CAR SMARTS-WHICH CAR WAS THE BATMOBILE BASED ON?

WHICH CAR WAS THE BATMOBILE BASED ON? The “Lincoln Futura” – Though not ever made for the public, the design of the Batmobile was based on a concept model made by Lincoln in 1955 called the Futura.  To see the 2 cars seen together, along with a full history go to http://www.1966batmobile.com/background.htm

CAR SMARTS – Dukes of Hazard fans

Dukes of Hazard fans, what kind of car is the “General Lee”? The car General Lee (sometimes referred to as simply “the General”) is the name given to a 1969 Dodge Charger driven in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard by the Duke cousins, Bo and Luke.

AUTO SMARTS – WHO MADE A RETRACCTABLE HARDTOP VEHICLE?

WHICH U.S. BIG THREE AUTO MANFACTURE WAS FIRST TO PRODUCE A RETRACTABLE HARDTOP VEHICLE? “Ford” – Though an obscure make called the “Playboy” (not associated with the Jordan Motor Company in the 1920’s), Ford actually did it first in the late forties. Ford was again, the first of the Detroit big three to produce a “hardtop convertible” in 1957, and … Read More

COMMON SENSE SAFETY TIPS FOR SUMMER TRAVEL

SUMMER SAFETY TIPS FOM THE CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY School is out, graduations are over and the heat of summer is on. You’ve got your suntan lotion, a giant cooler ‘ you’re ready for a summer road trip. Or maybe you’re just putting up with the usual hours long commute in stop-and-go traffic, but with waves of heat bouncing … Read More

Driving Safely After 60

Driving Safely After 60 IIf you are 60 or older, driving a car may be increasingly difficult. Age-related vision changes and eye diseases can negatively affect your driving abilities, even before you are aware of symptoms. Some age-related vision changes that commonly affect seniors’ driving are: Not being able to see road signs as clearly Difficulty seeing objects up close, … Read More

HEAT CAN BE A CHILD KILLER

It Can Happen to Anyone; Know the Facts to Protect Your Kid Since 1998, 719 children have died due to heatstroke after being left or trapped in a hot vehicle. Think this tragedy can’t happen to you and your family? Ask Raelyn Balfour. Raelyn had heard about heatstroke’s dangers. Like many of us, she chalked it up to irresponsible parents leaving … Read More

July 4th trivia

What flag is this? George Washington’s HQ flag The original of this flag is in the collection of the Valley Forge Historical Society.  

CALIFORNIA TO STOP SUSPENDING LICENSES FOR TRAFFIC FINES

CALIFORNIA TO STOP SUSPENDING LICENSES FOR TRAFFIC FINES By SOPHIA BOLLAG SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians will no longer face losing their driver’s licenses because of unpaid traffic fines starting next month. Gov. Jerry Brown said the punishment doesn’t help the state collect unpaid fines and can send low-income people into a cycle of job losses and more poverty. The … Read More

HERBIE THE “LOVE BUG”, What was his number?

‘HERBIE THE LOVE BUG’ WAS A CUTE LITTLE BEETLE WITH RACING STRIPES AND A NUMBER. WHAT WAS HERBIE’S NUMBER?  Number “53” – In 1968 Herbie burst on to the silver screen.  Sped up film and gravity defying stunts make this film a riot to watch.