Comments for 'Hot Wheels' Blog http://www.hotwheelsblog.com We're talking cars, trucks, crossovers and SUVs! Mon, 06 Aug 2007 14:22:18 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.1.2 Comment on GM/Chevy Volt Appears To Be A Go! by J A Tosti http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=73#comment-1341 J A Tosti Sat, 26 May 2007 22:54:27 +0000 http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=73#comment-1341 Please help us spread the word about Left Lane Drivers of America, a grassroots effort to remove the congestion from the left lanes of our multi-lane highways and freeways. For more info, please go to www.leftlanedrivers.org P.S. You have our permission to use any of the pictures or copy on our website. Thanks! <strong>Slow Drivers - Move Over! Grassroots campaign prods slowpokes out of left lanes</strong> Enough with slow drivers in the left lane! “As traffic gets increasingly congested, it’s time for citizens to reclaim the left lane,” says J.A. Tosti, spokesman for Left Lane Drivers of America, a grassroots effort to get slower traffic to move right. “More and more these days, you find slow drivers in the left lane, causing no end of headache and frustration to those of us who have places to go and people to see. Some of these offenders are timid and tentative, some are completely oblivious to what’s going on around them, and some are self-appointed ‘hall monitors’ regulating what they alone have determined to be proper driving speeds. Whatever be the case, it’s time for us to trumpet the message, ‘If you’re not a Left Lane Driver, get out of the left lane!’” In order to actually help slower drivers move right, Left Lane Drivers of America offers copyrighted windshield decals which boldly and prominently display their unified sentiment in the offending driver’s rearview mirror. The decal, which reads “MOVE OVER” also has a large arrow showing them where to go. The words and arrow display backwards on the windshield so that they read properly when seen in the mirror (go to www.leftlanedrivers.org to see picture). According to Tosti, “Although the message minces no words, the idea here is not to be rude or pushy but to offer slow drivers a gentle prod, reminding them of the need to either pick up the pace or make room for those who choose to drive a bit faster.” In fact, slow drivers do need to move over. In many states, the left lane is supposed to be the passing lane and slower drivers can be cited for obstructing traffic. Those who stake out permanent positions for themselves in the left lane tend to provoke those wanting to drive faster, often giving them no other choice but the dangerous strategy of passing on the right in order to get ahead. Slow drivers can easily become slow moving safety hazards. Bottom Line: Moving over is a matter of courtesy. It is a matter of safety. It is a matter of doing one's part to help traffic flow smoothly. And it is the law in many states: “Stay to the right except to pass”. Left Lane Drivers of America is doing something positive to help improve traffic flow on today’s overcrowded, pressure-packed freeways. Their “Move Over” message has the potential of helping reduce instances of road rage, hazardous driving and untimely, often deadly accidents. Please help us spread the word about Left Lane Drivers of America, a grassroots effort to remove the congestion from the left lanes of our multi-lane highways and freeways.

For more info, please go to www.leftlanedrivers.org

P.S. You have our permission to use any of the pictures or copy on our website. Thanks!

Slow Drivers - Move Over!

Grassroots campaign prods slowpokes out of left lanes

Enough with slow drivers in the left lane! “As traffic gets increasingly congested, it’s time for citizens to reclaim the left lane,” says J.A. Tosti, spokesman for Left Lane Drivers of America, a grassroots effort to get slower traffic to move right. “More and more these days, you find slow drivers in the left lane, causing no end of headache and frustration to those of us who have places to go and people to see. Some of these offenders are timid and tentative, some are completely oblivious to what’s going on around them, and some are self-appointed ‘hall monitors’ regulating what they alone have determined to be proper driving speeds. Whatever be the case, it’s time for us to trumpet the message, ‘If you’re not a Left Lane Driver, get out of the left lane!’”

In order to actually help slower drivers move right, Left Lane Drivers of America offers copyrighted windshield decals which boldly and prominently display their unified sentiment in the offending driver’s rearview mirror. The decal, which reads “MOVE OVER” also has a large arrow showing them where to go. The words and arrow display backwards on the windshield so that they read properly when seen in the mirror (go to www.leftlanedrivers.org to see picture). According to Tosti, “Although the message minces no words, the idea here is not to be rude or pushy but to offer slow drivers a gentle prod, reminding them of the need to either pick up the pace or make room for those who choose to drive a bit faster.”

In fact, slow drivers do need to move over. In many states, the left lane is supposed to be the passing lane and slower drivers can be cited for obstructing traffic. Those who stake out permanent positions for themselves in the left lane tend to provoke those wanting to drive faster, often giving them no other choice but the dangerous strategy of passing on the right in order to get ahead. Slow drivers can easily become slow moving safety hazards.
Bottom Line: Moving over is a matter of courtesy. It is a matter of safety. It is a matter of doing one’s part to help traffic flow smoothly. And it is the law in many states: “Stay to the right except to pass”. Left Lane Drivers of America is doing something positive to help improve traffic flow on today’s overcrowded, pressure-packed freeways. Their “Move Over” message has the potential of helping reduce instances of road rage, hazardous driving and untimely, often deadly accidents.

