The 1966 Pontiac GTO

What is the most popular muscle car of all time that goes zero to sixty in 6.5 seconds flat? The answer is, the 1966 Pontiac GTO which is a choice muscle car. In fact, when it was released, it quickly became the best selling muscle car of all time. With the ’66 GTO, Pontiac truly created a new masterpiece that has remained in high demand amongst muscle car enthusiasts for nearly four decades. The ’66 GTO has incredible features. Most notable are the unique headlights and the exceptional contours throughout the body that are the true definition of the term sleek. Of course, being a muscle car, the ’66 Pontiac GTO came in a variety of colors and styles when …

The 789 Chevy Is One Cool Car

Imagine combining the great design features from three different classic Chevy models such as the 1957 Bel Air, 1958 Chevrolet Impala and the horizontal fins of a 1959 Chevrolet. Then wrap this contemporary body around a 2005-2007 Corvette C6 chassis. This is precisely what was done with a n2a Motors concept car called the 789. Named for the three years symbolized in the overall design and instantly recognizable by old car buff around the world, the 789 is one cool car. The nose of the 789 is represented by the familiar hood rockets, chrome hood V, grille bar, parking lights, rubber bumper tips and headlight bezel of a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air. Just for an added flair, what looks like …

The 5 Most Famous Fictional Cars Of All Time

Over time, the media has elevated the popularity of various vehicles by highlighting some of the fictional rides that have graced the pages of novels, the lyrics of songs, the 30-minute TV show, and the silver screen. Whether Fred and Wilma are peddling around in their signature rockmobile, James Bond gets away with his gadget cars or the Beach Boys bring life to the Little Deuce Coupe, it’s sometimes hard to forget that many of these fictional cars really don’t exist. Below are a few examples that have gained fame throughout the years. Batmobile In both the Batman television shows and movies, the superhero-on-the-go often hopped into a sleek, customized vehicle that provided protection for his Bruce Wayne alter ego. …

The 3m Clear Bra – A Car-Lover’s Dream Come True

The 3m clear bra is a fantastic invention for any car-lover who treats his prized possession like a true friend. A mans best friend in this day and age is not always the family dog. Sometimes a car can replace a great pet and nothing hurts more than noticing that first scratch or dent on your favorite automobile. However, traditional protective bras are not the most appealing option for car owners who feverishly want to guard their investments at all costs. The trouble with the traditional protective covering is simply due to the fact that it literally covers the magnificent machine. No real car lover wants to hide his prized automobile under an ugly rubbery surface. It doesn’t make sense …

The 1 billion oppurtunity! Dont miss it…

Growing at pace with the automobile industry in India is a web portal CarSalesIndia. To Buy a Car, all it takes for Indias 1 billion crowd is to check out this website now. The website provides a comprehensive search feature to search for used cars. The website has an extensive list of used cars for all cities around the country. There are other cool features like Email Alerts for car buyers and Car Pool for environment carers. CarSalesIndia.com also provides other value added features such as a Loan Calculator. There is an extensive solution for Auto Dealers. If you are a dealer, you can register for Free with CarSalesIndia.com and advertise your entire stock for a fixed cost. Your advertisements …

The “International” Car

This vehicle could actually be considered to be an automobile with a lot of international relations. And this is not because of its sales or performance in other countries, but because how this vehicle was formed took several automobile manufacturers from different countries working together. And this vehicle is the Ford Aspire. The Ford Aspire is an entry-level compact car that was sold by the Ford Motor Company from the United States starting from 1994 and ending during the year 1997. The body of this vehicle was actually made by Kia Motors from South Korea. Note that the engine and components that are in this vehicle come from Japan’s Mazda. It was made available as a hatchback with an option …

The Ultimate Auto Racing Contest: The DARPA Challenge

If you have ever wanted to know what “DARPA” stands for then here is your chances. However, chances are that you have never even heard of the five-letter abbreviation of DARPA, but here’s what this auto racing term stands for just in case you are wondering: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. This is definitely a loaded abbreviation, especially for the auto racing industry, but this contest is put on by the United States’ Department of Defense. As mentioned, this contest truly is an auto racing contest of a lifetime and soon you will be able to see why there are many people who love the idea of the DARPA Challenge. The whole idea of this auto racing challenge is for …

The Teams of Formula One

Behind every great driver, there is a great racing team. These teams consist of many people that make the whole Formula One operation work. There are pit crews, crew chiefs, owners, and sponsors just to name of few involved in a single team. Team McLaren has been with Formula One since 1966 when it premiered at the Grand Prix of Monaco. Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are the current drivers of this team that is headed by Ron Dennis, the team principal. Team McLaren was founded by Bruce McLaren in 1963. The BMW Sauber team has been on and off the Formula One Circuit since its foundation in 1916. The drivers are Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica and the team …

