As the nation slowly begins to open back up in stages during the pandemic, art is back on the forefront. More than ever, we depended on our cars during this challenging time. I don’t know about you, but despite most other areas of my life being virtual, taking a drive was still a “normal” I …

I recently learned of some autos that have been found in odd places. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill clunkers. These are the cars we dream about and they were dusty, buried works of automotive majesty just waiting to be discovered.

The pandemic continues to plague auto manufactures in terms of sales, but according to a recent Forbes magazine article, “the worst is over.”

Stay home. Social distance six feet or maybe 12 if we find that the virus can spread that far. Wash your hands. Sanitize everything if you can find sanitizer. If not, make your own if you can find the ingredients to do so.

The dire news regarding the current pandemic has made its way into every part of our lives. We cannot get away from it. Those who continue to try and keep our lives as normal as possible are heroes. Those essential businesses that continue.

In our wildest imagination, none of us could have foreseen what is occurring globally. The coronavirus is a top-of-mind subject everywhere. Relentless news, changes, shutdowns, social distancing and our lives being disrupted professionally and personally is wearing and exhausting.

During these trying times of social distancing and anxiety, we can still take the time to take a deep breath and remember that day-dreaming and some levity can go a long way in getting away from it all – mentally.

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I love nice cars. As a teenager, I had some pretty choice rides thanks to my father’s ability to overhaul engines and completely re-do exteriors and interiors. He’d buy it on the cheap, but once he was finished with it, my car looked as if it rolled out of a showroom.

I have admired the Mini Cooper since its introduction. It has a storied past that I didn’t know about until scouting around on the internet. While doing so, I learned that an “SUV” type Mini may be in the works.

Typically, when you want to know what’s what about a certain vehicle, you consult the Kelley Blue Book (KBB). Founded way back in 1926, they are the experts for anything auto-related. They pulled together a list of the best cars to buy before the end of February.

I was exploring the subject of what the top “dream cars” were and I ran across a 2018 USA article online where they polled people about it. According to this article, women chose a Jeep Wrangler as their top dream car and men chose a Tesla. Say what now?

According to a 2018 article from, Jay Leno, former host of the Tonight Show, owns 286 cars. Most likely, he’s added to that collection by now. His collection includes a 1963 Jaguar XK-3, a 1994 McLaren F1, a 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing and a 1963 Corvette Stingray Split-Win…

In honor of the upcoming Hallmark card holiday of Valentine’s Day, I gathered a list of cars that look beautiful in red. The color of hearts and love-inspired accoutrements of this auspicious day – these cars race and make one’s heart do the same.

In 1968, Steve McQueen who played Detective Frank Bullitt, made this particular green Mustang famous forever.

I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions. I make goals and such throughout the year. Making a New Year’s resolution is too hard core for me and way too intimidating. If I can manage to get through my to-do list for the week, I count myself lucky.

Stockings are getting hung and trees are being decorated. What do you buy for the car collector or aficionado that is in love with her or his car?

For those of us who drive regular cars, the idea of owning a Bentley is a dream. There are a slew of celebrities, musicians, moguls and sports figures that drive one. Jennifer Lopez, Prince William, Kim Kardashian, Jay-Z, Robert Downey, Jr., Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Wahlberg, Kobe Bryant …

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