A man's finger using the on-screen navigation system in a new car

Buying a Car: Are Those Extra Features Wants or Needs?

You've selected the car that perfectly meets your needs, but you still have some tough decisions to make. Which options are must-haves for your lifestyle, and which ones are simply indulgent wants? The good news is carmakers have added numerous perks to their standard equipment over the years, and luxuries like backup monitors and Bluetooth connectivity are becoming common on...

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The grey and red exterior of the national Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with a variety of models and colors of Chevrolet Corvettes parked outside of the building and a light blue sky in the background

Experience “America’s Sports Car” at Kentucky’s National Corvette Museum

As one of America's most celebrated sports cars, the Chevrolet Corvette enjoys a history of popularity that few other cars can match. Since its introduction in 1953, the sleek Corvette has consistently wrapped high performance into a stylish package. Nowhere is the evolution of this dream car more evident than in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the site of the National Corvette...

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Driving a pristine rare classic car through modern day streets is a dream

Driving the Dream: A Guide to Finding and Buying a Rare Car

Whether you're a casual or serious automobile enthusiast, driving the rare car of your dreams is the ultimate thrill, but finding and buying a rare or classic car is a challenge for even the most experienced collectors. Stumbling across a precious rarity gathering dust in a local barn may happen on "reality" TV, but it's a scenario that rarely transpires...

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A side view wind tunnel testing sketch of the Acura NSX designed by Michelle Christensen

Michelle Christensen: Driven by Design

When Honda Motor Company unveiled its Acura NSX concept car at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, the company promised it was building a sports car that would be both head-turning and fun to drive. As the reimagined version of the NSX that had been discontinued in 2005 after 14 years in production, this new sports car had a...

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Close-up view of a car’s headlight with an adaptive headlight technology concept overlay

Vehicle Tech Features Making Driving Safer

Anti-lock brakes (ABS) and airbags made big headlines in the mid-1990s as the latest must-have safety features. Automotive technology has come a long way since the days of ABS, and new advancements continue to shape — and reshape — the way people drive. Although safety-focused technology can't replace solid driving skills and common sense, it can give you the extra...

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A black 1966 Ford Mustang sits on the side of a country road, with rolling mountains and a beautiful low sunset in the background

Exploring America’s Love Affair with the Ford Mustang

Few cars have had an impact on American automotive history like the Ford Mustang. Since its introduction in the 1960s, the Mustang has cemented itself as one of the most popular vehicles ever made. While the model has undergone various transformations through the decades, its firm standing as an auto icon remains steadfast. Here's a look at the Mustang's progression...

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Close up of the steering wheel and instrument cluster on a classic car.

Cruise Down Memory Lane at Lane Motor Museum

When Lane Motor Museum claims to have "unique cars from A to Z," it's more than just a clever marketing slogan. A walk through the Nashville museum takes you on a tour of obscure marques and makes that are mostly foreign and largely unknown to Americans. And, yes, the collection literally includes manufacturers from A (Amphicar) to Z (Zündapp) —...

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Large red toy Ferrari on display at DFW Elite Toy Museum

Texas’ DFW Toy Museum: More than Classic Toy Cars

When it comes to collecting toys, Ron Sturgeon isn't playing around. In fact, the Texas businessman turned his passion for toys into a fascinating museum packed full of rarities you won't find anywhere else. "I bought my first toy car in London in 1988," Sturgeon says. "It was completely spontaneous. I saw a sign that said Sotheby's was having a...

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A red, sleek looking 2011 BMW 1Series M-Spec drives around a blurred curved road, with blurred trees and a stormy looking sky in the background

Today’s Cars, Tomorrow’s Classic Collectibles

Whether you're collecting cars as a financial investment or just because you love to drive them, someday your garage will be full of sleek looking vehicles. You can certainly keep an eye out for classics of the past, but what about the classics of tomorrow? Each year, new cars and trucks roll off the line that have a shot at...

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Even when he could no longer drive, Hunter Byington found great joy sitting in his 1938 Cadillac and starting the engine

A Cadillac with a Colorful Past

When the shiny Cadillac rolled off the Detroit assembly line in 1938, it was already a rarity. One of just 55 models made, the four-door convertible was a high-end luxury car with a leather top and lush interior. It was a limited-edition limousine model, with suicide doors and a massive grill that seemed to emphasize the car’s imposing presence as...

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