Redskins Rides 2010 !

Friday, July 30, 2010

Redskins Rides 2010 is right around the corner! Eastern Motors has set the date for the third annual Redskins Rides Car Show for Sunday, August 22nd. Come out to Redskins Park to see some great classic, exotic, import, and custom cars along with some of the Redskins Players' rides. There will also be food, a DJ, and other activities that the entire family can enjoy. Expect to see Chief Zee, some of the Redskinettes, and Redskins Players! Check out for more details about the show.

Date: August 22, 2010
Time: 12pm-6pm
Place: 21300 Redskins Park Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147

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Put Wheels on Your Tax Dollars!

Monday, February 22, 2010

It's tax season; why not use your tax rebate as a downpayment on a new ride?

Until April 15th, Easterns pledges that it will MAX YOUR TAX. Don't wait for a rebate check; it's tax season and we are teaming up with Vantage Tax & Accounting Solutions to help you get into the vehicle you have been waiting for.

Easterns will not only pay for your tax preparation fees, we will put 110% of your tax refund towards a new car. Just bring in your W-2 and we have tax professionals on site to do your taxes! If you already paid someone to do your taxes, bring in the reciept and we will refund your tax preparation fees when you purchase a vehicle.

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2010 Motor Trend Car of the year.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

In 1964, Motor Trend's Car of the Year award went to the entire Ford lineup, recognizing its combination of design, engineering excellence, and performance. In 1970, we gave the nod to the Ford Torino, which could be ordered in a wide variety of configurations. Forty years ago, buyers could choose from economical, six-cylinder-powered sedans to the dragstrip-ready 429 Super Cobra Jet fastback. These legendary winners had one thing in common: bandwidth. In the 1960s and '70s, this term wasn't yet part of popular lexicon. Today, the 2010 Ford Fusion's impressive bandwidth as a model range was one of the many factors that helped it earn the 2010 Motor Trend Car of the Year award.

Want an economical midsize sedan that doesn't cost much, yet won't bore you to tears? Need to please your greener side with a high-tech hybrid? Fancy a near-sport sedan with AWD, 18-inch rolling stock, and the latest infotainment and electronics? Depending on which model you choose and how many option boxes you tick, the Fusion can be any of the above. Arthur St. Antoine calls the Fusion "a compelling sweep across one of the market's most hotly contested segments."

The original Ford Fusion came to market for the 2006 model year. The basics were there, but the car wasn't fully baked. For 2010, Ford's product teams gave the lineup a soup-to-nuts redevelopment so thorough, it's as if the first-generation car never existed. Only the passenger-shell sheetmetal and other basic architectural elements escaped being redesigned, upgraded, or replaced. Although a four-door sedan is the only body style offered, powertrain choices expand from two to four, and each is new or substantially revised. There are several trim levels offered as well: base S, upmarket SE, luxurious SEL, a separate Sport model, and a Hybrid. Early in this year's COTY program, there were quiet whispers, while heads nodded, about how the Fusion looked, felt, and drove like an entirely new machine.

Redskins Rides 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

I'm now driving Lavar Arrington's old Maserati. I know, it's kind of like vehicular sloppy seconds, but for a holdover car it'll do for the next couple months. Somewhere in the middle of the 2006 season I started working with Eastern Motors, thus getting awesome cars to drive around for free - and by working I really mean driving their car and pretty much doing nothing else. For the eighteen months I have driven a variety of cars ranging from a CL550 to a long bed Duramax 2500 and over that time I have developed a new respect for how cool cars can be.Per a conversation a couple months ago with Robert (the owner) we came to the conclusion that I needed a better or actually classier car to drive for the new season. Actually, Robert's exact words were "You've got redneck pretty much covered, lets get you something bad ass." He then continued to say "Nothing is out of you league, tell me what you want." I had to hand it to him, the redneck statement was pretty true. My garage currently houses a jacked up 2500 truck, a Hummer, an XLR Cadillac for the wife (really not redneck), and a 1967 Camaro. However, saying that nothing was out of my league was something that really intrigued me.

As soon as I arrived at my house I went crazy on the computer search for new cars. After over an hour I had come up with a faultless answer. Austin Martin is making a new four door model called the Rapide. If there were ever an amazing car this is it, but to my dismay it is a concept car and will not come out for at least a year, if ever. I then moved down the line to the Quattroporte. Masarati makes one hell of a four door car and before I knew it I was sitting in the passenger seat barreling through Ashburn at 130 holding on for dear life. A five minute test drive of this car was more than enough to convince me that the Quattroporte was by far the coolest car I've ever sat in.

I was nearly ready to put the order in for the Mas until I came across a Panamera Porsche packet. This new four door Porsche is absolutely beautiful. At this point, I was more perplexed than ever about what I should do. I spent a couple days thinking and while I loved the Maserati, I went out on a limb (way out - lol) and decided to go with a car almost no one will have. The only bummer about this choice will be waiting until October for the release of the car.

