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June 27, 2016

100 Years, 100 Women to Participate in Sisters' Centennial Motorcycle Ride

Sisters_centennial_rideIn 1916 the Van Buren sisters set out to prove they could ride as well as anyone. With World War I looming, they intended to show the U.S. government that women had what it took to be dispatch riders in the Army, and they set off on their transcontinental journey on a pair of motorcycles.

"This was a phenomenal accomplishment by two courageous women at a time when few roads were paved, Victorian attitudes were in full flare, and women did not yet have the right to vote," says Alisa Clickenger, founder of MotoAdventureGal.com.

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13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty: Watch Out for Dead Ends!

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Have you seen something funny you'd like to share with us? Whether it's a funny road sign, or an entertaining bumper sticker, feel free to share your #FunnyRoadSigns and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.

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June 24, 2016

How Safe Is Your Car's Passenger In A Crash?

IStock_6519891-KonovalikovAndreyAccording to a recent report by the Insurance Institute from Highway Safety, some vehicles with good driver-side protection may still leave passengers at risk.

Drivers of vehicles with good small overlap front ratings from the IIHS can expect to be protected well in a frontal crash involving the left corner of the vehicle. But how would the passengers sitting next to them fare in a right-side small overlap crash?

A new study shows that good crash protection doesn’t always extend across the front seat.

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13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty: No Horn Blowing!

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...Unless you're really angry!

Have you seen something funny you'd like to share with us? Whether it's a funny road sign, or an entertaining bumper sticker, feel free to share your #FunnyRoadSigns and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.

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June 23, 2016

Sixteen Great Lease Offers For Summer

IStock_89065395-welcomiaSearching for a great lease deal this summer? Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, has shared the following great lease offers for cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles this summer.

If you're looking for value, 16 lease offers are currently under $199 per month, and 36 deals are under $299 per month.

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June 22, 2016

13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty: No Stopping Any Time!

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Have you seen something funny you'd like to share with us? Whether it's a funny road sign, or an entertaining bumper sticker, feel free to share your #FunnyRoadSigns and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.

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Summer Rides: 5 Affordable, Fuel-Efficient Convertibles

2016_mini_convertibleThe wind in your hair and a smile on your face: Nothing says summer like a convertible.

Here are five top rides for $35,000 or less, in vehicles that also get great fuel economy:

1.) MINI: The third-generation convertible since BMW took over the brand in 2002, the 2016 MINI convertible is the first to contain BMW engines. My recent test drive was in a zippy 189-horsepower turbocharged model with the great acceleration and precise handling you would expect from a BMW engine. The new MINI also contains new safety and design features, including back seats that fold down and an innovative trunk with expanding hinges. These features provide not just more cargo space, but easier access to it.

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June 20, 2016

Alternative Fuel Vehicles Buying Guide

Alt_fuel_vehiclesWith tougher emissions and fuel economy regulations on the horizon in 2025, automakers are working hard to build more hybrid, plug-in and electric vehicles in all shapes and sizes.

Here's our guide to understanding some of the most popular alternative fuel technologies, and some of the popular vehicles worth considering.

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