The review-based programme The Autocar Show will now air on ET NOW and Times NOW.
Times Network has tied up with the automobile magazine Autocar India to launch its new show The Autocar Show. Viewers will now get to watch car reviews by experts of the Autocar Show on news channels ET NOW and Times NOW, from December 11, 2015 onwards.
An official statement says, ‘Autocar India is widely quoted by the media across the globe for its detailed views. In addition to providing car reviews in the most insightful manner, the magazine gives its readers unmatched access to the automobile industry news. With the likes of Hormazd Sorabjee, editor, Autocar India, who has three decades of experience, and Narain Karthikeyan, India’s first F1 racer set to grace television screens, viewers can be assured of the most engrossing and informative ride of their lives with every episode of Autocar India.’
The statement adds, ‘The show will review the latest Skoda Superb before any other Indian media and have feature activities that have never been carried out before such as driving the Lamborghini Hurracan to Khardung la Pass, the highest motorable road in the world. In addition to such feats, the show will keep viewers informed about the automobile market scenario.’
Speaking on the partnership, Arnab Goswami, president, news, and editor-in-chief, Times Now and ET Now, says, ‘We are delighted to have tied up with India’s most respected experts in the automobile circuit to launch The Autocar Show. I am sure that Hormazd and his team will make the show a one-stop destination that caters to the needs of everyone interested in automobiles. The Autocar Show, which will air on ET NOW and Times NOW, will add to the world class quality, variety and relevance of our programming bouquet.’
Hormazd Sorabjee, editor, Autocar India, says. ‘We are thrilled to have tied up with Times Network which will give a huge boost to the popularity of The Autocar Show. It’s not just the fact that both ET Now and Times Now are undisputed leaders in their genres, but it’s the high energy and passion of Times Network that motivates us to go that extra mile to deliver cutting edge content.’
The Autocar Show will air on ET NOW on Fridays starting December 11, 2015, at 10:30 pm, with repeats on Saturday at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm, and Sundays at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. The show will also be telecast on Times Now on Saturdays at 6:30 pm, and on Sundays, at 9:30 am.
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You might not have thought there was room between the Golf – itself not exactly a compact car any more – and the Touran mid-sized MPV, but VW thought otherwise. It is, then, what it seems: a slightly more spacious, bigger and more versatile Golf.
Initially introduced in 2005 the Golf Plus has been around for a while now, receiving a ‘new’ Volkswagen makeover in 2009 to incorporate the brand’s sharper front grille and angular headlamps. Behind that neater face it’s largely the same, save for more advanced engines and a higher standard equipment count.
Look at the Golf Plus as essentially as a practical Golf with lots more room inside (mainly headroom thanks to a higher roof) and easier access. Unsurprisingly there are no hot GTI or GTD versions – presumably because of a predicted lack of demand. It looks a touch strange, too, but if it’s a Golf you want and space you need then perhaps this is for you.
As such it’s never a car you’re going to get hot under the collar about, but it you value its greater practicality, the easier access its higher driving position affords, ease of use, high quality interior and inoffensive style then the Golf Plus isn’t without merit.
Underlining its age is the lack of anything particularly clever about its interior packaging. Admittedly, it’s more spacious, but there’s no third row seats – for that you’ll need a Touran – and some of the more clever stowage and seating solutions available today you’ll need to look at newer rivals.
The Motorsport Auto Z-Car West Coast Nationals Show Page
The rains cleared out early Saturday morning well before the Z’s started to line up, and it was a great day. Z-Cars, Z-parts, Z’s on the dyno, all with free pizza… We hope all had a blast. See galleries from Z-Bash as well as the associated events below. Read on to see what you missed!
Both of our parking lots and the streets in front of and around our shop were filled with awesome Z’s. There were also some great associated events sponsored by Group Z and Fairlady Generations. The image gallery from these events is below, and you can see the list of events that took place in the next section farther down the page.
J ust in case you didn’t stop by for Z-Bash, here is what you missed.
