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Galpin Motors’ longtime first lady Jane Boeckmann dies at 90

Jane Boeckmann, the first lady of Galpin Motors and matriarch of the Southern California auto-dealership family, has died at age 90, according to family members. Her life story — which included piloting planes and driving race cars, as well as myriad honors for both business and humanitarian endeavors — was surely worthy of a movie. She died April 28 of pancreatic cancer, according to her family. Working with her husband, Bert Boeckmann, she helped to turn Galpin Motors into one of the most prom...
Tags: Europe, Business, News, California, Scotland, La, Russia, Los Angeles, Sport, Automotive, Soccer, Obituaries, West Africa, Community, Obituary, Local News


Best Car Insurance in Massachusetts

What do drivers in the Bay State need? The best car insurance in Massachusetts! This can be a difficult find even for the most experienced driver, but our guide below will lead you down the right road. Buckle up, it’s time to get rolling. Table of Contents Introduction Our Top 5 Picks for the Best Car Insurance in Massachusetts Massachusetts Auto Insurance Requirements Average Cost of Coverage in Massachusetts Cheapest Car Insurance in Massachusetts The True Cost of Auto Insurance in Massach...
Tags: Massachusetts, Marketing, Cars, Insurance, United States, John, Hyde Park, Tom, Sally, Jane, Toyota Camry, Bay State, Arbella, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Impala, USAA


EARL GREY. KR Custom’s ‘Grigio’ Royal Enfield Bobber

Written by Marlon Slack It’s easy for us in the west. Want to build an old airhead? Fire up Craigslist, go kick some tires and sooner or later you’ll have some Bavarian moto-goodness sitting in the shed. But in other parts of the world the dance is much harder. Like in Chennai, India, where Royal Enfield gurus KR Customs have crafted a sawn-off, BMW-inspired Continental GT. KR’s Krishna Rajan is a huge BMW fan. “During a trip to Switzerland last year I had the pleasure of riding a GS800. I...
Tags: Craigslist, India, EFI, Motorcycles, Switzerland, Bmw, Honda, Princeton, Classic, Continental, Jane, Krishna, Enfield, Chennai India, Royal Enfield, Bobber


VIVE LA ÉVOLUTION. Viba’s Space Age Honda Monkey

Written by Martin Hodsgon The all new Honda Monkey was always going to be a sales success; packed full of nostalgia in an era of retro remakes, cheap to buy and easy to ride. Based around the framework of the Grom, the decision to make the Monkey must have been one of the easiest ever made at Honda headquarters. But little could they imagine that their entry-level commuter machine would so quickly be used as the basis for one of the most technologically advanced bikes we’ve ever featured on P...
Tags: Facebook, France, Germany, John Lennon, Monkey, Motorcycles, Other, Honda, Audi, Abs, Jane, SLM, Lara, Northern Germany, Yann, Jackson Five


Gothamist: A Suzuki DR-Z400SM built for NYC streets

Riding a motorcycle in New York means dealing with tight streets, big potholes and uncompromising taxi drivers. To maximize your chances of survival, you need a bike that’s compact, punchy and nimble—like a supermotard. Add stylish to that shopping list, and you’ve just described this new custom from Brooklyn’s Jane Motorcycles. It’s based on a 2015 Suzuki DR-Z400SM, and it’s just perfect for the urban jungle of New York City. Out the box, the DR-Z400SM doesn’t make a ton of power. But 40...
Tags: New York, New York City, Brooklyn, Motorcycles, Alex, Mark, Jane, CNC, Suzuki, Custom Motorcycles, Suzuki Motorcycles, Rizoma, Jane Motorcycles, Brooklyn Moto, TrailTech


The Great Escape - Day 29: Denali at last, and now at Fairbanks

We rode the bus out of the Denali Park Village shortly after 8AM for a three hour ride to Fairbanks, AK.As we rode north towards Fairbanks, the driver spotted something he'd hoped for and at a known to him rest stop he pulled over to let us see Denali in the clear skies of today.  Denali, from about 60 miles away  Jane and Larry  Jane, Larry and Martha  Robert and Linda Robert drove the bus and Linda did the tour director duties  Gas station in Nenana where Valencia, my ...
Tags: Alaska, Motorcycles, Richard, Valencia, Linda, Fairbanks, Jane, Denali, Chena River, Alaska Oil Pipeline, Nenana, Fairbanks AK, Denali Park Village, Larry Jane Larry, Martha Robert, Linda Robert


