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Week in Review: A Little Bit About Gas in a Short Work Week

We had a day off on Monday because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. But that didn’t stop us from delivering all the news that’s fit to…digitally publish. So what did we talk about on Monday? Gas. Believe us, it’s more interesting than it sounds. But more than anything, this week was one of transitions. [...]
Original author: Jacob Brown
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For Cadillac and Corvette Fans: Exploring the History of GM’s Magnetic Ride Control

Now that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has blown car fans’ minds, we’d like to offer this post clarifying the history of GM’s magneto-rheological shock absorbers and how they work. Magneto-rheological shocks, or MR shocks for short, have been one of GM’s most publicized technologies for over a decade. On paper, it allows manufacturers to [...]
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Werner driver saves motorcyclist from oncoming traffic

Mark Randall


For his efforts in monitoring his surroundings carefully and protecting a wrecked motorcyclist lying in the road from oncoming traffic, Werner driver Mark Randall of Mesquite, Texas, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association.

Randall is being recognized for taking preventive measures that ultimately saved a life.

On October 24, 2012, around 1:30 p.m., Randall and a student were headed westbound on I-80/680 in Omaha, Nebraska. With only two miles to go before dropping off a load, and Randall was driving. A motorcyclist following too closely to a car in front of him caused Randall to notice his surroundings and start slowing down in case something happened.

Randall wanted to get out of the way of what appeared to be an impending wreck, but the truck was surrounded by traffic and he couldn’t safely do so. So he stayed put in his lane. Then, Randall says, almost as if in slow motion, the motorcyclist wrecked and hit the pavement and slid toward Randall’s truck.

He immediately put on his flashers and continued to brake, finally coming to a controlled stop — within 10 feet of the man on the pavement.

The student got out to render aid, while Randall called 911. The motorcyclist was OK. Not only had Randall managed to avoid hitting the man, but he is also credited for using his truck to protect the motorcyclist from being run over by the oncoming traffic.

For helping the motorcyclist, Randall was presented with a Highway Angel lapel pin, certificate and patch. Werner Enterprises also received a certificate acknowledging that one of its drivers is a Highway Angel. Randall was also recently recognized by his company for a million miles of accident-free driving and also received Werner’s Humanitarian Award for his actions that day.

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Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona: Porsche video to get ready for the big race

The Grand-Am Series season kicks off today with the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, and to get things started, Porsche has released a video focusing on its works drivers as they prepare for the 24 endurance test.
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[PIC] Rendered 2014 Corvette Stingray in Matte Black with a Cargo Carrier

[PIC] Rendered 2014 Corvette Stingray in Matte Black with a Cargo Carrier

So if you were to tell your Corvette friends that you want to put a cargo carrier on the roof of the new 2014 Corvette Stingray, they would probably call you crazy. But then you pull this rendered pic out of your pocket and show it to them and they will say that’s the coolest thing ever.

The photo was rendered by Glacius Creations and posted on Facebook by Stance Nation. The black Corvette Stingray is featured wearing ADV.1 wheels.

Oh, and a note to Kirk Bennion on the Corvette Team: All Corvette Stingray’s should be matte black.

Click here to see a larger version of the photo.

Stance Nation on Facebook

[VIDEO] 2014 Corvette Visits Jay Leno’s Garage
[PICS] Black Corvette Z06 Looks Awesome on D2Forged Wheels
Is this the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible?


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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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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!


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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Let Pinnacle Auto Appraisers Help After A Crash!


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!