Archivos por mes: mayo 2013

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance

Photo: Some rights reserved by EvelynGiggles   When Saturday, June 1 – Sunday, June 2, 2013 Where Greenwich, Conn. Event Type Car Show Note This concours has a split personality: Saturday is devoted to American motorcars, while Sunday is for imported exotics. There will be a smattering of vintage motorcycles on hand too. $45 weekend admission. From www.greenwichconcours.com

Testgate: A primer on Formula 1′s latest scandal

Testgate: A primer on Formula 1′s latest scandal

Photo: Some rights reserved by Concavo Wheels Pirelli and Mercedes got together, and now it could get ugly. By Andrea Cairone May 28, 2013 Formula One is embroiled in what could be the biggest controversy since the infamous “Spygate,” which resulted in McLaren’s exclusion from the 2007 Formula One Contructor’s Championship and a $100M fine. The current uproar revolves around Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 and Pirelli conducting an illegal secret test ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix. Since the start of the 2013 season, Mercedes has been fast in qualifying but struggled in races, with severe rear tire wear. In … Continuar leyendo

Bonhams Greenwich Motorcars and Automobilia Auction

Bonhams Greenwich Motorcars and Automobilia Auction

Photo: Some rights reserved by Dougtone   When Sunday, June 2, 2013 Where Greenwich, Conn. Event Type Auction Note Bonhams only parades 80 cars across the auction stage at the Greenwich Concours sale, and yet they still managed to sell more than $5 million worth of cars at this sale in 2012. Come for the concours, stay for the bidding frenzy. From www.bonhams.com…

Auto racing: Elko Speedway excited to host its ‘biggest race ever’

Auto racing: Elko Speedway excited to host its ‘biggest race ever’

Photo: Some rights reserved by Tiger Girl By Alex M. Smith asmith@pioneerpress.com Posted: 05/31/2013 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 05/31/2013 10:02:27 PM CDT A top-tier NASCAR race never has been held in Minnesota, and there are few signs that will change anytime soon. But Elko Speedway is hosting the next-best thing Saturday night with the ARCA Racing Series’ Akona 250, and track officials are overjoyed. “This is the biggest race ever at Elko,” said Bob Sargent, president of Track Enterprises in Macon, Ill., and promoter of the race. That’s a bold statement given the speedway’s 48-year history, but race officials … Continuar leyendo

AquaFuelSystem, Save up to 30% Fuel

AquaFuelSystem, Save up to 30% Fuel

Photo: Some rights reserved by dok1 Cars The AquaFuelSystem is more than a new gadget! The cost-efficient and ecological benefits are huge. The system works with various types of fuel, such as petrol, diesel, biodiesel, LPG and E85-ethanol. The AquaFuelSystem has proven its worth many times before. And has now switched its attention to Belgium. We are so sure of ourselves we give you a two year guarantee! Save up to 30% fuel The AquaFuelSystem saves minimum fifteen to thirty per cent on your fuel consumption every time you fill up. Calculate your advantage! And you also reduce the … Continuar leyendo

Post-War “Jazz” Gala at America’s Car Museum

Post-War “Jazz” Gala at America’s Car Museum

Photo: Some rights reserved by :mrMark: When Saturday, June 1, 2013 Where Tacoma, Wash. Event Type Museum Exhibit Note Celebrate the LeMay Museum’s first anniversary and preview its Nascar exhibit while listening to live jazz from the late 1940s and early 1950s. $200 admission. From www.lemaymuseum.org

How Bad Is the Rebound from Energy Efficiency Efforts?

How Bad Is the Rebound from Energy Efficiency Efforts?

Photo: Some rights reserved by mariordo59 Consumers do end up using more energy when energy-using technology gets more efficient, but these rebound effects are minimal, experts say By Umair Irfan and ClimateWire A car that gets better mileage or a more tightly sealed home may tempt you to drive farther or crank the air conditioning up higher, but fears of these efficiency rebounds are largely overblown, at least in the United States, according to experts. Though some people may take an efficiency gain as a license to use more energy, the increases are often trivial compared with the savings. … Continuar leyendo

A Routine Car Maintenance Schedule Based on Engine Mileage

A Routine Car Maintenance Schedule Based on Engine Mileage

Photo: Some rights reserved by limaoscarjuliet Routine car maintenance is mandatory in order to keep a car running properly. The following guidelines are the approximate intervals many car manufacturers suggest auto maintenance service be performed. However, always refer to the owner’s manual, dealer or authorized service professional for the particular service and intervals required. Every 3,000 to 7,000 Miles The oil and oil filter should be replaced according to the manufacturer’s recommended auto maintenance schedule with a majority suggesting the oil and oil filter be replaced between 3,000 and 7,000 miles. Furthermore, inspection of the transmission fluid level, coolant, … Continuar leyendo

James Swan vouching for VR-12

James Swan vouching for VR-12

Photo: Some rights reserved by royal_broil Here is 2013 Rookie of the Year Candidate Of the ARCA Midwest Tour James Swan testifies how much the VR12 has helped him this year lowering temps from 190 to under 165 degrees in race conditions. Race car # 97. James Swan: “That VR12 is awesome! I ran most of the day at Madison International Speedway in Oregon, Wisconsin, with half my grille taped off and only ran to 160 degrees! I need to get some for my Slinger car.”

Winning is Business as Usual for Luhr

Winning is Business as Usual for Luhr

Photo: Some rights reserved by Dave Hamster   43rd ALMS win made him series’ all-time leader BRASELTON, Ga. – There was no special significance in Lucas Luhr’s 43rd career victory in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón on Saturday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. At least there wasn’t in his eyes. Yes it made him the championship’s all-time leader. And taking the American Le Mans Monterey with Klaus Graf in the No. 6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Honda Performance Development ARX-03a was tremendously difficult given the back-and-forth battle with Neel Jani in the event’s latter half … Continuar leyendo