Elvis Presley's Secret Chevy Van Uncovered on Velocity's AmeriCarna

Iconic entertainer Elvis Presley will forever be known as the King of Rock & Roll. But legend has it that Mama's Boy also harbored a quite different ambition - to be an undercover agent. Or perhaps, he just longed to go out for a peanut butter banana sandwich in peace, thank you very much. Either way, in order to dodge the public eye that was ever on him, he'd need a plan. Oh, and a ride that was decidedly less conspicuous than his famed pink Cadillac. As it turns out, he had one. And very few people knew it. For a recent episode of his Velocity show, AmeriCarna, three-time NASCAR championship winning crew chief Ray Evernham paid a visit to Graceland, Presley's famed Memphis, TN mansion. The aim was to produce a program segment about the last car Elvis drove before he died, a 1973...

February 23, 2015
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Ford Punks Would-Be Speed Daters with Sleek 'Stang, Hot Blonde

Have you seen Ford's new "Speed Dating" commercial? It quickly became a favorite here at E3 Spark Plugs. Not only does it feature a sleek, fast car and a gorgeous blonde, it also serves to put a few macho types in their place and elicit a few laughs. Here's the premise: A series of unsuspecting dudes agree to meet a girl at a coffee shop for a blind date, believing they're auditioning for a new dating show. Upon walking through the doorway, they're psyched to see that she's a gorgeous blonde with a sweet personality to boot. And they’re even more impressed when they see what she's driving - a sleek, candy apple red 2015 Mustang GT. After a bit of coffee shop small talk, the faux couples head out for a drive and she coyly fiddles with the stick shift, pretending that she's new to...

February 23, 2015
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Corvette Museum Marks One-Year Anniversary of Sinkhole with Blue Devil Return, Lemonade Toast

February marks one year since Corvette aficionados worldwide collectively cringed at the news of a massive sinkhole that suddenly and unapologetically formed in the floor of Bowling Green, KY's National Corvette Museum Skydome. Before it was all over, the offending gap measured 30 feet deep and 40 feet wide and swallowed eight rare rides. To commemorate the one-year anniversary of that crazed night, museum officials held a ceremony that featured the official unveiling of one of just three of those eight chewed up cars deemed to be in good enough condition for restoration - the 2009 ZR1 dubbed the "Blue Devil." It's a fitting tribute, as the Blue Devil was the first to be carefully recovered from the sinkhole and successfully cranked up, sending onlookers into a frenzied...

February 23, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Launches Sleek New Website

Every now and then, it's time for a revamp, whether it's redecorating your living room, getting a spruced up paint job for your ride or going blonde. We here at E3 Spark Plugs thought it was time for a new look, too. That's why, the next time you log onto www.E3SparkPlugs.com, you'll see a sleek new website design with streamlined functionality and added features. Among the first additions you'll see is a new section specifically detailing our NHRA racing spark plugs. That's because E3 is the official spark plug of the National Hot Rod Association, powering some of the fastest and most powerful cars on any track anywhere. Moving across our streamlined top menu, you'll learn all about E3's patented DiamondFire technology that offers a cleaner, faster and more efficient burn than any...

February 18, 2015
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Sneak Peek of the Next Bond Cars

It's not set for release until November, but we here at E3 Spark Plugs already are psyched about the next James Bond flick, Spectre. And now, we're giving you a sneak peek of three custom rides to be featured in the film. Reads IMDB.com, "A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE." We have no idea what that terrible truth may be. But thanks to a recent Autoweek.com article, we do know what a few of the next Bond flick rides will be. Of course, there's the iconic Aston Martin DB10. But now, we know there's also a Range Rover Sport SVR, Jaguar C-X75 and Defender Big Foot on the...

February 16, 2015
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Three Top Romantic Car Scenes

Who says gearheads aren't romantic? With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we here at E3 Spark Plugs are feeling all giddy, too. And to prove it, we decided to dig up the most romantic movie car scenes we could find. Here are our top faves: Say Anything (1989): The love scene between endearing underachiever Lloyd Dobbler (John Cusack) and the gorgeous and otherwise-out-of-his-league valedictorian, Diane Courte (Ione Skye) in his 1976 Chevy Malibu proved the iconic automotive hookup scene of the 1980s. Admit it - You've got Peter Gabriel's In Your Eyes playing in your head right now. The Virgin Suicides (1999): Set to Heart's hot-blooded Crazy on You, the brief but intense moment of pent up passion shared by high school heartthrob Trip Fontaine (Josh Hartnett) and the...

February 16, 2015
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2015 Nissan GT-R LM Nismo Racer to Rev Up Chicago Auto Show

The 2015 Nissan GT-R LM Nismo makes a stop at the Chicago Auto Show before heading to 24 Hours of Le Mans. We got a glimpse at the 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo Racer during the Super Bowl XLIX With Dad commercial. Now, we’ll get the full monty with the Valentine’s Day opening of the Chicago Auto Show. The radically designed new ride will make a two-week appearance at the show February 14-22 at Chicago’s McCormick Place and, no doubt, will be a show-stopper. It’ll be the centerpiece of a performance-oriented NISMO display also featuring the 600-horsepower Nissan GT-R NISMO, the 370Z NISMO, JUKE NISMO and JUKE NISMO RS and two concept vehicles, the Sentra NISMO Concept and a new NISMO street concept that will debut February 12. Carrying a price tag of nearly $150,000,...

February 10, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Digs NASCAR’s Troops to the Track Program

America’s military service members, veterans and families get the VIP treatment with NASCAR’s Troops to the Tracks program. Here at E3 Spark Plugs, we have the utmost respect and love for our nation’s military servicemen and service women. And, of course, we love fast cars. So, we’re big fans of NASCAR’s Troops to the Track program (T2T). In partnership with the Armed Forces Foundation, this year-round recreational group therapy program honors America’s military service members, veterans and families at NASCAR races nationwide. Since its inception six years ago, the program has treated thousands of wounded service members, veterans and families to customized VIP experiences at the races. We’re talking garage tours, driver meet-and-greets and...

February 10, 2015
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Furious 7 Full Length Trailer Released

  “This right here takes crazy to a whole ‘nother level,” says Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) in Furious 7, the final installment in the wildly successful, muscle car-crazed film franchise. And judging by the recently released full-length trailer, we here at E3 Spark Plugs agree. Set for theatrical release April 3, Furious 7 stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and – playing Ian Shaw, the angry villain obsessively bent on revenge – Jason Statham. It centers on Shaw’s bloodlust for revenge against Dominic Toretto (Diesel) and his crew for the death of his brother, Owen, a former British Special Forces soldier-turned-mercenary killed by Toretto at the end of Fast and Furious 6. Furious 7 also stars...

February 10, 2015
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Massive Car Collection Action to Benefit Worthy Cause

This 1962 Rolls Royce Mulliner Drophead Coupe is among the more than 230 classics in the Rogers Collection to be auctioned off in Las Vegas. An entire museum full of rare classic cars will go on the auction block later this month, and students throughout the Silver State will benefit. Assembled by the late Jim Rogers, media mogul, former chancellor of the Nevada System of High Education and lover of all things automotive, the collection includes more than 230 rare classic and antique cars that make up the Rogers’ Classic Car Museum in Las Vegas. Rogers’ collection grew over a lifetime as he worked to build something that “represented the American working man’s climb to success,” his widow Beverly Rogers told reporters. “He didn’t just buy the...

February 10, 2015
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