The residual value of leasing

If you are in the market to lease a vehicle, you will hear the term “residual value” recur like a leitmotif. A residual value does not only affect your monthly payments, but is equally used by leasing companies to determine any penalties should you break your lease early and how much to pay if you decided to buy the vehicle at the end of your lease. Let us first start by looking at the meaning of residual value. The term “residual value”, refers to the value of something after it has been used for some time. In leasing lingo, it refers to the depreciation of the vehicle’s value over the life of its lease. So how does it exactly affect …

The Race Tracks of Formula One Racing

With tracks placed around the world, Formula One is truly an international sport. The Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit is located in Melbourne, Australia and has been a part of the Formula One circuit from 1998. Michael Schumacher holds the titles for the fastest Pole Position time and the fastest lap time both set in 2004. The Sepang International circuit is located in Malaysia. Since 2000, it has been in the Formula One circuit. Michael Schumacher holds the fastest Pole Position title and Juan Pablo Montoya the fastest lap. The Bahrain International Circuit / Sakhir Grand Prix Circuit in Bahrain is new to Formula One. The first race was held there in 2006, the year in which Michael Schumacher got …

The Privacy of Auto Navigation Systems

There is a great amount of concern about the privacy aspect of GPS and auto navigation systems and devices. Many people are strict guardians of their privacy as it has become so sacred and so easily invaded. I for one, certainly understand that desire to maintain one’s privacy and do not endorse on any level using these types of devices in order to invade the privacy of total strangers or bending the law and legal protections we have in place in order to protect people from actions such as this. On the other hand, it is great to know that if I make a 911 call from my GPS enabled cell phone, I can be found even if I have …

Three Simple Steps To Become a Local Business Super Hero

Take a quick look at your phone. How many apps do you have on there? How many do you actually use? Let me take a guess, you just use the one you find useful, right? Of course…. But what if you could build and provide really useful apps yourself. What if you could take an easy to use, feature rich, super cheap, newbie friendly software development tool and build apps that increase customer engagement. I mean, a real easy to use tool… but one that produces top quality apps. Do you think you could find a business in your area that would want to have an app like that, for themselves, with their own branding, and access to their own …

The Obvious Benefit of Auto Navigation Systems

If you’ve been in the market for a car, truck, or SUV recently, then I’m sure you’ve seen the vast number of vehicles sporting shiny new auto navigation systems as part of this or that package upgrade. These systems are delightfully handy when you find yourself stuck in traffic that is moving slower than the snail that just passed by or that roads are closing due to nasty weather or traffic pile ups. The truth of the matter is that they can come in equally handy when faced with every day driving if you allow them to be. Many people unfortunately purchase these systems because they seem like a good idea at the time and then never really get their …

The History of Formula One Racing

Formula One racing began in 1946, although it is said to have roots in the racing circuits as early as the 1890’s in France. In 1946 Formula One racing was set as the premier single seat racing circuit worldwide by the Commission Sportive Internationale a division of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile’s or in abbreviation form the CSI of the FIA. The first World Championship for Formula One drivers was held in 1950. Giuseppe (“Nino”) Farina, who drove an Alfa Roméo 158, won the first Formula One Championship by just 3 points. In the early years of Formula One racing, the Italian made cars were dominating the field. The Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, and Maserati were burning up the tracks with …

The History of Formula One Racing

Formula One racing developed as the premier motor sport over the past century. The early history of Formula One racing has roots in European Grand Prix racing. Formula One racing has evolved to become a global sport with fans in over 200 countries and racing circuits around the world. During the early years of auto racing in Europe, rules (formulas) were instituted to create standards for cars and drivers. These rules challenged the racecar builders, known as constructors, to develop safer and better performing cars. Prior to World War II plans had been set for a World Championship among Grand Prix organizations. Because racing was suspended during the war, the first Formula One World Championship was not held until 1950. …

The High Cost of Formula One Racing

Formula One racing is among the most expensive of competitive sports. As a result corporate sponsorship is vital to keep a team competitive. Formula One racing team annual budgets are estimated to range from $66 million to $400 million. When the costs necessary to design and support a winning team are considered these estimates appear accurate. Successful Formula One racing requires specially designed vehicles. A Formula One racing team includes engineers and designers who create innovative ways to improve racecar design, safety and speed. These engineers and designers require computers and testing equipment. In addition, new design ideas must be custom created prior to vehicle testing. Vehicles must be track tested to determine whether a new design feature will work. …