Archive for January, 2010

LED

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

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LT Series LED Light Tubes are available in 7- and 12-inch  lengths featuring 12 and 24 High Power SMD LEDs, respectively. These 12 VDC tubes come in a variety of colors, have a 120-degree beam angle, and feature slim water-tight construction. Due to a low power draw and long life, they make an excellent alternative to neon tubes for accent lighting applications in automobiles such as under the dashboard. Installation is simple using the included double-sided foam tape, mounting screws and 22-inch power wires.

Motorsport Simulators

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

11Motorsport Simulators is pleased to announce two exciting simulator models: the Scorpion GT and Predator formula simulator. These new simulators leverage the latest motion design, which now has a 4- or 5-axis degrees of freedom (DOF). These simulators are compact, lightweight and portable making them flexible for multiple settings. Our 4-axis (DOF) motion provides Roll, Pitch, Yaw (independent front and rear) and Lateral (Sway). The 5-axis (DOF) motion system adds Longitudinal (Surge). Each axis has a full 8 inches of travel with programmable settings. The Python simulator can be upgraded to our Scorpion model likewise the Striker can be upgraded to the Predator.

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Hot Rod Grills

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

12Life sized and professionally built by a mahor grill manufacturere, Hot Rod Grills presents this die-cast aluminum monster for all you grillig needs. Featuring a aluminum lid and body and producing 30,000 BTU’s, the Hot Rod Grills comes with two stainless steel tube burners and individual controls. Other features include: electronic ignitor, stainless steel cooking grates, professional grade temperature gauge, locking cators wheels and even full moon hubcaps.

 

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18th ANNUAL NHRA CALIFORNIA HOT ROD REUNION

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Nostalgic Drag Racing And A Car Show All Wrapped Up Into One Neat Little Package

PHOTOS BY COURTNEY HALOWELL and ROGER ROHRDANZ

The 2009 California Hot Rod Reunion, presented by Automobile Club of Southern California, was held at Famoso Raceway just north of Bakersfield, Calif., on October 16-18. It used to be the little brother to the popular March Meet held at the same venue, but judging by the early sellout of the car show and the huge field of racers in attendance, that is no longer the case.

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Move Over, Mickey

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

The OC Auto Show Comes to the Anaheim Convention Center

Photos by Matt Emery and Aimee C. Giron

MainWhen people come to visit the sunny, SoCal city of Anaheim, most stop by for a California adventure into the famed Disneyland theme parks. Others flock farther down the street to see their American League Western Division Champions, The Angels, play at the team’s stadium. But once a year, around the time OC natives are buzzing about the upcoming World Series, another attraction rolls into town at the Anaheim Convention Center. For four days, the OC Auto Show delights fans of a different type, delivering the latest in automotive innovation, with companies such as Toyota, Mazda, Lexus, Infinity, Hyundai and, of course, the Big Three making their presence known on the showroom floors. Once past the entrance, enthusiasts of all types are transformed into the auto show world, greeted by a life-sized replica of the Bumblebee Autobot, towering over 18 feet, standing behind his Camaro counterpart.

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Down and Dirty

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

The 10th Annual Fall Off-Road Expo

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For lovers of all things dirt, the 10th Annual Fall Off-Road Expo Presented by Toyota rolled into the Pomona Fairplex on October 9-11, 2009. (more…)

Naval Operations

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Main_1255At a military installation, one should expect to hear the whine of high-performance engines, especially at a naval air station. What one may not expect to hear is the throbbing beat of an uncorked ISMA muscle car or a late-model NASCAR.

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An Icon Delivers

Monday, January 11th, 2010

The 2009.5 Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang

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Mustang fans recently had a perfect opportunity to rejoice when the 2009.5 Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang was unveiled at Galpin Motors in North Hills, Calif. (more…)

Nostalgia Madness

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Photos by Marc Gewertz

01They say it was the biggest ever, and they came from all over the world to participate in the 18th annual California Hot Rod Reunion presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California. They came with Funny Cars — 32, I’m told. They came with 16 Top Fuel dragsters, Fuel Altereds, race cars, muscle cars, street machines, rat rods, customs and even a 9-cylinder drag bike. They came like pilgrims to the West Coast mecca of drag racing: Auto Club Famoso Raceway near Bakersfield, Calif., for one of nostalgia racing’s biggest events to race and pay homage to the sport’s heroes including, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen, “TV” Tommy Ivo, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and so many more who came to recapture the glory days of quarter-mile drags.

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Star Power

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Eleanor Finds A New Home

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Photos by Travis Noack

If this Mustang looks familiar, it should. It was one of the “Eleanor” Mustangs used in the 2000 movie “Gone in 60 Seconds.” (more…)