Thursday, December 2, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford founded an automobile organization, Bamford Martin, in 1913. The label was revised to Aston Martin later and was derived from Lionel's last title plus the place where he experienced raced specials which was at Aston Hill. Their initial car or truck was made in Kensington in 1915 but was put at a standstill as a result of the outbreak of Globe War I. All the machinery was sold while Martin joined the Admiralty and Bamford went with the Royal Army Service Crops.
Immediately after the war, Bamford left the business. The autos that Martin and Bamford experienced developed were definitely of high excellent and set earth speed records, but nonetheless within the 1920's it went broke and was purchased by Lady Charnwood who experienced included her son on the board. Nevertheless, it continued to fail, and in 1926, Lionel Martin, the remaining founder, left the firm immediately after it closed.
Within the year, several rich investors have revived the business, but the company's financial status continued to fluctuate throughout the many years leaving the company getting bought and sold numerous times to different investors.
From the 1990's, Ford gave stability to the business when they owned and placed Aston Martin in their Premier Automotive Group; a lot of variations were definitely produced for the duration of this period and it had been also during this time in 2005 that Aston Martin race autos have been resurrected. But in 2006, Ford recognize that they were not producing as much profit and chose to sell some of their stocks of Aston Martin through auction. It turned out marketed to Investment Dar and Adeem Investment headed by David Richards.
To this day, Aston Martin models are however known for being high-class cars and trucks that happen to be for the highly effective and wealthy and had been even applied twice in two several James Bond movies. As a result of its challenges, the company had persevered and has maintained its good quality and image, producing it about the most prestigious vehicle businesses in the world.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Another Summer is winding down and the changing leaves are on their way. Protecting your vehicles is important regardless of the time of year. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, limousines, SUVs, RVs, boats and other recreational vehicles would be best protected with a quality vehicle cover. Summer commands protection from the dangerous UV rays, stormy weather can be a concern any time of year. Winter brings snow and ice in the Northern hemisphere and rain in the South. If you live in the higher elevations of the Southwest, you will also experience the snow and ice mother winter can bring.
In today's economy we all want our possession's to last, especially the big ticket items like our cars etc. When it comes time to trade them in or sell them outright your success largely depends first on how they look. If the paint is faded and or scratched, many will be turned off and will continue their search elsewhere. Like it or not how your vehicle presents itself can go a long way when it comes time to sell or trade. Using a car cover, boat cover, RV cover etc will ensure your vehicle looks it's best when that time comes not to mention make you happy along the way.
If you are like me, you take pride in your vehicle and wash and wax when needed to keep that finish looking bright and new. I can't tell you how many times I worked hard getting my car clean only to have a small shower or rain storm during the night defeat my entire purpose leaving rain spots all over the finish. Had I protected at that time with a car cover like I do now, there would have been no problem. Now I know better. Even though I park in a carport, I still cover my Jeep, dust seems to find it's way everywhere and if the wind is kicking, well the rain can blow in too. The cover also prevents dings and scratches that can be caused by passers by, debris etc. It's so nice getting into a clean vehicle every day. Covering your vehicle also keeps the interior temperatures down. If you live in the Southwest, you know how hot it can get inside. That kind of heat from sun exposure can fade your upholstery or leather for that matter and take a toll on the dash and any personal belongings like Cd's or DVDs that you may have stored inside.
Purchasing a car cover or recreational vehicle cover could not be easier today. The Internet offers a ton of options. Just be sure to shop around when you are ready to make your purchase. Check out the shipping policies and return guidelines. Also, ensure you are ordering the correct size the first time around, this will save you $ in the long run as most companies will not pay return shipping if you ordered the wrong size and if you are covering a larger vehicle, RV etc, this could get pricey.
Friday, August 20, 2010
If you are the type of person who likes horse power and speed, then one best option is to get nitrous kits installed in your vehicle. You certainly might get a great experience with high torque and improved horse power just by making this simple switch. There are a number of nitrous kits that are designed such that they are very much efficient in working with different types of fuel injected car engines and one of the main advantages of getting this installed is that the job can be done within few hours. You never need to make use of any type of specialized tools to get this job accomplished.
Before you get started you might have to select the best location in your vehicle where you need to get this kit installed. It is always advisable to try and avoid installing in the main engine compartment as there are chances that the carbon di-oxide canister could in fact get exploded due to the sudden raise of temperature. There are a number of professionals who in fact suggest to install this kit in the trunk are or even under the main dash board as these are very safe places to install it. You should also work on the direction in which you are planning to direct nitrous line to the fuel injector from the canister. For this purpose you might also have a punch a few number of holes in the dashboard or the trunk area.
