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March 16, 2015

Five Safety Tips for Seasonal Transitions

IStock_000017361351_sTake a deep breath. Can you smell it? Spring is almost here! You may remember that season: Plants are blooming, grass is growing, winter coats are being put away and the most important part; windows are down while we’re driving. I can almost feel it now! Making the transition from winter driving to spring driving can be tricky if you live in a colder winter climate. Let’s take a look at a few things to make this transition easier.

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March 06, 2015

International Women's Day 2015: Women are Breaking Barriers in the Automotive World

General_Motors-Mary_Barra-photo_by_Steve_Fecht International Women's Day is being celebrated this year on Sunday, March 8, making this a good time to talk about how women are breaking barriers in the automotive world.

It was big news last year when Mary Barra became CEO of General Motors, making her the first female CEO of a major automobile company. She downplayed the significance of her gender when she accepted the position, but that doesn't mean it's not important.

Even though it seems like we're seeing more and more women in positions of leadership, women are still struggling to fit into the largely male automotive industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women hold about 25 percent of jobs in the motor vehicle and parts industry as of late 2014.

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March 04, 2015

Rolls-Royce Grants us Serenity at the Geneva Motor Show

Rolls_Royce_Serenity_Phantom-lead_interior-P90174985-highResCome on Ladies, you know you want to ride in the new Rolls-Royce Phantom Serenity, revealed at this week’s Geneva Motor Show. If you have to ask what it costs, you can’t afford it, but let’s just say that you’ll probably want to live in it, since this opulent interior costs more than some homes.

Setting the standard in bespoke luxury motoring, the swanky but soothing interior features contemporary interpretations of furniture design combined with Japanese royal robe motifs, calming colors, natural wood, and the ceiling is covered with a sublime silk cherry blossom pattern.

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February 25, 2015

Yes, You Can Drive That Exotic Auto Show Concept!

DESIGN_MB-AMG-Vision-Gran-Turismo_03sThere’s no better place to search for a new car than at an auto show, where attendees can research and evaluate hundreds and hundreds of production vehicles from every manufacturer, making it a great way for women to cross shop their preferred selection of brands and models without the pressure of a salesperson trying to make a sale.

But parked alongside those production models can be found a small but exotic selection of concept cars; automotive eye candy built to demonstrate special features or cutting-edge technology that may eventually trickle down into production models. Costing millions of dollars to create, these spectacular vehicles are beautiful to look at, but are often crushed when auto show season is over, never to be driven by the average consumer.

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February 20, 2015

Frozen Jeep Cherokee Creates ‘Epic' Ice Imprint

TristaStiles-JeepCherokee-34ths-1editBy now, you’ve probably seen that frozen imprint of the Jeep® Cherokee front fascia – and had a hard time believing it’s real.  Big thanks go to Mike Driehorst from the FCA blog  for sharing the whole back story with us!

According to Mike, the person who took some of those photos also couldn’t believe it. (Be sure to click on the images to enlarge their icy glory!)

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February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Survey Sheds Light into Automotive Love Affairs

Car-keys-flowers-valentines_day-thinkstock-523514119Love is in the air this Valentine's Day, and not between who you might think. Nearly a third of Millennials surveyed say they have "a love affair" with their vehicle, according to research from The recent survey also revealed men are significantly more likely than women to have these passionate feelings about their vehicle, with 27 percent of men describing the relationship as a "love affair" compared to only 18 percent of women.

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February 11, 2015

Have you Played with the Lincoln Music Selfie Experiment?

Brandy_schaffels_headshot-lincoln_Music_selfie_experimentThis week, the Lincoln Motor Company introduced a fun, technology-driven marketing campaign that adds a unique audio layer to the pop-culture phenomenon of #selfies.

Launched on Monday, Lincoln’s Music Selfie Experiment allows individuals to upload a digital self-portrait, to which Lincoln then adds an original audio track based on users’ unique facial features. Users can visit  to upload their image, or can tweet their image to @LincolnMotorCo.

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February 09, 2015

Is Bruce Jenner Latest to Suffer from “Escalade Curse”?

2012 Escalade ESV PremiumHat tip to USAToday’s  Chris Woodyard for making the Escalade connection between celebrities Bruce Jenner, Justin Bieber, Tiger Woods, and Paris Hilton.

Aside from having fame and fortune in common, these celebrities also don’t have much luck when out and about in their Cadillac Escalades. 

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February 02, 2015

50 Shades of Navigation

50-shades-of-nav-lead-IMG_8813With the launch of of the highly anticipated film “50 Shades of Grey" approaching on Valentine’s Day, we thought we would share this entertaining guest post from Eva Moon. A GPS is a seductive thing, Eva says: “At first you can't imagine why you'd need it. Then you give it a try, just for kicks. Before you know it, you can't find your way to the kitchen without a green line.”

You can read the original article at Huffington Post.

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January 26, 2015

How Chevrolet’s Safety Alert Seat Helps Drivers Avoid Crashes

2015-Chevrolet-Silverado-Midnight-special-editionInvestment adviser Angela Cusmano is a road warrior who logs 25,000 miles a year to and from guiding clients through 401K allocations and other money matters. She says one of her best returns on investment is General Motors'-patented Safety Alert Seat.

“I am a very safe driver, but there are times when I’ve misjudged how quickly I’m approaching the car ahead or I’ve begun to move a bit out of my lane, and that seat gets my attention,” said Cusmano, managing partner of Dahring | Cusmano and Associates who lives in suburban Detroit. “It is more subtle, and I love it.”

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