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AAA, LeMans, USAC, and the Tragic Year of 1955

Sixty years ago, when the calendar flipped to begin 1955, the American Automobile Association began its 54th season as the major sanctioning body for auto racing in the United States.

AAA ran racing with an iron hand and drivers with aspirations of competing at the Indianapolis 500 were forced to work their way up the AAA sanctioned ladder of midget and sprint car events before receiving authorization from AAA officials to compete in the most prestigious race in the country.

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Breeding Out the Car Enthusiast

The most basic elements of owning and maintaining a car – specific to every single make and model on the road, oil and electricity and engines, and they are now slipping out of the reach of our clean, unstained fingers, in search of a modern, computerized type of car ownership.

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Will Electric Cars Replace Diesels in France?

France wants to rid its roads of old diesel cars – the country has announced that it is adjusting fuel taxes to be less favorable to diesel and offering a remarkable incentive to encourage owners of older diesels to buy electric cars.

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MINI Cooper’s Big Adventure

While the Mini Cooper line has managed amazing feats through cinema history, and proven a stalwart companion to the small city driver, it’s never gotten a chance to test its chops off-road, and, looking at the Mini Cooper Paceman Adventure, you have to wonder why.

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Rico Abreu and the Chili Bowl

Rico 2015We have been to the Chili Bowl previously, and are itching to return, but this year we had to settle for watching a live video stream. But even via the miniature speakers of an Ipad we could hear the crowd chanting Rico! Rico! Rico! after 2014 USAC champion Rico Abreu won the 29th running of the world’s largest indoor motor race.

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Has Your Jeep Been Recalled?

In June of 2013, 1.56 million 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty and 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee models were recalled, to mitigate a condition which can cause the vehicles to catch fire after being rear-ended – is yours one of them?

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

As the calendar turns from one year to the next, a typical fan of racing – at least in the northern parts of the country – is waiting for the return of warmer weather. But in some areas, the cold winds of winter do not stop racing, they just move it indoors.

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Death to Diesels?

Prime Minister Manuel Valls was quoted as saying “In France, we have long favored the diesel engine. This was a mistake, and we will progressively undo that, intelligently and pragmatically.”

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