Monthly Archives: November 2012

Rally: Rally America releases 2013 National championship calendar

Rally: Rally America releases 2013 National championship calendar

Rally America President, Bill Fogg, announced a seven-event Rally America National Championship schedule for the 2013 season that will once again begin with the Sno*Drift Rally in Atlanta and Lewiston, Michigan on January 25 – 26, 2013. The 2013 Rally America National Championship will include five of last year’s events plus the revival of two extremely popular events. Rally America is proud to bring back the Ojibwe Forests Rally in Minnesota and the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – both of which spent the past three seasons as Rally America Central Region Championship events. Photo: … Continue reading

LA Auto Show 2012

LA Auto Show 2012

The LA Auto Show is an annual auto show held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in late November/early December. The LA Auto Show is an OICA sanctioned international exhibition and also endorsed by the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association. It is open to the public for ten days each year, filling 760,000 square feet (71,000 m2) of exhibit space. Every year the LA Auto Show kicks off with two press days full of activity for journalists, designers and industry representatives alike. In 2008, the show had a record number of debuts with 23 world debuts and 15 … Continue reading

VR-12, put to the test.

VR-12, put to the test.

Drag Racing expert and legend “Big Daddy” Don Garlits checks VR-12′s efficiency. “Big Daddy” endorses VR-12 performance. ARCA Champions pushed VR-12 to the limit behind the wheel. They used VR-12 in their engines achieving better performance, and they won with VR-12. VR-12 lowers temperatures of your cooling system. Be Cool!… VR-12, the ultimate cooling system protection.

Big Daddy in VR-12′s booth at PRI

Big Daddy in VR-12′s booth at PRI

VR-12′s booth and team will be accompanied by the legendary “Big Daddy” Don Garlits throughout the entire PRI Show. Donald Glenn “Don” Garlits (born January 14, 1932, Tampa, Florida) is considered the father of drag racing. He is known as “Big Daddy” to drag racing fans around the world. Always a pioneer in the field of drag-racing, he, with the help of T.C. Lemons, relating at least in part to the loss of a portion of his foot in a drag racing accident, perfected the rear-engine “top fuel dragster design”. This design is notably safer as it puts most … Continue reading

How Safety Technology Paves the Way for Autonomous Cars

How Safety Technology Paves the Way for Autonomous Cars

Is Your Car Nearly Ready To Drive Itself? The idea of self-driving cars isn’t new. The GM-sponsored Futurama exhibit at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York had a display that featured them. What the visionaries might not have foreseen, though, is that the development of safety technology has been the key to bringing the autonomous-car dream to reality. “Basically, autonomous driving technology has already been invented,” says John Hanson, head of safety, environmental and quality communications for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. It started with antilock brake systems “and has progressed steadily,” he says. The Building Blocks for Autonomous … Continue reading

Winter driving: how to prepare your car

Winter driving: how to prepare your car

With temperatures set to plummet to as low as -10C this week, The Telegraph’s Chris Knapman has some top tips for preparing your car for the worst of the winter weather. The Telegraph’s Assistant Motoring Editor shows you how to prepare your engine and tyres for the cold snap, and demonstrates other practical steps you can take to make sure you reach your destination safely. From: telegraph.co.uk

Bowman Winchester Winner

Bowman Winchester Winner

Winners don’t settle for anything less than the best. Neither does VR-12. Alex Bowman used a late four-tire pit stop to his advantage and seized the race lead for the final time on Lap 170 before leading the final 31 laps to win the Herr’s Chase the Taste 200 at Winchester Speedway. Bowman’s win is his second this year and the fourth of his career. Bowman (No. 22 Cunningham Motorsports Dodge), who also won at the very similar Salem Speedway in April, first led two single laps just before the race’s halfway point. He lurked behind the leaders until … Continue reading

2012 Global Drivetrain Virtual Summit

2012 Global Drivetrain Virtual Summit

2012 Global Drivetrain Virtual Summit Free Live Online Event: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Time: 8am-5pm EST/em> Click HERE to find the start time at your location Hosted by The Lubrizol Corporation Content Reviewed and Facilitated by SAE International Welcome to the 2012 Global Drivetrain Virtual Summit, a free online event that provides the opportunity for you to explore global advancements in drivetrain technology – from the comfort of your home or office. In its third year, the virtual summit is the largest online conference developed specifically for those involved in the design and/or implementation of drivetrain technologies including axles, transmissions, and torque control devices for … Continue reading

Visit VR-12′s booth at PRI

Visit VR-12′s booth at PRI

VR-12 will be stationed at the PRI Show booth # 1139 in the Orange County Convention Center North/South Building – See you there! If interested in arranging a special meeting with a VR-12 representative, please advise so we can coordinate properly. In fact, The Daytona Turkey Run was an adrenaline-charged event, for those who couldn’t participate we would be grateful to meet you at our next booth in the PRI show. Mr. JW McNeal, Big Daddy, Luis Latour (VR-12 CEO) and Mr. Luis Cabrera. WHO: Thousands of business and automotive professionals including VR-12 will converge at the Performance Racing Industry Tradeshow … Continue reading

Kimmel Shines at Springfield

Kimmel Shines at Springfield

In recent weeks, Frank Kimmel has shown flashes of his old dominance in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards – notably returning to Victory Lane after 75 races away and leading over half of another race in the midst of five consecutive top-five finishes. Today, the ThorSport Racing driver made another step in his ongoing quest for a 10th ARCA championship, leading 51 laps in the Allen Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds to earn his sixth consecutive top-five, but more importantly, his 76th career win and eighth on the Springfield dirt. Kimmel (No. 44 Ansell/Menards Toyota) … Continue reading