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Racing She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 01.20.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

When Bertha Benz went on the first long-distance automobile trip in 1888 (with her sons), the wife of Carl Benz (the Benz of Mercedes Benz) demonstrated that automobile travel was practical. Wide-scale adoption of automobiles followed her daring adventure (which she undertook without informing her husband).

The Sad Ironies in Paul Walker's Life and Death

Steve Parker | Posted 02.01.2014 | Celebrity
Steve Parker

The first, obvious and most powerful ironic comparison, especially to those of us in southern California's car culture, is to James Dean.

Carroll Shelby Dies at 89

Steve Parker | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Steve Parker

Carroll Shelby, who directed the effort in which Ford beat Ferrari at LeMans in 1965 and shocked the automotive world has died at 89. Shelby was one of the world's longest-living heart transplant patients and there's a transplant foundation for kids in hs name.

Street Racing Kills -- Help Me Stop It

Steve Parker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Parker

San Diego counts so many bodies and seriously injured people from street racing they say it is at "epidemic" levels and is a public health problem.