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Auction of entire museum of muscle cars

Next week, Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City—located in a former Walmart in Punta Gorda, Florida—will close forever. Treworgy was planning to retire, although COVID-19 accelerated his plans, and he's sending his collection of more than 200 cars to the auction block. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Cars, Walmart, Auctions, Automobiles, Rick Treworgy, PUNTA GORDA Florida, Treworgy, COVID


Tesla Knocks Facebook Off List of Top Five U.S. Companies by Market Cap

Elon Musk’s march towards either overseeing one of the biggest stock market bubble pops in recent history or being the guy who opens a solar-powered portal to Hell on Mars continues unabated: Tesla is now one of the country’s top five companies by market cap.Read more...
Tags: Auto, Transportation, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Finance, Tesla, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Mars, Automobiles, Electric Cars, Self Driving Cars, Stonks


Uber Kicks Its Self-Driving Car Unit Out the Side Door

Uber is bailing on its self-driving car unit, the Uber Advanced Technologies Group, and will sell it off to driverless trucking-focused startup Aurora in a deal that could create a combined firm valued at $10 billion, the companies announced on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, Automobiles, Self Driving Cars, Aurora, Uber Advanced Technologies Group


Driver pulled over for sitting in a lawn chair behind the wheel

Ontario, Canada police pulled over a vehicle after noticing that the driver appeared to be sitting in a lawn chair behind the wheel. According to a tweet by the Halton Regional Police Service Burlington District, they impounded the vehicle and "the driver [was] summonsed to court for Unsafe Vehicle and Seatbelt Inoperative." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Cars, Automobiles, Ontario Canada, Halton Regional Police Service


Can You Save By Pausing Your Car Insurance?

With many companies extending work-from-home policies through to next summer, you might no longer need your car for the commute. As the average household has nearly two cars, could you keep one in storage, and save money by cancelling the car insurance until you need it again? Read more...
Tags: Storage, Insurance, Vehicles, Lifehacks, Automobiles, Auto Insurance, Pandemic Life


How to Sell Your Leased Car for Profit

With used vehicles sales soaring 15% in the last quarter, your leased vehicle could be worth more on the open market than the cost of buying it out. With some finesse, you could pocket the difference and make some money. Here’s what you need to know.Read more...
Tags: Selling, Used Cars, Lifehacks, Automobiles, Dealerships, Lease, Car Lease


How to Winterize Your Car

As the weather starts getting cooler, it’s a good idea to prepare your car for winter. Even if you don’t switch to snow tires, there are a few proactive steps you can take to make sure you, your passengers and your vehicle as as safe as possible. Here are some tips for winterizing your car.Read more...
Tags: Safety, Cars, Repair, Winterize, Lifehacks, Automobiles


How to Sell Your Car Safely

It’s a good time to sell your car. As the pandemic stretches on, a combination of a weaker economy, a lack of new cars from auto plants, and diminished use of public transportation has led to a boom in used car sales. But what do you need to do to ensure the sale is conducted safely?Read more...
Tags: Used Cars, Lifehacks, Automobiles, Shopping Online, Covid 19


Poster of every Motor Trend "Car of the Year" from 1949 to 2020

The Australian insurance company Budget Direct created this nifty graphic of every Motor Trend "Car of the Year" winner in the United States. After the Plymouth Volare (1976), my eyes glazed and interest waned. They created similar graphics for awards in Australia and the UK. "Award-winning cars: Every Car of the Year Winner" (Budget Direct)
Tags: Post, UK, Design, News, Australia, Cars, United States, Vehicles, Automobiles, Budget Direct


Steering Wheels’ Past, Present and (Autonomous) Future

Today, they’re wired and heated, laden with controls. Soon, they could be reserved only for classic cars.
Tags: News, General Motors, Automobiles, Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles, Cruise LLC


Uber and Lyft Consider Franchise-Like Model in California

Under pressure to classify their freelance drivers as full-time employees, the ride-hailing companies are discussing another option.
Tags: Freelancing, News, California, Automobiles, Zimmer, Dara, Uber Technologies Inc, Lyft Inc, Car Services and Livery Cabs, Computers and the Internet, Franchises, Wages and Salaries, Mobile Applications, State Legislatures, Labor and Jobs, Khosrowshahi


Daimler to Settle U.S. Emissions Charges for $2.2 Billion

The agreement is a small fraction of the sum that Volkswagen paid after admitting to emissions cheating in 2015.
Tags: News, Germany, Volkswagen, Automobiles, Mercedes-benz, Daimler, Volkswagen AG, Daimler AG, Fines (Penalties, Fuel Emissions (Transportation, Stuttgart (Germany, Settle U S Emissions Charges


Retail Chains and Small Businesses Are Struggling in N.Y.C.

Since March, more than 2,800 businesses in the city have permanently closed, and others are barely holding on. Even national chains are leaving.
Tags: News, Small Business, New York City, Bill, Automobiles, Ny, De Blasio, Shopping and Retail, Bryant Park Grill, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings, Bank Street Bookstore (Manhattan


Buying Cars — and Parking Cars — in New York City

New Yorkers have historically been lukewarm on car ownership. Then came the you-know-what.
Tags: News, New York City, Used Cars, Automobiles, Quarantine (Life and Culture


New York, Where Many Chose Not to Drive Ever, is Suddenly Motor City

New Yorkers have historically been lukewarm on car ownership. Then came the you-know-what.
Tags: News, New York City, Used Cars, Automobiles, Quarantine (Life and Culture


Are More Car-Free Streets in N.Y.C.’s Future?

