WHAT CAR DID JAMES DEAN DIE IN? The Porsche that James Dean died in may soon be found – 50 years after it mysteriously disappeared. The Hollywood heartthrob was 24 when he perished after his beloved silver Porsche 550 Spyder crashed into a Ford Tudor Couple in Cholame, California, on September 30, 1955. The location of the actual crash site, the intersection of Highways … Read More
Mopar is the parts, service and customer care organization within Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Mopar also designs and builds a small number of customized vehicles. The name derives from a combination of letters from the words “MOtor” and “PARts”.
ARE YOU MAKING AN ILLEGAL RIGHT TURN Are you making a legal or illegal right turn? Every day an infinite number drivers are making illegal right turns and they probably don’t even know it. They may never know, until they get a ticket for an illegal turn. Some drivers may find out when they take their driver’s test for their … Read More
AUTO TRIVIA For all you Corvette fans, what engine did the first Corvette have? When introduced in 1953, the Corvette featured the “Blue Flame” six cylinder engine. The 1955 model offered a 265 cu in (4.34 L) V8 engine as an option.
WHAT HAPPENED TO COURTESY ON THE ROADWAYS Have you ever been in line at the grocery store with a basket full of food and the person behind you has one or two items? How many times have you let that person go ahead of you? You’re leaving a store, going thru the door and the person behind you has a … Read More
THE YELLOW LIGHT, POINT OF NO RETURN The first thing a driver should be doing when approaching the intersection is practicing defensive driving tactics by preparing for the intersection 3 or 4 hundred feet in advance, being prepared to slow or stop by covering the brake, checking the rear view mirror, checking cross traffic, watching for possible left turners and … Read More
WHAT CAR DID STEVE MCQUEEN DRIVE IN THE MOVIE ‘BULLITT’? Frank Bullitt’s car is a 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT 2+2 Fastback. The bad guys drive a 1968 Dodge Charger 440 Magnum. The Charger is just barely faster than the Mustang, with a 13.6-second quarter-mile compared to the Mustang’s 13.8-second. Steve McQueen only drove about ten percent (10%) of the famous chase scene. Bud Elkins drove the Mustang for … Read More
THE RAIN IS HERE! SLOW DOWN! You need to travel 5 to 10 miles an hour slower in rainy weather. Increase the following distance between you and the car in front. STOPPING DISTANCES CAN DOUBLE IN RAIN. Make sure your brakes, windshield wipers, defroster, anti-freeze, heater and lights are in top condition. Make sure your tires, including the spare, are … Read More
DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IN A CRASH? How often does the average driver have an accident? If you got your license at age 16, the odds are quite good that you’ll experience some kind of crash by the time you’re 34, at the latest. Over the course of a typical long, driving lifetime, the average driver will have … Read More