I received this letter via Dik Wesson of the ROMEOs. Another loss in our extended family of vehicle enthusiasts. Please pray for the family. Mike
I am so terribly sad to report that we lost our dear friend, father and husband, Jim Beard yesterday afternoon. He handled his six year battle with cancer with grace and fortitude and no complaint. He was busy making…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on February 19, 2015 at 6:24pm — No Comments
I have had a number of calls regarding our plans for "Big Red", our 959 Tribute Porsche. Our friend Rich Adams has it as a consigned vehicle in his collection in Flowery Branch, GA. We are very humbled to have it part of his very high end collection. He is such a great guy and dear friend. Check it our along with his collection. For those who have been considering it,please contact Rich directly. …
Added by Michael Thies on February 10, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Here is a great list that was sent to me via Dupont Registry! Corvette's have always held a special place in my heart and this is a great idea to highlight the stand out efforts of the folks behind this remarkable car!
"TOP 10 BEST CORVETTES OF ALL TIME
Added by Michael Thies on January 5, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Here is a particular aspect of our hobby and industry that is intriguing to just about everybody; from the kids to the elders, to the racers to Motorama! -The "BARN FINDS". I, personally, have consistently been surprised on how many continue to be located. How many could be possibly left? Here is a great website, if it prevails, that covers this subject wonderfully! Give it a go; and let us know what you think.
Added by Michael Thies on January 1, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
Early today, November 17, 2014, a true leader of the antiques car industry and hobby has died. Harold Coker started his tire business and his collection of forms and molds are the reason so many antique and collector cars even have tires on which to run! He began his career as a territory manager with the old B.F.Goodrich Tire Co. before starting his own business, Coker Tire Co., in 1958, leading the company to become the largest supplier of collector car tires and wheels in the world.…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on November 17, 2014 at 7:46pm — No Comments
Our friend Dave Williams (one of our favorite car photographers) passed away Saturday of a heart attack. I thought you all would be interested in the many photos he has posted on www.SouthEastWheelsEvents.com. I have been friends with Dave for at least a decade. I am very saddened with his passing.
"Obituary for Dave Williams
David Williams, 63, of Braselton, passed away…Continue
FROM MIKE GARLAND OF CARLISLE EVENTS
On the Move – Annual Fall and Winter AutoFest Events Moving
Carlisle Events to Relocate Shows to Lakeland Beginning in the Fall of 2015
CARLISLE, PA – Carlisle Events, based in Pennsylvania, has been promoting some of the largest…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on November 13, 2014 at 2:38pm — No Comments
Motor Trend picked the awesome Camaro Z/28 as Best Driver's Car! First Ever American Car To Win!
Porsche, Audit, Ferrari, Etc. but CAMARO? Wow! As a Porsche driver, I found this a true surprise, yet Motor Trend (my heroes) tested all the candidates and the Z/28 won out!
"Camaro Z/28 is Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car 2014-09-25
DETROIT –Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car. It’s the first American-brand…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on September 28, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments
Al Capone's Car.... I Am Told This Is a True Story!
I got this email recently from a friend:
"A BIT OF HISTORY I BETCHA DIDN’T KNOW……………
Hours after Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941, the Secret Service found themselves in a bind. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was to give his Day of Infamy speech to Congress on…
Added by Michael Thies on September 8, 2014 at 4:06pm — No Comments
BEIJING|01 SEP 14
When the 10 teams roll their cars out onto the purpose-built Beijing street track for the inaugural Formula E race, there is one outfit…
Added by Michael Thies on September 4, 2014 at 9:17am — No Comments
By Drew Hardin
Photo Courtesy Petersen Archives
At the 1973 Street Rod Nationals (or so the story goes), rod builders Andy Brizio and Lil’ John Buttera got into a, shall we say, friendly discussion about which end of the Golden State produced the best street rods. Southern Californian Buttera ribbed Brizio, who was from South San Francisco, about how the Bay Area…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on July 18, 2014 at 1:38am — No Comments
HENRY’S “T” & EDSEL’S “A” CLICK ON THE PICTURES!
A major number of polls and surveys have agreed the Ford Model T was clearly the world's most influential car of the 20th Century. Henry Ford has often been credited as the pioneer but actually the real pioneers were in Europe and the “automobile” had existed for decades. It was true, though, that their public adoption had been limited, and they were mostly scarce and expensive. What Henry really did is put…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on June 21, 2014 at 11:11pm — No Comments
“The Voice” & His Vehicles
Frank Sinatra was called “The Voice” from early in his career. He was heard on his first recording with the Harry James Band singing “All Or Nothing At All” which sold about 8,000 copies that year, later to sell millions as he became better known. As he became famous with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, we have few hints on his growing interest in classy cars. He and his wife Nancy…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on February 13, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments
*James Dean’s role in Rebel Without A Cause "Dream as if you'll live forever, and live as if you'll die today." – James DeanContinue
Added by Michael Thies on January 28, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
We are deeply saddened by the news that we lost two close friends this last Friday who were part of the NASA-SE family, Rob Farley was a top notch NASA instructor and a very qualified mechanic. He was always helping folks go faster on track and off and would be eager
to assist anyone in need.
Davis Gregor was only 19 and had just…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on January 27, 2014 at 11:21am — No Comments
Here is a great idea for gear heads, for all pros and especially us amateurs! It is pretty simple but we have all been there! I lose them all the time. I am talking about the focus straws that come on aerosol lubricants and paint cans. The red straws that come with the products are taped to the side and often fall off and get lost; especially the ones I keep in my tool box.…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on January 26, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
1969 Chevrolet Camaro -z16- Twin 427's
A Show Quality Car Built by American V8 Classics in Alpharetta, GA
American V8 Classics and Customs in Alpharetta, GA presents a one of a kind…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on November 6, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments
A Slice of History; Senoia’s 9th Annual Cruisin’ To The Oldies Car Show
I am a lucky man. I have had the opportunity to work and judge car shows all over the country. That is a joy. As my good luck has continued, on September 28, I was at one of the finest car shows in the South East! The weather was perfect, the city quaint and charming, the people friendly and the cars were outstanding at…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on September 30, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Lister Reincarnates Company & Cars,
Building FIA-Legal Lister "Knobblys"
Cambridge, UK -- Lister, one of the seminal great marques in British sports car history, announced Wednesday that it is resuming production of period-correct versions of its world-beating 1958 "Knobbly" sports car, powered by Jaguar and Chevrolet Corvette engines.
After a gap of nearly…Continue
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