E3 Spark Plug’s Top Picks: Father’s Day Gifts for the Car Buff

For Father's Day, how about giving Dad a ride in one of these? Exotics Racing in Las Vegas. Father’s Day is this Sunday. Got your car lovin’ dad a gift yet? Don’t you dare show up with another department store tie. E3 Spark Plugs has a few ideas that’ll really get Dad revved up. If Dad’s a DIY kind of guy who just keeps amassing tools, he needs a place to put them. We’re digging Swivel Storage Solutions‘ collection of toll boxes and workbenches. Heavy duty 12 and 14-gauge drawers them ultra-sturdy. And rather than pulling straight out, these drawers swivel. The design allows Dad to access several drawers at one time. A sealed keeps out the dust and a tamper proof central locking system assures Dad you won’t be able to abscond with his...

February 4, 2015
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Meet Team E3 Racing Winner Steve Shaw, Jr.

Team E3 Racing Winner Steve Shaw's #62 car You know a young racer’s got promise when he wins eight races, including two feature wins, in his rookie season. That was in 2003. Today, Team E3 Racing Tier 2 member Steve Shaw, Jr. is still winning and still learning. Stock Cr Racer and Team E3 Racing Winner Steve Shaw, Jr. Shaw first started his competitive stock car racing career in the Econo Division at South Buxton Raceway near his hometown Merlin, Ontario, Canada. After a fantastic first season, he ran a limited schedule until 2006 when he shared a limited late model with his racing father, Steve, Sr. and picked up two more wins. One of those wins was a feature and the two-man team finished the season third in points. In 2010, Shaw joined the Rick Hornick Racing Team and got...

February 4, 2015
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Volkswagen Introduces Hover Car Concept

Volkswagen's hover car would work via electromagnetic suspension. In a Marty-McFly-Goes-to-China moment, Volkswagen and China’s “The People’s Project” have debuted what might bring us closer than ever to that flying DeLorean we’ve all secretly pined for since the first installment of Back to the Future – that is, if it ever sees reality. The concept is vividly illustrated in a recently released video featuring a simulated cruise through Beijing in a wheel-shaped, two-seater pod floating several feet above the road’s surface. It’s operated by a center-mounted joystick. Dashboard information, including speed, mileage and engine cues are displayed hologram-style. So how does it work? The idea is based on electromagnetic suspension....

February 4, 2015
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Summertime Swelter Means Your Car Suffers Too – E3 Spark Plugs Offers Tips for Keeping Cool

A few summertime car care tips can help make sure you're sunning on the beach rather than sweltering in your broke-down vehicle. As summer gets underway, extreme temperatures have probably already sent you sprinting into your air conditioned home or the deep end of your swimming pool. But just like you, your automobile can take only so much heat. Turns out that excessive heat can cause or worsen a whole slew of car maintenance issues. E3 Spark Plugs offers these tips to help your car and your wallet keep cool. Clean your battery and terminals, particularly if it’s an older one. Make sure that there is no acid leaking, that it has adequate water (heat can evaporate a battery’s internal fluids) and that the charge is strong but not off the charts. High summertime...

February 4, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Congratulates Kari Roben, Winner of a 3-Day Motorsports Experience in Utah

Kari Roben,and husband Richard Chandler are headed to Utah for a three-day off-roading adventure complements of E3 Spark Plugs. They say the family that off-roads together stays together – or something like that. In any case, it’s true for the family of Kari Roben. She’s the winner of a trip for two to the 2012 E3 Spark Plugs Utah Off Road Nationals Presented by Toyota at Miller Motorsports Park. “The best winning experience of our life,” said Roben when we broke the news. The Thousand Oaks, California resident says she entered in hopes of winning a much deserved vacation for husband Richard Chandler, Jr. “He’s the hardest working, most honest businessman I know.” After nearly two decades in the construction industry, Chandler founded...

