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36 WHEELS AND COUNTING
Well, where is the time going? It's hot! It's already July! Back on the 28th of June, the outside temperature was 106 degrees. Yes! That's what the overhead console displayed. Normally, the van's air conditioner blows ice-cold air. Sweating and drinking plenty of water, obviously, the 2006 Chrysler Town & Country van wasn't blowing and providing the comfortable air that we are accustomed to. It's not necessary to have air conditioning to travel from one point to another. That's true! Air conditioning is a luxury. In this Texas heat, it becomes a necessity.
I don't really know what I'm doing
Up until last week, there were two things I didn’t know (ok, there are probably a few million more than two, but there were two specific things that I learned last week).
My Restomod Dream Cars
So, I’ve written two articles about 1970 Muscle Cars I’d love to own, plus a few others and one article about fast cars, some of them pretty expensive, that I have owned or at least driven.
So, there is the story of the Tweety Bird-yellow Cannondale CAAD4 that came into, out of and back into my life in serendipitous ways. I raced on that bike as a CAT IV and then III on the Green Mountain Bicycle Cycling team from 1997 - 2002. I named that bike Lemon Drop. Yellow, yes, but I thought I could reverse jinx myself and my racing career if I had “drop” in its name, a measure of karmic control so I wouldn’t “get dropped” from the peloton in any race, and the bike would perform perfectly, never showing signs that it was a “lemon.” That didn’t work though. Karmic control is an oxymoron afterall.
The Wheels of Wamboin
A bit more than 35 minutes drive from Australia’s capital of Canberra sits the little hamlet of Wamboin. It's mostly a farming community, with a few serious and few hobby farms located in the area.
McLaren 765LT Spider: The Pinnacle Of The Pure Combustion Supercar
History will honor the McLaren 765LT Spider as the high-water mark for the ultimate pure combustion driver-oriented supercar. It’s a bittersweet accomplishment as electrification alters the automotive landscape, yet this drop-top merits the spotlight for delivering innovative engineering, intoxicating performance, and incomparable driving dynamics in a visually stunning package.
Dream Cars With Stupid Prices
We all have dreams. We dream about the perfect fantasy house. We dream about cars we picture ourselves driving. We dream about the future. Sometimes, the dreams of others make us cringe. When it comes to dream cars, there is a list that makes me cringe.
The Best Electric Cars on the Market for 2022
With surging fuel prices and an overall increase in taxes for highly polluting big engine cars, the global demand for electric vehicles has understandably grown to unprecedented levels.
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Under the Hood
Dive into the intricacies of car ownership, maintenance, specs, and beyond. It's time to look under the hood of our favorite vehicles.
Fast & Furious
When the need for speed can't be capped at 65 mph on the highway. Rev up your engines and race with us.
Old School Riding
Blast into the past. Iconic, classic, and utterly desirable OG cars from the golden age of all things automotive.
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5 Reasons Your Porsche's PSM Warning Light Is On
A flashing PSM warning indicator; a Porsche owner’s worst nightmare. So, why does this light actually flash, and how should you proceed should it ever happen to you? This blog post explains why a Porsche's PSM warning light starts flashing and what options you have for resetting it. Let's start by discussing the basics of PSM.
Why Does My BMW Have A Weird Noise When I Accelerate?
So, as soon as you press the gas pedal, your BMW makes a strange sound :(:(:( In order to trace the noise to its root and get the issue fixed, you turned to the internet and found this article. Well, guess what??? This quest of yours in acquiring information about the strange car noise during acceleration has not gone in vain. This blog post sheds light on some of the prominent reasons why a car may produce strange noise during acceleration.
Driving Safely in Any Weather: The Technology behind DLAA Fog Lights
Driving in adverse weather conditions can be challenging, and ensuring road safety becomes paramount. One crucial element in enhancing visibility and reducing the risks associated with foggy weather is the implementation of advanced fog lights. DLAA (Driving Lights Auto Accessories) has emerged as a leading provider of innovative fog light technology, contributing to safer driving experiences in various weather conditions.
