How to Revive Your Flood-Damaged Car

Well, that sucks. But perhaps all is not lost. Flooded vehicles often can be revived if you know what to do. If torrential downpours this hurricane season have left your vehicle a soaked, soggy mess, you might not be totally out of luck. A flood-damaged ride can be revived if you handle it correctly. E3 Spark Plugs offers a few tips for safely resurrecting your car’s engine and electronics. Whatever you do, don’t try to start a flooded out car no matter its condition. You could cause a short circuit which, at best, will fry your car’s electronics or, at worst, start a fire. Carefully remove your vehicle’s battery, starting with the negative terminal. Then, turn on your headlights to fully drain any power that might remain in your car’s wiring circuit....

February 4, 2015
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Amusement Park Built Just for Ferrari Fanatics

This seemingly otherworldly structure is actually the rooftop of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, sporting the largest Ferrari logo ever created. There’s Disney for the animation fan, Universal Studios for the cinephile and Sea World for the marine lover. Now, there’s one for the fast car aficionado, too – but you’ll have to travel for it. Opened just under two years ago, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the first and largest of its kind – an amusement park fully devoted to a singular automotive brand. More than 20 Ferrari-inspired rides and attractions tell the story of the iconic luxury brand created by Enzo Ferrari in 1929. A favorite feature is The Racing Legends, a multi-media dark ride with 3D thematic scenery that takes you into the heat of the action as you...

February 4, 2015
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Meet Team E3 Racing Winner Richard Smith

Team E3 Racing winner Richard Smith serves as the throttleman and competition director for his family’s multi-championship winning Smith Brothers Offshore Racing Team. There’s nothing like the thrill of a high-speed, heart-racing, sometimes-airborne rune across the surface of the water. It’s a feeling Team E3 Racing winner Richard Smith, Throttleman and Competition Director for his family’s multi-championship winning Smith Brothers Offshore Racing Team, knows well. The team currently runs the OPA Amsoil Offshore Powerboat Racing Series, racing a 26-foot Joker Powerboats/CRC 611 powered by a 500 HP Mercruiser Big Block and a set of E3 racing spark plugs. Smith, a Souderton, Pennsylvania resident, has helped the team score numerous victories and championships...

February 4, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Flick Picks – Two Movies with Odd Car Choices

New movie “Hit and Run” features one of the oddest mix of car chase cars we’ve seen yet. Here at E3 Spark Plugs, we love a good movie car chase. Over these past few weekends, Hollywood served up a few of the most unexpected yet. One features two machine-gun wielding heavies crammed into a Smart Car, of all things. Another is simply the non-standard mix of chase cars we’ve ever seen. While it’s chewing up and spitting out the box office competition this weekend, The Expendables 2 is also generating talk for its shoot-’em-up airport scene, featuring Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger battling bad guys from behind the dashboard of a Smart Car. “My shoe is bigger than this car,” quips Schwarzenegger’s character, Trench, after...

February 4, 2015
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Can You Imagine August Without Car AC? E3 Spark Plugs Shares a History Lesson

Can you imagine August without your auto air conditioning? Though it’s beginnings trace back to 1884 it didn’t fully catch on until nearly a century later. The earliest motor vehicles may have revolutionized family and individual travel, but comfort was not exactly a priority. No windows meant cool rides in the summertime if your vehicle was capable of the 15mph top speed, but you’d better bundle up in the wintertime. Then, when automakers started closing up cabs, things got really heated. But as they say, necessity is the mother of invention. And as car ownership increased, so too did the need to keep one’s cool behind the wheel. Initial attempts at keeping closed-cab vehicles cool involved placing vents in car floorboards. But this just sucked more dirt and...

February 4, 2015
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Meet Team E3 Racing Winner Brody Goble

Team E3 Racing winner Brady Goble conquered competitive karting and this year is changing gears, switching to full-time drifting. First, he conquered karting, revving up his competitive go-kart racing career in 2005, traveling the country and hard-driving his way up the North America ranks to the Stars of Karting National Series by the end of the 2007 season. Now, our latest Team E3 Racing winner Brady Goble has his sights set on taking over the pro drifting scene. “Unlike some drifters, I come from a grip background,” says Goble, Canadian-born and currently based in Blaine, Washington. “I fell in love with drifting and originally began sliding cars/go-karts to learn better car control for traditional grip racing.” In 2008, upon wining a scholarship test with...

February 4, 2015
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Enter To Win E3 Spark Plugs’ & Team Losi Racing’s TEN-SCT Nitro 4WD RTR

  Listen up, remote control fans – the new E3 Spark Plugs-logoed Team Losi Racing TEN-SCTE Nitro 4WD RTR is revving up the hobby car scene. It’s on the market with an asking price of $529.99 on HorizonHobby.com. But we’re offering you the chance to get one absolutely free! The Team Losi Racing Nitro is a scale replica of the E3 Pro 4 Unlimited #23 racing truck driven by Jerry Daugherty of Live Fast Play Dirty Motorsports. Daugherty and son Aaron, along with teammate Patrick Clark, run the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series. The Nitro comes packed with a load of features including: 3.4 Nitro Engine Performance Tuned Pipe Aluminum Threaded Big Bore Shocks Waterproof Electronics Off-Road Beadlock-Style Wheels 7.4V 1000MAH LiPo Receiver Pack Spektrum DX2L...

February 4, 2015
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Ron Howard’s “Rush??? Chronicles Fiery Formula One Rivalry between Lauda, Hunt

Ron Howard’s new movie, “Rush” follows the friendship and rivalry between Formula 1 racers Niki Lauda and James Hunt. This month marks 36 years since the legendary 1976 German Grand Prix that nearly took the life of Formula 1 great Niki Lauda. And filmmaker Ron Howard is in post production on Rush, a feature film that recreates that fateful day and chronicles the storied rivalry between Lauda and fellow racer James Hunt. Set against the sexy, speed-crazed golden age of Formula 1 in the 1970s, the $65 million biopic details the “great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy James Hunt, and his methodical, brilliant opponent Niki Lauda,” reads IMDB.com. “The story follows their distinctly different personal styles on and off the track,...

February 4, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Digs Crazy, Pushup Performing Olympics Bus

Sculptor David Cerny attached a set of giant robotic arms to a 1957 double decker bus to celebrate the London Olympics. Like the rest of the world, we here at E3 Spark Plugs had a blast watching coverage of the London Olympics and cheering for the athletes representing the U.S.A. But we have to admit, we still keep going back to pics of one crazy Olympic promotional ride – Czech artist David Cerny’s pushup performing double-decker bus dubbed “London Booster.” For many, the image of a bright red double-decker is as synonymous with thoughts of London as the sight of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace or the London Bridge. But we’ve never seen a bus like this one. To celebrate the 2012 Olympics, going on in London through August 12, Cerny attached a set of giant,...

February 4, 2015
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Meet Team E3 Racing Winner James Luckett

Officer James Luckett of Romeoville, IL races for a good cause. Make that Officer Luckett.” This Team E3 Racing winner is a Romeoville, Illinois police officer. He may issue you a ticket for speeding down the highway during the day, but come the weekend, he’s speeding down the raceway himself, in hot pursuit of a good cause. “I use my car and status as a police officer to reach out to young people and get them to ‘make the trip to the strip’ and not to race illegally on the street,” he says. Luckett participates in exhibition and high school races via Beat the Heat, a nonprofit organization comprised of police officers and firefighters nationwide who conduct educational programs using marked emergency vehicle drag cars. Program goals...

February 4, 2015
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