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Wealthtv Recognizes Six Most Luxurious Vehicles

In connection with the ongoing Chicago Auto Show, six luxury vehicles were recognized by WealthTV, the leading lifestyle and entertainment network. At the start of the auto show, the lifestyle network announced the winner on their online poll conducted over a span of three months prior to the auto show.

There are six categories on the poll conducted by WealthTV which started last November 2006. The award shows how much a luxury car has ingrained itself in the hearts and minds of the network’s viewers. This year, the brands Lexus, Bentley, Range Rover, Aston Martin and Chevrolet are the recipients of the prestigious Viewer’s Choice Award which is made from crystal.

Lexus won two of the six categories and this shows how far the Toyota luxury brand has come in their 20 years in the luxury car market. The Lexus LS460 continues to earn accolade by winning the Most Exciting New Release of 2007award. This puts the Lexus LS560 in a position to be a serious threat to its competitor in their class. Another Lexus model to bag an award is the Lexus GS Hybrid which won the Most Advanced Use of Hybrid Technology of 2007 category. This may not come as a surprise since its parent company is producing the most popular hybrid electric vehicle in the US – the Toyota Prius.

The Chevrolet Corvette was voted as the Hottest Sports Car Under $50k of 2007. The Corvette incidentally is making noise also in the Chicago Auto Show where two special edition versions of the model will be sold in limited quantities.

The three categories left were won by vehicles from the brands Range Rover, Bentley, and Aston Martin. In the Most Luxurious SUV of 2007 category, the Range Rover came out on top boosting the moral of DaimlerChrysler. WealthTV viewers voted the Bentley Continental Flying Spur as the Most Luxurious Sedan of 2007. Topping the list as the Hottest Sports Car (with no price limit) of 2007 is the Aston Martin V8 Vantage. The awards given to all those vehicles will be a big help in their marketing.

Robert Herring Sr., chief executive officer of WealthTV emphasized the magnitude of the award given in his statement. “WealthTV continues its tradition of allowing our viewers to determine the most exciting luxury automobiles in each category for the year. Recognition by the hearts and minds of the luxury car enthusiasts is the best recognition an automotive company can receive.” Joe McDonald, the producer of wealth on Wheels where the winning cars will be featured believes that the consumers ultimately judges what the best cars are making their award more meaningful to win and a better reflection on the sentiments of automotive enthusiasts.

The said lifestyle network will air the highlights of the Chicago Auto Show on their Wealth on Wheels series. The cars that won the prestigious awards will be featured on the said show. Aside from being featured in the said series, winners were also given a hundred thousand …

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A collection of Brand Car Logos and their meanings (II)




Peugeot is a major French car brand, part of PSA Peugeot Citroën, the second largest carmaker in Europe. Peugeot’s roots go back to 19th-century coffee mill and bicycle manufacturing. The company’s entry into the vehicle market was by means of crinoline dresses, which used steel rods, leading to umbrella frames, saw blades, wire wheels, and ultimately bicycles. The trademark of Peugeot is a mighty lion, which is the symbol of the region Franche-Comté, where the company is. The lion represents the excellence of their saws in three aspects: saw tooth is as enduring as lion’s tooth; saw blades is as elastic as lion’s backbone; the performance of the saw is as invincible as that of lion. In 1890, when the first Peugeot motor was out on the market, the company decided to carry on the “lion” trademark to signify its high quality.




Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury sports cars, based in Gaydon, Warwickshire. The company name is derived from the name of one of the company’s founders, Lionel Martin, and from the Aston Hill speed hillclimb near Aston Clinton in Buckinghamshire. The logo of Aston Martin is a flying roc with wings wide spread, on each of which writes ASTON and MARTIN, indicating that the company has the velocity and ambition of a roc.




Bentley Motors Limited is a British manufacturer of automobiles founded on 18 January 1919 by Walter Owen Bentley (known as W.O. Bentley or just “W.O.”). Mr. Bentley had been previously known for his range of rotary aero-engines in World War I, the most famous being the Bentley BR1 as used in later versions of the Sopwith Camel. Since 1998, the company has been owned by the Volkswagen Group of Germany. Bentley’s winged and flying B logo has been used since the first Bentley motor made its appearance.




