Day: June 5, 2022

Wrapping a car in vinyl? What to know before getting it done | Autos

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The job to apply this metallic light blue vinyl on a Tesla Model 3 cost about $3,700 at a shop in Southern California. This included parts, labor and an optional ceramic coating for added durability.

Wrapping a vehicle in vinyl to alter its look was once the domain of show cars, luxury and exotics but has now gone mainstream as part of a growing multibillion-dollar industry.

A car wrap is a series of vinyl decals allowing an owner to change the look of a vehicle without the long-term commitment of a traditional paint job. Think of it as a temporary tattoo for your car. Wrapping differs from a paint job in that the decals can be removed later with no impact on the existing paint, assuming the wrap was maintained correctly.

The designs include standard glossy colors, gradient colors, matte finishes, chrome metallic colors,

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Shelby American charmed the Carlisle Ford Nationals crowd with their “Cobra Cammer” concept

Shelby Amercan's Cammer Cobra

Shelby Amercan’s Cammer Cobra

LAS VEGAS – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), unveiled the “Cammer Cobra” concept, a 427 SOHC V8 powered continuation Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, at the Carlisle Ford Nationals presented by Meguiar’s in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The “Cammer Cobra” follows Carroll Shelby’s initial vision for a racecar to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Each year, the Carlisle Pennsylvania Fairgrounds hosts Ford fans from across the country and more than 3,200 vehicles on the National Parts Depot Showfield. In addition to the impressive cars and crowds, the weekend includes displays, special themes and automotive celebrities. The concept car was introduced during the three day event.

“Carroll Shelby wanted to fit a massive Ford big block engine into a Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe for Le Mans in 1964,” said Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American. “While

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One-time tourist hotspot to supply key electric car battery ingredient for Stellantis

Chrysler father or mother Stellantis plans to get a sizeable amount of money of the lithium wanted for its electric powered vehicle batteries from a former vacationer mecca in California.

The automaker introduced a offer Thursday with Managed Thermal Resources, which has workplaces in California and Australia, to supply “battery grade lithium hydroxide” for use in EV output in North America. That indicates Stellantis, which also controls the Jeep, Ram, Dodge, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands, will sign up for Typical Motors, which introduced a similar agreement past calendar year, in tapping Managed Thermal’s envisioned lithium generation in the Salton Sea Basin, an spot close to the U.S. border with Mexico.

The Salton Sea, which was made in 1905 by an accidental outflow from the Colorado River, as soon as attracted significant quantities of people. Pollution and superior stages of salinity, on the other hand, at some point

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Rams QB Matthew Stafford Was NFL’s Best In This Specific Area

Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is coming off of a season in which he led his franchise to its first Super Bowl in two decades. 

It was also the first Super Bowl win of his career, and one of the best statistical years of his 13 seasons, throwing for nearly 5,000 yards and 41 touchdowns, with 17 interceptions.

So what made Stafford so successful? 

After some digging by USA Today’s Touchdown Wire, Stafford was the NFL’s Best in two key categories. 

First up, three-step drops.

Aaron Rodgers, Kirk Cousins, and Joe Burrow all had higher passer ratings than Stafford did with three-stop drops, but none of those quarterbacks were able to match Stafford’s impressive touchdown-to-interception ratio. Stafford as always had his reckless moments, but the three-step game seemed to bring out the best in him. Perhaps it’s that the longer Stafford has to drop back, the more time he has

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