It’s Not a Ferrari for Nothing

The classic look of the Ferrari is its blazing race red color (Rosso Corsa) alongside the prominent black steed on canary yellow background topped by the Italian flag. Colors have been the essence of luxury when it comes to luxury cars. But what is the Ferrari, and how did its popularity come to be?

The Ferrari in fact began Italian Enzo Ferrari’s establishment of the Scuderia Ferrari in 1929. He didn’t exactly build the company for the purpose of selling luxury sports cars built for the road, but to simply provide sponsorship for the Modena-based amateur car racers and enthusiasts. Its founder, for a time, successfully raced drivers in Alfa Romeos until he learned of Alfa Romeo’s intent to purchase Scuderia.

This forced Enzo to inevitably carry on with Scuderia Ferrari on his own. What made this great man begin the huge Ferrari sports car empire? It was a result of the need to finance the Scuderia that he actually reluctantly sold the very first Ferrari, dubbed the 125 S, in the year 1947.

However, the force that was Ferrari did not come to be as a result of just an image of luxury and prestige, since Enzo did not desire to even begin sales of his racecars. What gave the Ferrari its niche market was its beautiful design and breakneck driving speeds.

Knowing this particularly interesting history; speed up to the present and we have the sports car giant Ferrari still holding true to its reputation of beauty and speed.

The fastest Ferrari sports car to date is the 2002 Ferrari ENZO, designed by the Pininfarina design house. The new-found speed of the Ferrari ENZO comes from the fact that every bit of the design aspect of this model serves a particular speed or aerodynamic function.

The Ferrari ENZO is a testament to its Formula 1 participation, creating a statement both on the race track and on the exotic and fast sports car lists. For one, its sleek and pointed front were designed to facilitate the airflow, helping cool the brakes and the engine during the heat of a race. The entire body’s shape is to create effective aerodynamics and reduce drag.

Beginning with the Ferrari ENZO is the option for buyers to personalize the Ferrari’s cockpit in order to best suit their taste and needs.

Enzo Ferrari built an empire on the statement of beauty and speed. With its continued patronage for these two values through the years, expect Ferrari to continue being a force to be reckoned with.

How to Find New Motor Homes for Sale

Are you looking to buy a motor home? If you are, you will need to decide whether you would like to buy a new motor home or a used one. While many people prefer buying used motor homes, as they are often more affordable, you may already have your heart set on buying a new one.

If you would like to buy a new motor home for yourself, do you know where you can look? Unfortunately, when it comes to buying a new motor home, not all hopefully motor home owners realize just how many options they have. While you may not realize it at the time, not knowing all of your options, when it comes to buying a new motor home, can be a costly mistake. If you would like to take the time to familiarize yourself with all of your options, you will want to continue reading on.

One of the best places to buy a new motor home from is a motor home dealership. Motor home dealerships are dealerships that tend to have a focus solely on motor homes. What is nice about shopping for a for sale motor home t a motor home dealership is that you will have a number of different motor homes to choose from. Many motor home dealerships can also set you up with financing, if you will need it.

In addition to visiting motor home dealerships, you may also want to think about stopping by some of your local car dealerships. While car dealerships often have a focus on traditional vehicles, like cars, trucks, vans, or SUVs, you may also be able to find a number of new motor homes for sale. One of the best times to come across new motor homes for sale at car dealerships is in the springtime.

If you would like to try and buy a new motor home from a motor home dealership or a car dealership, you may have the best luck just stopping by a local dealership. If you are unable to find what you are looking for locally, like in the town that you live in, you may want to think about using the internet. Online business directories and an online standard internet search may be able to help you find and familiarize yourself with motor home dealerships and car dealerships that may have a large selection of motor homes for sale.

Speaking of using the internet, you can also use the internet to help you find new motor homes for sale. As it was previously stated, many motor home dealerships have online websites. These online websites will not only give you directions to the dealership in question, but they may also allow you to examine the on hand inventory of for sale motor homes. This is nice if you would have to travel a long distance to find the closest motor home dealership.

Another one of the many ways that you can go about finding new motor homes for sale is by attending motor home showcases, which are also commonly referred to as motor home conventions. These types of conventions are often large in size. They typically involve the showing of for sale motor homes from multiple motor home dealers, often from all across the state. Many motor home showcases or motor home conventions are held in large public place, like in state fair ground buildings. You should be able to learn about motor home showcases or motor home conventions by regularly examining your local newspapers or by watching your local television channel commercials.

