Toot toot, hey… beep beep

Jul 8, 2021

We’re rolling out our annual Wheels and Tech issue…Buckle up!

Now that COVID is in our rear-view mirror, Auburn Cruise Nite is back and bringing together car fanatics every 2nd Friday of the month until September! More details on page 6.

On page 8, we’ve got a book review of “Electric City” which recounts the details of the Muscle Shoals project, and the involvement of two major innovators: Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Of course, if you just prefer to look at pictures of amazing cars, there’s a book for you on page 9.

On page 11 is our cover story, “My Retro Ride,” by Andy Harris, which tells the tale of his 1959 Chrysler Imperial Crown Sedan and why it is a cherished family heirloom.

If you’re looking for something a little newer to drive, we’ve got “10 Things to Consider When Buying a Car” on page 12. For movie fans, “Mythbusters” is launching a show called “Motor Mythbusters” on the MotorTrend App. The show examines certain car scenarios in films and if they are scientifically possible. (More details are on page 14). Speaking of Hollywood, Chris Narloch is back with two action flick reviews on page 15.

More wheels? OK you’ve got it! Ride along with us to page 17 in a #5 Roadster and read about the joy and connection that cars can bring to others. On page 18, find out why sheepskin covers are the way to go for your car seats.

If you’re in the market for an electric ride, you’ll want to read page 19 and check out the VW ID.4, a reasonably priced alternative to some of the other electric cars on the market. On page 22, one of our favorite contributors, Mikey Rox is back with “Expert Tips for the Perfect Solo Road Trip.”

Finally, if you missed the Pride Month Lighting Ceremony, we’ve got some great pictures from the event on page 23. Closing out the tech side of things, Ron Tackitt gives us an update on his Air Fryer on page 25.

OK, it’s safe to say that “I Get Around” in my “Fast Car” with “No Particular Place to Go” and “ I Drove All Night,” but now I’m “Running on Empty”…. Hope to see you this Friday, July 9th at 5:30pm for Happy Hour at Badlands! “Toot toot, hey… beep beep”