Road Rumors from Road & Travel Magazine
Reclaim the Left Lane!
That's the chant you'll hear from the Left Lane Drivers of America, a grassroots effort that begs for slower moving traffic to get to the right side of the road. In order to help slower drivers get the point, the organization is now offering windshield decals that conspicuously read: MOVE OVER and show a large arrow pointing them (nicely) in the correct direction.
Bottom line: It's a matter of safety and security. You can pick up your own decal by visiting www.leftlanedrivers.org. ($29)
Volkswagen Goes Graciously Green
Considering a shiny, new EOS? Now's the time to buy at Volkswagen, where a partnership with Carbonfund.org is allowing VW to offset one year of carbon emissions from each VW sold in the United States from now until January 2, 2008.
Watch for the new VW Jetta TDI Clean Diesel to hit markets soon. More info at the VW website.
J.D. Power Intial Quality Study: Ford Faces Off
Winning more places on J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study (IQS) thank any other automaker, Ford Motor Company landed 14 coveted spaces this past June. In fact, four of Ford's brands: Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Jaguar all scored within the IQS "Top 10" in terms of new vehicle quality.
To view a video by Ford celebrating their recent wins, click here.
A Posh Ride in Tokyo
Uber-upscale car maker Rolls-Royce has just handed over the keys to two new Phantom Extended Wheelbase cars to The Peninsula Hotel Tokyo. The two new Phantoms join The Peninsula Hotels' fleet of 16 extended wheelbase Rolls-Royce, in addition to the largest single order ever--14 Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase vehicles that were delivered to The Peninsula Hong Kong in 2006.
Book a room and convince staff that you're a VIP--and just maybe--you'll get to cruise the city in style. More info at The Peninsula Tokyo.