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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
Dent repair is underway

How-To Clinic: Body Damage Repair

To our dismay, minor automotive body damage occurs all the time. Many of us have been a victim or have witnessed parking lot door dings and bumper scrapes.  Sometimes the damage is so minor that it may be worth repairing it ourselves, or with the assistance of your friends here […]

by March 7, 2014 Comments are Disabled Auto Body, Car Tips
How Different is a Track Car?

How Different is a Track Car?

You need all the same basic stuff: brakes, steering, tires, power.  The difference is that you need them in very different amounts.  The ingredients are the same, but the recipe is very, very unique in a track biased car.  A Rue uses milk.  So does Ice Cream, but they could […]

by February 15, 2014 Comments are Disabled Driving, Track Car
How-To Clinic: Brakes

How-To Clinic: Brakes

Springfield – The Capital City Car Club has conducted its monthly Maintenance Clinic, offered to both members and the public.  The subject of this month’s clinic was Brakes.  Brake system inspection and maintenance should never be overlooked or postponed since they are one of the most important systems in your […]

by February 4, 2014 Comments are Disabled Car Clinic
Oil Change Considerations

Oil Change Considerations

The majority of car owners seldom read their owner’s manuals.  They do not know the oil change interval recommended for their specific make and model or the type of oil their car requires.  As a result, they follow the advice of the service technician when it comes to the type […]

by January 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled Car Tips