E3 Spark Plugs Mourns the Loss of Off Road Racing Champion Rick Huseman

Off-road racing champion Rick Huseman and brother Jeff were among three people killed in a California plane crash Sunday, Oct. 16. On an already emotionally trying day the professional racing community now mourns two more beloved friends and competitors. It’s been confirmed that off-road racer Rick Huseman and his brother Jeff Huseman were among three people killed in a plane crash while attempting an emergency landing in Barstow, CA. The Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft had been traveling from North Las Vegas to Corona when it crashed about five miles from the Barstow-Doggett airport Sunday afternoon, officials said. The news comes on the heels of a horrific 15-car wreck that claimed the life of IndyCar champion Dan Wheldon, who left behind a wife and two young sons. Huseman also...

February 2, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Mourns Loss of IndyCar Champion Dan Wheldon

IndyCar racer Dan Wheldon was killed in a horrific accident at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday. Photo via www.DanWheldon.com and GP Sports Managment. E3 Spark Plugs joins the entire racing community in mourning the loss of Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon, who was killed Sunday in a violent 15-car crash at the Izod IndyCar World Championships finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Wheldon was racing as part of a promotion that would have landed a $5 million prize, to be split with a sweepstakes winner, for a series non-regular who won the race. Starting at the back of the 34-car field, Wheldon had worked his way to up some 10 spots by the 12th lap of the 200-lap race when two cars touched in front of him. That touch set of a disastrous chain reaction that would claim 15 cars....

February 2, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Has Tips for Decorating Your New Digs

Couch and footstools made from a 1959 Cadillac by Vintage Vending. If you’re a bona fide auto buff with new digs to decorate (or old ones that need some serious makeover mojo) E3 Spark Plugs has a few interior decorating ideas you’ll love. Turns out old cars never die. Many of them get new lives as fabulous furniture pieces. Here are a few of our favorites (check out the gallery below for photos): 1959 Cadillac Car Couch: A company called Vintage Vending created this gorgeous and quite comfy-looking couch from the back quarter of a ’59 Caddy. Normally, cars-turned-couches feature seating inside the trunk space with taillight fins facing forward and are made so that the back of the couch faces the wall. This one was made just the opposite. It features taillight fins...

January 30, 2015
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What’s that Noise? E3 Spark Plugs Helps You ID Common Clicks, Pops & Screeches

Oh, no - What's that noise?! E3 Spark Plugs can help you decipher the message your car is sending via those pops, screetches and clunks. You know that sinking-in-your-stomach feeling when you first hear that weird clinking, popping or screeching sound emanating from somewhere in your vehicle while cruising down the highway? Yeah – we hate that feeling too. Some of those noises simply serve as maintenance reminders. Others are signs something is seriously wrong. Don’t cover your ears in denial. Find out what your car is trying to tell you fast, before the damage and the costs rack up. E3 Spark Plugs shares a few tips on deciphering just what that weird noise might be: Squealing brakes: This may just mean there is dirt on the brake rotors, drums pads or shoes. But it also...

January 30, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Recommends the Model T Automotive Heritage Complex

The Model T Ford is considered the most important car of the 20th century. Visit its birthplace at the Model T Automotive Heritage Complex. Photo by Rudolph Stricker, Wikipedia Commons. Looking for a great family-friendly fall fling? E3 Spark Plugs recommends a visit to the Model T Automotive Heritage Complex in Detroit, Michigan. It’s the birthplace of the Model T Ford and its 2001 season comes to a close November 20. The Piquette Avenue plant is a major national historic landmark and is the place where the Ford Motor Co. firmly established itself as the nation’s largest manufacturer of cars. The impetus for record-setting production was the Model T, considered the most important car of the 20th century and the first widely affordable family car. Said founder Henry Ford...

January 30, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs’ Favorite Music Video Cars

"The Eliminator," ZZ Top's iconic 1933 Ford is one of E3 Spark Plug's favorite music video cars. So we stopped in on a recent ZZ Top concert and lo and behold, what did we see but a pair of giant spark plugs floating in the air above the trio? It’s an interesting choice of set design, but we here at E3 Spark Plugs dig it – mostly because it reminded us of the group’s iconic 1933 Ford hot rod. “The Eliminator” starred in three of ZZ Top’s music videos including one of our all-time favorites, “Gimme All Your Lovin.” So, we decided to dedicate this blog to great music video cars. Considered one of the greatest Brit anthems of all time, The Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go” got lots of traction in both Europe and the...

January 30, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs’ Top Fuel Saving Technology Picks

New gasoline saving technologies are expected to show up in many new makes and models over the next few years. Combine them with E3 car or truck spark plugs and you'll see your fuel costs slashed. Automakers these days are bending over backwards to develop car and trucks that more efficiently use gasoline. E3 Spark Plugs shares a few favorites: Direct injection systems: They’re a step up from the port fuel injection systems that replaced carburetors. Port injection systems spray gasoline into the intake manifold where it mixes with air and gets sucked down into the cylinders. Direct injection instead places an injector on each cylinder, spraying the gas directly into the cylinder (thus the name). They’re pricier and some say noisier than conventional engines, but the...

January 30, 2015
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Blazusiak Takes Denver Endurocross, Robert Leads E3 Spark Plugs EnduroX Jr. Championship

Taddy Blazusiak takes the Denver EnduroCross. Photo by Drew Ruiz. E3 Spark Plugs racing fans were treated to a hotly contested race with the Denver round of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross presented by Lucas Oil. Taddy Blazusiak scored the win, but Geoff Aaron and Mike Brown made him earn it. Blazusiak started the day fast and furious, setting the top time at during the Hot Laps, followed closely by Aaron and Colton Haaker. He led the first part of the main event at the final start, but not for long Aaron and Brown both got aggressive right out of the chute and quickly relegated Blazusiak to third place. But Blazusiak blasted past both of them on one of the difficult rock sections. Brown thought he got his chance at the win when Blazusiak crashed in the Matrix, a tough section of closely...

January 30, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Congratulates Lucas Oil on its Purchase of MAVTV

E3 Spark Plugs congratulates Lucas Oil & MAVTV! E3 Spark Plugs sends out a huge “congrats” to Lucas Oil Products on its purchase of the MAVTV cable network. Our longtime racing partner Lucas Oil already had been one of the network’s key shareholders and strategic partners since its original 2008 investment. But the company now owns full control of MAV TV and promises another major financial infusion. Founded in 2002 and launched in 2004, MAVTV is billed as “TV created by men for men.” Developed by four former Showtime Networks executives, the network provides original content from a uniquely mail perspective: “Car crashes, fist fights, hair-raising sprints to the finish and breathtakingly beautiful women-all in fantastic HD detail,” its...

January 30, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Duel in the Desert

E3 team driver Rick Huseman in hot pursuit of the #99 of Kyle Leduc. Leduc claimed back-to-back wins at the "E3 Duel in the Desert" last weekend in Surprise, AZ. Photo courtesy of Lucas Oil. Over the weekend things got HOT at the E3 Spark Plugs Duel in the Desert for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Speedworld Off Road Park in Surprise, AZ. In other corners of the world, people often say it’s “Africa Hot” but, under the searing heat for the LOORRS Rounds 11 and 12, it was “Arizona Hot”. As temperatures soared to triple digits, the action on track was getting even hotter as drivers in all classes were battling for precious points with only four races remaining in the 2011 series.   Located just to the northwest of downtown Phoenix, Speedworld...

January 30, 2015
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