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A Sports Car Bargain: 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS at $75K

A Sports Car Bargain: 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS at $75K

The new Porsche Cayman looks awesome.  It is the first time I have looked at the Cayman and thought this is a beautiful car.  The side engine intakes extend through the doors, and truly look like they belong.  In previous models, they were holes behind the doors and looked a […]

by April 6, 2014 Comments are Disabled Car Shopping
Inaugural Cars For Charity Gala

Inaugural Cars For Charity Gala

The Capital City Car Club Donor Car is ready for its new home and we encourage you to join us on Saturday night, April 5, 2014 as we celebrate this event at the Illinois Executive Mansion in downtown Springfield.  Thanks to all the members that have contributed and helped to […]

by March 16, 2014 Comments are Disabled Charity, Events and Meets
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How-To Clinic: Body Damage Repair

To our dismay, minor automotive body damage occurs all the time. Many of us have been a victim or have witnessed parking lot door dings and bumper scrapes.  Sometimes the damage is so minor that it may be worth repairing it ourselves, or with the assistance of your friends here […]

by March 7, 2014 Comments are Disabled Auto Body, Car Tips
How Different is a Track Car?

How Different is a Track Car?

You need all the same basic stuff: brakes, steering, tires, power.  The difference is that you need them in very different amounts.  The ingredients are the same, but the recipe is very, very unique in a track biased car.  A Rue uses milk.  So does Ice Cream, but they could […]

by February 15, 2014 Comments are Disabled Driving, Track Car
How-To Clinic: Brakes

How-To Clinic: Brakes

Springfield – The Capital City Car Club has conducted its monthly Maintenance Clinic, offered to both members and the public.  The subject of this month’s clinic was Brakes.  Brake system inspection and maintenance should never be overlooked or postponed since they are one of the most important systems in your […]

by February 4, 2014 Comments are Disabled Car Clinic
Oil Change Considerations

Oil Change Considerations

The majority of car owners seldom read their owner’s manuals.  They do not know the oil change interval recommended for their specific make and model or the type of oil their car requires.  As a result, they follow the advice of the service technician when it comes to the type […]

by January 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled Car Tips
Gen Y Auto Buyers – Cars are too expensive. Really?

Gen Y Auto Buyers – Cars are too expensive. Really?

Long respected and recognized consulting firm Deloitte has studied Gen Y (“Millenial”) consumers since 2009.  Who are we referring to when we say Gen Y?  Good question, because I’m not sure what group I’m in anymore…I just know I’m allegedly strong, super intelligent, and when I run out of radio […]

by January 21, 2014 Comments are Disabled Car Shopping
Ten Reasons Why Winter MPGs Stink!

Ten Reasons Why Winter MPGs Stink!

There really is a big difference between winter MPG and summer – as much as 30-50%. The good news is that there are very real reasons why. The bad news is that we cannot affect most of them. Yet another reason why summer rules and winter drools (well really Spring […]

by January 9, 2014 Comments are Disabled Driving
New Illinois Driving Laws for 2014

New Illinois Driving Laws for 2014

Speeding Illinois has passed a new law to increase the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph on rural four-lane highways. But the new law also includes an additional safety provision that lowers the limit by 5 mph at which drivers may be charged with excessive speeding. Currently, the threshold […]

by January 1, 2014 Comments are Disabled Driving, Driving in Illinois, Laws
Daytime Running Lights – Are we safer?

Daytime Running Lights – Are we safer?

Can Daytime Running Lights be both good and bad for our safety?  Daytime running lights (DRLs) are headlights that are lit whenever a vehicle is running.  Originally designed and mandated in several European countries and Canada in the early 1990 as a low-cost method to reduce crashes, they are especially […]

by December 25, 2013 Comments are Disabled Car Tips