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October 30, 2008

Sometimes, competition can be fun

Filed under: Burnout, Burnout Video — Tags: , — umpump @ 4:38 pm

This post probably wont make a lot of sense to most of you, but at the same time, it’s fun none the less. Sorry this post doesnt talk about cars or burn out videos, however it does showcase someone ‘special’ check him out.. Effin Loser’s a cool bike burn out..


October 2, 2008

Lincoln Tech Auto

Lincoln Tech Auto Program – Is It Worth It?

The other day I received the following email and I’d like to solicit some feedback from anyone who happens to stumble across this automotive blog:

Dear Ump,

I’m graduating high school this year and our school is already holding career days and college visits. I’ve always loved working on cars with my dad and even worked last summer at a local autobody shop restoring paint jobs and doing auto-body repair. A lot of the guys at the shop said they had gone to Lincoln Tech Auto (and one is actually still in classes) but I was wondering if that’s right for me? There’s a lot of pressure for me to go to a four year college so I want to be sure that Lincoln Technical Institute is really worth all the hype before I commit to it. Your thoughts?

Grand Prairie, TX

Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts on LTI!

September 15, 2008

MMI Helps MDK/Media Zone/Warthog Racing Reach Record Breaking Season!!

40 Motorcycle Mechanic Institute students participate to give MDK/Media Zone/Warthog Racing a Record Breaking Season!!

MDK/MediaZone/Warthog Racing Academy knew that there were more than 10 deserving privateers that needed massive support to compete in the 2008 Supercross series so a lofty goal was set to help TWENTY FIVE riders during the series.

The team not only met that goal but exceeded it, ending up with 26 riders total, comprising 21 men and 5 WMA women.

“And probably most helpful to the team was the support provided by the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Internship program. MMI provided over 40 skilled technicians that helped with everything, including pit setup and tear down as well as servicing more race bike than you can shake a stick at. Well done MMI!!”

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September 12, 2008

Advice for Automotive Education Students

A cousin of mine recently enrolled in Arizona Automotive Institute in Glendale, AZ for their Automotive Technology program and I couldn’t help but laugh. Mostly because my cousin reminds me of the guy in this video:

My best advice cuz: Don’t become the stereotypical auto-mechanic trained to dupe the customers. I’m sure there’s a way you can learn to fix cars without flying the “elite automotive technician” flag of power!

September 9, 2008

WICKED 3D Video For Metallica’s Song Fuel!

Filed under: Burnout, Burnout Video — umpump @ 8:06 pm

I gotta say, I’m so stoked for Metallica’s new album and their upcoming Metallica Concert Tour!! Here’s a vid to share my excitement!

August 21, 2008

Venture Vehicles Carver Hybrid Car

Filed under: 2009 Cars, hybrid — umpump @ 4:39 am

So i was browsing the web and came across this post about a cool car on Mechanic Schools Directory.

It’s called the Carver by Venture Vehicles. I guess it’s made in Belgium or somewhere..Anyway, it’s pretty rad check it out:

I guess it will be available in 2009 and has a top speed of 120mph!! hell yeah!! Starting price around $22k. I’m gonna have to pick one of these bad boys up!!

August 19, 2008

AAI – Arizona Automotive Institute Glendale, AZ

Arizona Automotive Institute in Glendale Arizona seems like a pretty good mechanic school. Has anyone gone? I’ve been pondering a mechanic school like Arizona Automotive Institute, but i’m not sure what’s a good one. I’m looking for flexible schedule (evenings or mornings), good instructors, good labs, modern technology, and the ability to train with specific manufacturers. Any ideas?

August 16, 2008

Honda Civic Burnout Video

Filed under: Burnout, Burnout Video, Honda, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Video — Tags: , , — umpump @ 12:32 am

Although i’m not a huge import car fan i totally dig this Honda Civic Video

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