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Caped Do-Gooder ‘Lamborghini Batman’ Killed When Batmobile Struck on Side of Maryland Highway

posted by on 17 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Several years ago, Lenny B. Robinson became a bit of an internet sensation when the owner of the black Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder was pulled over by Maryland police wearing full Batman costume. That the man was a regular visitor to children’s hospitals was an integral part to his story. Regrettably, the Washington Post is reporting that this […] More…

Tyrolsport Releases Hatch Brace for Mk5 and Mk6 Applications

posted by on 17 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The VW/Audi Mk5/6 chassis, like other hatchbacks prior, experience a large amount of chassis flex during cornering. This chassis flex negatively affects vehicle handling. The Tyrolsport Hatch Brace solves this issue by locking the hatchback hard points together with a revolutionary system of billet aluminum clamps and specifically designed rigid bars. The Hatch Brace uses […] More…

Flashback: C2 Motorsports’ Rabbit Turbo

posted by on 13 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Being the first isn’t something that happens very often anymore, but when C2 Motorsports’ Rabbit Turbo hit the scene, it was just that.  The first Mk5 Rabbit to be turbocharged.  The first to wear fender flares.  It was even featured in Eurotuner twice.  Yes, this 360hp Mk5 turned quite a few heads back in the […] More…

AWE Tuning Announces 2015 BBQ and Car Show

posted by on 12 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Philadelphia-based performance firm AWE Tuning has announced the dates of their annual BBQ and Car Show.  On Thursday, September 10th, AWE will open their doors after hours to allow fans and casual observers a glimpse into how they do what they do at their brand new facility.  As always, the evening event will have tours of […] More…

H&R Recaps 2015 Wanderlust Mt. Baker Drive

posted by on 12 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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BELLINGHAM, WA-  On a cool, summer morning, over sixty cars gathered at H&R Special Spring’s North American headquarters for the annual Mt. Baker Drive. Now in its eighth year, the Baker Drive is part of many H&R Wanderlust events that allow people who share a passion for cars and travel to come together.  Participants came […] More…

APR Announces Boost Leak Testing Systems for Various Engine Configurations

posted by on 11 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Product Page APR is pleased to present Boost Leak Testing Systems for various engine configurations. Boost leaks are a common cause for running issues and power loss on turbocharged vehicles. Leaks can come from scenarios as simple as a tiny hole in an intercooler or charge piping, a leaky connection, damaged DV or PCV and/or […] More…