Monthly Archives: November 2013

San Francisco Auto Show

San Francisco Auto Show

2013 SHOW INFO LOCATION MOSCONE CENTER SHOW DATES Thanksgiving – November 28 through Monday, December 2, 2013 SHOW TIMES Thursday – Sunday: 10:00am to 10:00pm Monday: 10:00am to 8:00pm SHOW PRICES Adults: $10 Children 12 and under free with adult From: sfautoshow.com

Cleaner and Greener Cities With Integrated Transparent Solar Cells

Cleaner and Greener Cities With Integrated Transparent Solar Cells

Photo: Some rights reserved by spanginator Oct. 21, 2013 — Imagine buildings in which the windows allow the sun’s light to enter, and at the same time capture the energy from the sun needed to meet all their energy needs. In this seemingly futuristic scenario, the windows become productive solar cells that help us decrease our reliance on fossil fuels and advance towards a greener and cleaner environment. In a recent study carried out at ICFO, researchers have fabricated an optimal organic solar cell with a high level of transparency and a high power conversion efficiency, a promising step … Continue reading

New tech regulations mean F1 cars this year will look, sound different next year

New tech regulations mean F1 cars this year will look, sound different next year

Photo: Some rights reserved by foshie By Dave Doolittle Listen up, Formula One fans. No really, listen up this weekend, because next year’s cars could sound a lot different. New technical regulations will take effect next year, including the size and components on the wings and the height of the cars’ nose, and teams have been busy creating cars to comply with them. But changes to the engines will have the biggest impact on the cars, and have had fans questioning whether the beloved high-pitch scream will still be as fierce. Currently Formula One cars race 2.4-liter naturally aspirated … Continue reading

Car Maintenance Checklist: The 5 Other Essentials

Car Maintenance Checklist: The 5 Other Essentials

Photo: Some rights reserved by Yogendra174 By Bengt Halvorson Most car nuts consider themselves good stewards, but even the most common checks get overlooked in between regular maintenance intervals. If you’re already on top of oil changes, tire rotations, and other basic upkeep, make sure to check these five things that often get overlooked: Keep time. The timing belt is probably the single most overlooked maintenance item in newer cars. There are no sure telltale signs that the timing belt is worn until it breaks. If the timing belt breaks on higher-compression, “interference” engines, pistons could collide with valves that … Continue reading

Ford Mustang Boss 302S Race Car Still Available For 2014

Ford Mustang Boss 302S Race Car Still Available For 2014

By Viknesh Vijayenthiran Ford may have retired the Mustang Boss 302 from its lineup but the racing version of the car, the Mustang Boss 302S, will live on for at least one more year. Ford Racing is currently taking orders for its 2014 Mustang Boss 302S race car, which once again will be aimed at competitors in the various SCCA and NASA classes. For anyone wishing to compete in the Grand-Am Continental Challenge Series, Ford Racing is also preparing a Mustang Boss 302R for 2014. There aren’t many changes to the previous year’s specification, however, a Grabber Blue paint scheme … Continue reading

LA Auto Show starting today!

LA Auto Show starting today!

Photo: Some rights reserved by Rance Costa Founded in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show), is one of the most influential and best-attended auto shows globally and spans more than 870,000 square feet. Each November, show creator ANSA Productions, gathers the who’s who of the auto industry to unveil the future of mobility in the car culture capital of the world. Delivering worldwide media exposure, global industry networking and experiential marketing in the nation’s biggest car buying market, the Show’s trade days (Press Days) draw more than 12,000 auto industry decision makers and influencers including 4,000 … Continue reading

New VR-12 TV Shedule

New VR-12 TV Shedule

We are always very excited when VR-12 appears on TV and we want you all to watch it, too! That’s why we always post our TV Schedules so you can be on the lookout for VR-12 and witness the evolution of our reach to people who still don’t know about us. Share this with others so they, too, can start saving both their money and the environment! TV Schedule: Performance TV, Episode Numbers 1321 and 1322done in SEMA. Cablecast Dates/Times: Performance TV – Episode 1321 – SEMA #1 11/26/13 – Tuesday @ 5:00P 12/1/13 – Sunday @ 1:00P Network … Continue reading

Go to Pep Boys now and grab yourself a bottle of VR-12!

Go to Pep Boys now and grab yourself a bottle of VR-12!

You can now go to your nearest Pep Boys Store and purchase a bottle of VR-12. This year we’ve made our product available in many ways that will make it easier for all to get their hands on it. There’s the new VR-12 Online Store and, as mentioned before, every Pep Boys Store by now should have VR-12 on the shelves just waiting for you all to go get them.

The ‘car chancellor’ should consider drivers and the environment too

The ‘car chancellor’ should consider drivers and the environment too

Photo: Some rights reserved by Oberau-Online German pressure is compromising the environmental integrity of the EU’s original proposal for limiting car emissions to 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre by 2020. MEPs must stand up for the deal they negotiated in June, argues Greg Archer. Greg Archer is the clean cars manager for Transport and Environment, a green NGO “The scandal of Germany’s heavy-handed attempts to block an agreed deal on CO2 standards for cars has sunk to new levels with news that BMW’s main shareholding family gifted €690,000 to Chancellor Merkel’s party. The badly timed donation came just … Continue reading

U.S. Considers Adding Sound to Electric Cars

U.S. Considers Adding Sound to Electric Cars

Image: Some rights reserved by motorblog By Josh Mitchell And Mike Ramsey WASHINGTON—The Obama administration said Thursday it would consider requiring electric cars and other vehicles with noiseless engines to be equipped with sound technology to make it easier for pedestrians, blind people and others to become aware of their presence. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the effort is designed to improve the safety of visually impaired pedestrians. Safety advocates have voiced concerns that such pedestrians are at risk at crosswalks and other areas where “quiet” vehicles operate at low speeds. “America’s streets must be safe for … Continue reading