Monthly Archives: April 2015

27th Annual Lane Car Show

27th Annual Lane Car Show

Motor State is one of our proud distributor and they are having a car show festivities on Friday May 22 – Saturday May 23. The search for quality high performance automotive components ends here. This 153,000 square foot building Lane Automotive and its four divisions. Serving the needs of racers, hot rods and automotive enthusiasts since 1964, Lane Automotive today is known worldwide for its excellent prices, product selection and exceptional customer service. VR-12 is honor to be part of their 27th annual event. This event carries a huge Manufacturer marketplace tent which covers over 7,000 square feet. Over … Continue reading

New Aerodynamics Featured in Audi R18

New Aerodynamics Featured in Audi R18

Photo: Some rights reserved by bibendum84 In the meantime it has become a small tradition for Audi to develop different bodywork configurations to be perfectly equipped for the high-speed Le Mans circuit where average lap speeds exceed 240 km/h. To compare: on the track in Shanghai, which is scheduled for November, the drivers reach an average of only 180 km/h – this is an average of 25 percent less. According to Audi Sport’s Head of Aerodynamics, Jan Monchaux, “Because downforce at Le Mans is not as important as it is at other tracks, we developed other solutions and new … Continue reading

Concours d’Elegance

Concours d’Elegance

Photo: Some rights reserved by DVS1mn General Info The Concours d’Elegance has its roots in 17th century France, when the aristocracy would parade their horse-drawn carriages through the parks of Paris. With the advent of the automobile, Concours d’Elegance events evolved into competitions between automobile manufacturers, custom coachbuilders, and owners, whose vehicles were judged on the beauty of their design. The Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s continues this tradition of exhibiting prestigious collector cars and also offers an automotive art exhibition, a vintage car auction, Mode du Concours and many other social events. For its first 32 … Continue reading

State Fair of Texas

State Fair of Texas

Photo: Some rights reserved by Axion23 Auto Show The State Fair Auto Show: 24 days, 9 acres of new and concept automobiles. The latest models from the world’s largest manufacturers.  Year after year, automotive companies choose the annual expo as one of the top locations to unveil new makes and designs to the public. Visitors to the State Fair will find manufacturer displays, great interactive activities and live entertainment in the Centennial and Automotile buildings and in the Truck Zone. Auto Show Building Hours Sunday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 9p.m. Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. … Continue reading

Germany Drives Down CO2 Emissions With Green Energy Plan

Germany Drives Down CO2 Emissions With Green Energy Plan

Photo: Some rights reserved by supernichao For the first time in years, CO2 emissions in Germany are on the decline again. The increased use of renewable energy and a focus on energy efficiency have also brought lower electricity prices. According to data from Germany’s UBA environment agency CO2 emissions dropped by more than 41 million tonnes last year, a drop of 4.3 per cent. This marks a 27 per cent decline on 1990 levels. Germany’s energy sector is undergoing a radical transition. Renewable energy sources were able to compensate for energy that used to be produced in eight nuclear … Continue reading

Chevy Corvette’s Performance Data Recorder

Chevy Corvette’s Performance Data Recorder

Photo: Some rights reserved by amateur photography by michel Weekends at the track just got a high-tech overhaul. The all-new industry-exclusive Performance Data Recorder (PDR) — available on all 2015 Corvette — turns your vehicle into a highly sophisticated driving analysis tool. With just two simple clicks, you can record every single aspect of your driving including real-time audio and video, plus up to 30 channels of performance data. Relive your favorite moments on the track, then dive into the data and analyze every turn. The Corvette PDR is a world-first in the high performance sports car market, integrating … Continue reading

2016 Camaro Features Interesting Tech

2016 Camaro Features Interesting Tech

Photo: Some rights reserved by Kool Cats Photography over 4 Million Views The all-new sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is set to be revealed May 16 at a special public event hosted at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park, and in the lead up Chevy has been dropping small morsels of information on the car. Previously, we learned that the new Camaro will be 28 percent stiffer than the current model, 200 pounds lighter, and—in SS trim—feature General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] 6.2-liter LT1 V-8. Now, Chevy has confirmed some of the tech features appearing on the new Camaro aimed at enhancing the car’s … Continue reading

Bologna Motor Show

Bologna Motor Show

Photo: Some rights reserved by Gaspa The 39th Bologna Motor Show is held in the Bologna Expo District (Quartiere Fieristico di Bologna) from 6 to 14 December 2014. The Motor Show is held in the Motor Valley, the part of Italy with the greatest concentration of motoring heritage. Bologna is the crossroads between the north and south of Italy, and benefits from the presence of an expo district that is very much integrated into the urban infrastructure. The expo district is easy to reach as it has its own motorway tollgate and train station. Entrace Ticket costs 18€ at the ticket offices. … Continue reading

How to Maintain a Car

How to Maintain a Car

Photo: Some rights reserved by Valerie Everett A used car’s value is surprisingly easy to keep up. With just a few tips, any driver can preserve the lifespan of their automobile, and look good while doing so. Steps Know why value is important. Like you would with any investment, you want to maintain the value of your car. Buying new isn’t always the most valuable investment in a car. Keeping a car you own in top shape or buying a well-preserved used car is more cost efficient. Pay attention to mileage. If you can avoid it, lessen your driving … Continue reading

How to Install a Steering Column

How to Install a Steering Column

Photo: Some rights reserved by Mark Turnauckas Usually, a steering column outlives the car. The only reason you would have to replace one is because someone tried to steal your ride, or you tried to install a steering wheel and busted something inside. Sometimes, wiring can catch fire or you break it trying to change the lock barrel. Most of the time, servicing this part requires a dealer or skilled mechanic. Even if you believe you need to replace this part, explore all options before replacing it as this can be a time consuming and dangerous job. You can … Continue reading