Jan Wagner

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AutoMatters & More

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  • AutoMatters & More: Boat Racing on San Diego’s Mission Bay

    AutoMatters & More: Boat Racing on San Diego’s Mission Bay

    As 2016 draws to a close and much of the northern hemisphere is in the icy cold grip of winter, let’s turn our thoughts back to warmer weather and the boat racing of San Diego Bayfair. San Diego Bayfair was the brainchild of Unlimited Hydroplane racer Bill Muncey, and made possible thanks to the...

  • AutoMatters & More: 'Rogue One: A STAR WARS Story'

    AutoMatters & More: 'Rogue One: A STAR WARS Story'

    All too rarely does a new film come along that is clearly destined to become a classic: a cinematic masterpiece that will withstand the test of time; an enduring film so well crafted that you will watch it again and again, each time to more fully explore its nuances and better appreciate its complex,...

  • AutoMatters & More: 'December Nights' Holiday Celebration – San Diego Style

    AutoMatters & More: 'December Nights' Holiday Celebration – San Diego Style

    Each year the two-day "December Nights" holiday celebration transforms San Diego’s Balboa Park into something truly magical. It is billed as the nation’s premier holiday festival, the largest free festival in San Diego. In size and scope it is as if the San Diego County Fair merges with an amazing...

  • AutoMatters & More: The SEMA Show Turns 50

    AutoMatters & More: The SEMA Show Turns 50

    SEMA – the Specialty Equipment Market Association – is a trade association representing the $39.2 billion, worldwide automotive aftermarket industry. It offers its members research, training, education, manufacturing support services, legislative advocacy, group-buying discounts, networking events...

  • AutoMatters & More: Los Angeles Auto Show 2016

    AutoMatters & More: Los Angeles Auto Show 2016

    When the LA Auto Show tried to compete head-to-head for show dates with Detroit, Los Angeles kept coming up a little short. Now, with its emphasis on ‘green’ automobiles and an earlier show date, the LA Auto Show has truly come of age. Press Days began with an intense immersion into what they call...

  • AutoMatters & More: Lifehammer Evolution & “Extreme Weather”

    AutoMatters & More: Lifehammer Evolution & “Extreme Weather”

    Lifehammer Evolution The folks at Lifehammer are from The Netherlands. Their ancestors forever popularized wooden shoes (the original ‘safety shoes’). As I learned at this year’s AAPEX automotive trade show in Las Vegas (held in conjunction with the SEMA Show), their present day descendants are...

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