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The two-seater mid-engine coupé 918 RSR clearly reveals what happens when the technology fitted in the 911 GT3 R hybrid and the design of the 918 Spyder are transferred to a modern, innovative super sports car. With its highly-efficient flywheel accumulator, the 911 GT3 R hybrid racing car proved to be an attention magnet during competition racing on the Nuerburgring Nordschleife circuit, during the American Le Mans Series races (ALMS) in Road Atlanta/ USA and the ILMC run in China’s Zhuhai. It

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918 RSR From Front Cover its additional power from its own vehicle dynamics when braking. Porsche is now transplanting this technology into the mid-engine coupé 918 RSR, the motor sports version of the 918 Spyder concept car. From the tradition established by classic Porsche longdistance race cars such as the 908 long-tail coupé (1969) and the 917 short-tail coupé (1971), the Porsche designers created a link to the postmodernism of the “form follows function” philosophy. In the 918 RSR, the lines’ elegant flow is dominated by muscular wheel arches, dynamic air intakes and a pulpit-like cockpit. A visible fan wheel between the ram air intake tubes and a rear spoiler with RS Spyder dimensions additionally emphasize the racing laboratory function. The new “liquid metal chrome blue” color which has been created underscores the sculptured curves of the forms, whilst the typical Porsche hybrid orange color on brake calipers and the body’s longitudinal stripes lends remarkable touches. Motor racing technology also dominates within the particularly light, torsionally stiff carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque. The V8 engine is a further development of the direct injection engine from the successful RS Spyder race car and now offers an output of precisely 563 hp at 10,300 rpm in the 918 RSR. The electric motors on the two front wheels each contribute 75 kW, i.e. a total of 150 kW, to the peak drive power of exactly 767 hp. This additional power, which is generated during braking, is stored in an optimized flywheel accumulator.

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In the 918 RSR, the two electric motors offer a torque vectoring function with variable torque distribution to the front axle. This additionally increases agility and improves steering response. Mounted upstream of the rear axle, the mid-engine is integrated with a racing transmission also based on the RS Spyder race car. This further developed six-speed constant-mesh transmission with longitudinally mounted shafts and straight-toothed spur gears is operated using two shift paddles behind the racing steering wheel. The vehicle’s functional equipment March 2011

underscores its puristic motor racing character. Whether it be the characteristic doors which open obliquely upwards, the air intake in the roof between the wing doors, the quick-action locks on the front and rear CFRP lids, the two roof-mounted aerials for pit radio and telemetry, the RS Spyder-like small, lateral front flics or the air splitters beneath the front lip or noprofile racing slicks on 19” wheels with central locking, the vehicle can be clearly recognized as an experimental racing laboratory. In contrast to the 918 Spyder concept car, unadorned racing atmosphere predominates in the interior of the 918 RSR. The figure-hugging bucket seat’s brown leather covering cites the history of the gentleman driver; the gear flashes on the racing steering wheel and a recuperation display on the steering column in front of the display screen supply the pilot with information. Instead of the futuristic, ergonomically avant-garde

The flywheel accumulator is an electric motor whose rotor rotates at up to 36,000 rpm to store rotation energy.

centre console with touch-sensitive user interface from the 918 Spyder concept car, the 918 RSR’s cockpit is split by a

minimalistic console with rocker switches. Instead of a second seat, the flywheel accumulator is positioned to the right of

the console. This flywheel accumulator is an electric motor whose rotor rotates at up to 36,000 rpm to store rotation energy. Charging occurs when the two electric motors on the front axle reverse their function during braking processes and operate as generators. At the push of a button, the pilot is able to call up the energy stored in the charged flywheel accumulator and use it during acceleration or overtaking maneuvers. The flywheel is braked electromagnetically in this case in order to additionally sup918 RSR Please Turn to Page 16

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ICOTY Jury Announces 2011 International Car and Truck of the Year Winners

"Since its debut, Sportage's popularity and consumer appeal has outpaced supply in our showrooms.", Michael Sprague, vice president of marketing & communications, Kia Motors America The 2011 International Car of the Year Awards (ICOTY) jury announced the winners of the 15th annual ICOTY Awards, which took place during press week of the North American International Auto Show. The ICOTY jury, made up of 12 nationally-renowned automotive journalists, selected the 2011 vehicles as the most emotionally compelling vehicles for the new model year. The 2011 International Truck of the Year trophy was presented to KIA Motors America Group President and CEO, Byung Mo Ahn, for the 2011 Kia Sportage. Hyundai USA CEO, John Krafcik, accepted the award for the 2011 Hyundai Sonata named International Car of the Year.

