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Poker Run Fun! “Get Out And Drive!”

Poker Run Fun! “Get Out And Drive!”

It is all huge fun.  If you have a collector car, it is great fun to go car show and cruise in to show off your pride an joy, as well as see the variety of vehicles that others choose to bring.  Yet sitting or walking around leads to wanting to drive!  Now a its growing very popular to go on rides and poker runs.  Poker Runs are all over from coast to coast and they have a huge following.  The biggest seem to be on water with power boats, and also…

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Added by Michael Thies on December 4, 2018 at 7:09pm — No Comments

"Wheelz' Spin"! British Car Fayre and Donut & Derelicts on a Saturday! by Mike Thies

JAGUAR!

2018 Atlanta British Car Fayre -Norcross, GA

Featuring over 400 distinctive British Automobiles & Motorcycles. 10 AM - 3 PM in Historic Downtown Norcross, GA. This year's featured marque is Jaguar. This is year 18 of this favorite September family…

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Added by Michael Thies on September 7, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Thoughts on "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert Pirsig

I have read this book several times and whenever I am a bit lost on what is important, it is one of the places where I find direction. The novel, published in 1974, uses a long motorcycle trip to frame a prolonged exploration of the world of ideas about life and how best to live it.



It references perspectives from Western and Eastern Civilizations as it explores the central question of the how to pursue technology so that human life is…

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Added by Michael Thies on June 22, 2018 at 12:30am — No Comments

Who Is Going To Want The Cars!

Who is going to want the cars! 

 

The 76 million baby boomers, 25 % of the…

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Added by Michael Thies on January 28, 2018 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

The 2017 20th Annual Motul Petit Le Mans

The 2017 20th Annual Motul Petit Le Mans automotive endurance race, held on October 4–7, 2017, at the Road Atlanta was the 12th and final race of the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and the fourth since the Championship was…

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Added by Michael Thies on November 1, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

New Gateway to Amazing Collector Cars by Marilyn Pearlman

New Gateway Showroom Opening In Georgia

With millions of people in metro Atlanta and its many exotic and classic car collectors, the city is a perfect place for the 13th Gateway Classic Cars showroom to open. In early November, Sal Akbani, CEO/President of the company, led a team from his corporate office to cut the ribbon for the 65,000 square foot space in Alpharetta, GA - 30 miles from downtown Atlanta. Other…

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Added by Michael Thies on December 15, 2016 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Road Atlanta's 2016 Petit Le Mans! Wow!

SOUTH EAST USA WHEELS EVENTS-Car and Motorcycle Show Calendar

2016! How did it get here so fast! But here we are in Braselton, GA! Starting in 1998, the Petit Le Mans is the premier event of the American Le Mans Series.  Sports car teams plan for years to compete in this 10 hour endurance race held at Road Atlanta in North Georgia. This year is clearly a record breaking spectator attendance, likely almost 115,000 people!…

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Added by Michael Thies on October 7, 2016 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

The Next Generation For www.SouthEastWheelsEvents.com

 SOUTH EAST USA WHEELS EVENTS-Car and Motorcycle Show Calendar

First, I wish to thank all the wonderful folks who have helped and contributed their time and efforts to our Events Calendar!

 

The concept of “Wheels Events” was chosen…

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Added by Michael Thies on September 28, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

C&O Invitational Show Vehicle Display Application

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Spetember 17 & 18, 2016

C&O Invitational Show Vehicle Display…

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Added by Michael Thies on September 11, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Say “No” to EPA’s Threat to Motorsports

Say “No” to EPA’s Threat to Motorsports : SEMA Opposes Regulation Prohibiting Conversion of Vehicles into Racecars

Please sign the White House Petition asking the EPA to withdraw its proposal.  We need 100,000 signatures in 30 days, so…
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Added by Michael Thies on February 11, 2016 at 9:34am — 2 Comments

"Exit Strategy" – by LaBaron Grove



Introduction: LaBaron Grove is a friend of mine with a very cool Mustang.  I took the photos with the intent to write a short article on his car.  He had given me a very entertaining tour and I asked him to send me some details on the symbolism so I could make sure I got it all correct. As it turned out his email was a much better story than I could pretend to write.  Here is it with only minor punctuation modification.  LaBaron is a patriot and head of the…

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Added by Michael Thies on December 10, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Chronological History of The Toys for Tots Programs -www.ToysForTots.org

Chronological History of The Toys for Tots Programs

 

1947 Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR founds Toys for Tots in Los Angeles, California.  5,000 toys collected during a campaign before Christmas 1947.  The first toy is a handmade doll.

1948 The United States Marine Corps adopts Toys for Tots, and expands it into a…

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Added by Michael Thies on December 9, 2015 at 8:48am — No Comments

Who owns the lost James Dean Porsche? By Gary Gastelu -Fox News

Who owns the lost James Dean Porsche? By Gary Gastelu Published November 13, 2015 FoxNews.com…

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Added by Michael Thies on November 13, 2015 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Forsyth Christmas Parade Cancelled :-(

Christmas Parade Canceled

Posted Monday, November 9, 2015 12:00 am Forsyth…
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Added by Michael Thies on November 10, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Babe Restored

Babe Restored

By Mike Thies

While I have always celebrated cars and motorcycles of all kinds, it is natural to have favorites.  I fell in love with Porsches on the Interstate years ago when I was passed by a 356 Speedster! This was a number of years before the tragic accident that took James Dean’s life in a…

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Added by Michael Thies on October 17, 2015 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

"The Battery Man"

Blog on “The Battery Man”  by Marilyn Pearlman

Steve Ashby, founder and co-owner of The Battery Man, loves to go to car shows, including a recent one in Biloxi, Mississippi. Twenty-five years ago, he and his partner, wife Brenda, bought the company when it was still called Jiffy Jump Atlanta and moved it from Lilburn to Marietta, Georgia. Steve and his family—including manager Steve Jr. --especially like serving the hot rod…

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Added by Michael Thies on October 15, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The 20 Best Cars That Still Offer a Manual Transmission For those who like to do the shifting themselves. by Ben Stewart

The manual transmission is on the endangered species list. Every year fewer and fewer cars are offered with a clutch and a shifter. Why? Americans just don't want to be bothered with the chore of working a clutch with their left foot and shifting with their right. And sports car manufacturers are the worst offenders when it comes to quitting on the stick shift.…

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Added by Michael Thies on September 14, 2015 at 9:29am — No Comments

Top 10 Tips on Making Money at an Auto Swap Meet by Jeff Zurschmeide

Please be reminded that Saturday September 5, 2015 is the next North East Georgia Automotive Swap Meet in Commerce, GA

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Added by Michael Thies on September 2, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

Google Doodle Honors The First Ever Electric Traffic Light!

Google comes up with some cool obscurities. This one is up my alley! :-) Check it out



http://time.com/3985080/when-was-the-first-traffic-light-installed/

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"THE FIRST traffic signal was invented by J P Knight, a railway signalling engineer. It was installed…

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Added by Michael Thies on August 5, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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