As outlined above, there are a number of different ways that you can go about finding and buying new motor homes for sale. As a reminder, you will want to make sure that you don’t buy a new motor home on an impulse. Motor homes are expensive; therefore, they can actually be considered an investment. As with all other investments, you will want to make sure that you spend your money wisely.

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Shoe Sale For The Big Boys: The Car Stereo Sale.

Announce a shoe sale, and the women come a’running. Announce a car stereo sale and the men, or more appropriately, the Big Boys come thundering with their checkbooks and wallets waving in the air.

The car stereo sale. This is every car audio, or even the regular audio enthusiasts’ Mecca. Only intense prayer is replaced by intense spending.

Car stereo sales happen at audio stores regularly. When a car audio manufacturer launches a new product, the prices of prior models drop drastically which may prompt the store or the brand name to initiate a car stereo sale. Most especially when a new technology comes out, a good example would be like the introduction of the Compact Disc technology, suddenly all cassette player car stereos became dirt cheap, no matter how cool that LED display might be.

Another avenue of car stereo sales are at expos and conventions. Most of the time, the good stuff come out at expos’, whether it be a car expo, audio system expo, but usually the largest car stereo sale happens at a gathering of car audio manufacturers. Well, at these kinds of expos’ and conventions, it’s not usually a sale because the manufacturers usually try to get buyers for their newest product. If you have the money and you’re out there to buy some serious hardware, then by all means, SPLURGE AWAY!

But first you have to know what it is you want to buy. Don’t go running off to a car stereo sale without knowing what it is your system needs. There are a lot of items in a car stereo sale, shiny, glittery and LOUD items that might get your attention but don’t let it tempt you to whip out your wallet just yet. Although most car audio enthusiasts need not be reminded of this (because they know their stuff well, it’s probably all they think about all day) any car stereo sale newbie might get the itch to impulse buy, especially when the item displays high wattage. Or even if it just looks spacy and high-tech.

When planning to go to a car stereo sale, you have to prepare, prepare, PREPARE. Take a good look at your audio system. What does it need? Do you need a complete overhaul of your stereo system? If it doesn’t really need anything but you just want to take it up a notch and upgrade it, make sure what you’re planning to buy is compatible with your existing system. Don’t but a high watt bazooka speaker if your amplifier can’t handle it. Although audio parts like these have very high resale value, save yourself some trouble and buy the right parts. You don’t want to end up buying a very expensive paperweight.

Also, do what other enthusiasts’ are doing. READ MAGAZINES! These car audio magazines contain reviews and price listings of the items you may be looking for. You’ll also get acquainted with products you might have never heard before, it will surely open up your choices and options.

Going to a car stereo sales is also a good way to meet other car audio enthusiasts’ like yourself. Who knows, you might meet someone who might be willing to just trade items. It will save you the money and gain you some new friends.

Basic Tips in Sports Car Racing

Sports car racing strategy is typical of other car racing techniques. Below are seven fundamental steps to keep in mind when joining a car race:

Engine Start ?prepare the engine by lifting the start switch latch that is usually located at the driver’s side. The engine should be in operation once the announcer has started the countdown. Lightly step on the accelerator and feel the engine running. Another way of making sure that the engine is ready is by looking at the tachometer – it changes and moves from zero once the switch has been started.

Throttle ?racing a sports car means 750 to 850 horsepower. Imagine the feeling behind that little wheel; it’s the breathtaking feel of total power. The secret for continuous power is for the car to have enough gas to rev up the whole machine. Fishtailing could be one of the problems when racing and to keep this from happening use a little effort to control the accelerator.

Engine Transmission ?an automatic transmission sports car allows the system to automatically set the clutch. This is for amateur sports car racers so that they do not have to change gears manually. The sports car will be smart enough to operate the transmission for the driver. The traditional H symbol is used for manual transmission sports car.

Walls ?during the race, it is unavoidable to bump the sidewalls. This is not a cause for alarm. The sports car driver just has to shift the gear into reverse to move away from the wall. Sooner or later the car should be back on track.

Comfy on the Track ?always stay beneath the white line of the lane while at 100 miles per hour. This is so the driver can keep the other cars from turning into the back end of the sports car. Once the speed of other cars is met, tag along back on the track.

Presence of Mind ?stay focused and keep both hands on the steering wheel. Steer the wheel at a slow but sure pace, do not exaggerate the turn.

Halt during Emergency ?part of keeping focused is always remembering that there is an emergency button in every sports car when there is a need to stop. It is situated in the center of the dash and is used when the car needs a motion stop. This button immediately stops the car stimulator.