"The Sonata and its all four-cylinder lineup has been a game changer for us, and we’re thrilled to be recognized by the ICOTY awards.”, Hyundai Chief Executive Officer John Krafcik

“While we’re proud of the Sonata from a technical and engineering standpoint, this award addresses the fact that our cars are now the sorts of vehicles that appeal to the lifestyle set,” said Hyundai CEO John Krafcik. “With sales up more than 110 percent from last year, the Sonata and its all four-cylinder lineup has been a game changer for us, and we’re thrilled to be recognized by the ICOTY awards.” Presenters included jury members, Courtney Caldwell, Editor-inChief, Road & Travel Magazine; James Bell, VP Corporate Communications and Executive Market Analyst, Kelley Blue Book; Joe Wiesenfelder, Senior Editor,; and Perry Stern, editor of

Sponsored by Bridgestone, ICOTY celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. “Through good times and bad, Bridgestone has continued to support ICOTY, which has allowed us reach this milestone anniversary for which we are very grateful,” adds Caldwell. “It’s our honor to sponsor this award recognizing the excellence in ingenuity by auto manufactures, and we appreciate the longstanding partnerships, both in the showroom and on our highways, we’ve enjoyed with many of them. We congratulate both Kia and Hyundai on their prestigious awards and look forward to creating world-class products for all manufacturers in the years to come,” said Michael Martini, President Bridgestone’s OE Division, of BATO.n

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2010 Tax Changes For The Self-Employed 2010 was a banner year for small business owners as it relates to tax law changes and tax law no-changes. The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 provided a number of key tax changes designed to benefit small business while the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 kept a number of key tax items the same. At any rate, prior to preparing 2010 tax forms, the self-employed and micro-businesses (fewer than 10 employees) should be aware of tax law

changes. “January is a great time to get a jump on your 2010 tax return,” said Keith Hall, National Tax Advisor for the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE). “With all the tax changes implemented for 2010, it is critical that small business owners have the information necessary to prepare an accurate tax return and make sure every possible deduction and credit is utilized.” The following tax law changes relate to 2010 returns:

Self-Employed Health Insurance Deduction – As always, the premiums paid for health insurance by the small business owner will be deducted on page one of form 1040. But for 2010, those same premiums can be included on Schedule E, Self Employment Tax as a deduction reducing net earnings from self employment and reducing the related Self Employment Tax. This can Tax Changes Please Turn to Page 27

OSHA Withdraws Interpretation Within Noise Exposure Standards The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced it is withdrawing its interpretation of the term “feasible administrative or engineering controls” as used in the General Industry and Construction Occupational Noise Exposure standards. The interpretation would have clarified the term as used in OSHA’s noise standard. The proposed interpretation was published in the Federal Register Oct. 19, 2010. OSHA has decided it needs more time to analyze the hearing loss problem and establish a greater resource pool.

“Hearing loss caused by excessive noise levels remains a serious occupational health problem in this country,” said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. “However, it is clear from the concerns raised about this proposal that addressing this problem requires much more public outreach and many more resources than we had originally anticipated. We are sensitive to the possible costs associated with improving worker protection and have decided to suspend work on this proposed modification while we study other approaches

to abating workplace noise hazards.” According to OSHA, thousands of workers every year continue to suffer from preventable hearing loss due to high workplace noise levels. Since 2004, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that nearly 125,000 workers have suffered significant, permanent hearing loss. In 2008 alone, BLS reported more than 22,000 hearing loss cases, and Michaels emphasized that OSHA remains committed to finding ways to reduce this toll. OSHA Please Turn to Page 25

