Another 1967 Corvette L88 Breaks Auction Record with $3.85 Million Sale

This rare red-on-red 1967 Chevy Corvette L88 just broke auction sales records fetching a cool $3.85 million. The past few months have been very good ones for the blessed few owners of rare 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88s. In September, a buyer at a Mecum auction drove home a ’67 L88 for a record-breaking $3.2 million. That price tag pummeled the prior record of a now seemingly paltry $1.6 million for a Corvette at auction, set by Barrett-Jackson in 2008 with the Pininfarina-built, one-off “Rondine” coupe. But that $3.2 million record proved to be a short lived one. This past weekend, another ’67 L88 ‘Vette was on the auction block with Barrett-Jackson’s Arizona event. This time, the hammer fell at a new record – a head-spinning $3.85...

February 9, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs’ Where Are They Now – Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1966 Lincoln Continental

This 1966 Lincoln Continental convertible used by Martin Luther King, Jr. was fully restored and now is on display at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN. Today, America honors the late Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights pioneers who risked their livelihoods and their very lives for peace among all of the nation’s peoples. Dr. King was born Michael King on January 15, 1929. His father, an Atlanta pastor, would change both their names after a 1934 trip to Nazi Germany to attend the Fifth Baptist World Alliance Congress in Berlin, where he was inspired by the work of German reformer and initiator of the Protestant Reformation Martin Luther. Dr. King grew up to become one of the world’s most influential civil rights activists, tirelessly promoting...

February 9, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs’ Favorite Detroit Auto Show Debuts

The 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 is among the top debuts at the Detroit Auto Show. The automotive New Year is truly starting off with a bang at the Detroit Auto Show (formally known as the North American International Auto Show). We here at E3 Spark Plugs are honed in on all the media coverage and a few of the major debuts have really piqued our attention. Here are three of our favorites thus far: 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06: This sleek street race-capable roadster boasts a minimum 625 horsepower and 635 foot-pounds of torque, and was GM’s fastest car ever when engineers tested it at the Milford Proving Grounds. That’s thanks in large part to the aluminum frame and a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with a custom-made 8-speed automatic transmission. The Z06‘s looks are...

February 9, 2015
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GM Sweeps Car/Truck of the Year Awards Ahead of Detroit Auto Show Start

The 2014 Silverado, North American Truck/Utility of the Year winner. The North American International Auto Show, informally known as the Detroit Auto Show, kicks off later this week, but it’s already making headlines with the announcement of its North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year picks. This year, GM – the Bowtie brand – takes top honors in both categories with the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and the Silverado. The Stingray’s win is no surprise to automotive industry pundits. It’s already racked up a mantle-full including Automobile Magazine‘s Automobile of the Year and Road and Track‘s Performance Car of the Year awards. Named for the 1957 racing concept car that won the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) National Championship...

February 9, 2015
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Toyota’s Hydrogen-Powered Fuel-Cell Car Commands Attention at CES 2014

Toyota’s hydrogen-powered fuel-cell car is turning heads at CES 2014 and will hit the California market next year. The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas opened with a bit of theatrics. Actor Christopher Lloyd of Back to the Future fame blew into town in the film’s famous time traveling DeLorean. But once the smoke dissipated and Dr. Brown left the stage, it was another futuristic ride that stole the spotlight. Only difference – the Toyota FCV isn’t a far-off fantasy. In fact, the company’s hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicle has been 20 years in the making will hit West Coast showrooms as early as next year. Toyota has unveiled several prototypes of fuel-cell vehicles over the past decade. A fuel cell is a device that converts chemical energy...

February 9, 2015
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2014 Team E3 Racing Competition Revs Up

Calling all up and coming racers and pit crew members – it’s that time again. The 2014 Team E3 Racing competition is officially on. It’s a fantastic way to show your stuff and land valuable sponsorship and prizes. If you’re looking to rev up your pro racing career, sprint on over to the E3 Spark Plugs Facebook Fan Page. Become a fan if you’re not already, then click the Team E3 Racing Contest button. To enter, create a unique video about your racing history and why you want to be on Team E3 Racing! Upload it to YouTube & title it “2014 Team E3 Spark Plugs Racing Sponsorship Contest!” Finalists will be announced at the end of January. Then, it’s up to E3 Spark Plugs’ Facebook Fans to help determine the winners by voting for...

February 9, 2015
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Self Driving Cars – Not If, but How Soon and How Much, New Study Shows

Lexus’ self-driving car concept was unveiled a year ago. Experts say we can expect SDCs to be the norm within just a few decades. It’s been the stuff of science fiction for decades. But in just a decade, self-driving cars will be on pace toward becoming the norm, according to data from a new study by IHS Automotive, a provider of global market and economic information. Researchers predict that annual sales of autonomous cars will surge from 230,000 in 2025 to upwards of 11.8 million by 2035. The cumulative result – 54 million driverless cars in use around the world, with as many as a third of them right here in the good ol’ USA. In fact, by 2050, nearly all private and commercial vehicles built will be self-driving. While the notion of millions of vehicles on...

February 9, 2015
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Five Hot New Motorcycles to Ride in 2014

Italy’s MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 is among the new bikes hitting the market in 2014. If the call of the open road is ringing in your ears as you ring in the New Year, you’re in luck. There’s a whole slew of hot new motorcycles to rev up your 2014. Here are five of our favorites here at E3 Spark Plugs, in no particular order: Harley-Davidson Street 750 and 500: Harley-Davidson’s first all-new model in 13 years is powered by an also all-new power system dubbed “Revolution X,” featuring a liquid-cooled 60-degree V-twin with chain-driven single overhead camshafts that operate four valves per cylinder. It’s credited with keeping the seat high, but the center of gravity low. These bikes are expected to be a hit with the young urban market. BMW...

February 9, 2015
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Car Insurance Discounts You Might Not Know About

Work from home? Live on a farm? Got a college degree? All of these can score you a discount on your next car insurance policy. While you probably see or hear advertisements from auto insurance companies every day, you rarely hear the details about how you can get extra discounts. Companies love to draw you in with promises of savings. What they do not tell you is that even more savings may be available to you. All you need to do is ask. Low mileage drivers: If you only have a short commute to work or work from home frequently, you may not put many miles on your vehicle throughout the year. While the mileage numbers and discounts vary by company, drivers with low annual mileage can save about 10% on their insurance. Discounts may also be available if you only drive a couple of days...

February 9, 2015
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Hustle Cars – How those Groovy ’70s Rides were Cast

“American Hustle” boasts not only a cast of Hollywood heavy-hitters and a crazy true-life story base, but a plethora of groovy vintage rides, too. The American Film Institute named American Hustle the year’s best film, and it’s either already won or is nominated for a slew of film festival and critics awards including seven 2014 Golden Globes nods. judging by the box office figures, moviegoers agree. It boasts a serious Hollywood hotshot cast and a captivating storyline, no doubt. But the real scene stealers are those uber-glam 70s styles (man perms notwithstanding) and those oh, so groovy rides. The film follows con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) as they’re forced to work for crazed FBI...

February 9, 2015
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