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Tis’ the Season – Car and Motorcycle Shows Coming!

With springtime upon us, that means that car shows and motorcycle shows become a huge part of our good weather entertainment. Baker College of Flints' Center for Transportation Technology is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Car & Motorcycle Show coming up on Sunday, May 20th, from 9am till 3pm. Here is what's happening:

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93 year old gives up car
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93-Year-Old Lady Gives up Car After More Than Half a Million Miles

93-year-old Rachel Veitch of Orlando, Florida has finally stopped driving her 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente after nearly a half century and over 576,000 miles. Veitch, who was a stickler for keeping her car in mint condition, finally had to give up driving her "lovely Chariot."

 

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New Version of Flying Car Buzzes New York Auto Show

Terrafugia's Transition flying car makes it's debut at the New York City Auto Show beginning April 6th at the Javits Center. As a kid growing up and watching "The Jetsons," I figured we all would have flying cars by now. The Terrafugia Transition is street legal and recently completed it's first successful test flight. The company says the vehicle-turned-airplane will be available for sale by the year's end. If you're like me and can't help but think that you've already seen a similar vehicle in Flint, keep reading.

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2006 Pontiac Solstice
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Workin’ At The Car Wash Blues for My ‘Baby’.

This seems to be the hardest time of the year to keep your car clean. April showers create May flowers AND muddy conditions and splash opportunities for your vehicle. Most people just pay the $5 or $6 and roll through the automated car wash, but that's not for my baby!

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The Future is Now: A Real Flying DeLorean? [VIDEO]

I am a die-hard fan of the "Back To The Future" movie series.  I love the concept, the characters, and that time machine!  I was able to see a DeLorean at Back To The Bricks a few years back, and there were several of the slick sedans at last year's Bricks Flicks.

 

As much as I love the fantasy of it all, it looks like more and more of a reality.  I brought you a story a few months back about Nike producing the Air Mag, the shoes Marty McFly wore in Part 2 during a stop in 2012.  What else is a reality now?  A flying DeLorean!

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Gas Prices Hit $4 a Gallon, Are You Feeling it Yet?

We've been past the $4 a gallon threshold before. Last time it happened, it was in the summer months. That made it a little easier to take, as a lot of folks hopped on motorcycles or bicycles. Many carpooled or just drove less. Vacations were taken closer to home. Demand went down and so did the price. It was just a matter of time before it went back up, and this time it comes when the weather is less conducive to other forms of transport (bikes, motorcycles, walking). Most Michiganders are forced to pay the price to get around for work and other obligations, at least until the weather warms up. By then, will we be forced to pay $5 a gallon?

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G.M. Pauses Production of Chevrolet Volt

With the price of gas reaching the $4 a gallon threshold, you would expect sales of trucks and SUV's to be slow. General Motors has announced that it will halt production of the Chevy Volt for five weeks beginning later this month because dealers had more inventory than they need. Production of the Volt is scheduled to stop on March 16th and resume in late April, a G.M. spokesman, Chris Lee said.

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54th Annual Daytona 500
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Daytona 500 to be Run Under the Lights Tonight

NASCAR's biggest race, the Daytona 500 was rained out yesterday. Originally, it was supposed to be at noon today, but Mother Nature was again uncooperative. That is actually good news for race fans, as the event is now scheduled to get underway shortly after 7 tonight from Daytona International Speedway in Florida.

 

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Heroic Michigan Teen Lifts Car, Saves his Grandfather [VIDEO]

Maybe the word 'hero' gets tossed around too much, but for a teenager in Ida Township, in the Southeast corner of Michigan, it definitely applies!

Meet Austin Smith, a kid that deserves a bigger chunk of Gramps' inheritance, that's for sure!

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NBC’s Rock Center Spotlights Flint Assembly Graveyard Shift [VIDEO]

You may see some of your friends in this video from NBC's 'Rock Center With Brian Williams' that aired Wednesday. (Feb. 15, 2012)

The spotlight was on Flint, as General Motors is once again claiming its place as the number one car manufacturer in the world.

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Chevy Silverado _2012_ | Super Bowl XLVI Ads
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Ford Not Pleased by Chevy’s Super Bowl Commercial

It appears that the powers-to-be at Ford are upset with by Chevy's Silverado ad during Sunday's Super Bowl. The commercial depicts a post-apocalyptic world where the only people to survive were a few Chevy Silverado truck owners, who couldn't find their friend who drove a Ford

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Did Chrysler Win the Super Bowl Ad Game with its ‘Halftime in America’ Commercial? [VIDEO]

Chrysler's "Halftime In America" Super Bowl commercial certainly has a lot of people talking. But did it top last year's "Imported From Detroit" ad featuring Eminem?

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