The History of Rail Travel in Under 6 Minutes
[Music] welcome to the history of public transports a series will be delve into some of the most popular modes of transportation that gets us through our day-to-day lives and take a look at how they came to be this episode will be spanning from the wagon ways of ancient Greece to the steam-powered visions of george stephenson so sit back relax and wait for the refreshments trolley because this is the history of rail travel if we're going to be looking at the full history of rail travel we're going to have to go way back to the Year 600 BC the Daioh Coast in Corinth Greece is one of the earliest known rut ways which is a predecessor to the railways what we know of today it's essentially a paved road with grooves worn into the paths to guide the wheels of large wooden cars that would carry anything from goods to entire naval vessels these early versions of the technique used slaves or animals to move the cars along the tracks many similar versions of this idea existed across ancient Greece and others were found in Malta and other parts of the Roman Empire these early rough ways remained in use for around 600 years and most of them fell into disuse after the Empire collapsed it wasn't until the Dark Ages that the state of rail was closer to what we know of today the earliest known record of railways in Europe is from around 1350 on a stained-glass window in the Minister of Freiburg in Germany but the earliest surviving Railway is a cliff railway to their home in salzburg castle in salzburg austria although it is an updated version it is still functioning to this day by the mid 16th century wooden rail tracks were common in mines all across Europe and by the 1600s horse-drawn wagon ways were common in Britain it wasn't until 1768 in Coalbrookdale England that iron was used in the development of Railways iron plates were secured to wooden rails in order to reduce friction which also allowed for different gauges to be used up until this point all of the developments in the rail industry were for private use mostly for transporting goods but in 1806 the swansea and mumbles railway was opened which was the first horse-drawn passenger railway by this point steam engines had been around for just under a century or beer for pumping water rather than for rail transport and in 1812 Matthew Murray built salamanca which was to be the first commercially successful steam locomotive eventually wooden rails were phased out and more replaced with rails made from raw I earn in 1820 but they were replaced with steel shortly after in 1857 fast forward to 1825 and we find George Stevenson's famous locomotion and four years later came the introduction of Stephenson's rocket Stephenson entered rocket into a competition known as the rain hill trials and as his locomotive was the only entry to meet the full contest requirements he subsequently won the 500 pounds prize and the contract to produce his steam engine designed for the Liverpool and Manchester railway the line was opened in 1830 and was the first intercity route ever built just 20 years later in the 1850s Britain had laid a staggering 7,000 miles of track across the country the construction of the first underground railway the Metropolitan Railway in London began in 1860 and was open in 1863 this line is still running to this day but you may better know it as the Metropolitan line on the London Underground network it was at this point in history that the rail industry started to take off in the United States in 1830 the first working American locomotive built by Peter Cooper was used to cover 30 miles of track between Baltimore and Ohio a stretch of track which later went on to become a full working line a few similar sized lines were opened around this time but it wasn't until the 1850s that long-distance rail travel became a practical reality the American rail system grew massively between then in the 1890s although the Civil War did slow down certain developments by then the first transcontinental railway had been built spanning an enormous 1912 miles from the existing rail networks in Iowa and Nebraska all the way to the Pacific coast of San Francisco it wasn't long until electricity found its way into the railways with the first fully electrified line being completed in northern Italy in 1902 the early 1900's saw the first introduction of diesel power and became commonplace after World War two since the price of labor needed for the upkeep of steam locomotives increased massively and consequently made steam power travel financially impractical during the war internal combustion engine technology had dramatically advanced to a point where they were cheaper to run and even more powerful than steam locomotives which caused many railway companies to switch to diesel and as if the rail industry wasn't suffering enough already the large-scale construction of motorways came shortly after the end of World War two making rail and even more unpopular mode of transportation long haul travelled them became the main concern for railway companies.
5 Signs Your BMW Engine Is Overheating & You Should Stop
- Blown head gasket, cracked engine block, wrapped cylinder head… … are among the problems that you may face if you continue driving with an overheating engine. So, why do cars overheat and what should you do if it occurs to you that your BMW engine is overheating??? This blog post covers it all… So, if you do not want to incur costly repairs resulting from engine overheating, you should read this blog post all the way through.
Generator Issues: What to Investigate When It Runs But Doesn't Provide Electricity
Stable supply of electricity during unexpected power cuts… that's the reason why you invested in a generator. But, guess what??? Unexpected things happen. And, you should not be surprised if your generator fails to produce any electricity even when its engine is running. So, what makes your generator behave this way and what can you do to get the issue addressed? This blog post explains it all :):):)
Guardians on Wheels: Exploring Advanced Security Systems for Automobiles
In an era where technology continues to advance, ensuring the safety and security of our automobiles is of paramount importance. Modern security systems for vehicles have evolved far beyond traditional locks and alarms, incorporating cutting-edge technologies to deter theft and protect both the vehicle and its occupants. In this blog, we will delve into the world of advanced security systems for automobiles, exploring the features and technologies that make these systems robust guardians on wheels.
Exploring the Essence of North-East Assam: Three Unmissable Destinations from Guwahati
Guwahati is a gateway to the states of the North- East. If you're gearing up for a road trip from Guwahati, buckle up because I've got the lowdown on three killer destinations in North-East Assam that you just can't miss. You can rent a Self Drive Car in Guwahati and see all these destinations without emptying your pockets. This will also ensure you pay less and stay secure with your family from unexpected rains in North East India.
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