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World Land Speed Record Attempt

Jul 19, 14 World Land Speed Record Attempt

Posted by in At The Track, Automotive, Technology

Ever since I was a child watching my dad race around the local track in his stock car, power and speed has had a soft spot in my heart. Seeing cars go as fast as they can in a circle was exciting, but as I got older and dad didn’t race anymore, my attention focused on the drag strip.

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Meet “Rockzilla,” The 4×4 For A New Age

Jul 16, 14 Meet “Rockzilla,” The 4×4 For A New Age

Posted by in Automotive

In the movie theater, you have Godzilla. On TV, you have Bridezilla. Now, in your driveway, you can have Rockzilla. Although it started out as a Ford Excursion, it’s not your average, every day, run-of-the mill 4x4.

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King Cobra Prototype, 1970 Ford Torino

Jul 15, 14 King Cobra Prototype, 1970 Ford Torino

Posted by in At The Track, Automotive

I grew up in the 1960s and 1970s and owned quite a few cars of that era as a young adult. Although I owned a Torino once, I’ll have to say that I never saw a Ford Torino King Cobra, let alone heard of one, until today.

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$10,000 Prize To Hack Into A Tesla

Jul 14, 14 $10,000 Prize To Hack Into A Tesla

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

Technology is becoming a part of our vehicles with autonomous drive, computerized this, and electronic that, which is sadly a part of our daily commute. So, I guess it was just a matter of time before hackers would try to gain access to our vehicle’s electronics.

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History Was Made At Daytona In The Coke Zero 400

Jul 13, 14 History Was Made At Daytona In The Coke Zero 400

Posted by in At The Track, Automotive

To a true race fan, attending a NASCAR Sprint Cup event is quite a rush -- especially at one of the super speedways like Talladega or Daytona. The 43-car field race at speeds over 200 mph, bumper to bumper and door handle to door handle. Personally, I’ve been to Talladega and it is a rush.

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Are They Motorcycles, Or Are they Cars?

Jul 12, 14 Are They Motorcycles, Or Are they Cars?

Posted by in Automotive

Three-wheeled vehicles -- or trikes, as some call them -- have evolved a long way since I was a child. When I was young, the three-wheelers were tricycles or the infamous “Big Wheels” that were powered by human muscle. Many times I thought it would be awesome to have a motor in such a thing.

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Semi-Truck Of The Future

Jul 07, 14 Semi-Truck Of The Future

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

In the automotive industry, manufacturers are producing new and innovative ideas to implement into their vehicles -- everything from high tech performance parts to self-driving vehicles. One company has taken the self-driving concept to a new level. Mercedes has developed a tractor-trailer that drives itself.

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Electric Cars Are No Longer Just A Vision Of The Future

Jul 05, 14 Electric Cars Are No Longer Just A Vision Of The Future

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

Whether we want to accept it or not, especially from us muscle car fanatics who want to hear the sound of power as well as the feel it, electric cars are our future. With technology progressing rapidly in the automotive manufacturing industry, the high cost of fuel, and the concern for the environment, the electric car is being produced more frequently.

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Ferrari Wins Two More Awards

Jul 04, 14 Ferrari Wins Two More Awards

Posted by in Automotive

Among the exotic super car competitors, many brands could be classified as producing award-winning automobiles. However, over the past few years, one has remained on top, at least in the engine department anyway. Ferrari is one manufacturer that is no slouch when it comes to performance, style and public interest.

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A 73 MPG Luxury Sedan – You’re Kidding, Right?

Jul 03, 14 A 73 MPG Luxury Sedan – You’re Kidding, Right?

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

No, I’m not kidding! Recently, a Mercedes-Benz E 300 Blue TEC Hybrid traveled 1,223 miles on one tank of fuel. With a 21-gallon fuel cell, a diesel engine and an electric hybrid drive system, the car pulled off the trip with an impressive average of 73.6 miles per gallon.

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