Ford trademarks “EcoBeast”

Ford EcoBeast trademark application

As recently reported by Motrolix, Ford has made formal moves to trademark the name "EcoBeast," an obvious reference to its massively successful EcoBoost engine line. Filed this past week with the US Patent and Trademark Office, the application … [Continue reading]

Merry Christmas
from the DIY Garage

Santa Claus Christmas car

We wish you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season 2014. The DIY Garage Team … [Continue reading]

Photo essay of the Lone Star Le Mans 2014

Turner Motorsports Final race car

It’s one thing to read about the Lone Star Le Mans race, or to watch the competition on television – and something else entirely to be up close and personal at the actual event. We know that plenty of our readers would love to have gone but couldn’t, … [Continue reading]

Motor Oil: What Do the Numbers Really Mean?

Motor Oil

Our Mechanic Next door delves into the origins and meaning of motor oil viscosity grades. “220. 221. Whatever it takes.” That infamous line of reasoning worked for Jack Butler (Michael Keaton) in the 1983 hit movie Mr. Mom, so it should … [Continue reading]

Mustang: The First 50 Years DVD review

Mustang 50 Years DVD review

If you know me, you know I love Mustangs. Probably more than any other car on the road. And if you know Mustangs, you know that the original muscle car just turned 50. Like a lot of Mustang fans, I've been feeling a little nostalgic about that. … [Continue reading]

Keep Your Racing Edge – Even During Parenthood

father and son under hood

I got two grown kids of my own, and thankfully they're out of the house. (You can't count on that these days.) Now that we're empty-nesters, I can drive whatever I want, and believe me, I do. But back when the kids were around, I had to make some … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Chevrolet Silverado

Chevy Silverado

From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. For this installment, our Mechanic Next Door explores one of the most stylish trucks on the block, the Chevy Silverado   Pickup trucks … [Continue reading]

Sports-themed Vehicles Take Fandom to Next Level

Green Bay Packers truck

I like football – and several other sports – as much as the next fan. And I consider myself a loyal fan, maintaining allegiances even during an off year – although the New York Giants are certainly testing that commitment this season. All of us … [Continue reading]

Sharing Our Thanks

Thanksgiving Cornucopia 2014

All of us in the Advance family are thankful for our families, employees and friends in the community. We extend our warm greetings to you and yours for a happy and bountiful Thanksgiving, 2014 – may your tables be full and your car projects … [Continue reading]

Top 3 Favorites from the 2014 LA Auto Show

Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang

What do you get when you combine the hottest new cars on the planet with a city that's defined by the automobile? You get the 2014 LA Auto Show, of course. And I was lucky enough to score an invite to this year's Press Days, so I got to wander … [Continue reading]