Lincoln is the luxury brand of Ford Motor Company. Founded in 1917 by Henry M. Leland and acquired by Ford in 1922, Lincoln has manufactured vehicles since the 1920s. Leland named the brand after his longtime hero Abraham Lincoln. In 1927, Lincoln adopted the greyhound as their emblem, which was later replaced with diamond that is currently in use.




Jaguar Cars Ltd., better known simply as Jaguar (pronounced) is a manufacturer of luxury and executive motor cars, headquartered in Coventry, England, and now operated as part of the Jaguar Land Rover business owned by Tata Motors of India. Jaguar was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company by Sir William Lyons in 1922, originally making motorcycle sidecars before switching to passenger cars. The name was changed to Jaguar after World War II due to the unfavourable connotations of the SS initials. Jaguar cars are designed in an engineering centre at their headquarters in Coventry, England and are manufactured in one of three English Jaguar plants; Castle Bromwich in Birmingham, Halewood near Liverpool and Gaydon in Oxfordshire. The Jaguar logo is …

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1963 Aston Martin DB5

Certainly one of the most famous cars in the world today,the 1963 Aston Martin DB5 represents one of the pinnacles of car design, performance, and sheer speed that has impressed and delighted car aficionados the world over. The 1963 Aston Martin DB5 is a grand tourer in the luxury style that was manufactured by the Aston Martin Company as part of their DB line of vehicles. This was a successor to the DB4 models which had been quite popular.The “DB” stands for David Brown, who was head of the Aston Martin Company during that time. Of the many features of the 1963 Aston Martin DB5 are the all aluminum engine,durable ZF five speed transmission, and three SU carburetors which gave this series a boost in power over the previous DB4 line. Standard equipment included reclining seats, electric windows, two fuel tanks,chrome wire wheels,and even a fire extinguisher.All of the models came with two doors and four seats.The 1963 Aston Martin DB5 could attain speeds of 145mph and certainly made an impression. Of course, it is most famously known for being the 007 Aston Martin DB5 as driven by James Bond as played by Sean Connery in the 1960’s films “Goldfinger” and “Thunderball”.Later in the series,the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 was seen again driven by Pierce Bronson in “GoldenEye” and Tomorrow Never Knows and finally, by Daniel Craig in the remake of “Casino Royal”. It’s look was so famous that when Roger Moore, who played James Bond in the 1970’s to the mid 1980’s make an appearance in “The Cannonball Run”, he drove the 1963 Aston Martin DB5 that reminded viewers of his James Bond persona,although interestingly enough he never actually drove the Bond Aston Martin car while in the James Bond movies. There were three versions of the Aston Martin DB5, the first was known as the “Vantage”, which was introduced in 1964.It had even greater speed, although was not as flexible as the previous model. There were only 65 models of the coupe version produced.
So it’s not surprising that there were only 123 models of the Aston Martin DB5 Convertible produced, they are also highly sought after, especially those built with left hand drive as only 19 of those were made. The third and most interesting of the versions was known as the DB5 “Shooting Brake” series.An estate car used mostly for hunting and could carry the equipment used in the rear of the vehicle; very few of this series were produced. It was made primarily for David Brown as he was an avid hunter. The value of the 1963 Aston Martin DB5, particular those that were used in the James Bond films have made them highly valuable and often go for an enormous price in auctions. In June, 2010 the DB5 that was used in both “Thunderball” and “Goldfinger” was sold at auction for over $4 million, making it one of the highest selling classic cars ever. The price for this Aston Martin DB5 in 1969 …

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RO Writer: Driving Your Automotive Business to Success

How do you address your automotive business needs?  No matter what kind of issues you may be having,  Automotive Management Solutions can help streamline your business so that you can spend more time with your customers.  Automotive Management Solutions has been in business since 1991, and it has helped thousands of small business flourish and prosper by helping them set up the most powerful software tool: RO Writer.  AMS cares about your business and wants it be a success.  That’s why they spend about forty five minutes getting to know your company, what it does, and what it needs in order to truly prosper.

