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Year: 2017

Irwindale Event Center Remains Open, Time Frame Not Set, Though

Irwindale Event Center, better known as Irwindale Speedway, announced that it will remain open in 2018. Many didn’t believe the rumor, “It’s the track that won’t ever die,” said one commenter on Facebook. This isn’t the first time that Irwindale was promised to stay open again. For the past three years, we have celebrated the […]

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AutoVloggin’ – Carbage at the LA Auto Show

So, while I’m recovering from this cold, or flu, or whatever it is that’s making me sore, cranky, causing my nose run, and ruin my voice for video work – I’ve decided to go ahead and edit the collection of videos I did at the LA Auto Show, also known as Automobility LA. Video These […]

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AutoVloggin’ – Project Decisions and a Visit to CSF Radiators

So, it’s decision time and we’re driving to CSF Radiators to get a replacement for the 2000 Nissan Pathfinder So, after a dismal showing on YouTube with 35 views at the time of writing this and only four votes (a total of 11-percent of views, about 0.26-percent of subscribers, and 200-percent of Patreon Supporters), I’ve […]

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Chasing Baja – The Honda Ridgeline Chase Truck Part 1

I’ll be first to admit, when I asked to do a review of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline that was part of the chase team for the Class 2 Unlimited truck, I wasn’t expecting a positive answer. Working as a freelancer for top publications can get you access to people and places that can follow you […]

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AutoVloggin – Pathfinder Window and Blower Motor

In this long AutoVloggin post, I try to figure out what’s going on with the window motor and blower motor on the Pathfinder before we choose what to do with the chassis. The passenger side window doesn’t go down in the 2000 Nissan Pathfinder, so I go though and figure out why it doesn’t and […]

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SEMA 2017: Realtree Ram 1500 by Mr Norms at Katzkin

More SEMA Show Booth Coverage, this time with Katzkin in the North Hall. Here, they displayed the Realtree Ram 1500 4WD modified by Larry Weiner of Performance West Group, Mr. Norms, and GSS Supercars. This Ram features a Realtree decal package that looks just like the R/T Striping but with a Realtree camo pattern and […]

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SEMA 2017: Textron Off Road Havoc X Ride Along

The 2018 Textron Off Road Havoc X made its semi-public debut at the 2017 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center and they gave me a ride in one. UTVs and Side-by-Sides are a great way to start out in off-road if you’re looking for something dedicated beyond your personal vehicle(s). Textron Off-Road, formally […]

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AutoVloggin – Project Vehicle, You Say?

Well, after much thought, it’s time to create a dedicated project vehicle just for Carbage. In this post on AutoVloggin’, I discuss the plan for the 2000 Nissan Pathfinder where you guys get to choose its fate by liking or disliking the video. By liking, you are saying that you want to see the R50 […]

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AutoVolggin’ – Catching Up

So, now that the SEMA Show is done, we can do a little catching up on this first ever video blog I have done. Today, I’m introducing AutoVloggin’ with “Catching Up”. This may or may not be a daily vlog, but the idea is simply talking about things related to the automotive field, Carbage, and, […]

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The Nexen Rodian MTX Debut at SEMA

Nexen Tire USA finally gets into the lucrative off-road market with the new Rodian MTX. During the 2017 SEMA Show, Nexen Tire USA finally dropped into the Off-Road market with a tire that looks worthy of the market – the Rodian MTX, their take on the Extreme Mud-Terrain design. It’s a reversible tire that features […]

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