The Gauge Magazine November 2020 issue is here! The weather may be turning cold but this issue is HOT! Starting off with our event coverage, first up we have Camp-N-Drag 2020. If you have never attended this show, you’ll want to make sure you do because it is unlike any other! Next we have 5th Annual Bumpers for Boobies. This event brought out around 400 vehicles that all came in to support an amazing cause and raise awareness for Breast Cancer! Lastly, we have Beatersville 2020. COVID-19 may have caused some changes for the event but don’t worry, this was still an AMAZING show full of sick rides! Cruising on over to our feature rides, first up we have a 1935 Buick Limo Series 5.0 owned by Keith Goggin. Between the beautiful exterior and the custom sick interior, we know you won’t want to miss this feature! We also have a 1970 VW Volksrod owned by Jorgebug. If you are a lover of Volksrod, take a seat because this ride is going to blow your mind! We also have a 1951 Chevy … [Read More...]
5th Annual Bumpers for Boobies was held in Gastonia, North Caroline on October 3rd, 2020. Between the beautiful sunny weather and everyone ready to be out and about, the line to get into this event was miles long before the event even opened! Bringing in just under 400 registered cars, you were able to find anything from rare right hand drive imports, to custom bikes, rat rods, hot rods, track cars, late models, bagged trucks, and basically anything you could think of. Many other came in attendance and filled nearby parking lots while spectators filled in the rest of the event! While at the event, you could visit a special VW Bus that allowed for you and your friends to takes some selfies in the photo booth! Who wouldn't want to take a selfie inside a custom VW Bus that ALSO had a photo booth in it?! Needing a break from all the amazing rides? No worries, you could take a break and check out local vendors that the 5th Annual Bumpers for Boobies had come out! You were … [Read More...]
Beatersville 2020 was held at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds in Shephersville, Kentucky on September 6th, 2020. If you are a lover of pre-68' traditional rod and custom rides, then this is the show you want to be at! Due to COVID-19, the usual plans that are made for Beatersville 2020 had to change. The show is usually held right before Memorial Day in the Warehouse District of Louisville. This year, the show changed date and location along with they added a Mother Truckin' section to their show. If you had a truck that was newer than a '68, you were able to head over to a special side of the venue and if you were pre-'68 you were to go over to the Beatersville side. Throughout the location and date change, the show was still an amazing time and we loved the Mother Truckin' show as well! The Pin Up Contest has always been one of our favorite things at Beatersville 2020. This year, they did an online voting poll. This allowed for many beautiful women to put in their … [Read More...]
Camp-N-Drag 2020 was held at Lake Waveland Park in Waveland, Indiana from July 17th-19th, 2020. If you are around the Indiana area, then you know that this is one show that you do not want to miss out on! The amount of attendees that came in was so large, it had also caused some slow down in traffic! But once everyone was in, that is when that show had started! Starting Friday night, you were able to enjoy music from DJ Mikey Y on the concrete pad. At 7pm, that is when the truck limbo had started with the winner given $100 and you were also able to get free beer provided by Dropem Wear! Saturday started off early with the official show beginning at 9am! Drive thru judging was from 11am to 4pm with awards being given on Sunday to those for Minis on Da Rise, Best Interior, Best Engine, Best Old School, Long Distance, Best Paint, and more! Congratulations to all who went home with an award! The Auction started at 6pm and starting at 8PM is when the Glow Cruise began. If … [Read More...]
Have you felt that your car shakes every time you apply brakes, even on a smooth road? Though many things can cause the car shakes when applying brakes but if your answer is “yes”, then something is not working as it should and you need to find out the possible reasons & solutions before something bad happens. To help you get started, here are some of the common reasons why cars shake when applying brakes. 1. Damaged rotor The most common cause for car shaking is a warped or damaged rotor; maybe due to normal wear-and-tear or due to excessive/repeated use of the brake pedal when it wasn’t really needed. In simple tech-term, the repeated use of brakes creates friction between brake pad and the rotor; which reduces its legitimate lifespan. Because when there is excessive friction on the rotor for a long period of time, a lot of rotor material wears off, resulting in permanent damage. Interestingly, rotor damage can also occur when the vehicle is not driven for a long … [Read More...]
