One of the most well known TV cars is General Lee from the series The Dukes of Hazzard. This 1969 Dodge Charger is remembered for its horn, police chases, stunts, and doors that are welded shut, leaving the Dukes to enter through “The General’s” windows. Making an appearance on every episode but one has given this muscle car fame. With an average of using up more than one General Lee per show, it is rumored that 325 were used to film the series. About 17 are still in existence in various states of repair. The first General Lee was sold to Bubba Watson, a professional golfer, for $110,000. Car lovers will always remember the 145 episodes for the excitement that was brought by General Lee.
Presented by Carlisle, the Winter Florida AutoFest in Lakeland Florida at the SUN n’ FUN complex will warm up your winter. Taking place February 23rd through the 26th, this is the perfect event for all ages. The automotive themed weekend has thousands of collector and classic automotive enthusiasts. In addition to that, there are classic cars and trucks from the car corral, a car auction and automobilia for sale. This is one of the largest automotive swap meets in the region and one you will not want to miss.
For more info visit: http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/winter-florida-autofest/default.aspx
From February 24th through the 26th, Leake Auction hosts a collector car event in Oklahoma City. With 500 vehicles from decades of automotive history, the public is invited to join in on the fun. This is a two-lane auction block that allows for two cars to be auctioned simultaneously. This company has sold over 36,000 cars. Don’t miss out on any of these vehicles.
For more info visit: http://www.leakecar.com/
Happy Birthday to us! We celebrated our 17th birthday in January 2017. In addition to this milestone, we have also sold our 15,000th vehicle to an online customer. This sale means so much to our company because it is the 15,000th time that an online buyer has trusted us and purchased a vehicle “sight unseen” online from us. eimports4Less does not advertise on TV, in newspaper, or in print anywhere because we believe in online advertising and marketing. We continues to be a well known leader in online automobile sales and are still recognized as a top automobile seller on eBayMotors.
To read more about our 15,000th online sale and the history of eimports4Less visit: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/eimports4less-auto-sales-celebrates-17th-174500773.html
Consumer Reports analyzed 2.7 billion premiums, the bulk of the premiums in the U.S. auto market, and came up with five steps that you can take right now to save on automobile insurance.
Their first tip is, shop around and shop often. There are plenty of people who stay with the same company for decades and think that their rates are good because they’ve been a long time customer and then later find out that they could have been saving hundreds or dollars per year if they had only shopped around. They say that the “long-term customer discount” is mostly a myth.
Tip #2: Cast a wide net. They recommend shopping for rates on thezebra.com, which uses data supplied by insurers to provide you with 18-35 insurance quotes, depending on your state.
Tip#3: Consider raising your deductibles. The average driver files a comprehensive or collision claim every 5 to 10 years, so why pay for the very lowest deductible year after year? Raising your collision deductible to $1,000, for example, could lower rates by $140 per year.
Tip #4: Protect yourself. Make sure that you do not skimp on coverage. There are plenty of crazies and yahoos out there driving around with terrible insurance or no insurance at all, so make sure that you are covered for uninsured motorists and under-insured motorists.
Tip#5: Check out the insurance companies’ ratings. You can find rating info on the Consumer Reports website for most insurance companies. Their top ten list includes Amica Mutual, USAA, NJM, Auto-owners Insurance, Erie, Auto Club, State Auto, State Farm, The Hartford and Auto Club Group.
The 54th Annual Winter Swap Meet of the Kalamazoo Auto Restorers Club starts on Saturday Feb 4th. This yearly event runs both Saturday 8am until 4pm and Sunday from 8am until 1pm and will feature over 200 vendors (all indoors).
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While you’re in Kalamazoo… be sure to drive past the old Burger King building at 760 W Michigan Ave. This is one of the last places where Elvis Presley was sighted. Back in 1988, about 11 years after his death (supposed death), Elvis was spotted at this Burger King and at a local grocery store.
Bring your camera just in case !