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    bangshift.com is reporting that Todd Gartshore, co-founder of Baer Brakes has passed away this weekend. More information can be found here.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and co-workers.
    by Published on 03-11-2011 05:29 PM  Number of Views: 9157 
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    From 1969 until 1970 ford produced a high performance variant of the Mustang called the Boss. That car wasn’t born a legend, rather that is a title it earned in racing circles across the country. It can be said that this was the Mustang’s first foray as a street legal version of their Trans Am dominating racecar. Ford’s 2012 Boss 302 Mustang sets the stage for a repeat performance.

    After the success of the original Boss, it would not be until decades later that Ford would try to produce street legal racecars again. In 1993, 1995 and 2000 the SVT Cobra R hit the streets as Ford’s street legal factory racecars. These exclusive cars were available only to licensed racecar drivers (with the exception of the 2000 Cobra R which was available to whomever had the appropriate balance in their checking account.) Low production numbers kept these cars out ...
    by Published on 04-16-2011 06:28 PM
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    Lawmakers Acknowledge Importance of Collection and Restoration of Historic and Classic Cars

    Washington, D.C. (April 15, 2011) -- The United States Senate passed Senate Resolution 154 (S. Res. 154) at the request of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils designating July 8, 2011 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The date marks the second commemoration in what will become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

    S. Res. 154 was sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus members Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC). Senators Tester and Burr have been strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, and S. Res. 154 reaffirms their understanding of the cultural importance of collector cars. The Caucus is an informal, non-partisan group that pays tribute to America’s ever growing love affair with the car and motorsports. The Caucus recognizes the integral role collector cars have played in fostering our nation’s appreciation for motorsports.
    by Published on 03-02-2011 08:19 AM  Number of Views: 8188 
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    2012 Ford Focus – Blurring small car expectations

    Bokeh is a photographic term originating from Japan, which means “blur quality.” A picture of a sharp subject with a blurred background is just such an example. It is a technique photographers use to make their subject stand out from the rest of the photograph. Perhaps Ford should have considered “Bokeh” as a potential name for the 2012 Ford Focus because for such a sharp looking car, it certainly blurs the perception of what a small car represents.

    The 2012 Focus proves that fuel economy and fun are not mutually exclusive. It also proves that an affordable car need not be devoid of features and amenities. From its bold, sporty exterior design to its tenacious grip and respectable acceleration it defies conventional econobox expectations.
    by Published on 03-18-2011 05:13 AM
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    Brenda Priddy's cadre of automotive spies have caught the 2012 Ford Taurus SHO running around. The camouflaged nose hides more ...
    by Published on 03-17-2011 03:49 PM  Number of Views: 11415 
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    Mothers VLRModern vehicle interiors have a broad variety of surfaces that should be routinely cleaned, conditioned and protected. Mothers® VLR solves those challenges with its new all-in-one product for vinyl, leather and rubber.

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    by Published on 12-17-2010 04:09 AM  Number of Views: 4627 
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    As they increase their domination of the manufacturing sector, the Chinese will soon be making cars for the American market. While their arrival into the U.S. Market is inevitable, the question is whether they will be able to improve their quality enough to the demands of mature auto markets.

    For the past few years Chinese car companies have hawked their wares at various American auto shows. One such company, Build Your Dreams Automotive, displayed their current offerings at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. If their showpieces are any indication of current Chinese automotive capabilities, established auto manufacturers have little to worry about except trademark and patent infringements.

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