1975 GRD

1975 GRD

1975 Group Racing Developments or simply GRD, raced by Rick Carlino and Brian Johnson in class Invitation during Qualifying of the 2013 FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship. GRD was a short-lived British constructor of racing cars. It was formed in 1971 with a large percentage of staff coming from those made redundant from the closure of Lotus Cars customer car manufacturing arm. They built cars for Formula 2, Formula 3, Formula Atlantic and Sports 2000 racing classes until a decline in British racing vehicle manufacturing bit into the industry in 1975 that paralleled the oil crisis. The red car in the back is a 1970 Chevron B8, raced by Alec Hammond in class Bonnier.

I took this photo during the Historic Grand Prix 2013 on Circuit Park Zandvoort in The Netherlands. I had such a great time with the following race classes:
MES Pre ’66 Touring Cars
Grand Prix Cars Pre ’61
Historic Formula Junior
FIA Historic Sports Cars
Historic Formula 2
Demonstratie – Yamaha Classic Racing Team Demonstratie
Demonstratie – Porsche Demonstratie
Demonstratie – Coloni Demonstratie
Youngtimer Trophy
Grand Prix Cars ’61 – ’65
NKHTGT – Nederlands Kampioenschap Historische Toerwagens & GT’s
Demo – Yamaha Classic Racing Team Demonstratie
FIA Historic Formula 1
Historic Monoposto Racing
MES Gentlemen Drivers

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Posted by SJ-Photography on 2014-03-16 11:08:27

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San Juan Auto Parts, Farmington, NM

San Juan Auto Parts, Farmington, NM

San Juan Auto Parts, 438 East Broadway, Farmington, New Mexico. It’s not neon, but it’s a cool sign anyway.

Posted by Robby Virus on 2012-11-08 08:48:03

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MINI E Electric P0047903

MINI E Electric P0047903

BMW Group will present the new, electrically-powered MINI E to the global media for the first time at the Los Angeles Auto Show on 19/20 November 2008. 500 MINI E vehicles will then be shipped to the US states of California, New York and New Jersey for testing with private and corporate customers.
The development of the MINI E underlines BMW Group’s commitment to reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in road traffic, without compromise to the driving experience. The 500 cars bound for North America will offer BMW Group the opportunity to evaluate ownership potential for vehicles supplied with an electric power supply. BMW Group aims to begin series production in the medium term of all-electric vehicles as part of the company’s Number ONE strategy.

The cars will be delivered to customers on a one-year lease with an extension option. Monthly lease installments will cover any required technical service including all necessary maintenance and the replacement of wearing parts. At the end of the lease, all of the automobiles belonging to the project will be returned to the BMW Group’s engineering fleet where they will be subjected to comparative tests.

MINI E specification and performance
The MINI E’s electric drive train produces a peak torque of 220 Nm, and power is delivered to the front wheels via a single-stage helical gearbox. This unique engine and transmission arrangement powers the MINI E seamlessly to 62 mph in 8.5 seconds and on to an electronically-limited top speed of 95 mph.

Based on the current MINI Hatch, the car will initially be available as a two-seater. The space normally inhabited by rear passengers is reserved for a lithium-ion battery.

When in use in the zero-emissions MINI, the battery unit combines high output with ample storage capacity and remarkable power output. The lithium-ion storage unit will have a maximum capacity of 35 kilowatt hours (kWh) and transmit energy to the electric motor as direct current at a nominal 380 volts. The rechargeable battery is made up of 5,088 cells grouped into 48 modules. These modules are packaged into three battery elements that are compactly arranged inside the MINI E.

The energy storage unit’s basic components are based on technologies proven in power supply units for mobile phones and portable computers. The MINI E’s lithium-ion battery can be plugged into all standard power outlets. Its charge time is strongly dependent on the voltage and amperage of the electricity flowing through the grid. In the USA, users can recharge a battery that has been completely drained within a very short period of time using a wallbox that will be supplied as standard with every MINI E.

The wallbox will be installed in the customer’s garage, enable higher amperage, and thus provide for extremely short charging times. Wallboxes fully recharge batteries in just two-and-a-half hours. Only lockable garages or similar buildings will qualify as power stations for the MINI E.

Driven by electricity: zero emissions at minimal cost
A full recharge draws a maximum of 28 …

1964 Chevrolet Impala Station Wagon

1964 Chevrolet Impala Station Wagon

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The Chevrolet Impala is a full-size automobile built by the Chevrolet division of General Motors introduced for the 1958 model year. Deriving its name from the south African antelope, Chevrolet’s most expensive passenger model through 1965 had become the best-selling automobile in the United States, competing against the Ford Galaxie 500 and the Plymouth Fury when full-size models dominated the market. The Impala was distinguished for many years by its symmetrical triple taillights. TheCaprice was introduced as a top-line Impala Sport Sedan for the 1965 model year becoming a separate series positioned above the Impala in 1966, which itself remained above the Bel Air and Biscayne. The Impala continued as Chevrolet’s most popular full-size model through the mid-1980s. Between 1994 and 1996, Impala was revived as a muscular 5.7-liter V8–powered version of the Caprice Classic sedan. In 2000, the Impala was re-introduced again as a mainstream front-wheel drive full-size sedan. As of February 2014, the 2014 Impala ranked number one among Affordable Large Cars in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings.

Ed Cole, Chevrolet’s chief engineer in the late 1950s, defined the Impala as a "prestige car within the reach of the average American citizen."

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(Wikipedia)

Posted by Georg Sander on 2014-06-11 16:29:03

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auto replacement parts

auto replacement parts

Replacement Auto Parts: Where to Find Them

auto replacement parts

Replacement Auto Parts: Where to Find Them

When needing a replacement part for you car, where do you shop? Like many motorists you may head down to the big box retailer for all of your needs. A good choice both for value and for selection. Still, mostly any retailer is limited as to what they can stock. This especially holds true if you drive a rare or uncommon vehicle. Try finding a window regulator for your ?69 Torino at the parts store; they?ll get it for you but it will have to be back ordered. So, where should you shop? That?s up to you, but let?s goes over the options that you have.

The Salvage Yard. Let?s admit it: there isn?t anything wrong with going to the junkyard to find the part you need. My ?78 VW Rabbit?s window handle broke and I snagged one off of a junker for just a few bucks. Still, if you are looking for a radiator, engine, exhaust stuff, or anything else that actu…

Posted by 19zzz71 on 2013-05-22 22:36:09

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