View of the drive-in screen from inside a vehicle at night time
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Drive Your Car into Miami Dolphins Stadium for a Movie

During the global pandemic response to COVID-19, venues that are used to hosting large crowds have been left scrambling to make their locations attractive to consumers. Social distancing, of course, has made it difficult, but imaginative marketers have still found ways to make stadiums and racetracks a go-to destination. For example, earlier this month, Daytona International Speedway announced …

A campsite set up next to an RV
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RV Sales Spike During COVID-19 Lockdown

During the global COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and staying home became the things everybody was required to consider. After a while of being home, however, people have started getting cabin fever. So, many people planned their vacations. Car Camping, Overlanding, and anything else having to do with getting out but still being distant from others have …

2019 Ram Power Wagon Crew Cab
Trucks & SUVs

Truck Sales Outpace All Others During Pandemic

For the month of April, the automotive industry took a huge loss in sales. Although companies offering sales online did not suffer as much as brick and mortar companies, there were still significant shortfalls. The interesting thing though, is that during the global pandemic lockdown, sales of trucks dominated other vehicles for the few sales there actually were. It’s …

Cannonball Run Movie Cast
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Cannonball Run Record Broken Seven Times in Five Weeks

The Cannonball Run record has been broken again this year. The outlaw, non-stop, coast-to-coast race, is always run under secrecy to avoid potential disruption by law enforcement. But a reliable source familiar with past Cannonball Run efforts, and acquainted with some of the teams, has confirmed that the record set last month of 26 hours 38 minutes has been broken multiple …

Lincoln Park Police Department
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Driving While Wearing an N95 Mask Can Be Incredibly Dangerous

Safety behind the wheel is always important. Auto manufacturers are constantly addressing vehicle safety but nothing replaces critical thinking and careful driving. Distracted driving is still at the top of the list for accidents along with drinking and driving. However, in light of our new normal, some new hazards are being identified. Driving While Wearing an N95 Mask Can Be …

Ferrari 812 Superfast in red
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Ferrari’s Five-Year Plan In Jeopardy

I recently posted about how Ferrari switched from the production of cars to the production of parts to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, they fired up their production lines to create pieces for scuba masks to be converted into respirators. But, manufacturers across the automotive industry have begun talking about resuming vehicle production, as has Ferrari. In fact, Ferrari …

NASCAR virtual racing
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Crazy IRacing Special Event Tonight

If you do not follow the different racing leagues, then you might find it surprising to know that the COVID-19 has not slowed the drivers down. Racing is still happening. But it is happening virtually. Tonight there will be another race, but this one will not be to hone driver skills as much as it will be for utter ridiculous …

Open road in fall
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Animals Take Over the Streets During Quarantine

Animals have taken over the streets during the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown. Morning commutes have changed during the human absence in recent weeks. The roads have, for the most part, been devoid of vehicles. But the interesting thing is that animals that once stayed away from humans are now finding their boundaries removed, and are themselves taking to the empty roads. …

GM-produced Ventec ventilator
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The First GM Ventilators Are Being Delivered

Automakers have started responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in earnest. Mazda is offering free auto service to healthcare workers, regardless of what car they drive. Daytona International Speedway has been repurposed as a drive-up testing facility. And instead of factory production lines sitting idle, several automakers have been repurposing them to make medical equipment instead. …

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Ford Turns Airbag Material Into Medical Gowns

Auto manufacturers across the globe have turned their efforts toward combating coronavirus (COVID-19) and examining what resources and skills can be used to help. Ford is expanding its efforts to produce respirators, face masks, testing kits, and now medical gowns. “The need to protect our medical teams is heightened – Ford’s gown production could not …

2020 Kia Telluride driving down paved road
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Kia Offers Customers Three Months Payment Relief

The COVID-19 virus is highly contagious, as most people know and is causing many households to struggle economically. Automotive companies, such as Kia, are offering payment relief, incentivized leases, low-interest loan rates, payment deferrals, and more.  Kia Offers Customers Three Months Payment Relief An overwhelming amount of families are jobless these days and filled with …

Drive-In Coronavirus Testing
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Ford Made 1 Million Face Shields In 13 Days

In recent weeks, governments and industries around the world have been mobilizing in their fight against COVID-19. If there is one thing people get behind, is that war may eliminate a foe, but viruses can eliminate everybody. Nobody wants that. So, even arch-rival automakers have united behind the purpose of doing what they can to help …

Ford pickup trucks at dealership
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Pandemic Forces Car Dealers to Adjust Sales Model

Online buying services such as Carvana and Vroom have been trying to disrupt the traditional car-buying process for years. The Coronavirus is also a disrupter. The outbreak of the coronavirus may play into a more robust and stable future for the online services as opposed to the traditional car dealerships, at least for the short-term. Get The Lead-In Traditional …