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 »

Millions of Cars Recalled

(CNN) — Japanese auto makers Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Mazda, are recalling about 3.4 million cars around the world because of airbag defects that could potentially injure passengers. The faulty airbags are found mostly in 2001, 2002 and 2003 models. It can pose a threat if the passenger airbag deploys with too much pressure, causing … Continue reading »

Roadster Show Rolls into Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — The eighth annual Eugene Roadster Show is rolling into the Lane Events Center. Crews started setting up early Friday morning. While most of the folks there are at least old enough to drive, there were some a few years short, hoping to encourage everyone to come out. “What’s fun about and exciting … Continue reading »

GM, AT&T Team Up to Make Cars Wi-Fi Hots

(CNN) — Forget the coffee shop, your car could be your next favorite Wi-Fi hot spot. General Motors and AT&T are teaming up to add 4G wireless service to several vehicles in the U.S. and Canada. Starting next year, the system will be available on 2015 model Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac cars and trucks. … Continue reading »

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