Archive for March, 2010

Original California Car Duster Company

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

11Car care specialist, the Original California Car Duster Company, has developed a new and improved version of its popular “Jelly Blade” vehicle-drying device. Made entirely of soft, 100-percent, medical-grade silicone and ultra-flexible, the Original California Jelly Blade reportedly removes water from newly washed vehicles in about a third of the time required of chamois and towels. The innovative (patent pending) “Jelly Blade” has a number of unique features, including a special “Detailer” end that’s great for drying rearview side mirrors; an “Extender” end that gets into hard-to-reach areas; and reinforcing ribs that help keep the V-blade drying edge in contact with the surface. Another important feature of The Original California Jelly Blade is an ergonomic handle, which when coupled with the blade’s exceptional contouring ability, makes short work of whisking water off any vehicle.

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Be Cool

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

12Be Cool Inc. presents its new thoroughbred Mustang Performance/racing radiator. This new unit handles up to 700 hp, and bolts directly into all ’05-’10 Mustangs. One model fits both automatic and standard-shift applications, and accepts all factory fans. Ideal for improved cooling efficiency on the street or track, the new Mustang units come in your choice of a polished or satin finish. Use of Be Cool’s Be Coolant anti freeze doubles the warranty with purchase of all Be Cool performance cooling systems.

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Bad Boys, Bad Boys Whatcha Gonna Do?

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

The 14th Annual LAPD Cops 4 Tots Show

Main_badboys_thumb Sure, they spend most of their time trying to catch you speeding by in your hot rod and give you a ticket, but once a year the Central Traffic Division of the Los Angeles Police Department shows their nice side by throwing a car show, and the proceeds go to good causes.

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Mooneyes Does It Again!

Monday, March 15th, 2010

01In 2008, I wrote a column about attending back-to-back Mooneyes events. On Saturday, December 12, 2009, we were out at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale for its annual Christmas Party, and on Sunday, December 6, 2009, we were in Japan for the 18th Annual Yokohama Hot Rod and Custom Show.

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History in the Making – Second Time Around

Monday, March 15th, 2010

01_challengerFor the most part, our industry was founded right after World War II, when all those servicemen returned home looking for excitement and a new way to make a living. For many, hot rodding was the answer. Consequently, our sport is celebrating numerous anniversaries: 50 years of Honest Charley; 60 Years of Coker Tire; 50 years of Gale Banks Engineering; 50 years of the NHRA Winternationals and 50 years since Mickey Thompson went 400 mph in the Challenger.

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Rain And Shine

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Main_thumb_rainAs much as we wanted to be witty and open this piece with the words, “Oh, the weather outside was frightful,” we can’t. Our feet are still wet, and the joke just doesn’t seem so funny anymore.

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Main_thumb_1619We love the desert, especially the painted one of the Arizona badlands, but they don’t call it the “Valley of the Sun” for nothing. That’s why, at least for us, winter is the best time to go to Arizona.

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