Archive for 2012

WFCS 2.23 Recreating Bullitt Chase Scene
18 Dec

World’s Fastest Car Show, Bullitt Car Chase [video]

WFCS 2.23 – Recreating Classic Bullitt Car Chase Driving the streets of San Francisco in the tire marks of one of the most famous car chase scenes was a real treat. Since the movie Le Mans we have had a family connection to Steve McQueen. So knowing that I was seeing what he saw (albeit […]

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garage keeps classic wheels ready to roll
17 Dec

Putting Your Vintage Car to Bed for the Winter

Photo credit: Nikki Boertman / The Commercial Appeal Winter is one of my favorite seasons, but it’s not usually a very good time for using your classic – unless that classic is a vintage 4×4 pickup and you love plowing through snowdrifts. For the majority of us, winter generally means our classic cars sit for […]

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Justin Bell at Snetterton
17 Dec

Justin Bell Drives New Jaguar F-TYPE [video]

Three world-renowned drivers – Justin Bell, Martin Brundle, and Christian Danner – were invited to test drive prototype models of the new Jaguar F-TYPE at Snetterton Race Circuit and on the roads surrounding Norfolk in the UK. While both the 380hp V6 and 495hp V8 models are still considered prototype models and were wearing camouflage […]

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Jeep JK Vengeance 3
14 Dec

Jeep JK Wrangler With a Vengeance

Almost one year ago, a silver Jeep JK Wrangler began its transformation into a no-limits, stretched out beast known as, VENGEANCE. Originally owned by a senior moderator and one of the first members of JK-Forum.com, this 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler Sahara started as humble project under the wing of Ken Offerbeck (aka HappyCurmudgeon). Tragically, Ken […]

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2013_Challenger_monroney
14 Dec

Choosing a New Car

My wife is on a hunt for a new car, and she’s not listening to my suggestions at all. We agree that we’ve got a budget of about $40,000 or so, but we don’t agree on much else. I’m corroded with lust for a fire-breathing 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8, one of the hottest modern muscle […]

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GRMS_2012_Challenge_303
14 Dec

Wheels and Tires 101, Part 2

While the wheel is dated at 3,500 BCE, the tire is a much newer invention. Many of the names involved with the development of tires are still around today. In 1844 Charles Goodyear patented (U.S. #3,633) the process to create vulcanized rubber. He discovered that if the rubber was combined with a curing agent, in […]

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SSR studded wheel
13 Dec

Wheels and Tires 101, Part 1

After fire, the wheel provided the greatest technological thrust for human survival and subsequent domination of the planet in ancient times. We could travel faster and farther, filling in the blank edges of the maps, shrinking the known world. The first time we can place a date and origin on the wheel is 3,500 BCE, […]

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