Kickstart my heart: one man’s rocky relationship with his vehicle’s starter

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The starter and I have long had an uneasy relationship. We hit rock bottom a few years ago, but since then we’ve patched up our differences and things have been going pretty well. At least up until last week. But that’s ok. Every relationship is … [Continue reading]

Oh, the horror…the story of monster trucks!

Shotgun Harry. Photo credit: International Monster Truck Museum.

“A monster truck is fascinating because it can go anywhere—and over anything in its path. Here are trucks that typically weigh 10,000 pounds or more, jumping 25 to 30 feet in the air and performing long jumps upwards of 200 feet. This defies … [Continue reading]

Snake & Mongoo$e – a tribute to drag racing’s glory days

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Our resident Gearhead puts his grease gun down to review the new DVD release of this indie drag racing film. I had a chance to drive a drag-racing car many years ago, and to be quite honest with you, I was too scared to get behind the wheel. … [Continue reading]

The Ford Mustang turns 50!

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We wanted to tip our hats to the Ford Motor Company and its fleet-wheeled filly, the Ford Mustang. It was 50 years ago this week that the iconic muscle car made it's debut, turning legions of casual drivers into die-hard fans. Over the years, the … [Continue reading]

Top 5 DIY Projects to Tackle Yourself

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When minor things go wrong with our cars, most of us just bite the bullet and consult a trusted mechanic. But have you ever considered that you might be selling yourself short? Fact is, if you've got a little patience, you can resolve a lot of these … [Continue reading]

Writing off your car for business use

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With tax time upon us, we thought we'd try to spread some positive news, especially as it relates to your car. If you use your car for business, did you know you can write some of its costs off? According to Tax Topic 510 - Business Use of Car … [Continue reading]

Top 5 Tuner Car Shows for 2014!

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After what’s been a particularly long, hard winter for many parts of the country, there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s not a train or another car. It’s the sun! I’ve felt an increasingly strong urge these past several weeks … [Continue reading]

Finding Parts For Used Cars

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If you're looking for a car and need to save money, my advice is always the same: Buy used. It's that simple. When you buy a new car, you typically lose hundreds or thousands of dollars just by driving it off the dealer's lot, and the … [Continue reading]

The Scion Rock Fest Returns for Sixth Annual Festival

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Scion Audio Visual's annual hard rock/metal festival, Scion Rock Fest, returns to Pomona, California on May 17, 2014 with an all-star line-up of hard rock and metal heroes. In keeping with its rich tradition of cutting-edge car designs, Scion … [Continue reading]

Michael Paul Smith: Behind the Scenes of Elgin Park

A scene from the fictional Elgin Park. Photo credit: Michael Paul Smith.

All it takes is one look at Michael Paul Smith’s renderings of cars, created with colored pencils, to know that he has an artistic touch. Impressive as they are, though, Michael is known for something quite different: using his … [Continue reading]