TTAC recently spent some time out in rural Utah, where GMC was keen to show off the 2018 Sierra Denali’s capabilities in both towing and everyday driving. Does the soon-to-be-replaced luxury pickup have what it takes to get the job done? That depends on the options boxes, and which ones have been checked. (Full disclosure: GMC flew me to St. George, Utah and paid for hotel accommodation and meals. They also provided ATVs for riding in the sand dunes, and paid for entry into Zion National Park. I was also offered a Nike GMC baseball cap which I didn’t take, and some off-roading goggles which I did.) Ace of Base Perhaps surprisingly, GMC’s lineup of Denali testers were not all loaded to the max. In fact, only two of the six test vehicles had the big 6.2-liter V8 in them, while the rest made do with the base 5.3-liter engine. I know how the B&B just hates when testing is of the high-zoot nature, so it was just fine when I was assigned the 5.3-equipped White Frost … [Read more...] about 2018 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 Review, Trucking Around Out West
By William Axford Updated 2:28 pm, Thursday, May 10, 2018 Photo: Mason Trinca, Special To The Chronicle Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 William Packard of Orange County, California, is suing American Liberty Hospitality Inc., claiming he slipped on lettuce at the Hilton Houston Downtown. William Packard of Orange County, California, is suing American Liberty Hospitality Inc., claiming he slipped on lettuce at the Hilton Houston Downtown. Photo: Mason Trinca, Special To The Chronicle California man alleges lettuce leaves at the Hilton Houston caused 'Banana Peel Slip' fall 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A California man is suing the Hilton Houston Downtown after he says he slipped on a piece of lettuce and was "severely injured." William Anthony Packard of Orange County filed the lawsuit against hotel owner American … [Read more...] about California man alleges lettuce leaves at the Hilton Houston caused ‘Banana Peel Slip’ fall
Presented at UF’s Brands Hatch detailing studio, this three-day course is conducted by UF detailers. During the day, participants will be taken through all the steps covered in the 1-Day course including safe methods of initial decontamination, pre-cleaning and washing. In addition, participants will be given a comprehensive introduction to the art of machine polishing including dual action, rotary and forced rotation polishers, and finally, the various coatings available for protecting each type of surface, inside and outside the vehicle. Throughout each day there will be the opportunity for hands-on practice with an instructor in attendance to answer any questions. Who’s it for? Enthusiasts looking for a better understanding of car care techniques, including machine polishing, and those who wish to consider offering detailing as a professional service. The course will include: Number plate removal Wheel & wheel arch decontamination & cleaning … [Read more...] about Pro Detailer Training (3-Day Course)
PEOPLE tell you Scotland is beautiful. They opine about the whisky, the canyon-like glens, the lochs (whether they're home to monsters or not), and warn you the weather is erratic.The thing is, until you've picked up your car at Inverness Airport and set out along the North Coast 500 yourself, it's hard to grasp just how beautiful – and also, just how hungry all that open sky and chilly air will make you.A coastal road that loops up, round and down the frilly edges of the Scottish Highlands, the NC500 may wind beside beaches, cliffs, mountains, meadows, prairies and rivers, but experiencing the views wasn't our only aim on a snowy weekend in March.The plan? To start in Forss and follow the NC500 west to Torridon; to bookend our trip with gin (yes, gin, not whisky), and eat meals infused and flavoured by the landscape. Here's what we learned, and tasted, on the road...Start your journey on a big, locally sourced breakfastBuilt in 1810, Forss House Hotel is set into springy earth, … [Read more...] about Breaks: Eat and drink your way along Scotland’s most scenic highway, the NC500
Posted by James Detmer on 09.06.12 Professional detailers hate the idea of imperfect paint – as they should. They see orange peel, which is quite literally when your paint is textured like the skin of an orange, and they want to correct it. This requires smoothing the surface by wet sanding through the clear coat and pigment layer. If you read our last piece on over polishing, you’ll know we’re not the biggest fans of invasive paintwork correction procedures. This article will cover how your car becomes riddled with orange peel, how to fix it, and why I don’t really consider it to be that big of a problem for the everyday car owner. What exactly is orange peel? Put simply, orange peel is a textured imperfection in a paint job. You can see it with your eye because the paint is wavy in a sense, and reflects light in different angles around the imperfection(s). The surface will appear bumpy and won’t reflect perfectly. Often times you will find orange peel … [Read more...] about What is Orange Peel? And How do You Fix it?