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Carlisle Events
RockAuto is the Official Auto Parts Store of Carlisle Events

Carlisle Events

2011 Schedule of Events:

Carlisle Performance & Style
May 14-15

Carlisle Import & Kit Nationals
May 20-22

Carlisle Ford Nationals
June 3-5

Carlisle GM Nationals
June 24-26

Carlisle Chrysler Nationals
July 8-10

Carlisle Bike Fest
July 22-24

Carlisle Truck Nationals
August 5-7

Corvettes at Carlisle
August 26-28

Fall Carlisle & Auction
Sept. 28-Oct. 2

 

Upcoming Events
If you would like your event featured here, email us with details.

Hannibal Missouri Loafers Annual Car Show
5/7/2011
Hannibal, MO
e-mail

30th Annual Show & Shine Mustang Show
5/7/2011
Antioch, CA
website

30th Annual Studebaker Drivers Club Michiana Meet
5/7/2011
South Bend, IN
e-mail

Fun in the Park Car Show
5/7/2011
Goldthwaite, TX
website

3rd Annual Auto, Truck & Bike Show
5/7/2011
Savannah, GA
e-mail

2nd Annual Car Show to Benefit "Project Lifesaver"
5/7/2011
Williamsburg, VA
e-mail

Calvary Baptist Church Car, Bike & Truck Show
5/7/2011
Stauton, VA
e-mail

Nashville Peach Bloosom Festival & Car Show
5/7/2011
Nashville, AR
e-mail

Wheeling at the Highlands
5/7/2011
Bel Air, MD
e-mail

Rollin Relics Car & Motorcycle Show
5/7/2011
Porterville, CA
e-mail

Matthew Miller All Corvette Show
5/7/2011
Winchester, VA
website

Hillside Ministries-Food Bank Show
5/7/2011
Copperas Cove, TX
e-mail

Kielder Classic & Vintage Vehicle Show
5/8/2011
Hexham, UK
website

Liberty Classic Car Club Cruise Night
5/10/2011
Bayonne,NJ
e-mail

Erie Car Club-2011 Events
5/11/2011
Erie, IL
website

BCHD 4th Annual Classic Car Show
5/11/2011
Warsaw, MO
e-mail

Mayfest Car & Truck Show
5/13/2011
Guin, AL
e-mail

5th Annual Car Show
5/14/2011
Fayetteville, AR
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Cruisin' Under the Stars Car Show
5/14/2011
Avondale,AZ
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2nd Annual Angels on Wheels Car Show
5/14/2011
Ephrata, PA
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Inaugural LCHS Classic Car Show
5/14/2011
Wilkes-Barre, PA
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2011 Adairville Car & Tractor Show
5/14/2011
Adairville, KY
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Cruising for a Cure Car Show
5/14/2011
Pennsburg, PA
e-mail

Triple C Car Show
5/14/2011
Hewitt, TX
website

Celebration City Region Annual Car Show
5/14/2011
Shelbyville, TN
e-mail

3rd Annual Chocolate Fest Car & Tractor Show
5/14/2011
Hortonville, WI
website

MacDonald's Cruise In
5/14/2011
West Portsmouth, OH
e-mail

First Capital Chapter AACA Antique Auto Show
5/14/2011
New Bern, NC
e-mail

Timeless Cruizers 11th Annual Show
5/14/2011
Mebane, NC
e-mail

Upper Saddle River 2011 Antique Car Show & Flea Market
5/14/2011
Dumont, NJ
e-mail

Saline Summer Auto Show-3rd Annual
5/14/2011
Bryant, AR
e-mail

Timeless Cruizers-11th Annual Charity Car Show
5/14/2011
Mebane, NC
e-mail

Crossville Cruz-N
5/15/2011
Crossville, TN
website

Street Freaks Car Club-Annual Show
5/15/2011
Saginaw, MI
e-mail

Grazin with the Goats 14th Annual Open Car Show
5/15/2011
La Porte, TX
e-mail

Cozzi Corner Tuesday Cruise Nights
5/15/2011
Downers Grove, IL
e-mail

Austin Police Retired Officers Association Car Show
5/15/2011
Pflugerville, TX
e-mail

2nd Annual Relay for Life Benefit Show
5/15/2011
Bradley, IL
e-mail

Broadneck Car Show
5/16/2011
Annapolis, MD
e-mail

12th Annual Spring Zing
5/19/2011
Brunswick, OH
e-mail

39th Annual Colonial Williamsburg Rod Run
5/20/2011
Chesapeake, VA
e-mail

2011 Bug Blitz Bus Blast Riverstock
5/20/2011
Kansas City, MO
e-mail

Central New York PT Cruisers Owners Club-2011 Chrysler Spring Cruise
5/20/2011
Syracuse, NY
website

