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Historic Route 66

on March 13th, 2016
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Will Rogers Highway


America’s “Mother Road,” stretching from Chicago to Los Angeles, was the first of its kind in many respects. For starters, it was the first diagonal highway covering a long stretch of land in the 1920s. But more importantly, it was a pioneer in connecting small, rural towns in Illinois, Missouri and Kansas with larger, urban regions, which helped farmers ship their goods to the big cities. When it was officially commissioned in 1926, Route 66 included 2,448 miles of road. And even though only 800 of those miles were paved, it still served as the nation’s primary junction between the east and west.


Mike Bell Travels on the Mother Road


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Volvo 60th Anniversary Celebration at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood

Volvo 60th Anniversary Celebration at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood


Swede Smell of Success


To celebrate their presence on American roads since 1955, Volvo hosted a 60th Anniversary Celebration at Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, California on October 24, 2015. At the event, there was a vintage Volvo cars showcase, history museum, drive-in movie theater and Bowers & Wilkins listening room, featuring a state-of-the-art sound system from the high-grade speaker manufacturers. Guests also enjoyed authentic Swedish eats (meatballs, of course!) and beverages, as well as a surprise visit from Jay Leno, who later spoke at the event. Continue reading “Volvo 60th Anniversary Celebration” »



Petersen Museum Lobby

Petersen Museum Lobby


Car Lovers, Rejoice! The Petersen is Back


Los Angeles’s Petersen Automotive Museum reopened to the public on Monday, December 7, 2015 after a 14-month-long, $90 million renovation. When it originally opened in 1994, Robert E. Petersen said, “This museum is about the role the automobile has played in defining our past and present, as well as shaping our future.” Continue reading “Petersen Automotive Museum Reopens” »

How to buy the best SUV

on October 01st, 2015
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2016 GMC Yukon Denali XL

2016 GMC Yukon Denali XL

SUV – AKA Sport Utility Vehicle

by Alain Gayot

The SUV has symbolized many things, from rugged individualism to crass ignorance, from the ideal of suburban family life to gaudy celebrity wealth. But despite their ability to carry cultural baggage as well as literal luggage, SUVs remain a practical choice for many in need of spacious or off-road capable vehicles.

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The Lincoln Motor Company previews the Lincoln Continental Concept 30-Way Seats

The Lincoln Motor Company previews the Lincoln Continental Concept 30-Way Seats


First-Class Travel Behind the Wheel


The Lincoln Motor Company has once again revolutionized the way we travel. At an event in Los Angeles, the automaker previewed its newest creation — the Lincoln Continental Concept 30-Way Seats. Continue reading “Lincoln Continental Concept 30-Way Seats” »

Need for Speed starring Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper

Need for Speed starring Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper

Genre: Action, Drama
Directed by:
Scott Waugh
Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi
Released by:
DreamWorks Studios

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Based on the popular video game series of the same name, “Need for Speed” was created with the intention of making the ultimate car chase movie. Directed by Scott Waugh, a former stuntman, the film follows the story of Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), an exotic sports car mechanic seeking to avenge the death of his friend the only way he knows how — through a high-stakes street race.
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z4 zagato BMW press photo

Companies Combine Expertise in Hybrid, Lightweight Car Construction


More details have emerged about the new sports car platform BMW and Toyota are jointly developing. Said to be hitting the market within three years, Toyota’s version of the new car will likely wear a Supra badge, while the BMW version will slot in as the replacement for the Z4 roadster.

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Mazda Check Presentation

Mazda makes donation as part of its Drive for Good program


Mazda of North America, in the culmination of its Drive for Good program, has donated $500,000 to the Red Cross. Mazda thus becomes the first automaker to be involved in the Red Cross’ annual Disaster Giving Program. The DGP was set up to provide a safety net of available funding in order to allow the Red Cross to respond more immediately in case of disaster.

“Our Mazda Drive for Good program has enabled all of us at Mazda to focus on giving back to our local communities and our nation as a whole, so it was a natural fit for us to partner with a great organization like the American Red Cross,” reported Jim O’ Sullivan, Mazda of North America’s president and CEO.

Mazda’s Drive for Good program involved the automaker donating $100 and an hour of community service for every new Mazda sold between November 25, 2013 and January 2, 2014. Contributions went to the customers’ choices among one of four national or 32 local charities. The Red Cross has a long and storied history of frontline disaster and war relief. Its blood drives help contribute to over 5,600 transfusions daily.

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Sexy Sports Coupes Gather at Celebrity-Curated Show


The F-Type Coupe

The F-Type Coupe

On Wednesday, April 10, the Petersen Automotive Museum debuted its latest exhibition, “The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes,” sponsored by Jaguar and the new F-Type coupe. The show brings together an all-star cast of fixed-roof cars, chosen by some of the most famous auto enthusiasts in the world. Celebrity guest curators including directors, rock-stars, actors and auto-industry notables, were asked to pick their favorite coupes of all time.


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The Maserati Quattroporte will soon be available in a Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna

The Maserati Quattroporte will soon be available in a Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna

Famed sports car maker Maserati and high-end fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna have signed a three-year agreement, bringing together two of Italy’s most iconic manufacturers of luxury goods. Applying Zegna’s experience in custom-made clothing and premium fabrics, Maserati plans to enhance its already-opulent interiors with a new, exclusive collection of colors, trims and materials. To kick off the partnership, Maserati is celebrating its centennial in 2014 with the release of the Maserati Quattroporte Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna. This stylish take on Maserati’s flagship model, limited to 100 cars, will boast Zegna’s distinctive design touch and feature fabrics produced by the historic woolmill Lanificio Zegna in Trivero, Italy. Beginning in 2015, an entire line of optional Zegna trims will be available on all vehicles. Look out for the unveiling of the Maserati Quattroporte Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna at a major international auto show in the near future. Zegna and Maserati will also be collaborating on the Owner’s Collection, a line of leather goods, outerwear and lifestyle accessories.

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