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Corvette show set for Sept. 21 on Main Street

The 38th Annual Corvette Spectacular Car Show is scheduled Sept. 21 in Los Altos.

Organized by Santa Clara Corvettes, the event will feature more than 160 new, classic and racing Corvettes lining both sides of Main Street. There will also be live music, a raffle and vendors.

Station wagon revival

courtesy of Audi
The Audi A7 TDI quattro features a powerful diesel engine with 438 pound-feet of torque, yet the car still manages nearly 30 mpg.

There was a time when large families bought station wagons to haul around the kids, run errands and take road trips. The popular body style – four doors on a front-end that looked like the sedans in the company’s lineup, only with an extended rear cargo area, hatch and tailgate – was the icon of suburbia.

Minivans and sport-utility vehicles essentially replaced these wagons – American consumers would have been hard put to find one in a showroom 10 years ago.

Auto terms you need to know for the 21st century

As I stepped into a 1971 Volkswagen Bug recently, the smell of old leather, mold and gasoline hit me hard in the face.

I have been in this business much of my life, and 26 years ago these cars were in my shop every day. They were basic yet mechanically artistic.

BMW 535d xDrive comes up short

Courtesy of BMW
The 2014 BMW 535d xDrive Sedan offers great fuel efficiency and styling, but it lacks a backup camera, blind-spot warning, parking assist and lane-departure warning.

The 2014 BMW 535d xDrive Sedan is fun to drive and fuel efficient, but it left us wanting. Here’s the rundown of our experience testing the car.

Three Feet for Safety Act takes effect next month

Q: I am going to start riding my bike to work. I know there are rules for bicyclists. Where can I get information on bicycle rules and road safety?

A: Bicycles on public roads have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists and are subject to the same rules and regulations. Information on bicycle rules and important safety tips are available online at dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffdl37.htm.

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