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Wix Filters Names Chapel Hill High School 2023 School of the Year

Tomorrow's Technician

WIX® Filters, a global innovator and manufacturer of filtration products, in conjunction with Tomorrow’s Technician, has selected Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, NC, as the 2023 School of the Year. “We are honored to award Chapel Hill High School the 2023 School of the Year award. The commitment of the administration, staff and students is inspiring and impressive,” said Tina Davis, senior marketing manager for WIX Filters.

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2025 Buell Super Cruiser in Pre-Production Form to Be Shown at the Daytona Bike Week

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It's been exactly a year since American bike maker Buell announced the newest entry in its lineup of motorcycles, the Super Cruiser. When it was announced in 2023 the bike was merely a concept, but now, a year later, a production prototype is about to meet the crowds. Buell's Super Cruiser is a derivation of the 1190 which benefited heavily when it comes to its design of input coming not only from Buell's people themselves, ( continue reading.

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Techs Rock Candidate Profiles – Automotive & Motorsports

Tomorrow's Technician

TechForce Foundation’s Techs Rock Awards is an awards program recognizing both technical students’ and professional technicians’ commitment to the profession. Honorees serve as true role models, inspiring the next generation and fueling the pipeline of future technicians. Today we present profiles of the Future Technician and Working Technician finalists in the Automotive and Motorsports category.

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ShopOwner’s February Digital Edition Is Available Now

Brake & Front End

The interactive and easy-to-use digital edition of ShopOwner’s February issue, featuring articles from Brake & Front End , is available now. Click Here to read the February issue In addition to management topics and opinion pieces, this issue includes articles on deciphering brake pad edge codes; how to reset and recalibrate steering angle sensors; ride control replacement opportunities on EVs; understanding, diagnosing and servicing CVTs; and more.

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Three-Bedroom 'Calliope' Tiny Home Exudes Warmth and Familiarity

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For many people, the tiny house movement has been a godsend that allowed them to fulfill their dream of homeownership. Others are reluctant to try out tiny living for fear of feeling cramped in a compact living space. But paradoxically, tiny houses seem to have some kind of hidden power, and instead of feeling restrictive, they offer inhabitants a sense of liberation, and the key lies in space optimization and design hacks that ensure the available square footage is used in the m. ( continue rea

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Get More Gloss From Powder Coated Parts

Eastwood

Powder coating is an undeniably tough and long-lasting finish for so many applications. But even though it lays out smooth when applied properly, the nature of the material can leave a shiny, but not super-glossy, final finish. One of the questions that comes up often is how to enhance the gloss on powder-painted parts. To get some straight answers, we turned directly to an expert on powder coatings, Mark Robidoux.

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1974 Dodge Charger Parked for 40 Years Emerges With Rare Factory Sunroof

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Introduced in 1966, the original Dodge Charger remained in production through 1978. Dodge produced four different generations, all with unique characteristics in terms of design and performance. The first-generation version arrived as a high-performance fastback with an upscale interior. In 1968, Dodge ga. ( continue reading.

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There's No Place Too Off-Grid for This Seriously Equipped, Pop-Top Tiny Home on Wheels

autoevolution

If you want your camper to serve as an adventure van, you need to make sure it can take you off-road and off-grid. Today, I'm discussing a rig that's designed for those who crave both comfort and adventure and want to enjoy group trips or family outings. What we have here is the SJ4 camper vans, the latest creation made by San Juan Vans. As its name suggests, this company is based in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorad. ( continue reading.

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VIP Tires & Service donates $275,000 to Make-A-Wish in 2023

Tire Review Magazine

Last year, VIP Tires & Service employees donated over $275,000 to Make-A-Wish, which VIP said brings its total contribution in recent years to over $1.275 million on behalf of young children facing life-threatening medical conditions. Last year, the company’s 35 stores and support center in Maine contributed more than $80,000, while VIP’s 34 locations across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont chipped in with over $57,000 between them.

