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I came across a couple of interesting items on the web today. Well, interesting to me anyway. 😉

I’ll start with the most useful item. What with the economy the way it is you can expect that more people will be going to auto auctions. Car&Driver has a great blog post with six points that you should consider if you head out to an auto auction. Number five which I quote below (emphasis added by me) is a must.

How To: Buy a Car at Auction – Feature

5. BIDDING is best done where you can be seen by the auction ringmen. They watch the crowd, so make sure you’re fairly close and that they can see you and your paddle. Hanging back and joining the bidding late can sometimes work, but it can also generate another bidding surge, as somebody thinks they’re missing a bet. Set your top price and don’t go above it. Do not visit the bar; do not go with a new girlfriend or a college buddy. If you’re successful, resist the urge to turn to the TV camera with both arms extended victoriously above your head. Somebody at the IRS may recognize you.

I knew someone would eventually modify their in car dash for Apple’s iPad but frankly didn’t think it would happen so soon. Check this out with the included video from Carscoop:

Apple’s iPad Tablet find its Way into a Car [with Video]

Apple’s much-hyped iPad tablet PC was only just launched this past Saturday, April 3, yet we already have the first in-car application of the computing gadget. The people responsible for the lightning-fast installation of the iPad on a vehicle (a Toyota Tacoma, to be specific) are the guys from SoundMan Car Audio located in Santa Clarita, California.

Finally, you have to check out this new fuel efficient vehicle from BMW. Everyone on your block is going to want one!

Inexpensive new single-seat BMW roadster set to scream in the corners

Have a great day and don’t forget to stop by our garage for your automotive maintenance needs here in Pinellas County: www.WheelAlignmentShop.com