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.
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 www.DMV.ca.gov.
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.
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.
SANIBEL, Fla. (AP) - Visit the beaches on this Gulf Coast barrier island and you're likely to see people doing the Sanibel Stoop. That's the term for the bent-at-the-waist posture used to collect seashells on Sanibel Island, which bills itself as one of the best shelling locations in the world.
MIAMI (AP) - With its sizzling beaches and steamy nightlife, it's no wonder Miami is a top vacation spot for snowbirds, spring breakers, international tourists and passengers heading out on cruises from Florida ports. Over 13 million people visited the city in 2011, according to the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.
MIAMI (AP) - When Juan Ponce de Leon searched for riches in Florida, he unknowingly helped turn the Sunshine State into the first travel destination in the United States.
FORT DE SOTO PARK, Fla. (AP) - Picture this: You're sitting on a white sand beach, warm sun on your skin. Coconut-scented sunscreen wafts through the air. A splashing noise comes from the blue Gulf of Mexico. It's your dog, happily retrieving his favorite ball from the water.
TRACY – The buzz on the new Altima at Tracy Nissan ranges from the zero-gravity seats to an engine that packs more of a wallop with improved fuel efficiency.
NEW YORK (AP) - For more than 20 years, state park officials in Massachusetts have encouraged locals to get off the couch Jan. 1 and take a hike - nothing too strenuous, but a healthy way to start the new year.
DENVER (AP) - Free festivals, movies, music, hiking and biking abound in Denver in the summer, but those passing through the Mile High City on the way to the mountains for Colorado's famed powder skiing can also find plenty of free things to do. Here's a sampling:
The 2013 Ford Fusion will be its own fusion - a form of automotive alchemy turning steel into sales gold.
SACRAMENTO – With 2013 around the corner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds motorists of several new laws that will ring in the New Year.
STOCKTON – Not too long ago, the sales crew at Stockton of Mazda had three large pizzas delivered compliments of a happy customer.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Many motorists don't know it, but it's likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there's a snitch along for the ride.
OAKDALE – Nick and Alan Berg are part of the dedicated staff at Steves Chevrolet Buick. Their connections go beyond the job. Nick and Alan are also closed-knit brothers. "We get along so well that if we didn't work together we probably would see each other," Nick Berg said Wednesday at the Oakdale dealership located at 1285 East F St. Alan Berg is the fleet manager there. He has 23 years experience on that very ...
NEW YORK (AP) - The 2013 cruise season began with a nightmare: A Carnival ship adrift with no power. But in the last month or so, several cruise companies - including Carnival - have announced major overhauls to old ships and exciting innovations on new ships, from engineering upgrades to theme park-style rides.
Remember dog-dish hubcaps? Those "no-frills" nut covers were common on muscle cars of the '60s, including the Dodge Super Bee.
NEW YORK (AP) - A lot changes in 100 years, but the key to Hellmann's success may be that not much has changed for the mayonnaise.
ABOARD NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY - I'd been at sea on Norwegian Cruise Line's new ship, Norwegian Breakaway, for more than 14 hours but I didn't feel the ship moving until I tried to do a dance move with the Rockettes.
Q: What are "buy-here-pay-here" dealers?
The Chevy Spark is rough but ready.
By Phil Waterford & Margarita Soto
"I am not a hero. I'm a local business owner who is struggling like most business owners in one of the worst economies our nation has ever experience." I shared with the audience that God has put something heavy on my heart and that there is something special that I must do. I turned to two of our wounded warriors, Christopher Braley and Jose Jaurequi and presented them both envelopes. I informed them that ...
By PHIL WATERFORD
Bob Gutierrez comes from a very musical family. He has an amazing voice and has always had a passion to sing. He was scheduled to appear on television's most popular "The Mike Douglas Show" in the early 70s to showcase his talents. Five days before he was to return home from Vietnam he suffered a bizarre injury when a rocket exploded in his face and severed his neck from ear-to-ear. His fellow soldiers had ...
Specialists from all over the world have no explanation of how his vocal cords have grown. Gutierrez, a Texas resident, drives all over the country sharing his amazing story. When he was invited back to Manteca for the Not Forgotten ceremony he was experiencing car trouble. He attended a church service asking the congregation for prayer that his car would get him home safely.
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