Here is what happened at our shop:
While we can’t fit quite as many cars in our parking lots as on Collins Avenue during the Nationals, we dont’ have to pay the city a fortune to close the street, so Z-Bash parking was FREE for all Z-Cars! In addition to the parking lots, the surrounding streets were also be full of great Z’s ready for your camera, and fellow enthusiasts ready for your questions and discussion (often the best part!).
To add even more fun to the weekend, the great folks at Group Z had Z-Bash companion events on Friday evening, before and after Z-Bash on Saturday, and even an event on Sunday.
Here are our other recent Z Enthusiast Events
Friday – Sunday, April 26-28, 2013
18th Annual Z-Car West Coast Nationals Awards!
We ran into a number of technical difficulties in creating this simple gallery of the winning Z’s and their happy owners, but were finally able to fix the problems and post them here. Congratulations to all!
Please note that each gallery below has around 300 images, so they may take a minute to load initially, depending on your internet connection and network traffic. Each will open in a new window. The Standard galleries are recommended for slower connections or smaller monitors/resolutions (below 1024×768). Adobe Flash is required for the large galleries, which will take longer to load. If the first image doesn’t show up immediately, please be patient. The Flash galleries also have automatic slideshow controls on the bottom right of the screen.
The 2013 Motorsport Auto Z-Car West Coast Nationals Image Galleries!
The First Annual (2013) Motorsport Z-Car Show Ride Along!
While we’re new to taking our own video, we did take a camera down Collins Avenue on Sunday for the first annual Z-Car Show Ride Along. Our first video attempt didn’t come out great, but if you’ve never been to the show, you’ll get a perspective you’ve never had of what it’s like at the Nationals.
17th Annual Motorsport Z-Car West Coast Nationals Car Show!
Part 1 – The Street
This short video shows only a very small portion of the hundreds of awesome Z’s that were there on the final day of the Nationals, the Back To The Streets Z exhibition, on Sunday, April 29, 2012, on Collins Avenue in Orange, California.
17th Annual Motorsport Z-Car West Coast Nationals Car Show!
Part 2 – The Awards
This video shows the full awards presentation, followed by the award winning Z’s themselves (Just want to see the cars? Skip to 27.56). The main class awards were voted on by others registered in the same class. The ‘best of’ awards were voted on by Sport Z Magazine (now a part of Grassroots Motorsports). So many put in so much time and love into their cars, we wish they all could win trophies.
2012 Motorsport Auto Z-Car West Coast Nationals Award Winners! The Z-Car West Coast Nationals is all about loving the cars, not winning awards… But it is still fun to win! In our survey before the ‘Back To The Street’ Show, there were almost as many votes for just enjoying the cars without the awards, as there were votes for keeping the awards. So while we are a bit late in posting the awards (please accept our apologies), here are your 2012 Show Awards Winners! The Galleries first display all of the Award Recipients (Congratulations to all). Then, the Award Winning Z’s, by model, in no particular order (they are all winning Z’s!). Remember that the class winners were decided by peer voting (other entrants in the same class), and the overall category winners were decided by Nissan Sport Magazine.
The Flash gallery (Adobe Flash Player required) is an automated slideshow. Note the slideshow controls at the bottom right corner of the gallery window (the slideshow is turned OFF by default, click the ‘play’ button to start, or browse manually). Hold the mouse over part of the image to see the caption for that image. You may also click the question mark in the slideshow controls to show this information all the time (Recipient names/etc.).
Be sure to go all the way to the final images for a special ‘Best Of Show’ tribute from your Motorsport team…
2012 Motorsport Auto Z-Car West Coast Nationals Picture Review The 2012 Motorsport Auto Z-Car West Coast Nationals was a great ‘return to the roots’ for the car show. Many had expressed their desire to have the show back on the street where it all began, that it was more ‘intimate’, and just seemed fitting for the Z. For the first Z-Car West Coast Nationals since 2009, and the first on the street since 2006, it was a great turnout.
For the images taken of the show this year, we decided to give you the whole experience by timeline, as if you showed up for the Kick-Off party on Friday night, and stayed through the big show awards on Sunday afternoon. The first 81 images of the 311 in Gallery One below are of the Friday and Saturday events (Z’s at the Kickoff, Z’s at the Dyno, etc). From the start of the Sunday show at image 82 all the way through the end of Gallery 2, over 540 images later, are all car show images! We tried to catch all of the Z’s there in some way, and hope you enjoy them.
