Chevrolet’s NASCAR Heritage – SS Unveil

GM unveils the NASCAR Chevrolet SS in this video.  There is some great historical info at the beginning.  Chevrolet has chalked up over 700 NASCAR wins in its history.  Jeff Gordon makes an appearance during the unveil.  The production version of the Chevrolet  Super Sport will arrive in dealer showrooms late 2013.  It is good to see the new synergy between manufacturer and NASCAR once again.  The NASCAR SS will be revealed during speed week in February 2013 at Daytona.  Teams that will be involved in 2013 NASCAR SS Sprint Cup Series:

  • Budweiser #29 – Kevin Harvick, Richard Childress
  • Lowe’s #48 – Jimmie Johnson, Rick Hendrick
  • Bass Pro Shop #14 – Tony Stewart, Gene Hass
  • McDonald’s #1 – Jamie McMurray, Chip Ganassi

All cars are shown at the end of the video…enjoy!

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  • Facebook.com/TeamChevy
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AR Recommended Viewing–THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take?

There comes a time in our lives where we take a reflective look at where our world and our humanity are at and where it could be.  AutoRamblings takes this time to reflect on the direction our world is headed.  Jesus’ words in John 13:34 states it in a simple but easily understandable way that rings true, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” 

Humanity is awakening to the reality that the power and control  of our planet is concentrated into the hands of an elite, deleterious few. A refreshing look at where we are as a human race and where we could be is well delivered in the video below.  I recommend that you take two hours of your time to watch and absorb the information.

AutoRamblings would like to extend to you our wishes for a happy and rewarding holiday season to all.

CAFE Standards–Not Just for Cars

by Lloyd Frazier

fat-guy-in-carBy 2025, the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard that auto manufacturers are mandated by the U.S. Federal government to achieve is 54.5 mpg. Also, at the same time, the percentage of U.S. citizens categorized as obese is on the rise.

What does all this mean, you say.  Here is some ‘food’ for thought.  More weight equals less fuel economy.  So, as auto manufacturers find ways to trim the weight out of their cars and trucks to achieve this mileage mandate, Americans are finding more ways to pack it on which offsets what they would save from better gas mileage. 

I suppose the next time you go pull in to your local gas station to fill up the car, you should think twice about going across the street to your favorite greasy spoon cafe for that triple cheese burger with the all-you-can-eat fries and the double-chocolate fudge marshmallow peanut buster parfait.  CAFE standards are not just for cars anymore Winking smile

For some graphical representations, check this out over at Cars.com to get a better understanding of this dichotomy.