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Four Truly Iconic Cars

Mercedes-Benz 300SL The 300 SL is a very unusual automobile. All you need to do is look at one with its doors open and you will what we mean. Manufactured by Daimler-Benz AG, the 300 SL was based on the company’s highly successful 1952 race car, the W194.  To make the...

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Ariel Atom 101

For those that haven’t discovered the Ariel Atom yet, you are in for a surprise. There are few cars on the planet quite like this one. The Ariel Atom basically is a small Formula One racecar but street legal (when configured properly.) It has a nose cone, a low, wide...

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Four Iconic Muscle Cars

1987 Buick GNX The Grand National was a product of Buick’s NASCAR Grand Nationals success in 1981 and 1982. In its first model year, the 1982 Regal Grand National had a naturally-aspirated V6 engine (though Buick made 35 Grand Nationals with the turbocharged V6...

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Why Do We Use Alternators?

The electricity in your car is DC (Direct Current) but your alternator produces AC (Alternating Current.) Isn’t that kind of weird? It’s perfectly easy to get a device that takes rotational energy and makes DC but that isn’t the case today. Why is that? A quick phone...

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The History of Brembo Brakes

You’ve probably heard of “Brembo brakes.” They are appearing on more and more American and foreign model cars. Helping us with this article, Texan Chrysler (Humble, TX), says they are starting to see them on many models in their Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles....

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Automotive Safety Advances

In terms of safety, today’s cars are light years ahead of yesterday’s cars. There are hundreds of safety features in every car sold in the US, many of which are part of the car structure itself. The result is that deaths and injuries due to car accidents have declined...

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Five Common Automotive Myths

The automotive world is filled with a lot of myths. Who knows why, but just about everyone has heard at least one at some point In this article, we will touch upon five common ones and examine some reasons as to why they aren’t entirely true. All-season tires are...

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Types of Brake Pads

If you are a car enthusiast, you probably know that there are different types of brake pads. If you aren’t, you may learn about them the next time you get a brake job done because your mechanic is going to ask “Hey, what kind of pads do you want.” Don’t fret if this...

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