Pinnacle Auto Appraisers' Blog

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Patrick Dempsey, Andy Lally team to win class at Mint 400 off-road race

Actor and racer Patrick Dempsey made a winning return to off-road racing, with American Le Mans Series teammate Andy Lally, in the General Tire Mint 400, the oldest off-road race in North America.
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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG First Look

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG First Look
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG First Look - Automobile Magazine
The 155-mph four-cylinder sedan.

Even the cheapest Mercedes-Benz is subject to the AMG treatment. The Affalterbach outfit has created the CLA45 AMG, a supremely powerful sports car debuting at the New York auto show. It goes on sale in November 2013.


Photo Gallery: 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG First Look - Automobile Magazine

Photo Gallery: 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG First Look - Automobile Magazine


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Happy birthday to my favorite trucker

Today is George’s birthday. He’s 44 years young and better looking than he’s ever been in his life. I know. I’ve been looking at him for a long time now.

I have the unique opportunity with my job to tell my husband (very) publicly how much I love and respect him and how much I appreciate him. Thanks, babe. You’re a great Dad, a great husband and an awesome truck driver. Have the best day ever.

Keep on truckin', George...

Keep on truckin’, George…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GEORGE!!

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Looking towards the truck design ‘Horizon’

If you visited the Navistar booth during the 2013 Mid America Trucking Show last week, you would’ve found it hard to miss its unique “Project Horizon” concept truck – and not just because it sat smack dab in the middle of OEM’s display, surrounded by a silvered, tubular fence, mind you.

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Corvette Edges Porsche on Amelia Island Enthusiast Ballot

Corvette Edges Porsche on Amelia Island Enthusiast Ballot

One of the interesting displays at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was from Hagerty Insurance. It’s the 50th anniversary for two automotive icons – the Porsche 911 and the Corvette Sting Ray – and Hagerty asked fans to vote for their favorite.

Fans were handed a ballot to fill out to determine the winner. You can mark your ballot as a “straight ticket” for either of the cars, or you could selectively answer the six ballot questions which compared other model year of Corvettes and Porsches.

Those questions included the following: Which car would you like to bring to the Friday night drags? 1976 Porsche Turbo Carrera 1967 Corvette 427/435 You’re on the most deserted stretch of highway on the planet, the next fuel stop is almost 500 miles away. Which car do you want to be in? 1963 Corvette Z06 “Big Tank” 1982 Porsche 911SC You can only have one car and you have to drive it year ’round. What will it be? 1995 Corvette Coupe 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe You want the valet in front of the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island to leave your car out front. What do you drive? 1973 911 2.7 RS in Viper Green with Black Carrera Stripes 1969 Corvette L88 Convertible in Daytona Yellow You’re planning a trip on the Mother Road, Route 66. What do you take? 1967 Porsche 911S Targa 1961 Corvette in Roman Red with Ermine White Coves You find yourself on the Autobahn A95 from Munich to Garmisch (one of the least congested stretches of the famous German highway), what do you want to be in? 2011 Corvette ZR1 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

During the voting period, over 2,000 votes were cast and the final tally had Corvette as the winner by just 70 votes!

“Both are classic examples of groundbreaking automotive design, technology and value,” said McKeel Hagarty, president and CEO of the insurance company. “Considering the popularity of these iconic sports cars, the close voting results came as little surprise, despite their fundamental differences.”

Corvette Edges Porsche on Amelia Island Enthusiast Ballot

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Free Review:

If you are looking to increase your insurance coverage on your vehicle, the insurance company may require you to obtain a certified auto appraisal.   If you have a custom car, truck or motorcycle, the insurance company won't pay you more than book value. Get a stated value appraisal to cover money spent customizing your vehicle.  Have a collector or exotic vehicle?  Book value does not justify the vehicle value  In case you are in an accident, have a certified auto appraisal done.  Contact us today for a Free Evaluation!

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FLEET VEHICLES:

Pinnacle Auto Appraisers prides itself on quickly handling large amounts of vehicles. We routinely handle fleets for: vans, trucking, limousine, shuttle, buses, SUV, corporate, taxi, dealership, clubs, rental, and delivery companies. We handle large national chains, small family businesses, and car club appraisal(s).

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Pinnacle Auto Appraisers Offers Quality Fleet Appraisals!

Accident:

If you were involved in an accident and the insurance company deemed your vehicle a total loss, we can help.  If you don't agree with the insurance company's offer, you have the right to hire an independent certified appraiser to determine the actual cash value of your vehicle.  Our certified appraiser will go to the vehicle location, conduct the inspection and complete a certified total loss appraisal on your vehicle.  Total loss claims do require a negotiation phase which we will take care of for you at no additional charge!

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CAR CLUBS & REPAIR SHOPS:

Our Appraisers are repair shop and car club fanatics! We enjoy when local and national clubs invite us out to their local gatherings. We offer an appraisal discount that lasted all month. We love everything that has an engine and drives on the road. We do our best to help everyone in need of an appraisal!

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Pinnacle Auto Appraisers - We Value Car Clubs and Repair Shops!