About a week later I got a call from my brother Tanner. He tells me there is a black Mas sitting at the Eastern motors dealership in Leesburg and he doesn't want to get my hopes up, but what possible reason could that car be there for? Less than an hour later I'm surprised with another call, this one from Robert telling me that he decided I could test out the Maserati for the next couple months while I wait for the Porsche. I laughed as he continued to tell me he was sorry Lavar's rims were still on the car and would get them changed. I told him no big deal, I don't know shit about car rims, but the Giavanna rims would suffice. He then had to explain "Brothers don't like to drive other brother's cars." And I'm wondering what the big deal is before he continues to explain "you don't wanna get shot for somewhere you've never been." Right now it couldn't get any better as far as automobiles go, as long as Lavar just chilled out. Robert's right, I don't really want to get shot.

Finally, I am completely aware how vain this post is. All I can say is that it's real life right now and it's F'ing awesome. I'll live it while I can. Also, thank you Eastern Motors - this has been so much fun for me, I can't thank you enough. You can see my new ride at Redskins Rides presented by Easterns on August 23 at Redskins park.


Redskins Rides

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

We are preparing for the second annual Redskins Rides Car Show. This event not only features classic and exotic cars- Redskins players bring out their rides so that fans and car enthusiasts alike can come together for a fun family event that benefits charity!

Last year, over 3,000 people attended Redskins Rides at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia. This year, the turnout is expected to be even higher. Competition categories include Best Classic and Best Custom for all exhibitors, and Top Redskins Ride for the players.

Fans can get their Redskins gear autographed by the players while enjoying food and live music. Event sponsors will set up booths to showcase their products and services. Check out the 2008 Redskins Rides video below to get a feeling of what to expect this year!

Last year some of the Redskins that attended included: Antwaan Randle El, Chris Cooley, Mike Sellers, Fred Smoot, Cornelius Griffin, Chris Samuels, Devan Thomas, Malcolm Kelly, and Kedric Goldston. Jason Campbell, Colt Brennan, Larry Michael, The Hogettes, Chief Zee, and some of the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders also made appearances.

If you are interested in participating in Redskins Rides this August please send us a reply on one of the tabs above. If you are a restaurant or business, check out the Sponsors tab. If you want to enter your car into the competition, check out the Enter Your Car tab.

Redskins Rides ‘08 was a huge success, we can’t wait to see how this year turns out!!!


Show Location— 21300 Redskins Park Dr., Ashburn, VA 20147

Time– 12pm-6pm

Just one of Those Days Fan Response

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Since writing about my experience of locking myself out of my car I have received wonderful slew of responses from readers with similar stories. Here is what they have shared.
"One of my friends locked his keys in his BMW, broke the back passenger window to get in and find out the keys were in his house the whole time."

"i used to lock the keys in my car so much that I "fixed" one of the windows so I could get in any time I wanted."

"it was 30 degrees outside. got in the car and started it, got out to scrape ice off the windshield, went to get back in the doors locked with car running....just great."

"Locked my keys in my truck while it was running....had to wait in the parking lot for 3hrs while someone brought my spare set.......Oh did I mention it was about 40 degrees and had no jacket?? good times

"Locked keys in the truck at 10pm while it was still running when we were about to get on the road to go out of town... had to wait 2 hours for a locksmith!!! Thank God I hadn't put the dogs in the truck yet!!!! LOL"

"Not only did I lock my keys in my car..I locked my precious niece in there too! And wouldn't ya know I did the same thing when I had my bouncing baby girl two years later! Thank God for PGPD..they don't just bust a cap in people..they rescue kids! :)"

"I locked my keys in my car at a gas station by one of my buddies work in high school. I had gone to visit him but told my parents i was going to be somewhere else. I had to borrow his truck to go to my parents house and get my spare key. needless to say i got caught in my lie and in trouble"

"my story is kinda boring, but this always happened in the mornings during the winter. when someone would go outside to heat their car up and then press the lock key out of routine, get out and shut the doors. thankfully after the first time it happened, my parents got spare keys for the cars so after that it didn't matter. but it happened every winter. always."

"locked my keys in my car while it was running during an ice storm underneath a power line that was going to fall at any minute. had to break in through my truck and rip through the back seat of my car to get in."
At least I am not alone...and, after reading these, I must say that all cars should have a keypad on the driver's side door. Read more...

One of Those Days

Monday, June 8, 2009

Have you ever had one of those days where everything seems to go wrong? Yesterday, it happened to me. I woke up bright and early thinking it would be nice to start the day with a little work out. But after looking at my clock I realized that I had slept about 45 minutes longer than I had planned. After rushing to get dressed, I hurried and made breakfast and headed over to pick up some dry cleaning. Since it was 7 am and I was in a hurry, I neglected to turn off the engine. After paying I was out the door. I had a big day ahead of me. But when I got to the door, it was locked!"Great." I thought. "Now I have to go back into the dry cleaners and tell the lady working that I am mentally handicapped." When I did however, the woman working didn't seem concerned at all. She immediately ran to the back of the store and when she returned she had a tool box and hanger in hand. Before I knew it she was out the door and standing by my car with her tools. What is this freaking Lady MacGyver?

"I really appreciate it, but isn't there a shopping center security guard or something?" I asked.

"No, we can get in. I have done it before."

Within seconds she had a rag and a flat head screw driver and she began to pry back the door. Before I knew it the hanger was inches away from automatic lock. Then, "Click" we were in. I cordially thanked her and left. As I was driving away I wondered how the hell the lady knew exactly how to break into cars. What does she do when she leaves that cleaners?? Then I said aloud, "Who gives a crap, at least I'm headed home." Read more...