Photo: Some rights reserved by Pammie76 This fall, about 50 teams from around the world will take part in a competition in Australia to prove that their specially designed solar-powered cars have what it takes to survive the Outback. The competition, called the World Solar Challenge, will be held from Oct. 18 to Oct. 25, and will involve racing about 1,900 miles (nearly 3,000 kilometers) from Darwin to Adelaide. Although speediness is important, teams will also have to craft effective energy management strategies. Seventeen of those students are from the University of Michigan, and they’ve spent about a month … Continue reading
Photo: Some rights reserved by Joseph Brent The Cadillac ELR is a luxury plug-in hybrid compact coupé developed and manufactured by Cadillac. The ELR powertrain is a re-tuned version of the hybrid vehicle drivetrain used in the Chevrolet Volt. The ELR’s 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack delivers an all-electric range of 37 miles (60 km) and a top speed of 106 mph (171 km/h).Deliveries to retail customers in the United States and Canada began in December 2013. Cadillac debuted the concept car that would become the ELR, the Cadillac Converj, at the 2009 North American International Auto Show. The production version was … Continue reading
Photo: Some rights reserved by Lee Cannon Proper radiator maintenance is crucial to keeping your car running at peak performance and for avoiding costly engine damage due to overheating. This job is usually not very difficult, however any home mechanic should have a Haynes or Chilton manual for their car handy in case of any difficulties. Part 1 Draining and Flushing the Cooling System Take off the radiator cap. Only do this when the engine is cool. This will release pressure on the cooling system and prevent vacuum lock when draining. Squeeze the radiator hoses. If you feel a … Continue reading
Photo: Some rights reserved by Ian Sane Fall Carlisle – a collector and classic car swap meet, car corral and auction – is the next to last event of the calendar year for Carlisle Events and marks the end of the Carlisle based show and swap meet season. The event plays host to thousands of collector and classic automotive enthusiasts, who travel to the 150-acre Carlisle PA Fairgrounds from all points of the globe to buy, sell and celebrate all things automotive.
Photo: Some rights reserved by Frank van de Velde On the return of the Formula Renault 3.5 at Circuit Bugatti Le Mans, the category track record was broken in the collective tests. With a lap of 1:22.321, Tom Dillmann (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) broke the previous record set by Fabio Carbone in 2008. The French driver was followed by the quickest among the rookies on Friday, Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport) and Dean Stoneman (DAMS). Championship leader, Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) posted the quickest time in the morning session. Rowland by 0.777s Dean Stoneman was the first of the afternoon … Continue reading
Photo: Some rights reserved by Bar-B-Cruise.com Date: September 26, 2015 Perkins Car Show Address: 1003 East Hwy 33, Perkins-Tryon High School Perkins, OK Registration: 8am to 11am Awards at 1pm Pre-registration: $15 until Sept 20; Day of show $20 Last year’s 50/50 Pot $2400!!! Club Trophy and $100 for most entries! $50, $25 for pre-registration drawing! Over 40 Classes of Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles Three Trophies per class plus 15 Sponsor’s Choice Trophies and Best of Show! Awards Ceremony & 50/50 Drawing inside HS Commons Area; Inside air-conditioned concessions & restrooms; Oldies Music by Dale Turner. Information: Shelby Lauener at … Continue reading
Photo: Some rights reserved by KellarW A regenerative brake is an energy recovery mechanism which slows a vehicle or object by converting its kinetic energy into a form, which can be either used immediately or stored until needed. This contrasts with conventional braking systems, where the excess kinetic energy is converted to heat by friction in the brakes and therefore wasted. In addition to improving the overall efficiency of the vehicle, regeneration can also greatly extend the life of the braking system as its parts do not wear as quickly. General The most common form of regenerative brake involves … Continue reading
Photo: Some rights reserved by mariordo59 Ford C-Max Energi Overview Manufacturer Ford Motor Company Production 2012–present Model years 2013–present Assembly United States: Wayne, Michigan Body and chassis Class mid-size Body style 5-door MPV Related Ford Fusion Energi Powertrain Battery 7.6 kWh lithium-ion Electric range 20 mi (32 km) The C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid starts at US$32,460 including the destination fee. According to its battery size, the plug-in car qualifies for a federal tax credit of US$4,007, and it is eligible for additional incentives at the state and local level, such as California‘s US$1,500 rebate. Specifications The C-Max Energi was designed with total 188 hp (140 kW) … Continue reading
Photo: Some rights reserved by nic_r It was one of the best success stories ever in the long and legendary history of the Rolex 24 (Hours) at Daytona: In 2012, Ohio-based privateer Michael Shank Racing won the biggest sports-car race in America, with its two regular drivers, Ozz Negri and John Pew, and two drivers from outside sports car racing: NASCAR’s A.J. Allmendinger, and IndyCar’s Justin Wilson. It was team owner Shank’s ninth attempt at the win, and the dream came true with the victory — a 5.198-second margin over the polesitting Starworks team. And Justin Wilson was a … Continue reading
Photo: Some rights reserved by amateur photography by michel Event Dates and Times: Thursday September 24, 2015 5:30 PM Venue: KOHL’S SHOPPING CENTER 1800 Route 23 North Wayne, NJ 07470 United States TRI-COUNTY CRUISERS – Every Thursday night – May 7 through September 24 (weather permitting.) For vehicles 25 years and older. Food, music, trophies, 50/50 and door-prizes. E-mail –firstname.lastname@example.org. Call our Cruise Hot-Line at 973-882-0330 for up-to-date cruise night status should the weather ever be an issue.