Ultimate Motor Head Show
5/20/2011
Catawissa, PA
e-mail

Opel Nationals Meet & Carlisle Import/Kit Car Show
5/20/2011
Camp Hill, PA
website

Cruise For a Knight
5/21/2011
York, PA
e-mail

Boonslick People First Sister Supportive Living
5/21/2011
Boonville, MO
e-mail

Steve Mullins Benefit Car & Bike Show
5/21/2011
Independence, MO
e-mail

Hill County Street Rods Show N Go
5/21/2011
Austin, TX
e-mail

4th Annual Franklin County Boy's & Girl's Club Car & Truck Show
5/21/2011
Franklinton, NC
e-mail

McDowell Mission Ministries 3rd Annual Car Show
5/21/2011
Marion, NC
website

Piggott Heritage Park Car Show
5/21/2011
Piggott, AR
e-mail

Groesbeck Lions Club Car Show
5/21/2011
Mexia, TX
e-mail

Cruise in at the Convo
5/21/2011
Athens, OH
e-mail

Blount County Open Car & Truck Show
5/21/2011
Vonore, TN
e-mail

Charity Car Shown-All Makes Models
5/21/2011
Graham, NC
e-mail

KlasAct Corvette All Spring All Vehicle Car Show
5/21/2011
Florissant, MO
website

3rd Annual North Union Band Booster Car Show
5/21/2011
Marysville, OH
e-mail

Crawdad Days Car Show
5/21/2011
Harrison, AR
e-mail

Boothe Memorial Park & Museum-Antique & Classic Car Show
5/21/2011
Norwalk, CT
website

Rolling Rods Classic Car Club Events
5/21/2011
Glasgow, KY
e-mail

Sentimental Cruisers Car Club-5th Annual Car & Truck Show Benefit
5/21/2011
Forked River, NJ
e-mail

Auto-Fest 2K11
5/21/2011
Dundalk, MD
website

Tiger 100 Bike Rally & Car Show
5/21/2011
Broken Arrow, OK
e-mail

CFC Cruise-In
5/22/2011
Westerville, OH
website

29th Lone Star Classic Chevy Convention 5/27/2011 Dallas, TX
e-mail

Furniture Connexion Cruise-In & Car Show
5/22/2011
Portland, OR
e-mail

Cool Cars for a Cure
5/22/2011
Beech Grove, IN
e-mail

St. Patrick's Sixth Annual Car Show Fundraiser
5/22/2011
Lake Grove, NY
e-mail

Cars at the Park 2011
5/22/2011
Rockaway, NJ
website

Old Fashioned Days Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show
5/22/2011
Arcanum, OH
e-mail

Wind Gap Car Show "Cruise to the Gap"
5/22/2011
Pen Argyl, PA
e-mail

Elmwood Park Vol AMB Corps 6th Annual Auto Show
5/22/2011
Elmwood Park, NJ
e-mail

The Livonia Jaycees Present Cruise for a Cause
5/22/2011
Livonia, MI
e-mail

Special Needs Boy Scout Troop 390-2nd Annual Car Show
5/22/2011
Warren, MI
e-mail

New York Autofest 2011
5/22/2011
Syosset, NY
website

American Reflections 11th Annual Open Car Show
5/22/2011
Yakima, WA
website

FJ Bruisers: Mudfling V Event
5/27/2011
Martinsburg, WV
e-mail

Springfield Swap Meet Car Show
5/27/2011
Xenia, OH
e-mail

Plymouth Volksfest
5/27/2011
Plymouth, UK
website

Cruizin with the Oldies
5/27/2011
Casper, WY
e-mail

Quad City Camaro Car Show
5/28/2011
Silvis, IL
e-mail

First Annual Car Show
5/28/2011
Greenwood, DE
website

Kruzin Mt. Magazine Car Show
5/28/2011
Havana, AR
e-mail

Wheels & Deals Car Show & Flea Market
5/28/2011
Coatesville, PA
e-mail

7th Annual "Vettes in the Valley" Corvette Show
5/28/2011
Maggie Valley, NC
e-mail

California Dreamin Expo
5/29/2011
Ringwood, UK
website

The Street Survivors of MD-Memorial Day Car Show
5/29/2011
Baltimore, MD
e-mail

Bobs Big Boy Spring Breakout Cruise
5/29/2011
Corona, CA
e-mail

Ye Olde Mill Rod Run Picnic
5/29/2011
Newark, OH
e-mail

LCCI-Central Arizona Lambda Car Club Grand Invitational Meet
5/30/2011
Glendale, AZ
e-mail

