Jan Wagner

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  • AutoMatters & More: First Responders at the San Diego Automotive Museum

    AutoMatters & More: First Responders at the San Diego Automotive Museum

    Now, but for a very short time, the “First Responders” exhibit is at the San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park with historically significant emergency vehicles spanning many decades. The museum tells us, via informational text placards and historical photographs located throughout the exhibit,...

  • AutoMatters & More: IOM R/C Sailboat Racing; Sherlock Holmes & Art in Motion at The Fleet

    AutoMatters & More: IOM R/C Sailboat Racing; Sherlock Holmes & Art in Motion at The Fleet

    “2017 San Diego Argonauts Mid-Winter Regatta” In February, under the auspices of the San Diego Argonauts Model Yacht Club, 34 competitors raced IOM (International One Metre) scale model radio-controlled (R/C) sailing yachts at the Mission Bay Model Yacht Pond. One Metre refers to the hull length....

  • AutoMatters & More: Happy Lunar New Year 2017

    AutoMatters & More: Happy Lunar New Year 2017

    In Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean cultures, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. Public celebrations in Southern California were held at Disney California Adventure and San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium. So what is the Year of the Rooster? According to www.LunarNewYearFestival.org – the website for the...

  • AutoMatters & More: Ford GT Race & Street Cars

    AutoMatters & More: Ford GT Race & Street Cars

    In 1966, Ford’s GT 40 won at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a celebrated endurance racing victory over mighty Ferrari. 50 years later a new Ford GT – campaigned by Chip Ganassi racing – returned to Le Mans in 2016 and won again (http://performance.ford.com/series/ford-gt/news/articles/2016/06/ford-wins-le-mans--.html)....

  • AutoMatters & More: 2016 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational

    AutoMatters & More: 2016 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational

    While most of us will never be able to race automobiles professionally, grassroots motorsports offer a wide variety of auto racing opportunities to everyday enthusiasts. This includes autocrossing, rallying, time trials and more – all designed to let drivers push themselves and their automobiles...

  • AutoMatters & More: Mercedes-Benz Vision Van at CES 2017

    AutoMatters & More: Mercedes-Benz Vision Van at CES 2017

    In recent years CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) has increasingly become a major show for the auto industry, as was evidenced by autonomous vehicles demonstrations occupying much of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Gold Lot this year. One especially noteworthy vehicle on display was the Mercedes-Benz...

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