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Tesla: Big Dreams, Cars in Space, and the Future of Automotive Excellence

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In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about easy ways to conserve natural resources, with many hopping on the bandwagon of making changes in their life to be more energy-efficient. In the last 20 years or so, car producers have also joined in on the quest to be more sustainable by making huge strides in the development of electric cars, allowing them to be more attainable by the public. Read on to learn more about this growing trend, which doesn’t look to be disappearing anytime soon.

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Springtime Classic Car Maintenance

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The arrival of spring means many things to many people. For some, it means green grass, flowers in bloom, and the rebirth of leaves on the trees. For others, it means tan lines and lake days are just around the corner. But for some of us, it means one thing; it’s time to get that classic out of the garage! Yessir, she has sat there, idle for months, giving us those doe-like eyes with her headlights that practically plead for us to just give her key a turn, and perhaps a gentle step upon the throttle pedal. She has been so lonely out there, freezing her bumper off, with not so much as a refuel, or soft cloth ran along her fenders. But now, it’s time to rekindle your relationship, and give her all the love and attention she deserves!

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Car Auction News: Sale of the Century

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$70 million…

Say it with me now. Seventy. Million. Dollars.

That was the price paid in June 2018 for a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO, the most expensive car sold at auction to date. According to Marcel Massini, one of the world’s top collectible Ferrari experts, it was sold in a private sale by German racecar driver Christian Glaesel to businessman and car aficionado David MacNeil, founder of WeatherTech. 

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The History of Radio

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Today, radio is often regarded as an older technology that has been surpassed by inventions such as televisions, cell phones and the internet, but radio is the forefather in the widespread communication of news, programming and music, and is still a vital component in our society. Learning the history of the radio is a great peek back into history to see how the world connected before the modern age. Take some time out of your day, tune to your favorite FM, AM or satellite radio station, kick up your feet and read all about the evolution of the radio!

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Car Enthusiasts

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For some, the thought of Christmas immediately brings to mind the dreaded task of holiday shopping: wracking your brain trying to figure out the perfect gift for each person, fighting the crowds at the store, and wrestling over the last must-have toy on display. While we can’t ward off the masses at the mall or ensure you’re able to snag the highly sought-after gadget of the season, we here at Pioneer Auto Show can help you with some ideas for Christmas gifts for the classic enthusiasts in your life. And even better – many of the following are items you can purchase online or right here at the Pioneer Auto Show, eliminating the need for a frantic trip through busy stores. Read on for some inspiration, then go cross some names off of your holiday shopping list!

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Getting your Car Ready for Winter

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Here in South Dakota, the arrival of winter can often be a very unpredictable event. Some years, shorts and flip flops can be worn well into November, while others require digging out the snow blower in early October. However, one thing is for sure – in order to smoothly transition from one erratic South Dakota season to the next, being prepared is a necessity, and one very important, and often overlooked, item that requires some prep before winter is your car. Here at Pioneer Auto Show, we’ve learned a thing or two about proper fall car maintenance, and are here to let you in on some tips to help you get from point A to point B, no matter what Old Man Winter throws at you.

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5 Ways Life Was Different at the Turn of the 20th Century

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While it may be hard to imagine everyday life without items such as cell phones, computers, televisions and mp3 players, those living in the early 1900’s not only survived without those modern conveniences, but were also accustomed to life without things we now consider necessities, such as refrigerators, cars and grocery stores on every corner. Continue reading to learn more about some of the key differences between early American life and our experiences today, and what a typical day looked like for those living at the turn of the 20th century.  

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How to Vacation on a Budget in South Dakota

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In addition to the Pioneer Auto Show, there are many fun, interesting destinations located close to I-90 throughout South Dakota. Best of all, many attractions offer very affordable, or even free, admission prices, making them must-stops for families traveling on a budget. We’ve outlined some of those points of interest so you can easily plan your trek through the Mount Rushmore state, all while keeping more money in your wallet for when you arrive back home.

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Lunchboxes through the Ages

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With the start of the school year right around the corner, we are bombarded with “Back to School” commercials reminding us to hurry up and stock up on the necessities before the highly anticipated first day of classes. Although it is pretty uneventful to shop for most of the items that make it to school supply lists, there is one that has allowed us to showcase our creativity and share our interests for almost 70 years – the lunchbox. Before you head out to brave the shopping masses, read a little more about the interesting history behind these important contraptions, and how they have become a staple in our day to day life.

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The History of Motorcycles

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What better way to spend a beautiful, sunny summer afternoon than by enjoying the fresh air and beautiful scenery of South Dakota mounted atop a roaring motorcycle?  As the home of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and miles upon miles of stunning scenic roads that are popular among visiting and local motorists alike, the state is a premier destination for those that love to ride, or are simply fascinated by, the two-wheeled mechanisms. We’ve compiled the interesting history behind the development of the present day motorcycle so you can impress your friends and family with your knowledge on this famed regional pastime.

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