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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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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…

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Breaking down is scary and stressful. Breaking down with a dead phone battery only makes matters worse. Knowing how to fix the problem yourself or how to get help without your phone is key in making your unexpected mishap as painless as possible.

Alert Oncoming Vehicles

Many motorists assume drivers with a disabled vehicles will call for help on their own, so if you cannot, you’ll need to alert fellow drivers or highway patrol that you need help. Hanging a white cloth from your window while remaining in the vehicle is a safe way to alert others of your situation. If it is daytime, also put your emergency flashers on to warn others that your vehicle isn’t moving. If it is night, use emergency triangles, or if the engine is functional, keep the interior lights on for visibility. continue reading…

Founded in 1805 and the gateway to Amish country, Canton is rich in history. The city is home to a wide array of wonderful historical structures and the previous home of the late President William McKinley. From touring historic homes to visiting the Football Hall of Fame, there are plenty of ways to discover and experience the city’s history.

Touchdown at the Football Hall of Fame

Football Hall of Fame

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Pizza — it’s not just a food, but a centerpiece in all your greatest memories. Whether you eat it with your kids as you watch Disney Pixar’s latest creation, or with your buddies when sports history is made, one thing is for sure: pizza is a timeless classic and here to stay. While great pizza can be made in your oven, the very best pizzas come from the restaurants that are pioneering the food industry. Here are a few pies that you’ll have to try the next time you’re in North Canton, OH.

1. BAM! Healthy Cuisine

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Not long ago, a car registering 100,000 miles on the odometer would have been considered well past its prime—and well deserving of a trade in. These days, however, it is not uncommon to see cars pushing on to 150,000 and even 200,000 miles with barely a stutter.

This feat is only achievable with proper care and attention from the owner. Here are some handy tips to help you beat the car payments and squeeze every last bit of value out of your aging car.

Follow the maintenance schedule

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