ASA Publishes Updated ‘Not-Included Operations’ Charts he Automotive Service Association (ASA) has updated its “Not-Included Operations” charts, two publications designed to ensure collision repairers consider all of the possible operations when they write an estimate. Two titles are available, “Reference Chart of NotIncluded Operations When Installing New Replacement Parts,” and “Reference Chart of Not-Included Operations When Installing Recyclable Parts.” The guides serve as a quick summary of general notincluded operations, and should be used in addition to procedure pages supplied by individual information providers. “ASA continues to stress the importance of getting paid for the steps performed and the materials used in the repair process,” said Denise Caspersen, ASA Collision Division manager. “The updated ASA ‘Not-Included Charts’ are an easy-to-use guide of the not-included operations from the three major

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MPi Recommendation Videos Help Auto Dealer Service Departments Drive More Profit by Better Educating Customers on Needed Repairs The large percentage of auto dealer customers that decline service recommendations because they do not understand the recommended work is a serious problem nationwide. To help solve this Mobile Productivity, Inc., ( the leading provider of vehicle inspection tools, processes and consulting for auto dealer service departments, recently announced the launch of the MPi Recommendation Videos. The videos, developed based on data collected from over 14 million vehicle inspections, have been added to MPi’s comprehensive, World Class Inspection service offering to a) help service advisors better communicate to their customers the benefits of the services recommended by their technicians; and b) provide useful information to the service advisors on the technical aspects related to needed work. Designed to compliment MPi’s Recommended Action Plans™ and Know Your Vehicle™ reports,

these new videos help the consumer feel more confident in their service buying experience and provide an enhanced relationship with their dealership. “At MPi we help our dealers find it, sell it and manage it. Dealers using the World Class Inspection (WCI) system uniformly see significant increases in recommendations per vehicle inspection; which translates to healthy increases in gross profit. We are excited to provide this additional tool to help drive results even higher,” said David Boyle, President and COO of MPi. Based on data collected from over 14 million vehicle inspections captured in MPi’s EDGE software system, MPi has developed a suite of highly professional service advisor and consumer-facing videos that provide simple but detailed information on vehicle recommendations . To date, the video library contains 210 service advisor videos and 238 customer videos, with more in development

as needed. The videos are accessible in MPi’s EDGE vehicle inspection software, as well as in an MPi customer secure web portal at no additional charge. The videos explain the recommendations in very simple terms and are used as follows: a. Service Advisor Videos: The service advisor videos range from 90 seconds to 2 minutes in length and can be accessed in the EDGE system directly from the customer RO. Once the technician has inspected the customer’s vehicle and made his recommendations using EDGE, the service advisor accesses the RO and can simply click on the video tab and view any videos related to technician’s recommendations. Each video will quickly educate the service advisor on what the required work is and how to explain it and sell it the customer. For an example see: MPi Please Turn to Page 30

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In Landmark Move, EPA Approves Higher Ethanol Blend for Vehicles Built in Last Decade supply would also displace some of the 7 billion gallons of oil that is imported every day into the United States from countries such as Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria, at a cost of more than $300 billion annually to our economy. “This is a bold move forward, changing America’s energy future for the better,” said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy. “Increased use of ethanol will strengthen our energy security, create U.S. jobs, and improve the environment by displacing conventional gasoline with a low-carbon fuel.” Buis added that with engine and emissions systems testing on cars 2001 through 2010 complete – and showing no issues with using E15 as a fuel – EPA’s approval of E15 should be extended to older vehicles to make continued progress in reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil. “There are many more steps we can take toward achieving our energy security and environmental goals. We commend the EPA and we urge them to continue testing E15 Direct for all vehicles, so that every American motorist has the opportunity to use a blend of fuel that is proven to be better Toll Free for our economy, our security and our environment.” The previous E10 standard – which permits up to 10 perFAX cent ethanol blended into fuel – was set in the 1970s to help Your order: spur the growth of a domestic, renewable fuels industry in is urgent to your business answer to America’s first major oil crisis, engineered by OPEC. needs to be accurate Since then, the United States has remained addicted to foris essential to your customer eign oil; two-thirds of the oil used in this country comes from overseas. In March 2009, Growth Energy filed a petition with EPA to permit the raising of that Call Kenny McMillan regulatory cap on the ethanol blend from 10 percent to 15 percent to displace more foreign oil.n

