Good Day Atlanta Viewer Information: June 30, 2022
ATLANTE – The North Georgia Classic Car Museum keeps growing:
North Georgia’s Miles Through Time museum has an incredible collection of classic cars celebrating automotive history — but right now, founder Sean Mathis is just as focused on the future as he is on the past.
This morning we took a return visit to the Clarkesville Museum, which has undergone major changes since our last visit in July 2020 (you can watch that visit here). Since moving into the old Clarkesville Mill (the museum’s original location was in Toccoa), Mathis has expanded its offering considerably, showcasing even more cars on the ground and adding display cases. Beyond that, Mathis opened Vintage Garage Antiques, taking over the factory’s existing flea/antique market and giving the space a makeover; Mathis says the antique store serves as the “gateway” to the museum.
As for this growing collection of cars inside Miles Through Time, Mathis says the vehicles are all either donated to the museum or owned by members of the community who can “store” their classic cars while displaying them to the public. . As Mathis told us during our previous visit, “The museum is not just cars. It’s a history museum, it’s an art museum, and above all, I wanted a museum that would survive me. If this can be a cool place where people can come and see interesting things that all belong to people like them or were given away… that’s really what I wanted it to be. “
Miles Through Time is located at 583 Grant Street in Clarkesville and regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; admission to the museum is $10 for adults and $6 for children. For more information about the museum, click here.
Laura Snyder talks about the difference in drinking water: Is sparkling water as hydrating as regular water? Whether you’re looking for regular still or sparkling water, Laura Snyder explains how to gauge how much water you need to keep your body healthy each day, recommending people adjust their water intake based on several factors.
Rooftop LOA is a new hotspot in Atlanta for summer fun: General Manager Nicholas Hellberg, Executive Chef Matt Marcus and Pastry Chef Gus Castro discuss Atlanta Rooftop’s new location LOA (Leave of Absence). The space brings together three distinct offerings and experiences on a public rooftop, not affiliated with a hotel, like no other destination has done before. The 38,000 square foot space invites more than 21 guests to enjoy dizzying luxury with fresh coastal European cuisine at the restaurant, relaxing and pool service at the resort-style pool, and refreshing cocktails, bites and dazzling views at Le Bosquet. Click here for more information. Follow them on Instagram @Rooftop_LOA
Eric Benet talks about his show at City Winery and his upcoming TV show: Eric Benét is a contemporary R&B singer with light hip-hop influences and heavy adult contemporary influences. As a teenager, he performed in a family vocal group (aptly named Benét) with his sister and cousin. Beyond music, Benét is heavily involved in two charities and works on a television show. He will perform at City Winery tonight at 7 p.m. It will also be broadcast live. On Friday, it will have two shows, the first at 7 p.m. and the last at 10 p.m. For more information, click here.
Zekari Simmons, ASE Certified Automotive Technician for Carvana, shares tips on how to protect your car from the summer heat: Here are some tips to protect your car during the summer:
- Replace your wiper blades – Summer can bring heavy thunderstorms and buckets of water pounding against your windshield. To make matters worse, winter driving conditions – ice, snow, salt and extreme cold – may have done a number on your wiper blades. Test your blades at the start of summer and again before a big trip. On average, wiper blades should be replaced every 6 to 12 months, or as soon as visibility is noticeably reduced.
- Shade your engine – Just like a big tree in the summer sun, cooling systems protect engines from overheating. Systems should be flushed periodically as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. Between flushes, make sure the coolant is filled to the proper level by checking the overflow tank.
- Check tire pressure regularly – Driving with underinflated tires can cause tires to overheat and increase the risk of blowouts, especially in extremely high road temperatures. Check your car’s tire pressure (including the spare) at least once a month, as tires typically lose about a pound of pressure per month through normal seepage.
- Monitor Fluid Levels – Most engine fluids lubricate and serve as coolants by helping to carry heat away from critical components. When fluid levels are low, the cooling effect is reduced, increasing the risk of overheating. Periodically check all vehicle fluids, including engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and brake fluid, to make sure they are at proper levels. If fluids need to be topped up, be sure to use the type of fluid specified in the owner’s manual.
- Prepare for the unexpected – Even with preventative maintenance, summer breakdowns can still happen, all drivers should have a well-stocked emergency kit in their car. The kit should include water, non-perishable food, jumper cables, flashlight with extra batteries, flares or emergency beacon, basic hand tools and a first aid kit.