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Author: Justin Banner

Justin Banner, Lead Editor and Founder of Carbage Online, has been involved with the automotive media and industry in many capacities and now tackles publication ownership with CarbageOnline.com. Prior to that, he has freelanced for top online publications of modern media that include Speedhunters, MotoIQ, Super Street Online, Hot Rod Magazine and many others. All due to his nearly 20 years experience as a mechanic, service writer, and technical support in the automotive industry. Justin is also a Journalist Level member of the Motor Press Guild - an industry recognized entity of professional automotive journalists - since 2015.

Speed Shiftin’ – What is the Dual Clutch Transmission?

It’s replacing more and more traditional manual transmissions, but what exactly is the Dual Clutch Transmission in the new C8 Corvette and Shelby GT500? Dual Clutch Transmission The Dual Clutch Transmission, shortened to DCT, is the latest craze of auto manufacturers that don’t opt for the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and want to give owners […]

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Gearwrench Bolt Biter Extraction Sockets Launched

Rounded bolts suck but the Gearwrench Bolt Biter Extraction Socket might be the ultimate solution to those damaged fasteners. When I saw these Gearwrench Bolt Biter extraction sockets at SEMA 2018, I was interested in what really made them different. Extraction sockets aren’t anything new and have been around for longer than you or I […]

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Evolutionary – The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8

Whenever there is a new Corvette, there is always great fanfare on how it’s revolutionary. Today, the C8 Stingray becomes evolutionary by going mid-engine.

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The C8 Corvette Reveal and Zora Arkus-Duntov at the Petersen Automotive Museum

If you missed the reveal at Tustin, California, the Petersen Automotive Museum had its own for Corvette Enthusiasts while celebrating Zora Arkus-Duntov.

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Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2019

Drifting, jumping, show cars, oh my! This is the Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2019 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Last year, I used Auto Enthusiast Day (AED) to get the word out about Carbage to the masses. This year, I decided to cover the event instead and I’m very glad I did. The […]

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The Last True Leader – Lee Iacocca: Oct 15 1924 – July 2 2019

Lee Iacocca is a man who brought Chrysler back from the brink and behind the Ford Mustang. Here is the story of this great leader we lost on July 2, 2019. As much as we bemoan the crossover, drastic changes to famous nameplates, and anything else we can complain about when it comes to our […]

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The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach

It’s a historic spectacle of racing you need to watch in person. The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach draws crowds with IndyCar, IMSA, GT4 and Stadium Super Trucks. Even as someone who lived nearly his entire life on the East Coast, the Grand Prix of Long Beach has always enthralled me. That’s something not […]

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Wheel Tech – Design, Features and Sizing

Curious about the design and features of your wheels? Confused by offset versus backspacing? This Carbage video gives you the details about your wheels! There is more to your wheel than it being the thing that your tires attach to. There are parts designed into each wheel that passenger cars and trucks all use in […]

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Yokohama Tire

About Yokohama Tire Corporation Celebrating its 50th year in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader […]

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Vision Wheel

Vision Wheel has a new wheel: the 355 Manx II Overland An evolution of the original 398 Manx, the Vision Wheel 355 Manx 2 Overland gives your truck or SUV a modern, yet clean off-road look and performance. The Vision Wheel 355 Manx II Overland Available in 15×7.5, 16×8, and 17×9 as well as 5-, […]

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