Car Cruises
5/30/2011
Salem, OR
e-mail

Perks Drive Thru
5/30/2011
Gilberts, IL
e-mail

2011 Super Cruise-In South Georgia Classic Car Club
5/30/2011
Valdosta, GA
e-mail

2011 Climax Memorial/Founders Day Car Show
5/30/2011
Climax, MI
e-mail

Carolina Collector Auto Fest-Summer
5/31/2011
Hillsborough, NC
e-mail

Mopars Unlimited of Idaho Annual Show
6/1/2011
Star, ID
e-mail

12th Annual Dakota R/T Club National Meet
6/2/2011
Ypsilanti, MI
e-mail

Krusin Klassics 26th Annual Car Show & Swap Meet
6/3/2011
Escanaba, MI
website

11th Annual Razorback Ramble
6/3/2011
Jonesboro, AR
website

Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce
6/4/2011
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
e-mail

Classic Car Show
6/4/2011
Rockford, MI
e-mail

Cruisin the Ourchitas-Open Car Truck & Motorcycle Show
6/4/2011
Mena, AR
e-mail

MiFbody-7th Annual Meet & Greet Car Show
6/4/2011
Macomb, MI
website

Heartland Rod Run
6/4/2011
Early, TX
website

Corridor Car Show
6/4/2011
Springfield, OR
e-mail

Vettes of Coastal Maine
6/5/2011
Rockland, ME
website

17th Annual Corvettes & Jaguars at Linden Hall
6/5/2011
Uniontown, PA
e-mail

Mopars in Motion
6/5/2011
Middleton, CT
e-mail

5th Annual CSA Fund Raiser Car & Motorcycle Show
6/5/2011
New Providence, NJ
e-mail

18th Annual Canyon Cruise
6/5/2011
Placentia, CA
e-mail

Skippack Village Internationally Car Show
6/5/2011
Skippack, PA
e-mail

Autos Walk
6/5/2011
St. Paul, MN
e-mail

2011 Deleware Valley River Camaro Club Show
6/5/2011
Swedesboro, NJ
e-mail

Mopars in Motion
6/5/2011
Middletown, CT
e-mail

25th Helper City Outlaw Car Show & Cruise
6/7/2011
Helper, UT
e-mail

Full Size Jeep ECI Event
6/9/2011
Florence, SC
e-mail

Windy City Z Club
6/10/2011
Schaumburg, IL
e-mail

June Super Cruise
6/11/2011
Niagara Falls, NY
e-mail

4th Annual NCCO All Corvette Show
6/11/2011
Norman, OK
e-mail

Vine Grove United Methodist Church WWJD Car Show
6/11/2011
Radcliff, KY
e-mail

Montana Benefit Car Show
6/11/2011
Missoula, MT
e-mail

Datsun Car Show
6/11/2011
Canby, OR
e-mail

2011 National Xterra Meet
6/11/2011
Mufreesboro, TN
e-mail

Pawnee Prairie Days Festival Car Show
6/11/2011
Pawnee, IL
e-mail

Extraoridnary Fantasies Car Club Benefit Show
6/11/2011
Ada, OK
e-mail

Ogden Celebration Car Show
6/11/2011
Ogden, IL
e-mail

Corvette Cruise In
6/11/2011
Amsterdam, NY
e-mail

Modball Rally in 2011
6/11/2011
London, UK
e-mail

Touch of England Car Show
6/11/2011
Ramsey, NJ
e-mail

Checker Club of America 2011 National Convention
6/12/2011
Springfield, IL
e-mail

10th Annual Benefit Car Show
6/12/2011
Colorado Springs, CO
e-mail

Tulley Buick-Pontiac-GMC Show/2011 Buick Club of America National Meet
6/12/2011
Hollis, NH
e-mail

The 23rd Running of TLCA's Rubithon
6/14/2011
Walnut Creek, CA
e-mail

Rose City Round Up
6/15/2011
Portland, OR
e-mail

39th Annual Rods & Relics Rod Run
6/17/2011
Ozark, MO
e-mail

EMPI CV Half Shaft Assemblies

See what we have from EMPI

From Acura to Volvo, RockAuto now has the EMPI CV Half Shaft Assemblies your car needs. These new (not remanufactured) assemblies can be found in the "Drivetrain" category for your vehicle in the RockAuto catalog.