As far as the Car Show, the first Gallery shows the Sunday morning earlybird lineups (around 7am) and some of the first cars on the street (just before 9am). The second Gallery starts with the ‘end of the line’ of cars waiting to get on the street (just before 10am), and stays on the street right up to the start of the award presentations. We’ll let you check the show images out for a short time, and you can decide on your own favorites. Then we’ll post the winners, and as many of their Z’s as we were able to capture.
Note that the galleries are quite large, and may take a minute to load depending on your internet connection and network traffic. If no image shows up to start, please be patient, as each gallery has over 300 images!
If you couldn’t make the show this year, below are listed all of the events you missed!
Locating the Best Refrigerated Vans for Sale
The slogan that choices have consequences is a very applicable slogan. Every choice one makes in a business translates to profits or losses. It is, therefore, imperative to ensure the selection of the right refrigeration van for one to purchase has been done carefully. The few options one has to choose from when purchasing a refrigerated van should be maximized for one to have the best out of his or her money. There is a way of settling for the best van by weighing all their strengths and weaknesses.
Although the model of the van really matters when purchasing a refrigerated van, the refrigerated compartment also equally matters. Among the best insulation types ensure the van interior is insulated with a thick closed cell of about two-pound density of Urethane foam. The foam used is an important factor to look at while the thickness of the foam being used also matters equally.The type of the foam and its thickness highly matters in the composition of the insulating material. Urethane is not easily made. The ratios of the resin mixing have to be very accurate to ensure the best results. A refrigerated van that does not serve the purpose is very useless and does not deserve to be purchased for transportation of frozen goods.
Where the foam does not mix appropriately either due to incorrect temperature or improper mixing, the value of refrigeration is compromised. While the correct mixture makes insulation in the interior very good, wrong or off ration can give little if any insulation value.Little if any insulation, therefore, may be achieved in cases where wrong mixing of the insulation has been made in the interior. Urethane manufacturing, as a result, has involved slab-stock technology to ensure the best results. The cell size consistency is also highly scrutinized to ensure the highest value possible. By focusing on the above issues, the utility of refrigeration is increased.
Molded custom panels should then carefully protect the insulation. Fungi and bacteria should not be allowed to grow by ensuring only man-made things go beyond the panel. Minimum seams are also allowed with the intention of reducing bacteria and fungi growth and also ensure easier cleaning.
Right ferrying of cheese, meat, flowers and other goods is achieved by ensuring a carrier as well as an ATC equipment. The van in question should also be sizeable to ensure that the customer does not have very little space for him or her to carry goods. Quality is abstract but when gets a chance to prove it, it should be perfectly proven.
There are two viable purchasing methods one has when acquiring a refrigerated vehicle. The first one is to ensure one researches the market to find the best vehicle model selling the best-refrigerated vans. Ready-made vehicles from the manufacturer can be viewed before purchase and hence one has a chance to preview the quality. One can also have the purchase a van and then take it to a refrigerated compartments builders. The latter option has the buyer of the van already decided to purchase the van and hence cannot return the van even if it were poorly done by the refrigeration engineers.
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Government and police auctions are some of the best places to get quality used vehicles for cheap. There are plenty of websites out there that let you search and bid in these auctions, making the whole process a lot easier. Since some of these sites are unreliable or even straight up scams, it’s best to know something about how they work prior to using them. This article will:
Legally, government agencies must open any surplus or seized items for sale to the public. That means that whenever the police or customs has seized vehicles, whenever the military has surplus car parts, or whenever a home goes into foreclosure due to loan default, those items and properties are open to be bought at auction by you. Since they must be sold, you can often find quality items, like cars, trucks, and other vehicles, for way less than their usual market price.
Government and police auctions happen all across the continent, at many different times, and by many different methods. That being said, you do not need to pay to get access to auction listings. Federal, state, and local governments list all their auction information online for free.
