Ed Newman

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AMSOIL Expands Signature Series Line with 5W-50 Synthetic Motor Oil for Ford Mustangs

What is it about the Ford Mustang that so excites the imagination? Well, for starters, consider the name. Mustang. When I think of mustangs, I think of wild horses. And when older men think of Mustangs, they think of the wild horsepower packed under the hood of that particular breed of Sixties muscle car.

What is the difference between synthetic and conventional oil?

Motor oil, whether synthetic or petroleum-based, consists of molecular chains of hydrogen and carbon atoms, referred to as hydrocarbons. Petroleum crude oil is a thick, highly flammable dark-brown or greenish liquid with high energy density. Many contaminating elements exist in this complex mixture of hydrocarbons, including sulfur, nitrogen, oxygen and metal components such as nickel

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6 Innovations that Make Boating More Fun

man safety vest riding personal watercraft daytime

State names are interesting. I was born in the Buckeye State, raised in the Garden State and currently live in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. It’s my understanding that Minnesota actually has 15,000 lakes, but the nickname simply serves as shorthand for, “Hey, we have lots of lakes.” 

Top Five Car Maintenance Myths

Change oil in your car

Today’s blog theme is car maintenance myths. When we talk about myths, we’re not making reference to the characters who populate ancient Greek and Roman mythologies, like Apollo, Hercules and Medusa. In this context the word myth has evolved to simply mean “beliefs that are not true.”

How Engine Sludge Forms. And How To Prevent It.

Engine Sludge

Sludge. It’s a disgusting phenomenon. Even the word sounds gross, like the thing it’s describing.

Let’s Make Some Noise Out There

Lunar Rover

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

Guinness World Records Danell Lynn

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

Tokyo Auto 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

Jason Jewett, '36 Ford

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

DUB Lebron James

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.