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Sierra Denali HD Leads New 2011 Sierra Heavy-duty Lineup “The new Sierra Denali HD is the latest expression of GMC’s Denali philosophy of blending capability with premium features and styling,” said Lisa Hutchinson, GMC product marketing director. “It is a premium tool that offers many comfort and infotainment features, along with a maximum towing capacity of 21,700 pounds with the more powerful Duramax diesel.” The new Denali HDs are crew cabs available only in the 2500 series (3/4-ton), 2WD and 4WD configurations, as well as the 3500 Series (1-ton) 2WD and 4WD in both singlerear-wheel and dually versions. The 3500 series is also available in standard (6-foot 6-inches) and dually long box (8-foot) versions. A Vortec 6.0L gas V-8/six-speed automatic powertrain is standard and the new Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel/Allison 1000 six-speed transmission powertrain is available on all Denali HDs. The iconic Denali four-bar, chrome grille with round air inlets distinguishes the Sierra Denali HDs on the outside, along with body-color bumpers, chrome door handles, chrome accents and 17(Dually), 18- and 20-inch polished forged aluminum wheels. On the inside they include Denali-specific brushed aluminum trim, power-adjustable pedals, a Bose premium surround audio system and 12-way power seats. Along with an optional heated steering wheel, heated and cooled leather-appointed seating is available. The balance of the new 2011 Sierra HD lineup is identified on the outside by new, three-bar grilles and powertrain-badged louvered hoods, along with

sel capability that promotes a domestically produced renewable fuel. The Vortec 6.0L gas V-8 with variable valve timing returns to the new Sierra HDs, along with a strengthened version of the HydraMatic 6L90 sixspeed automatic transmission. This combination delivers excellent performance and efficiency, with a greater emphasis a revised, full-width chrome steel front on low-rpm power. It is enhanced for bumper and a new family of 17-, 18- and 2011 with greater idle refinement. 20-inch wheels. It’s beneath the skin, The engine is rated at 360 horsehowever, where they are truly separated power (268 kW) at 5,400 rpm and 380 from their predecessors – and the comlb.-ft. (515 Nm) at 4,200 rpm in trucks with petition. GVWRs up to 10,000 pounds. It is rated at The lineup provides greater towan estimated 322 horsepower (240 kW) ing capability (21,700 lbs./9,843 kg) and at 4,400 rpm and 380 lb.-ft. of torque (515 payload (6,635 lbs./3,009 kg) supported Nm) at 4,200 rpm in trucks with GVWRs by all-new fully-boxed, high-strengthgreater than 10,000 pounds. steel frames and strong suspensions for A new standard feature on maximum capability and exceptional ride Duramax-equipped models is the “smart” characteristics. exhaust brake. This driver-selectable feaThe workhorse Duramax 6.6L turbo ture uses the turbine control of the varidiesel V-8 is more powerful and durable able geometry turbocharger and the for 2011, delivering 397 horsepower (296 compression of the engine to generate kW) at 3,000 rpm and 765 lb.-ft. of torque backpressure, slowing the vehicle with(1,037 Nm) at 1,600 rpm. It also produces out applying the brakes. It is integrated lower emissions and offers B20 biodiewith the cruise control The lineup provides greater towing capability - 21,700 lbs feature, and varies the braking to account for the grade and vehicle load. The exhaust brake allows for virtually effortless driving and towing, with seamless and quiet operation. It also helps prolong brake life and prevents overheating the brakes on long, downhill grades. Matching the Sierra HD’s greater strength and capability is a rear suspension designed to Sierra Please Turn to Page 16 March 2011

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Independent Lab Simulations Indicate Scuderi Engine Consumes Up To 36 Percent Less Fuel Than a Conventional Engine Scuderi Group, an engine development company that is re-engineering the conventional four-stroke engine to advance fuel-efficient engine design, today announced strong preliminary results from vehicle simulations conducted on the Scuderi™ split-cycle engine at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). Computer models showed that a base, naturally aspirated Scuderi™ engine operating in a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier consumes 25 percent less fuel, and that a naturally aspirated Scuderi™

Air-Hybrid consumes 30-36 percent less fuel under similar drive conditions. Findings are based on projections generated from simulations of the Scuderi engine by the independent laboratory. The Scuderi split-cycle is the first engine design in over 130 years to apply a new thermodynamic process to the internal combustion engine. Using the unique combustion process of firing after top dead center, Scuderi’s engine maximizes power output while minimizing fuel consumption.

