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Cinco de Mayo – Mexico’s auto industry is booming
Today is Cinco de Mayo, which translates from Spanish as May 5. The holiday itself tends to be somewhat misunderstood, and is often mistakenly thought to represent Mexico's day of independence, which is actually September 16. In fact, Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, when a battalion of Mexican soldiers were victorious over the larger and better equipped French invaders. Carlos Tortolero, president of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, in describing the historical significance of the holiday, said, "This one day, Mexico won the battle." Well, here at RoadLoans, being… Read More

Mayweather and Pacquiao – two people with excellent taste in vehicles
Tomorrow night (May 2, 2015), in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, two seasoned and well-known welterweight fighters will face off in what is being hailed as the "Battle for Greatness" and "The Fight of the Century." The fight card for the event will feature seven bouts, all between the featherweight and welterweight categories, with the Mayweather-Pacquiao match being the headliner. The event is expected to gross up to $400 million, meaning that it will be the richest fight in boxing history. So, the obvious question that we know that… Read More

Movie vehicles – cool, even when not real
The entertainment world always brings us such shiny and interesting vehicles, even when they're not real. Here's what we've got for you: The upcoming movie, the release date, our favorite vehicle that can be spotted in the trailer, and, of course, the trailer itself. You can thank us later. Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1, 2015 In the second installment of the main Avengers movie series, there will be no shortage of amazing action, excitement and digitally enhanced destruction. Hulk indeed smash. Our vehicle pick from the trailer: Black Widow's two-wheeled motorized mobilizer… Read More

Vehicle maintenance – or not – for summer driving
Summer is approaching fast. The last crisp, frosty days of winter and spring are melting back into memory and giving way to the driver's opportunism: the desire for the open road. Are you ready to travel? We're betting you are. Glance into your pantry and take a look at the remainder of last year's victual provisions. Jerky? Check. Sports drink powder? Check. Expiration dates all still in the future? Ummm ... You can mess up a lot of stuff about travel, but one thing that you don't want to fail to do is to prepare your vehicle adequately for the… Read More

The Austin Auto Show 2015 – what to expect
There are always new and exciting things coming to Austin, Texas, and this weekend promises to be no different, as the Austin Auto Show rolls into town. As I was recently driving past the popular shops and restaurants of South Congress Avenue in Austin, I noticed that the auto show festivities had already begun, as I was surrounded by unusual cars among the growing traffic. These cars were cruising down the street, or parked, with their owners and friends sitting in lawn chairs, hanging out and admiring these great works of auto art. An entire car community comes together in… Read More

National Car Care Month – The Hows and Whys
It’s April, which means it’s time to celebrate National Car Care Month! Time to give your trusty vehicle some extra attention and make sure it is healthy and in good working condition! This time of year is devoted to car care because it is the perfect time to get your car checked out after enduring the long, hard winter months. You should have your car inspected by a licensed professional as it may have experienced significant wear and tear from the harsh colder weather. It makes sense to prepare your car – as well as yourself – for the beautiful… Read More

If 2015 NBA playoff teams were cars – Western Conference
The 2015 NBA playoffs are underway, and it is glorious. We already did the East, so here’s the West. The Western conference teams are colorful and interesting, and so, we think you'll agree, are the cars that remind us of them. Golden State Warriors – The Warriors have had such a beautiful regular season and they are the league's number one team, finishing with 67 wins. Young, gifted, and fun to watch. If they won it all this year, fans would just smile. Lykan Hypersport – There are only a handful of these cars… Read More

If 2015 NBA playoff teams were cars – Eastern Conference
The 2015 playoff season is here, and it's going to be worth the wait. Every minute of drama and every dollar [cough!] of salaries that have led to this weekend will amount to an action-packed lineup of on-court amazement. The personalities of the players, which are considerable, are not outdone by the personalities of the teams themselves, taken as a group and those personalities remind us of - you guessed it - cars. We see these teams, and we are, by turns, impressed, enraged, tickled and shocked. And we remember cars that made us feel the same. Here are our… Read More

Top 5 hypercars from the 2015 Geneva Auto Show
The 2015 Geneva Auto Show marks the 85th year of the famed international motor show held in Geneva, Switzerland. Every year, prototypes, international partnerships, technical breakthroughs and new equipment are announced at the show, but it is usually the exotic hypercars that take the spotlight. These cars, from makers like British manufacturer Aston Martin and Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg, are the stuff of dreams – and that’s what they’ll remain for most of us. The huge majority of people will never even see a hypercar, much less find themselves behind the wheel of one of these exotic machines. This infographic gives… Read More

Online car shopping – power tools for power shoppers
In this modern age, many people find it almost impossible to escape frequent use of technology as part of their day-to-day life. Though there are feelings on both ends of the spectrum about how technology impacts our society, many feel that it is just this technology that is helping make people’s lives much easier and more efficient. Everyday activities, like calling your mom, buying a pair of shoes, or even watching a movie have, through technology, become easy. You don’t even have to make a trip to the local dealership to get a car loan. Even among millennials, there may… Read More