Arts & Culture
4:23 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

A Wish List of Changes for the Automotive World

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Over the past week, Lake Effect has offered some suggestions for people who are wishing for books or for games this holiday season.

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Arts & Culture
10:51 am
Tue December 16, 2014

A Milwaukee Man’s Unique Place in the Fast Car Record Books

Chris Conrad with his record-breaking 1971 MG Midget
Credit Milwaukee Midget Racing

It took a lot of work, but Milwaukeean Chris Conrad is finally in the record books. Or, at least his car is.

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Economy & Business
4:23 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Is Your Car Truly American?

Credit Emilio Labrador / Flickr

We all know the phrase “buy American.”  But in our global world the lines are increasingly fuzzy.

In the case of automobiles it’s hard to decipher what an American car actually is.  Is it a car made by an American manufacturer like Ford, GM, or Chrysler, but including parts from Europe?  What if it’s put together in Canada or Mexico?

Or what about a car assembled in the United States, but on behalf of a foreign company, like Honda, or Toyota, or Mercedes-Benz?

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5:35 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Six Tips for Common Cold Weather Car Questions

Make sure to check your tire pressure during the winter, particularly after cold snaps.

With the arctic weather we've been getting, most of us are taking extra precautions to face the cold. But should we do the same for our cars?

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Economy & Business
3:46 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Are Driverless Cars in Our Near Future?

A Google driverless car on a testing path
Credit Steve Jurvetson/Flickr

The idea of a driverless car has always been the stuff of science fiction. Even George Jetson sat in the driver’s seat of his personal flying saucer.  But it’s a technology that may well be on our doorstep.

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Arts & Culture
5:25 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Highlights for 2014 Car Models

The 2014 calendar year doesn’t begin for another two-and-a-half months, but the 2014 car model year has been underway for almost all of 2013.

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Economy & Business
1:46 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Does 'Range Anxiety' Stop You from Buying an Electric Car?

Lake Effect parental figure Al Teich, in front of his Tesla
Credit Al Teich

When Chevrolet unveiled its electric car, the Volt, in this country, its TV commercials reassured would-be buyers that the car also has a gas tank, so it can still get them home if the batteries die.

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Economy & Business
3:08 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Cars' Gadgets & Gizmos: When Not Everything Goes Vroom

Ah, the simplicity of cars in time gone by.
Credit Bill McChesney/Flickr

In a world of modern accommodations every new gadget and gizmo is made to provide convenience, through regularly it comes with added confusion and expenditures.

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Arts & Culture
6:26 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Get Street Smart about Smart Streets: The Future of Traffic

What will traffic of the future look like?
Credit Streetsmarts/Flickr

Driving a smarter car might involve driving your current car on a smarter road. 

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Economy & Business
3:34 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Driving Down the Convertible's Memory Lane

Volkswagon Beetle convertible
Credit Miguel Mendez/Wikimedia

It's been a long road for the convertible since it's hey-day.

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