EMPI Assemblies Feature:

  • Precision cold rolled splines and threads
  • 100% solid precision machined axle bars
  • Neoprene CV boots
  • Stainless steel boot clamps
  • Premium quality Moly grease used on all joints

EMPI CV Half Shaft Assemblies

 

 

Marine Parts at RockAuto

RockAuto.com Catalog Marine Parts

As the temperatures begin to warm, it’s time to think about getting your boat out of mothballs and ready for summer. RockAuto has added a Marine Tab to the RockAuto catalog, which offers various inboard parts for Chris Craft, GM, Mercruiser, Volvo Penta, Yamaha and many other boat and engine brands.

There’s no time like the present to explore the marine listings for the fuel pumps, gaskets, spark plugs, and more that you need to get your boat back into the water.

Marine Parts at RockAuto

 

 

BGA Gaskets & Engine Parts European Market Vehicles

See what we have from British Gasket Group (BGA)

Need a camshaft for a Fiat Tipo? Or a Cylinder Head Gasket for a Hyundai Amica or Opel Astra? RockAuto has just added British Gasket Group (BGA) Gaskets, Engine Valves, Camshafts and Followers, Oil and Water Pumps, Head Bolts, Crankshaft Vibration Dampers, and Timing Chain Kits for your European Market vehicle to our catalog.

The British Gasket Group (BGA) is a world leader in Gasket and Engine part manufacturing and has been an Original Equipment supplier since 1929 when the company was formed. BGA now boasts an impressive OEM customer list including Ford, GM and Rolls Royce.

BGA Gaskets & Engine Parts

 

 

Forum of the Month

Diesel Forums

Diesel Forums is dedicated to Diesel Trucks and their owners! We are a tight knit community of like-minded enthusiasts who value "on topic" and clean discussions of Cummins, Powerstroke, or Duramax powered trucks. Join our free community and you will be able to post topics, create your own image gallery to share with everyone, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free.

If you are the administrator or member of a forum and you would like to see your website featured in an upcoming newsletter and receive a discount code to share with your members, contact cynthia@rockauto.com.

 

 

Repair Mistakes & Blunders

Ouch!

My friends know I like to work on cars and frequently bring their mechanical problems to me. One day, I was trying to diagnose a front wheel bearing noise for a friend of mine. I put her car up on jack stands in my garage and removed the wheels, brake calipers and rotors to eliminate those parts as causes for the noise. I started the engine (left the garage door open, of course) and put the vehicle in gear so I could listen to each front hub as it rotated. As soon as I shut the driver's door, I heard the automatic door locks snap closed! I had to go inside and tell my wife and children to stay out of the garage as the vehicle sat there on jack stands with the engine running and front hubs spinning.

I spent the next hour-and-a-half chasing my friend around town from one store and office building to another, trying to get a spare key from her so I could get back into the car. Since then, whenever I pull a car into my garage to work on it, the first thing I do is roll down the driver's window!

Daniel in Michigan

 

Tell us about your most infamous auto repair blunder or unconventional fix. Use your woe to help others avoid similar mistakes or share off-the-wall solutions that worked (at least for awhile!). Please email your story to flamur@rockauto.com. Include your mailing address and shirt size (large or extra large) and we will mail you a RockAuto "Do it yourself?" t-shirt if we publish your story (see the t-shirts under Extras in the catalog). The story will be credited using only your first name and your vague geographic location (state, province, country, continent, etc.) so you can remain semi-anonymous!

 

 

Automotive Trivia

Automotive Trivia

From 1969 to 1972, which famous non-automotive manufacturer produced a handful of cars with the model name "Sports Tourer?" The cars were styled like a Bentley from the early 1930s. Power was provided by a Ford 427cid V8 with two Holley four barrel carburetors. The hood was aluminum and the rest of the body was fiberglass. The body panels, except for the hood and fenders, were covered with Naugahyde to simulate the leather coverings used on the classic Bentley.

A. Hughes, aircraft manufacturer
B. Massey Ferguson, farm machinery manufacturer
C. Ruger, gun manufacturer
D. Singer, sewing machine manufacturer

Answer below

 

 

Emissions Standards Explained

RockAuto

 

 

Numerous states besides California require that new cars must meet California emissions standards. This potentially impacts every owner and buyer of new or late model used cars as well as the DIYers and professional mechanics that work on them.

