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These four places to be seen in your classic Corvette in Canton, OH give your ride more than just face time. Joining one of these events or clubs could be your ticket to a national audience for your favorite passionate past time.

Miller’s Ross County Automotive Swap Meet and Cruise-In

  • Where: Chillicothe, OH
  • When: November

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Image via Flickr by mashleymorgan

The Corvette is such an iconic classic of automotive excellence that it’s hard to imagine one in any condition other than in the hands of a loving collector. So, how did 36 classic Corvettes end up buried in dust in a garage for years, untouched and unloved? More importantly, what’s going to happen to these beautiful cars when they’re discovered?

This is the strange, almost unbelievable story of how dozens of Corvettes resurfaced this year and are about to be put up for one of the largest classic car auctions in history. continue reading…

Muscle cars are a passion with us. And just like other muscle car enthusiasts we get really excited about anything related to these beautiful beasts. We scour the internet to share the coolest of the cool and this is no exception.

Thanks to our friends at Tool Orders we found this exceptional muscle car infographic.

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Image via Flickr by Sarah Larson

You love beautiful sports cars. However, when you’re looking at new cars, you also need to keep in mind the affordability of your vehicle. Included in this is how much you’re going to be laying down in gas each paycheck. When you’re looking for a gorgeous sports car that won’t drain your budget, keep in mind that there are several great options.

Dodge Dart AERO

If you’re looking for a car that has the best gas mileage, that you won’t be embarrassed to drive, consider the Dodge Dart AERO. With the Dodge Dart, you’ll get about 28 miles per gallon in the city and 41 miles per gallon highway. On top of the gas mileage, the price tag on this sports car isn’t too bad. Depending on the options and features you choose, you can get a new Dodge Dart with a MSRP of $16,495-22,995. continue reading…

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Image via Flickr by Joe deSousa

Chevrolet released the first generation of its iconic sports car, the Corvette, in 1953. The little convertible only had a 6-cylinder engine in it, but it launched Chevrolet, and later General Motors Corp., into the performance car market. Here is a look at the seven of the most classic Corvettes ever made.

1967 Corvette L88

The 1967 L88 is a very rare Corvette. Only 20 were built. The car featured a 427 cubic inch V8 engine with an admitted horsepower of 430. However, it was fully capable of a 560 horsepower, a feat that would place it firmly among the most expensive supercars of today. The reason for underrating its performance is interesting: Chevrolet apparently wanted to produce a high performance car that was race-track capable, but that was made for the road. However, it was concerned that young drivers would go crazy over that much power. Consequently, it never publicized the L88’s true abilities. continue reading…

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If you’re planning a road trip in the near future, consider heading to Ohio. You’ll be surprised at everything that the “Heart of It All” has to offer. There is fun for the whole family, as you can go on a safari, visit two hall of fame museums, and visit one of the top amusement parks in the world. Check out these five reasons to take a road trip to Ohio.

The Wilds

Start your road trip in Cumberland, Ohio at The Wilds Conservation Center. The Wilds is home to giraffes, lions, tigers, and plenty more exotic animals, which you can view from an open-air safari truck at the largest conservation center in North America. The Wilds is a non-profit organization, focusing on conservation programs, but there are also fun and exciting adventures for the entire family. After your safari, the family can go ziplining, horseback riding, mountain biking, or even fishing. continue reading…

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Image via Flickr by Rex Gray

A classic automobile is one of those rare human feats that combines engineering, art, and adrenaline. More than 128 years of automotive history have produced many majestic examples of human ingenuity that still linger in our collective cultural memory. Whether they made a name for themselves on the track or in the movies, these four classics have aged like fine wine, and remind us why we love cars.

The Lamborghini Miura

Produced between 1966 and 1973, the Lamborghini Miura was wildly popular among car enthusiasts in its heyday. Sleek and stylish design aside, the Miura was the fastest production car in the world when it began appearing in car shows, capable of reaching roughly 174 miles per hour and doing 0-60 in 6.7 seconds, thanks to its V12 engine. The car drew inspiration from a prized line of fighting bulls raised on the Miura Cattle Ranch of Seville, Spain — an apt comparison, considering the 360-380 horses under the hood.  continue reading…

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Image via Flickr by erjkprunczyk

Ready for a road trip? Pack up the car and head to the Buckeye State of Ohio. From watching butter churn on an Amish farm to getting thrills on some of the world’s fastest roller coasters, Ohio rocks. Here are five reasons to steer your car toward Ohio today.

Exploring Hocking Hills State Park

Hocking Hills State Park is an adventure for outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy the showy orchids and colorful wildflowers in bloom, or spy on some wild turkey and deer. Hike the Grandma Gatewood Trail and trek the famed Old Man’s Cave. Along the trail, the picturesque surroundings include grottos, steep rock walls, waterfalls, and lush hemlock. Take the manmade Democracy Steps down to the impressive Cedar Falls. Lake Hope is also nestled in Hocking Hills State Park. Enjoy a cool swim in the lake along with bathhouses and picnic areas with barbeques. continue reading…

How to Prepare for the Ohio Winters

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Ohio winters can create unsafe conditions for cars that haven’t been prepared for the cold temperatures, snow, and ice. Before changing weather has a chance to creep up on you, make sure you follow these 5 tips to prepare your car for winter in North Canton.

Check Your Car’s Antifreeze Level

North Canton’s average low temperature in January is 19 degrees Fahrenheit. The average high for that month is only 33 degrees!

Those low temperatures make it imperative that drivers check a cars’ antifreeze levels before winter.

You can check your antifreeze level by opening the hood and looking for the reservoir. Most reservoirs have a line showing the maximum amount that they can hold. If your antifreeze doesn’t reach that point, add more to the reservoir to prevent mechanical issues during winter. continue reading…

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Image via Flickr by RambergMediaImages

Today, manual transmissions are becoming less popular as more drivers choose the ease of automatic transmissions. In fact, just 3.9 percent of new cars sold in 2013 had manual transmissions. However, there are still some myths about both transmissions that persist. Here are five major myths surrounding manual and automatic transmissions.

Automatic Transmission Costs More Than Manual

While there still are instances where the same car with a manual transmission will cost less than one with an automatic transmission, it’s becoming more common that the price is the same for both. For example, you can buy the 2013 Buick Regal GS with either an automatic or manual transmission, and it’s the same price no matter which one you choose. Plus, it’s becoming harder to find car manufacturers making a manual transmission. In fact, 67 percent of 2013 cars only come with automatic transmissioncontinue reading…