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Motorsports Photography Holy Grail Open to Public

Motorsports Photography Holy Grail Open to Public

5,000 photographs from the golden age of racing by William Edgar are now available as custom prints for serious gearheads. If you are of a “certain age” (like me) and remember these days (1948-1960), the people, the places, and the races as vividly as I do, the above is a pretty darn big deal.  If you’ve read about the adventure and romance...

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Winners of the 2020 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence

Winners of the 2020 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence

The program recognizes outstanding educators who prepare the next generation of skilled trades workers, and Harbor Freight pays it forward. Once again, and now in some of the most uncertain of times in recent history, Harbor Freight has stepped up, sought out, and honored a branch of our front-line workers who (even at a distance)...

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#TBT – The Volkswagen 23-Window Bus

#TBT – The Volkswagen 23-Window Bus

The pinnacle of sight-seeing travelling, the VW 23-Window Bus is a classic, usually fetching six-figures at auctions. Editor’s Note: #ThrowbackThursday is a weekly release by Volkswagen, which covers historic and intriguing aspects of VW over the years. All content and photos are courtesy of Volkswagen. -CM _____________________________________________________ What do touring musicians, alpine explorers and beach bums all...

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Part Six: Some Automotive Supercomputer Achievement History

Part Six: Some Automotive Supercomputer Achievement History

The final part of LACar’s series on supercomputers and the Nissan 300ZX by LACar guest writer Dan Banks examines how other manufacturers utilized the new supercomputers. To see previous articles on the Cray supercomputer, along with our other LACar ExtravaganZa installments, click HERE! We read of Honda’s achievements using their Cray supercomputer in the New...

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Book Review: The Official Tony Dow Coloring Book

Book Review: The Official Tony Dow Coloring Book

This coloring book features artwork from the legendary Fireball Tim Lawrence, who will keep your imagination running wild as you color the detailed sketches. The Official TONY DOW Coloring Book! Written by: Tony and Lauren Dow Illustrated by: Fireball Tim Lawrence Fireball Publishing www.fireballtim.com _____________________________________________________________ NOTE:  We’ve done our share of (car) book reviews here in...

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Part Five: A Deeper Dive into the Cray

Part Five: A Deeper Dive into the Cray

Part five of LACar’s series on supercomputers and the Nissan 300ZX by LACar guest writer Dan Banks explores the Japanese manufacturers’ acquisition of the first Cray supercomputers. This six-part story continues the LACar #ExtravaganZa – a celebration of the Nissan Z’s 50th anniversary. Check back on WedneZday to catch part six and to see previous...

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#TBT – FERDINAND PIËCH AND THE W ENGINE

#TBT – FERDINAND PIËCH AND THE W ENGINE

Among the countless engineering achievements earned by Ferdinand Piëch, one stands above the rest: the W engine. Editor’s Note: #ThrowbackThursday is a weekly release by Volkswagen, which covers historic and intriguing aspects of VW over the years. All content and photos are courtesy of Volkswagen. -CM _____________________________________________________ Ferdinand Piëch’s time as CEO of Volkswagen AG (1993-2002) was...

 

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