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 Aaron Widmar

Gatlinburg’s Hollywood Star Cars Museum Review & Visitor Experience

Gatlinburg’s Hollywood Star Cars Museum Review & Visitor Experience

    There are certain places in the United States that are known for being family vacation destinations, and eastern Tennessee is one of those. For families on the East Coast and in the Midwest, the Smoky Mountains region has been a go-to weekend retreat for hiking, drinking, and sightseeing. In addition to the Great Smoky Mountains […]

 Rebecca Bernard

Is Jeff Gordon Really Done Driving?

Is Jeff Gordon Really Done Driving?

Jeff Gordon made his final NASCAR Sprint Cup appearance behind the wheel of the number 24 Chevy this past Sunday. As he ended his 23 seasons with a sixth place finish, Gordon handed off his helmet to team owner Rick Hendrick and hugged his family as assembled fans and drivers cheered. I can practically hear […]

 The News Wheel

PSA: Winnebago Fuse Uses Ford Transit Chassis

PSA: Winnebago Fuse Uses Ford Transit Chassis

With winter just ahead on the horizon, chances are that if you’re in a position to take a family vacation to some warmer clime, you’ve thought about it. If part of your trip would require the use of a motorhome, then Ford would like to make you aware that its Ford Transit cutaway chassis underlies […]

 The News Wheel

International MINI Meet in Lithuania Draws Hundreds of European Cars

International MINI Meet in Lithuania Draws Hundreds of European Cars

Memorial Day weekend was an important time for us in the United States to reflect on the lives we enjoy due to the sacrifices of others. Over this past weekend, folks in Europe had their own celebration, as the annual International Mini Meeting (IMM) took place. Every year–for the past 37 years–hundreds of MINI owners […]

 The News Wheel

‘Cars’ Suites at Disney World Perfect for Motor Heads

‘Cars’ Suites at Disney World Perfect for Motor Heads

Get put right into the Cars movie with this revved-up resort.

Taking the kids to Disney World is an ideal family vacation. Lucky for you, there is a high-octane place to stay that is perfect for the motor enthusiast. Just like in the 2006 Cars movie and its subsequent sequels, all roads at the Art of Animation Resort point to the Cozy Cone Motel. For fans […]

 Timothy Moore

Goofy Road Trip Movies: Rat Race Review

Goofy Road Trip Movies: Rat Race Review

Rat Race (2001) has long been a favorite movie of mine for some inexplicable reason. I think it’s all the slimy underhandedness and just the right amount of Jon Lovitz that does it for me. I even own the dang thing on VHS, which currently sits in a movie rack collecting dust because I’ve been […]

 Whitney Russell

3 Southeastern US Road Trips to Take This Thanksgiving Break

3 Southeastern US Road Trips to Take This Thanksgiving Break

It’s not too late to plan an impromptu road trip for Thanksgiving weekend if you and a friend just need to escape tradition and opt for something new and simple this year. Here are a few destinations in the southeastern U.S. to consider for your holiday travel plans. Pre-Trip Prep: Schedule a service appointment for […]

 Whitney Russell

3 Western US Road Trips to Take This Thanksgiving Break

3 Western US Road Trips to Take This Thanksgiving Break

From sun-drenched deserts to dynamic coastal towns, the western U.S. has a bounty of fun destinations that are perfect for a Thanksgiving weekend getaway. Here are three locations to inspire your holiday road trip. Autumn Adventures: Immerse yourself in fall color at these Portland destinations Tucson, Arizona Soak up some sun in Arizona when you […]

 DeAnn Owens

New Online Tool Helps You Plan A Road Trip

New Online Tool Helps You Plan A Road Trip

A road trip conjures up images of fun, laughter, exciting new places, and memories you’ll cherish forever. And then, when you start to plan it, some of the fun and excitement gets replaced with feelings of stress and confusion. A new online tool is hoping to make planning a multi-stop road trip simple, so you […]

 Whitney Russell

The News Wheel Editors: Our Ideal Road Trips

The News Wheel Editors: Our Ideal Road Trips

Everyone has their own “ideal road trip” philosophy. Maybe your perfect trip has to include culinary pitstops, just the right playlists, or breathtaking views. Here are some of our ideas about what makes a road trip fantastic. Pre-Trip Prep: Service your vehicle before your upcoming trip Caleb Most of my trips over the past several […]

 Whitney Russell

How to Save Money on Road Trip Accommodations

How to Save Money on Road Trip Accommodations

You might already know how to save money on road trips by packing your own food and setting an overall budget for your trip. But it’s easy to overlook another simple way to cut expenses on your next vacation: lodging. Here are some tips to help you curb the cost of accommodations when you’re planning […]

 DeAnn Owens

What To Do if You Lose Your Wallet On A Road Trip

What To Do if You Lose Your Wallet On A Road Trip

Misplacing your wallet on a road trip — or worse, having it stolen — is a sure way to ruin your getaway. But, there are steps to take in order to turn the bad situation around. Here are a few things to do if you find your wallet is gone, and you are far from […]

 Kimiko Kidd

5 Cool Features on the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq

5 Cool Features on the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq

The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is the brand’s first fully electric production model, but that’s not the only innovative thing about it. Here’s a look at five of the most unique features on this futuristic SUV. More Cadillac Innovation: Cadillac Escalade recognized as Luxury Model of the Year Choreographed lighting Cadillac models are known for their […]

 Catherine Hiles

4 Ways to Protect Your Tires from Summer Heat

4 Ways to Protect Your Tires from Summer Heat

During the heat of the summer, it’s important to keep your vehicle in great shape — not just inside, but outside too. While routine engine and oil maintenance is common, many drivers forget to take care of other important aspects, especially the tires. Road Trip Rides: These Chevrolet crossovers and SUVs make the perfect road […]

 DeAnn Owens

5 Ways to Save Money on a Road Trip

5 Ways to Save Money on a Road Trip

Hitting the road to get away from it all can be a cost-effective alternative to taking to the sky. But road trip costs can add up no matter how close you stay to home. In order to save some cash on your summer road trip, consider the following tips. Car Care: Tire basics Share the […]

 Amanda Drago

Car Miles Traveled Increased by 55 Percent in April 2021

Car Miles Traveled Increased by 55 Percent in April 2021

According to the Federal Highway Administration, Americans drove about 55 percent more miles in April 2021 than they did during the same month last year. This increase suggests that many drivers feel comfortable taking road trips again and that many have returned to the office. Choosing the Perfect Road Trip Destination: The best vacation spots […]

 Amanda Drago

The OnStar Guardian App Has Increased Availability

The OnStar Guardian App Has Increased Availability

The OnStar Guardian mobile app made its debut in June 2020. Since then, it has provided access to OnStar safety services, allowing you to request roadside assistance or speak with an advisor with a few taps on your smartphone. In the United States and Canada, General Motors is now expanding the availability of this mobile […]

 Catherine Hiles

Best Road Trip Destinations: Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Best Road Trip Destinations: Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Nestled along the Tennessee-North Carolina border and stretching over 187,000 acres, you will find one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world — The Great Smoky Mountains. Go Electric: The upcoming electric Chevy Silverado is capable and eco-friendly Whether you’re a hiker looking for a challenge on the Appalachian Trail or a college […]