Showing posts from September, 2012

Fall Car Care - Tires

Fall Car Care - Tires

Fall is officially here, and whether you are still experiencing dry days and sunny afternoons, or if the cool fall chill is in the air, foul weather is just around the corner.  Fall is a conversion time.  The hot lazy days of summer is behind us, and the get back to work, back to school, back to busy is well under way. However, foul weather is just around the corner, whether it is the blustery rain soaked days of the Northwest or the harsh snow and winter of the mountains and plains.  It is just around the corner.  Fall is the time to pay attention to your vehicle.  It is far too easy to ignore things that aren't begging for our immediate attention: children, spouses, bosses.  Hey, the car started, got you to where you needed to go, no need to worry about it right now.  Yes, there is. 

Remember that foul weather just around the corner?  It will find you and if you car is not ready for it, it will find you on the side of the road, or stuck in your driveway, o…

#13 on the Dumbest Cars of All Time

As I was cruising AOL Autos for another project, I came across an article entitled "The Top 20 Dumbest Cars Of All Time".  It was a great chuckle for the start of the day, I of course knew the cars listed (new and old) and was slightly offended that the Pinto made the list.  Yes, my grandpa owned a 1975 Pinto and I LOVED that car, Orange plaid and all. 

But number 13, is the one that caught my eye.  I had never heard of it, so I thought I would do a little digging, and this is what I found out.  Thank you to all of the researchers that went before me who provided 99.98% of this information. 

Why was it rated #13 on the Dumbest Cars Of All Time:  Well according to AOL Autos Staff:

Simply naming the car after yourself is a guarantee that things will not go well. 

The Bricklin was the creation of Malcolm Bricklin and SV-1 stood for "safety vehicle 1".  The American auto world was looking at trying to compete with the asian market for the small car market.  Let'…

The Subaru XV CrossTrek is coming!

Related Gallery2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek: New York 2012 The Subaru XV Crosstrek is finally coming to United States and all the folks at Bruce Titus Automotive are excited for its arrival.  While we still don't have actual arrival dates, we are expecting them to arrive at Eastside Subaru and Tacoma Subaru in the next few weeks. Recently Mike Burgess at Tacoma Subaru went down to the pre-arrival ride and drive with Subaru, he was excited before, and now he is over the top eager.  He was amazed what they had them do in this great car.  Running through huge pits of fine sand, and amazed when they told him to stop.  Let's face it, we all know that on sand forward motion is essential.  They had him stop the car, and let it settle into the sand and take off again, and it did!  So if he wasn't impressed then (which he was) they had him rund through a deep pool of water up past the door jambs and deep enough to cover the exhaust, puttered through like the champ we know this car is goi…

Nissan & Mitsubishi Show and Meet 2012

Saturday, September 8, was the 3rd Annual Nissan & Mitsubishi Show and Meet 2012 hosted by,, and the Bruce Titus Automotive Group, Inc..  It was a huge success, and a lot of fun!  We had cars come from all over the state and from as far away as Montana.  While the show & meet required pre-registration, the registration for this event was free.  All expenses were picked up by an incredible list of sponsors and vendors.  Vendors and sponsors and were incredibly generous with their offerings for the raffle, providing  everything from T-shirts and swag packs to hundreds of dollars in Gift Certificates.  All were coveted prizes with huge value, and raffle sales were excellent.  Raffle tickets were a $1 a piece and all proceeds went to the JBLM Fisher House at Joint Base Lewis McChord.  Please visit the list of vendors at the bottom of this article, and stop by their website or Like them on Facebook.  They are deserving of your patro…

Labor Day

Labor Day - Do you know how it came to be?

As the Labor Day holiday approached, I certainly understood that it was a holiday to commemorate the "laborers", but I didn't understand its origins.  As with so many things, we just follow along with the crowd, so I decided to check into it. 

While there is some dispute over who first proposed labor day as a holiday, the thought was conceived around 1882, and Oregon was the first state to declare it a holiday in 1887.

While many states had adopted this holiday, it was not made a Federal Holiday until 1894.  The legislation was created following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of U.S. Military and US Marshals during the Pullman Strike.  The US Congress voted to approve rush legislation that made Labor Day a national holiday.

Labor Day celebrations were generally celebrated with a street parade to exhibit the strenth, spirit and unity of the trade and labor organizations, followed by festivals for workers and thei…