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Someone you should know

Someone you should know
In case you missed this story, first covered on CBS, there do exist “Everyday Heroes.” Eliot Middleton of South Carolina is one of them, a grill master by day in his own barbeque establishment, and trained auto mechanic making old cars new again and giving them to those in need. Middleton, owner of Middleton’s Village... Read more »

Vacation Safety: Six Tips to See and Be Seen

Vacation Safety: Six Tips to See and Be Seen
Experts predict another summer of record-breaking highway travel following the pandemic year. Most of us will have our cars checked and serviced before we hit the road, confident that we have taken every safety precaution. Being safe means more than having good tires, a spare and a flare in the trunk, however. Highway safety begins... Read more »

Best/Worst States for Teen Drivers

WalletHub is out with another survey, this time listing the best and worst states for teen drivers. Their findings include: Best states for teen drivers include: 1. New York, 2. Oregon, 3. Connecticut, 4. Alaska, 5. Massachusetts, 6. Michigan, 7. Minnesota, 8. Texas, 9. Maryland, 10. New Jersey Worst States for teen drivers include: 41.... Read more »
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The Gals win The Great Race

The Gals win The Great Race
This year’s The Great Race winners were a sister team, Olivia Gentry (20) and Genna Gentry (180) who hail from Newman, Georgia. Winners of the 9-day 2,300-mile race across the country, in vintage vehicles. The race began in San Antonio, TX and ended in Greenville, South Carolina. I may have reported on The Great Race... Read more »

Hailie Deegan Given Shot in Tony Stewart/Ray Evernham SRX Series

Hailie Deegan Given Shot in Tony Stewart/Ray Evernham SRX Series
Dani Ben-Ari, automotive writer Hailie Deegan has been named to replace 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan for two races in the Tony Stewart/Ray Evenham Camping World SRX Series beginning at Knoxville (Iowa) Speedway on June 19, and again July 10 at Slinger Speedway in Wisconsin. The opportunity comes at the invitation of Evernham himself,... Read more »

Linda Conti to keep her Eyes Out for deSilvestro

Dani Ben-Ari The Driving Range Linda Conti has spent 35 years traveling the racing world from Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, where she spent a year working as the first female mechanic hired by the Skip Barber Pro Series, to Japan, Australia, England France and Portugal, etc., with Formula 1 teams, not to mention NASCAR,... Read more »
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The 2010 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year, Swiss driver Simona de Silvestro, returns to the Brickyard

Diana DuelFri, May 21, 12:22 PM (22 hours ago)Diana Duel, The Driving Range Women’s Team Hopes to Qualify for Indy 500 The 2010 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year, Swiss driver Simona de Silvestro,  returns to the Brickyard for the first time in six years as the designated driver for Paretta Autosport’s first attempt in the... Read more »

2021 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

Offered in three trims: S, SE, and R-Line the Passat is a fun midsize sedan, but not as quiet, comfortable as VW’s larger models. Pricing for the S model starts at $24,990, the SE, $22,990 and the R-Line, $30,990. All reasonable. The SEL was dropped from the lineup. A few weeks back, we drove and... Read more »

Ladies....Be Safe

In the past, Women With Wheels would publish a reminder to women about their personal safety in certain situations, such as navigating parking lots, returning to your car after shopping, walking alone, what to do if you’re being followed and stopping at a light, etc. The article would appear around the holiday time as most... Read more »
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The Holy Grail of Ford Minivans: MTX Aerostar Exists

For those who read my girls-go-racing column, you may remember a post where I featured one of my favorite car sites: JALOPNIK. I get a kick out of this site with its variety and several writers who cover various auto-related topics. Recently (Tuesday 5/4/21), David Tracy ran a great story about a  collector of rare-ish... Read more »