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All special-interest hobbies have their followings, and Hot Rod devotees are no exception. Every week in every major metropolitan area across America, you can count on at least a few enthusiast-run clubs meeting up to do what gearheads of all tastes do: race, swap parts, cruise around on lazy weekend afternoons, fill a major venue with its very own auto show, or simply hang out and eat.

Hot rod car clubs, what theyre doing, current events

Hot rod car clubs, what theyre doing, current eventsAll special-interest hobbies have their followings, and Hot Rod devotees are no exception. Every week in every major metropolitan area across America, you can count on at least a few enthusiast-run clubs meeting up to do what gearheads of all tastes do: race, swap parts, cruise around on lazy weekend afternoons, fill a major venue with its very own auto show, or simply hang out and eat. Some Street Rodsclubs are dedicated to a certain cars, others to cars of a certain make, others still care not at all. Many have restrictions on age that is, of cars that are too young. Young is an elastic term, and in some cases can stretch to mean anything produced before 1948. Banned, just like that. Speaking of age, enthusiasm for transportation of decades past tends to be shared by those who can remember them. Most members of these clubs belong to certain generations, and X and Y arent among them. The west coast (especially the south end) has supposedly always been the center of car culture in general and hot rodding specifically. Here are some of the many organizations in Southern California alone, whose very names often paint a telling picture of what to expect:- Classic Cruisers- Roamn Relics- Sultans of Long Beach- Ventura Vintage Rods- Bean Bandits- FoMoCoMofos For a full directory encompassing all like-minded clubs as well as those for Mustangs, Camaros, Thunderbirds, Chryslers, Cadillacs, and the rest, visit www.SoCalCarCulture.com.

Como Ganar Jugando Video Poquer

Como Ganar Jugando Video Poquer

La mayora de la gente te dir que la nica manera de salir de un casino siendo Millonario es entrar siendo un Millonario, pero la realidad es que no es completamente verdad. Solo es la forma ms fcil de hacerlo.Si eres el tipo de persona que no teme a los riesgos para ganar grandes sumas, entonces puede que esto te sea til.Las maquinas de video Pquer pueden ser encontradas en cada casino, en los clsicos casinos o en lnea. Estas maquinas ofrecen las mejores posibilidades de hacerte un millonario si sabes como jugar.Todo lo que necesitas es una tarjeta de crdito con por lo menos $20,000 y los cojones de arriesgarlo, en lo que puede ser menos de 20 minutos. Recomiendo guardar hasta $20,000 dlares antes de que lo intentes y no solo gastar el dinero de tu tarjeta.El juego que elijas es muy importante. Hay muchos tipos de juegos diferentes de poquer ofrecidos en forma de video. En algunos juegas en un computador y el jugador con la mejor mano ganara, en otros no hay otros jugadores, la mejor mano que obtengas la maquina pagara mas. Un par paga 1:1; dos pares pagan 2:1 y sucesivamente. El segundo tipo de video pquer es el que mas te conviene.Recuerda que esto no es no es una garanta de que ganaras, y si no ganas dinero puede que quedes con menos $20,000 dlares. Pero la realidad es que puede hacerte ganar mucho efectivo, de una forma bastante sencilla.Usualmente conviene comenzar con por lo menos 20,000 dlares, y haciendo apuestas de $1,000 cada tanto, y as comenzar a ganar el gran monto real.Te recomiendo no aumentar tus apuestas a mas de $1,000 hasta que no hayas hecho por lo menos $100,000.He descubierto este mtodo hace dos aos; He gastado mis fines de semana en el casino jugando al poquer blackjack, Ruleta, sin ganar nada de dinero, pero durante la semana jugaba video pquer desde mi casa, y ganaba montos que nunca lo haba hecho antes.Un da decid intentarlo y en vez de gastar mi dinero en juegos de mesa fui directamente al video pquer, y para el final del fin de semana haba ganado casi $60,000 dlares.Ahora cada dos o tres meses voy al casino, con una cuenta de $20,000 y gano montos que nunca haba pensado ganar nunca antes.Recuerda que no hay garantas que esto te resulte un 100 por ciento, ya que ha habido momentos en donde puedes perder tus $20,000 antes de ganar tu primera buena mano, pero tambin puede que recibas una increble mano y ganes de una $25,000 en la primera mano. Aprende ms sobre eso en Juegos de casinos 6.Sin duda las apuestas de casino son un tipo de actividad la cual puedes decepcionarte mucho o sorprenderte por haber recibido grandes ganancias. Si sientes que tu situacin econmica no pasa por sus mejores momentos, debes esperar hasta sentirte mas seguro para no tener grandes decepciones. Al mismo tiempo si buscas ganar dinero rpido, puede que sea tu oportunidad.

