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“Terminator: Genisys” – Top 4 vehicles that will probably NOT make it all the way through the movie
Terminator movies are great. They’re full of big action, amazing stunts, huge fireballs, flying sparks and computer parts at the mercy of high explosives. Melted, twisting, shot up, burning metal … and that’s just what happens to the cars! Now, the movie is in theaters today, and we’ve only seen the trailer so far, but the vehicles that will probably not still be in one piece by the end are some pretty cool sets of wheels, even by Terminator movie standards.   2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit   The classic Crown Victoria LTD police cruiser… Read More

The mobile apps that keep you driving happy*
Summer driving season is coming. With it comes fun drives, road trips and all manner of enjoyable time behind the wheel, whether just around the corner or across the country. You can break down the elements of an enjoyable drive into: 1. knowing where you're headed, 2. enjoying the journey, and 3. reaching your destination in relative tranquility. We have found the mobile apps that are currently getting rave reviews for letting you have a good time while doing bits and pieces of all three of these. Knowing where you're headed Yelp: Yelp is still the community authority on entertainment… Read More

Father’s Day 2015 – Go the extra mile for Dad
  Between the gifts of greeting cards, the bacon-themed snacks and the beard oil, this weekend, let's celebrate all the fathers out there with a little extra love and a little more of what they really like. If the dad in your life is like a lot of dads, he might like cars. Or be obsessed with cars. Hey, it takes all kinds. And for THOSE dads, we've got a list of gifts that might be just perfect. For the car-loving dads out there, these gifts will keep him smiling, on and off the road.   Cobra Electronics JumPack portable… Read More

Jeeps and convertibles of Summer 2015 – heat goes up, top goes down
  There are few images more representative of freedom and beauty than driving a vehicle with the top down in beautiful, sunny weather with a warm breeze blowing all around. Getting into the swing of summer, we're going to give you some of the best options on the market for new vehicles you can use to enjoy the outdoors, off-road or on. 2015 Fiat 500c Cabrio POP - MSRP starts at $20,345 How do you make a popular small car design just perfect for summer driving? Ditch the hardtop and drive. Boom. The Fiat… Read More

The Evolution of The Porsche 911 Model
June has arrived, and with it, warmer days and longer sunsets. All across the country, people driving high performance cars are gently cruising through the beautiful weather or testing their skills with their hands tightly on the steering wheel. Temperatures are rising, stresses are falling, windows are going down and RPMs are going up, as beautifully designed sports cars sweep along highways from coast to coast. Everyone has his/her own preferences, sure, but few sports cars have been able to compete with the legacy of the Porsche 911. This infographic, inspired by the clean and elegant design of the Porsche… Read More

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 Memorial Day – remembering military servicemembers
  This weekend is Memorial Day weekend in the U.S., and is considered by many to unofficially signal the start of the summer season, including celebrations that range from pool and beach parties to our personal favorite, road trips. However, Memorial Day, which is celebrated every year on the last Monday in May (May 25 this year), is also, as its name suggests, an official U.S. holiday that commemorates those persons that have died while in active military service. In honor of, and gratitude for, our five branches of the U.S. military, we present a list of service of servicemembers… 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