RO Writer is a cutting edge automotive software that was developed by automotive professionals.  They figured out what the automotive industry needed, and streamlined that information into one program that can address all of the needs of your company.  RO Writer truly is amazing.  Instead of spending twenty minutes to an hour figuring out a repair cost, RO Writer will give you an accurate quote within 60 seconds.  Imagine how much more you can accomplish with extra hours in a day?  You will be able to network better, keep tabs on your customers, and complete more jobs in your autoshop. 

Staying in good communication with existing clients is mandatory for any successful business.  That is why RO Writer has a detailed customer profile for everyone who has done business with you.  It remembers what kind of car they have, when you did their service, and even keeps tabs on when their next service is due.  RO Writer sends your clients friendly emails– thanking them for their business to reminding them when they need to come in for an oil change or a tire rotation.

RO Writer is a wonderful tool to help motivate everyone in your company.  It sets goals for your autoshop team, keeps tabs on how much they are producing each day, and implements reward systems when goals and production are met.  Does your current automotive software do these things for you?

Let the Automotive Management Solutions help your company grow.  They will taylor the software to your specific company, set it up for you, and train your staff how to use it.  There are also classes that you and your staff can take so they can stay on top of important updates, tips, and methods for running a successful business.  Don’t wait! Call the Automotive Management Staff to set up an appointment. …

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Three Car Features Built to Combat Distracted Driving

As a driver, it is important to get educated about distracted driving, how it can be dangerous for yourself/family, and how to avoid falling into the category of becoming a distracted driver yourself. Even the safest drivers on the road are distracted from time to time. This is the very reason more and more manufacturers today are including distracted driver features in their cars, even in the base model or entry level model. Further, more and more companies are designing apps to help prevent use of smartphones and devices, in order to help keep drivers safe, and off their electronic devices off their phone while driving. These are just a few of the features manufacturers have added to vehicles in recent years for added safety.

Heads up technology – 
Most newer model cars have this feature built in right on the dashboard. It includes information such as: driving speed, tire pressure, lights which inform you when you take your eyes off the road, and other important vehicle information. Seems quite basic, but if your mind is elsewhere, looking for specific information, it can make you distracted. This new streamline display makes things easy to find, and helps you keep your mind on the task at hand (driving your vehicle safely).

Bluetooth – 
This and hands free features are built in to newer model cars today. Although you shouldn’t text or talk at all while driving, manufacturers understand most drivers simply won’t put their devices away. So having the ability to speak to text, make voice command calls, dial without looking at or touching your phone, and otherwise reading or composing messages, make it a bit safer for drivers who are going to do these things no matter what.

Lane departure warnings – 

It is just what it states it is; basically when you are going into a lane with a car next to you or approaching (in your blind spot) your car indicates this. From a beep to a flashing light, it will inform you when you are departing or swaying from your own lane, causing danger to yourself and other drivers.

Auto braking – 
Have you ever dropped something only to look up and see you had already rear-ended a car, or were about 1” away from doing so? You aren’t alone. Many cars today have auto brake features. If you don’t brake on time, the car will assist you and help stop the vehicle to avoid a crash. Not only is this a great feature for distracted drivers, but for those road conditions and traffic you simply can’t foresee, even if you are a safe driver.

Of course drivers are still going to do things they shouldn’t and distractions are still going to take place when you are behind the wheel. But, with a few of these built in features in your vehicle today, you can minimize certain threats and dangers when you are behind the wheel. This makes you a safer driver, a more informed driver, …

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The All New 2010 Audi A5 Lease – Could Be Just one Of The Most effective Rides This Yr

2010 Audi A5 Overview


Completely exquisite and aggressive all at once, the A5 is Audi’s two-door, 4-seat luxury sports coupe. For 2010, an similarly gorgeous Cabriolet model joins the A5 lineup, presenting the additional enjoyment of open up-air cruising.