The Great Escape - Day 18: Cruise Day 2

Jul 7A sea day today.  This means we were at sea and no port calls.After breakfast, we toured the ship's galley to get an idea of the effort and production involved with serving an average of 14000 meals each day! The executive chef (rank is noted by black kerchief around neck) who led our tour group At sea, the ship's crew provides presentations of this and that matter....Martha attended one on the future cruises in Europe and she managed to win a bottle of wine during the "testing" that...
Tags: Europe, Alaska, Motorcycles, Cruise Ship, Larry, Martha, Jane, Ketchikan, Ketchikan Alaska, Jane Larry


The Great Escape - Day 19 Part 1: Ketchikan, Alaska

Jul 8, Sunday. Excursion into Ketchikan, Alaska today.  As they like to say, a drinking town with a fishing problem.  :) We arrived before 6AM, in fact, I woke to see the ship on final approach to the pier!  A bit foggy in in the hills above the town of Ketchikan early this morning. After breakfast, it was an early start for a bus-borned excursion to Alaska Rain Forest Sanctuary for a short walk in the temperate rain forest.  They get at least 200 inches of rain here in Ketchikan,...
Tags: Bald Eagles, Alaska, Motorcycles, Oceana, Helipad, Cruise Ship, Larry, Martha, Jane, Seward, Sitka, Ketchikan, Ketchikan Alaska, Codi, Alaska Rain Forest Sanctuary, Saxman Native Village


The Great Escape - Day 17: Cruise Ship Day 1

July 6.Well we boarded our cruise ship, the Celebrity Millenium with zero issues or problems I'm happy to report.  The cruise people really have the process down pretty good I must say.We're cruising with a couple of friends from our Fort Bragg days, Jane and Larry.  They're cruise veterans so we were learning the ropes the easy way.  A couple of last views of Vancouver Soon enough, we were on deck, at a bar, having a drink while we waited for lunch to be served and our rooms to be declared ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Cruise Ship, Fort Bragg, Larry, Martha, Jane, Larry Jane


Hot rod Stovebolts and other Chevrolet six-cylinder memories

The venerable Chevrolet “stovebolt” six-cylinder engine first showed up in 1929. Photo by Jeff Koch. [Editor’s Note: Another Jim Van Orden story for this week, regaling us with his encounters with Chevrolet’s various straight-six engines.] It was the ultimate “sleeper.” No one suspected the car was fast. Only 17 and feeling my oats, I drove the old Chevy like a maniac and enjoyed surprising V-8 drivers at stoplights. Shifting into first and revving the 235-cubic-inch, 135-horsepower “stovebolt”...
Tags: Texas, America, Georgia, Chicago, Austin, Gm, Autos, Dallas, Chevy, Ladybird, Chevrolet, Dad, Grace, Camaro, Gmc, Northwestern University


2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan: The Performance-Oriented Prom Date

Yeah, that’s what I’m talkin’ about! The latest AMG-tweaked C-Class just came out, and the basics look good: Power is up by 23 horses to 385 horsepower, the torque curve is broadened, zero to 60 times equate with a top o’the line Camaro or Mustang, and a blown V6 heading to all four wheels. Hey, isn’t that just an Audi S4 from a few years back? I kid, I kid! The 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan is its own separate animal, not to be confused with other performance sedans. It is, in short, very much wo...
Tags: Feature, Autos, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Geneva Motor Show, Amg, Jane, Mercedes AMG, Facebook YouTube, Car News, Tony Borroz, MBUSA Interior Treatments Naturally the interior, Natural Grain Black Ash Wood and Brushed Aluminum, Linden Wood, Carbon Fiber Aluminum, AMG Silver Fiber Glass Upholstery


Not so Plain: Jane Motorcycles’ gleaming BMW R nineT

Any mechanic will tell you: if you’re customizing an old bike, first make it work, then make it pretty. But if you’re working with a modern classic like the BMW R nineT, you can skip the first step. The R nineT is still a youngster and you’ll likely be working with a low mileage example—so there’s no need to worry about the motor. And with good suspension and brakes out the box, upgrades are optional. But if you dig really deep, you’ll run into the necessary evil that plagues all contempor...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Scrambler, Continental, Brooklyn New York, Jane, Magura, Beemer, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Motogadget, Renthal, Jane Motorcycles, Baja Designs Squadron


