We pause and give thanks for all of the things we enjoy in the automotive world this Thanksgiving.
- Steven J. Ewing
- Nov 26, 2015
In which our team describes the automotive things we're most thankful for this year. Be sure to tell us your own, in the comments.
The holiday spirit is infectious, it seems, even for police officers. And, after watching this video, we're quite sure that the driver and passenger of the Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG are thankful that the Thanksgiving spirit spread long and far enough to cover a speeding ticket in exchange for a blip of the throttle.
Over the course of this Thanksgiving holiday, we'll give plenty of thanks for all good stuff that enriches our lives outside of the automotive world, but being car enthusiasts, we can't help but give special shout-outs to aspects of the auto industry that also make us oh-so-grateful. And since today is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, we've compiled a list of those automotive things we're most thankful for.
If you plan on traveling this Thanksgiving, you may want to pad your schedule with extra time. Experts at AAA Auto Club estimate that 43.6 million Americans will be driving more than 50 miles from home this holiday, the fourth straight year the number of travelers has increased.
Like the wayward turkey seen here engaging in a bit of self-inspection courtesy of the Ford Motor Company, Thanksgiving is a time of reflection. Autoblog's staff has much to be thankful for this year, including an industry whose health is improving while developing better performing, more environmentally friendly cars each year. Simply put, cars are better than ever.
We may have one less excuse not to visit the in-laws this holiday season. According to the National Motorists Association and State Farm, driving on the holidays may actually be safer than jumping behind the wheel on a normal day. The insurance agency recently took a look at the number of claims it received on seven separate major U.S. holidays – the Fourth of July, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Easter, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas – and found that on average, those days had
The industry that we know and love is facing hard times right now. Guess what? We're not going to talk about it. No, instead of spending time dwelling on the negative, which we can't really do anything about at the moment anyway, we're training our sights on the positives. There's plenty to be happy about in autodom, whether you are a fan of classic Detroit iron, forcefully-aspirated four-bangers and just about anything in between. Besides the mechanical bits that we constantly obsess over, ther
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