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What should I do for Father’s Day 2019 in Austin, TX?

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
A man and a child sit on a bench amidst grass and trees, posing happily for the camera. Presumably, they are father and son. Text in the upper left says, "Father's Day 2019 in Austin, Texas."

Best Father’s Day 2019 Activities and Events in Austin, TX

There’s always a lot going on in Austin. Father’s Day is no different. To help you choose among the many events, we picked out a few that seem particularly interesting to us.

If you’re looking for ideas on how to treat dad to a fun and memorable Father’s Day 2019, feel free to peruse the list below! You just might find something that suits your fancy. (more…)

What are the best Mother’s Day 2019 activities in Austin, TX?

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
A bright array of breakfast food is fronted by a small note saying, "Happy Mother's Day!"

Mother’s Day 2019 Activities in Austin TX

Like everything in the future, Mother’s Day 2019 is drawing closer with every passing moment. If you’re looking for a good way to show mom how much she means to you this year, we’ve got some suggestions. Read on to see a few of the Mother’s Day events in Austin that we’re most excited for. (more…)

How many Americans own more than one car?

Saturday, April 6th, 2019
Many cars drive both directions down a wide highway in a monochrome blue tinted image.

Depending on where you live and who you know, it might seem that most people these days own no cars, one car, or more than one car. Of course, these statistics vary based on age, socio-economic situation, and location, but some overall trends can be detected. Let’s check out the facts. (more…)

What are the different types of license plates in Texas?

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Several license plates are displayed together, with a Texas one featured prominently.

Types of Texas License Plates

Driving around Austin and the surrounding cities, you might have glimpsed a variety of different license plates. These days, the most common will be the familiar, beautifully simple faded blue background and bold text design that is the modern official plate of our Lone Star State. However, you may also see designs representing hobbies, organizations, or nature, or might come across an outdated colorful plate.

What exactly are the different types of license plates Texas vehicles can have? Texas license plates fall into three categories: General Issue, Specialty, and Souvenir. Let’s take a moment to look at each. (more…)

Craziest Concept Cars

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
A Hyundai Elevate climbs out of a snowy ditch using its powerful legs.

The Wild, Wacky Creative Underbelly of the Automotive World

Automakers must have a lot of time on their hands, because they come up with some pretty far-out ideas. But hey, that’s how progress is made- ideas that initially seem absurd find their way into common usage in unique ways.

We wanted to let you in on some of the craziest concept cars we’ve heard about over the years. Who knows, you might just find one that slipped through the production cracks and ended up in our Third Coast Auto Group inventory. (more…)