“These results are only going to get better,” said Sal Scuderi, president of Scuderi Group. “The naturally aspirated Scuderi split-cycle engine will continue to improve when further optimized, and the Air-Hybrid performance will increase with higher air tank pressures. We expect the efficiencies to continue to climb as modifications are made and new simulations are conducted, including computer modeling of the 2011 Nissan Sentra Scuderi Please Turn to Page 14

Toyota Announces Opening of Two Additional Product Quality Field Offices Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., recently announced the continued expansion of its Product Quality Field Office (PQFO) program with the opening of new offices in Houston, Texas and Jacksonville, Florida. The launch represents the latest milestone in Toyota’s ongoing efforts to broaden its field technical presence and enhance its ability to detect, analyze and respond to customer and quality issues in the field. “These offices were opened as part of Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda’s six-point action plan to improve global quality and improve communication flow throughout the company,” said Gary E Smith, Toyota Motor Sales’ quality assurance and technical support corporate manager. “They not only provide a direct link between

the customer and Toyota’s design, quality, and manufacturing organizations, but also enable Toyota to respond to customer issues quickly and effectively.” The new facilities announced today represent the third and fourth PQFO in the U.S., with the first two offices located in New York and San Francisco. A fifth office is scheduled to open in Denver, Colorado by the end of the first quarter of this year. Each PQFO in the United States is staffed with three to five Toyota engineers. Each office has a dedicated area of research for Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles: The new office in Jacksonville will focus its research on heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and vehicle drivability.

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The Houston office, which opened last week, will research trucks, and chassis components. Initially opened in 2009 as part of a pilot program, the New York office researches cold weather vehicle performance with special attention on corrosion due to high road salt usage in the region. With a high concentration of hybrid vehicles in the California area, the San Francisco office studies hybrid and alternative fuel vehicle systems. The Denver office will look at SUVs and high altitude vehicle performance. In addition to dedicated research, the proximity to customers and dealers within their geographic region will enhance each office’s ability to quickly identify customer concerns.n

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U.S. House Bill Introduced to Encourage State Vehicle Safety Inspection Programs U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, DTexas, has introduced House Bill 229, the Michael Jon Newkirk Transportation Safety Enhancement Act of 2011, that establishes national standards for state safety inspections for motor vehicles. The bill requires states to establish minimum annual vehicle safety inspection programs or lose specific federal funds. During the first week of the 111th U.S. Congress, Jackson-Lee introduced House Resolution 259, which proposed to establish state safety inspection programs and national standards for state safety inspections of motor vehicles across the United States, but no action was taken on the legislation. Scuderi From Page 13 running with a Scuderi engine.” The consistency and accuracy of Scuderi’s approach to firing after top dead center is essential to the engine’s ability to combust cleaner and produce higher fuel efficiencies. The preliminary projections from the Chevy Cavalier simulation are evidence that Scuderi’s


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Included in the requirements listed in the language of this new bill, states must enact and enforce “a law that requires the owner of a motor vehicle registered in the state to present the vehicle for inspection on an annual basis to ensure that the vehicle meets or exceeds motor vehicle safety standards to be established by the state. At a minimum, such standards shall ensure that the seatbelts and speedometer installed in the vehicle are operable.” Less than half the states have vehicle safety inspection programs and of those programs that do exist, many have inconsistent standards. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) supports fedunique cycle holds significant promise. A report that outlines the findings of the engine’s simulation program is expected to be available later this year. U.S. policy makers have made landmark decisions recently to help tighten fuel efficiency mandates. Cars produced and sold in the U.S. automotive market by 2016 model year are expected to average about 39 MPG while trucks are

