12 Songs to Make You Feel like a NASCAR Driver

12 Songs to Make You Feel like a NASCAR Drive

The Strat 200 race of the 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series is tonight! In anticipation of the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, we’re re-reading one of our favorite blog posts from last season.

We selected some racecar-driver worthy tunes to help you get into a racing state of mind, some of which are even NASCAR-driver approved. The list is rounded out with a few of Spencer Boyd‘s picks.

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“The Beast”: How presidential cars have evolved

The modern presidential car, AKA "The Beast."
Photo credit: Wikipedia

Cars are a great way to learn about our past and especially American history. You can certainly learn a lot about our presidents based on the cars they drove (or rode in).

The United States presidential state car, or the presidential limo, was more recently better known as “The Beast.” These imposing cars reflect the auto and presidential trends of their day.

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1A Auto’s Best How-to & Diagnostic Videos of 2019

In this blog post, we share our picks for 1A Auto’s best how-to & diagnostic videos of 2019.

Each year we create tons of videos to help our customers diagnose and complete their own car repairs. Some of these videos become surprisingly popular and others gain as much attention as one might expect.

Of course we know your News Year’s resolution is to do more of your own auto repairs, so here’s a list of our most popular how-to and diagnostic videos from 2019 by views to help you in the new year.

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The Cadillac Eldorado Bicentennial Edition: A true American convertible

The 1976 Bicentennial Edition of the Cadillac Eldorado is an all-white convertible with red and blue trim. The limited edition car was produced to celebrate America's 200th birthday.
The Bicentennial Edition of the
Cadillac Eldorado was created to celebrate America’s 200th birthday.
Photograph by dave_7. Distributed under a CC-BY 2.0 license.

The Cadillac Eldorado had class, luxury, and was the top-of-the-line Cadillac with a long tradition that lasted 12 car generations.

The name Eldorado is actually two separate words in Spanish combined together to translate into “the gilded one.” How appropriate, since the Cadillac Eldorado is legendary for its luxurious feel and special look.

The 1976 Cadillac Eldorado was a special year in its storied history.

It was supposed to be the last year for the Cadillac convertible, with 14,000 units sold, and marketed as the “last American convertible,” because of expected Department of Transportation regulations, and safety concerns all brought on by car-safety guru Ralph Nader.

The last 200 cars off the line of the 14,000 Eldorados produced were known as the “Bicentennial Edition.”

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Every Car Enthusiast

There are many tools, accessories, and auto-related products you can give as a gift during the holidays for anyone that loves cars. Items that you know someone would love to have but just never got around to buying, or just never thought of purchasing, that can make diagnosing car repairs or inspecting certain parts that much easier.

With a large number of parts and tools to choose from, sometimes it can be difficult to decide what to buy or know where to begin. For these holidays we created a holiday gift guide of some great ideas to get you started. All you have to do is go down the list and follow the link to some of these gifts, and that car enthusiast you know will have one more item for their car-related needs.

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New Trail Ridge tonneau covers will protect your truck bed in style

1A Auto Mechanic Andy installs a Trail Ridge tonneau cover on a truck in our R&D center.
1A Auto Mechanic Andy tests out one of the new Trail Ridge tonneau covers in our R&D center.

A tonneau cover, or truck bed cover, allows a truck owner to keep both their bed and any items stored in it secure. In anticipation of our Black Friday deal on Trail Ridge’s new tonneau covers, we’re sharing what you need to know about tonneau covers and previewing the new selection that will be available exclusively on 1aauto.com.

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