Monthly Archives: August 2015

Wednesday Cruise In Ronkonkoma New York – March – November

Wednesday Cruise In Ronkonkoma New York – March – November

Photo: Some rights reserved by Hugo90 299 Hawkins Ave Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 United States 631-981-2388 (Main Phone) Pricing/Ticket Info Free – weather permitting March thru November (no burnouts or loud music) Weather Permitting – 1930′s thru 1980′s classic cars FAMILY FUN RESTAURANT, FAST FOOD, ETC BLD’s Restaurant 299 Hawkins Ave., Ronkonkoma, N.Y. 11779 LI E exit 60 north 1/2 mile Parking Lot From: carshowsevent.com

Mercedes B Class – Electric Drive

Mercedes B Class – Electric Drive

Photo: Some rights reserved by Mic V. The B-Class Electric Drive was previewed by a concept model in 2012, which was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The concept has an electric motor rated 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) and 310 N·m (229 lb·ft), 36 kWh lithium-ion battery from Tesla Motors. The vehicle has a driving range of 200 km (124 mi) with a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph). The battery can be charged at any standard domestic 230 V power outlet or 400 V rapid charging terminal. Production Model The design of the production B-Class Electric Drive was based on the Concept B-Class … Continue reading

Potholes Evaded By Google’s Car

Potholes Evaded By Google’s Car

Photo: Some rights reserved by JoshuaDavisPhotography Google wants to use the GPS signal from our phones and car infotainment systems to create a database of potholes. Using this information, its mapping applications will route drivers away from poor quality roads for a smoother journey. A patent filed by Google in January and approved on 18 August describes a system which uses sensors within a vehicle to “determine and report road quality using a communication device…[and] this data, together with the vehicle’s location, may be transmitted through a mobile network to a central server for distribution in road quality reports … Continue reading

How to Check Your Choke

How to Check Your Choke

Photo: Some rights reserved by Prior Design NA (priordesignusa.com) If you have trouble getting your car to start in the morning, the choke may not be working properly. If you want to see whether the choke in your vehicle is working, consider the following steps. Steps Take the air cleaner off some morning, before you start your engine. Look down the carburetor barrel at the choke. Does the butterfly valve seem to be closed? If the butterfly isn’t closed, step on the gas pedal a couple of times before you start the car; the valve should close. If your … Continue reading

Swiss/Italian City of Lugano To Host ePrix Race in 2016

Swiss/Italian City of Lugano To Host ePrix Race in 2016

The non-profit organisation Swiss ePrix, that aims to organise a Formula E event in the city streets of Lugano, has been officially announced. It forms the legal structure to raise the necessary 10 million euro. When they succeed, a three-year contract would enable the first race to take place already on May 7, 2016, between the events of Paris and Berlin. City’s Mayor Marco Borradori, together with a group of businessmen, already signed a memorandum of understanding during the London ePrix to receive the exclusive right to organise a race in Switzerland. The event is expected to cost between … Continue reading

Auctions America: Auburn Fall Collector Car Auction

Auctions America: Auburn Fall Collector Car Auction

Photo: Some rights reserved by amateur photography by michel Auburn Auction Park 5536 County Road 11A Auburn, IN 46706 United States 877.906.2437 (Main Phone) Pricing/Ticket Info $15 for a day pass $50 for an event pass Children 12 & Under FREE Registered Bidders FREE The focus of the collector car world returns to the historic Auburn Auction Park, September 2 – 6, for Auctions America annual Auburn Fall event. Held during the famous Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival and spanning more than four decades, the Labor Day Weekend tradition is one of the country’s premier celebrations of the collector car … Continue reading

The Aquion Battery, So Eco-Friendly It’s Even Edible!

The Aquion Battery, So Eco-Friendly It’s Even Edible!

Photo: Some rights reserved by mripp Solar panels and wind turbines are everywhere these days, but the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow. Meaning, the more panels and turbines you build, the more you need a backup for rainy days (literally). Storing excess solar and wind energy would be ideal, but conventional batteries wear out quickly, sometimes catch fire, often leak toxic crud and leave behind heavy metal waste when they go. That leaves unconventional batteries — say, power cells built out of something cheap, plentiful and nonflammable that’s also utterly nontoxic. Maybe, since we’re … Continue reading

Dry Sump Oil Management in Cars

Dry Sump Oil Management in Cars

Photo: Some rights reserved by pedrosimoes7 A dry sump is a lubricating motor oil management method for four-stroke and large two-stroke piston internal combustion engines that uses additional pumps and a secondary reservoir for oil—as compared to a conventional wet sump system, which uses only the main sump (U.S.: oil pan) below the engine and a single pump. Dry sump can also be achieved with a single vacuum pump that creates positive and negative pressures to pull and push the oil out and into the engine. A dry sump engine requires a pressure relieve valve to regulate negative pressure … Continue reading

How to Choose Car Paint Colors

How to Choose Car Paint Colors

Photo: Some rights reserved by zombieite Whether you’re choosing the color of your next car, or thinking of repainting your current vehicle, there are many factors that can — and should — influence your decision. Ideally, the color of your car should not only reflect your personality, but also increase your safety on the road or even hide dust and dirt. Instead of choosing a color on the spur of the moment, or based on what’s available on the lot, consider the impact of multiple factors, and select a color that fits with your most important needs and preferences. … Continue reading

Justin Wilson, IndyCar Driver Tragically Passes From Head Injury Sustained After Crash

Justin Wilson, IndyCar Driver Tragically Passes From Head Injury Sustained After Crash

Photo: Some rights reserved by nic_r Justin Boyd Wilson (31 July 1978 – 24 August 2015) was a British professional open-wheel racing driver. Just before his death, he was competing part-time in the IndyCar Series, driving the No. 25 Honda for Andretti Autosport. Earlier, he competed in the Champ Car series from 2004 to 2007, scoring four wins. He also competed in Formula One in the 2003 season with Minardi and Jaguar and was the winner of the 2001 International Formula 3000 championship. He was also a winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona. To date, he is the … Continue reading