Archive for July, 2016

Jul
29
2016 Buick Cascada

2016 Buick Cascada

Consumer Guide Automotive2016 Buick Cascada Premium

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 485

Fuel Used: 19.4 gallons

Jul
29
1973 Chevrolet Nova Brochure Art

1973 Chevrolet Nova

If you were a drinking-age partygoer back in the early Seventies, 1973 was your year. First, the Bad Boys from Boston–Aerosmith–dropped their first album. Second, A Milwaukee brewer introduced what would become the official beverage of fraternities nationwide: Miller Lite.

Jul
28
Collectible Automobile Magazine

Having a hard time shopping for a car guy? We’ve got five good suggestions for you.

Shopping for friends and relatives can be something of a challenge—especially if that person is old enough to have acquired a certain amount of fun/frivolous/indulgent stuff for himself or herself.

Jul
27
2016 Nissan Sentra SR

2016 Nissan Sentra SR

Consumer Guide Automotive2016 Nissan Sentra 1.8 SR CVT  

Class: Compact Car

Miles Driven: 251

Fuel Used: 9.6 gallons

Jul
27
1979 AMC Silver Anniversary Ad

1979 AMC Concord Ad

Employing 14,000 workers at its mid-Sixties peak, the AMC assembly plant was the economic center of Kenosha, Wisconsin. For Chicagoans, passing through Kenosha means having covered about two thirds of the distance between home and Milwaukee. For area locals, Kenosha is a town steeped in automotive history.

Jul
26
2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat   2015 Audi Q5

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance

Miles Driven: 301

Fuel Used: 24.9 gallons

Jul
25
President brand CG base station

President CB-Radio ad

The Citizens’ Band (CB) Radio goes back further than most people probably realize. In the late Forties, the U.S. government made space in the 27 MHz range available for radio enthusiasts and businesses to use, generally without a license. That frequency literally became the “citizens’ band.” By law, CB radios are limited to four watts of transmitter power, and thus have a useful range of about five miles. Many countries have allocated the 27 MHz range for similar purposes, so CB enthusiasm goes well beyond U.S. shores.

Jul
21
2017 Kia Sportage SX

2017 Kia Sportage SX

2017 Kia Sportage SX FWD    2015 Audi Q5

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 1580

Fuel Used: 63.7 gallons

Driving mix: 20% city, 80% highway

Jul
21
Camaro vs. Mustang

Will a common drivetrain element invalidate a 50-year feud?

There aren’t too many automotive rivalries for consumers to get excited about anymore. Sure, there’s the annual Honda Accord/Nissan Altima/Toyota Camry sales race—but I’m not sure present-day buyers really care all that much.

Jul
20
1959 Hertz ad with Chevrolet

Hertz ad featuring a 1959 Chevrolet

It’s has come to be known as the “Eisenhower Recession,” though its impact was felt well beyond U.S. borders. The brief but significant economic downturn impacted every aspect of American commerce and industry in 1958, especially the auto industry.

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