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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

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

The cars of “Furious 7”
Things are about to get Furious up in here. In the first movie in the series, “The Fast and the Furious,” there were complex relationships within the lives and pursuits of characters from mostly the lower socioeconomic strata of Los Angeles suburbs, and the peculiar way in which their secret lives led even their enemies to see them as human, and worthy of love and respect. Now, it's all about the cars. And the crashes. And the jokes. Don't get me wrong. These movies still have stories. The interplay between talented people and the snappy dialogue that some of your… Read More

The 2015 Jeep Renegade. Photo: Sonny Bynum
  Let it never be said that the auto industry doesn’t know how to put on a show. If you’re in the Dallas area this weekend, and you are in the market for a new car, an automotive enthusiast or just a fan of fun, this is your official notice that you are welcome and encouraged to go. Even from the perspective of industry insiders, this is fun, and a pretty good deal.   The 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 Texas Ranger concept truck. You should… Read More

St. Patrick’s Day cities – the top 9 luckiest
As spring gets springing, the luckiest of all holidays (with the possible exception of Chinese New Year - and a hearty "Gong Xi Fa Cai" to you), St. Patrick's Day, is upon us tomorrow, and cities all over the country are gearing up for parades and parties. And the road trips to them are epic. Maybe not as epic as the cities and celebrations themselves, but still quite epic. Here are the top 9 cities where you can expect to find the luck of the Irish and maximum St. Patrick's Day celebrations. They’re in order, if you're not from one… Read More

The enigmatic Stig. Photo: Featureflash
The U.K. TV show “Top Gear” is a worldwide hit. And of its segments, one that most astounds is the Challenges. Often, these challenges involve analyzing the performance improvements or cost effectiveness of various after-market modifications. Why is this so revolutionary? They install those crazy mods you've seen in stores, and they actually test their effectiveness, putting the entire after-market component industry on trial, complete with verdicts.   The hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond… Read More

Car buying and credit checks – the basics
When getting a car, there are a few (legal) ways to go: No. 1 - Inherit your late grandmother's Pontiac Bonneville. We recommend this route, because you only have to pay taxes on the vehicle upon transfer of title, and also - Pontiac Bonneville. Pretty sweet. Maybe have it tuned up and let it air out, though. No. 2 - Buy a car with hard cash. This is also a highly recommended way to go. It's easy. Just take a giant stack of cash out of your pocket, and fan yourself with it until one of the salesmen at the… Read More

Top 8 road trip cities for spring break 2015
Spring break is upon us. Next week, students, educators and the families of both will enjoy a well-earned respite from their arduous academic pursuits, and instead, focus their diligences on rest, relaxation, and, if they're fortunate, some new and exciting experiences at the far end of some drive time. Ladies and gentlemen, it's time for a road trip. [Celebratory sound effect] Road trips hold a special place in our hearts here at RoadLoans, and we think of spring break as the first big road trip of the annual season. It's time to get our destinations on. Hang on to your… Read More