Get Excited…Top New Cars for 2021

2021 is gonna be a great year for new cars! Especially with the 797 HP Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Red Eye, the Audi E-Tron GT and the Lucid Air which has over 1,000 HP!

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Best New Cars for 2021-2022 | Latest Cars, SUVs & Trucks | Updates, Improvements, Pricing & More – Edmunds

The experts at Edmunds bring you the best new cars, SUVs and trucks for 2021 and 2022. The best new cars video is an annual tradition over at Edmunds HQ, and we are back again this year to show you the vehicles you should have in mind — and the ones you shouldn’t — for your next purchase. From Acura to Volvo, we cover all the new and important 2021 and 2022 vehicles you’ll be seeing at dealerships next year. If your favorite vehicle isn’t on this list, head over to Edmunds.com to find it.

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Ford Ranger vs. F-150 for 2021 – Head to Head – 3 Takes

2021 Ford F-150 vs. Ranger: The BEST truck for your BUCK – CNET Roadshow

 

We dig into power-to-weight ratios, price-per-horsepower and other geeky facts and figures to see which is the better buy.  Full or mid size truck that is the question often asked by buyers. In this video we’re going to breakdown the specs of the 2021 a Ford F150- and a Ford Ranger and find out which one gives you the best bang for your dollar.  The answers might actually surprise you.   More…

 

Ford Ranger Vs F150 | How Does The Ford Ranger Compare to The F150? – AmericanTrucksFord

Can Ford’s new Ranger compete with their best selling F150? We find out in Justin’s latest video.
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Ford F150 vs Ranger: Which is the Better Truck? #autonationdrive

With the new 2019 Ford Ranger you might be asking, “Why get this instead of an F-150?” AutoNation Drive Editor John Coyle breaks down the differences. Which would you get?

Gilroy Chamber of Commerce: Why Gilroy Wednesday – Johnny’s Custom Auto Body

We had the recent privilege of being interviewed by Gilroy Chamber of Commerce President, Mark Turner:


Good morning everybody…I’m Mark Turner…President of the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce and we’re doing our “Why Gilroy?” segment again today.

With us is Johnny Webster from Johnny’s Custom Auto Body…they’re located at 275 Wellburn Avenue, Suite F

Hey Johnny thanks for being with us this morning. Good morning Mark.

Johnny before we get started…can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Sure, my name is John Webster…I’ve lived in Gilroy pretty much all my life we we moved to Gilroy from Southern California at a very young age so pretty much i was raised in Gilroy all my life went to Gilroy schools…Gilroy High School…Gavilan College.

I started this business at a very young age…I was 19 years old when i started this business. So at a young age i decided that i wanted to be my own boss and do my own thing and pretty much 30 years later… here we are.

So I have evolved through the years from a one-man shop to uh we have uh we have nine employees now…plus me and Alyssa work here in the office… um and we have a bunch of great employees that work with us and do a great job for us…a great crew that’s been with us for many years.

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Key Car Specs to Understand…Before You Buy

When you watch car commercials on TV…you’re often presented with alot of car specss…many of which you think you should understand, but probably don’t.  Some car specs make total sense. Eight airbags means eight airbags. I’m gonna run down the top dozen or so specs make them real simple and most importantly, tell you the ones you can largely ignore starting with 0 to 60…

Zero (0) to 60 is the holy grail of performance benchmarks.

It is obviously how fast a car can go from a standing stop to 60 miles an hour. The quickest it can do that, either with a really good driver on a manual transmission, or relying on automatic transmission. The thing about zero to 60 is you never do that. How often in real life do you go from a standing stop to 60. Nonetheless, it’s a good benchmark because it encompasses a lot of acceleration phases of a car. You see cars don’t accelerate as quickly through all ranges of speed. They may be quicker 15 to 23, then slow down a little bit 24 to 46 and then speed up again 46 to 60. It’s kind of a wavy curve, 0 to 60 captures all that in totality and gives you kind of one big lump number… Horsepower, good grief.

