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2014 New York City International Auto Show


Orange County, N.Y. – April, 16, 2014

      The snow is over, hopefully, and the car show season has begun!

The Vintage Car Show will be making an appearance filming footage for one of its future shows and new series at the 2014 New York City International Auto Show being held at The Javits Center on April 18th to April 27th.

     While mostly everyone at the 2014 Javits Center Car Show will be looking at new cars, The Vintage Car Show will be there working on an episode about the evolution of the automobile and the technological advances that have led us from the bicycle to the automobile of today.  Just remember that before we were riding around in cars, we were riding around on bicycles.  We’ve come a long way, baby!..( OVER 20 THOUSAND VIEWS ON VIDEO BELOW

          The Vintage Car Show website offers several things for the car lover, such as a car show schedule magazine, a website with plenty of automobile-related articles, and a database of over a hundred thousand pictures through which to browse. The website also offers several nationwide automotive databases where you can locate and list your automotive-related company and your local car shows. This is all to gain publicity for the television/web series that is in the works.

     Be sure to visit the Vintage Car Show website to see where you can pick up a copy of the 2014 car show schedule and watch clips from all the car shows we attend during the 2014 season @ www.thevintagecarshow.com. Better yet, grab the family or come yourself to a car show in your area. It’s a great way to spend a day!

Albany Car Show 2014 Ford Mustang


The Albany, NY Auto Show took place on March 7th through March 9th and featured over 160 vehicles represented by 30 manufacturers from the auto industry.  This show highlighted what is in store for the consumer in 2014.  But, who cares about all the other cars?   The Dodge Dart (yes!) and The Ford Mustang were my favorites.

Though the 2014 Albany car show featured many newer cars, two of the older-named cars struck my fancy. The first was the Mustang! Who can forget the Mustang? It has been one of the most popular cars and one of the most desired among collectors for over the last fifty years. While keeping in line with the traditional design and even replicating the 1965 grill on the side, all I can say is that it’s awesome. I don’t know what size the motor is or how much tork the tranny has, or if it’s a four-wheel drive. Only a real car guy would know. As a car buyer, you will love it for the name and look and it certainly does look good.  If you get to drive it, you will still feel like you’re driving around in a classic Mustang, because you are! No other classic has held up this long while maintaining its beauty and style the way the 2014 Mustang has. It still lives up to its legendary name on its 50th anniversary.

The second car that I admired was the Orange Dodge Dart.  As a young man, it wasn’t one of my favorites. Maybe it is partly nostalgia for the name that has stuck in my head all these years, but it looks all grown up now and has come a long way from the square box that it used to be.  Now it looks like a reputable rival to any of the models that are out today.   I am sure there are some fans out there, even though it was always known for its odd color choices throughout the years.  The Dart would not disappoint you. Even though I loved the Mustangs, I was really impressed with how the Dart has evolved into a real car.

Be sure to check out the next article on the up-coming 2014 New York International Auto Show which is being held at the Javits Center on April 18th – April 27th.  I will be there filming and writing articles for my new series called The Vintage Car Show.  My next article will be about Resto-Mods, a fairly new trend that is catching on.

If you would like to see more pictures, Visit my website at www.thevintagecarshow.com and keep up with all the latest car shows in the area and see how these two classic cars have evolved over the years

Robert Henriksen

Hybrid Cars VS Diesel Powered Cars


Hybrid vehicles boast of an all-encompassing operational system. They operate by combining an electricity-run motor, a diesel engine and maximum-powered batteries. The battery gives off energy for the electric motor and recharges when it recaptures the energy that is usually lost when the car is lessening its acceleration or while it is coasting.

How Hybrid Cars Work

The distinction of the full hybrid from the mild variety is that the electric motor and the diesel engine can operate on its own. In most instances, the electric motor can function by itself in low speed, and once it picks up, the diesel engine automatically takes over. Both the motor and the engine can function together if the car is in hard acceleration.

This combined effort provides the car the power that it needs for that situation. Full hybrid cars can consume and build up electricity simultaneously. The full hybrid setup can be found in models such as the popular Toyota Prius, the Mercury Mariner Hybrid, and the Escape hybrid from Ford.

