The Gauge Magazine June 2021 Issue is live and it is officially summer time! As always, we made sure to make this issue filled with event coverage, feature rides, and TWO beautiful ladies! Starting off with our Event Coverage we first have Lone Star Throwdown. This event has grown so much that they have had to put a limit on the number of vehicles that they allow into the show! Next we have Eville Shindig, this event has always been an amazing time and now adding in the Vintage Camper show just tops it off! Lastly for event coverage, we have the 13th Annual Drop’Em Wear Car, Truck, and Bike Show. Raising over $13,000 for Toys 4 Tots and even more in toys, this event is one that you want to make sure you head out to! Cruising on over to our feature rides we first have a 1973 Volkswagen Bug and we can promise that you have never seen a Volkswagen like this one! We also have a 1996 Chevy S10 and when you see this vehicle you will know why the owner named it “Da Outlaw.” We have a … [Read More...]
13th Annual DropEm Wear Truck, Bike and Car Show was held at The Paint Shop in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on October 17th, 2020. Despite a very chilly start to the day, the event filled up fast and you were unable to find a place to park your show vehicle by the afternoon! You were able to find an array of old school BMX Bikes as you first came in, following that you could find bagged VW Ghia, bagged and lifted trucks, full size and mini, imports, motorcycles, cars, lowriders, VS bus's; you name it, it was there. Attendees came from all across the US including Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Alabama! Everyone who knows about this show knows that the distance means nothing for this event! 13th Annual DropEm Wear Truck, Bike and Car Show also was raising money to collect as much as they could for the local Toys 4 Tots. After the event the show updated all attendees and spectators to let them know that over $13,000 were raised for Toys 4 Tots and they … [Read More...]
Lone Star Throwdown 2021 was held in Conroe, Texas. Being the 10th year for this event, you know that the event holders were ready to make this one of the biggest and best years yet. Each year, Lone Star Throwdown 2021 has continued to grow and grow breaking their previous records on attendees and selling out of pre-registrations. There has never been a limit as to how many vehicles are able to attend the show, but this year they had to put a limit. The show has always brought in vehicles from all around the United States and that did not stop this year. Many had considered this show to be the beginning of the car show season, and if that is true then it started off with a huge bang! Many of the attendees are regulars, coming back year after year. They not only come back for the amazing and one of a king trophies but also to enjoy a weekend away with friends that become family and custom vehicles. But not only do attendees enjoy the show, spectators fill in any empty … [Read More...]
Eville Shindig 2020 was held in Evansville, Indiana at the Vanderburgh County 4H Fairgrounds from October 15-18, 2020. If you are ready for a weekend filled with vintage hot rods, campers, mini bikes, flame throwers, and so much more; this is the place to be! Starting off on Thursday, the event began at 8 am and closed at midnight. This was mostly used as a set up day for many of the vendors but you know that event then the vendors were still coming together to have an amazing time while preparing for the next three days of crazy fun! Friday the gates opened at 9 am for participants and spectators, with the gates opening at 8am for the vendors and the swap meet. Throughout the day you were able to enjoy the best hot rods, customs and rockabilly festival! When it comes to custom rides, here you are able to see it all from trucks, motorcycles, and even vintage campers! During Eville Shindig 2020, they also had the Vintage Camper Rally and Show where you were able to enjoy … [Read More...]
The road will always beckon us to travel and take a trip, and we need our cars to be in tiptop shape to do so. A long car trip can be exhausting, but there are things you can do to make your trip worthwhile. Whether you are planning a cross-country trip or a trip from one province or state to another, the appeal of traveling the highway in your car remains irresistible. Read on to know some tips that will help your next car trip smoother and safer. Get the Uncertainties Covered The highway can be an unpredictable place to travel on, and many things can happen when you least expect them. Get your insurance policies ready when you travel. Even if you have traveled that same route without incident, you can never be too sure about things. Roadside assistance membership or access to its services is also important when you travel. You’ll never know when you will need a tow truck service to help move your car during a flat tire, battery malfunction, or radiator overheat. Emergencies … [Read More...]
