My Ride


Chevrolet in November: 1995 - One of the biggest new model years in Chevy's history. The Lumina, Monte Carlo, Blazer, Cavalier, and GEO Metro are introduced. In 1996, Chevy introduces the Vortex engine.

In Nov. 1940, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Galloping Gertie) collapsed during a windstorm.

Ford and General Motors are jointly designing 9- and 10-speed automatic transmissions to use in both companies vehicles. GM is working on the 9-speed front wheel-drive transmission and Ford is in charge of the IO-speed rear drive that will go in pickups, SUVs and performance vehicles.

Unscramble the letters to name a vehicle model: SLERRYCH

License plates, we've got license plates: WE CRUS, IMSOBLU & NOMADER

Sometimes I worry about what to worry about if! run out of things to worry about.

Quiz: How long has Chevrolet been building trucks? Answer below.

Let's go to Belgium and visit the underpants museum. No kidding, they also have a sewer museum.

You might say that we have one of those marriages where one person is always right and I am the other person.

In 1900, there were 200 automakers in the U.S. and, in the 1920s, many automobiles had wall papered interiors.

The first drive-thru window appeared at a Jack-in-the-Box in San Diego in 1951 .

I should be more upset that someone stole my credit cards but my bills have been a lot lower lately.

The 2013 Impala is the last car that will be offered with a bench seat option. In 2012 only about 10 percent of buyers took that $195 option.


What's American made anyway? According to the National Highway Safety Administration, the Toyota Matrix has the highest 'American Made" content of any car sold in the U.S. at 95%. Avalon: 85%. Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana and Chevrolet Impala: 82%.

Bumper Snicker: If money is the root of all evil, why do churches beg for it?

Scramble: CHRYSLER
Answer: The first customer truck chassis was shipped from the factory on Dec. 2, 1916.

The 100 millionth GM vehicle, a Nantucket Blue Caprice Custom Coupe (two-door hardtop), was built at the Janesville, WI plant on April 21, 1967.

There's something wrong with the world when my laxative has more Facebook friends than I do.

GM sold 2,351,610 vehicles in China in 2011.

Unscramble the letters to name a vehicle model: MERLING

The meek shall inherit the Earth, but the property taxes will force them to sell it back to the rich.

On April 15, 1959, the Everett dealership for Studebaker, Willys and Mercedes Benz had the all-new Studebaker Lark on display.

Darn! They won't let us pay our taxes with lottery tickets and grocery coupons.

I always forget to buckle up on the highway of life.

American Motors Corp. introduced the Gremlin to the public on April Fool's Day 1970.

Name a vehicle that wanders too much. Answer below.

We live in a global economy but my money never travels any farther than the supermarket or gas pump.

Nearly half of all traffic fatalities occur at night even though only 25% of all vehicle trips occur then.

They don't show soap operas anymore because people get all of the scandal they need from the news.

Sealed beam headlights were introduced in 1940 and became mandatory in 1941.

Some folks think I'm out of touch since I think Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are a country duet.


Oregon license plate: PMS24-7. If you try to pass her, don't honk!

Quote: "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." Oscar Wilde

Law of Close Encounters - The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

Sign posted at the electric company: "We would be "de-lighted" if you send in your payment. However, if you don't, you will be."

Scramble: GREMLIN Answer: RAMBLER Get your kicks with a stovebolt six.

Here's a look at some of Chevrolet's October happenings: 1986 "The Heartbeat of America" phrase debuts. 1989 - Geo, an import line of cars and trucks is introduced. 1990 - Corvette shatters three world speed and endurance records.

On my wedding day, Mom told me that love would light the way. Dad gave me a flashlight.

Unscramble the letters to name a car model: REARPLANET

The best thing to have up your sleeve is a funny bone.

What's the oldest vehicle name currently still in production? Answer below...

Life is like mashed potatoes - once in a while there will be a lump.

General Motore TV as budget for 2006 was $2.9 billion!

According to drive-ins.com, there are still 371 drive-in movie theaters open in the U.S.A.

Money can't buy happiness - that's why we have credit cards.


I went to the bank for a loan but only qualified for a free calendar.

The Dick Tracy comic strip appeared in the Detroit Mirror newspaper on Oct 4th, 1931.

There was a big suprose in our mailbox yesterday as we actually got a letter.

A "Station Wagon" was originally a horse drawn vehicle that passengers and their luggage from train stations to their local destinations.

The best thing about facebook friends is the you never have to feed them or pick up the house when they visit!

License plate - IMSOBLU


Answer: AUTOCAR - the company began building cars in 1899, added a truck line in 1907, produced their last car in 1912, although changing owners several times, is still manufacturing trucks.

Get your Kicks on Route 66!

Windshield wipers - we all use them here in the Pacific Northwest, especially this winter. The credit for inventing them is given to A. P. Upjohn who came up with a mechanism to drag a pair of bristle brushes across a windshield in 1903. An Alabama woman, Mary Anderson, got a patent for a hand-operated wiper two years later. Although Trico (Tri-Continental Corp.) did not invent the wiper motor, it did produce a reliable vacuum motor that became the industry standard. Cadillac was the first manufacturer to include these powered wipers as standard equipment.

