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Study ranks Florida No. 8 for most aggressive drivers

Study ranks Florida No. 8 for most aggressive drivers

If youíve ever complained about other motorists on the road, you may have been justified. The Sunshine State ranked No. 8 on GasBuddy.comís list of states with the most aggressive drivers."Our findings indicate that states with densely populated citi...
Updated: 6 months ago
My First Car: 1931 Essex Coupe, Ron Chauncey, 72, Dunedin and North Bay, N.Y.

My First Car: 1931 Essex Coupe, Ron Chauncey, 72, Dunedin and North Bay, N.Y.

í31 Essex CoupeIn 1962 I paid $150 for a 1931 Essex Coupe with a rumble seat in Cato, N.Y. As the seventh owner it took me two years to upgrade and repair it for safe road operation. I installed a 1951 flathead Mercury engine with a 3-speed transmiss...
Updated: 6 months ago
Tampa Bay gas prices rocket 17 cents over a week

Tampa Bay gas prices rocket 17 cents over a week

Floridians are paying plenty at the pump for a combination of spring gas prices and high oil prices this week. Gas jumped 11 cents per gallon over the week in Florida, averaging $2.74 per gallon Monday, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Thatís t...
Updated a year ago
Syria conflict expected to bump up gas prices 15 cents

Syria conflict expected to bump up gas prices 15 cents

The conflict in Syria is about to hit motoristsí wallets. Prices at the pump are expected to rise sharply because of recent geopolitical activity in the Middle East. State prices were $2.63 per gallon Monday, up two cents over the week. Tampa Bay gas...
Updated a year ago
Tampa Bay gas prices jump 11 cents over the week

Tampa Bay gas prices jump 11 cents over the week

The temperature is climbing and so are prices at the pump. State gas prices jumped about 10 cents over the week to $2.64 per gallon Monday, while Tampa Bay gas averaged $2.59 per gallon, an 11-cent hike over the week, according to AAA, The Auto Club ...
Updated a year ago
GMís private museum is a treasure trove of car history

GMís private museum is a treasure trove of car history

DETROIT ó Itís virtually impossible to buy a car these days that comes with a set of shot glasses.The 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, though, included not just a set of shot glasses but also Arpege perfume, Fleetwood cigarettes and a powder compact ...
Updated a year ago
Insert coin; pick a car -- a new way to car shop arrives in Tampa

Insert coin; pick a car -- a new way to car shop arrives in Tampa

BRANDON ó Itís the biggest, most expensive vending machine around.By a lot.Online used car dealership Carvana today unveils its eight-story, coin-operated machine that dispenses shiny vehicles to ground-level glass bays for buyers to pick them up.In ...
Updated a year ago
My Favorite Car: 1973 Datsun 240Z, Boyd J. Mullholand, 79, Pinellas Park

My Favorite Car: 1973 Datsun 240Z, Boyd J. Mullholand, 79, Pinellas Park

í73 Datsun 240ZI bought my new 1973 Datsun 240Z (the first of the "Z" series) for $5,000 and was exceedingly proud to be the owner of a special new design personal sports car. It was exhilarating sliding into that little dream day after day. I was so...
Updated a year ago
State gas prices poised to jump 10 cents over coming weeks

State gas prices poised to jump 10 cents over coming weeks

Higher gas prices are just a few days away, AAA The Auto Club Group predicts. State pump prices inched up to $2.55 a gallon, a two-cent climb over the week. Gas around Tampa Bay averaged $2.48 a gallon Monday, down from $2.50 a week ago."Gasoline dem...
Updated a year ago
Tampa Bay gas prices up six cents over the week

Tampa Bay gas prices up six cents over the week

Gas prices are inching up after weeks of decline. Florida pump prices averaged $2.53 per gallon Monday, up four cents over the week. Tampa Bay gas rose to $2.50 per gallon, up six cents over the week. National prices hit $2.55 per gallon, according t...
Updated a year ago