Car & Automotive

Interstyl Hustler Is The Quirky Wood Kit Car You’ve Never Heard Of

Yes, the entire body is made of wood.

Wood isn’t what you’d call a popular material for building cars. It’s been used on occasion by mainstream automakers, notably with American companies in the late 1940s, and of course there’s Morgan. Thing is, wood is usually relegated to certain sections of the vehicle car. This crazy kit car creation takes the concept a bit further.

It’s called the Hustler, and yes, the entire body is made from marine plywood. We aren’t talking wood panels over a metal unibody either – everything from basically the wheels up is made of wood. That includes the dash, the pillars, floor, and even small items like the gear shift knob. The same goes for under the hood, where you’ll find wooden inner fenders, a wood core support, and a wood firewall. In the unfortunate event of a collision, this car doesn’t really have

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Bugatti Baby II Plays with the Past

From Car and Driver

The sight of a scaled-down Bugatti Type 35 being driven by an obviously 1:1 scale adult male is likely to set you thinking of an oversized toy. But this would be wrong, at least according to the European Union. “According to the EU, it’s too fast to be classified as a toy,” said Ben Hedley, CEO of the Little Car Company that has created this three-quarter-scale electric Bugatti and will soon be launching other shrunken classics. Having experienced the breezy charms of the Baby II’s open cockpit and 43-mph top speed, I can attest that it’s anything but childish.

As its numerical suffix suggests, the Baby II isn’t the first time that Bugatti has created a miniature. Back in 1926, Bugatti founder’s Ettore and his oldest son, Jean, created a half-scale Type 35 for Ettore’s son Roland’s fourth birthday. Powered by an electric motor, it had

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New Orleans Transmission Repair: 10 Signs of a Slipping Transmission

Signs Your Car Is About to Die | Reader's Digest

Nola Automotive Repairs

Keep an eye on your vehicle while you’re behind the wheel by knowing about the signs of a slipping transmission.  It may not mean that your vehicle is going to fail anytime soon but you can avoid a $1,000 up to $6,000 spend on a transmission replacement from a quality transmission repair service.

So, it is wise enough to get a handle on transmission problems that you shouldn’t ignore and stop transmission slipping ASAP to avoid major transmission repairs at all costs.

Transmission Trouble:  Signs that Your Car’s Transmission is Having Problems

Early detection of transmission slips can save you money and further damage to your car.  Here are ten signs that you should not disregard:

  1.  Your transmission refuses to go into gear

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The 5 Best Car Batteries (2020 Review)

If your car battery is starting to show signs of failure, read our best car batteries review to learn about the replacement options available on Amazon.

   

Car batteries don’t last forever and will likely show signs of failure after four or five years. If this is the case for you, read our review on the five best car batteries available through Amazon. 

In this article:

Best Overall: Optima Batteries RedTop Starting Battery

   

Optima’s RedTop battery takes the top spot for its longevity and power. It has 800 cold cranking amps (CCA) and no amp hours (Ah) limit, which means it offers a lot of power for a long period of time.

With every Optima battery, you also get a 36-month warranty. This means that if your battery stops working within the first three years, Optima will send you a new one free of charge.

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