We have the coverage, features, and the hotties for the Gauge Magazine August 2021 Issue! Starting off with our event coverage, first up we have Driftmas Winter Matsuri. With a new venue lined up and ready, they moved locations and made sure this event was going to be one of their biggest and best yet! We also have Indiana World of Wheels which had all the custom rides, art work, and vendors you could have ever wanted. Lastly, we have Winter Volksfest. They filled the event center full with custom Volkswagens from all around the US! Next, our cruise takes us to Feature Rides! First we have a 2007 Chevy Corvette owned by Amobi Nwokejiobi. This ride has some tricks hidden up its sleeve that you will want to check out! We also have a 1954 Chevy 31000 Pickup owned by Tim Casey that has been restored back to life and is AMAZING. Lastly we have a 2016 Honda Accord Sport owned by Duke Furr that has some of the craziest graphics and artwork we have ever seen! Last but never least, we … [Read More...]
World of Wheels 2021 was held in Indianapolis, Indiana from April 16-18, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. For years this has been a show that his filled the event center, and they continued to not let us down this year even with COVID-19 restrictions still in place! The building was filled with custom rides with the owners nearby ready to talk and explain what their ride is showcasing. Many were also showing their product that has made their ride unique from the others! These were rides you wouldn't just find anywhere, many of the owners build them over the years just to showcase them at World of Wheels! The Gauge Magazine Hall at World of Wheels 2021 was BOOMIN. We made sure to fill the hall with rides including some tuners, mini trucks, and lowriders, that had met a high standard because we wanted to have the best of the best there for you! We even had a special time set aside for Demos to be done and for everyone to enjoy! Having a Demo … [Read More...]
Winter Volksfest 2021 was held in Raleigh, North Carolina on January 31st, 2021. The weather may have not been on this shows side, but that did not stop this event from filling the North Carolina Fairgrounds full of a variety of different Volkswagen, vendors, and even a swap meet! If you are a huge Volkswagen fan, then this is exactly where you are wanting to be. You were able to see almost everything from Old School VW to the newer generations, air cooled and water cooled, Type 2's, Beetles from all eras, Sand Rails, Ghias, and things. Some Volkswagens being fully restored while other were fully customized, bagged slammed to the ground, and others were still a work in progress. It's always a sight to see when you head to an event that is full of rides that you love and some you never thought that you would even see! Many were stopped at certain rides talking to the owners to see how they added certain parts to their rides and all together, just enjoying a … [Read More...]
Driftmas Winter Matsuri was held in Rockingham, North Carolina on December 12th, 2020. It was a big day for the east coast to have this show come over and make an amazing appearance! MBDrift is a group that has put on drift events in Myrtle Beach for quite a few years. With their venue being shut down and demolished to build housing, they were looking for a new place for drivers to have fun and a venue to put on events. It just so happened that a group of investors purchased a rundown speedway that has been closed for close to a decade. Located across from an active speedway where many drag racing and car shows occur, it is exciting to have another venue up and running for the automotive community and the local community. For this to be the first event at the Rockinham Speedway, it was far from a disappointment. It may have started off a little chilly and overcast, but the track went hot early that morning and stayed hot until later that night. Bringing in drivers from … [Read More...]
Many people are faced with the question of whether to buy a used or new cars. The answer to this question depends on many factors, such as your budget and what you need a car for. If you're looking for something flashy with lots of bells and whistles, then it might make sense to buy new. On the other hand, if you are being practical, then a used car may do just as well. 1. Efficiency Many people who live in large cities will choose used cars because they are cheaper and more fuel-efficient than newer models. If you plan to use your car mainly for commuting, then it might be a good idea to buy a cheap older model that has been well maintained by its previous owners. If you do not have a garage, a used car makes more sense. A car depreciates quickly, and your car will age more quickly if left out in the weather. 2. Advanced Technology However, if you plan on using your vehicle for recreation purposes, putting hundreds or thousands of miles on it quickly, then it is … [Read More...]
Managing a fleet of vehicles, especially commercial vehicles loaded with valuable cargo, is a hectic business. The workload is only compounded if you are covering a large number of vehicles that are covering thousands of miles taking trips to all corners of the country. With so much activity happening miles outside of your office, it can get very confusing to keep a tab on everything that is going on. A Vehicle Video Monitoring System will help to make this task easier. Luckily, dashcams are making the lives of fleet managers and vehicle drivers a whole lot easier. While just a few years ago this was a technology primarily found on cop cars, today they are much more common. With their lower price and increased functionality, this is a definite must-have for any kind of commercial vehicle. Here are a few important things you should know if you are considering a video monitoring system for your vehicles. 1. Dashcams Cover More Than Just The Dash Vehicle monitoring systems … [Read More...]
As a commercial driver, there are several things you need to know before you get behind the wheel for the first time. These things are the ones that will ensure your safety on the road. They can also ensure that you don’t have run-ins with the police. A commercial driving license enables you to take trucks to other states with little to no trouble at all. It’s also one that requires you to have some experience before you can acquire it. Here are some of the things you need to know about the commercial driving license. 1. The First Year Is The Toughest Before you get this license, you need to accept that the first year will be one of your most challenging. This is because there are bound to be several changes that you need to adapt to your life. It would help if you were psychologically prepared for the whole ride. Preparation is so that when you finally get that license, you can move quickly with no stress or strain at all. There will be a lot of patience required to even get … [Read More...]
Unfortunately, truck breaks down usually happen when they are least expected and truck drivers can find themselves stuck in the middle of nowhere miles from the nearest town or truck stop. Having your truck break down can be a frustrating and stressful experience, especially if it is causing delays to an important delivery. Furthermore, broken down trucks may also cause a significant accident risk on busier highways or roads with lots of bends. Extreme weather such as heat can also become a danger for stranded truck drivers, causing health issues including dehydration and heat stroke whilst exposure to colder weather could lead to hypothermia. Even though it is impossible to fully prepare for unexpected breakdowns, which often occur in hard-to-reach places and at inconvenient times, there are steps truck drivers can take so they are ready to deal with a breakdown anywhere. For logistics managers and truck drivers, considering their breakdown contingency plans, here are … [Read More...]
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