The curtain has closed on the 2018 KC Auto Show and we want to say thank you to everyone involved. It was a great year and we were lucky to take part in it and be able to see everything they featured.
It was quick to get in and up to the show floor but once I was there, I just stared in wonder. It was a bit shocking to see the entirety of Bartle Hall filled with cars new and old, especially since I was there a couple weeks before when it was filled with all things ComicCon. I was there to experience the show for the first time, check out the latest makes and models, and get some killer photos. Instead of taking the camera out right away, I walked the entire floor and took in all the brands and noted sections I was going to return to. I took a walk down the middle of the show floor. Continue reading “The KC Auto Show Rolls Out”
It’s that time of year again, the Kansas City Auto Show is about to descend on all of us at Bartle Hall. Kansas City’s biggest car show will bring hundreds of cars and a plethora of events to entertain guests of all ages. You will have plenty of time to explore all the activities and see all the cars. This year the show runs from February 28th to March 4th (today – Sunday!) Continue reading “Kansas City Auto Show Parks at Bartle Hall”
If you are not in the know, King of the Hammers is about to crown its next king. This crazy event is described as the “toughest one-day off-road race in the world.” All you have to do is look at all the photos and videos circling the web to know just how true (or perhaps understated) that is. It is pure off-road, desert racing, rock crawling madness. With more than 10 classes of vehicles, there are hundreds of drivers competing in these matches. Continue reading “Champion of the Desert : King of the Hammers 2018”
It’s getting to be that time of year again. Leaves are falling, there’s a more intense chill in the air with each new day, and your vehicle is being put to the test daily. That’s right, it’s that time of year when you find out what your car battery is made of. Will your battery survive the cold weather and start every day, or will it fail, leaving you to scramble to replace it?
Continue reading “Odyssey Battery: Power That Moves You”
As you may recall, I’m looking to buy a new (to me) compact SUV. This was the subject of a recent blog post in which I explained how I was looking into four options: the Honda CR-V, the Chevy Equinox, the Toyota RAV 4, and the Subaru Forester. Since then, I’ve done more research on car-buying, specifically on when to buy a new a car. Here’s what I found. Continue reading “How To Buy A Car: When To Buy A New Car”
Where it all began
It all started in late 1976. Before GReddy was GReddy, it was just one man, a racing enthusiast in Japan’s grassroots racing community building his own exhausts. The exhausts performed so well that eventually, other racers started taking notice and urged that same enthusiast to build them their own performance exhausts. Within a year, The Trust Company of Japan was born.
Continue reading “GReddy: A Part of Aftermarket History”
As I established with my introductory blog post “Hello” From The New Kid on the Street, I love Sadie, my 2004 Kia Sorento. I grew up in her back, passenger-side seat, talking to my mom through the rear view mirror and looking out of my tinted window. But alas, Sadie is reaching the end of her days with me. I can feel it. It will soon be time for a new car.
Continue reading “How To Buy A Car: Picking A New Car”
Owning a heavy-duty truck, like, say, a Dodge Ram, comes with a certain type of aesthetic. It’s all about power. Whether you want the truck for its towing and hauling ability or just because you think it looks cool, there’s an unmistakable aura of strength and durability that surrounds the powerhouse that is the heavy-duty truck. That’s why it’s no surprise that BD Diesel, formerly Valley Fuel Injection Ltd., offers so many aftermarket parts to make your truck even better than when you first drove it off the lot.
BD Diesel made it’s mark in the automotive industry with the advent of the exhaust brake for what would later become the Diesel pick-up truck market. Today, however, the company focuses on the many facets of the diesel power train market. That’s why it’s one of the best brands to shop when looking to buy for your Heavy-Duty truck.
Continue reading “BD Diesel Stands to Make Your Dodge Ram Better”
My first car was a 1989 Chevy Celebrity. In case it’s been awhile since you’ve seen one, all you have to know is that it screams “80s” rather loudly. It has a distinctly pointy quality with its angular features, and it’s quite low to the ground. It’s the kind of car that a friend of mine once described as a “pimp-mobile in its day.” Whatever that means. Continue reading ““Hello” From the New Kid on the Street”
Within the next ten days, America will celebrate two of the most important holidays of the year. One, Labor Day, we all know well. It’s the officially unofficial marker to the end of summer. A day some of us are lucky enough to have off from work and most of us pass with a barbecue or trip out of town.
But the other day, the day that’s arguably more important is today. A day that, while definitely not a government holiday, should still be celebrated with fervor and excitement because it’s the day you get to put man’s best friend first–if you’re fortunate enough to have one, anyway. Today is National Dog Day. Continue reading “#NationalDogDay: How to Bring Your Dog on a Road Trip”