Monthly Archives: September 2012

2013 Detroit auto show dates announced

2013 Detroit auto show dates announced

By: Rory Carroll on 3/21/2012 The 2013 Detroit auto show will be held a week later than the 2012 show, organizers announced on Tuesday. The press preview is set for Jan. 14-15 and will be followed by the industry preview on Jan. 16-17. As usual, the show will open to the public after the charity preview, which is to be held on Jan. 18. The public show will run Jan. 19-27. Show chairman Jim Seavitt says that the move will put more distance between the show and the winter holidays, making it more attractive to attendees. The move also … Continue reading

How-to gauge air quality – Canada Air Quality Health Index – Video

How-to gauge air quality – Canada Air Quality Health Index – Video

How to plan outdoor activities using the Air Quality Health Index to avoid smog and pollution. Environment Canada Air Quality Health Index From: ecology.com

Sebastien Loeb to cut back on rallying next season

Sebastien Loeb to cut back on rallying next season

Eight-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb will compete in only a few races next season as he prepares to move toward a new career with Citroen in World Touring Cars. The Frenchman, who is closing in on a ninth consecutive world rally title with Citroen, plans to pick and choose his races next season as a move to racing competitively in WTCC becomes more of a priority. “For next year I’ve decided not to take part in the full championship and just to do a few races that I like,” Loeb said Thursday. “The plan for next year, for … Continue reading

Kaico inaugurates 2 Quick lube Mobil facilities

Kaico inaugurates 2 Quick lube Mobil facilities

Our associates in Kuwait, Kaico, have opened up 2 new Mobil service centers, where VR-12 will be sold to clients and applied to vehicles. Pictures of the opening event and our product, VR-12 in the shelves can be seen below:

A Short Course on Cooling Systems

A Short Course on Cooling Systems

What is a Cooling System? A typical 4 cylinder vehicle cruising along the highway at around 50 miles per hour,  will produce 4000 controlled explosions per minute inside the engine as the spark plugs ignite the fuel in each cylinder to propel the vehicle down the road.  Obviously, these explosions produce an enormous amount of heat and, if not controlled, will destroy an engine in a matter of minutes.  Controlling these high temperatures is the job of the cooling system. The modern cooling system has not changed much from the cooling systems in the model T back in the … Continue reading

Preventative Cooling System Maintenance Program

Preventative Cooling System Maintenance Program

Produced by the National Automotive Radiator Association (NARSA) Vehicles five years and older are prime candidates for cooling system troubles, troubles that could strike when least expected. NARSA experts report that cooling system service is most frequent on vehicles with more than 50,000 miles. However, NARSA experts note that the mileage on a vehicle is not as big a factor in the maintenance of a cooling system as is the vehicle’s age.An aging vehicle has been exposed over time to environmental factors that can harm a car’s cooling system. Salt from ocean air, road salt, debris and other chemicals … Continue reading

2012 ARCA Racing Series – Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds

2012 ARCA Racing Series – Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds

Photo: Some rights reserved by USRodeoSupply Event Schedule Schedule of events for the Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds             Saturday, October 13th 5:00 PM 7:00 PM ARCA Racing Series Rig Parking (Stage inside track for Sunday unloading) 5:00 PM 6:00 PM ARCA Racing Series Pre-Registration at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds 7:00 PM 8:00 PM ARCA Racing Series Pre-Registration at the Holiday Inn Mt. Vernon Sunday, October 14th 7:00 AM ARCA Racing Series Garage and Registration Opens and Remaining Haulers Enter 8:30 AM Chapel Service 9:00 AM ARCA Racing Series Driver, Crew … Continue reading

2012 ARCA Racing Series – Kansas Lottery 98.9

2012 ARCA Racing Series – Kansas Lottery 98.9

Event Schedule Schedule of events for the ARCA Kansas Lottery 98.9 at Kansas Speedway     Thurs, Oct 18 7:30 AM ARCA Racing Series Registration Opens 8:00 AM ARCA Racing Series Rig Parking 9:00 AM ARCA Racing Series Garage Opens 12:00 N Pick Pit Stall by 2012 Car Owner Point Standings INSPECTION ONLY, NO ON TRACK ACTIVITY. 5:00 PM ARCA Racing Series Garage and Registration Closes Fri, Oct 19 7:00 AM ARCA Racing Series Registration and Garage Opens 7:45 AM ARCA Racing Series Rookie Meeting 8:00 AM ARCA Racing Series Driver, Crew Chief and Spotter meeting and Draw for … Continue reading

2012 ARCA Championship Awards Banquet

2012 ARCA Championship Awards Banquet

The ARCA Racing Series Championship Awards Banquet has a new location for 2012: the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis! ARCA banquet attendees have the opportunity to reserve hotel rooms from any of the 17 IMIS partner property hotels in the downtown Indianapolis area, most of which are connected to the Indiana Convention Center by skywalks. Teams are being encouraged to book their rooms early, and can do so by logging on to the IMIS website at http://www.imis-indy.com/ and clicking the “Hotels/Travel” tab. Room reservations are also available over the phone by contacting the IMIS housing department at (317) … Continue reading

Air: What’s a Tree Got to Do with It?

Air: What’s a Tree Got to Do with It?

Everyone knows that trees clean the air. But do you know how they do it? Dave Nowak, a researcher with the USDA Forest Service in the Northeast has studied the effect of trees on air quality extensively. Trees clean the air in basically four different ways and Dr. Nowak has organized these as an easy to remember acrostic. T R E E. Trees provide heat relief in crowded parking lots. Credit: Pics4Learning “T” is for Temperature. Who hasn’t sought the cool air under a shade tree or enjoyed the coolness of a walk in the woods? Transpiration from trees (that … Continue reading