For many driving in the winter means snow, sleet, ice and fog that can lead to slower traffic, hazardous road conditions, hot engine temperatures and unforeseen dangers. Even if you live in a warm climate, you may plan to drive up to the mountains for a little skiing, snowboarding or snowmobiling.
Archive for March, 2011
Automatic transmissions have been around nearly as long as the automobile. They served their purpose, but for those who were looking for performance, the manual gearbox was the way to go. And the more gears in that box the better. Even though high gear is traditionally a 1:1 setup, having many gears to choose from makes keeping the engine in the meat of the power band that much easier. The “three on the tree” became a four, then five, and finally six speeds capable of handling whatever the driver/racer asked of it. Of course, this was all via a floor-mounted shifter usually using an “H” pattern. (more…)
With an excess of 2,500 hot rods, trucks, street machines, customs and muscle cars attending, the Alameda County Pleasanton Fairgrounds was bursting at its seams with the Goodguys end of the year bash Nov. 13-14 in Pleasanton, California. (more…)
It may have been the off season for sun worshipers but don’t tell that to the thousands that showed up for the 1st Annual Surf City USA Classic Car Show, held Nov. 13, 2010, adjacent to the historic Huntington Beach pier. (more…)
It’s hard to describe a SEMA show. It’s part consumer trade show, part show and shine and part Caligula. It is held in Vegas, after all. If the saying is that sex sells, then the SEMA show is a perfect vehicle for it, as for a week everything that a red-blooded American male is looking for is housed inside the cavernous Las Vegas Convention Center. (more…)