Eugene City Council Supports Vehicle Fee

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene City Council voted to support Lane County’s effort in sending a vehicle registration fee discussion to the ballot. Monday night, the city council took up the issue. By an 8 to 0 vote, the council approved supporting the referral of a $35 fee to the ballot. The money would be used for … Continue reading »

Cars Recalled Due to Exploding Airbags

(CNN) — Officials are trying to spread the word about dangerous airbags in recalled cars. Federal safety regulators and Toyota Motor want car owners with airbags that might explode to bring them in. Almost eight million cars have the problem airbags, which were manufactured by Japanese parts maker Takata. The Orlando Sentinel reports police are … Continue reading »

Springfield Cruz Changes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — This weekend is heaven for anyone who loves classic cars. But there will be one major change in the 16th annual Springfield Cruz. The Saturday Cruz Night along Main Street isn’t happening this year. Tami Miller, one of the organizers, says it’s too expensive and sponsorship was too low. But you can … Continue reading »

Eugene Roadster Show Attracts Thousands

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re looking for something to do during this rainy weekend, organizers of the 2014 Eugene Roadster Show say families should head to the Lane Events Center to look at some beautiful cars. There are more than 65 custom cars on display, with a mix of vintage and newer models. There’s also wine … Continue reading »

Springfield Cars Vandalized

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — It wasn’t a very merry Christmas for folks in Springfield who woke up to find their cars were vandalized. Springfield Police say a number of cars on E Street between 4th and 6th Streets were keyed Wednesday morning. As of last check the number was a high as nine cars keyed. Springfield … Continue reading »

Group Puts Brakes on Freshman Car Ban

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State freshmen still have the green light to drive their cars to college, come fall. With enrollment increasing, residents are concerned about traffic and parking issues in town. A Corvallis Collaboration group proposed banning freshmen from having cars, but Tuesday night members decided to first consider all their options. “It seemed … Continue reading »

State Farm Car Insurance Increases

EUGENE, Ore. — State Farm Insurance customers could soon by paying more for their car insurance. The insurance agency increased rates by 3 percent for Oregon customers. The company says the hike will cover the rising cost of health care, repairs and legal fees in connection to auto wrecks. Even though it’s a statewide increase, … Continue reading »

Ford Recalls 456K Vehicles for Fuel Leak

(CNN) — Ford Motor is recalling 465,000 2013 vehicles because a fuel leak could lead to a fire. The models included in the recall are the Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Interceptor Utility and Interceptor Sedan, and the Lincoln MKS, MKT and MKZ. Ford says it got 600 complaints from customers about the problem. The … Continue reading »

Springfield Places 3rd at Auto Contest

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield High School’s team placed third at Friday’s 2013 Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills State Finals in Gresham. Justin Johnson and Justin Smith, accompanied by their instructor Mark Simmons, competed against nine teams in a race against the clock to identify intentionally installed “bugs” in identical Ford Focus vehicles. Vale High School won first … Continue reading »

Students Compete in Auto Competition

GRESHAM, Ore. — Two Western Oregon high school teams are competing in the 2013 Ford AAA Auto Skills Contest in Gresham. Team Springfield is Justin Smith, Justin Johnson and Coach Mark Simmons, and Team Siuslaw High is Mike Head and Timothy Jones with Coach Harry Holton. Ten teams will race against the clock to identify … Continue reading »

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