Monthly Archives: September 2014

Hyundai’s fuel-cell Tucson

Hyundai’s fuel-cell Tucson

Photo: Some rights reserved by MSVG WALLINGFORD, Conn. — If you’re looking for a white-knuckle driving experience, the Hyundai Tucson fuel-cell car isn’t for you. The darned thing is well-mannered, and quiet, exceptionally quiet even among the near-silent electric cars. There’s not much in the way of compromises, either — the same load space (give or take an inch) as the production Tucson, and 265 miles of range. Hyundai talks about this fuel-cell Tucson as the first “mass-produced” hydrogen car, which spokesman Derek Joyce explained to me means that it’s produced on a spur line at the factory in … Continue reading

Fuel cell vehicle

Fuel cell vehicle

Photo: Some rights reserved by ptwo A fuel cell vehicle (FCV) or fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) is a type of vehicle which uses a fuel cell to power its on-board electric motor. Fuel cells in vehicles create electricity to power an electric motor, generally using oxygen from the air and hydrogen. A fuel cell vehicle that is fueled with hydrogen emits only water and heat, but no tailpipe pollutants, therefore it is considered a Zero Emission Vehicle. Depending on the process, however producing the hydrogen used in the vehicle may create pollutants. Fuel cells have been used in … Continue reading

Verstappen will debut replacing Vergne in Japan

Verstappen will debut replacing Vergne in Japan

Photo: Some rights reserved by Michael Elleray Toro Rosso’s 2015 signing Max Verstappen will make his Formula One Grand Prix weekend debut this Friday, after the team confirmed he will replace Jean-Eric Vergne for the first practice session in Japan. The switch, which Toro Rosso first alluded to in August, means Verstappen will drive in an official Grand Prix session just three days after his 17th birthday. “To already be participating in a practice session is of course a dream come true,” said Verstappen, who recently completed a 400-kilometre test in a two-year-old Toro Rosso and has now obtained … Continue reading

The SEMA 2014 Show draws near! When the date does arive be sure to check VR-12′s Booth # 16321

The SEMA 2014 Show draws near! When the date does arive be sure to check VR-12′s Booth # 16321

Photo: Some rights reserved by Absolute Perfection Media Here at the VR-12 team, we count the days anticipating the arrival of each year’s SEMA Show and all of the surprises it might bring from the biggest name in the industry. When you come, remember that VR-12 will be there at booth # 16321 in the North Hall near the Registration Area. Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) of the automobile aftermarket was formed in 1963 by Roy Richter, Ed Iskenderian, Willie Garner, Bob Hedman,Robert E. Wyman, John Bartlett, Phil Weiand, Jr., Al Segal, Dean Moon, and Vic Edelbrock, Jr. and … Continue reading

Benaraby Nationals 2014

Benaraby Nationals 2014

Photo: Some rights reserved by shehal For the First Time at Benaraby Raceway Refer to Flyer Visit Website for Entry Forms and Full Details Two Massive Days of Racing Competition – Super Stock – Supercharged Outlaws – Modified – Super Sedan – Mod Bike – Super Street Junior Dragsters – Super Gas 3rd, 4th October 2014 Benaraby Raceway, Gladstone Friday Qualifying – 4.30pm – 8pm Saturday Racing – 11.30am – 8pm 0419 703 710

Solar power in the United Kingdom

Solar power in the United Kingdom

Photo: Some rights reserved by j0sh (www.pixael.com) At the end of 2011, there were 230,000 solar power projects in the United Kingdom, with a total installed generating capacity of 750 megawatts (MW). By February 2012 the installed capacity had reached 1,000 MW. Solar power use has increased very rapidly in recent years, albeit from a small base, as a result of reductions in the cost of photovoltaic (PV) panels, and the introduction of a Feed-in tariff (FIT) subsidy in April 2010. In 2012, the government said that 4 million homes across the UK will be powered by the sun … Continue reading

12th Annual Shine and Show Before the Snow

12th Annual Shine and Show Before the Snow

Photo: Some rights reserved by barryskeates Date : October 4, 2014 Title of Event : 12th Annual Shine and Show Before the Snow Day of the Week : Saturday Rain Date : None Type of Event : Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show Vehicle Restrictions : None, Open to all Years, Makes and Models. Location of Event : Khedive Temple 645 Woodlake Drive Chesapeake, VA  23320 Registration Time : 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Event Time : 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pre-Registration Fee : $15.00 per vehicle Day of Event Registration Fee : $20.00 per vehicle Presented By : … Continue reading

Fredrickson Holds Off Charge From Majeski To win his 4th Thunderstruck 93 with VR-12

Fredrickson Holds Off Charge From Majeski To win his 4th Thunderstruck 93 with VR-12

Race car driver # 12 Nick Murgic (left), who came in 3rd place, winning  race car driver # 36 Dan Fredrickson (middle) and race car driver # 91 Ty Majeski (right), who came in 2nd place. (Saturday September 20, 2014) – In memory of the late Dan Ryan, the Thunderstruck 93 is a race that holds a special place in the heart of Dan Fredrickson. It is a race circled on his calendar every year and on Saturday night at Elko Speedway Fredrickson dominated the 125-lap race to pick up his 4th Thunderstruck 93 presented by NAPA Auto Parts … Continue reading

Sparta Kentucky with driver Poole and VR-12 celebrating in Victory Lane

Sparta Kentucky with driver Poole and VR-12 celebrating in Victory Lane

(SPARTA, Kentucky – Friday September 19, 2014) – Race car driver No.15 Brennan Poole spun out in practice, qualified eighth and was stuck behind Venturini Motorsports’ teammate Daniel Suarez late in Friday’s ZLOOP 150. It seemed unlikely that he would leave Kentucky Speedway with a win, but that’s just what he did, capturing his sixth career victory.

Michael J. Morehead Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

Michael J. Morehead Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

Photo: Some rights reserved by Draco2008 Date : October 4, 2014 Title of Event : Michael J. Morehead Classic Car & Motorcycle Show Day of the Week : Saturday Rain Date : October 11, 2014  (Saturday) Type of Event : Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show Vehicle Restrictions : None, Open to all Years, Makes and Models. Location of Event : Strasburg High School Parking Lot 250 Ram Drive Strasburg, VA 22657 Registration Time : 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Event Time : 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Day of Event Registration Fee : $15.00 per vehicle Presented By : … Continue reading