Here we have Richie (background,
2nd from right) explaining the meaning of all those little lights
on the dashboard. Or else they're arguing over who gets the first
test drive in Pat's S2000!
That's a "muffler." It's
designed to provide a precise degree of "muffling."
In this photo our intrepid technician
is giving the ladies a real inside view of the engine. Prepared
specifically for this demonstration, this engine has been broken
down allowing a look at each of the major components: valves,
camshaft, pistons, crankshaft, etc.
Everyone should know how to put on the spare in case of a flat.
Here Liz is detailing the process to a group of fast-learning
drivers (or fast-driving learners, as the case may be).
Why is everyone wearing latex gloves. What kind of class is this!
Actually, this lesson is called "What's under your hood."
In it, John (at left, obscured face) shows where each of the different
fluids go, and what they're for, as well as pointing out other
parts like the air filter, belts, frammis coagulator, and that
brown thingamajiggy with all the little hoses and wires connected
"relaxed and respectful
"I really liked physically
getting to see everything under the hood of the car, how the engine
fits together. I loved the hands on of getting to change a tire."
"I felt like I learned
something, and if anything goes wrong with my car, I will understand
what they are talking about."