Chevrolet SS: the sport sedan that could, but never caught on

It was a common practice of American automakers decades ago. Take a family sedan, swap out the plain-Jane engine, drop in a big V-8, and you have a muscle car. The Chevrolet SS was one of the final examples of such a practice, albeit not a very American one from the start. For those unaware, the Chevrolet SS—a four-door sport sedan that flew... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Reviews, Automotive, Chevrolet, Holden, Jane, Sport Sedans, Sean Szymkowski, VF Holden Commodore


Charlie’s Turbo’d 3-Valve 2006 Ford Mustang GT Makes Over 550 Horses

Charlie Stobaugh • Mount Vernon, OH • 2006 Mustang GT Ohio resident Charlie Stobaugh transformed his 2006 Mustang GT from plain Jane to insane. He has added a 73mm single turbo setup with a 3-core intercooler. On top of that he installed BBR Stage 2 cams, BBR valve covers, a GT500 fuel system, Koni shocks and struts, a Roush Racing rear spoiler, and a CDC front lip. The custom two-tone paint adds a nice contrast with the factory silver on the bottom and contrasting black on the top. Stopping pow...
Tags: Featured, Cdc, Cars, Ford, Ohio, Charlie, Jane, Koni, Rohana, Wilwood, Charlie Stobaugh, Roush Racing


Sweet Jane: A seductive CB750 restomod from Rawhide

When you spend your days poring over cafe racers, scramblers and trackers, it’s easy to forget how alluring an original classic can be. Oftentimes it’s a good resto-mod that hits the mark—a bike that strikes the balance between vintage charm and tasteful, modern upgrades. Rawhide Cycles have this down to an art. Their first bike, a classy Honda CB750 dubbed the ‘Golden Goose,’ immediately captivated us. Now they’ve taken another stab at the CB750. Let’s say hello to ‘Sweet Jane.’ Rawhide are...
Tags: Japan, California, Motorcycles, Honda, Tom, Buchanan, Rick, Jane, Nampa Idaho, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Honda CB750, Rawhide, Golden Goose, Restomod, Brandon Wurtz


Here’s Your Hot Toyota Yaris Hatch; Does the U.S. Want It?

Toyota promised the world a Yaris hatchback that would valiantly rise above the role of a plain-Jane commuter car, and here it is. Expected to premiere at the Geneva Motor Show this March, the high performance three-door subcompact borrows inspiration, parts, and probably a name from Toyota’s Gazoo racing division.  The automaker claims the hot […] The post Here’s Your Hot Toyota Yaris Hatch; Does the U.S. Want It? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Racing, Autos, Toyota, Overseas, Geneva Motor Show, Jane, Geneva Auto Show, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Toyota Yaris


One of 12 original examples, championship-winning 1963 Jaguar E-type Lightweight to cross the block

Photos by P. Litwinski, courtesy Bonhams Auctions, unless otherwise noted. With just 12 examples constructed in-period, the E-Type Lightweight is rarer than Jaguar’s C-type (53 built) and D-type (71 built), as well as Ferrari’s 250 GTO (39 built, including three 330 GTOs). E-type Lightweights don’t trade hands very often, but next month an Australian championship-winning example, said to display less than 4,000 miles on the odometer, will cross the auction stage as part of the Bonhams Scottsda...
Tags: England, Australia, America, Shows, Auctions, Ferrari, Autos, Jaguar, Western Australia, Briggs, Motorsports, Lucas, Scottsdale, Jane, Scottsdale Arizona, Amelia Island


FCA Hits the Gas on the Most Fuel-efficient Minivan in U.S. History

The Pacifica Hybrid started production today at Fiat Chrysler’s Windsor Assembly Plant, alongside the venerable Dodge Grand Caravan and plain-Jane gas-powered Pacifica. It’s North America’s first-ever hybrid minivan and, thanks to that technology, also the most economical. But will it bolster the segment and restore the minivan’s faded glory in these uncertain times?  The Environmental Protection Agency […] The post FCA Hits the Gas on the Most Fuel-efficient Minivan in U.S. History appeared fir...
Tags: Industry, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, North America, Hybrids, Environmental Protection Agency, New Cars, Fuel Economy, Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler, Jane, Dodge Grand Caravan, Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, News Blog