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Comment on 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show — New Camaro, Bugatti Veyron, Audi S8 & Much More! by Rachel http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=49#comment-771 Rachel Fri, 27 Apr 2007 16:40:11 +0000 http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=49#comment-771 Those are awsome Cars!!! Keep em coming! Those are awsome Cars!!! Keep em coming!

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Comment on Cadillac, You’ve come a long way, Baby! by GM Guy http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=4#comment-646 GM Guy Tue, 10 Apr 2007 02:37:05 +0000 http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=4#comment-646 Don't we all wish that, Erica? Don’t we all wish that, Erica?

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Comment on Cadillac, You’ve come a long way, Baby! by ERICA http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=4#comment-645 ERICA Tue, 10 Apr 2007 02:16:28 +0000 http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=4#comment-645 I AM TRYING TO GET THIS CAR FOR MY PROM IS IT POSSIBLE? NOT PRICE WISE, I MEAN CAN I RENT IT FOR A FEW HOURS? I AM TRYING TO GET THIS CAR FOR MY PROM IS IT POSSIBLE? NOT PRICE WISE, I MEAN CAN I RENT IT FOR A FEW HOURS?

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Comment on The Summer “Solstice” - A Real Deal! by David http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=24#comment-19 David Sat, 12 Mar 2005 09:08:30 +0000 http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=24#comment-19 This car is amazing. For the past 20 years I disdained all that horrible looking Pontiac plastic cladding seen on so many of their cars. This is the complete opposite. There is something mysteriously beautiful about this one. I haven't seen such a looker by anyone in a long long time. This car is amazing. For the past 20 years I disdained all that horrible looking Pontiac plastic cladding seen on so many of their cars. This is the complete opposite. There is something mysteriously beautiful about this one. I haven’t seen such a looker by anyone in a long long time.

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Comment on 300C SRT8 by David Pfeifer http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=15#comment-18 David Pfeifer Wed, 09 Mar 2005 19:34:04 +0000 http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=15#comment-18 If you get on Chrysler's site, it says the base price is $42,095. Good luck getting it for that. The proud Chrysler dealers were going over sticker on the 300C's. My guess is the SRT8's will be closer to 50K when all is said and done. If you get on Chrysler’s site, it says the base price is $42,095. Good luck getting it for that. The proud Chrysler dealers were going over sticker on the 300C’s. My guess is the SRT8’s will be closer to 50K when all is said and done.

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Comment on Cadillac, You’ve come a long way, Baby! by David Pfeifer http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=4#comment-17 David Pfeifer Wed, 09 Mar 2005 19:23:49 +0000 http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=4#comment-17 As an owner of a CTS-V, I can say that Cadillac is indeed back in the game with the Germans in sport sedans. The CTS-V can run with the M cars and the CLK55 AMG. It's the combination of power, handling, looks and comfort in four door sedan that can flat out fly that clearly states Cadillac is back with a vengeance. The V Series has convinced me that, not only are they back in the game, they're looking at their German counterparts in the V's rear view mirror. Can't wait for Cadillac to put the LS-7 motor in the CTS-V in '07!! I'll be the first in line. Wishful thinking?? As an owner of a CTS-V, I can say that Cadillac is indeed back in the game with the Germans in sport sedans. The CTS-V can run with the M cars and the CLK55 AMG. It’s the combination of power, handling, looks and comfort in four door sedan that can flat out fly that clearly states Cadillac is back with a vengeance. The V Series has convinced me that, not only are they back in the game, they’re looking at their German counterparts in the V’s rear view mirror. Can’t wait for Cadillac to put the LS-7 motor in the CTS-V in ‘07!! I’ll be the first in line. Wishful thinking??

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Comment on What to Buy? by David Pfeifer http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=6#comment-16 David Pfeifer Wed, 09 Mar 2005 19:13:25 +0000 http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=6#comment-16 CTS-V....hands down. Comfort, performance, looks, handling....and more performance. I am a totally biased owner of one, but it's the best car I've ever owned.....period. CTS-V….hands down. Comfort, performance, looks, handling….and more performance. I am a totally biased owner of one, but it’s the best car I’ve ever owned…..period.

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Comment on The Summer “Solstice” - A Real Deal! by mike g http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=24#comment-15 mike g Sat, 05 Mar 2005 15:45:13 +0000 http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=24#comment-15 when will an automatic be available? Would like to place order NOW. when will an automatic be available? Would like to place order NOW.

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Comment on Bob Lutz’s Field of Dreams by Roy Cullen http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=22#comment-14 Roy Cullen Tue, 01 Mar 2005 17:26:13 +0000 http://www.hotwheelsblog.com/?p=22#comment-14 I just love what you have done for the industry. I just love what you have done for the industry.

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