Below are answers to some of the most common questions:

  • Are there still US federal emissions standards? Yes, states can choose to specify cars either meet federal or California emissions specifications.
  • How can I tell if a car is a California spec car? Look at the Vehicle Emissions Control Information label clearly displayed in the engine compartment. It meets California emissions specs if the label says “California emission standard (CARB certified)”, “sale in all 50 states (50-state certified)”, or “sale in the northeast”.
  • I do not live in California or one of those California emissions states so why do I care? Used cars from the California spec states could show up for sale in any state. New states are steadily joining the California spec list. If the car is a California spec car then it might eventually need California spec replacement parts or service.
  • I live in a state requiring California specs. Can I go to a neighboring state that only requires Federal emissions specs and buy myself a car? You can probably buy any pre-2009 car, but check with your state’s department of licensing to avoid problems. For example, Washington State does not allow post-2009 cars without California emissions equipment to be registered if they have less than 7,500 miles (12,070 km) on the odometer. Washington residents might not be able to get license plates for a new car they buy in Montana. It is “might” because some car manufacturers are now putting California spec emissions (50-state certified) equipment on certain models no matter where they are sold. The only way to know for sure is look at that emissions decal under the hood.
  • Why are some of the replacement catalytic converters listed in the RockAuto.com parts catalog described as being for California emissions equipped models but “not legal for sale on vehicles licensed in the state of California?” Since January 1, 2009, California requires that aftermarket catalytic converters sold in California have special California Air Resource Board (CARB) certification and labeling. An exhaust manufacturer may have built a catalytic converter that meets or exceeds California emissions standards, but they have not yet received CARB certification so their catalytic converter cannot be sold in California.
  • If a catalytic converter meets California emissions standards but does not have CARB certification then can it still successfully be installed on California spec cars outside California? Yes.
  • I live in California. Will a new (manufactured after January 1, 2009) catalytic converter that meets California emissions standards but does not have CARB certification still enable my car to pass state emissions tests? No. The catalytic converter meets California emissions standards so the vehicle’s exhaust will likely pass emissions tests. But the vehicle should still fail because the test includes a visual inspection of the exhaust system. CARB certification requires special CARB numbers be stamped into the body of the catalytic converter. Without the CARB label on the new aftermarket catalytic converter, the state inspector will fail the car no matter how clean the exhaust is. Catalytic converters made before 2009 or newer ones without CARB certification still have a date of manufacture stamped on them per federal EPA requirements.
  • Will this get less or more complicated in the future? It might get less complicated if the California emissions standards are adopted by all the states or if car manufacturers decide to only make California spec cars. But it could get more complicated if other states besides California are allowed to come up with their own emissions standards or if California or other states write new regulations similar to the CARB certification for replacement catalytic converters.

Tom Taylor,
RockAuto.com

 

 

Dave's 1988 Jeep Wrangler

Dave's 1988 Jeep Wrangler

This is my 1988 Jeep Wrangler. She started off as a tired, bone-stock, ugly, “abandoned in the woods” Jeep. The Jeep was amazingly solid though, with only one small rust spot on the body, a couple of dents, solid floors, and a complete, decent interior. Many of these Jeeps in Florida end up with rusted out frames and rotted out floors. This one was absolutely a great start to a weekend driver project.

My goal was to keep this as low budget as possible so I traded for, and reconditioned as many parts as I could. Many others part like motor mounts, window moldings, brakes, coolant hoses, plug wires, distributor cap & rotor, and the transfer case position switch I purchased from RockAuto because the prices couldn’t be matched by any of my local auto parts stores. I did all of the work myself except the paint, I called in a favor from a buddy to get this done at a really reasonable price, and setting up the new ring and pinion was left to a professional.

Not only does the exterior look good, the interior and other areas were reconditioned and improved. There’s custom interior L.E.D. lighting, the vacuum actuated front axle has been permanently locked (for 58 cents!), I fixed the worn out shifter and custom fabricated a railroad spike T-shifter (LOVE my welder!), and greatly improved headlamp brightness with some custom wiring to name just a few things. I always get a “Hey dude, nice Jeep” every weekend. It’s in really great condition considering it rolled off the assembly line 23 years and 120,000 miles ago.

So how much do I have invested in my toy? $3722.17! That’s the initial purchase price, every nut, bolt, wire, everything!

Thank you RockAuto for helping me keep that number so low! Without a doubt, I’ll have to hunt some parts down again in the future, and you guys will be the first place I look.

Dave in Florida

 

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Automotive Trivia Answer

Automotive Trivia

From 1969 to 1972 which famous non-automotive manufacturer produced a handful of cars with the model name "Sports Tourer?" The cars were styled like a Bentley from the early 1930s. Power was provided by a Ford 427cid V8 with two Holley four barrel carburetors. The hood was aluminum and the rest of the body was fiberglass. The body panels, except for the hood and fenders, were covered with Naugahyde to simulate the leather coverings used on the classic Bentley.

Answer: C Ruger, gun manufacturer

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