Ed Newman

Recent Posts by Ed Newman

Let’s Make Some Noise Out There

One memory I have from my baseball days in high school was how the coach would shout, “Let’s make some noise out there,” and we’d all begin shouting insults at the batter in order to distract him.

AMSOIL Helps Motorcyclist Set Guinness World Record

A few weeks back I heard an exciting story about a woman who set a Guinness World Record on her motorcycle. The official designation was as follows: The longest journey by motorcycle in a single country is 78,214.118 km (48,600 miles) and was achieved by Danell Lynn

The Cars are Stars at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon Show

In January the celebrated 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon (TAS) unpacked another year of cars and aftermarket products for tens of thousands of visitors who invaded Asia’s largest automotive festival.

What Is A Rat Rod, Revisited

Guest Post by Steve Thaemert, Editor-In-Chief, Rat Rod Magazine Way back in Rat Rod Magazine, issue #4, I attempted to answer the question of all rat rod questions: “What is a rat rod?”

A Visit with DUB Magazine Co-Founder Myles Kovacs

When I returned to AMSOIL in 1996 and attended my first SEMA Show, one of my first aims was to get a handle on the publishing industry, especially with regard to the magazines that were out there covering the scene from various angles. It was astonishing how many niches there were. What an exciting industry.

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Motor Oil Additives

It’s been a long, long time since motor oil was “just oil.” In the 1930s, someone decided to begin putting wax modifiers in the oil to address the problem of wax residue after the refining process. Thus was born the motor oil additive market. Today, motor oils, whether petroleum or synthetic, contain a variety of

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15 Reasons to Switch to AMSOIL

When I received the assignment to share five reasons to switch to AMSOIL, I did something different: I was curious to hear what others at AMSOIL would say, so I decided to crowdsource it, sending an email to several people on our staff to pick their brains a bit. Until 2005, the word “crowdsourcing” didn’t

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Just the Facts: The ECHO String Trimmer Technical Study

As my friends and family will attest, I have a wide range of interests, but small-engine repair has never been a hobby of mine. Nevertheless, because I own a little property, I’ve had to own all the basic equipment necessary to maintain it, from chainsaws to lawnmowers and snowblowers to string trimmers.

SEMA 2016 Opens Its Doors and Show Floors

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the SEMA Show, and the theme this year says it all: We Built This.

What Causes Motor Oil Consumption?

Motor oil

Everyone who owns a vehicle knows you need to regularly check the oil level. (Note: If you do not know this, you’d better go check your oil.) A certain amount of oil loss is normal due to motor oil volatility – that is, boil-off due to the high-heat conditions inside an engine. I once attended

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