The A5 is out there in 4 configurations: 2.0T quattro Coupe, 3.2 quattro Coupe, 2.0T quattro Cabriolet and 2.0T FrontTrak Cabriolet. All 2.0T products are powered by a new 211-hp 2.-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder motor, when the 3.2 quattro Coupe gets a 265-hp 3.2-liter V6 motor both of those feature FSI direct gas injection. Transmission choices include things like a six-speed manual, six-speed computerized with Tiptronic and out there paddle shifters, and a Multitronic CVT. The 2.0T trims are geared up with a common Top quality package deal that involves a ability sunroof (Coupe only), eighteen-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, computerized weather handle, satellite radio and an auxiliary input jack. A Top quality Moreover package deal is common on the 3.2 trim and out there on the 2.0T, incorporating Xenon Moreover headlights, LED tail lamps, heated entrance seats, three-zone computerized weather handle, common garage door opener, Bluetooth wireless connectivity and an Audi New music Interface with iPod integration. Typical basic safety capabilities include things like six airbags, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, digital balance and traction handle units, energetic anti-whiplash entrance head restraints and a tire strain check. Well-known solutions include things like an S line Sport Package deal, Bang & Olufsen audio procedure, voice-activated navigation and adaptive cruise handle with energetic braking guard.

For 2010, the Audi A5 carries over with minimal changes to common and optional tools. A 2.-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder joins the motor lineup, and a new Cabriolet entire body type is available in both of those entrance- and all-wheel generate configurations. Basic safety enhancements include things like a new Driver Guide package deal with Audi Facet Guide blind place check and a rear backup camera.




Automobile Highlights

The 2010 Audi A5 lineup gains a new convertible entire body type and a 4-cylinder base motor. In pricing and sizing, this sporty 2-door slots involving Audi’s compact A4 and midsize A6. The A5 and S5 Cabriolet products have a ability smooth top rated and sign up for the A5 and S5 coupe. The new-for-2010 A5 2.0T will come in both of those entire body styles. It has a turbocharged 211-hp 2.-liter 4-cylinder motor. The 2.0T Cabriolet is out there with entrance-wheel generate or Audi’s quattro all-wheel generate. The 2.0T coupe is out there with AWD only. The mid-line A5 3.2 will come as an AWD coupe only and has a 265-hp 3.2-liter V6. The large-performance S5 products are also AWD only. The Cabriolet has a supercharged 333-hp 3.-liter V6, when the S5 coupe retains its 354-hp 4.2-liter V8 motor. Transmission availability is as follows. The entrance-generate 2.0T Cabriolet has a continually variable automatic transmission (CVT). The AWD 2.0T, 3.2, and S5 coupe offer you a six-speed automatic transmission. A seven-speed computerized is common on the S5 Cabriolet. …

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What is Automotive Layout and Engineering and Why is it so Vital in Todays Wold?

Aaron Lucas

Ashlyn C Williams



What is Automotive Layout and Engineering?

The art of designing a car or a truck is practically nothing limited of a wonder.  In this piece I am on the lookout at individual motor vehicles, people that are built with both sort and operate in intellect.  This, to some individuals, is a really complicated endeavor.  The amount of perfection that individuals demand in today’s industry is nearly unfair but by some means all of the engineers and designers can keep up.  People today want a auto that can get to at the very least a single hundred and thirty miles an hour, zero wind sound, twenty 5 miles to the gallon minimum, and a smooth desirable human body to major it all off.  All the engineers and designers are the individuals with the awesome minds that make these awesome items of art.  What they do is what I want in this piece.  (Fujimoto, 3-24)

            To have an understanding of the reason for this paper, you have to have to know a little bit more about me.  I know this is unconventional but it’s the only way that this paper will make any perception as to why some a single would at any time want to investigate this sort of a extensive subject.  Also, why stick to convention if you genuinely want to are living.  I am a initially yr mechanical engineering scholar at UNC Charlotte.  Soon after I get my bachelors degree in mechanical engineering I hope to get masters in business enterprise administration.  With all this function I hope to turn out to be the head of automotive design and style for any car enterprise.  (GM Announces,