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eral legislation mandating periodic state motor vehicle safety inspection with a minimum level of safety standards. ASA has proposed to the Congress expanding the number of minimum standards included in the vehicle inspection if the Congress moves forward with safety inspection legislation. Both the states of Missouri and Pennsylvania have conducted studies demonstrating the importance of periodic motor vehicle safety inspections as a deterrent to vehicle accidents, injuries and deaths. To view the full text of U.S. House Resolution 229, visit ASA’s legislative website at expected to get an average of 30 MPG – nearly a 30 percent increase from current standards. The Scuderi engine is a viable option for automakers to meet these impending new rules because of its significant efficiency. And because the complexity of the engine is low, minimal retooling is needed to produce vehicles based on a Scuderi engine design.n



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Sierra Please From Page 11 support greater loads. It features a new, larger asymmetrical leaf-spring design that also contributes to improved ride and handling characteristics. The asymmetrical design is derived from unequal front and rear spring half lengths, which minimize axle hop and enhance traction control efficiency. A revised steering system designed to support the trucks’ greater front gross axle weight rating also enhances the driving experience. It includes a new, larger 918 RSR Please Turn to Page 4 ply up to 2 x 75 kW, i.e. a total of 150 kW, from its kinetic energy to the two electric motors on the front axle. This additional power is available for around eight seconds when the system is fully charged. In the successful 911 GT3 R Hybrid, this additional power can also be used as a consumption aid depending on the racing situation, e.g. to delay pit stops or reduce the fuel tank volume and therefore the weight of the vehicle. With the new 918 RSR racing

steering gear, power steering pumps and linkages. The pumps (different parts for gas and diesel models) deliver greater pressure for reduced steering effort in low-speed and parking maneuvers; they are also quieter. On some models, the new linkages feature a compliant joint added at the pitman attachment to enhance handling. The enhanced Allison 1000 is strengthened to handle the higher torque capability of the new 6.6L Duramax engine, while also helping to improve fuel economy and provide seamless assistance

with a new exhaust brake system. Greater efficiency is delivered through reduced “spin loss” – meaning, the transmission channels more of the engine’s power to the axles, allowing it to do more with less fuel. Performance with the Duramax/ Allison combination is also improved over previous models, with preliminary testing showing 0-60 mph times of less than 9 seconds and quarter-mile times of less than 16 seconds in 2500HD models. That’s about 0.3-second and 0.5-second quicker, respectively, than previous models.n

laboratory, Porsche is now elevating this motor racing hybrid concept to an experimental level. In the 918 RSR, “Porsche Intelligent Performance” equates to research into methods for further sustainable efficiency improvement under the intensified conditions of the race track, lap times, pit stops and reliability — a metier in which Porsche has been demonstrating its success for over 60 years. Finally, the starting number, 22, pays homage to the anniversary of a further triumph. Back in the days when overall victories in Le Mans were not

yet an entirely routine matter within the Porsche racing department, the pilots Dr. Helmut Marko and Gijs van Lennep were the first to cross the finish line in 1971’s 24-hour classic. The distance record set by their Porsche 917 short-tail coupé — 3315.21 miles at an average speed of 138.13 mph — did not remain unbeaten for an eternity, but for exactly 39 years until 2010. At the time, the 917 in the Martini colors was also an experiment and far ahead of its time: a magnesium space frame set new standards in Porsche’s lightweight construction domain.n