Bear in mind that even in this situation, the sports car can still be driven until the end of the race. Be alert and try mastering the race track if time permits, but always think of safety.

Cleofi-Krista P. Capili
MAS Consultant Support Specialist
AOL Member Services, PI

How to Prepare Your Motor Home for Your Next Camping Adventure

Are you interested in taking a camping adventure in your motor home? If you are, is this your first time doing so? If you just recently bought a new or a used motor home, you may be wondering how you should go about preparing for your next motor home camping adventure. If you are, you will want to continue reading on.

One of the first things that you should do, to prepare your motor home for a motor home camping adventure, is making sure that your motor home is serviced and up-to-par. If you just recently bought a brand new motor home, you may not need to have your motor home serviced. On the other hand, if your motor home hasn’t been driven in a while or if you bought it used, you may want to think about having a professional motor home mechanic inspect your motor home for you. There is nothing worse than being standard in a broken down motor home.

Since you will be taking your motor home on a camping adventure, you will likely be spending your nights sleeping in your motor home. For that reason, you will want to make sure that your motor home is filled with clean bedding. Unlike many other campers, you may not want to pack just sleeping bags. Many motor home beds are designed to use traditional sheets and bedding. Making sure that your motor home is stocked full of clean bedding will help to ensure that your night are peaceful, comfortable, and filled with sleep.

You will also want to make sure that you motor home kitchen is filled with all of the need supplies. For starters, you will want to make sure that you pack enough food for your camping adventure. You may want to bring extra food along with you, incase you make any new friends on your next camping adventure. In addition to making sure that you pack enough food, snacks, and drinks, you will also want to make sure that you bring eating utensils with you. Whether you use paper, plastic, or your home dinnerware, you will want to make sure that you have items to cook your food in, as well as items to eat your food with.

It is also important that your motor home bathroom is filled with supplies, especially if you are planning on taking an extended camping trip. You will want to make sure that you have all needed health and beauty products, like shampoo, soap, toothpaste, and your toothbrush. It is also important that bring along an appropriate number of towels and wash clothes. If the camping park that you are visiting does not have an onsite laundry facility, you may want to bring at least one towel for each day of your camping trip.

The above mentioned steps are just a few of the many steps that you will want to take to prepare for your next motor home camping adventure. To ensure that you bring along everything with you that you need, you may want to think about making yourself a camping checklist. By making a camping checklist, ahead of time, you are more likely to make sure that you bring along everything that you want and need to bring. Also, packing your motor home in advance of your trip may also make it easier for you to ensure that everything is good to go on the day of your camping trip departure.

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The New Mustang Sports Car

Ford has surpassed last year’s profit with their new Mustang version. This was a great year for the 2005 Ford Mustang that has generated great sales in the sports car market. The new Mustang GT, which has V-8 power in its transmission, will start its pricing at $24,995 with a 300-hp version. This is the only low priced sports car that has this amount of horsepower in its classification.

One of the most well known Mustangs is the V-6 Coupe Deluxe model. The car is priced $19,410 and includes all charges for delivery in the package. Ford models have always been accurate with their designs that satisfy the needs of their drivers. This new model of the mustang can be enjoyed by drivers because of the driving pleasures it will give and its new modified features. Here are some details that can help buyers learn more about the new Ford Mustang V-6 Coupe Deluxe model.

1. It has 16-inch aluminum wheels that are cast ?is painted to enhance the beauty of the car. All season tires are also standard equipment of the car and can cope with any kind of road design.

2. It features four-wheel power disc brakes with all season tires. It has large rotorsand fixed calipers that are perfect for the Mustang’s mainstream.

3. Air-conditioning is standard equipment for the car and it has a rear window defroster that clears moisture. Dual power windows are also available in the Mustang.

4. The Mustang comes with a 210-hp that produces 4.0 liter SOHC V-6 engine. The engine also has a Tremec 5-speed in its manual transmission.

5. Additional features include power door locks with the use of remote control and keyless entry and one-touch power windows on both the passenger and the driver’s side.

6. Ford provides devices and gadgets like the Personal Safety System TM that automatically triggers the release of the airbag in case of an accident. The owner can add any other optional features that he desires to spice up the Mustang’s appearance of the exterior or in the interior, as long as the car can accommodate capacity those optional features.

The Mustang is a seasoned veteran since its existence began the 1960’s by staying with their great designs that have been loved by car enthusiasts throughout the years. The affordable pricing and great performance it provides made the car a success. The new models of the Ford Mustang will continue make its mark on Ford’s sales this coming year.

