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Today, we get to talk about one of my favorite fellas in the DC car industry — Les Jackson of Cruise Control Radio.
For the past several years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Les as part of the Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) Board of Directors. His institutional knowledge of the organization helped guide me when I served as president and it has continued to serve the group well as it moves forward.
How I Drive | Profile of Les Jackson, President of the Washington Automotive Press Association (2015-2017)
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Daily Driver: 2009 Mazda6; plus new test vehicles every week
Time Spent Driving/day: 1-2 hours
Road Most Traveled: I-395, GW Pkwy, back roads
Driving Style in One Word: Controlled
In-Car Must-Haves: Cruise control; heated seats; A/C; low noise; fuel efficiency
Driving Tunes: “Roll With the Changes” by REO Speedwagon; “Country Roads” by John Denver; “Manic Monday” by The Bangles
Time-saving technique: Avoid lights; radius all curves; take shortcuts; don’t drive when schools let out
Hanging from rear view: nothing; can’t have any visibility blocks
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