Epic Car Quotes to Inspire

Inspirational quotes or encouraging sayings help us focus on a positive life even when circumstances can be difficult. We all need encouragement at times, and we know of great quotes that include cars! CarLife, located in Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale and Glendale, is passionate about all types of vehicles, and believes in providing the best affordable automotive repair services to fit your needs.

Car Quotes

Life is an adventure, and everyone has their own path. A few things to help you along the way:

*A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up. -Florence Griffith Joyner
*I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself. -Ferdinand Porsche
*It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. -E. L. Doctorow
*Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance. -Brian Tracy
*My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mother’s voice and smile. -Jennifer Garner
*When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars, people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked. –Elon Musk
*We at BMW do not build cars as consumer objects, just to drive from A to B. We build mobile works of art. -Chris Bangle
*Most people are defined by their titles, their cars, their house, where they came from, their color, their race, their religion. And so it’s up to you to take control of your own life and define you. As long as you understand who you are and you have a solid foundation of understanding what your talents are, what your skills are. -Stedman Graham
*When you get into your car, shut the door and be there for just half a minute. Breathe, feel the energy inside your body, look around at the sky, the trees. The mind might tell you, ‘I don’t have time.’ But that’s the mind talking to you. Even the busiest person has time for 30 seconds of space. -Eckhart Tolle

Inspiration and encouragement can come in many different forms. Cars in themselves can inspire you to tap into your artistic side, to view a new perspective on situations, to embrace the character that history creates, or extrapolate new ways to improve the technology for vehicles. Whatever the reason, find what motivates you, gets you excited for life, and pursue it.

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Auto Events in the Valley

Want a way to enjoy your passion without having to deal with auto repairs? What about a place to see the beauty of different vehicles, get tips for your own needs and have some fun with the family? Carlife (serving Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Peoria, and Glendale) is more than auto services and is here to be your fun guide for the summer. There are various car shows you can check out this Summer throughout the valley if you’re brave enough to combat the heat.

Car Shows

Whether you want to participate in car shows by showing off your gem of a car, or you want to come to ogle what is out there, we have the best spots for you!

5 & Diner Car Hop for live music and great cars
When: Every 1st Friday starting in June
Where: 5220 N 16th St. Phoenix, AZ
What Time: 6pm
Cost: Free to attend, drivers get 50% off their entree

-Hillbank Grand Opening Car Show

When: June 3rd
Where: 2180 W University Dr. Tempe, AZ
What Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Cost: Free
All classics, hot rods, street rods, muscle cars and exotics are invited to attend. There will be prizes, trophies, lunch and door prizes involved!

-Rock & Roll Car Show
When: Every Saturday
Where: Scottsdale Pavilions, 9140 E Indian Bend, Scottsdale, AZ
What Time: 4:30pm-10:00pm
Cost: Free
Whether you’re coming to look at the cars and bikes, or to get tips, this is a family, friendly event with shopping and food all around.

-Holbrook Route 66 Festival & Gunslinger Car Show

When: June 10th
Where: Downtown Holbrook, AZ
What Time: 8:00am-7:00pm
Cost: Free
This is a family friendly event where classic cars from across the nation come.There is live entertainment and food vendors along the historic route 66.

Whether you are wanting to participate with your car, or just go to the events to let your eyes feast on vehicular beauty, go to enjoy! Carlife looks forward to hearing about your adventures!

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (6/02/2017) Berry Lewis (Flickr)

Real Car Stunts in Film

Explosions, mass destruction, and more explosions are some of the many compelling, larger-than-life cinematography done in movies that really bring in a “wow” factor. With the quality of special effects these days, it can be difficult to discern what is real and what is computer generated. Did that car really jump over that helicopter? Was Alderaan really blown up by the Death Star? Did Tom Cruise really hang on the side of that airplane? By the way, he actually did… In the movie-stunt world, car stunts have been around for long enough to have their own legacy within the silver screen. And with CGI messing with everyone’s judgement these days, we thought it would be fun to point out car stunts that actually happened.

Fair warning: the video clips in this article contain foul language


The Car with the Golden Jump


The James Bond franchise has tons of stunts in it, as we all know. However, one film in particular has one of the best car stunts in the franchise albeit that it’s in what is commonly regarded as one of the worst movies of the franchise. In “The Man with the Golden Gun,” Bond sees that he can get across a river by jumping his car off of a broken bridge and landing on the other end of the bridge. Something everyone has had to do at one time or another. Due to the the bridge being broken, and both ends twisted, his car is spun in a corkscrew effect as he launches off. Of course, Bond pulls it off in style, landing smoothly on the other side. An impressive feat in itself, according to IndieWire.com (IW), the stuntman landed it first try.


Furious Vaulting


You can’t make an article about car stunts and not include one of the most famous (if not the most famous) car-movie franchises of all time. While a lot of the high-flying, fast-paced action may come across as too unbelievable for some audiences, you might be surprised about what the films actually do pull off. In this clip below, drivers are actually towing a vault behind them destroying nearly 200 vehicles, according to IW. That’s a lot of cars to fix for an auto repair Mesa AZ!


The Car Chase Blues


Wait, a comedy movie has a real worthwhile automobile stunt? Well yes, it does. “The Blues Brothers” contains more than one sequence of car action but at around the 2:15 mark in this video is a car pile of car piles that you might not expect to come from a Saturday Night Live spin-off.


Helicopters Die Hard


“Live Free or Die Hard” contains a vehicle collision that even people who aren’t diehard Die Hard fans (just let that sink in for a moment) can enjoy. According to IW, while some elements of these scenes are embellished, such as the guy jumping out of the helicopter, they did actually launch a car into a helicopter. Pretty cool!


We have nothing against CGI here at your Carlife auto repair Mesa AZ, but there will always be something special about automobile stunts that are done for real. We hope you have enjoyed watching these real car stunts. Stay tuned for more on all-things-cars!


Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (3/4/2017) Vladimer Shioshvili (Flickr)