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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E3 Spark Plugs® Delivers First Class Event for 2011 BIGFOOT®/Stacey David’s GearZ® Sweepstakes Winner

Mr. Ken Brady of Port Angeles, WA, along with his daughter Virginia were treated to the event of a lifetime after Ken won the E3 Spark Plugs BIGFOOT/Stacey David’s GearZ sweepstakes.  They were flown in to Indianapolis, Indiana, all expenses paid to attend the 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals September 16-18 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  Picked up on Friday, September 16th at the airport by Steve Joiner, E3’s VP of Sales & Marketing, they were delivered to their four-star hotel in downtown Indianapolis, then treated to dinner at Harry & Izzy’s, sister restaurant to the famous St. Elmo’s. The following day, they were able to become part of the BIGFOOT pit crew, and enjoy a private lunch with Bob Chandler, inventor of BIGFOOT and Stacey...

January 30, 2015
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World’s Oldest Running Car – Yours for $2.5 Million!

1884 "La Marquise" De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos. Photo by RM. The World’s oldest running car, a French 1884 De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos (say THAT five time fast!) is set to cross the auction block at RM’s October 7 auction at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA. The expected going price: $2 million to $2.5 million. Dubbed “La Marquise” after the original owner’s mother, this historic ride has no gas pedal or foot brakes and you’ll swap spark plugs for steam power. But you’ll get bragging rights that no one else in your local vintage car club can claim. It all began when young Count de Dion, a celebrated dualist and ladies’ man, happened by a toy store looking for toys to give as prizes at an upcoming ball. He was so...

January 30, 2015
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What Racecar Drivers Drive Off-Track – E3 Spark Plugs’ Favorites

Indy Car racer Danica Patrick's Lamborghini Gallardo - with no cup holders. Photo by Klaus Nahr. Ever wonder what your favorite racecar driver drives off track? Personal automobiles of the world’s top drivers range from the extravagant to the surprisingly sensible to the just plain strange. E3 Spark Plugs shares a few favorites: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is a bonafide Chevy Camaro guy. The third generation racer built a racing Camaro with his late father in 1967 and boasts a special edition Dale Earnhardt, Sr. “Intimidator SS”  Camaro. He also owns a ’67 model (pictured) with an SBC engine with a 5-speed transition and a ’72 with a GM LS2 engine and 6-speed transmission. Danica Patrick famously landed a speeding ticket and an order to attend driving...

January 30, 2015
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7 Easy Auto Maintenance DIYs for Fall

Is your ride ready for the fall and winter seasons? E3 Spark Plugs has seven easy DIY auto maintenance tips. Temps are dropping and the sun’s going down earlier. The onset of the fall season means it’s time to ready your ride for the coming winter. E3 Spark Plugs recommends these six easy auto maintenance tips for the DIY mechanic. Change your windshield wiper blades: You’ll use yours more often in the fall and winter time, so it’s best to start the season with a fresh set. Don’t forget that back blade if you drive a hatchback, station wagon or SUV with a rear window wiper. Check your spare tire: Spare tires often are an out-of-sight, out-of-mind item but when you need yours, it’s critical that it’s in good shape. Tire pressure typically...

January 30, 2015
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CBS Sports Spectacular Features E3 Spark Plugs Driver

Over the weekend, E3 spark plugs driver Rick Huseman dominated Rounds 9 & 10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at the famed Glen Helen Raceway short track in San Bernardino, CA. With long-time E3 driver, Kevin Probst, retiring from the series in 2010, E3 teamed this season with Monster Energy to sponsor the #36 Toyota of Huseman. The 14-year veteran of off-road racing responded with four straight wins to grab an early lead in the 2011 points series. Rick had dominated the 2010 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Pro-4 Championship with 10 wins in 15 rounds of racing. After a poor performance in Rounds 7 & 8, the E3 Spark Plugs /Monster Engery team again proved that they have the truck to beat in the LOORRS’ Pro-4 Championship. Huseman, who began off road racing...

January 30, 2015
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Registry for Historic Cars? E3 Spark Plugs Wants Your Opinion.

A move to form a national registry for historic vehicles is getting mixed responses from the classic car collecting community. E3 Spark Plugs recently learned that a group of classic history buffs is shooting for a national registry for historic cars – much like the federal government’s registries for historic homes, buildings, boats, airplanes, railways. While it seems a great idea on the surface, many classic car collectors are crying foul. The Historic Vehicle Association, founded in 2009 by Hagerty Insurance on behalf of its vintage car clients, says such a move will provide federal protection for vehicles in the same way that such legislation ensures the preservation of historic homes and buildings. But many auto enthusiasts question how cars will be selected for the...

January 30, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs’ Picks: 5 Coolest Sights at the Frankfurt Motor Show

Yo-Concept by the little know Russian auto maker Yo-Auto. Photo by Jonathon Ramsey / AOL. Recession? What recession? Clearly, nobody told the auto makers showing at this year’s International Motor  Show (aka the Frankfurt Motor Show) that much of the world low on coin these days. While we won’t be driving any of these vehicles home, E3 Spark Plugs truly enjoyed taking a look at the amazing cars and concepts on the showroom floors today. A trove of driver- and passenger-friendly technology, a ton of glam and a little bit of wacky caught our eye. Y-Concept True to its curious name, little-known Russian firm Yo-Auto (ë-Avto) unveiled an equally curious Yo-Concept. Not destined for production, the Yo-concept is a vamped up example of the styling the company is using...

January 30, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Recommends: Phil Hill – The Life of a Legend

If you're in the LA area, E3 Spark Plugs recommends Petersen Automotive Museum's "Phil Hill: The Life of a Legend" exhibit. If ever there was a great reason for a road trip to the West Coast, this is it! Petersen Automotive Museum on Los Angeles’ famous Wilshire Boulevard recently opened what promises to be a destination exhibit – Phil Hill: The Life of a Legend. Created with the help of the late Hill’s son Derek, the exhibit gives auto buffs a revealing look into the life and work of one of motorsports’ most respected icons. Artifacts include the vehicles he raced, helmets he wore and dozens of photographs chronicling Hill’s staggering career success. Hill’s racing career spanned from 1953-1967 and involved racing for multiple legendary teams...

January 30, 2015
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