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Trek's Powerfly 4 Gen 4 Is Pricey but Boasts the Goods and Gear To Last for Years To Come

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By now, you've picked up on the fact that one of my favorite cycling brands is Trek. Well, this time around, I spotted one of their newest iterations of a beloved and electrified mountain goat, the Powerfly 7, but the Gen 4 one. Ladies and gentlemen, the ravishing crimson - among other colors - monster you see in the image gallery is none other than one of Trek's freshest e-MTBs, the Powerfly 7 Gen 4.

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VIP Tires & Service donates $275,000 to Make-A-Wish in 2023

Tire Review Magazine

Last year, VIP Tires & Service employees donated over $275,000 to Make-A-Wish, which VIP said brings its total contribution in recent years to over $1.275 million on behalf of young children facing life-threatening medical conditions. Last year, the company’s 35 stores and support center in Maine contributed more than $80,000, while VIP’s 34 locations across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont chipped in with over $57,000 between them.

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PlayStation's Helldivers 2 Crushes GTA V and Every Xbox First Party Game on Steam

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Helldivers 2 could become Sony PlayStation's very own Fortnite. The numbers on Steam keep piling up week after week with no signs of slowing down. The only thing keeping players out of the game are the overloaded servers that literally can't handle the game's success. Made by Arrowhead Game Studios and published by PlayStation PC LLC, Helldivers 2 (HD2) got so popular, so fast, that not even the developers or Sony could ha. ( continue reading.

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A Brief History of Hot Wheels Premium Collector Sets

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Proper packaging can be as important as the right product. If copying Ikea's model, you'd better include clear instructions and essential tools with every shipment. Otherwise, people will have a negative purchasing experience, which may impact your business. Over the years, ( continue reading.

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10 Most Exciting Hot Wheels Boulevard Big Hits

autoevolution

People tend to become very attached to their collections. The deeper you dive into a hobby, the more its grip on you will tighten further. The Hot Wheels Universe is vast, and your best chance to survive it is to focus your energy on only a few collections. These days, you'll often hear adult collectors talking about Mattel's Car Culture and Boulevard line of tiny cars.

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Part Light Truck, Part Tiny Home, This 1996 Toyota HiAce Brings JDM Weirdness Stateside

autoevolution

Van life, glamping, and off-the-grid living are just a few names attributed to people who leave their lives of rent payments and urban decay to live the life of a nomad. But for all the fancy Tik-Tok videos and blog posts you might see, living in an RV does have one or two issues. First and foremost is finding a place that can comfortably accommodate your camper, which is not always an easy thing when a Cracker Barrel parking lot serves as your impromptu RV campground. ( continue reading.

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The Martian LEGO Ideas Project Is Popping! It Got the Attention of Andy Weir and NASA

autoevolution

For the last several years, I haven't really been visiting movie theaters or reading a whole bunch of novels. But one movie which I broke my comfort for was Andy Weir's The Martian. Well, it seems that I'm not the only one impressed with the movie and book because here we are, staring at a LEGO Ideas project that got the attention of Weir himself.

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2025 Fiat Multipla Rendered: One of the Ugliest Cars Ever Made Gets a Digital Refresh

autoevolution

Ask any gearhead what the ugliest car ever made was, and the Fiat Multipla's name is bound to pop up at one point. And for very good reasons, as its design was at the opposite end of pretty back in the day, and it hasn't exactly aged like fine wine either, more like fine milk. With a name inspired by the 600 from the 1950s and 1960s, the Fiat Multip. ( continue reading.

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They Tore Down a Model 3 To Make It! This Mercedes Is a Tesla in Diguise

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A Mercedes-Benz with a Tesla engine? Why would anybody do that? Mercedes has so many electric models in its lineup right now, all tagged as EQs. Well, yes, but not the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing. A California-based startup is to blame for the restomod that mixes a Tesla Model 3 and a 300 SL. The ( continue reading.

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Inline-Four Engine Gets Its Firing Order Rearranged Because Russia Doesn't Do Mainstream

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An internal combustion engine is a precise mechanism that works appropriately under stringent conditions, requiring minute and accurate calculations to make it operational. Timing is the keystone of that lump of metal pulsating with every power stroke, and it takes very little to throw an engine off balance. But what if it was done on purpose, just for fun?