FCA Hits the Gas on the Most Fuel-efficient Minivan in History

The Pacifica Hybrid started production today at Fiat Chrysler’s Windsor Assembly Plant, alongside the venerable Dodge Grand Caravan and plain-Jane gas-powered Pacifica. It is the world’s first-ever hybrid minivan and, thanks to that technology, also the most economical. But will it bolster the segment and restore the minivan’s faded glory in these uncertain times?  The Environmental Protection […] The post FCA Hits the Gas on the Most Fuel-efficient Minivan in History appeared first on The Truth...
Tags: Industry, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Hybrids, New Cars, Fuel Economy, Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler, Jane, Dodge Grand Caravan, Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, News Blog, Minivans, Windsor Assembly Plant


Calamity Jane’s baby sister – 1957 S-120 International Civil Defense Rescue Vehicle

Photos by author. After Tim Havens brought his 1957 S-120 International Civil Defense Rescue Vehicle to our August 18 Cruise-In and drove off with Favorite Truck honors we had to know more. So we tracked him down in Hudson Falls and got him to give us all the details, complete with photos of this carefully restored Cold War relic, inside and out. A full feature will appear in the February 2017 issue of Hemmings Classic Car, but here’s the backstory… “The Cold War is kind of a mysterious part...
Tags: International, Autos, Ed, John Deere, Tim, Civil Defense, Donna, Jane, Truman, Dwight D Eisenhower, Harry S Truman, West Springfield Massachusetts, Southbridge Massachusetts, Fifties, Hemmings Classic Car, Hemmings Daily


Birdcage Maserati takes Best of Show at Lime Rock Sunday in the Park Concours

1959 Maserati Tipo 61. Article photos by Casey Keil, courtesy Lime Rock, unless otherwise noted. Gallery photos by David LaChance. Built between 1959 and 1961, the Maserati Tipo 61 sports racer was better known by its “Birdcage” nickname, given for the intricacy of its delicate space frame, made of welded steel tubing. Powered by a 2.9-liter, four-cylinder engine rated at 250 horsepower, the 1,300 pound car seemed to dominate nearly every series it contested, and chassis 2452 was no exception...
Tags: California, Shows, United States, United Kingdom, Connecticut, Autos, Fiat, Bmw, Drake, West Coast, Monterey, East Coast, Greg Clark, Maserati, Steve Earle, Jane


A few minutes with Jason Wilson, star of Discovery’s upcoming “Sacred Steel”

Jason Wilson on set. Photos courtesy The Discovery Channel. Following the airing of Harley and the Davidsons, The Discovery Channel is debuting a new motorcycle-build show entitled Sacred Steel, which premiers on Monday, September 12 at 9:00 p.m. Today, we are talking to Jason Wilson, the show’s star and owner of the namesake shop. HMN: Jason thanks for taking the time to talk with us today. I just have a couple of questions about the new show that’s coming up. We have seen you on television b...
Tags: Ford, New Jersey, Autos, West Coast, Discovery Channel, Jason, History Channel, Harley Davidson, Harley, Jeff, Pismo Beach, Jane, Hemmings, Davidsons, Jason Wilson, David Mann


A few minutes with Jason Wilson, star of Discovery’s upcoming “Sacred Steel Bikes”

Jason Wilson on set. Photos courtesy The Discovery Channel. Following the airing of Harley and the Davidsons, The Discovery Channel is debuting a new motorcycle-build show entitled Sacred Steel Bikes, which premiers on Monday, September 12 at 9:00 p.m. Today, we are talking to Jason Wilson, the show’s star and owner of the Sacred Steel shop. HMN: Jason thanks for taking the time to talk with us today. I just have a couple of questions about the new show that’s coming up. We have seen you on te...
Tags: Ford, New Jersey, Autos, West Coast, Discovery Channel, Jason, History Channel, Harley Davidson, Harley, Jeff, Pismo Beach, Jane, Hemmings, Davidsons, Jason Wilson, David Mann


How a Mobile Device Can Reduce Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a major problem. In 2014, more than 3,000 people were killed and more than 430,000 injured in car crashes involving distracted drivers. Ironically, it may just be that the root of the problem – a smartphone – could actually be the solution. People know they shouldn’t, but they do. In a survey conducted by AT&T, 49 percent of drivers admitted they text and drive, even though 98 percent of them know it’s a bad idea. And the actual number may be higher, as most studies rely on...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Boston, Cars, Trends, Insurance, Analytics, It, Smartphones, Mobile Apps, Policy, Software, Automotive, New Jersey, Distracted Driving, Warren Buffett



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