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The crew at work on the silver van at the club garage

Vans Returned to Contact Ministries

Two of the vans used by Contact Ministries in Springfield were in need of repair, and that’s where we love to jump in and help! The red van shown had a charging problem and brake issues. Another van had transmission issues. And, while members come together to get a lot […]

by November 24, 2014 Comments are Disabled Car Clinic, Charity
10 Commandments For Drivers Before Winter

10 Commandments For Drivers Before Winter

Preparing your car for winter: what to check, what to replace – bet on safe driving in winter and see the 10 items that you need to check your car before the real snow falls. Winter is fast approaching, and frosty mornings are now a reality. Increasingly, you may experience […]

by November 24, 2014 Comments are Disabled Car Tips
CARtoberfest 2014 Recap

CARtoberfest 2014 Recap

We are very fortunate to have a great place for the club to hang out, work on cars, relax, hold board meetings, and more. And for this year’s Cartoberfest celebration, we decided to hold the event at our car club garage so that members and prospective members could come out […]

by October 31, 2014 Comments are Disabled Events and Meets
Springfield Route 66 Festival Recap

Springfield Route 66 Festival Recap

It all started with the forecast, right? Sunny. Clear. Blue skies. Bring those cars out! And did they ever. Even those who wouldn’t risk a slight chance of rain in previous years brought their cars out for the 2014 Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield. The event always  kicks off […]

by October 1, 2014 Comments are Disabled Car Show, Driving in Illinois, Events and Meets
Doing Time In Joliet 2014 – 24 Hours of Lemons Recap

Doing Time In Joliet 2014 – 24 Hours of Lemons Recap

As many of you know, we have been working on a clinic car throughout the year to demonstrate various maintenance and safety updates. Later, this same 1998 BMW 328is became a project car for the 24 Hours of Lemons, an endurance race hosted throughout the United States. The idea behind […]

by August 15, 2014 Comments are Disabled Track Car
Need Your Vote! Give Us Your Top 3 Drivers’ Cars

Need Your Vote! Give Us Your Top 3 Drivers’ Cars

We’ve got a fun project underway and we want you to be a part of it!   Check out the list below of sweet cars below.  Any of us would love to have one, right?  We want to get your vote for which of these 2014/2015 cars would be your […]

by June 7, 2014 Comments are Disabled Car Shopping, Polls, Review
How-To Clinic: Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

How-To Clinic: Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

The subject of this month’s clinic was “Find the Engine Leak and Make It Stop” and we discovered the source of the leak was the valve cover gasket. This problem manifested itself by seeing wet oil stains down the side of the engine just below the valve cover. This is […]

by May 31, 2014 Comments are Disabled Car Clinic
Eight Is Indeed Enough.

Eight Is Indeed Enough.

Chrysler has confirmed what we all intuitively knew…a nine speed transmission has too many cogs. The transmission is actually manufactured by ZF, aptly named the 9HP. Chrysler places the transmission in the new Jeep Cherokee and manufactured the vehicle for months before they released it for sale. Why? Jeep Engineers […]

by May 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled Driving, Review
A Sports Car Bargain: 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS

A Sports Car Bargain: 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS

The new Porsche Cayman looks awesome.  It is the first time I have looked at the Cayman and thought this is a beautiful car.  The side engine intakes extend through the doors, and truly look like they belong.  In previous models, they were holes behind the doors and looked a […]

by April 6, 2014 Comments are Disabled Car Shopping
Inaugural Cars For Charity Gala

Inaugural Cars For Charity Gala

The Capital City Car Club Donor Car is ready for its new home and we encourage you to join us on Saturday night, April 5, 2014 as we celebrate this event at the Illinois Executive Mansion in downtown Springfield.  Thanks to all the members that have contributed and helped to […]

by March 16, 2014 Comments are Disabled Charity, Events and Meets