Color does matter when it comes to a car’s retained value. While the average car depreciated 29.8 percent over the first three years of ownership, orange and yellow color cars depreciated the least of any color – 27.4 percent and 26.2 percent less than the average car respectively, according to’s analysis of 1.6 million vehicles. These colors topped the list for the least depreciation across virtually all body styles and market segments. Gold cars depreciated the most according to the survey.

California lawmakers have passed a measure that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a level that is 40 percent below the standard set in 1990. Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign the bill. An earlier measure that would have mandated a 50 percent reduction was defeated. Opponents said earlier measures have added 12 cents a gallon to the price of gasoline in the state.

You might have second thoughts about taking your classic car on a wintertime drive between Boston and Detroit, but … the America’s Car Museum and the North American International Auto Show have announced that Boston will be the starting point of “The Drive Home II: The Heritage Run” – an 11-day, 2,150 mile winter road rally, from December 28 to January 7, concluding at the opening of the North American International Auto Show.


The Drive Home II will feature ACM’s 1957 Chevrolet Nomad, 1961 Chrysler 300G and 1966 Ford Mustang, all of which completed the first “The Drive Home” in early 2016, from the Museum’s headquarters in Tacoma, Washington to Detroit.

America’s Car Museum is an international destination for families and auto enthusiasts to celebrate their love affair with the automobile and learn how it shaped our society. Based in Tacoma, Wash., the stunning 165,000-sq.-ft. facility has been recognized as one of MSN’s 10 Best Automotive Museums worldwide.


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