*Queue corny 1950s instructional video music* Hello consumer, are you finding yourself sticking to your leather seats like an egg on a cast iron pan? Are your tired of wondering where the luxury went in your BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Saab, Volvo, or other European car? Have you ever packed extra clothes on short trips, assuming you will sweat through your current garments? If you, like millions of others, have an automobile equipped with air conditioning that just isn’t pulling its weight, then you’ve landed in the right place. *Needlescratch*. Judging by recent AC Parts sales, many of you are working on the air conditioning system of your European car lately. The air conditioning system is a complicated one, and successfully diagnosing bad AC parts can be an ongoing struggle without a good foundation in how they work. Consider this your A/C 101 basics course, hopefully after reading this you
This is now the 4th year in a row we’ve been to the Carlisle Import and Performance Nationals in one format or another, and easily we have to say one of the best from our own perspective. Formally known as the Carlisle Import and Kit nationals, we’ve noticed the VW based Manx buggies will show up in force regardless of the name. They also seem to be mostly comprised of early risers, judging by how those air-cooled engines all fire up at the crack of dawn every year. I digress, camping out at Carlisle always adds to the whimsy of the show. If you’re into it, remember we will be having eEuroFest June 10th with the Lime Rock campground open on June 9th, we wonder if the Manx buggies will show up to that. Under the tent at the Saabs@Carlisle show-within-a-show, we were able to witness first hand what the
When we embarked on the journey that is building a Saab racing car, we knew Do88 would be a fundamental part of the performance of the machine. When it was finally time to get to the nitty gritty, we already had all the parts we needed picked out. Of course that meant a few boxes showed up from Sweden once we pulled the trigger. In them was a Do88 intercooler, aluminum radiator, as well as a full set of hoses. After our first AER of the season at Watkins Glen International, it was clear we made the right decision. If you are looking for performance cooling products for your Swedish or German car, we have a huge number of products from Sweden’s premiere speed shop. Over 500 to be exact, but if you can’t find the right silicone hose set or performance cooler, we have a number of other options
There’s a running gag with the inner New England dub scene that it will ALWAYS rain for the Dustoff. Meant to “Dust Off” your VW or Audi show car after a winter of careful storage, the Dustoff 2017 is meant to be the groan and stretch after a long hibernation, and it’s HUGE! Thousands of devote attendees filled their cooling systems put air in their tires, and put another zip tie on their distributor caps (I kid) and made the hike out to Thompson Speedway this April 29th, and we were there selling eEuroFest packages, giving away site credits, and soaking up the sun rays for the first time in all the Dustoffs we’ve attended. We are exited to have Blake and Tom as the car show managers for OUR show at Lime Rock (we are calling in the bigtime experience), and this year the show ran without a hitch.
If you are looking for some light at the end of the cold rainy tunnel known as April, look no further than Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the New England Dustoff. This annual event is geared towards the VW/Audi community with show classes for each generation. However, all makes and models are welcome in the exhibition and spectator parking lot. It is a family-friendly event, and the organizers work hard to retain a low key, enjoyable day for car enthusiasts of all ages. Kids 12 and under are even given free admission. If you are looking to check out some of the top names in the industry, make sure to stop by the Paddock area where are all the vendors will be set up. As an Executive Sponsor for the event, eEuroparts will be back to meet and greet everyone, and hand out credits to our website. If you are