How To Shop For A Quality Radiator

How To Shop For A Quality Radiator

Did you know having a good quality radiator can prevent engine blow up. Many may not know this. Every vehicle should have a good radiator, how bad would it be if youre stuck on the highway with a blown out engine. Think about that. Radiators are used to disperse the heat that the coolant has absorbed from the engine. The radiator contains a vertical or horizontal tubing section that is connected between two tanks. They are designed to hold a large amount of water in tubes and passages that give it contact with the atmosphere. Did you know while your driving your car, it creates enough heat to destroy itself? The radiators job it to protect it from damage, such as over heating. If you check on your radiator regularly you will be able to see if theirs anything wrong with it. As your car gets older it is more prone to problems. If your radiator heats up the first thing you should do is turn off your air conditioning. It will bring down the temperature of your engine. Then you would turn on the heater and set it on the highest temperature. This cools the engine down through the transfer of heat to the air. If you were in traffic you should pull over to the side and open your hood. It will help cool off the engine. You should then check the overflow tank coolant level. If its empty then the radiator can be low on coolant. You can then check the pressure of the system by wrapping a cloth round the upper radiator and squeeze it. By checking your radiators from time to time you might be able to prevent your engine from blowing. Doing this little task can save you from a bigger head ache down the road.

Looking For Antique Car Part?

Looking For Antique Car Part?

Finally you are able to own that antique car youve always dreamed of. You can be the talk of the town and get all the attention you want. For many, restoring the classic car is also one of the reasons they purchased it. They dont mind about all the time and money spent on it, because its one of the charms of owning an antique car. First youll have to look around and figure out where indeed youll find the parts. This is when a bit of research is involved. It can be quite difficult to find all the parts youre looking for. The best place to look for the part is on the internet. Just type in antique car part and your city and see what you get. But if you dont find anything much you research for, online stores and purchase the parts online, they will then be delivered to you. This is even more convenient since you dont have to leave the house. Get all the parts you want with the click of a mouse. There are even many companies that work with you to find the antique car parts you need. They are like a locator service. You tell them what part you want and they basically do all the work for you and find where the part can be bought. Of course you will have to pay them a fee and buy the part from the place they found. There are also companies who solely focus on antique car parts. They have a vast collection that can be offered on their web site or store. If you buy it online youll have to pay shipping. But hey, if youre having trouble finding a part, it would be worth it to pay a little more to get what you want. Another place to check out would be youre local newspapers. You may be lucky and find someone who is selling a part that you need. You might even be able to bargain a little bit, as its not a company selling the part. It may be a difficult task finding the antique part you need, but with a little research youll have a better chance finding them.

