Foxborough, MA - Gillette StadiumJun 25, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
Featuring: Carolina Crusher driven by Gary Porter, El Toro Loco driven by Chuck Werner, Gas Monkey Garage driven by BJ Johnson, FS1 Cleatus driven by Frank Krmel, Lucas Oil Crusader driven by Linsey Weenk, Madusa, Max-D driven by Tom Meents, Monster Energy driven by Damon Bradshaw, Scooby-Doo driven by Nicole Johnson, Son-uva Digger driven by Ryan Anderson, Soldier Fortune driven by Chad Fortune, Team Hot Wheels driven by Scott Buetow, VP Racing Fuels' Mad Scientist driven by Lee O'Donnell, Zombie driven by Bari Musawwir, Grave Digger driven by Dennis Anderson, Metal Mulisha driven by Todd LeDuc. Click here to get your tickets >>
Watch the first bout of the Seacoast Roller Derby’s 2016 season at the Dover Ice Arena. The Poison Pixies and Vicious Valkyries will battle it out for the only time this season! At halftime, meet the members of the Atomic Angels – the new Seacoast Junior Roller Derby team!
Few sports have captured the American imagination quite like the Transcontinental Roller Derby. In 1935, the savvy entrepreneur Leo Seltzer was tasked with creating and hosting events at the Chicago Coliseum. He brainstormed to come up with a new, unique event to attract spectators. Seltzer did just that. Scribbling the rules on a napkin, according to sportswriter Frank Deford in Five Strides on the Banked Track, Seltzer created the Transcontinental Roller Derby.
All makes & models welcome. The 5th Annual Wings & Wheels Event takes place on Sat. June 4, 2016 from 10am 3pm at Skyhaven Airport in Rochester, NH. Hosted by the Rochester Police Dept. to benefit Gerrys Food Pantry, this event attracted over 5,500 people last year and is expected to draw over 6,000 this year. Show off your pride and joy to thousands. Also offering a motorcycle and aircraft show. Public voting for Best of Show with Ribbon and Certificate awarded to winner in each vehicle category. Entry is a donation to Gerrys Food Pantry.
Event offers plane & helicopter rides, a scheduled formation flyover, & other aviation adventures, live music food concessions, displays & exhibits including a Monster Truck, Race Car, Fire Truck, and Police Exhibits, products & crafts, kids activities, contests & games, and much more . Get the DETAILS >>
Toothpaste is like a lighter, softer form of sandpaper. This trick works best if the scratches or scuff marks have not yet penetrated the clear coat of your auto's paint. Whitening toothpaste generally works the best because it has a rougher and grittier texture. Start with a clean car as you don't want to rub in any dirt and grime and further scratch the paint. Put a dab on a damp, soft cloth and gently rub the toothpaste in a circular motion on the paint surface. It should catch on any imperfections and softly sand them away, filling in the uneven areas.
Another trick to buffing away those scrapes and scuff marks is to use nail polish remover. Auto detailing solution can be used, but acetone products, such as nail polish remover, work just as well. Moisten a clean, soft cloth with the nail polish remover and wipe it lightly over the marks. Continue applying the acetone and wiping until the scrape or scratch disappears.
Of course, for anything too tough to conquer at home simply bring your vehicle to one of our Final Finish auto body shops and our trained professionals can get the job done for you.
The history of American food trucks dates back centuries as 'street food' and mobile vendors have been part of American’s dining habits since the late 17th century. Think about it, from the chuck wagon, to the Weiner Mobile (Oscar Mayer's) portable hot dog cart, mobile food options have been part of our society. Currently, food trucks have taken a front seat in the world of American street food and are part of an ongoing food revolution.
Food Trucks began to evolve and race ahead during the 2000's at the start of the economic recession as consumers began looking for quick, nutritious and inexpensive meals. Food trucks act as a traveling billboard for themselves, resulting in relatively low marketing and operational costs. With this, food trucks can prove to be extremely prosperous and have attracted a new level of chefs, meals and ingredients, resulting in healthier and better quality food options. The Mobile Food Vendor concept solidified as a lucrative venture that chefs recognized as being more rewarding and economically better than maintaining brick-and-mortar restaurants.
In addition, mobile businesses increased with the popularity of technology. Social media marketing has enabled food truck vendors to interact directly with their customers on a personal level, and to create brand loyalty and a sense of community. Social media also allows consumers to engage in a fun game of 'chase' as they search for the location of their favorite food trucks. After all, Facebook alone has over a Billion daily active users.
Catch this Family Festival at Brooksby Farm, Peabody MA: From the west coast to the east coast and all across America food trucks are all the rave! Whether it’s great gourmet food, country home cooking, or BBQ, food trucks are making their way into the mainstream of the American eating experience. A major Centennial celebration that will kick off the Centennial year of events is the Food Truck Festival. Peabody MA has invited food truck vendors from across New England to join them in May at Brooksby Farm in Peabody as they commence their celebration with great food, entertainment for children and more! Visit often to see which one of your favorite food truck vendor’s is coming to Peabody!
Date: May 15, 2016
Location: Brooksby Farm
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Well, it's almost Saint Patrick's Day and since we are in the Boston Area many of us will be getting our green on! Green clothes, green hats, green hair, green beer. But, since we're in the auto business, we're thinking 'cars'. There are green colored cars, and 'green' environmentally friendly vehicles, but can any be called Irish?
Ireland is traditionally known for producing many great things: Guinness Beer, Sweaters, Shamrock Shakes, but not cars. Ireland to date has produced 8,547 cars. Yes, 8,547. This is from companies in Ireland that were Irish-only; not cars manufactured in Ireland by other, non-Irish companies. There were plenty of those!
Did you know the stainless steel DeLorean accounts for 8,500 of all the cars ever produced in Ireland? John DeLorean (father of the GTO!) founded his self-named company back in 1975. He had the intention to produce a "fun to drive, safe to operate, and long-lasting" car. The V6 engine was left in the dust, but he hit 2 out of 3. Still, the DeLorean is an icon, and a time machine!
Then there was the Shamrock, a big four-seat convertible car, which was produced in Ireland during the late 1950's. The goal was to make a big luxury car to import to America. The reality of the car was less impressive. It had a fiberglass body, with panel overhangs so that the rear wheels couldn't be removed (to change a flat tire), unless the rear axle was dropped. The car was big and heavy, yet the mechanical's were taken from the much smaller Austin A55, which gave the big car limited performance. Production of up to 10,000 cars a year was talked about but only eight complete cars were produced during the six months before production ceased. After the factory closed, the unused parts were dumped into the local lake. Crazy!
The original VW bus, the Plattenwagen, was designed by businessman Ben Pon from the Netherlands in 1947. His idea was considered revolutionary at the time and the design had to be built by Volkswagen on the chassis of the beetle car. Today the Volkswagon bus is an old friend and the epitome of traveling adventure. Check out this use for the VW bus - A Tiny House!