A Pioneer In Their Own Right: The Pioneer Car Stereo

Look at any good car stereo system and you’ll probably see a Pioneer car stereo unit plugged into the console. Alongside with quality speakers and a strong lineup of accessories like LCD panels and navigational devices, Pioneer products/Pioneer car stereos have earned a huge following the world over.

The Pioneer Company is a Tokyo-based corporation, and is one of the world leaders in digital entertainment products. The Pioneer Company was first founded in 1938 in Tokyo as a small radio and speaker repair shop business but today, they are recognized as a leader in technology advancements in the consumer electronics industry.

The company is truly deserving of their name. They are respected for many innovations such as interactive cable TV, the Laser Disc player, developing the first Compact Disc player for the car and the first detachable face car stereo, DVD and DVD recording, plasma display, and organic electroluminescent display. Their strength in optical disc and display technology is complemented by its state-of-the-art software products and manufacturing capabilities.

Nowadays, Pioneer car stereo units are not just simple head units. A car stereo can easily be comprised of several items built into the console of the car. Hardware like navigational devices, DVD players with LCD panels, coupled with the standard array of compact disc, mp3 and cassette players now usually go together. One would be hard-pressed not to acquire all of these, as it is such a delight to see these units work harmoniously. But traditionally, a Pioneer car stereo unit is a head unit with a radio, cassette and cd player. No matter how bare-bones this might sound, anyone will surely be impressed with the sound quality and features a Pioneer car stereo can boot.

Something like the DEH-P90HDD Pioneer car stereo single CD player head unit. The DEH-P90HDD allows you to record CD Audio (from the unit itself or from a changer) onto a 10GB hard disc drive, which holds about 200 audio CD’s (using ATRAC3 digital compression). Your CD’s are recognized by the pre-installed Gracenote CDDB database, which includes auto-playlists that make finding a specific CD easy. This Pioneer car stereo unit can also play your MP3 CD’s plus CD Audio, CD-RW, and CD-R discs. Also, the MagicGate Memory Stick player lets you play recorded Memory Stick tracks. The Organic EL display is easy to read and accepts image downloads, so you can customize its look. Built-in DSP offers a 13-band graphic EQ and a huge variety of tools. The DEH-P90HDD is XM Ready and provides a steering wheel remote.
If cassettes are your thing, the KEH-P4020 Pioneer car stereo cassette player head unit is a good product to choose. It is a full logic cassette system with multi-color display, 45Wx4 High Power, EEQ™ equalizer system, Tuner, IP-Bus System Control, flap face and has a detachable face security.

If you’re planning to buy a Pioneer car stereo unit, why not match it with a set of Pioneer speakers too? Pioneer car stereo has made another innovation in their REV Series speakers, which incorporates technological breakthroughs in their IASCA award-winning Premier Reference Series (PRS) speakers. Rev Series speakers boast Pioneer’s Kevlar Fiber Composite Cones, Soft-dome tweeters and Wave guides. Each speaker features a bright yellow cone and distinctive wave guides, plus a six-spoke grill with a titanium finish that simulates chrome wheels.

With all these impressive products, is it still a wonder why they call Pioneer car stereos “Pioneer”?

Sports Cars for Girls

Looking at different kinds of cars, one can’t help but notice that each car has a special trait, a characteristic that makes it what it is. And we cannot help but categorize a car by its looks and features. On sports cars for girls, one usually arrives at an image of a convertible roadster that is small and compact. To give you a better idea, here are some cars that can be classified as a ‘chick car?

Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle is a compact family car that is made in Germany. It is one of the most easily recognized cars in the whole world. Due to its popularity, it has even moved up to a cult status with many loyal followers. It is known as the beetle, bug, or kafer (German) because of its distinctive shape.

Mini Cooper

This car is an affordable, stylish, fun, and compact piece of machinery. It was first designed in 1959 as a car that combines a big interior space with a small car body. It is very appealing to the eye and popular to a wide range of people due to its affordability. With regards to safety issues, the mini cooper employs an anti-lock braking system for more stability and control especially during turns and cornering. The interior of this car is stylish and compact. One drawback is its small storage capacity but that is expected from this type of car. It is not a ‘hot rod?but it is a fun to drive around the city.

BMW Z4 Roadster

The Z4 is the follow-up to the Z3 series which was first introduced in 1996. It is very popular to both young and old car aficionados because of its aggressive design. It is a bit bigger then the Z3 and its body is much stiffer even when measures were taken to reduce its overall body weight without compromising rigidity. It has a stiff chassis, a variety of transmission options, and large disk brakes that enable this car to provide great comfort and pleasure while driving.

