A closer look at this year’s Ridler Award winner, J.F. Launier’s Rivision

Rivision, during the build process. Photos courtesy J.F. Launier. When J.F. Launier’s bright yellow Buick Riviera street rod, Rivision, took the Ridler Award at this year’s Detroit Autorama, the win proved to be more than a little controversial among Hemmings readers. Love the car or hate the car, it represents one man’s vision of the ultimate street rod, and it … Continue reading

4 Tips for the Best Car Wash

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4 Tips for the Best Car Wash It is amazing how many people don’t know how to get the best car wash, much less polish and wax their cars. Many people use products that were never intended for their car and others use products and equipment that should only be used by properly trained professionals. Some never even wax or … Continue reading

RV Solar Power

RV Solar Power

Jumping in your RV and leaving the rat race for the weekend is an American tradition. Did you know you can provide power to your RV with the sun while getting away from it all? RV solar power is a very effective means to save some money on energy and is great for getting off the beaten track. The Sun … Continue reading

Weber Carburetor History

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The Weber carburetor was designed to be totally adaptable to any size engine, for any purpose, at any altitude. There is no such thing as taking four of these out of their boxes and bolting them onto an intake manifold, and away you go. It simply isn’t done that way. This carburetor was intended for serious tuners and performance enthusiasts … Continue reading

How to File An Auto Insurance Claim

File An Auto Insurance Claim

It’s bound to happen. Sooner or later, if you drive long enough, you’re likely to have some sort of automobile accident. With luck, it will be minor. But irregardless, knowing how to handle an auto insurance claim can possibly save you thousands of dollars. If you are involved in an accident, particularly in moderate to severe accidents, the first thing … Continue reading

Helicopter For Sale

helicopter for sale

There are many reasons to purchase a helicopter for sale. Helicopters, often more affordable than their cousin, the air plane, afford both fun and function. Helicopters for fun and for business provide advantages over terrestrial vehicles, and can earn their keep in money saved. There are many business uses for helicopters for sale, and just as many leisure activities to … Continue reading

4 Famous Ford Flops

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Ford Flops? American automakers sometimes take the brunt of the criticism for producing models that are ugly, useless, or even downright dangerous. Ford has had its share of beasts through the years in addition to several winners including the current Mustang for which demand cannot be met. For the fun of it let’s take a look at some of the … Continue reading

Replace your own alternator: How-to

If you’re reading a how-to replace your own alternator article, it can only mean one thing.  You’ve had a bit of bad luck with your vehicle. If you’re looking to replace your own alternator, the story may go something like this.  It’s Thanksgiving, and you’re about to drive 25 miles to your family Thanksgiving dinner, when half-way there the battery light in … Continue reading

Ethanol Fuels Becoming More Accessible to Drivers

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We all need to help spare the environment, yet for some of us it’s easier said than done. Hybrids are still pricey, public transportation isn’t always reliable and giving up our automobiles isn’t necessarily a choice. Fortunately there’s an answer: ethanol. Ethanol Ethanol fuels are classified as alternative fuels by the U.S. Department of Energy, the latest blend of ethanol fuel, or … Continue reading

What Does this Dashboard Light Mean?

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Many drivers can’t identify the mission-critical dashboard lights in their vehicle Almost half of drivers would not know what to do if their car’s tire pressure or brake system warning light flashed, and almost 20 percent of people don’t even know what the low-fuel light means, according to an Insurance.com survey. Insurance.com commissioned a survey of 2,000 drivers asking them to identify definitions … Continue reading