For most of its history, it seemed like the Ford E-Series van line could do no wrong. The Econoline had been America’s best-selling van for over thirty-one years. However, that all changed in 2013 when the company discontinued the once popular van type. These days the Ford Transit line has all but replaced the Econoline in sales. So exactly what happened to the classic Ford van? In this article, we’ll be exploring the evolution of both the Econoline series and the Transit series. By the end, we’ll find out how the Transit eventually surpassed the E-Series in popularity. Let’s get started! The Evolution of the Classic Ford Van E-Series The Econoline/Club Wagon was first introduced in 1961. Throughout its fifty-three year run, it revolutionized the world of passenger vans. In this section, we’ll be covering the evolution of the vehicle through its four generations to its eventual end in 2014. The First Generation (1961 to 1967) The design of the first Ford E-Series was … [Read More...]
It is difficult when your car breaks down, and you have no money to get it fixed. Many people feel entirely helpless in such a situation, but you don’t have to be. If your car ever breaks down and you don’t have money, here is what you can do: Find Out How Much It Costs If your car breaks down First of all, try to figure out exactly how much money you will need to fix the car. You need to make sure that you don’t just guess because you could end up underestimating the cost and having to look for an additional sum later. Estimating the repair cost would give you an idea of how much you need to seek from external sources to make the repair. You should go to a well-experienced mechanic to get official documentation of the repair’s cost. You might need to tender this to get a loan or salary advance. Getting an official estimate would also ensure that external sources willing to give you money won’t give you an amount lesser than what you need for the repair. Check If You … [Read More...]
Despite low profitability and overcapacity challenges, the automobile industry still dominates with more substantial influence. It is a significant force and industry globally. More than 60 million trucks and cars get manufactured each year, and they consume about half of the world's oil. The automobile industry offers employment to over four million individuals directly, with several other benefiting indirectly. The industry is one of the most-rewarding with enormous benefits for those employed. Besides, it enjoys heavy linkage with supplier companies. Most automobile companies focus more on identifying clients' demands and strive to fulfill the clients' needs. In some cases, the automobile industries influence how the economic trend develops. Massive economic growth and instant stock news may help investors make significant decisions, more so on the sector's expansion. Below are some of the economic factors influencing automobile companies and bridging the difference between … [Read More...]
Have you ever wondered how manufactures Classify Car Lights? Light categories can be split into two approaches: the initial is by place as well as function, the second is based on light bulb material. Initially, according to the mounting area and various use: Generally, lights can be divided into exterior and interior lights. Usual car headlights models are: H1/H3/H4/H7/H11/9005/9006 and so on, the sort of automobile lights, functions and use complying with the following table. Light Type Working Attribute Usage Exterior car lights Front Headlight Commonly color temperature is White, changed between low beam and high beam Effective illumination for Safe drive Fog light Amber,Orange or Red, Offer effective lighting and signal when happen rain, fog and snow License light Usually color is white Illuminate the car’s rear license plate Interior car lights Roof light Generally,color temperature is white color Car interior lighting during the … [Read More...]
Managing a fleet is a tough job since it involves a lot of requirements to ensure compliance with traffic regulations and rules in different jurisdictions. For each vehicle to operate legally, it should meet specific licensing and insurance requirements, and this can be more challenging if you operate in different regions. The rules and regulations may be different in each province, but there is no compromise when it comes to compliance issues. If you decide to handle the fleet vehicle licensing and registration yourself, here are some of the things that you should know. Registering a New Vehicle The requirements for registering a new vehicle may vary by jurisdiction but there are basic things you should know. You need to provide your insurance company name, new vehicle information, policy number and expiry date, initial registration place, jurisdiction, bill of sale, correct address, paid-up fees, tolls or fines, plate and serial numbers, client power of attorney, and other … [Read More...]
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