Pay by the mile tax to begin in Oregon- blame the EVs?

Oregon has awarded a contract to a private company called Sanef ITS to institute the country’s first roads-usage charging program.  Electric vehicles are being called the catalyst for this new tax program.

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VIDEO: Behind-The-Scenes as Ken Block Tests His All-Wheel Drive Mustang Before Gymkhana 7

There’s nothing quite like watching Ken Block take a car out on one of his incredible Gymkhana adventures. He’s tackled all sorts of courses and all sorts of obstacles, but watching him never gets old because he manages to pull off the impossible every time. If you wonder how he pulls off the impossible, this video will give you an idea.

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Homeless Guy Arrested for Stealing the Beacon Off Boston’s Zakim Bridge…Again

According to the always awesome Universal Hub, Clifford Beckford, 34, figured out how to get inside the tower on the Leonard P. Zakim-Bunker Hill Bridge and steal the airplane warning beacon off the top of the bridge’s tower. And this wasn’t the first time.

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Goodyear Tire Prototypes Charge Car Batteries and Inflate to Match Road Conditions

Your future tires might do more than roll you down the road.  Goodyear has two new prototypes that the company says might someday help charge your electric vehicle’s battery and will adapt their tire pressure to match road conditions.

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AT THE AUCTION: Cool Cars From The 1970s

Get out your bell bottoms: From the November 2014 McCormick’s Classic Car Auction in Palm Springs comes this gallery of some greatest hits of the 1970s. And what better way to lead off than this blue-and-gold screaming chicken on a Trans Am.

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Come Work For BestRide.com! Yield Manager Wanted

Interested in coming to work for us here at BestRide.com in Needham, Massachusetts? We’re looking for a Yield Manager that works with our customer support manager to make sure that all of our member dealers have correct, complete and up-to-date information for the inventory that they upload to the site. If you’re anywhere near Needham, Massachusetts and have the requisite skills, we’d love to talk to you. Check out the job

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REVIEW: 2015 Infiniti QX60 AWD

This week, we’re behind the wheel of the 2015 Infiniti QX60 AWD, a Smyrna, Tennessee-built seven-passenger SUV Crossover created to deliver a combination of  power, luxury and beauty in a very crowded upscale class. Competitors include Cadillac, Acura, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and Lincoln to name a few.

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AT THE JUNKYARD: 1980s Ford Luxury – Grilles, Buttons and Velour

The 1980s were initially a tough time for US domestic manufacturers, and the designs that resulted reflected the scarcity from which they sprang. Nowhere was this more evident than Ford, although the cars it produced managed to generated lasting staying power. Let’s take a look a few we found at a salvage yard.

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WEEKLY SAFETY RECALL UPDATE – March 4, 2015

More safety recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) point to the fact that automakers are striving ever harder to provide the safest product possible. As a change of pace, a Korean car builder is “under the microscope” this week (to the tune of over 200,000-units). On the other hand, an American manufacturer that has seen more than its fair share of recalls over the past year fills

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VIDEO: MIT and IIHS Suggest Voice Commands Can Reduce Distraction, But Don’t Eliminate It

From the very first moment that car phones were bolted to the floor in automobiles, it was obvious that the distraction of dialing the phone was detrimental to driving safety. Now that mobile phones have eclipsed the functions of a normal web browser, it’s become even more important to reduce the overall demands on drivers. The simple answer was thought to be voice commands, but in a joint study from MIT AgeLab

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OLD CAR MAGS: The Ads In April 1981’s Motor Trend

The year 1981 was a funny one in the car biz. The seller’s market of the late-1970s sank with the recession, and the underpowered models that proliferated disappointed car enthusiasts far and wide. From this slice in time comes a look what the advertisers in May 1981’s Motor Trend hoped readers would buy.

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