For instance, one can look at the way the Toyota Prius works. The Prius runs on a technology called the Hyrbid Synergy Drive, which involves a power split device to combine the energy of the electric motor and the gas engine. The HSD enables a effortless switching of power sources that the car driver would not notice in the slightest while driving.

Unlike the other mild hybrid types, the Prius can be operated by the electric motor alone powered by the battery pack. As a result, a motorist can drive silently for short amounts of time. The Honda hybrids on this level cannot function just by the electric motor.

While speeding up a highway, the Prius utilizes the diesel engine as its main operator, and can get assistance from the generator if needed. Then this hybrid car shuts off the gas engine automatically during stops. This contributes greatly in mileage improvement and produces less emission.

Diesel VS Hybrid

A good case in point is Ford’s hybrid version of the Escape SUV, which boasted of emitting less than a pound of smog substances for every 15,000 miles the vehicle runs. This is a great improvement considering that traditional diesel-powered light trucks emit around 105 pounds of smog pollutants for the same 15,000-mile distance. Even regular cars produce 67 pounds!

So really, there isn’t going to be much argument over the great savings a consumer can gain with a hybrid vehicles. Sure, it comes at a cost, but its long term gains truly outweigh the initial price shock. After, over time, when more people realize the merits of hybrid vehicles, supply will definitely go up and push prices down.

Environmentally-conscious individuals would find heaven with hybrid cars. However, since they are just being introduced in the market, they can come at quite an expense. With increased patronage, it is hoped that more hybrid cars will become accessible to everyone in the future.

Dodge Buzz: Upcoming Models


Dodge Buzz: Upcoming Models

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Dodge has certainly come a long way, baby. Future models coming down the pike are certain to spark additional interest including two featured herein.

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DaimlerChrysler’s Dodge division has certainly been making a name for itself over the past decade. No longer in the shadow of Chrysler or a carbon copy of Plymouth, Dodge has its own vehicles stamped with its own unique personality. The Charger is Dodge’s latest hot model; what can Dodge do for an encore? Read on for all the exciting details!

Caliber – The compact Neon is dead and a replacement vehicle is waiting in the wings by the name of Caliber. Sporting Dodge’s signature crosshair grille, the Caliber resembles a Chrysler Pacifica but it is in the Chrysler PT Cruiser’s size range. This five door wagon-like vehicle features jacked up wheel arches and a sloped roofline that tapers off to a rear hatch spoiler. On demand all wheel drive is expected to be one of the car’s options. Built on a Mitsubishi Lancer platform, the Caliber has been planned to go toe-to-toe with the VW Golf and Mazda 3. The Caliber is expected to debut in early 2006 as a 2007 model.

Nitro – Dodge gets a small SUV, the Nitro which is a rebadged and slightly reworked Jeep Liberty. As is customary with all contemporary Dodges, the Nitro sports the Dodge crosshair grille and unique wheel arches. Everything else about the Nitro is expected to be virtually the same as the Liberty including engine and transmission choices. The Nitro is expected to debut late in 2006.

Charger Coupe – Okay, I am dreaming. So are a lot of other people who are just itching for Dodge to release a two door version of the awesome Charger. The word about Charger is this: half the people like the sedan and the other half are disappointed it wasn’t developed as a coupe. No confirmation has been made, but a coupe may show up in late 2007 joining with [not replacing] the current sedan.

Love Those Vans – Chrysler is nearing the end of the life cycle for the current crop of minivans which still outsells any competitor on the market. Stow ‘N Go has been such a popular hit that any redesign will be built around this nifty feature. Expect the newest rendition of the Caravan and the Chrysler Town and Country to show up some time in 2008.

So, there you have it. The division that at one time gave us the Aries K and Omni now features the Viper, Ram, Dakota, Durango, and a host of other exciting vehicles. Dodge fans are pinching themselves hoping that it isn’t all a dream. Well, it isn’t and the upcoming models promise to uphold Dodge’s new found place in The Chrysler Group.