Written by Jyotsna Ramani in November 12, 2013 at 11:49 AM
Mini remains one of the most popular auto brands across the world and many car owners have classic Mini cars that are no longer in the right condition. Mini has been looking for some of the classic cars that they can restore and recently car number 983 Mini decided to revive the old car back into action.
According to the statement, the 54 year old car was full restored at the VDL Nedcar car manufacturing plant in Born, Netherlands and the experts worked on the car for around six months to get it into new appearance.
It was only in the year 2012 that Mini came across this car in an old barn in Groningen and decided to revive the classic car in a new way. Mini said that the number983 dates back to 1959 when some of the earlier Mini cars were being produced in the Netherlands.
Written by Troy Simpson in October 31, 2013 at 07:39 AM
When you’re racing, all that matters is grip. Well, that and finishing first, but the former is a prerequisite for the latter. Whether it’s a drag race, motocross or the circuit, get the power down and stay facing in the right direction. Those rubber doughnuts we call tires will get the job done.
Regular motorcycle tires have a whole bunch of compromises. Sure, they’re expected to provide good grip and braking, but a quiet and comfortable ride are almost as important, and increasingly, buyers want low rolling resistance, too.
Enthusiastic drivers who revel in the “feel” of their car and live for lateral G’s, have different priorities. They want crisp handling with great feedback so they know how their tires are working. They want superlative grip but don’t care much for noise and even durability.
In short, they want street-legal race tires. If you don’t know the difference between street and racing tires, wise up.
Written by Max Howard in October 19, 2013 at 13:54 PM
The most effective way to tell if you need new tires is to look at them. Sounds simple, right? It is if you know what you’re looking for. Check each tire individually because they wear at different rates. You don’t have to stick with the brand, size or type of tire that came with your car from the manufacturer. Your wheels and tires were probably matched to the car based on its trim package. For example, the Toyota Corolla comes in L, LE and S models. The S model comes with 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels while the LE Special Edition comes with 16-inch alloys. The easiest way to know which tire to buy is to understand the rating system for tires, which describes many characteristics for the tires. There are also many tire brands to consider. Goodyear, BFGoodrich, Michelin and Firestone are all solid choices. For example, BFGoodrich has used motorsports testing for more than three decades to ensure quality, according to the write-up of BFGoodrich tires from discounttire.com. Michelin, on the other hand, remains one of the largest tire manufacturers on the globe. But more important than brand, motorists should consider the following tire factors.
Written by Jyotsna Ramani in October 07, 2013 at 05:26 AM
Chevrolet has been making cars for a century now and the auto company has come up with various models that have been voted as one of the historic cars in the field of automobiles. Today, Chevrolet celebrates 50 years of Malibu that also went ahead to be one of the most popular car from Chevrolet. Sharing more about the history of Malibu, Chevrolet said that it was in 1964 that Chevrolet launched the first Malibu and now it has been almost half a century that they have been carrying that tradition ahead and introducing more technologies that make Malibu one of the most desirable cars in the market.
The latest version of Malibu is technologically advanced midsize sedan that somehow connects with the 1964 Malibu and offers the same kind of comfort and convenience that buyers look out for. The 2014 model has a better and new 2.5 liter four cylinder engine that also offers Stop/Start technology that boost fuel efficiency by 14% compared to 2013 model. The new 2014 Chevrolet Malibu offers 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
Written by Jyotsna Ramani in September 27, 2013 at 07:32 AM
We all know Mr. Bean very well, no matter in what corner of the world we stay at. And who can forget his classic car. The expressive face that made you laugh was not the only thing we remember about Mr. Bean, we also recognize him from his classic Mini. Mr. Bean’s car was built in 1974, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that it became the central character in the Mr. Bean series. BMW Group Classic’s classic Mini Mark III is all ready to take you back in time.
Belgium is ready to display all the automotive legends from the 70s and 80s and, it is no surprise to see classic Mini Mark III be the center of attraction. The livelyCitron yellow paint is easy to spot but onlookers will be more interested to know about its colorful TV history with Mr. Bean. After all, the British actor, Rowan Atkinson drove one of the classic Minis in the comedy series. We have seen Atkinson and his comic adventures and near misses in that distinctive yellow Mini with black bonnet. There were about 14 episodes shot between 1989 and 1995.
Written by Suhail Ajmal in September 25, 2013 at 09:18 AM
Before there were automatic transmissions there were manual ones. Manual transmissions required the driver to shift between gears so that the vehicle can be speeded up or slowed down while the engine rotated within an optimum RPM range. For many decades manual transmissions were good enough for most drivers, but not all. Some just didn’t like the intricate shifting procedure and some, well, just never got the hang of it. The result: during the 1930s, many of the larger car companies began to experiment with transmissions that “shifted themselves”. This was seen a way to capture additional customers.