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Custom 1970 Dodge Challenger Is a 2,500 HP Hellspawn, Will Destroy Absolutely Everything

autoevolution

When it comes to custom classic Challengers, there’s no shortage of exceptional builds out there. Yet, despite all the king’s horses and all the king’s men, few (if any) of them can actually hold a candle to this heavily customized 1970 model year Dodge with its incredible 2,500 HP. This thing might be more insane than that one-off Charger featured in the Fast & Furious franchise, the one that Vin Die. ( continue reading.

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Toy Hauler Trailer Was Transformed Into a Remarkable, All-Inclusive Rustic Home on Wheels

autoevolution

More and more people choose to live mobile lifestyles. While camper vans are popular choices, they aren't the right fit for everybody. Today, I'm checking out a different type of conversion based on a toy hauler trailer. Meet Megan, Jordan, and the "Perpetual Adventure Machine" - I've seen various names for campers, and this one is definitely one of my favorites.

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Oldsmobile F-88 and Cutlass 442 Are an Odd Pair Indeed, Even Across Imagination Land

autoevolution

Unfortunately, a lot of automotive brands are not with us anymore. Some are quickly forgotten, while others linger for a long time, even after they were dissolved quite a long time ago. If you want an example, let's talk about Oldsmobile for a minute or two. Formerly a division of General Motors, Oldsmobile was established in August 1897, some 126 years. ( continue reading.

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R35 Nissan GT-R Drag Races C8 Corvette Stingray Z51, Old Dog's Still Got It

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It's hard to believe how old the R35 is. Revealed at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, the first standalone GT-R was a rocket ship on wheels back then. Few series-production vehicles could get close to Nissan's halo car, which came with a dual-clutch transmission during a time when Ferrari offered an F1-branded automated manual in the F430 series.

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Drifting Kickstarts This Norwegian's Heart As He Takes On the World's Best

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I've been watching the US drift scene since circa 2008. I had already been following the action in Japan. Over the years, I've seen many drivers coming and going. Whenever one of the top guys leaves, someone new comes in to fill in his shoes. Apart from rooting for Chelsea Denofa to win the Formula Drift title, I've had my eyes on two other drivers in the series recently.

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This Nissan GT-R R35 Demands $197,500, Packs Custom Carbon Fiber Bodywork and 1,100 WHP

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If you’ve got roughly $200,000 laying around and you’d like to purchase a custom Japanese supercar of the relatively modern variety, this Nissan GT-R R35 might be the way to go. It’s got one of the sickest specs we’ve ever seen on an R35, and it’s been very carefully calibrated so as to actually improve on what you got with the stock product.

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Just Released From Prison, Man Stole Truck With 10 New Corvettes, He Wanted a Ride Home

autoevolution

Now, that would have been quite a homecoming for a man who was just released from prison. Going into his hometown, driving in a truck carrying 10 brand-new C8 Chevrolet Corvettes, which were reportedly worth $1.25 million. The thief said he didn't care about the sports cars. He just wanted a ride home, and the truck driver wouldn't take him.

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Buying a Used Camper Van? 3 Steps To Get Your Money's Worth and Avoid a Bad Deal

autoevolution

You're thinking of getting your hands on a camper van. One solution is purchasing a used one. Today's article is meant to provide tips and tricks to guide you through the experience to ensure you make the best decision. Buying a camper van, regardless of whether it's used or new, is a significant investment. It can be an exciting yet overwhelming experience, but I'm here to make sure you check all the boxes before. ( continue reading.

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2025 Toyota Corolla XIII Hybrid & PHEV Renderings Propose Massive Changes Inside and Out

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After carefully bundling the Corolla and Corolla Cross sales, the nameplate remained Toyota's most successful and also the best-selling model line worldwide in 2023. But the twelfth generation was announced in 2018 and refreshed in 2022, so maybe it is time for something new – especially since the competition is not idle and Honda will soon introd. ( continue reading.