The tension between "those who see cars as evil and those who see cars as essential" intensifies as social distancing puts a premium on space.
Tags: News, Restaurants, New York City, Lander, Native Americans, Automobiles, Telemedicine, Brad, Kayden, Indian Health Service, Bicycles and Bicycling, Roads and Traffic, Coronavirus Reopenings, Jerold S


What if Your Home Could Be Mobile, but Also You Could Park It?

A start-up rethinks a little about how to live.
Tags: News, Automobiles, Mercedes-benz, Burning Man Festival, Vans, Your-feed-selfcare


A Formula 1 Season Like No Other

The pandemic has forced the sport to patch together a schedule with new races and new tracks, with more to come. What’s the same is Mercedes, which is still on top.
Tags: England, News, Formula One, Automobiles, Ross, Automobile Racing, International Automobile Federation, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Brawn


‘Motorcycle of Tomorrow’ Is Heavy on Flair and Light on the Environment

Pineapple “leather,” flax seed instead of plastic: Tarform, based in Brooklyn, aims to set a standard with its retro-futuristic cafe racer.
Tags: News, Brooklyn, Motorcycles, Automobiles, Start-ups, Taras, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Luxury Goods and Services, Recycling of Waste Materials, Motor Bikes and Motorscooters, Kravtchouk, Tarform Inc


Star Technologist Who Crossed Google Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

Anthony Levandowski, a onetime star Silicon Valley engineer of self-driving cars, had pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets.
Tags: News, Silicon Valley, Intellectual Property, Automobiles, Anthony, Google Inc, Uber Technologies Inc, Ethics and Official Misconduct, Computers and the Internet, Waymo, Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles, Anthony Levandowski, Levandowski, Industrial Espionage


Driving Across the Globe to Fight Child Trafficking

Renée Brinkerhoff has been on a quest, on almost every continent, to use racing “as a platform to do something about” a global scourge. Next stop, Antarctica.
Tags: News, Human Trafficking, Automobiles, Philanthropy, Renee, Brinkerhoff, Children and Childhood, Child Abuse And Neglect, Automobile Racing, Renee Brinkerhoff, Driving Across the Globe


Florida Man Bought Lamborghini With Coronavirus Aid, U.S. Say

David T. Hines, 29, was arrested and charged with three felonies after spending relief money on the $318,497 car, clothes and jewelry, federal prosecutors said.
Tags: Florida, News, Automobiles, Frauds and Swindling, Shutdowns (Institutional, David T Hines


How to Move During the Coronavirus

But you’re scared about doing it during a pandemic. Here’s our F.A.Q. on changing homes (and cities) safely.
Tags: News, Automobiles, Travel and Vacations, Moving and Moving Industry, American Automobile Assn, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Content Type: Service


Road Trips are Great. Except for the Driving.

I wasn’t looking for an exotic vacation, just a temporary reprieve from compulsive news-watching and a dose of in-person fun with family and friends.
Tags: News, Road Trips, Connecticut, Automobiles, Interstate 95, Travel and Vacations, Chicago (Ill, Roads and Traffic, Back (Human Body Part, States (US, Catskills (NYS Area, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Quarantine (Life and Culture


Letting Your Insurer Ride Shotgun, for a Discounted Rate

Most big car insurers offer apps that monitor your driving, and one start-up requires it. The trade-off in privacy is a premium that could be substantially cheaper for safe drivers.
Tags: News, Smartphones, Automobiles, Computers and the Internet, Allstate Corp, Mobile Applications, Farmers Insurance Group, Automobile Insurance and Liability, Geico (Government Employees Insurance Co, Progressive Casualty Insurance Co, State Farm Insurance Cos


Automakers Are Making Cars, but Virus Surge Puts That at Risk

Some workers are calling on the industry to shut down plants in states where virus cases have increased sharply in recent weeks.
Tags: Texas, News, General Motors, Missouri, Automobiles, Ford Motor Co, Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Organized Labor, Shutdowns (Institutional, United Automobile Workers, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings


Black Behind the Wheel

On a road trip to Detroit, reflections on the car as a symbol of aspiration and adventure. But if you’re Black in America, that lovely machine isn’t always a refuge.
Tags: News, America, Missouri, Automobiles, Detroit, Black Lives Matter Movement, Race and Ethnicity, Detroit (Mich, Quarantine (Life and Culture, George Floyd Protests (2020


Here Are the U.S. States With Travel Restrictions

A third of states have strict measures in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine requirements.
Tags: Utah, Florida, Texas, News, Mississippi, California, Massachusetts, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Maine, Alaska, Hawaii, Tennessee


Thinking of Traveling in the U.S.? These States Have Travel Restrictions

A third of states have strict measures in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine requirements.
Tags: Utah, Florida, Texas, News, Mississippi, California, Massachusetts, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Maine, Alaska, Hawaii, Tennessee


Here Are The U.S. States With Travel Restrictions

A third of states have strict measures in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine requirements.
Tags: Utah, Florida, Texas, News, Mississippi, California, Massachusetts, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Maine, Alaska, Hawaii, Tennessee