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Sunday – or Anyday Drives

By Eleanor Published: July 20, 2010

One of my great childhood memories is evenings spent in the family car going nowhere in particular. Sometimes it was a spring night to smell the flowers beginning to bloom or maybe the hot humid summer nights when it was cooler with the windows down in the car than in the house. They are memories of all of us just enjoying being together and the peaceful knowledge that Dad always knows where he's at. Now, I will admit that many times we ended up at one of the ice cream shops that we frequented but mostly it was just driving. We spotted lightning bugs and deer, admired sunsets and moonrises and watched for shooting stars.

 These days my husband and I use evening drives to destress after a busy day or enjoy some quality us time. Whether it's in our Vue or on our scooter, we still spot deer and lightening bugs and thoroughly enjoy sunsets, moonrises and star gazing. During the day, one of our favorite things is to pick a road and follow it until it ends. We have come across local festivals, explored historic cemeteries and discovered new favorite restaurants. But mostly we just take in the beauty that is northeast Ohio, the beauty we all too quickly speed by in our quest to get from one place to another.

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What kind of car will LeBron drive out of town?

By Steven S. Brooks Published: July 14, 2010

The debate over LeBron's decision to play for the Miami Heat has been and will continue to be discussed ad nauseum but, fear not, this will not happen on Car Chase! We are realists and, as such, need to focus on matters of real importance.

 Not unlike many young and wealthy professional athletes, LeBron James has assembled a collection of interesting cars to drive or be ferried around in. As he has proven to deliberate long and hard about important decisions, I'm sure he's already thinking about which of his fleet he will choose to whisk him away to the airport for that final time. Please vote for your choice and feel free to comment as to why you made this choice.

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Another Toyota Recall!

By Steven S. Brooks Published: July 8, 2010

After nearly seventy years of carefully building an international reputation for quality, Toyota's image was badly tarnished last year as a result of a couple of the largest recalls in automotive history. Once Toyota finally admitted the problems, they attacked them aggressively on all fronts from twenty four hour service hours at dealers to their chairman voluntarilly testifying before Congress.

These extreme measure seemed to go a long way in re-establishing confidence in Toyota quality until now. It has just been announced that Toyota will be recalling 270,000 Lexus and Crown automobiles worldwide (138,000 in the U.S.) because they have engines that can potentially stop at any time due to faulty valve springs. Imagine, you're cruising Route 8 (at the legal speed limit, of course) and your car just stops! To anyone who knows the story of how Toyota carefully crafted the Lexus brand from nothing into dominating the luxury car field, this is a huge blow. 

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