Addicted To Oil? You Bet Your Lipstick

In his State of the Union speech earlier this year, President Bush said America is "addicted to oil." Correct, but hardly a surprise.We generally think of oil products as the stuff that powers cars, trucks, SUVs, planes and trains. However, transportation accounts for only about half of the petroleum we use. What we rarely think of is all the other products in which oil is a key ingredient, such as lipstick. Petrochemicals are also used in the aspirin that relieves headaches and prevents heart attacks, the crayons our kids use -even diapers, DVDs, cameras, bandages, balloons and golf balls.Three-dollar gasoline is one thing, but consider what our lives would be like without deodorant, perfume or toothpaste (yuck). Can you imagine no vitamins, antiseptic, house paint, syringes, pacemakers, baby strollers, garbage bags, candles or panty hose? (Well, actually, I could do without panty hose.)But you get my point. Petroleum is used much more in our daily lives than in just filling our gas tanks.Actually, we're addicted to "foreign" oil. Today we import about 60 percent of our oil and petroleum products-much of it from unfriendly countries such as Venezuela. There are other options. America has ample reserves of oil and gas but much of it is locked on federal lands. Only Congress can vote to open these lands to exploration. This June, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act to allow exploration in the deep waters off our coasts, while giving states the authority to determine how close exploration is allowed. The Senate, however, is waffling on the terms of the bill.In May, the U.S. House voted to open just 2,000 coastal acres of the 19 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil exploration. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that this area could produce enough oil to supply us with 1.5 million barrels of oil per day lasting 25 years at a minimum. That's enough to replace 30 years of imports from Saudi Arabia-and plenty of lipstick.The U.S. Senate, however, hasn't voted for a stand-alone bill to open ANWR since 1995, when President Clinton vetoed it.Being "price gouged" on sunscreen? Thank the U.S. Senate for keeping us addicted to foreign oil.

Retro Vehicles: Is Volkswagen Next?

Retro styled vehicles are all the rage today and Volkswagens New Beetle was one of the first of many of these types of cars to show up on the market. Given VWs long running popularity, other long since retired models are certainly worthy of being copied, dont you agree? The Karmann Ghia, the Thing, and the Scirocco are a few that come to mind, however they arent the ones slated for a comeback. Yes, VWs famous Bus or Microbus is scheduled to return, to the delight of aging hippies everywhere.Okay, first a quick test. Can you name some of the recent retro vehicles to hit North American highways lately? Besides the Volkswagens New Beetle, here are a few:

  • Ford: Thunderbird, Mustang
  • Chrysler: PT Cruiser
  • Chevrolet: SSR and HHRTo qualify as a true retro vehicle it cannot just borrow the name like the Dodge Charger instead, it must take its styling cues from a vehicle from another generation.Enter the Volkswagen Microbus.Yes, open up your cedar trunk and take out those wild looking tie dyed shirts, your cavernous bell bottom pants, and that pair of odd looking leather sandals. Let down your hair [if you have any left], grow a beard [gents only, please] and be prepared to step back in time to the days when the VW Bus was the people hauler of the day. Peace, love, and stop the war you say? If VW has its way then around 2008 a vehicle very similar in style to the Bus will once again be seen cruising the streets of Haight-Ashbury, Greenwich Village, and every freaky place you can think of, man! Just, groovy.Featured at the 2001 Detroit Auto Show, a concept Microbus evoked all sorts of ooohs and aaaahs from visitors; it was this same type of reaction that has convinced Volkswagen to go forward with production.As of this writing, there is a battle raging within Volkswagen-land as to how much the Microbus will incorporate the retro look. Seeing how the New Beetle succeeded in the US, but flopped in Europe will VW have the courage to stand tall and bring back the hippie hauler? Or, will VW cave in and produce just another run-of-the-mill vehicle that only hints at its past glory?Time will tell, but my advice to VW is this: get it built now before us hippie dippy types are too old to climb into it.Unless, of course, the Microbus can be outfitted with a wheelchair ramp.

  • Summary

    All special-interest hobbies have their followings, and Hot Rod devotees are no exception. Every week in every major metropolitan area across America, you can count on at least a few enthusiast-run clubs meeting up to do what gearheads of all tastes do: race, swap parts, cruise around on lazy weekend afternoons, fill a major venue with its very own auto show, or simply hang out and eat.