Monthly Archives: August 2013

Auto Repair Basics

Auto Repair Basics

Photo: Some rights reserved by AdamL212 The best way to avoid auto repair rip-offs is to be prepared. Knowing how your vehicle works and how to identify common car problems is a good beginning. It’s also important to know how to choose a good mechanic, the kinds of questions to ask, and your consumer rights. This kind of information may help you keep a lid on mechanical mistakes. Repair Information How to Choose a Repair Shop What should I look for when choosing a repair shop? Ask for recommendations from friends, family, and other people you trust. Look for … Continue reading

Michael Schumacher thinks Sebastian Vettel could win seven Formula One titles

Michael Schumacher thinks Sebastian Vettel could win seven Formula One titles

Some rights reserved by ph-stop Vettel currently has three titles, well behind Schumacher’s record By: GMM on August 30, 2013 Michael Schumacher thinks it is possible his record haul of seven world titles can be matched by fellow German Sebastian Vettel. Earlier this week, the Spanish sports daily Marca quoted Vettel as saying comparisons between himself and his former mentor Schumacher are “ridiculous.” “I have three titles, which is nothing compared to seven,” he said. “Beating his record is not something that can happen in the next couple of years, so I don’t even think about it,” the Red … Continue reading

Lime Rock Historic Festival and Sunday in the Park Concours

Lime Rock Historic Festival and Sunday in the Park Concours

Some rights reserved by Corky88 When Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2, 2013 Where Lakeville, Conn. Event Type Race Note A long weekend full of historic racing at Lime Rock Park plus a concours that exhibits the best in automotive history: it’s enough to set any vintage vehicle fan’s wheels spinning. From www.limerock.com

Firanse R3 : Futuristic Ecological Car in 2040 by Luis Cordoba

Firanse R3 : Futuristic Ecological Car in 2040 by Luis Cordoba

Firanse R3 futuristic car is the future vision of ecological car in 2040. There’s no limit what can be created, everything is possible using a wide variety of materials and sizes, and recycling process has been completely rewritten. Cars would be cheaper and more efficient due to smaller internal parts and less complex system, developed and constructed in one place. If there’s anything broken, it can be transformed back to its basic shape and form to be later re-designed and re-produced. You can even add different things to create your own car that complements your lifestyle. Designed by Luis … Continue reading

Top transportation technologies for urban dwellers

Top transportation technologies for urban dwellers

Some rights reserved by o b s k u r a We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite technologies for getting from here to there on crowded city streets.     by Antuan Goodwin Getting from point A to B quickly and safely in the crowded confines of a large city requires a different set of skills and technologies than are required by the open road. Drivers must drive efficiently in conditions that are inherently inefficient. They must be aware of not just other vehicles, but also more fragile pedestrians and cyclists. Without spacious parking lots, drivers must … Continue reading

11 Car Maintenance Tasks You Can Do Yourself

11 Car Maintenance Tasks You Can Do Yourself

Photo: Some rights reserved by 401(K) 2013 By Wise Bread With the price of gas going up at a rapid rate, people are looking for ways to cut back on automotive expenses. When it comes to routine maintenance, most people will take their cars to the mechanic to get things done. However, doing routine maintenance on your own is a great way to reduce the amount of money you spend on your car each month. Here are eleven car maintenance tasks you can do yourself. (See also: How to Save $0.54 Per Gallon on Gas) [In Pictures: 10 Smart Ways … Continue reading

VR-12 beside Kyle Benjamin on Madison

VR-12 beside Kyle Benjamin on Madison

VR-12 greeted Kyle Benjamin at the finish line to celebrate his victory! He has made history by being the youngest ARCA winner on this track. Benjamin Youngest ARCA Winner With Madison Victory By ARCA Media Kyle Benjamin celebrates after winning Sunday’s ARCA Series race at Madison International Speedway, becoming the youngest winner in series history. Photo courtesy ARCA Media Kyle Benjamin became the youngest winner in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards history Sunday, winning the Herr’s Live Life With Flavor 200 at Madison International Speedway in Madison, WI. Benjamin, who doesn’t turn 16 until November, took the lead … Continue reading

Another weekend filled with exciting races!

Another weekend filled with exciting races!

Photo: Some rights reserved by Daniel Morrison This weekend is filled once again with exciting ARCA/CRA races that the VR-12 team invites you to watch at home or locally if possible. The closer you get to the action, the more exciting it is to watch your favorite drivers compete to be first on the finish line. This weekend’s races are: -Saturday, August 31st Marshfield, Wisconsin Marshfield Motor Speedway – Marshfield 100L -September 1-2 Winchester, Indiana Winchester Speedway 100 -September 2 Du Quoin, IL Southern Illinois 100 Laps Duquoin State Fairgrounds

IndyCar: Oriol Servia to complete the year at Panther Racing

IndyCar: Oriol Servia to complete the year at Panther Racing

Photo: Some rights reserved by nic_r By Luc Fradette, View author’s other articles Panther Racing has now confirmed that Oriol Servia will be at the helm of the team’s DW12 for the reminder of the IndyCar season due to Ryan Briscoe’s ongoing American Le Mans Series’ commitments. At first the Australian thought that he would be able to pull IndyCar-ALMS double-duty in Baltimore this week-end but his Level 5 team was not as receptive about the idea. Even though it is largely believed that Briscoe is the frontrunner for the Panther ride in 2014, reports from Europe suggested that … Continue reading

Ford Showcases 3D Dirt Detection Technology

Ford Showcases 3D Dirt Detection Technology

Knowing how cars get painted might be a little too boring unless you’re planning to do it yourself on a newly restored classic vehicle. However, Ford’s latest 3D dirt detection system, an industry-first technology, make the 1.5-minute long footage posted below worth watching. Hoping you’re still with us, the new technology uses high-resolution cameras to generate a 3D model of the vehicle to detect flaws and dirt particles “smaller than a grain of salt”. The system analyzes more than 3,000 images in 15 seconds and improves on previous paint inspection, which were based on the worker’ power of observation. … Continue reading