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Grease Monkey in Southwest Florida Goes Green With Safety-Kleen EcoPower Motor Oil Grease Monkey, a leading Fast Lube franchise, is “going green” with EcoPower, a new high-quality motor oil that is environmentally friendly and comparably priced with standard motor oils. EcoPower is now available in all four Lee County Grease Monkey locations. “EcoPower uses much less energy to produce than oil refined from crude,” said Grease Monkey franchisee Anthony Zimbicki. “We’re excited about offering EcoPower because it conserves resources and reduces dependence on foreign crude.” EcoPower is premium-quality oil produced by re-refining used motor oil and it is certified to meet or exceed the quality standards set by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Society of Automotive Engineers for new motor oil. Safety-Kleen, which collected more than 225 million gallons of used oil in 2008 and recycled approximately 110 million gallons into base oil products for use in the marketplace, is North America’s largest collector and re-refiner of used oil. “Offering EcoPower makes solid environmental and business sense,” Zimbicki said. “Turning used oil into high-quality lubricating products conserves a valuable resource and removes a potential pollutant from the environment. It takes up to 85-percent less energy to produce a gallon of lubricating oil from used oil than to produce the same oil from a gallon of crude, and the end product is identical to traditional motor oils made from crude and meets the same stringent specifications.” For the past 20 years, Safety-Kleen has produced high-quality motor oils for large commercial fleets and the federal government by re-refining used oil the

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Stearns Introduces Bill Calling for Greater Vehicle Disclosure U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, has introduced H.R. 164 directing the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to require greater disclosure of information relating to the market value and safety of damaged motor vehicles. The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and is known as the “Damaged Vehicle Information Act.” The proposed legislation includes the following requirements. All persons who terminate a contract related to a motor vehicle due to flood or water damage, collision, fire damage, theft and recovery, or any other circumstance that adversely affects the fair market value of such motor vehicle, to disclose to the public in a commercially reasonable, electronically accessible manner the following information for every motor vehicle that has been

identified in such contract: A) The vehicle identification number of the motor vehicle. B) The date of the termination of the contract. C) The odometer reading of the motor vehicle on the date of the termination of the contract. D) Whether, as a result of the incident that resulted in the termination of the contract, one or more airbags in the motor vehicle were deployed. E) The cause of the termination of the contract, including whether such cause was flood or water damage, collision, fire damage, theft and recovery, or another cause. The bill goes on to state that the private sector will be responsible “to collect, aggregate and disclose to the public the fair market value and safety information described in paragraph (1) and all such information shall be accessible by vehicle identification number.” In January 2009, The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System

was implemented, providing a national database of vehicles compiled from state, salvage and insurer reporting. It requires insurance companies and salvage yards to report vehicles that are severely damaged or totaled, giving consumers access to such information as odometer readings and theft records. The data is more comprehensive, upto-date and less expensive than some private sector reports. The implementation stemmed from the 2008 court case, Public Citizen Inc., Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, and Consumer Action v. Michael Mukasey, Attorney General of the United States. Public Citizen filed the suit to fight for a used car database that was established by Congress in 1992 in the Anti-Car Theft Act. However, the U.S. Department of Justice had never made the system available to the public. ASA encourages independent repairers to go to the ASA legislative website,, to review U.S. H.R.164.n


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TVA, EPRI Dedicate SMART Charging Station for Electric Vehicles The Tennessee Valley Authority and the Electric Power Research Institute has unveiled an electric vehicle charging station that can also make electricity from sunlight, store electricity and put electricity back in the power grid when needed. The prototype Smart Modal Area Recharge Terminal, or SMART station, developed by TVA and EPRI is among the first public electric vehicle charging stations with all these features. Located at EPRI’s Knoxville Research Laboratory, the station demonstrated its capabilities recenlty while charging electric vehicles built by General Motors, Mitsubishi and Nissan. “Electricity as a transportation fuel can benefit the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and it can save consumers money by lowering their driving costs,” said Anda Ray, TVA senior vice president of Environment and Technology. “These all-in-one charging stations are important to the development of electric vehicles and also to TVA’s goal to provide cleaner, low-cost energy.” TVA and EPRI broke ground on the SMART station in June 2010. Oak Ridge National Laboratory and local power companies are partners in the project. A second prototype is being built by the national laboratory in Oak Ridge, about 10 miles away. The charging stations will be tested for three to six months before additional stations, with a total of 125 charging spaces, are built in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville and possibly other sites over the next few years. Access to the stations initially will be limited to researchers. “This and similar charging stations represent a key step in providing charging facilities for electric vehicles when away from the home,” said Mark McGranaghan, EPRI vice president of Power Delivery and Utilization. “The data collected from these stations will help us to understand station performance,

tomer charging preferences and grid impact.” The new charging station features: Six parking spaces (10-space stations are planned for the future), each supplying enough power to charge most electric vehicles in three to eight hours, depending on the make of the vehicle. An electric plug designated as the industry standard by the Society of Automotive Engineers that will accommodate all future plug-in vehicles made for the U.S. market. About 2 kilowatts of solar photovoltaic panels per charging space. About 5 kilowatt-hours of stationary battery storage per charging space to assist vehicle charging and send power to the grid during periods of peak electricity demand. The batteries also will support the local power grid by lessening the effects of charging multiple

