An accolade for the RoadLoans blog, truck-time in Texas, and Paris car show highlights

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Top 100 auto blogs every car enthusiast must read,” Feedspot

To kick off this edition of the Auto News Tour, we thought we’d include some news about the RoadLoans blog. RoadLoans has been included in Feedspot’s “Top 100 Auto Blogs” list – a compilation of blogs with “a treasure trove of valuable information for casual consumers and motor junkies alike.”

Blogs were included and ranked on the following criteria: Google reputation and search ranking; influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter and other social media; quality and consistency of posts, and the expert review of Feedspot’s editorial team.

Feedspot is the provider of an RSS Reader, enabling website and blog readers to subscribe to their favorite content and receive it in one place, via an RSS feed.

To subscribe to the RoadLoans blog, and check out the full list of top 100 auto blogs, click through to Feedspot.


Cowboy Deluxe: Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition Shines at State Fair of Texas,” Car and Driver

Fall is the season of picture-perfect vistas, pumpkins and fairs. And in Texas, one of the main draws at the State Fair, currently taking place in Dallas, is the car show, where trucks in particular get plenty of attention.

The 2017 Lone Star Silver Edition is the latest special edition to “bust out of the Ram corral,” writes Andrew Wendler of Car and Driver, and made its debut at this year’s State Fair. It’s based on the Ram 1500 Lone Star, which is currently the automaker’s best-selling truck in Texas, and is “essentially a cosmetic treatment.” Outside, the additions include the likes of a new grille with chrome surround and mesh inserts, and a Lone Star badge in the corner, 20-inch polished wheels, front tow hooks, chrome side-view mirrors and side-steps.  On the inside, new cloth and vinyl high-back bucket seats, in two-tone colors, also tell you you’re in a Lone Star Silver Edition.

Read the full article in Car and Driver.


2017 Nissan Texas Titan rolls out at the State Fair,”

Another “special” to take a look at is the Nissan Texas Titan. “Nissan is joining in the feeding frenzy that is Texas pickup truck sales by adding the new Texas Titan to the lineup,” writes AutoGuide’s Stephen Elmer. Also mainly for looks, the Texas Titan package comprises a special chrome grille, 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels, metallic-finish kick plates, Titan Texas floor mats, a chrome exhaust and Texas Titan badging.

Read the full article at


In pictures: The flashiest exotic cars at the Paris Motor Show,” The Globe and Mail

It’s a bit different than the state fair (fewer corny dogs, for one thing) but the Paris Motor Show, also underway, is showcasing plenty of flash automobiles. The Globe and Mail brings us some of the flashiest exotic cars in pictures. They include the “wild concept” Renault Trezor, an all-electric vehicle with hexagonal flaps that rise to cool its batteries, and a roof that raises entirely for access. Others include the long-awaited LaFerrari Aperta, and a blacked-out, high-performance Honda Civic Type R Prototype.

See the images in The Globe and Mail’s article.

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