Archives for January 2012

Let’s Road Trip: A Minnesota Movie Tour

famous mn films and starsIf you are a movie buff looking for a reason to take a drive in Minnesota, then you’ll want to check out Explore Minnesota’s Top 10 Minnesota Film Destinations. This list features popular movies that were filmed in Minnesota with often recognizable landmarks.

In addition to traveling to some places where movies were filmed, you can also check out Minnesota cities from where some very famous actors and actresses hail.

Jessica Biel, Ely, MN

Judy Garland, Grand Rapids, MN

Josh Hartnett, St. Paul, MN

TR Knight, Minneapolis, MN

Winona Ryder, Winona, MN

Jessica Lange, Cloquet, MN

Have you been to any of these places? What or who would you add to these lists?

What Traffic Sign is This

Do you know your traffic signs? This traffic sign may not be seen in certain areas, but signals something important coming up. What is it? (Leave your answer in the comments below)

do you know your traffic signs, what traffic sign is this

Feel like testing your knowledge further?

Play this traffic signal game.

 

Going Green in the Auto Industry

green auto industry and car storiesIs living green important to you?

Whether you are taking small steps toward a greener life, or completely immersed in the lifestyle, the word “green” means something different to everybody. Riding bike instead of driving is one green option, and others would argue so is buying an electric car.  Whatever “green” choices you make, it’s a good thing. At the TireZoo, customers’ old tires get recycled.

It wasn’t so long ago that people commonly dumped oil behind the shed and threw tires into the landfill. Times sure are changing!

2011 was a year of innovations, technology, and new ideas. The Green Car Reports published a year end story, “Top Five Green Car Stories of 2011” in case you are interested and still waiting for your Aptera 2e.

Be sure to check out our past blog posts on new uses for old tires; another way to be more green.

We wish you a very Happy New Year and look forward to serving you in 2012!