Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Reminder to Visit Our New Blog

by Andrea L. Algar
Motorheads Performance

Just a reminder to everyone who has been a loyal visitor to this electronic newsletter (blog).  We've started our new Motorheads Performance newsletter which has daily postings with informational articles for anyone who is involved or interested in classic cars, street rods, hot rods, classic trucks, muscle cars, vintage cars, or American sportscars. We like the new format and updated style. We hope you do too. We'll keep this newsletter available so you can access old articles of interest.

Here's some recent articles:
  • Classic Cars Rentals Available in Texas
  • Warning About Swapping Out Engine Pulleys
  • Buying Classic Cars As Investments - What Are Your...
  • Watch this great time-lapse video
  • Motorheads Performance Attends Snap-On Event (see some cool car pics!)
  • Heat Affects Texas Classic Car Enthusiasts! - What you should do in the heat.
  • Hard Times Hit Home For A Motorheads' Customer  
  • Motorheads Performance "Student" Graduates!

 We've also added a second, brand new newsletter specifically for shop news, where we report on the small things that happen each day in the shop. Guy will normally give an update on projects, discuss a problem he frequently sees, or talk about new equipment or services at Motorheads Performance. Usually brief and designed to keep our customers informed.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Bucket List for Auto Enthusiasts
by Andrea L. Algar
Motorheads Performance

We've all become familiar with the term "Bucket List". Basically a list of everything we'd like to do before we kick the perverbial bucket. Motorheads Performance has even been listed on a site called The-Bucket-List which claims our website has great music and cool cars! While we wouldn't wish for anyone to kick the bucket, we're certainly flattered that we're on someone's Bucket List!

Well, the bloggers world has caught up and six months ago, began compiling their list of 1001 Car Things To Do Before You Die.  Certainly not all of them have to do with classic cars, but we found the list entertaining, and they've broken everything down into video segments to keep things lively.  Some things to do include: Race in the Baja 1000, Driving a Tank, Escape an Automotive Attack, Attend SEMA, Go Ice Racing, and one of our favorites Visit an Automotive Museum.

Host Jessi Combs has a solid history working with cars, and she has experience hosting several programs about cars. Patrick McIntyre is the other host of the show and although his background is actually in comedy, he was recruited to do presentations at car shows for auto manufacturers before he found his place on The List. Together they make an interesting team.

We encourage you to check it out!

Motorheads is creating our own "Bucket List for Classic Car Enthusiasts". We invite you to participate by e-mailing your entry to Motorheads Performance. Your list item must relate to an antique, classic car, classic truck or muscle car (any vehicle pre-1980) and be either an activity or wish (like your dream car, place you'd like to drive in your ride, person you'd most like to take that drive with, etc).

Have fun and we'll see you in an upcoming article for the results!

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Monday, July 02, 2012

Motorheads Performance Receives Invitation to Australia
by Andrea L. Algar
Motorheads Performance

Last week, I wrote an article which was based on an interview I had with award-winning inventor Frank Will.  Mr. Will had recently won an award from the editors at Popular Science magazine for his work on Over7, an automotive design which uses waste heat to reduce car engine friction, resulting in higher efficiency, lower emissions, and fuel consumption savings!  His design also won awards from the Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia (SAE-A), and he was one of sixteen Fresh Science winners in 2011.

Following a series of subsequent discussions with Mr. Will, Guy Algar and I have been invited to visit Frank at Deakin University in Australia, where he has led his research and testing at the School of Engineering!  We're excited that we will be able to tour the facilities and "talk shop" with Frank, who is also an American Classic Car enthusiast, and in fact, had been very successful in motorcycle racing earlier in his career.

If you missed out on the original article, please read it now!

Although a trip to Australia will need to wait a bit as we're extremely busy at Motorheads, Guy and I look forward to a trip which will be immensely interesting and extremely satisfying. We will keep you posted!

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