2017 Ram 2500

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer With the truck market in the biggest boom ever we’re seeing the selection of trucks expanding dramatically. In the next few years you’ll even see trucks being built by new-to-the-truck-market brands, like Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, and others – everyone will have a truck. The makeup of trucks has advanced so far…

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NWAPA Mudfest 2016 – Part 2

  By Bill & Barbara Schaffer Shelton, Wash. – In NWAPA Mudfest 2016 — Part 1 we reviewed the Outdoor Activity Vehicles from the Compact Utility, Premium Compact Utility and Family categories. In Part 2 we feature the Premium, Extreme Capability and Pickup categories. This year’s program was held at the Ridge Motorsports Park in…

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2015 Ram Promaster City Wagon Test Drive Review

“2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon” A new small, versatile van lineup for Ram’s Commercial Stable Austin, TX – Ram’s latest addition to their commercial (or not) is the Ram ProMaster City, which will be available in four basic forms: two Cargo vans – the Tradesman and Tradesman SLT; and two passenger vans or Wagons –…

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2015 Ram ProMaster City Van Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer For several years Barbara occasionally helped a friend at her flower shop in Watsonville, California doing flower arranging and occasional deliveries. The big annual floral events of Mother’s Day and Valentines’s Day, required an army of friends and employees to design and deliver all the arrangements, plants and bouquets. And…

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FCA Winter Drive Exercise Program

“FCA Winter Drive” A Cold Winter’s Drive – All-Wheel and 4×4 vehicles put to the frozen test   Formerly the Chrysler Group LLC, FCA US LLC is the new organization that comprises Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the newly renamed alliance recently staged a demonstration of their various iterations of 4WD and AWD vehicles that come…

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2015 Chicago Auto Show Notes – Part 1

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Chicago – The highlight of the winter auto show season is the annual Chicago Auto Show each February. Sure, the temperature outside might be in the single digits and the “Windy City” is living up to its name, but inside the McCormick Place is a warm and wonderful arena for…

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2014 Ram Trucks Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer On recent trip to visit Bill’s family in Montana, we discovered that most of them had become Ram Truck owners. Because we only get to Montana about once a year, we don’t know exactly when this change occurred, but we remember Fords and a GMC in the mix before. Now…

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