CarTech’s Trosley’s How to Draw Cartoons Cars

A Peek Between the Covers

Many of you know how to take cars apart and put them back together in a three-dimensional workshop, but how good are you at rendering them in two dimensions on paper?

How to Draw Cars
How to Draw Cars

Scheduled to land in March 2015, and written and illustrated by industry legend George Trosley, Trosley’s How to Draw Cartoon Cars takes readers through the step-by-step process of drawing their favorite cars, starting with the basics such as profiles, point of view, speed, attitudes, custom graphics, and coloring. You’ll learn how to draw components like wheels, engines, and accessories, and receive step-by-step lessons on many different body styles: Corvettes, Mustangs, pickups, off-roaders, muscle cars, and hot rods, to name a few.

Whether you’re an artist who wants to expand your portfolio to include performance vehicles, or an enthusiast who wants to learn to draw your own pet projects, Trosley’s How to Draw Cartoon Cars will make a great addition to your automotive or art library.

The folks over at CarTech do a fantastic job of producing thorough, readable, and knowledgeable how-to guides that span the spectrum of aesthetic and performance automotive modification. Head on over to your local Parts Pro retailer in March to pick up Trosley’s How to Draw Cartoon Cars, or find a local affiliated store using our dealer locator.

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Size:                 8.5” x 11”
Type:               Softcover
Pages:             144
Photos:           462 photos

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Royal Purple

Getting the Most out of Royal Purple’s Royal Flush Cleaner

Royal Purple’s Royal Flush is a safe, effective, and inexpensive product for cleaning sludge and varnish from oil circulation systems while in service. This corrosion inhibitor and lubricant is available in two viscosities and can be used in three main ways:

Royal Flush
Royal Flush
  1. Added to existing oil to clean varnish and sludge before draining existing oil.
  2. As a temporary oil fill to clean varnish and sludge from equipment before refilling with new Royal Purple oil.
  3. As a temporary oil fill for cleaning and flushing a polyglycol oil that is incompatible with the new oil to be used.

Though Royal Flush is accompanied by thorough use instructions, Parts Pro got the following four pro tips straight from Royal Purple headquarters:

  • It is best to first drain the existing engine coolant, then pour in a bottle or two of Royal Flush and fill with water. Existing coolant should be drained into containers and disposed of properly (it is not suitable for release into the environment).
  • Once the mix is in-system, the engine should be started and allowed to run for at least 5 minutes after the thermostat has opened (about 15–20 minutes for most vehicles)—the longer the better. Particularly contaminated systems may benefit from running all day with this mix. Assuming no freeze/boilover protection is required, the system can safely drive for a day on the mix.
  • Concerning the removal of stop-leak products: Effectiveness will depend on the type of stop-leak used, how long it has been in the system, and how it was dosed. Royal Flush will not remove inorganic stop-leak products (those containing silicon, aluminum, copper, etc.).
  • Royal Flush will not harm your system—no matter how much you use. Though the formula also poses very low risk to the user, we nonetheless recommend that it be treated with respect and handled as little as possible.

Stop into your local Parts Pro retailer to check out the new Royal Flush oil circulation system cleaner from Royal Purple today!

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DEI Boom Mat speakers

DEI Goes Boom with New Sound-Dampening Mat Options

Design Engineering, Inc., recently released two new thicknesses for the company’s Boom Mat—sure to please performance enthusiasts looking for the best finishing touches for their rides.

DEI Boom Mat
DEI Boom Mat

DEI’s Boom Mat, which dampens sound on the most extreme commercial and sound-competition applications, now has more options than ever. The new 2mm (33% thicker) and 4mm (166% thicker) versions combine aluminum-stiffened top skins with asphalt-free, pure-butyl, noise-constraining layers to control noise generated by vibrating interior panels—including in the most high-temperature situations.

Because of its advanced design, the Boom Map requires only 25–50% the coverage of competing products. You save in weight, materials cost, and installation time. Boom.

Stop into your local Parts Pro retailer to check out the new Boom Mat products from Design Engineering, Inc., today!

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CarTech’s James Garner’s Motoring Life

A Peek Between the Covers 

Many know James Garner as Jim Rockford from The Rockford Files, one of the most popular private-eye series of all time. What many don’t know is that James Garner was a “car guy” long before he starred in that role, and his patented J turn was a piece of cake for the lifelong racer and hobbyist.

James Garner Motoring Life
James Garner Motoring Life

Authored by Matt Stone, former editor of Motor Trend Classic magazine, James Garner’s Motoring Life covers the cars he owned and drove; the cars he raced; his tour of duty as a racing team owner; his great racing film, Grand Prix; the drivers on this team; and his stiffest competition out on the track. This beautiful hardcover book tells Garner’s full story and puts him into his proper place in racing history.

The folks over at CarTech do a fantastic job of producing thorough, readable, and knowledgeable how-to guides that span the spectrum of aesthetic and performance automotive modification. Head on over to your local Parts Pro retailer to add James Garner’s Motoring Life to your coffee table or automotive library.

Size:                 9” x 9”
Type:               Hardcover
Pages:             160
Photos:           300 color and black-and-white photos

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Edge Products’ Evolution CS/CTS Get Welcome Feature Update for Chevy/GMC Gas Vehicles

For Evolution CS and CTS users who have been asking for an option to disable their units’ Active Fuel Management/Displacement on Demand (AFM/DOD) feature, your time has come.

Edge Products 85101
Edge Products 85101

AFM/DOD, which appears on Evolution models PN 85150 and PN 85250 (covers 2007–2013 5.3L and 6.2L Chevy/GMC trucks and SUVs as well as 6.0L 2007–2010 1500 Chevy/GMC trucks) has been known to cause shuddering, dropped cylinders, and excessive oil consumption.

Reacting to these issues, Edge Products has released a fix that allows you to toggle off AFM/DOD directly from the Evolution screen. Users simply go online to download the quick, easy, and free patch.

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