Archive for the ‘Stories of Interest’ Category

Is Illinois implementing a trade-in tax on used vehicles?

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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New Illinois Trade-In Tax

In the future, we may look back on the pre-2020 years as a golden age for vehicle trade-ins. The ability to do so tax free, a luxury we’ve so far taken for granted, may never be the case again. Is the state of Illinois actually implementing a trade-in tax on used vehicles? (more…)

How often does Chicago get blizzards?

Friday, October 18th, 2019
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Frequency and Severity of Major Snow Storms in Chicago

Though Chicago gets plenty of snow every year, a truly massive winter storm only comes once in a while. Many long-term residents can remember several of these incidents from their lifetime, and likely have stories about how they and their loved ones (or at least stuff they saw on the news) were affected. If you’re new to the area, you might be wondering how worried you should be about the approaching winter. About how often do blizzards hit the Chicago area? (more…)

Veterans Day Parades and Ceremonies in the Chicago Area

Friday, November 4th, 2016
chicago il 2016 veterans day parade

The freedoms we enjoy today were protected and fought for by our nation’s veterans. Veterans Day is one specific day of the year designated as a way to say thank you for their efforts and sacrifices. To honor the veterans of the Chicago area and all veterans of the United States Military, attend one of below parades or ceremonies in your community. (more…)

When is the 2016 Oktoberfest Chicago?

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Fall is in the air and that means – Oktoberfest. For some, that means the long-awaited Oktoberfest beer and for Chicago area residents that means the 2016 Oktoberfest Chicago event. By traditional standards, Oktoberfest is a 16-day long festival leading up to the first Sunday in October. In Chicago, the Oktoberfest celebration is a weekend-long event held September 23rd through the 25th, at least for the 2016 festival. (more…)

What Was The First Honda Car in the US?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

The Honda Civic has a long, rich history. 2016 marks the Civic’s 44th year in production, and its 10th major redesign. It was the first Honda car to gain widespread popularity in America, the one that truly put the brand on the map. But here’s a little-known fact – the Honda Civic wasn’t actually the first Honda car in the US. That honor belongs to the Honda N600.

Recently, one mechanic rediscovered a rare piece of automotive history: the very first Honda N600 ever driven on US soil, serial number 1000001. To celebrate this occasion, Honda is launching a new video series, “Serial One”, to document the restoration of this history-making vehicle.

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Honda Clarity Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle US Release Date

Monday, December 7th, 2015
Honda Clarity Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle US Release Date

Honda Clarity Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle US Release Date

Recently, Honda released some updated specs and information about the 2016 Honda Clarity hydrogen-powered car. Like other hydrogen cars, it’ll only be available in California at first, since the rest of the country doesn’t yet have the hydrogen fueling stations we’ll eventually need. But while we won’t be seeing the Honda Clarity arrive at Continental Honda any time soon, we still think it’s pretty cool. Here’s the latest news on what we can expect to see – well, what Californians can expect to see – when this futuristic new car arrives.

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Watch Honda’s history unfold, literally

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
Who made the Honda "Paper" video?

Who made the Honda “Paper” video?

There’s something special about stop-motion film. Whether it’s the intricacy or just the sheer creativity of it, stop-motion films tell us that anything is possible. There is no better example of the endless capabilities of stop-motion film than the the Honda “Paper” video. But who made the Honda “Paper” video? It’s motionographer PES! He’s well-known for his videos on YouTube in addition to a variety of TV commercials for many major brands, including Honda. Most recently PES and a team of illustrators and animators created the video Honda Paper. Watch the PES Honda Paper video here. (more…)

Honda to reveal 2016 Civic tonight live from LA

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
Watch the 2016 Honda Civic release live

Ready to see the brand new 2016 Honda Civic? The good news is Honda is expected to debut the production model of the 2016 Civic tonight at 8:15 p.m. Central Time from YouTube Space LA. In addition to an appearance from the 10th generation Civic sedan, the event will also feature a performance by Night Riots. Here’s how you can watch the 2016 Honda Civic release live. (more…)

Test drive for your chance to win White Sox vs. Angels tickets

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
Test drive for your chance to win White Sox vs. Angels tickets

Did you know that in addition to looking for your dream car you could also have the chance to win tickets to the August 10 White Sox vs. Angels game on U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.? Simply test drive for your chance to win White Sox vs. Angels tickets at Continental Honda! (more…)

One Direction and the Honda Civic Tour experience!

Friday, June 26th, 2015
One Direction concert tickets and Honda Civic Tour prizes

One Direction concert tickets and Honda Civic Tour prizes

The Honda Civic Tour is back and this time with the famous crew from One Direction! This incredible event got its start in 2001 as an annual summer concert and to date has showcased 68 artists! This year Honda Civic Tour presents One Direction and the band will kick off its “On the Road Again” U.S. tour dates. In addition to One Direction concert tickets and Honda Civic Tour prizes, there are a number of ways to get involved in this great event. (more…)