Monthly Archives: March 2013

Watch Corvette Racing’s New Collision-Avoidance System in Action [Video]

Watch Corvette Racing’s New Collision-Avoidance System in Action [Video]

Photo: Some rights reserved by BenFrantzDale Pratt & Miller has developed a new rear-facing radar, that works almost like a modern blind spot detection system, used on today’s street cars. This one keeps track on the rear approaching cars and informs the driver by showing him the position and distance of them on a cockpit mounted LCD. The system was designed especially for endurance racing, and made its debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring race last weekend, used by Corvette Racing. The radar system can detect cars even in poor visibility, and it uses easy-to-distinguish symbols to show … Continue reading

Protect Your Engine With Additives

Protect Your Engine With Additives

Photo: Some rights reserved by dave_7 Fuel additives improve engine performance and other additives solve a variety of engine/drive-train problems Certain additives, including fuel additives, do work. They clean your fuel injectors (and may increase fuel mileage), bolster older transmission performance, seal head gasket leaks, and stop radiator leaks. Common fuel additives Many additives, including fuel additives, will help solve specific car problems. Fuel additives Fuel additives (system cleaners) that work Read the bottle instructions for dosing amounts and add the cleaners directly to the fuel tank. Cooling system additives Seal the cooling system Add stop leak products directly … Continue reading

Boullier hails Grosjean’s progress

Boullier hails Grosjean’s progress

Photo: Some rights reserved by nic_r Lotus team boss Eric Boullier says it is “encouraging” to witness Romain Grosjean’s hard work paying off. Last season Grosjean came in for a lot of stick due to his numerous first lap crashes, which resulted in the Frenchman being banned for the Italian GP. However, so far this season the 26-year-old has kept it clean. Finishing 10th in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, Grosjean followed that up with a P6 in Malaysia where he beat team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. “I think you saw a strong Romain doing a good race,” Boullier told Autosport. … Continue reading

Mark Martin to replace Hamlin in No. 11

Mark Martin to replace Hamlin in No. 11

Photo: Some rights reserved by daysofthundr46 By JENNA FRYER (AP Auto Racing Writer) | The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mark Martin will drive for Joe Gibbs Racing while Denny Hamlin recovers from a fractured vertebra in his lower back. Martin’s first start in the No. 11 Toyota will be next week at Martinsville Speedway, where he wasn’t scheduled to race. Brian Vickers had already been tabbed to drive Martin’s car for Michael Waltrip Racing at Martinsville. ”We’ve been real fortunate to have never been in this situation with the need to find someone to fill in for … Continue reading

Shanghai Auto Show 2013

Shanghai Auto Show 2013

Photo: Some rights reserved by tengri555 The next Chinese Auto Show will take place in Shanghai in April 2013 Shanghai motor show 2013 The Shanghai motor show will take place between April 20 and 29 next year. The biennial show which alternates with the Beijing auto show. China’s exploding domestic market means a number of high-profile launches are expected. Chief of these important launches is likely to be the Audi S3 saloon, which is expected to be a huge seller in the North American market, as well as China. Autocar will be in Shanghai to bring you the latest … Continue reading

How to Cut Your Gas Bill in Half

How to Cut Your Gas Bill in Half

Photo: Some rights reserved by Tim Patterson Average Gas Prices Are Only Going Up Gasoline prices continue to be high. In the longterm, shrinking supplies, increasing demand and (possibly) new climate change regulations promise, ultimately, to drive oil prices higher. Here are five* road-tested ways to save money on gas. Of course saving money isn’t the only goal: the more gas we save, the less pollution we create, and the less beholden we are to those who control the oil supply. * Plus one bonus tip (no extra charge). Pay $3.19: Take Public Transportation By one estimate, the public … Continue reading

Clear Your Air (Vents)

Clear Your Air (Vents)

Photo: Some rights reserved by born1945 It may seem silly to spend your valuable time picking leaves off your car, but in the long run it might be worth it. Most of the time, leaves and other airborne solids blow right off your car. A Chevy Cavalier traveling at 120 mph has no leaves whatsoever inside or out. Using the same example, the driver of a Chevy Cavalier traveling at 120 mph has no brains inside or out, but that’s another story. One of the few places that leaves accumulate is just under the hood, on top of the … Continue reading

Logano seems like new man with move to Penske

Logano seems like new man with move to Penske

Photo: Some rights reserved by Ford Racing “For a guy that has been complaining about how everybody else is driving here and then (for) him to do that it’s a double standard. He makes the choice. He makes the decision to run us down there and when you run a driver down there then you take responsibility for what happens after that. He is a tough guy on pit road as soon as one of his crew guys gets in the middle of it. Until then he’s a scared little kid. Then he wants to sit there and throw … Continue reading

Street Wars 1 at Raceway Park

Street Wars 1 at Raceway Park

Photo: Some rights reserved por vancouverfilmschool When Saturday, April 6, 2013 Where Englishtown, N.J. Event Type Race Note Street-legal Mistubishi EVOs and Subaru WRX-STi cars will spend all day going head to head at Old Bridge Township Raceway park. High-tech imports will face off against US muscle cars, too. All entrants must be streetable and meet noise regulations. Link www.etownraceway.com

‘Every new car’ connected to web by 2014

‘Every new car’ connected to web by 2014

Photo: Some rights reserved by Accretion Disc Using phones for calls, text messaging, or social media could be made unnecessary by new innovations Five years ago mobile phones were at the forefront of technology, by 2010 the focus was on tablet computers and now billions of yen, dollars and pounds are being invested in what is seen as the next digital playground – the car. Using a hand-held mobile phone while driving a car has been illegal in the UK since 2003. But 10 years later, car manufacturers are hoping that the technology regularly found on smartphones could change … Continue reading