Friday, May 30, 2014

Porsche Cayman S: Mind-blowing on the Road

There are many great cars that we are fortunate to test, some of which we end up thinking “might not be bad to own one of these one day.”
Then there are others that just make us drool – a far more visceral reaction than just having a thought of parking one in our garage.
The 2014 Porsche Cayman S is in the latter category.
After making its debut in 2006, the Cayman gets its first makeover in this model year.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gumball 3000 coming to Atlanta

WHAT:                 Gumball 3000
WHEN:                 Thursday, June 5th; 5pm – 10pm
WHERE:               Centennial Olympic Park
                              265 Park Ave W Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30313
SOCIAL MEDIA: | @gumball3000

 Ladies and gentleman, start your engines! The Gumball 3000 rally is coming to Atlanta for one incredible night of music and the most extraordinary auto rally ever to hit streets of Atlanta.  Now celebrating its 16th year, this tour has never been to Atlanta until now.  The Gumball 3000 tour includes a route that begins in Miami and travels to Atlanta, New York, Edinburgh, London, Paris, Barcelona and Ibiza for 8 incredible shows. 

Gumball 3000 will be held in Centennial Olympic Park on Thursday, June 5th and will include a star-studded concert with performances from Xzibit, DJ Drama and Bun B, alongside Atlanta’s home-town talent, Trinidad Jame$ and Meek Mill. The event also features an extraordinary display of 120 rare and beautiful supercars including but not limited to the following:

v  Fiat Abarth 695 BiPosto 
v  Batman's Tumbler
v  Pagani Zonda
v  Deadmau5's Purrari 458
v  Ferrari LaFerrari
v  Jon Olsson's Rebellion R2K
v  Jens Byggmark's BMW Z4 GT3
v  Ferrari F40
v  McLaren P1
v  Mercedes Brabus G65 6x6

Gates open at 5pm and the concert will be 7pm – 9pm. The supercars will arrive throughout the evening starting after 7pm. The event will end at 10pm.

General admission tickets are $25 advance / $30 day of show and VIP tickets are $125 advance / $130 day of show. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 19th online at or by phone 678-701-6114 or may be purchased day of show at the event. 

Gumball 3000 is a rain or shine event. Patrons under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult age 25 years or older with valid photo ID.  Items prohibited into the park for this event include: pets, glass, tents, pro cameras, cameras with detachable lens, video equipment, coolers, picnic baskets, framed backpacks or bags, drugs, weapons, fireworks, and hard back or non-collapsible chairs.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Clean Air Tips - Let's Breathe Easier

Ok, we're very late to this party. But May has been Clean Air Month in Georgia. The way we see it, though, every darn month should be clean air month, since, you know, every month we all gotta breathe.

For clean air month(s), the Georgia Clean Air Force issued the following tips:                                     DONT BE AN AMERICAN IDLE
         An effective way to improve both air quality and the life of your car¹s engine is to avoid idling. Americans waste nearly four million gallons of gas annually by unnecessarily idling, which is hard on the environment and our wallets. Idling uses more fuel than turning off and restarting an engine. Idling can allow harmful deposits to form, contaminating oil and damaging engine components. If you will be idling for more than 30 seconds, and it is safe to do so, turn your engine off. 
         Now that it¹s getting warmer, pledge to walk or ride your bike to work once or twice a week. If you have a longer commute, team up with some of your colleagues and carpool to work. According to The Rideshare Company, the average vehicle releases 10,000 pounds of carbon dioxide annually, which contributes to global warming.
         Hot temperatures and gasoline fumes combine to create harmful ground-level ozone. Plan to refuel your vehicle at night, when temperatures are  cooler and gasoline evaporates less rapidly. Also, don¹t forget to tighten your gas cap. Each year, loose, damaged, or missing gasoline caps allow 147 million gallons of gasoline to vaporize.
Instead of planning a long road trip this summer, take a short trip to enjoy the natural beauty of one of Georgia¹s 48 state parks. Georgia state parks offer areas for hiking, biking, fishing, boating, picnicking, golf, disc golf, horseback riding, birding and more. Camping opportunities also abound, ranging from modern and primitive campsites to cottages, lodge rooms and yurts. Make sure to pack lightly and don¹t overload your car. For a list of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites visit
         UPS, a leading global package delivery and logistics company based in Sandy Springs, Ga., conducted groundbreaking research concluding that eliminating left turns conserves fuel, lowers emissions and increases safety. Since 2004, UPS has saved 10 million gallons of gas and reduced CO2 emissions by 100,000 metric tons ­ equivalent to taking 5,300 passenger cars off the road for an entire year ­ by instructing its drivers to avoid left turns. 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Summer trip vehicle tips

With summer's arrival, Ford is offering tips for making sure your vehicle is ready for vacation season. Read these tips to find out what you need to do before heading out on the open roads.


Friday, May 23, 2014

Toyota a Rising Power in NASCAR

A few years ago, Toyota, which had long been firmly established as a powerhouse in the consumer vehicle market, decided to try its hand at NASCAR, an archetypal American phenomenon that had been dominated by American automotive brands.
Ostensibly, the move came with the objective of further establishing the brand’s standing among U.S. consumers, perhaps even reaching some who had never really considered the Japanese brand when it came to thinking motorsports, much less buying a car.

Well, fast forward 10 years, and Toyota has done in NASCAR exactly what it’s done in the U.S. auto market – posting impressive success and making people forget that the company at one point didn’t have a presence in the field. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

2014 Honda Pilot: A High Flyer among SUVs

The 2014 Honda Pilot has seating for eight, plenty of standard features and gets pretty good fuel economy. That's what makes it one of the top choices among family vehicles.


Monday, May 12, 2014

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid: There's No Topping This Sedan

The Honda Accord Hybrid offers outstanding fuel economy, a roomy interior and great safety features.
See why it's one of the best sedans on the market.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

2014 Toyota Avalon: A Superb Large Sedan

The Toyota Avalon got a major style overhaul last model year, and for this model year, it adds some standard features.


Monday, May 5, 2014

Lincoln Shows MKC Crossover

Lincoln recently showed its new MKC crossover to automotive media in Atlanta. The vehicle goes on sale this summer.


Friday, May 2, 2014

2014 Toyota Corolla is Bolder and Better

For automakers looking to succeed in today’s compact car market, you better bring something more than just an econobox on wheels.
A stylish design and a little performance pizazz are highly recommended.

Armed with that knowledge, Toyota looked to upgrade its venerable Corolla sedan.