            There is a distinct big difference among designers and engineers.  The designers are the individuals that attract the fancy little photographs of what absolutely everyone wishes a car to be major wheels, major engines, and radical lines that could never be built on mass scale for client consumption (with today’s technological know-how).  The engineers are the individuals that get that design and style and make it doable.  In limited the designers are Van Gogh and engineers are Leonardo De Vinci.  Meaning that even though what the designers make is beautiful and basically awesome it has no actual function and cannot be generated or even operate on a customized scale.  Engineers make beautiful points that function like so several of Leonardo De Vinci’s innovations.  (Bob Boniface, par.7)

            There are several areas of designing a auto and designers do enjoy a major part in some of them, mainly in the ascetic areas of it.  Two of the places that they have the most say in are the exterior and interior of the car.  But both have to suit the engineer’s figures for tolerances and so forth.  With the Exterior there are three points that have to be seriously thought of aside from the noticeable basic safety of passengers and pedestrians and that is aerodynamics, ergonomics, and styling.  …

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Most important Pros of Getting Auto Parts from On the web Suppliers

There are a lot of sources of obtaining auto spare parts. Yet on the web searching has acquired attractiveness in recent situations because of to its effortless solution and competitive charges. It has captivated even these who are new to the idea of World-wide-web by assembly shopper anticipations, which was at first feared by the supporters of regular searching procedures.

These days most corporations, who declare to be wholesale distributors or resellers of a large array of automotive parts, have taken their business on the web to make their existence felt in the marketplace. Most of them give discounted charges or warehouse charges which any marketplace store cannot afford to pay for to charge because of to the existence of a variety of brokers in business transactions. Wholesale automotive parts warehouse websites also have alternative areas, auto overall body areas and performance parts, additionally all the equipment and accessories to get the work carried out in a appropriate way.

The other benefits of on the web merchants promoting spare automotive parts or used auto parts are as follows:

  • A single have to have not operate all-around the local marketplace to locate any auto parts, be it overall body aspect or motor aspect. A visit to a regular retail store desires travel and need to acquire spot in business hrs.
  • On-line searching gets rid of geographical limitations, so now a particular person sitting down at home can easily shop from an auto aspect supplier enterprise primarily based out of California.
  • Competitions among merchants are also superior that’s why shopper responses or reviews, on line catalogs and product informationare typical on most on the web searching websites.
  • You also have lots of much more selections when searching on the web. Not only can you locate the aspect you have to have but you can also make comparative research just before getting a final call.
  • Most of the on the web auto aspect suppliers have provision offast and value productive shipping and delivery of their products in any site all-around the planet.

On the web searching for automobile spare aspect is a new trend and gaining its attractiveness at rapid rate. No make any difference what one’s prerequisite at on the web auto aspect store one can easily have the areas at very affordable charges.…

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Buick: Giving the Brand That means

For the duration of the 1980s, Buick was a brand that correctly straddled the high-quality line between luxury and functionality. This GM division marketed significant, fluffy Park Avenues and LeSabres, even though also offering the luxury/activity Riviera and the Regal. It was this previous design, the Regal, which shocked the automotive entire world by successful Grand Countrywide awards throughout the early 1980s. These days, all 4 versions have been terminated in favor of newer names such as the Lucerne, LaCrosse, Terrazza, Rainier, and Rendezvous, versions that didn?t even exist 5 several years back. Exactly where is Buick headed? Will GM?s troubles at last kill off the brand? Will the Buick identify ever get back indicating? A lot is using on these thoughts the solutions could not be as basic to utter or imagine.

GM?s woes could spell Buick?s demise.

Buick and Pontiac have normally been cited as the two divisions getting the most at risk. This hasn?t escaped the notice of critics who have termed on GM to start off dissolving the two divisions quickly.

Based mostly on the Cadillac DTS, the car combines luxury with value to offer you motorists a style of Cadillac lavishness at a price cut. Irrespective, the Lucerne is little bit a lot more refined and fewer dowdy than the versions it replaces. It isn?t probable to captivate younger individuals, but likely will be a lot more than capable to keep latest house owners content.

There is practically nothing original about these versions other than the Buick badge and a higher degree of normal gear than enable?s say, the Pontiac Aztek. Oh, yeah, the Rendezvous? twin, the Aztek, was axed by GM?much too unattractive!