These are some of the best sports cars that can be considered as ‘girl?cars. If you are still thinking of what kind of car you want to get, consider the following: The prices of convertibles start around $20,000 and go up to the hundred thousand range. Engines used usually are four or six cylinder types while the pricier ones employ V6 or V8 engines. Maintenance costs for convertibles are roughly the same as those of sedans and technology has made soft tops stronger and more durable to withstand years of abuse.

Should You Buy a Motor Home?

In the United States, motor homes are popular recreational vehicles, as many people own them. Many motor home owners use their motor homes to go camping and others use them to travel and explore the country. With the steady increase in popularity, you may be wondering whether or not you should buy a motor home. If that is something that you have asked yourself before, you will want to continue reading on.

One of the many signs that you should at least look into buying a motor home is if you are interested in traveling across the country. Each year, a good number of individuals, namely retirees, choose to travel the country. Since it can be expensive to rent vacation homes or stay in hotels all the time, many travelers make the decision to buy their own motor homes. Motor homes are perfect for cross country trips, as you not only have a mode of transportation with a motor home, but overnight accommodations as well.

Another sign that you may want to think about buying yourself a motor home is if you like camping, but you prefer not to sleep in tents. Camping is a nice recreational activity, but camping in tents isn’t for everyone. Whether you have a back problem, another medical condition, or if you just don’t want to sleep on the ground while you go camping, you want to think about buying yourself a motor home. Also, if you will be camping with a group of individuals, like your family, you may find that a motor home is a nice, easy, convenient, and fun way to go camping.

If you are interested in buying a motor home, you will want to decide whether you would like to buy a new motor home or a used one. While deciding what type of motor home you would like to buy, ahead of time, may make shopping for one easier, the condition of the motor home that you want doesn’t have to be decided at this time. What you do want to do, however, is thoroughly research and examine any motor homes that you are interested in buying. Examining motor homes to see if they have had any part recalls or to see if the motor home selling price is a good value will help to ensure that your money is spent wisely.

When looking for motor homes that are for sale, you will want to regularly check the automotive section of your local newspapers, as many motor home owners choose to advertise their for sale motor homes locally. You may also be able to find information on motor homes for sale online. If you are looking to buy a new motor home, you may want to think about finding local motor home dealerships. Motor home dealerships are just like traditional car dealerships, expect the main focus is on motor homes instead of cars.

If any of the above mentioned criteria applies to you, you may want to think about buying a new or a used motor home for yourself. The above mentioned signs are signs that you may be able to benefit from the purchase a motor home. With that in mind though, it is important to remember that you don’t really need a reason to buy a motor home. If you would like to buy a motor home, you are advised to follow you dreams and do so.

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Get the Best Insurance Rate for Your Sports Car

Owners of sports cars may be the ‘kings of the streets? Sports cars offer great features and benefits that many car buyers look for. However, sports cars may sometimes be a problem when obtaining the car insurance.

It is a known fact that the insurance for sports cars has much higher premiums than any other car. It can be a problem when applying for car insurance since the fees and premiums are ‘hard on the pocketbook? Here are some tips that can help in getting the best insurance rates for sports cars:

1. The car owner should have a very good credit rating and have maintained that rating for a number of years. Insurance companies offer better rates for those people who have very good credit scores. Before applying for car insurance policies, the owner should make sure that he has no credit card debt…

2. Car owners can enjoy better insurance rates if they pack their sports cars with safety features and gadgets. The owner can purchase safety airbags, install antilock brakes, and stability/traction controls. These are recommended for the protection they provide, and safety features on sports cars will allow car owners to obtain discounts on their car insurance policies.

3. Sports car owners should also maintain very good driving records. Insurance companies offer lower rates to safe drivers.

4. Premium quotes are reviewed based on the information that is provided to insurance companies. Sports car owners should always make sure that they provide correct and accurate information when getting insurance quotes for their cars. This will help car owners enjoy the insurance rate that is best for them.

5. It is very important to so research before buying car insurance. Insurance companies offer different insurance rates. Some offer discounts during special events or when promoting their company. Car owners should always keep informed about discounts and rates. They can also make use of the internet to get insurance quotes and compare rates before making the final selection.

6. Once a final choice has been made, car owners should not stop there. They should update their policies and their information on a regular basis. They need to continue to check their insurance policies to ensure that they are still enjoying the same rates and terms that were initially offered.

Sports cars are for enjoyment and prestige, so they should not be a burden to their owners. Even if sports cars have higher premiums, compared to other cars, the owners will still be able to enjoy the best insurance rates available to them.