Unscramble the letters to name a car model: STUNAR

Quote: Lee Iacocca - If the visitor opens the hood and looks at the engine, he is German; if he examines the interior and the quality of the upholstery, he is English; if he is interested in the style and lines of the car, he is French; if he tries the hom, he is Italian; and if he checks the size and the price, he is American.

You can't achieve the impossible without attempting the ridiculous.

In 1927, GM introduced the La Salle, an elegant, upscale, yet more affordable brand for the Cadillac division. It used the Cadillac V-8, which, in the smaller La Salle, created a sporty, fast and agile vehicle.

Not only do we have self-serving gas pumps, we have self-gouging ones as well.

Beginning February 1, Mr. Goodwrench, at 37 years of age, will be gone. He will be replaced by,
"Certified Service".

The longer I try to stay young, the older I get.

Motor Trend magazine selected the new Chevrolet Silverado pickup as its 2011 Truck of the Year.

So what if everyone laughs at me, I'm making the world a happier place.

The all-new U.S.-built small car replacing the Chevy Aveo will be called the Sonic. It may have a
tendency to pull towards Oklahoma.


Mount Everest grows a l/4-inch each year.

Get your kicks with a stovebolt six.

Scramble: SATURN

Ohio State University's Buckeye Bullet was clocked at an average speed of 307 miles per hour at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in August of this year. If certified, that will be a new record for an electric powered car; the previous record was 246 mph. The Car, which is capable of even higher speeds, was handicapped by a malfunctioning clutch. 1600 compact lithium-ion batteries, the kind that power laptops, powered the electric motor. Wait until next year.

Unscramble the letters to name a car model: LINKCRIP

October 10th is Metric Day. Celebrate by measuring stuff.

Name the model of a car that describes a Florida Beach. Answer below.

On curves ahead – Remember SONNY – That Rabbit's Foot – Didn't Save – The Bunny – Burma Shave

Their eyes met and his heart soared, like the price of gas before a long weekend.

In 1946, 50,000 homes in the United States had televisions.

CHEVROLET – Cracked Heads; Every Valve Rattles Or Leaks Every Time

According to Automobile Magazine, the 1940 Packard was the first car to offer factory-installed air conditioning and Consumer Reports claims that it's use costs 3 miles to the gallon on the highway!

Hollywood is getting ready to make a 3-D television show – Starring Dolly Parton!

Many things originated 50 years ago: aluminum beverage cans, bubble wrap, the Civil Rights Act, Clarabell talks, Denver Broncos, Domino's Pizza, Etch-A-Sketch, the 50 star U.S. Flag, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Lasers, Little Debbie Snacks, Motown Records, Mr. Machine, Office Copy Machine, OPEC, Psycho (the Movie), sit-ins, Televised Presidential Debates, the Flintstones, the Game of Life, the pill, the twist, To Kill a Mocking Bird (Published), the USS Enterprise & Gary Countryman got his first El Camino.


Scrambler: BRICKLIN
Answer: Daytona (Dodge) Get your kicks with a stovebolt six.

"Location, location, location," is an old saying in the real estate business that is fully supported by the fact that Detroit, MI became known as Motor City. Located near the water highways of the Great Lakes the city was in perfect position to receive iron ore from the Mesabi Range in Minnesota, coal locally and from Kentucky, lumber from the hardwood forests of Michigan and rubber from Akron, OH. In addition, Detroit had bankers willing to finance entrepreneurial endeavors and there were a multitude of workers, many from Eastern Europe, desperate for work.

Unscramble the letters to name a car: AFIT

When was the first hybrid automobile to use' gasoline/electric' built?

If you love someone, set him free. If he comes back, it means that the other girl dumped him.

Name a model of car that was named after a Navy stunt plane.

November 1895, George B. Selden received the first U.S. patent for an "Improved Road Engine."

The only difference between the WRONG way and the RIGHT way to reach your goal depends on where you're coming from.

205 Americans turn 100 every day of the year.

The odds of winning the lottery are 50-50. Either you win or you don't..

Lycoming supplied 57 different engine models to 250 automobile and truck companies in the U.S., Canada, England and France.

The Surgeon General has determined that excessive concern about your health may be hazardous to your health.

Panhard et Levassor pioneered the first three speed sliding gear emission in 1895.

Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. Ken's full name is Ken Carson.

My new computer hasn't frozen or crashed once since I got it. I almost hate to plug it in.

The National Traffic Safety Administration mandated seat belts for all cars on January 1, 1969.

You can now buy DVDs for people who can't understand "Books for Dummies."

I know how to handle my money. The trick is to handle it less often.

Alaska is the only state that does not have at least one Interstate Highway.


November 19, 1959, the Ford Motor Co. announced it was halting production of the unpopular Edsel.

For the rich, money talks. For the rest of us, it nags.

Answers; FIAT; 1915, the Owen Magnetic;