auto industry

Aeromobil Roadable Aircraft 2.5

Posted in auto industry, Car Tech, General, News, Pop Culture, Videos by MrAngry | October 27th, 2013 | 1 Response |

Aeromobil Roadable

I was once asked to be on a panel of automotive journalist to discuss the idea of flying cars becoming a reality. My answer was “Yes”, they will be a reality, but it will be a nightmare if people actually start to use them. Just think about rush hour in your favorite city with 20,000 people trying to “fly” home. It would be a chaotic nightmare. That however hasn’t stopped inventors from trying to build them. Case-in-point, the Aeromobil Roadable Aircraft 2.5. A flying car that may just be a glimpse into the future.

Source: Youtube.com

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Detroit: Bankrupt, But Is Rich In History

Posted in auto industry, Detroit, News by Gerri | October 7th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

decline

Detroit has essentially been “the Motown roller coaster.” It is worth looking at the history of this Michigan city, which dates back to 1701, to gain a perspective on it’s growth and eventual decline. At that time, what is now referred to as the Motor City, started as a fort in the wilderness. A French settler by the name of Antoine Laumet de Lamothe Cadillac founded Detroit, which was then a mere fort.

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Ford GT Inspection: Should we buy or not?

Posted in auto industry, Car Tech, Domestic Rides, Educational, Ford, Ford GT, General, News, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | September 24th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Ammo NYC

Common sense dictates that before you purchase any used vehicle that a pre-purchase inspection should take place. This is something that can be taken care of as easily as bringing the car to your local mechanic, or hiring an expert to go and check it out for you. Larry Kosilla of AMMONYC.com recently traveled to Pittsburgh, PA to inspect a beautiful Ford GT for a client and explains the ins-and-outs of what to look for.

Source: AMMONYC.com

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Pixar Motorama 2013 – Jay Leno’s Garage

Posted in auto industry, Best of, Celebrity Cars, Cool Stuff, General, News, People, Videos by MrAngry | September 19th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Pixar Studios

This week on Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay Leno’s crew got the inside track on one of the coolest shows in Southern, CA, the Pixar Motorama 2013. This is a show that is put on for only the employees of Pixar Studios – you know, those guys who made the movie Cars, Toy Story and Wall•E. Everything from John Lasseter’s Woodie, to Steve McQueen’s Jaguar was on hand for the cameras to capture, so make sure to click through and check it out.

Source: JayLenosGarage.com

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Window Tint Installation: /DRIVE CLEAN

Posted in auto industry, Best of, Car Tech, DRIVE, General, News, Videos by MrAngry | September 8th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Window Tint

Out here in California, window tint is a must have on your vehicle. It protects your interior, cuts down on glare and also helps to cool the car down during excessively hot days. There are however laws in regards to just how dark your tint can be, and many questions regarding how to install it properly. Larry Kosilla of /DRIVE CLEAN and AMMONYC.com has put together a great video showing us the in’s and out’s of how to get your window tint just right. Check it out after the jump.

Source: AMMONYC.com

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Car Glass: Cleaning and Polishing: /DRIVE CLEAN

Posted in auto industry, Car Tech, DRIVE, General, News, Videos by MrAngry | September 4th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Drive Clean

We all know that washing and waxing our car is good for the paint and body, but what about the glass. Most people simply hit it with a little glass cleaner and call it a day. However, if you’re as OCD as AMMO NYC founder Larry Kosilla, then have no fear because he’s about to show you how to bring your pitted and contaminated windshield back to life!

“It is important to clean the glass and windshields on your car regularly in order to maintain maximum visibility. It only takes one track day, or highway cruise, to notice how quickly the windshield becomes impaired. This week on DRIVE CLEAN, we demonstrate how to clean automotive glass using proper tools and techniques. In addition, for those heavily weathered windshields, we also point out the benefits of glass polish.” – Larry Kosilla, Founder AMMO AUTO CARE

Source: AmmoNYC.com

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Show the Drive – What is it about?

Posted in auto industry, General, News, Travel, Videos by MrAngry | August 28th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Show the Drive

Road trips are without a doubt, one of the best things you can do with your car. Pick a spot on a map, get in your ride and go. It’s not rocket science and it’s a great way to spend a day, weekend or full week on the road. I’ve crisscrossed the United States 8 or 9 times by car and every time I travel I find new and more interesting places. ShowtheDrive.com is a cool website that allows drivers to not only plan a wonderful route, but catalog and share it with other motorists. Find new and interesting stops by visiting their “Challenges” section, or simply compare your route to the one others have taken. Wherever you decide to go though, make sure to check this out first as it’s a pretty cool concept and one that I’m sure I’ll be using soon.

Source: ShowtheDrive.com

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How long do you keep a car?

Posted in auto industry, General, News by MrAngry | August 16th, 2013 | 3 Responses |

For Sale

It generally happens around the 16-month point. That’s the point in time when I get the itch to get out of whatever I’m driving as a daily driver and move onto something else. In fact the longest I’ve ever kept a daily was three years. While most people are content with keeping their cars for five, even ten years, I start thinking about what I’m getting next as soon as I purchase the car I currently have. It’s a vicious cycle that has nothing to do with a cars mileage or mechanical condition, moreover, it’s just that I get bored of things very quickly. Leasing a car for example scares the hell out of me for the simple fact that the idea of being “locked” into a car for 36 months seems like a jail sentence. I like variety and the idea of changing things up, although I’m not sure that most would agree with me.

Just curious – how long does everyone out there keep a car/s and what are your reasons for doing so? Let us know in the comments because inquiring minds want to know.

Automatic Transmissions: How they work

Posted in auto industry, Best of, car modifications, Car Tech, Educational, General, Maintenance, Mechanics, News, Videos by MrAngry | July 11th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Automatic Transmission

There are certain things in the universe that will always remain a mystery to all but the smartest of individuals. Things like black holes, figuring out what women want, and of course, how to fold a fitted sheet. In fact those guys can go fuck themselves. Taking it down one notch from the aforementioned top 3 is the automatic transmission, or more appropriately, how it works. The following two videos take us through, in layman’s terms, how these marvels of engineering help to get us around on a day-to-day basis.

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Gibbs Quad Ski: TRANSLOGIC

Posted in auto industry, Best of, Car Tech, Educational, General, News, Videos by MrAngry | July 5th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Gibbs Quad Ski

For years engineers have been trying to devise one vehicle that is as equally at home on land as it is on the water. Many have tried, but few have succeeded. The Amphicar, developed in 1961 was a decent try, but the fact that any overzealous wave would swamp it, made it somewhat impractical. Enter now the Gibbs Quad Ski, a vehicle that combines the off-road capabilities of a quad, with the fun and excitement of a personal watercraft. Power comes from a BMW sourced 1300cc engine that gives the Quad Ski a top speed of 45 mph on both land and sea. The only downside… The $40,000 price tag that goes along with it. Check it out after the jump!

Source: Translogic.com

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