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Top 4 (and a half) water parks* of Summer 2015
  What do you get when you combine an enormous amount of water, plenty of sunshine and a whole lot of wacky, high-flow fluid dynamics? “The beach.” Okay, yes, but what if you also add rides with names like “The Towering Water Tube of Doom” and “Relaxing River?” “Houston.” Water parks. The correct answer is water parks. Oy. Summer is here, and with it begins the opening of water parks all across the country. Go. Enjoy your local water park. Wear sunscreen and re-apply it periodically. And if you and your family are feeling like having a top-notch, splish-splashy day,… Read More

Happy National Bike Month!
May is the official month that celebrates all things bike-related. Whether it’s for exercise, entertainment, conserving gas, or whatever, it’s a great time of year to get on your bike and pedal around town. The League of American Bicyclists supports the cause and provides useful information on everything about cycling and how you can celebrate this occasion. Check out http://bikeleague.org/bikemonth for more information. To cyclists, this may be a big celebration, but it can be a way for anyone to get involved in their community. Personally, I support National Bike Month by riding around the University of Texas at Austin… Read More

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WARNING: Spoilers not ahead anymore. They have all been redacted. Mad Men has had quite a run. And that was one impressive way to end a perennially impressive show. I’ll never forget the look on •••’s face when ••••• said, “I •••• you.” And that one last shot that •••• got in on ••• - classic ••••. I’ll miss those jibes. And of course, there was the moment between ••• and ••••• that many will remember as finally summarizing the pith and subtlety of that show we call ••• •••. Makes you think. And with the end of this slice… Read More

2015 Monaco ePrix this weekend
It’s time for a little bit of trivia. Question: What do Grace Kelly, the fastest car in the world, Ed Begley, Jr., a quarter of a million dollars and 19th-century American inventor Joseph Henry all have in common? Answer: The 2015 Monaco ePrix all-electric race. How: The Monaco ePrix is an all-electric car race and part of the regular Formula E  (all-electric) race season. The Monaco ePrix takes place on the Circuit de Monaco, which is commonly referred to as simply "Monte Carlo" as much of it is inside of the Monte Carlo neighborhood… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

How auto shows can really help you shop for a car
With new models, concept cars and cutting edge designs, auto shows create a buzz and it’s easy to see why they’re magnets for car enthusiasts. The major shows in Detroit, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, held annually between November and April, attract international attention and feature some truly stunning vehicles. But whether you’re an enthusiast or not, auto shows, from these big four to the many regional events across the country, can be extremely useful when shopping for a new car. And attending one of these events is a great exercise for both those who have only a general… Read More