Being a professional work it is suggested to make use of grommet for punching holes as you never want to damage the nitrous line when punching holes. After this it is important that you mount the canister in perfect location. It is also a good option to rivet the canister directly to the body of your car. In case the canister is kept loose then there are chances that it might explode when running full speed. There are also chances that it could act as a deadly projectile so most people prefer giving experts the job to be accomplished. Installing can be a risky job and so if you are just not sure of the right procedure then let the experts do the job for you.
You should also take care that you route the nitrous from canister directly to the engine for full power. Temperature resistant clips are best options if you need to prevent it from being overheated. One best option to protect the line is to try and fasten it to the brake lining. Making use of right gadgets and parts is also an important issue to maintain safety. In few cases you might also have to try and replace the rail of the fuel. After this you might also have to properly install the electrical connection, control box and solenoid switch in its place where it is easy to reach.
After the spectacular introduction of the famous Tata Nano, many people began to wonder what is going to happen when people in developing countries are going to afford purchasing automobiles. The Tata Nano is not the first attempt to manufacture an affordable car. Going back a few decades, we have the funny Fiat 500 in Italy, VW Beetle in Germany, the Citroen 2CV and the Renault 4CV in France, and of course, the Ford Model T in the United States. With this article we will present the current 10 most affordable cars in the world.
10. Dacia Logan - $9,477 price tag. It is manufactured in Romania, Brazil, Turkey, India and Iran. It was designed by Renault with the main purpose of being low-cost. It shares plenty of features with the Renault Clio and the Nissan Micra.
9. Fiat Palio - $9,242 price tag. It was originally manufactured in Brazil and after that built in other Latin American countries as well as India, Morocco, Poland, Russia and China. This car is one of the first models designed with emerging technologies in mind.
8. Hyundai i10 - $9,096 price tag. The i10 model is the new generation of the Atos. It is produced in South Korea.
7. Tata Indica - $8,500 price tag. It is one of the ugliest cars in the European market, where it still lives because you cannot get something cheaper than this. The car is also sold with great success in South Africa.
6. Chery A-1 - $7,340 price tag. It looks like a solid subcompact and rumors say that it will be sold under the Dodge brand in Mexico. Chery's partnership with Austrian company AVL that will be bringing the technology to make this car meet the Euro IV standards, something the environment should appreciate.
5. Geely HQ SRC - $5,780 price tag. This car is based on the 1980's Daihatsu Charade, which was at its time, a very good car.
4. Geely MR - $5,500 price tag. It is quite similar with the HQ SRC, the only difference would be that it is equipped with "sportier" powertrains, but basically it is the same car.
3. Suzuki Maurti 800 - $4,994 price tag. A mini car for those that cannot afford a full-sized automobile.
2. Cheery QQ - $4,781 price tag. It is almost double the price of the number one in our list, but it still holds strongly to the second position. Manufactured in China, it sparked some trademark problems because it resembles a lot with the Chevrolet/Daewoo Matiz.
1. Tata Nano - $2,497 price tag. This car is well thought out, and many patents have resulted from the creation process, starting with the Nano's powertrain to the assembly process itself. Many people are against this car because lots of people will afford it and many cars result in pollution.
There you have, the 10 most affordable cars in the world, with the Tata Nano holding comfortably the first place of the top. We shall see how popular and successful the Nano will get and if other manufacturers will try to produce an even more affordable car.
Car enthusiasts the world over will be familiar with the name and significance of BMW. Also known as Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, BMW translates to 'Bavarian Motor Works' and is one of the most important German car manufacturers of all time. Founded in 1916, the company has grown and grown with new models and subsidiary companies to own not only MINI cars, but to be the parent company of one of the most prestigious car manufacturers in all time and the head of a name synonymous with luxury: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Not content with merely conquering the car world, the company also has two motorcycle brands known as BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna.
The logo of the company tells you a lot about its original calling, with the blue and white sections signifying the propeller of a plane as it moves through the sky. Founded by Franz Josef Popp, the BMW brand began manufacturing aircraft engines and soon began making a range of motorcycles in 1923, leading onto car production in the period of 1928-29. Engines were made for the Luftwaffe and the company became an important part of Germany's war effort.
Bought and leased BMW cars as we know them today tend to be sedans and coupes. In 1962 they began making the New Class, starting with the 1500 model and continuing through the 1970s with their production. Their sportier two door models attracted worldwide followings and the 3 Series became an instant hit in the performance car market. The 7 Series is currently their main executive car, while their 6 Series is a luxury coupe and convertible for real sports car fans. Their SUVs offer a unique all-wheel drive system and belong to a class BMW call 'Sports Activity Vehicle'.
All in all, this is a car manufacturer that has long represented luxury and outstanding performance in the car market.