A place to start.

Blue Car Garage-Myth,Majik,and Dreams

A place to start.

Please bear with me and Blue car garage for a short time. I have moved personally and have now moved BCG into a garage as well. It is small but has storage on the second floor. That is a huge plus when talking car parts.
The ground floor will fit 2 small cars with room to work around them. A steel beam is set up for an electric hoist which will increase our motor work capabilities.
To many it may not seem like much. To us at Blue Car Garage; and me personally, it was a goal that took 7 months to fulfill. The small overhead costs will easily be sustainable even through a long slow spell. Not seeing that happen yet as we are booked solid for our first 2 weeks. Just the first step towards a dream of repairing and building cars. Or any vehicle for that matter…

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Not Recommended by Consumer Reports




While the 2014 Jeep Cherokee has been selling well since it went on sale in October, the new SUV failed to score high enough to make Consumer Reports’ list of recommended vehicles. After testing a Cherokee Latitude with the 2.4-liter I-4 and Cherokee Limited with the 3.2-liter V-6, the consumer magazine called the SUV an “uneven package” and found it “half-baked.” The Cherokee failed to wow the testers in several areas, including drivetrain performance, fuel economy, and handling. Consumer Reports called the Latitude underpowered and “not very fuel efficient.

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What on earth is Jeep doing these days?  Taking a once capable off road vehicle and turning it into something for soccer moms who care about on-road performance, that has got to be an evil crime!  -c

Saleen Tesla Model S Announced, No Release Date Set

The existing performance-trim Tesla Model S P85, which we recently saw out-drag a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51, is already quite swift off the line thanks to its 416-hp all-electric drivetrain. All 443 lb-ft of torque an be directed to the rear wheels at 0 rpm, making the Tesla Model S a zero-emissions speed demon. Neither Tesla nor Saleen has come forward with a release date for the Saleen Tesla Model S, but a spec sheet showing some of Saleen’s planned modifications is on the way.

“I fully intend to produce one of the most compelling Tesla’s to ever hit the roadway,” said Saleen in a Tesla statement.

The question now is how Saleen will achieve the bonkers-level performance increase we expect from them with our 2013 Automobile of the Year. Modified aerodynamics? Bigger electric motors? Greater use of lightweight materials? Let us know in the comments what you think Saleen will to do get the most out of the Tesla Model S.

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Audi Teaser can show Audi S1, not following TT

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This extended teaser shows some rapid advances in the Audi new, including a silhouette that clearly shows that this new Audi is a two door hatchback with a greenhouse reflecting that of the Audi A1. Other tracks like the knob and sport seats manual change that we see in this video make us think that this new model will be a variant of Audi S1’s high performance of the A1 which slots under the A3 on the European market. This hot hatch would Audi a competitor by another small hatchback, high power as the Fiat 500 Abarth, the Mini Cooper S and Volkswagen Polo GTI.

In Europe, the standard is offered with a range of four-cylinder small gasoline and diesel Audi A1 engines. We have previously heard that an Audi S1 was under consideration, which would use the same supercharged and Turbo 1.4 litre four-cylinder petrol as the Volkswagen Polo GTI. Quattro all-wheel-drive will presumably come standard, as a seven-speed dual clutch transmission.

Keep an eye out for the official reveal on Wednesday February 12 to see the Audi S1 in its entirety and only what performance tricks are in store for subcompact hatchback of Audi.

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Read This: Chris Harris condemns demonization of Porsche Carrera GT in wake of Walker death

When something bad happens, it’s easy to resort to scapegoating. At least for some of us, that seems to be exactly what has happened following the tragic death of actor Paul Walker and racer Roger Rodas, who were killed on November 30 in a Porsche Carrera GT. Even though officials have not yet determined the cause of the crash, that isn’t stopping many theories from being put for – theories that include blaming the Porsche supercar. Rather predictably, not only is the CGT’s difficult nature getting examined, but indeed, the nature of all high-performance cars is being put under the public’s microscope, with some wondering what the need for all the power is.

A Google search of “Porsche Carrera GT” will find no shortage of articles about the razor-sharp handling and outright speed of the CGT. Pistonheads’ Chris Harris has a different, insightful take on both the Carrera GT and the nature of all fast cars. He reflects on the matter, ironically, en route to drive the successor to the car that killed Walker and Rodas, the 900-horsepower 918 Spyder hybrid supercar.

We think it’s well worth a read, as it makes a number of good points about modern high-performance automobiles and the way they’re used. Click over and take a look.News Source: Pistonheads

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How Ford Mustang helped create the Camaro and Celica

Very small car. When Ford saw there on the dais, some of his they came and were very interested. They asked me if we were planning to build it. I told them we would if we could, but I could not approval. The corporate people would not give us approval. As soon as the Mustang came out, I knew that we needed something to compete with him, but we still cannot approval.” Once adopted, a name proved elusive. Proposed names include the nickname of Super Nova before mentioned, along with Vega and Commander. Panther was another name that widely circulated in the press, but during a press conference 14 of the city, circuit closed, televised on 29 June 1966, general manager of Chevrolet Pete Estes announced the

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2015 Lexus RC opens in 2013 Tokyo Auto Show

“javascript: $(this) .attr (‘src’, ‘http://static.automobilemag.com/_SiteConfigs/automobilemag_com/images/no_photo_100px.gif’);” If (0 see all 24 photos 2015 Lexus RC in these first pictures seems to not have received the treatment f-sport, so we wonder if these modifications could provide a more aggressive look to the RC as they do in the.) We hope that the Lexus LF-A-inspired caliber the F-deporte cluster makes his way to the RC. The general design of the interior of Lexus RC is practically a copy of the sedan is, with a cabin – as they sit with the Board on levels. The center of the stack is composed of capacitive touch controls and small buttons for the audio system, along with mouse – like Infotainment Lexus driver ‘. Lexus says that the RC will receive new interior colors, including a clipping color called nail, to provide a high-contrast appearance. 2015 Lexus RC depends on the same platform as Lexus IS, but with a little shorter wheelbase and a track wide. The RC is also a little lower and longer than the sedan. We hope that the coupe Lexus RC 2015 featuring the same powertrain lineup as he is in the United States, that comes with any 2.5 liter, 204 horsepower V-6 in the IS250 or a 3.5 liter, 306-horsepower V-6. All-wheel-drive should be an option with both engines as it is with the sedan, and is expected for the Coupe RC f-sport package also. Sedan models come with an automatic transmission six-speed on all IS250 models and models IS350 all-wheel-drive, with an eight speed automatic traction rear-IS350 models. Lexus should be revealing powertrain details closer to the date of U.S. sale of the automobile, which also is unknown at this time. We are also more eager to know about the next model of high-performance Lexus RC F. Since sedan Lexus is F outgoing soldiers by 2014, could be a time until RC-F debuts. Set to compete against the BMW M4, RC F supposedly will feature a new 5.0 liter V-8 engine producing around 450 horsepower. For now, however, visit the Gallery of Lexus RC 2015 and looking for the new Lexus coupe hit the floor in 2013 Tokyo Auto salon in two weeks.

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