February 4, 2015
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E3 Announces Its New 2012 Off Road Truck Team

Press Release For Immediate Release: For more information, contact: Kevin Shaw kevin.shaw@martincoadvertising.com 615/876-1822 The 2012 racing season is well underway and E3 Spark Plugs has a trio of racers that are already outrunning the competition and taking the lead. These three racers bring with them a combined 45 years of racing experience and know-how and are all members of Live Fast…Play Dirty Motorsports’ race team. Leading the trio is #23 Jerry Daugherty out of Riverton, Utah. Jerry’s racing experience is put to the test behind the wheel of his Pro 4 Unlimited Live Fast…Play Dirty Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado powered by a Todd Goodwin-built Goodwin Competition mill. Over his 36 years of competition, Jerry has taken home 13 podium finishes...

February 4, 2015
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Take a Trip to Concorso d’Eleganza – the World’s Most Exclusive Collector Car Show

This 1925 Rolls-Royce round door was discovered rusting in a New Jersey junkyard. Several owners and a massive overhaul later, it's considered among the world's elite collector cars. Pebble Beach may be the most famous among collector car shows. But it can’t touch the Concorso d’Eleganza in terms of exclusivity. Just 60 of the world’s rarest and most impressive antique cars were invited to this year’s event, held at the ritzy Villa d’Este hotel on the shores of Italy’s Lake Como. And while each of these cars would fetch a massive sum, a few are back-from-the-brink stories that rival any great barn find. Take the 1925 Rolls-Royce Round Door coupe for instance. Back in 1950-something, this mind-boggling beauty was rusting away in a New Jersey...

February 4, 2015
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Meet Team E3 Racing Winner Robert Emery

Team E3 Racing winner Robert Emery enters the Lucas Oil Pro Buggy Unlimited class for the 2012 racing season. Robert Emery started his competitive go-kart racing career at 15 and is entering his fifth full year in the buggy classes. This year, he’s stepping up to the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Pro Buggy Unlimited class with a brand new race car. And, as a new member of Team E3 Racing, he’ll be sporting a new E3 Spark Plugs decal. Team E3 Racing winner Robert Emery races for Dan's Performance Parts in Southern California. Emery started off strong with three second-place, two third-place and three fourth-place finishes in the 2008 and 2009 seasons. Those on-track performances were enough to earn Emery a second overall standing in the M4SX Single Buggy points...

February 4, 2015
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Hot Rod Power Tour Co-Sponsored by E3 Spark Plugs Revs Up This Weekend

This 1958 Impala impressed at the 2011 Hot Rod Power Tour. the 2012 cruise revs up this weekend near Detroit. Hot Rod magazine’s 18th Annual Hot Rod Power Tour revs up this weekend for a seven-day, seven-city cruise from Detroit, Michigan to Austin, Texas. Touted as the “ultimate gearhead road trip,” the tour is a rolling tribute to the performance car. You’ll see muscle cars from every decade since the 1930s, shined and souped up. Each stop of the tour features the Lucas Oil / E3 Spark Plugs Dyno, open to all registered participants. Live music, games and giveaways, automotive celebrity interviews, after parties and even a few appearances by the beautiful Miss Magnaflow and Miss Hot Rod round out each stop. Check the list for the Hot Rod Power Tour stop...

February 4, 2015
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Shawn Lawless’ EV Rocket Makes History with 201mph Sprint

Shawn Lawless' Rocket is the first EV to breat 200mph in a quarter mile. It’s long been said that electric vehicles just can’t match the speed of gasoline-fueled rides. But longtime motorcycle racer and builder Shawn Lawless just put that notion to rest. Earlier this month, his Rocket EV bike hit 201 miles per hour in 6.94 seconds in an exhibition sprint at Virginia Motorsports Park. Originally built in 2010 with help from the famous Orange County Choppers in a two-episode television special, the Rocket made history as the first EV to break the quarter mile in less than seven seconds. The driver was Larry “Spiderman” McBride, a 30-year veteran in racing supercharged, nitro-burning motorcycles (His moniker comes by way of an announcer’s comment at the...

February 4, 2015
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