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Tire registration and legislation

Legislation should be the last resort when attempting to solve problems. Legislation is the lazy man’s way of getting things done. Legislation causes more grief in the long term than common sense does.

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If image is everything...

Twenty-five years ago, Canon U.S.A. Inc.’s famous “Image is everything” television ad debuted. The company sold a lot of Canon EOS Rebel cameras with that campaign, helped by its celebrity spokesman: long-haired, charismatic tennis player Andre Agassi.

A special edition Koenigsegg Agera was on display at the 2015 New York International Auto Show.
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Hyperactive imagination

You may have noticed the sweet looking, perhaps unfamiliar monster of a vehicle on our front cover. That is a hypercar, specifically a 2015 GTA Spano from Spania GTA Tecnomotive S.L. It features a V10 twin-turbo engine capable of 925 horsepower. And a $650,000 price tag.

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How to prevent harassment

At most, political correctness has taken over our lives. At the very least, it has taken over our livelihoods.

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Proper tire inflation

Do you remember the classic 1960’s television show “Hogan’s Heroes”? I call it a classic because it was a successful situation comedy about a German P.O.W. camp during World War II. That idea would never make if off the drawing board in today’s politically correct society.

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Ties that bind

Bruce Halle, chairman of Discount Tire, is our 2014 Tire Dealer of the Year. That alone makes him special. Only 21 other independent tire dealers can put themselves in his shoes.

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Ed Bobit: end of an era

I liked Ed Bobit because he was always trying to raise the bar of his company, Bobit Business Media Inc., and its 21 magazine titles, including Modern Tire Dealer.

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‘Made in America’

Did you know that the song “Born in the U.S.A.” is more anti-American than American in attitude? Bruce Springsteen wrote it to protest the treatment of veterans returning from the Vietnam War.

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