Special occasions number one reason for washing cars

People consider their cars an extension of themselves, so it’s no wonder that when it comes to special occasions, a trip to the carwash is almost always a precursor to celebratory festivities. It’s not just investing in a car; for many it’s investing in the one you love. According to an International Carwash Association (ICA) […]

Nissan previews 2008 Titan, Pathfinder, Armada

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) recently previewed the new 2008 Nissan Titan full-size pickup, Pathfinder mid-size SUV and Armada full-size SUVs at a press conference at the Nissan Technical Center North America, Farmington Hills, MI, prior to their public debut at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show February 9-18 at McCormick Place, Chicago. The three new […]

Subaru World Rally team heads to snow-bound forest roads of Sweden

The Subaru World Rally completed its objective of finishing in the points on Rally Norway. Following the fourth and sixth-place finishes achieved by Chris Atkinson/Glenn Macneall and Petter Solberg/Phil Mills respectively on Rallye Monte Carlo last month, the team wanted to focus its efforts on consistent, reliable performances on the back-to-back events in Sweden and […]

Temecula Valley Elks form Topless and Classics Club

Members of the Temecula Valley Elks recently formed a group, the Topless and Classics Club, for those individuals with classic cars and convertibles. They held their first outing at Menifee Lakes Country Club for brunch on Sunday. Their motto is “Temecula Elks: Having Fun Doing Good.” The Temecula Valley Elks support various youth groups in […]

Race That Helped Put Lake Elsinore on the Map is Adjusted for Residents

Lake Elsinore city officials, the race promoter, and downtown area neighbors reached a preliminary agreement for a new route for the city’s historic motocross race, the Lake Elsinore GFI Grand Prix. The changed leg of the route would bypass Prospect Street, keep racers off main residential streets, and confine the course primarily to the dirt […]

Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac to host National Child Passenger Safety Event

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, highway crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for children annually. In addition, more than 40 percent of children under the age of 8 who die or suffer incapacitating injuries in fatal car crashes are unrestrained. In observance of National Child Passenger Safety […]

Newsman Naiman places third in VIP Demolition Derby

It was Valley News Correspondant Joe Naiman’s first-ever demolition derby, but he was prepared. He brought a crash helmet (borrowed from race driver Dan Sauto of Kearny Mesa), gloves, heavy boots and a towel to wrap around his neck. He even came prepared with his own nickname, which is a must for demolition derby drivers. […]

Two perish in I-15 accident

FALLBROOK — Two men perished as a result of an accident that occurred July 25 on Interstate 15 south of Mission Road in the Fallbrook area. Daniel Luis Valle, 24, of Perris and Rogelio Carillo Jr., 18, of Wildomar succumbed to blunt force trauma injuries following the incident. Neither was wearing a seatbelt. Valle passed […]

Zember, Clarizio fifth at Lucerne Valley

Cory Clarizio and Jeff Zember returned to off-road racing June 25, and the two 1998 Fallbrook High School graduates placed fifth in their class at the Mojave Desert Racing Association competition in Lucerne Valley. The Toyota pick-up truck needed one repair on the course as well as pit maintenance following each lap, but it completed […]

Grandpa’s Truck

If trucks were human, you’d say this was a near-death experience that was saved by love. In fact, there’s a lot of love Mike Johnson has poured into his grandfather’s 1941 Dodge Half-Ton truck, which today is again just like new. It didn’t just happen. Mike grew up idolizing his grandpa, spending every possible moment […]