Monthly Archives: April 2014

New Indy road course gets high initial marks

New Indy road course gets high initial marks

Photo: “Indianapolis 500 – Race Day” by momentcaptured1 Some Rights Reserved By Dave Lewandowski Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan was afforded the ceremonial first lap of the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, and quickly was joined by 24 other Verizon IndyCar Series drivers during the morning session of an Open Test. It didn’t faze Kanaan that the lap in the No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car was unconventional – crossing the Yard of Bricks on the front straight in a clockwise direction. In fact, he said it was a thrill. They’re back on the circuit … Continue reading

29th Annual Classic at Pismo Beach

29th Annual Classic at Pismo Beach

Photo: “One of 18 scenes from today’s 16 June, 2012 Pismo, CA The Classic at Pismo Beach Car Show” by Mike Baird Some Rights Reserved Date: June 20 – 22, 2014 The Mothers Polish Classic at Pismo Beach Presented by GEICO will celebrate it’s 29th year in 2014.  The Classic brings in thousands of people and cars and 18 wheelers from large companies like Mothers Polish, GM Performance, Ford Motor Company, 7-Eleven, Budweiser and many more!  The show began in the early 80’s and continues to bring in the hottest classic cars each year to the tiny but serene … Continue reading

Factory Five Racing 818 Electric ushers in new era of EV builds

Factory Five Racing 818 Electric ushers in new era of EV builds

By  Domenick Yoney “It’s the most fun car I’ve ever driven!” Michael Bream’s enthusiasm about a particular Factory Five 818 came through the phone loud and clear, despite the several thousand miles separating us. It’s a pretty big statement too, considering the co-founder of EV West – an electric conversion shop located in San Marcos, CA – has a battery-operated BMW M3 race car that puts out 420 horsepower and a very scary 850 pound-feet of torque. Naturally, we hoped there was video taken of the newly built kit car in action to back up the gushing. There was. … Continue reading

Nissan has invented a self-cleaning car

Nissan has invented a self-cleaning car

by Joe Svetlik If you’re fed up of having to wash your car, then Nissan could have the answer. It’s unveiled a car that cleans itself. If only it could drop the kids off at school while it’s at it… It’s able to clean itself thanks to its super-hydrophobic and aleophobic paint, which repels water and oils. Check out the video to see it in action. To show what it can do, Nissan coated one half of the car in this ‘Ultra-Ever Dry” paint, and the other half in the stuff it uses at the moment. Then it drove … Continue reading

Car Repair Tips to Keep Your Car Running Smoothly

Car Repair Tips to Keep Your Car Running Smoothly

Photo: “1968 Honda S800″ by Rob Some Rights Reserved We all know that with the economy the way it is that everyone is looking to cut corners to save a bit of green.  Sure you can purchase the generic brand of green beans or cut back on fast food; but most people don’t know that maintaining your own vehicle will save you more money and more time than anything else! Here are five automobile repair tips to save you money on car repairs. One, check all your fluids regularly. By regularly I mean every fuel stop, or at least … Continue reading

Webber: “I learned A Lot in My First FIA WEC Race”

Webber: “I learned A Lot in My First FIA WEC Race”

Photo: “FIA GT Championship 7th May 2006 Silverstone Maserati MC12 IMG_3849″ by Tony Harrison Some Rights Reserved Article by John Dagys Following a podium finish in his FIA World Endurance Championship debut, Mark Webber is flying high heading into this weekend’s Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. The second round of the FIA WEC, often considered the dress rehearsal to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will see Porsche’s 919 Hybrids again do battle with factory entries from Audi and Toyota, which swept the opening round just weeks ago. “To be honest, I can’t wait to get there after Silverstone,” Webber … Continue reading

FTC Kuwait signs on new VR12 Partner and is now sold at 130 Fuel Stations

FTC Kuwait signs on new VR12 Partner and is now sold at 130 Fuel Stations

VR-12 has been a success in Kuwait in such a way that we have found a new partner that wants to be involved with our product. We have our first Kuwait partners Kaico to thank for putting us in touch with Mr. Satpal Singh, Executive Manager of Federal General Trading & Cont. Co. It makes us very happy that people recognize VR-12 and want to be proactive in being green. VR-12 is now available at Khidma Gas Stations. Below are some photos of Khidma gas stations and their newest and most exciting product: VR-12, Ultimate Cooling Protection!

Federated Auto Parts 200

Federated Auto Parts 200

VR-12, the ultimate cooling system protection making waves in the racing industry. It is a must to protect your investment while winning races and helping the environment. Sunday April 27, 2014. It is  was an outstanding day of ARCA racing. The event was the Federated Auto Parts 200 presented by Crunch ‘N Nutter. In Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery in Salem, Indiana. Grant Enfinger takes his third ARCA win of the year. History has been made once again. RoushYates and VR-12 has become an unstoppable force with race car driver No. 90 Grant Enfinger, winning three in … Continue reading

Inquiring customer finds out about VR-12 to prevent corrosion

Inquiring customer finds out about VR-12 to prevent corrosion

A customer asks about corrosion on an old water pump and if there is a way to prevent this. The RoushYates representative introduces him to VR-12 and the customer is convinced that the ultimate cooling protection is the way to go.

Edelbrock Car Show

Edelbrock Car Show

Photo: “Edelbrock” by Chris Some Rights Reserved Edelbrock Shop Tours – Friday May 2, 2014Space is filling up fast… so reserve your space now! If you missed out last year, we will be opening our doors for FREE shop tours of Edelbrock’s corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Torrance, CA. This will be your chance to take a one of a kind guided tour through Edelbrock’s facilities and see what 76 years of dedication to performance products has built. Each tour will include a complete overview of everything from R&D to finished product manufacturing. This is a unique chance … Continue reading