They spent a lot of time screaming about this in car advertisements and specs don’t. Horsepower has this arcane definition from way back in the day. It’s the power you need to lift 550 pounds, one foot off the ground. In one second, there’s a time factor there because it expresses work, horsepower and even more peripheral number than 0 to 60 time. You care about things like acceleration field, fuel economy, towing capacity. Those things are all related to horsepower but they’re not expressed literally by the number.

There is another number I do want you to get more caught up in. Torque. This is how hard the car’s engine can twist something and twisting is the whole idea behind moving a car. The engine twist the guts of the transmission which twist the drive shaft which twist the wheels and off you go. Torque is measured in pound feet. A pound foot is when you have, let’s say, a one foot long lever. This wrench, for example, and I apply one pound of force at the end of it. The one foot mark that is one pound foot, okay? That might undo something that might not. For example, I’ve got a bolt sitting here inside this vise. Stick my socket on it. I’ve got my one foot wrench here. And maybe or maybe not, this one foot-wrench with a pound of force is gonna undo it. If it doesn’t, what am I gonna do? Gonna get a bigger hammer, or in this case, a bigger wrench. Here’s a two-foot wrench, more or less. As you know from experience, if I drop that guy in, and now apply the same one pound of force. I’m probably going to undo that bolt, right? Leverage makes a big difference, more torque. Imagine this wrench was actually 266 feet long, huge thing way out there. And I take a long walk I go to the end of it and I still apply my one pound of force.

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Dodge Charger for 2021 – News, Reviews and Muse

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye: Bring $80,000 to buy this 797-hp sedan – CNET Road Show


The Dodge Charger is back for 2021. It’s lived a mighty long life so far in its current iteration, but somehow, the folks at Dodge continue to find ways to spice things up appropriately. And for 2021, the Charger SRT Hellcat receives the Redeye treatment. We already knew that, but now we have a price to go along with the bonkers amount of power onboard.

The brand said Monday a 2021 Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye will set you back $80,090 after a $1,495 destination charge. In comparison, a standard Charger SRT Hellcat costs $8,600 less at $71,490. But the Redeye isn’t just a more sinister badge for the sedan: It brings 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque to the party, thanks to its supercharged 6.2-liter V8. If you do need to save the $8,600, the standard Charger Hellcat makes an extra 10 ponies now for a total of 717 hp. It’s hardly a consolation prize.

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2021 Dodge Charger – TheCarConnection

by Aaron Cole
2021 Dodge Charger

We’re not sure how the Dodge Charger gets stronger as it gets older. Maybe ask The Rock? For 2021, the Charger gets an asphalt melting 797-horsepower variant that’s as irresponsible as it is powerful. That’s not a judgement on our part, just unbridled peak-power on Dodge’s. The Charger gets a 6.2 TCC Rating thanks to that…

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye – The Most Powerful and Fastest Sedan in the World

 

Dodge continues to push the limits of the world’s only 4-door muscle car, introducing the new 797-horsepower 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye — the most powerful sedan and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world. To put that nearly 800 horsepower to the pavement, the new Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye boasts a Widebody exterior with integrated fender flares that add 3.5 inches of body width. The new 20-inch-by11-inch Lightweight Carbon Black wheels ride on Pirelli 305/35ZR20 tires, which give the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye more tire tread where the rubber meets the road. A newly designed, functional performance hood on both Charger SRT Hellcat models gives this four-door sedan an even more sinister look.

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New Ford Bronco vs. Land Rover Defender – Toe to Toe

The newly re-released Ford Bronco has many aficionados clamoring over it… and it looks to be  worth all the attention. But another offroader re-release…the Land Rover Defender has captured high acclaim too.  So we figured…let’s put them toe to toe and see how they size up considering overall size, geometry, power train utility and price.  We’ll use the four door version of each for this comparison.


