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  • Marilyn Monroe's 1956 Ford Thunderbird Sold for $490,000

    Monday 19 November 2018

    UPDATE 11/19/18: Marilyn Monroe's Ford Thunderbird sold at auction last week for $490,000, almost reaching the Julien auction firm's top estimate of $500,000. That's not far from the most valuable Thunderbird ever sold: the first 'Bird to roll off the production line in 1954 sold for $660,000 at a Barrett-Jackson auction in 2009. Of course Marilyn Monroe drove a Ford Thunderbird. It makes perfect sense. Ford's original, first-generation T-Bird roadster, which debuted for... read more

  • An Automotive Gift for Mother's Day? You Bet!

    Wednesday 09 May 2018

    It's time to be seriously thinking about Mother's Day. A great place to look for useful ideas is her driver's seat, especially if Mom spends a lot of time behind the wheel. Her vehicle is her home away from home and gifts that enhance her enjoyment of that second home are likely to be appreciated, suggests the Car Care Council. We tend to gravitate toward gifts like jewelry, a framed photo or flowers. But why not break from the traditional and dress up her c... read more

  • Late-Night TV Celebrities Ranked by Car Owners Most Trusted To Work on Their Cars

    Monday 02 April 2018

    If you could pick a late-night television celebrity to work on your car, there is a good chance his first name would be Jimmy. In a survey of more than 20,000 vehicle owners across the country, the results show that Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon top the list, says the non-profit Car Care Council. “April is National Car Care Month and with trust being a strong determining factor in choosing care maintenance and repair professionals, we thought it would be fun to ask vehicle owners which la... read more

  • 10 Fun New Year's Facts and Traditions

    Wednesday 27 December 2017

    New Year's is approaching, a time when millions of people will celebrate with food, new resolutions or a even kiss as the clock strikes 12. But how much do you know about the holiday? Here are 10 fun facts about New Year's. The first New Year's celebration dates back 4,000 years. Julius Caesar, the emperor of Rome, was the first to declare Jan. 1 a national holiday. He named the month after Janus, the Roman god of doors and gates. Janus had two faces... read more

  • Route 66 Tourist Stops for Car Lovers

    Friday 21 July 2017

    If you are looking to set off on a road trip and are thinking about setting out on the famous Route 66, be prepared for a quirky trip down a historically significant path. Perhaps you've been planning this trip for a while and you're already well-prepared. Your local auto repair franchise has checked over your vehicle, okaying it for long-distance travel, and now the car is packed and ready to go. If you are a car fanatic, or just appreciate automobile history, keep these... read more

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