Nitrogen in tires, what’s really driving the trend.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed it, but more and more places are offering pure (or more pure) nitrogen for filling your tires. When I dug into the whys of this, I found a bunch of BS, one good reason, and a lot of money… Continue reading “Nitrogen in tires, what’s really driving the trend.”

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Driving the Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is an all electric car for the masses. On paper, the car seems to be a much more realistic proposition than cars like the Tesla or the Fisker. It’s a small 5 seat car, with a range of 100 miles and a target price somewhere a bit above $25k. For many, this is a price point that is manageable, even in these tough times. Continue reading “Driving the Nissan Leaf”

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Reeves Callaway – Motivated by Excellence

The Western Automotive Journalists¬†hosted Reeves Callaway last night (10/7/2009) and I must say that it was an interesting evening. I mostly know Callaway from the Sledgehammer and Twin Turbo Corvettes of the 90s, but it turns out that there is lots more to the Callaway story. Continue reading “Reeves Callaway – Motivated by Excellence”

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Ford Ecoboost 3.5 – A Really Modern Engine

The US car companies often get dinged for being¬†behind the technology curve when it comes to engine technology. Fords Ecoboost program really closes that gap. Ecoboost is “Ford-Speak” for turbo-charged direct injection engine technology. Continue reading “Ford Ecoboost 3.5 – A Really Modern Engine”

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