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Agency authorized to create countywide collision data system

RIVERSIDE – The Board of Supervisors today authorized the Riverside County Department of Transportation to implement a countywide collision data collection system, accessible to area cities, to make roads throughout…

California Subarus not part of recall – 660,000 affected by possible rusting of brake lines

California Subarus not part of recall – 660,000 affected by possible rusting of brake lines

Subaru recently announced a voluntary recall of 660,000 vehicles for brake lines that may rust and leak fluid. The recall includes vehicles sold or registered in twenty-one states and Washington,…

‘Wide-ranging’ credit card data breach may have hit California DMV

‘Wide-ranging’ credit card data breach may have hit California DMV

A “wide-ranging credit card data breach” may have hit the state Department of Motor Vehicles, according to a low-key alert sent by Mastercard to financial institutions this week, it was…

Check out these wheels: 2013 Kia Optima SXL

Check out these wheels: 2013 Kia Optima SXL

This column communicates my personal impressions of new automobiles in the real world: an average local guy with a family driving the latest models in our local area doing real-world…

Urquhart wins Street Stocks main in Barona Speedway season finale

Urquhart wins Street Stocks main in Barona Speedway season finale

The Barona Speedway season came to an end November 10, and that night Brad Urquhart won the Street Stocks main event. “That was pretty cool,” Urquhart said. The race was…

New Kia Dealership Comes to Temecula; DCH Auto Group adds Kia line

New Kia Dealership Comes to Temecula; DCH Auto Group adds Kia line

TEMECULA – Dozens of shiny new cars and SUV’s filled the front lot and the showroom as visiting executives, local dignitaries and business people milled about for the opening of…

Barr in finals of Street Legal drag race showdown

Barr in finals of Street Legal drag race showdown

John Barr worked in the automotive industry until his retirement five years ago, so he is aware that reaction times are slower for older drivers. The 65-year-old Barr thus isn’t…

Brad Urquhart makes racing debut

Brad Urquhart makes racing debut

Brad Urquhart made his auto racing debut April 24 at Barona Speedway. Urquhart competed in the Factory Stocks class at Barona and was in fifth place before his 1970 Chevy…

Fallbrook Vintage Car Show an annual treat – 2010 event will be held Sunday, May 30

Fallbrook Vintage Car Show an annual treat – 2010 event will be held Sunday, May 30

FALLBROOK – For the last 44 consecutive years, the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club has held a car show that has grown in popularity with each passing year. In 1961, the…

The Italians think Jeanne and Joe Cusimano are crazy American drivers

The Italians think Jeanne and Joe Cusimano are crazy American drivers

That Jeanne and Joe Cusimano met was serendipitous. They both happened to be at the same credit union office. Both were seeking car loans. While seated in the waiting area,…

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