Kids and adults alike are mesmerized when a fire truck speeds past them, hauling massive equipment and brave firefighters on their way to battle a fire. While they certainly catch our attention while they’re in action, many may not know much about the interesting transformation fire trucks have undergone over the years in order to make them the life-saving vehicles we know and love today. Take a moment to learn more about the history of fire trucks, and you just may gain an even greater appreciation for all of the amazing feats they accomplish.
Fall is the perfect time to revel in the rustic charm of South Dakota by taking a scenic drive through one of the state’s many breathtaking landscapes and savoring the vibrant autumn colors. No matter what part of the state you happen to be in, beautiful fall foliage is only minutes away. Below are some of the destinations in South Dakota that are popular amongst locals and tourists alike for appreciating the charm this season has to offer.
From beating the heat on a hot, summer day to cheering on your favorite football team, there isn’t much that an ice-cold Coke doesn’t pair perfectly with. With the bubbly beverage being such a part of everyday life, it may not be surprising to find out that Coca-Cola is one of the most well-known trademarks in the world, and is even the second most understood term on the planet, after “okay”. But do you ever stop to think about the history of Coca-Cola, or how it came to be consumed across the planet? Pop the top off a frosty Coke and keep on reading to learn the story behind one of the most successful businesses of all time.
John Deere is a company that manufactures agricultural, construction, and forestry machines. John Deere was actually a blacksmith and manufacturer who founded Deere & Company back in 1837. John Deere heard concerns from farmers about how their plows weren’t working for thick prairie soil so he worked his magic to provide them with a proper plow. This is when steel plows were developed. Starting with 10 plows in 1839, by the time it was 1842, John Deere built 100.
Road trips are a great way for family and friends to bond, albeit in a confined space. What better place to bond than inside a car on your way to a grand adventure, such as visiting the Pioneer Auto Show! However, if your trip is long, the road trip can get boring. That’s where fun road trip games come into play and save the day. Here are a few road trip games for adults and kids that will surely liven up the road trip and make it go by faster.
Trying to plan a road trip requires planning not only the things you are going to go do, sights you’re going to see, and meals you’re going to enjoy, but also planning what you’re going to take with you. Whether you’re a pack rat who takes everything but the kitchen sink with you, or a minimalist who takes only the necessities with you, here are a few packing tricks to help you save time and space on any road trip you’re taking this summer.
Traveling with Fido can be a great time for you and your family, but if not done properly, it can also end in disaster. Traveling with pets is not quite the same as traveling with kids, as a lot of places won’t let you bring pets into their establishments. But if planned properly, a trip with Fido can be a great bonding experience for you and your pet. Here are a few travel hacks to help you plan a great trip with your pets.
Many different things came from the 1920s-1940s that were iconic to that time frame and were a milestone in American history. One of those items was depression glass, which was very popular during the late 1920s into the early 1940s. While depression glass may not be the most accurate term, the history of depression glass is an interesting one. Depression glass is a catch-all phrase for mass-produced, collectible glassware and tableware that was either clear or colored.
Spring has started to show its beautiful face, which means it’s almost road trip season. Road trips can be expensive, so it’s usually a family event that requires some planning and saving. But some of the best road trips are the spontaneous ones that have no planning at all. However, those still require money. So here are some tips for saving money for your upcoming road trips and for having a budget friendly road trip that is still a memorable one.
The Ford Mustang has a long standing tradition of being the muscle car of all muscle cars and has been eye candy for car lovers everywhere for years. But the Ford Mustang is much more than an attractive automobile; the Ford Mustang history is a unique and interesting one and is a story that continues to grow every day.
From the 1920s to the 1960s, neon signs were atop every major business and graced all of the Main Streets throughout America. They became a symbol of the era and were a staple of the American economy. By 1940, nearly 2,000 small businesses had neon signs displayed proudly, advertising their business. While they are not as popular these days, vintage neon signs are admired by many and those few businesses that still have them take good care to ensure they stay up to snuff. Here is a short history of neon signs and how they became popular.
Antique shops and antique malls usually hold a variety of objects, from old vintage items that could be considered trash to some and treasure to others, to items that are truly treasures hidden in the rough of seemingly trash objects. Finding what you need at an antique mall can be considered a gift to many people and a gift that we seem to have mastered. Pioneer Auto Show has collected its own array of antiques through the years that are available for you to parous, but if you want to go out and try your hand at antique mall shopping, here are a few tips to make the most of it and get your money’s worth.
Holiday travel is starting to get heavier and will continue to be busy through the rest of the year, but so are the chances for snow. Murphy’s Law predicts that it will snow on the day that you are planning on heading home for Christmas or New Year’s celebrations. So how do you combat that? Here are a few winter driving tips to help you make your holiday travel smooth and accident free and allow you to arrive at your destination safe and sound.
‘Tis the season for gift giving. Everyone has those gifts that are easy to buy for their friends, whether it’s your mom or your grandma. But there’s also that one person who no matter how many Christmas gift ideas you have, you can’t think of a single thing that they would appreciate or enjoy. Classic car lovers can always be an especially difficult person to buy for; not everybody can afford to buy a classic car that needs to be restored in a garage for someone. So here are some fun ideas of gifts for classic car lovers that your hard-to-buy-for person may appreciate.
Winter has officially come and the snow has started flying. That can only mean one thing: it’s time to winterize not only your house, but your car as well. Winter car maintenance is crucial to ensuring a long life for your car, whether its old or new, but especially old cars need specific care to make sure they’re winterized. Here are a few car care tips to ensure your car is ready for the harsh South Dakota winter ahead.
As they grow up, teaching kids becomes even more important. It’s important to teach them a wide range of skills, everything from how to walk to tying their shoes to reading and writing. Teaching kids basic car maintenance is crucial to their later success because they ultimately will one day own a car, and teaching them that they can take care of basic things themselves can save them a lot of time and money later in life. Here are a few basic car maintenance things that adults should be teaching kids.
While it may not seem that way to the untrained eye, there are a lot of differences between classic cars and others, such as vintage or antique cars. The car classifications are important and interesting to note for those as interested in classic cars as we are here at Pioneer Auto Show. So what are the differences between a vintage car, an antique car, and a classic car and what are the car classifications that make a car classic? Here are the definitions of classic, antique, and vintage cars.
Fall is one of the best times to take a motorcycle ride through not only the Black Hills, but many other parts of the country. The changing leaves add a nice touch to any ride and are always worth getting out to see. But doing for a motorcycle ride in the fall can have its own set of challenges that riders must face and be ready for. Changing temperatures and the possibility of snow or rain all present themselves to riders, so here are a few tips on how to take a very enjoyable motorcycle ride in the fall.
It’s important to practice proper safety procedures when operating any machinery, but especially large, heavy machinery, such as tractors. Pioneer Auto Show has a large variety of tractors on display, over 60 to be exact. All of the tractors are on display for viewing during business hours, but how do you properly handle one of these pieces of machinery? Here are a few safety tips to follow when operating a tractor on your own farm.