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Preventing Winter Rust

Rust is the enemy of every classic car. Unless you are in the business of bodywork, rust is a major annoyance that if left untreated can turn into an expensive repair. Let’s take a look at how to prevent rust, and how to repair your vehicle if it has minor rust issues.

First though, you might be asking “Why does my car rust in the first place?” Good question. Rust is the result of a chemical change in the metal. Basically, exposure to oxygen and water causes iron and steel to give up electrons, which slowly turn the metal into a weaker hydrated iron oxide, or what we know as rust. Some factors that increase the speed of the chemical … Read the rest

SEMA 2014 Videos

Did you miss the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas?  Here’s a few videos to help you feel like you were there.

In case you didn’t know, SEMA stands for Specialty Equipment Market Association. Every year they have a massive show at the Las Vegas Convention Center as part of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week.  While the general public is excluded from the event, the media attends and reports on all the new trends. There are also exhibitions held in conjunction with the show, like the custom car cruise, that allows the general public to get a taste of what’s hot in hot rod customization, tricked out trucks, and prototype racers.

Car Nation highlight video:

2015 Mustangs at SEMA:

SEMA Show … Read the rest

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

On average, 30 people are killed by drunk drivers every day in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While accidents happen, the sad fact is drunk driving is not an accident; it is the result of poor choices. Like many other poor choices, drunk driving is a preventable crime.

drive soberTo this effect, the President of the United States designates each December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is the deadliest time to be on American roadways, with thousands killed and injured each holiday season. The NHTSA reports 1 in 3 fatal accidents are caused by drunk or impaired drivers. The damage isn’t just limited to people. … Read the rest

Watch World Record Semi Jump

In case you missed it, a new Guinness World Record was set when a semi rig jumped 83 feet and 7 inches.  And if that wasn’t enough, the truck, complete with trailer, jumped OVER a F1 racing car, that was also in motion at the time.

The feat was a promotion featuring one of the 2013 race cars from the Lotus Formula One team in conjunction EMC, the team’s sponsor.  The semi was a Renault, who just happens to provide the engines for the Lotus team.

But enough about what, just sit back and watch (and re-watch and re-watch) this astounding moment:

Great Gifts for the Car Crazy

If you, or someone you know, is obsessed with everything car culture, there are a ton of interesting gift options out there. Why spend hours surfing the ‘net, when all the coolest car related gift ideas are right here, starting from super cheap, to less so.

Die-casts ($1 and up)

diecast race carDie-cast vehicles have been made for almost a century, and the variety is staggering. Every single production car made in the last few decades has a die-cast model out there. Yes, even your ugly first car, a 1986 Ford Escort. If you have a gearhead that loves their vehicle, take a look online to find their exact ride in miniature form. It’s super affordable, but is guaranteed to make … Read the rest

Rim Review: TSW Wheel Panorama Rim

If you’re thinking about buying new rims, our experts have reviewed a bunch. The video below gives you a look at the Panorama Rim from TSW Wheel. As with our other reviews, the video tells you where the name “Panorama” came from and how the wheels are made. It also tells you the sizes available and suggests vehicles that might look good with these wheels.

The rims are available in Matte Black and Silver with Mirror Cut Face.

Take a closer look:

Hibernation for Your Car

If you have a beautiful classic, an overpowered muscle car, or a vehicle you regularly show, it’s just about time to put it away for winter. There are a few options on storing your vehicle, each with their own pros and cons. This quick overview will offer a look at what is involved in paying for storage, or doing it yourself.

Off-Site Storage

covered carStorage units are mainly known for making it easy to hold onto the country’s junk, but are also a popular way to store a car over the long winter. Paying a storage company to hold on to your stuff may feel like throwing money away at first, but put it into perspective. This option gets the vehicle … Read the rest

Rim Review: TSW Wheel Nurburgring Rim

Our tire experts have created video reviews of numerous wheels that you can find on our YouTube channel.

In this video, they look at the TSW Wheel Nurburgring Rim, explaining how the rims are forged and even why this specific name was chosen.  Learn which sizes are available and what vehicles the rims fit. The rims come in gunmetal with mirror cut face, matte bronze, and matte gunmetal.

Watch now: