Three of the Coolest Concepts Seen at the LA Auto Show

The Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo Concept debuted at the 2014 LA Auto Show. The Los Angeles Auto Show always serves up a heaping helping of spectacular sights. But it’s the concept cars that really turn heads. Here are our top picks for the coolest concepts unveiled this week: Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo: Created in honor of the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo racing video game franchise, this is one of the wildest concepts ever to sport the Chevy bowtie. The best news: This is one concept you can drive. Well, sort of. Though you’ll never park one of these in your drive way, you can rev it up in the upcoming Gran Turismo 6 via an online update. Call the 2X Vision in the game, this ride will boast a laser-based propulsion system and an...

February 10, 2015
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Dozens of World Debuts at the LA Auto Show

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 making its world debut at the LA Auto Show. The year 2014 may be winding down here in the real world. But in the futuristic halls of the 106th annual Los Angeles Auto Show, it’s already 2016. Founded in 1907, the LA Auto Show is the first major North American auto show of the season each year. As such, it’s a top choice for many automakers to debut their new wares. This year, more than 60 new rides will make their North American debuts, and of them, more than half will be global premieres – a record year for the show. Here’s a list of the new cars unveiled for the first time anywhere in the world in the exhibit halls of the LA Convention Center. Acura ILX Audi Prologue Audi R8 Competition Bentley Grand Convertible BMW X5M BMW...

February 10, 2015
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Ken Block’s Latest Gymkhana Video Production Tears Through Los Angeles

Rally racer Ken Block does donuts around LA’s landmark Randy’s Donuts structure in Los Angeles for his latest Gymkhana video series installment. Described as the “largest viral-video space in the automotive space,” rally race driver Ken Block’s Gymkhana series has released its latest – Gymkhana 7: Wild in the Streets of Los Angeles. Block made a fortune co-founding (in 1994), running and ultimately selling his shares of DC Shoes, the crazy successful sports footwear and apparel company. He’s since turned his business focus to his Hoonigan Industries, an apparel brand for auto enthusiasts where he’s co-owner and Head Hoonigan In Charge. He began his national rally racing career in 2005, landing the Rally America’s Rookie of the...

February 10, 2015
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What to do When You’re Stranded on a Snowy Highway

Such is the scene in much of New York, where the governor has declared a state of emergency in 10 snow-hit counties. All the talk this week is about the nasty weather hitting much of the nation. At the time of this writing, the hardest-hit area is Buffalo, NY, currently buried under some 60 inches snow. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for 10 of the states’ western counties most impacted by the snow – a move prompted in part by reports of five deaths, including that of a 46-year-old man found dead in his snow-buried car and another killed in a car accident. That declaration means that some 1,000 transportation personnel operating 526 snow plows, 74 large loaders and 21 snow blowers, as well as 150 National Guardsmen are on their...

February 10, 2015
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Male Midlife Crisis, “Bedroom Wall Syndrome??? Driving ’80s Classic Car Boom

Cars made in the 1980s are hitting classic status – and they’re in big demand right now, thanks what some are calling the “Bedroom Wall Syndrome.” Lately, there’s been a surge in interest in classic cars from the 1980s. Yes – that’s right. The Classic Car Club of America defines classic cars as those between 30 and 49 years old. So your beloved 1984 ride is now a bona fide classic. And it’s in hot demand, thanks your midlife crisis and a little known condition known as Bedroom Wall Syndrome. BWS refers to that longing in men who came of age during the ’80s to regain a bit of their youth by plunking down a few hard-earned paychecks for a 24″x36″ semigloss poster-worthy blast from the past. Says a recent article in...

February 10, 2015
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Nissan Debuts Short Film Featuring Two Veterans in a Modified Titan on an Alaskan Adventure

This heavily modified Nissan Titan truck is featured in a new documentary short film honoring America’s military veterans. Nissan’s American division is honoring the nation’s military veterans with the release of a short film produced in cooperation with the Wounded Warrior Project. If you’ve ever dreamed of venturing out into the Alaskan wilderness, this one’s a must-see. Project Titan features US Army veterans David Guzan and Kevin McMahon, two Wounded Warrior Project Alumni taking a modified Nissan Titan on the guy trip of a lifetime into the some of the most beautiful and dangerous territory in the world. Guzman and “I couldn’t dream up this adventure,” McMahon says early in the film, while the two are flying into Alaska in an...

February 10, 2015
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Nissan Debuts Short Film Featuring Two Veterans in a Modified Titan on an Alaskan Adventure

This heavily modified Nissan Titan truck is featured in a new documentary short film honoring America’s military veterans. Nissan’s American division is honoring the nation’s military veterans with the release of a short film produced in cooperation with the Wounded Warrior Project. If you’ve ever dreamed of venturing out into the Alaskan wilderness, this one’s a must-see. Project Titan features US Army veterans David Guzan and Kevin McMahon, two Wounded Warrior Project Alumni taking a modified Nissan Titan on the guy trip of a lifetime into the some of the most beautiful and dangerous territory in the world. Guzman and “I couldn’t dream up this adventure,” McMahon says early in the film, while the two are flying into Alaska in an...

February 10, 2015
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Named 2015 Yahoo Autos Car of the Year

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI is the new Yahoo Autos Car of the Year. Each year, the automotive journalism team at Yahoo publishes its choices for an array of cars considered best in class, with one winning the overall Car of the Year. This go-round, that top distinction goes to the 2015 Golf GTI. Following the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray last year and Tesla Model S in 2013, this year’s winner had big some big shoes to fill. Over the past months judges narrowed the field to 17 vehicles, then ran them through a battery of tests that involved hundreds of miles of driving loops and hours upon hours on Yahoo’s autocross course. “We set loose at speed, opened and closed everything with a hinge and debated questions from the nature of transportation in the 21st century to...

February 10, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Recommends – “On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter???

If you were a movie-going motorcycle enthusiast back in the early 1970s, you might well remember On Any Sunday, the documentary starring the “King of Cool” Steve McQueen. Hitting theatres in 1971, the film featured a varied cast of stars of motorcycling, following them as they passionately devoted their lives to racing – often risking everything for it. Director Bruce Brown, at the time already famous for his iconic 1966 surfing documentary, The Endless Summer, scored an Oscar nomination for the film. Fast-forward more than four decades and Brown’s son, Dana Brown, is revisiting his father’s famous film with On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter, set for nationwide theatrical release on Friday. The film gives viewers a heartwarming glimpse into the lives of...

February 10, 2015
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Furious 7 Trailer Released – And it’s a Thing of Badass Beauty

Late actor Paul Walker’s final film, Furious 7, is set for release April 2015. Producers of Furious 7, the latest in the wildly successful film franchise, have released the trailer to the final film starring late actor, philanthropist and racing enthusiast Paul Walker. And we here at E3 Spark Plugs think it’s nothing short of amazing, beginning with a fleet of muscle cars parachuting from a cargo plane, an explosive gun battle and Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, airborne at the edge of a cliff. This latest installment, set for release next spring, centers on character Ian Shaw’s (Jason Statham) bloodlust for revenge against Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew for the death of his brother, Owen, a former British Special Forces...

February 10, 2015
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