MINI Take the States: Wrap Up

MINI Take the States: Wrap Up
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I tagged along for a two legs of MINI Takes the States, an epic cross-country road rally that’s put on by the company. I participated in just two sections of this continent-spanning trip, but that was still enough for me to experience four Midwestern states and some 700 miles of America. But there’s much more… Continue Reading...

MINI Takes the States: Chicago to Cleveland

MINI Takes the States: Chicago to Cleveland
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Today we leave the Windy City and point our MINIs east, hoping to land in Cleveland, Ohio sometime before dinner. Cue the “Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video” on YouTube… Continue Reading...

MINI Takes the States: St. Louis to Chicago

MINI Takes the States: St. Louis to Chicago
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MINI Takes the States, a bi-annual cross-country road rally is in full swing, with hundreds of rabid Cooper enthusiasts participating in events at diverse locations across this great land. We’re tagging along for a couple legs of this epic trip and tweeting all the way. Continue Reading...

Audi R8 GT Billboard Warns Locals

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Audi R8 GT Billboard Warns Locals
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Audi knows a thing or two about thumbing their nose at the world. The question is if people generally take it in stride or take offense. Their latest advertising escapade (shown above) is probably one of the more unabashed examples of their cocksure style. A Chicago area Audi dealership sold an R8 GT and decided… Continue Reading...

Nissan Leaf Arrives in Chicago Ahead of Schedule as Demand Surges

Nissan Leaf Arrives in Chicago Ahead of Schedule as Demand Surges
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Nissan has announced it will launch the all-electric Nissan Leaf ahead of schedule in the city of Chicago, citing popular demand as well as preparedness by the city. Last February, Gov. Pat Quinn announced that $1 million would be invested to install state-of-the-art charging infrastructure for electric cars throughout the Chicago area. The City of… Continue Reading...

“Bentley Bandit” Arrested After Four-State Car Stealing Spree

“Bentley Bandit” Arrested After Four-State Car Stealing Spree
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This 22-year old kid thought he could get away with grand theft auto, but little did he learn that crime doesn’t pay! Apologies to the esteemed Sheriff John Bunnell, but he would have had a field day with Justin William Durbin, who went on a stealing spree with Mercedes and Bentley cars that spanned four… Continue Reading...

Illinois May Sell Ad Space On License Plates

Illinois May Sell Ad Space On License Plates
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Wanna make some extra dough on the side? Illinois is deciding whether to allow advertising space on its state license plates. If approved, this would allow corporate sponsors to put their business logos on the plates, which would be offered to drives at a lower price. A vote last month decided that the secretary of state should… Continue Reading...

Staged Accident Claims Up 46% Says National Insurance Crime Bureau

Staged Accident Claims Up 46% Says National Insurance Crime Bureau
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  With so many people falling on hard times in this economy, some folks will do anything to earn a buck. That includes faking a car accident to make ends meet. According to a recent report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), questionable claims (QC) resulting from staged accidents have increased 46 percent from… Continue Reading...

Report: Autobahn Country Club Adds Audi S5, TTS Coupe to ‘Autobahn Experience’ Driving School

Report: Autobahn Country Club Adds Audi S5, TTS Coupe to ‘Autobahn Experience’ Driving School
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Chicago-area Audi dealers have formed a partnership with the Autobahn Country Club, that will give the race track the use of an Audi S5 and TTS Coupe for its high-performance driving school. The Audi dealers are now the official sponsors of ‘The Autobahn Experience’, a high-performance program for those interested in improving their driving skills…. Continue Reading...

Subaru of America Sets Guinness World Record For Longest Parade of Subys

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Subaru of America Sets Guinness World Record For Longest Parade of Subys
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Several weeks ago we reported that Subaru of America was looking to set a Guinness World Record for the longest parade of Subarus and over the weekend they achieved that goal. Organized by Subaru of America’s Great Lakes Region and the Village of Itasca, Illinois, the chain of Subys stretched a total of 339 cars…. Continue Reading...

Subaru of America Seeks Guinness World Record for Largest Suby Parade

Subaru of America Seeks Guinness World Record for Largest Suby Parade
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Subaru of America is looking to set a Guinness World Record for the largest parade of Subys… er, Subies… um, Barus? And its reaching out to fanatical, AWD, boxer engine owners to help. Subaru and the Subaru Great Lakes Region is asking owners from all over the country to meet on July 11 at 500… Continue Reading...