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Why buy a Ram 1500?

The reasons are simple, according to Marty Steves of Cabral Motors, 1145 W. Yosemite Ave.

February 06, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | On The Road

Escape Remake: More refinement, style

The 2013 Ford Escape is a stylish and aerodynamic remake of what has long been a little workhorse SUV.

January 30, 2013 | By MARK MAYNARD Maynard's Garage | On The Road

Woodinville: Getaway for Seattle folks

WOODINVILLE, Wash. - In the old days, prominent Seattle families such as the C.D. Stimsons used to escape the Big City, traveling over hill and dale to what felt to them like the far reaches of the Northwest wilderness. Today, Seattle families and visitors hop on the 405 Freeway and reach the same destination – Woodinville – in a matter of minutes.

January 30, 2013 | By CARY ORDWAY | On The Road

Mt. Baker cabin offers great getaway

BELLINGHAM., Wash. - Tucked in the far northwestern corner of the "lower 48" states, the Mt. Baker region is a spectacular place, sharing the extreme beauty of nearby British Columbia and offering relaxing getaways that are just as remote as remote can get.

January 09, 2013 | By CARY ORDWAY | On The Road

New winter sports to experience on snowy terrain

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo.- After nearly 50 years of living in the Rocky Mountains, I thought I knew how to enjoy the winter. I've gone skiing, skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, tobogganing, sleigh riding, dog-sledding and more.

January 09, 2013 | | On The Road

Auschwitz has record 1.43 million visitors

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial site in southern Poland registered 1.43 million visitors last year, a record number in its 65-year history as a place of Holocaust remembrance, officials said Friday.

January 09, 2013 | | On The Road

Theme parks CEO says Staycations are here to stay

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) - The chief executive of one of the country's largest amusement park companies said Wednesday that with Americans staying closer to home since the economic downturn, "staycations" have boosted business at the parks, and he predicted the trend would continue even with the economy improving.

January 09, 2013 | | On The Road

GM CEO sees sales gains this year

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors' CEO said Wednesday that he expects the company to steal sales from rivals in the U.S. this year as its new cars and trucks gain traction with customers.

January 09, 2013 | | On The Road

Startup vehicle company moving into old GM plant

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A startup company called Elio Motors is moving into the former General Motors plant in northwest Louisiana, where it plans to build three-wheeled vehicles with high fuel efficiency and a cheap price tag.

January 09, 2013 | | On The Road

Economy, year-end sales help auto industry

DETROIT (AP) - A steadily improving economy and strong December sales lifted the American auto industry to its best performance in five years in 2012, especially for Volkswagen and Japanese-brand vehicles, and experts say the next year should be even better.

January 09, 2013 | | On The Road

Why car sales are strong in the US

DETROIT (AP) - It's not quite boom times for the U.S. auto industry. But it's getting there.

January 09, 2013 | | On The Road

The way to a man’s heart ...

Pilar Lastra is almost the car-girl next door - except that she was a Playboy Playmate and represents the Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup Series. She loves fast driving, has shot the corkscrew at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and she's friendly with Mario Andretti.

January 09, 2013 | By MARK MAYNARD Maynard's Garage | On The Road

Do you have to stop for city buses, like you do school buses?

SACRAMENTO – Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. Save Time. Go Online at

January 09, 2013 | | On The Road

Chevy ups its game with the Malibu LTZ

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ with the 2.5-liter base engine is one prime reason why 2013 is shaping up as the Year of the Midsize Sedan.

January 03, 2013 | | On The Road

Relive dramatic eruption at national volcanic park

Those who remember the massive eruption of Mount St. Helens in May 1980 will find the side trip off Interstate 5 to Mount St. Helens an especially fascinating diversion. Even if you just read about it in the history books, the mountain and the visitor displays are well worth your time.

January 03, 2013 | | On The Road

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