Jan Wagner

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  • AutoMatters & More: Orange County International Auto Show

    AutoMatters & More: Orange County International Auto Show

    The new auto show season is in full swing and the coverage begins right here, right now. The Orange County International Auto Show is held each year at the Anaheim Convention Center, just a few blocks from Disneyland. This year’s show featured new cars, concepts, exotic cars, opportunities to test...

  • AutoMatters & More: AAA Membership – For Help When You Need It Most

    AutoMatters & More: AAA Membership – For Help When You Need It Most

    One never knows when they might need roadside assistance. On this particular day I was running some shopping errands in my 2011 Mustang GT. My daily driver – a Prius Plug-in – gets much better gas mileage, but the Mustang is much more fun to drive and besides, it needs to be driven at least every...

  • AutoMatters & More: “Wagons” & “Laughter on the 23rd Floor

    AutoMatters & More: “Wagons” & “Laughter on the 23rd Floor

    “Wagons.... Weekend Warriors” at the San Diego Automotive Museum Here is a question for you: what is the origin of the term ‘station wagon?’ Give up? I could not believe that in all my years of driving that included being behind the wheel of more than a few station wagons, I never thought to find...

  • AutoMatters & More: Red Bull Global Rallycross Los Angeles – Season Finale

    AutoMatters & More: Red Bull Global Rallycross Los Angeles – Season Finale

    Another thrilling season of Red Bull Global Rallycross has come to a close. Despite the departure of perennial series regular and crowd favorite Ken Block this year, as well as the absence of Las Vegas from the event calendar, the competition was as exciting as ever. This double-header event at...

  • AutoMatters & More: “The Art of the Brick,” Maker Faire & “October Sky”

    AutoMatters & More: “The Art of the Brick,” Maker Faire & “October Sky”

    “The Art of the Brick” at the Fleet Science Center Recently the Fleet Science Center in San Diego’s Balboa Park unveiled its new name and logo –visible elements of a bold strategic plan that began to take shape in 2014. “The Fleet is transforming from a museum in the park to a county-wide organization...

  • AutoMatters & More: Thrilling 2016 MCAS Miramar Air Show

    AutoMatters & More: Thrilling 2016 MCAS Miramar Air Show

    This week we are focusing our attention on the largest military air show in the USA – the MCAS Miramar Air Show – celebrating 100 years of the Marine Corps Reserve. Much of the information you’ll be reading here is from the official event program. MCAS Miramar is the 23,000-acre home to the 3rd...

  • AutoMatters & More: Verizon IndyCar Series - One Last Look

    AutoMatters & More: Verizon IndyCar Series - One Last Look

    Usually at about this time of year we head over to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana for the season finale of the Verizon IndyCar Series. This year, however, the season finale was held up north at Sonoma Raceway. With that scheduling change in mind, we saved some IndyCar coverage – and more – from...

  • AutoMatters & More: 2016 Coronado Speed Festival

    AutoMatters & More: 2016 Coronado Speed Festival

    For 19 years a marquee event of Fleet Week in San Diego continues to be the Navy’s premiere Open House event on the West Coast: the Coronado Speed Festival. Each year the Navy welcomes visitors to “The Race at the Base” on Naval Base Coronado, Naval Air Station North Island – the “Birthplace of...

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