July 30, 1898 – The First Automobile Magazine Ad

On July 30, 1898, The Winton Motor Carriage Company, of Cleveland Ohio placed the first magazine advertisement for an automobile in Scientific American. Containing bold words stating “DISPENSE WITH A HORSE” the ad contained an image of a husband and wife dressed in formal clothes driving an open top motor vehicle with additional text that read “and save the expense, …

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State Trooper Makes Funny Video For Incredible Auto Safety Feature

Sgt. John Perrine, an Indiana State trooper, posted a video on his Facebook page that takes the viewer through the intricacies of what he calls an “amazing” feature in vehicles: the turn signal. The 1 minute, 16 second video is captioned, “The often forgotten, incredible safety feature that is standard on all vehicles…”…

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Worst Red-Light Runners in Florida

Please be careful when approaching an intersection as accidents can happen from other “distracted” drivers running a red light.

This video is from American Traffic Solutions that has more than 3,200 installed red-light, speed, and school bus stop arm safety cameras installed nation wide.…

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Wal-Mart Will Begin to Sell Cars

carsaverWal-Mart Stores has entered the automobile sales market after forming a partnership with several dealership groups including the nation’s largest new-vehicle retailer AutoNation, Inc., according to Automotive News.

The program will be called CarSaver, serving as an online auto retail platform, and is set to launch the program on April 1 at 25 Wal-Mart stores in four markets: Houston, Phoenix, …

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Millennials Are Busting Car-Shopping Gender Stereotypes

menwomenThe notion that women are “damsels in distress” and that men are the confident decision-makers has been a persistent car-shopping stereotype. But new research from Edmunds.com, the leading car information and shopping network, reveals that these antiquated generalizations don’t reflect the attitudes and behaviors of today’s car shopper, and are becoming more archaic as millennials begin to make up a …

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