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Expensive Cars to Repair
Anyone who has ever owned a car knows this statement to be true: Cars are not cheap to own. Taking the cost of the car, insurance, fuel, and maintenance into account, the actual cost to own the car is usually close t double the cost of the actual monthly car payment that people pay. Yes, many cars come with excellent warranties, but once those run out, the actual cost to repair several makes and models can be absolutely outrageous. These are a few of the highest:
Where Do the Car Names Come From?
Bel Air. Corvette. Nova. Delray. Car manufacturers have worked hard to create memorable names and for the most part, they have succeeded. But, where do those names originate? In many cases, the names are often taken from foreign languages, places, and science.
One of the most iconic cars of all time is actually named after a speedy warship. The Chevy Corvette shares the same name with a small, lightly armed warship. Most corvettes were and are still used by foreign navies, but there were some that were used by the United States Navy during World War II. It only seems appropriate that the fastest production car is named after another speedy object.
Songs About Cars
Cars and music go hand-in-hand. The first radio was installed in 1922 in a Chevy. For $200 the radio antenna dominated the roof of the car as well as the majority of interior. It was not convenient. Needless-to-say, the radio did not take off. But, by the mid 1940s, there were over 9 million cars with radios. Over the years, there have been several songs about cars and most of those catchy lyrics have stuck with us for decades. These are some of the most memorable cars and the songs about them:
The Corvette Expo in Sevierville, Tennessee is the premiere event for all Corvette lovers. Held twice each year in the spring and the fall, the Corvette Expo is a great weekend filled with classic and new Corvettes and a gathering of the most enthusiastic of Corvette owners and appreciators. People travel here from all over the country to share in common enjoyment of this classic American sports car.
1970 Corvette: For the 1970 model year, Chevrolet Corvette sales suffered significantly, but that was no fault of this classic car’s. Due to a shortened model year as a result of a UAW strike in 1969, the 1969 model year was extended so that it took a few months longer than normal for the 1970 model year Corvettes to become available in United States show rooms.
1966 Corvette: In 1966, America was in the midst of a cultural revolution. Gone were the days of traditional social conservitism, in favor of a more flexible standard of what was socially acceptable. The civil rights movement was coming to a head, and the shock waves of President Kennedy’s 1963 assassination were still rippling through the country. The 1966 Corvette was the perfect car to drive down the California coast, dreaming of better days ahead.
Corvettes at Carlisle: When you mention the city of Carlisle, Pennsylvania to anyone who is a fan of sports a certain name is probably going to immediately arise. The great multi-sport athlete Jim Thorpe went to Carlisle Indian Industrial School and it was there that he burgeoned into an athletic force to be reckoned with under the tutelage of the legendary football coach Glenn Scobey “Pop” Warner.
However, when it comes to automobile enthusiasts and Corvette fans in particular Carlisle is famous for something else. Each and every year the city of Carlisle plays host to the most extraordinary Corvette event held anywhere on the planet: Corvettes at Carlisle.
Classic Corvettes: The Internet has changed the way that we live our lives in many different ways. The rapid exchange of information has revolutionized human consciousness in a very genuine sense, and as far as commerce goes a whole new avenue exists for buying and selling goods and services.
In the early days of the Internet there were people who thought that there were some types of things that could not be sold online for one reason or another. Classic Corvettes would fit this description.
1963 Corvette: The Chevrolet Corvette was first introduced for the 1953 model year, and of course it was the brainchild of the legendary automotive designer Harley Earl. This first-generation of the Corvette design lasted through the 1962 model year.
1963 signaled the beginning of the second-generation of Corvette production, and with it came the introduction of the name “Corvette Sting Ray.” A lot of people are not aware of the fact that the Sting Ray designation was not always a part of the Corvette name.
Vegas ‘Vettes, Baby
Without question, the desert oasis of Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the most unique cities in the entire world.
The ready availability of so much world-class gaming sets Las Vegas apart, and the fact that you have so many incredible hospitality options makes Las Vegas especially attractive to vacationers. Whatever your speed, whatever your style, there is a Las Vegas vacation that is right for you.