So it’s the Defender 110 against the Bronco four door. The Bronco can vary in size depending on trim. So we’ve picked the bad lens motor with sales watch offer a package. The two SUVs are actually pretty close in size with the Bronco having a wheel base of 116.1 inches, the Defender a bit longer at 119 inches. Overall length, not including that spare tire in the Bronco is a 190.5 inches. The same spec on the Defender is 187.3. Overall width of the Bronco with mirrors folded is 76.3 inches, while the Defender is a bit poor here at 79.1 inches, mirrors folded. Finally the top of the Bronco is 76.3 inches off the ground, while the Defender is a little bit taller at 77.4 inches.

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Loyal Customers During COVID19 – Thank You Gilroy CA ! – Johnny’s Custom Auto Body (408) 848-2826

Many Thanks and Much Gratitude for our Loyal Customers during COVID-19!

 

Thank You Gilroy, CA!

As Gilroy’s last truly independent auto body & collision repair shop…we advocate for YOU in dealing with insurance companies & claims…whether we repair a minor collision from your daily work commute, or a total auto restoration of your treasured exotic sports car.

Please know that you, as a California driver, have a RIGHT TO CHOOSE whichever auto body repair facility you desire when making a claim through your insurance company, unless it specifies otherwise.

The Team – Johnny’s Custom Auto Body

Sunglasses for Driving…Really?

Especially if you are accustomed to wearing normal vision/reading glasses… you may have wondered if wearing driving sunglasses is really worth the effort. One of the biggest benefits is being  prepared for a variety of weather and climate conditions that exist…especially in seasonal geographic locations…and weather that may be unexpected.

Because driving is primarily a visual experience, your eyes must be able to see clearly at all times. Driving sunglasses make it easier to see what’s around you as you drive, and to stay safe on the road. The right kind of frames, combined with the right kind of lenses, work together to make the best driving sunglasses.

Frame Selection
When picking out the frames for your driving sunglasses, it is important that they are designed to keep out stray light, which can be very distracting. The frames you select should be comfortable to wear, fit close to your face, and be large enough to give you good peripheral vision.

Frame materials
Frames for driving sunglasses can be made of many different durable materials, including:

  • Plastic
  • Polycarbonate
  • Nylon
  • Carbon
  • Acetate (a plant-based plastic)
  • Titanium
  • Beryllium
  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminum
  • Metal alloys

The most popular and functional frame styles for driving sunglasses include:

  1. Wayfarer: Since 1952…these traditional frames are usually black plastic with dark lenses that are wider at the top. The Wayfarer is a good choice for driving because of its large lenses and wide field of view outward.
  2. Aviator: These use thin metal frames with large teardrop-shaped lenses to provide good coverage and visibility. The Aviator has been popularized by military pilots, whom they were originally developed for, as well as movie stars and other celebrities.
  3. Wraparound: These use curved frames and lenses that “wrap around” from the front to the sides, giving you excellent peripheral vision. These provide very good outward visibility and light protection, making them a great choice for driving sunglasses.
  4. Oversized: Popularized by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, this women’s style is significantly larger than your average sunglasses. The frames and lenses can be round, oval or square in shape. They provide excellent protection from the sun and great outward vision. This makes oversized a worthy design for driving sunglasses, as long as the temples (the side pieces) do not block your side vision.

Selecting lenses
The lenses in your driving sunglasses have two primary functions: – To allow you to see clearly – To protect your eyes

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A message from Johnny’s Custom Auto Body on COVID-19

To: Our Valued Johnny’s Custom Auto Body Customers

From: Your Johnny’s Custom Auto Body Team

The health and well-being of our customers and team members is our #1 priority. We are closely monitoring the evolution of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and taking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).

Some of the measures we have taken to ensure the health and safety of our customers and team members include:

  • Reducing the number of people visiting our shop by providing customers with staggered scheduled appointment times and alternatives for dropping off their vehicles.
  • Whenever possible, we are limiting contact, including handshakes. We are also completing updates and providing communication to our customers by phone and email. (see Drop & Go)
  • Like everyone, we have taken additional precautions and enhanced our cleaning process in our shop and among our Team Members.