So, there you have it: 5 versions pared down from practically ten that were available just a couple several years back.

Rather, we know that GM is previously planning one particular new Buick design which, again, could switch two latest versions [does any individual see a concept right here?] The design getting prepared is an all new crossover automobile tentatively termed the Enclave an AWD crossover automobile able of carrying 6 travellers over its 3 rows. Indeed, the automobile sounds surprisingly identical to the Chrysler Pacifica and it appears that the Pacifica is in Buick?s crosshairs with this proposed design.

Outside of the Enclave, Buick will have to deliver out newer versions to switch the Lucerne and LaCrosse shortly immediately after the Enclave?s anticipated 2009 design year launch.

The Very first Pontiac Grand Am
From its introduction in late 1972 to the present day the Pontiac Grand Am has remained an inspirational automobile, spawning a selection of imitators and impostors, but none that have off the notion with quite the exact design and style.

Both equally 4 doorway sedan and two doorway coupe were crafted, and the Grand Am proved so common that over forty,000 were marketed in the 1st year of generation.

One particular intriguing attribute of the Pontiac Grand Am in its original guise was the nose, a molding …

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Chrome Plating


The component will generally go via these unique phases.

Degreasing to take out significant soiling.

Guide cleansing to take out all residual traces of grime and area impurities.

Different pretreatments depending on the substrate.

Positioned into the chrome plating vat and permitted to warm to resolution temperature.

Plating recent applied and component is remaining for the essential time to achieve thickness.

There are lots of variants to this course of action depending on the sort of substrate staying plated upon. Distinct etching alternatives are made use of for unique substrates. Hydrochloric, hydrofluoric, and sulfuric acids can be made use of. Ferric chloride is also popular for the etching of Nimonic alloys. Often the component will enter the chrome plating vat electrically live. Often the component will have a conforming anode both manufactured from guide/tin or platinized titanium. A standard challenging chrome vat will plate at about 25 micrometres (.00098 in) per hour.

The chrome plating chemical compounds are quite harmful. Disposal of chemical compounds is regulated in most international locations.

System Example

Data provided below is an instance of an aluminum metallic aspect staying processed. These methods are particular to a selection of metallic sections, but genuine methods will vary in accordance to the structure and situation of the workpiece.

Chrome Stripping

Rack aspect for stripping course of action

Dip in electrically activated sodium hydroxide

Dip in incredibly hot drinking water

Strip off nickel with activated sulfuric acid (using treatment that the nickel is not eroded)

Place in Media Blaster for coating preparation


Grind off any and all pits/ protrusions/ unwanted metallic substance

Sleek unwanted edges

As required, grind points of get in touch with for potential soldering

Cyanide Bathtub

Rack aspect with copper wire (some require weights connected to underside to avert floating giving particular notice keeping away from the wire to contact the aspect)

Dip into Electro-cleaner clean

Rinse off soup lather

Dip in non-electrified sulfuric acid

Spray rinse with drinking water

Place in cyanide

Place in cyanide rinse tank

Touching Up

Solder pits and fill in undercuts (with notice to keeping away from a detrimental minimize via aspect)

If applicable, attach damaged metallic pieces and filler metallic with solder

Grind off further solder to clean finish

Acid Copper Bathtub

Place in cyanide to deal with solder

Once again dip in cyanide rinse

Spray clean with drinking water

Cycle following methods for (1) hour intervals until acceptable appearance is witnessed:

Copper Bathtub



Chome Plating

Re-rack aspect with wire giving notice to sensitive locations (points and sharp curves are corroded with no treatment)

Clean with kerosene and comfortable-bristled brush

Hand clean with soap and drinking water

Spray rinse with drinking water

Dip in sulfuric acid

Dip in sterile DI (deionized) drinking water

Nickel plated

Dip in DI drinking water

Dip in chrome tank with options particular to the aspect

Spray rinse with drinking water

Buff to clean finish

Industrial chrome

Tricky chrome plating

Industrial chromium plating, also recognized as challenging chrome or engineered chrome, is …