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cars in one location. Advanced measurement and controls that will collect data about charging electric vehicles. The SMART stations will be used over time to study various aspects of electric vehicle charging, including consumer behavior, the impact on the electricity system, infrastructure design and development, and testing different stationary batteries. TVA and EPRI also will assess electric vehicles’ potential to reduce greenhouse gases and other pollutants. The SMART station is being deployed in conjunction with the EV Project, managed by ECOtality and including EPRI; TVA; the U.S. Department of Energy; the state of Tennessee; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Nissan; the cities of Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville, and regional utility partners.n

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Nearly Three-Quarters of Car Shoppers Say Gas Prices Have Influenced Vehicle Purchase Considerations; Expect Gas Prices to Increase in Near Future According to the latest Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence survey concerning gas prices, the current economic situation coupled with concern over the potential rise in gas prices has caused new car and used car shoppers to change their vehicle consideration criteria. Nearly three-quarters (70 percent) of car shoppers say that gas prices have influenced vehicle considerations, or the type of vehicle they are considering. Almost half (43 percent) of car shoppers report delaying the purchase of a vehicle due to economic concerns and gas prices, and more than half (51 percent) report reducing or stopping entirely behaviors such as vacationing, going out to eat, shopping and

engaging in activities for entertainment, among other things. Moreover, 75 percent of survey respondents said they expect gas prices to rise in the next 30 days, and data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration reveals that gas prices are projected to rise throughout 2011 and into 2012. In addition, 61 percent of survey respondents say that they have changed their driving habits as a result of rising gas prices, and many indicate they are considering making trade-offs on their next vehicle choice to save money on fuel. Nearly half of car shoppers (48 percent) said they would be willing to change engine size (i.e. choosing a fourcylinder versus a V6 or V8), 36 percent

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March 2011

Genuine Parts

BMW of South Atlanta Your success is the "part" that counts

Our parts, Your peace of mind Your customers expect maintenance and repairs of the highest quality. And the first step towards meeting those expectations is using only Original BMW Parts - the same ones used in Series Production

Wholesale Parts 678-479-4622 678-479-4623

Mike Bennett Asst Manager 678-479-4694

Jeff Braswell Parts Manager 678-479-4601

BMW of South Atlanta 4171 Jonesboro Road Union City, GA 30291

866.961.SONS (7667) 678-479-4695 Fax

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ORIGINAL MINI PARTS: POWER HARNESSED FOR THE GOOD OF MOTORINGKIND. While much about the MINI’s boundless energy remains a mystery, some of its vigor can be traced to Original MINI Parts. Built to strict OE specifications for stellar fitment and performance, MINI Original Parts are the same parts used in MINI production. They’re backed by a potent, 24-month, gajillion-mile limited warranty. And they come with technical support available from your servicing MINI dealer. Now that’s a powerful combination, indeed.

YOUR SUCCESS IS THE "PART" THAT COUNTS! Wholesale Parts 678-479-4622 678-479-4623 Mike Bennett-Asst Manager 678-479-4694 Jeff Braswell-Parts Manager 678-479-4601

MINI OF SOUTH ATLANTA 4171 Jonesboro Road Union City, GA 30291 866.961.SONS 678.479.4695 FAX We are in the Overnight Parts Alliance

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Everything in one box. This is the way it should be. Authentic Mopar® Brake Kits contain not only all the parts you need, but all the right parts. Precision rotors. Durable, application specific brake pads and the right hardware. Mopar Brake Kits. Yeah, this is the way it should be.

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