GovSales.gov lists auctions from federal agencies. You can find a list of every state’s surplus site here, and you can do a search for auction information on your local government or police department’s website, or contact them directly. Some of these auctions happen online, others you can call in for, and others still you have to be physically present for.
The biggest difference between free listing sites and paid membership sites like GovernmentAuctions.org is that the paid sites have ALL the listings in the same place, including contact information for live auctions. They let you search for specific cars by ZIP code and distance you’re willing to travel. The small membership fee can pay off big in saved time and sanity. One reason we specifically recommend GovernmentAuctions.org is that it has a free trial period, so if you only plan to be car shopping for a short period of time, you can get all the benefits of a paid site, for free. It lists auctions for the next month or so, so even with the 3-day trial, you can get a lot of info. Learn more about how to sign up for a free trial below.
Sure it’s possible, but it’s about as possible as that brand new BMW being a robot in disguise and taking you on an epic 3D adventure to fight aliens. Finding vehicles and other items at a fraction of their market price, however, is not just possible – it’s very likely. Since these items are acquired at no cost, like seized items, or at a considerable discount, like surplus items, the agencies selling them just want to get whatever money they can for them. The prices vary from auction to auction, but every one of them will have cars priced way below market value.
Sorry to break it to you, but there are no amazing, brilliant, fix-all secrets to getting the best deals, and any site that says otherwise is just trying to coax you into spending money to become a member on their site. Your best friend when looking for deals is your common sense. Use that and research the market value of the vehicle you’re buying, and you’ll be cruising in a quality vehicle in no time, with minimal impact on your wallet. It may be impossible to get a full, independent inspection on an auction vehicle, but it is even more important than usual to get a vehicle history report, the most important step to protect you when buying any used car!
To save you the time of going through such a hassle, we have personally checked the reliability of a number of auction sites by buying memberships, and the only one that we would recommend to you is GovernmentAuctions.org. Most other sites we found, even those recommended by other supposed authorities, turned out to be either a waste of money or an outright scam. Some charged $40 a month to show eBay listings. Others had actually falsified legally-required contact information for their website domains, and were impossible to contact by phone or email. A few were legitimate, but charged too much and offered too little, and none had a free trial.
So, we strongly recommend you stick with GovernmentAuctions.org, which we have personally verified to be a great site. But if you find another site that seems promising and want to check it out, be sure to:
There is a wide variety of auction sites on the web. The following is a list of some of the best options available to you.
This site probably has the largest amount of vehicle auction listings on the web, searching through auctions in all levels and agencies of government, as well as including some private ones in there too. You can search by proximity to your ZIP code, letting you search by how far you’re willing to travel to pick up your car or have it shipped. (It’s kinda like the AutoTempest of car auctions!) Their membership fee is $18.95/month, but they also have a free 3-day trial that you can try out. As mentioned earlier, you can use those three days to get the info on a bunch of auctions coming up over the next month in your area, so you can get a good group of listings for absolutely free. (We also verified that you can easily cancel the trial, right from their login page, and that you won’t be charged if you do.)
Check them out now: GovernmentAuctions.org
This is the official site that the federal government uses to sell its surplus and seized goods. It’s free and has a solid amount of listings, but it lacks the ability to search by ZIP code, and the auctions are restricted to federal agencies.
This is a free site that some government agencies use to auction off their surplus and seized items. Although it can be tedious to sift through the garbage at times (they don’t separate their parts and vehicles listings), there is a good amount of quality vehicles on here.
This is another free site that government agencies use to auction items. The site is much easier to use than some of the other sites, but is seriously short on vehicle listings. Note that their vehicle listings can be found under ‘Motor Pool’ and their cars under ‘Autos’.
Believe it or not, the majority of online government vehicle auctions are done over eBay! As I’m sure you know, the AutoTempest car search includes eBay vehicle listings. Use our search page to compare eBay listings to those from other popular automotive classifieds sites.
So now that you know where to look for car auctions, be sure to check out Avoid Buying a Lemon Car – Two Simple But Critical Steps – these two tips are particularly important when buying at a car auction.
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