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Mercedes-AMG GT3 Conquers Famous Australian Mountain in 117 Seconds

autoevolution

I have a love-hate relationship with Sim Racing. At times, it feels like the best thing in the world. But after driving my project car, it just feels boring. Still, I might have never toured the world one racetrack at a time without it. You may know by now that I've got a long list of automotive dreams I want to fulfill during my lifetime. There are many cars to drive and race tracks to experience.

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This BMW R 80 Cafe Racer Calls Itself The Archer, British Racing Green Suits it Nicely

autoevolution

Jacek Mulak is one of those custom motorcycle builders who deserve a lot more attention than they actually get. He runs Cardsharper Customs out of Lublin, Poland and has wowed the bike-modding community with what he can pull off on many occasions. The handsome airhead pictured below is among Jacek’s latest undertakings, but he had quite a bit of help in making it come together as nicely as it did.

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Smart Minimalism Makes This Dual-Loft Tiny Remarkably Luminous and Airy

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Length is just a number – even the tiniest homes on wheels can turn out to be wonderfully spacious and comfortable. It's all about how the owners feel inside a tiny home and whether comfortable living can be sustainable in the long term. This colorful yet minimalist model feels much bigger than its actual size and a lot more practical than you'd expect.

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Japanese Shipping Giant to Commercialize the Seawing Automated Kite System

autoevolution

The French maritime tech company Airseas was acquired by the Japanese shipping giant K Line (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha) this month, allowing K Line to take full responsibility for developing and commercializing the innovative wind power propulsion system known as Seawing. K-Line is now the official owner of the Seawing technology after it acquired Airseas and set up a France-based subsidiary, Oceanicwing.

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Eve Air Mobility Kicks Off Strategic Expansion to Southeast Asia

autoevolution

Sprung out of Embraer, one of the top players in global aviation, Eve Air Mobility has everything it takes to become one of the leaders in the emerging AAM (Advanced Air Mobility) market. Even before the official launch of its commercial aircraft, Eve has established a powerful international network, which now includes Singapore. With AAM operations still in the very early stages, whoever secures a prime position in some of the biggest an. ( continue reading.

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Slightly Crusty '78 International Harvester Scout II Packs a Japanese Diesel Surprise

autoevolution

In some trippy parallel universe where International Harvester kept making passenger vehicles, the Scout II is the modern darling of the off-road scene, not the Ford Bronco or Jeep Wrangler. At least, you could claim that if you wanted to sound like a hipster who prefers obscure, forgotten riff-raff over anything recognizable to a modern audience. But even so, the International Harvester Scout and Scout II are admittedly a genuine curiosity.

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Automakers Could Save Millions Thanks to OpenAI's Latest Product

autoevolution

Shooting a commercial with a brand-new car is time-consuming and requires a generous budget. Things get increasingly complicated and expensive when brands must hide a certain car from everyone. However, they can't avoid those expenses. Automakers have to provide the media and customers with perfect images showing all the good angles. Creating all those photos, B-roll videos, and the necessary visual materials for ads might become a lot easier and cheaper.

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This V8-Powered Audi RS 6 Sedan Is Cheaper Than the Base 2024 A3

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The last time Audi Sport made a sedan version of the RS 6 was for the C6 generation, which stayed in production from 2008 to 2011. The one before it, the C5, was also available in two body styles, whereas the C7 and C8 were offered in the long-roof configuration only. The RS 6 Sedan is bound to return on the next. ( continue reading.

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Ultra-Functional Overlander Tiny Home Boasts a One-of-a-Kind Indoor/Outdoor Living Setup

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I've covered multiple Mitsubishi Fuso builds here on autoevolution, as well as overlanders based on other vehicles. But the camper I'm checking out today is truly unusual, in a good way. Meet Daniel and his custom-designed Mitsubishi Fuso 4x4, which serves as his full-time mobile home. After retiring from the Air Force and becoming a widower, Daniel felt lost.

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