We are taking this situation seriously and are committed to providing a safe environment for everyone who visits and works in our locations.

Sincerely,

Johnny Webster

Johnny’s Custom Auto Body

Acura NSX for 2020 – News, Reviews & Muse

Going the distance: From road trip to race track, the Acura NSX is built for it all – CNET Roadshow

A 1,000-mile journey in an Acura NSX from its birthplace in Ohio to Daytona International Speedway — just in time for the Rolex 24.

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It all starts in Ohio. There’s a space inside Honda’s Anna Engine Plant that’s so clean and organized, so impeccably lit and equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, you’d think it was an operating room. And in a way, it kind of is.

This is where the Acura NSX gets its heart. Every single 3.5-liter, twin-turbo V6 that’s destined to be mounted amidships in an NSX — no matter if it’s a road car or race car — is hand-assembled in this room. Magazines with NSX cover stories are framed and neatly arranged along the walls. Backlit shelves house spotless engine blocks. Every drawer is labeled. There isn’t a loose nut or washer anywhere.

orange 2020 Acura NSX on high speed curve

Talk to the folks who work here and they’ll make it clear that they aren’t just building engines, they’re building NSX engines. It’s a level of pride not unlike what you’ll find in the factories of Affalterbach or Maranello or Sant’Agata Bolognese, prestigious places where world-renowned sports cars are born. “Anna, Ohio” might not have the same ring, but the dedication and attention to detail is every bit as impressive.

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What is the MAJOR change for the 2020 Acura NSX? – Raiti’s Rides

The 2020 NSX is still a show stopper, and still running that hybrid power setup. The 3.5L twin-turbo V6 & electric motors pump out 573 HP & routed through a 9-speed automatic transmission. It’s exterior has been tweaked along with a few other changes. In the review I also get to compare it to a first gen Acura NSX race car. Let me take you around and show you the MAJOR change for the 2020 Acura NSX!

 

2020 Acura NSX – The Car Connection

THE CAR CONNECTION EXPERT REVIEW
Anthony Sophinos – February 28, 2020

LIKES

  • Gorgeous looks
  • Technological powerhouse
  • Excellent performer
  • Daily-driver supercar
DISLIKES

  • Not quite as emotional as the Italian competition
  • Where’s the hybrid gas mileage
  • Supercar cachet isn’t there
  • Price inflates quickly

BUYING TIP

Unless you’re head over heels for the stuff, skip the carbon-fiber package—in fact, we’d say skip most of the options, except perhaps the multi-way seats. The NSX comes equipped with everything you need for luxury track sessions.

FEATURES & SPECS

Coupe
MPG: 21 city / 22 hwy
MSRP: $157,500

 

Acura NSX – A Supercar you can drive every day – Motormouth


The new Acura NSX is a modern take on the icon that revolutionized the supercar market. The original was comfortable, easy to drive, well made and has turned out to be highly collectable. Acura has brought back the NSX but this time packed it with all kinds of technology to not only make it a fast and powerful supercar but also a car that is easy to drive every day. Powering the all-new Acura NSX is a mid-engine 3.5L V6 matched to an electric motor for 500hp of output. The front wheels also get two independent electric motors that drive each front wheel. These two motors put out 73hp, for a total output of 573hp. The front motors provide power to each wheel but can also create drag on the inside wheel when cornering to help pivot the car through the corner. This is a very quick car and the 9-speed dual clutch automatic matched to the 3.5L twin turbo V6 is very quick. The driver can drive in quiet mode for relaxed city driving but when sport and sport plus setting are activated, this Acura NSX is a real performer. The Acura NSX can be equipped with a carbon appearance package on the outside that includes carbon fibre front spoiler, side skirts and rear defuser. In addition the Acura NSX can be equipped with a carbon roof, rear spoiler and ceramic brakes.

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