Automotive Expert and Car-Talk Host Bobby Likis Packs Up the Car Clinic Show Trailer and Hits the Road to CARS

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Lights, camera, action! Automotive Expert and Car-Talk Host Bobby Likis is packing up the Car Clinic state-of-the-art show trailer with full crew and is hitting the road to the CARS (Congress of Automotive Service & Repair) event during ASRW (Automotive Service and Repair Week) in New Orleans next week. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Ricardo Engineering will trade wheels for wings, flying from Washington, DC and Detroit, respectively, into the Big Easy to partner with Likis to educate, enlighten & engage automotive technician attendees, automotive industry participants and OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), aka carmakers.

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Booth C1153 will be an automotive service industry free-for-all: free info-tainment, free facts to propel automotive technicians into the future and free passion for the industry.

Lights, camera, action! Automotive Expert and Car-Talk Host Bobby Likis is packing up the Car Clinic state-of-the-art show trailer with full crew and is hitting the road to the CARS (Congress of Automotive Service & Repair) event during ASRW (Automotive Service and Repair Week) in New Orleans next week. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Ricardo Engineering will trade wheels for wings, flying from Washington, DC and Detroit, respectively, into the Big Easy to partner with Likis to educate, enlighten & engage automotive technician attendees, automotive industry participants and OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), aka carmakers.

In Car Clinic booth C1153, Likis will spotlight industry movers and shakers in a series of interviews live from the CARS floor – which will also be videocast live on http://www.WatchBobbyLive.com - on Thursday, October 11, and Friday, October 12, at 10 a.m.-11a.m. and 1:30 p.m-2:30 p.m. On Saturday, October 13, the Saturday episode of nationally syndicated “Bobby Likis Car Clinic” will also be videocast live at WatchBobbyLive.com from 10 a.m.-12n ET. Likis, a 41-year successful technician, rear-engine dragster builder, and automotive shop owner, predicts, “Booth C1153 will be an automotive service industry free-for-all: free info-tainment, free facts to propel automotive technicians into the future and free passion for the industry.”

In RFA booth C1047, the Ricardo Extreme Boost Direct Injection (EBDI) engine – optimized for the high-octane properties of ethanol - will take center stage. Ricardo’s Dr. Matti Vint (Chief Engineer, Powertrain Controls), Dr. John Kasab (Chief Engineer, Innovations and Chemical Technology) and Chris Talwar (Senior Director, Business Development) will show-and-tell the science behind the design, engineering, and documented performance of the ethanol-optimized EBDI engine which will be in its GMC Sierra testbed in the RFA booth. Half-hour presentations are scheduled for Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Also in the RFA booth will be RFA’s Kristy Moore (Vice President, Technical Services), who is widely recognized as the industry contact for fuel ethanol, quality, regulatory & environmental issues; is an active participant in ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) International; and is an industry expert for the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) on the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Council Task Force. Among other topics, Moore will talk about introducing E15, E85 and blender pumps into the marketplace.

On Saturday, October 13, at 1:30 p.m. at the NASTF (National Automotive Service Task Force) session, Likis, Dr. Vint and Moore will present “Ethanol Myth Busters.” Fact or Myth: Ethanol ruins engine performance? Ethanol causes service/repair issues? Consumers don't want ethanol? Automakers will be using technologies like EBDI engines to help meet mandated CAFE 54.5 mpg standards ... and automotive technicians should be educated on these to improve OEM/tech communication? Some fact; some myth. Attendees will find out what's what - with substantiation - at the “Ethanol Myth Busters” presentation.

Bobby Likis Car Clinic, Renewable Fuels Association, and Ricardo Engineering recap:

Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m and 1:30 p.m.: Booth C1153, Bobby Likis Car Clinic, interviews globalcast live.

Thursday and Friday, 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.: Booth C1047, RFA and Ricardo Engineering, EBDI ethanol-optimized engine presentations.

Saturday, 9 a.m.: Booth C1153, Bobby Likis Car Clinic, nationally syndicated Saturday Car Clinic globalcast live.

Saturday, 1:30 p.m.: NASTF session, “Ethanol Myth Busters” presented by Bobby Likis (Car Clinic), Dr. Matti Vint (Ricardo) and Kristy Moore (RFA).

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About Bobby Likis: For more information about automotive expert Bobby Likis and the Car Clinic Network, visit CarClinicNetwork.com. For details about Bobby Likis’s automotive service shop, visit CarClinicService.com. Join Bobby on Facebook at Facebook.com/BobbyLikis; on Twitter at Twitter.com/BobbyLikis; and on YouTube at YouTube.com/BobbyLikis.

About Renewable Fuels Association: RENEWABLE FUELS ASSOCIATION (RFA) is the leading trade assoc for US ethanol industry. Its mission is to advance the dev, prod & use of ethanol fuel by strengthening America’s ethanol industry & raising awareness of renewable fuels’ benefits. RFA’s 200 members are working to help America become cleaner, safer, more energy independent & economically secure.

About Ricardo Engineering: Ricardo is a global, world-class, multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy. With a century of delivering value, Ricardo employs over 1900 professional engineers, consultants and staff.

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