Restoring Old Cars to their former glory can be an overwhelming yet satisfying experience at the same time. Restored cars are often considered collector’s items protected under a car cover and can be a sound financial investment, depending on the make and model. Or, perhaps you’ve got an old Junker that’s on its last legs, and you want to turn it into a family heirloom. Whatever your motivation is, it takes time, skill, the right working space, and the correct tools. Laying the Groundwork Restoring Old Cars car is usually done in three parts: the engine, paint, and the interior. Start with the engine and transmission rebuild because, once this is done, the other components are easier to install. There are also several critical factors to consider before embarking on your restoration project. What Is Your Budget? Before you go out and buy your dream car, you need to consider if you will have enough time and work out a budget. Add about 35% to your budget for unforeseen … [Read More...]
For many of us, our vehicles will constitute the second greatest purchase we make in our lifetimes (second only to a home). Another unsurprising social observation is that people are incredibly passionate and protective of their cars. They’re perceived to be an extension of oneself and a representation of our personalities and values. With the importance people place into their cars, it’s also important to keep a car maintenance schedule. There are numerous reasons to do this, both for the benefit of yourself and others. Read on to hear why regularly updating your car maintenance schedule is an imperative for everybody, whether you do or don’t harbor strong feelings for your vehicle. Safety Your car is likely used to drive not only yourself but others around too. This can range from your children, spouse, friends, and wider tiers of family. Of course, it’s essential to drive safely. But what happens if a fault with your vehicle compromises your ability to keep yourself and your … [Read More...]
If you’ve ever been in an accident, you may have wished you had a dashcam. A dash cam provides you video evidence of exactly what happened during a car accident. Police cars often have them, and increasingly individuals are investing in small dashboard cameras too. Dash cams are legal in most states, but there might be some rules to using them. For example, they have to be properly mounted on your dashboard or maybe your windshield. Some dash cams will record what happens in front of your car while it’s in gear. Others will include interior audio and video as well as rear-facing video. While having a dash cam can be a pretty good investment for a number of reasons, you do have to remember it’s going to record if you’re at fault in an accident as well. Some cars have built-in dash cameras, and they might end up being a standard feature in the not-too-distant future. With those things in mind, the following are some considerations if you’re wondering whether or not to get … [Read More...]
There is a collection of Mechanic tools that is a must-have in the tool chest of a serious mechanic. These tools are handy for do-it-yourself auto maintenance and repairs. There is satisfaction when one can do minor automobile repairs and without a problem at his garage. This can only happen if the mechanic shed is equipped with essential Mechanic tools for car repairs. The tools are also handy when a vehicle breaks down, and one has to invite a professional mechanic for a home service. The mechanic does not have to lug his tools from wherever he is. These essential Mechanic tools are a factory service manual, hammer, jack with jack stands, mechanic flashlight, mechanic creepers, mechanical tools set, pliers, a ratchet set, screwdrivers, vice grips, and wrench. Factory Service Manual The factory service manual for the vehicle one has is essential to have. The manual provides a tutorial for simple and common repair jobs such as adjusting the carburetor, changing brake … [Read More...]
Trucks are very large vehicles but surprisingly, a lot of accidents involving these vehicles happen annually. To make matters worse, most truck accidents are actually fatal but if not that, they can leave you with serious injuries that can sideline you from working and living your life normally. In 2019 alone, a total of 5,005 people died in traumatic large-truck accidents. Thousands more were left with serious injuries that resulted in heavy medical bills, and of course, lost wages because they were unable to work for a significant amount of time. Learning how to deal with it is important. Dealing With A Truck Accident The right way to deal with a truck accident is THE ONLY WAY to deal with it. Of course, we are referring to getting legal help. Before you do that, however, you need to be concerned about your health first. As this is a truck accident in the topic, you could be facing serious injuries but some may not present themselves immediately. It’s the internal injuries … [Read More...]
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