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This Twin Buick was built in Kent Fuller's Shop in 1959 in Sherman Oaks, CA -Courtesy of Standard 1320 Drag Racing

The Twin Buick was built in Kent Fuller's Shop in 1959
on Woodman Avenue in Sherman Oaks, CA

Construction begins in the Summer of 1959 in Kent Fuller's Chassis Shop…
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Added by Michael Thies on May 21, 2013 at 8:16am — No Comments

Celebrate 30 Years of the Hollywood Hit "Christine" at Carlisle by Mike Garland

            

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              May 2013                                                                                              Michael Garland (717) 243-7855 ext.…

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Added by Michael Thies on May 16, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Lurch, the Undertaker

Check out http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2549134848/tt1781840?ref_=tt_ov_i for grins. Who is the undertaker on the left? ;-)

Added by Michael Thies on May 8, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Carroll Shelby: the Myth or the Man by Mike Thies

There is truly a library of books and articles about Carroll Shelby. He is easily one of the most outstanding icons of the American automotive history.  His recent death has left us to consider his legacy, his impact and his memory. He was a man for the times with a vision for what the sports car in America could be.  The stories are near mythical anymore.  There is the one where the “Cobra” name came to him in a dream and the one that is told about how he named the GT350 by asking an…

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Added by Michael Thies on May 4, 2013 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Famous Fake Cars in Movies & TV by Rob Sass

Famous fake cars in movies and TV

by Rob Sass



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Added by Michael Thies on April 24, 2013 at 4:57pm — No Comments

3 Easy Tips To Get Your Car Ready For The Car Show

3 Easy Tips To Get Your Car Ready For The Car Show

For car fanatics, the summer months mean long cruises, countless hours in the garage, and frequent car shows. Whether you’re entering a car in the show or just checking out the local flavors, there’s a certain atmosphere at these events that unites people of all ages around these beautiful machines. You might find a hidden gem, like a 1963 Porsche…

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Added by Michael Thies on April 12, 2013 at 3:12am — No Comments

Are Young Enthusiasts Vanishing? (And What Can We Do About It?) by Mike Imlay

By Mike Imlay

Are Young Enthusiasts Vanishing?

(And What Can We Do About It?)…

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Added by Michael Thies on April 10, 2013 at 7:56pm — 1 Comment

Ford's Auto Stop-Start offers hope to foot-heavy drivers - By Jon LeSage

Would you be willing to slow down your highway driving if it meant saving money on fuel spending and reducing your emissions? I don't.



Ford commissioned a survey through Penn Schoen Berlandalso and found…
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Added by Michael Thies on April 5, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

NO LOVE 4 ATLANTA CAR SHOW / EXPO -Norcross, GA

No Love 4 Atl's 3rd car meet will be held as a car show/expo for the masses. All ages and people alike are welcome! They have a 100,000 sq ft facility reserved for the show, it will be and indoor car expo!!!! Register now!



Click on the link below to purchase spectator tickets:…

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Added by Michael Thies on March 30, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

United SportsCar Racing To Debut In 2014 -by Road Atlanta

United SportsCar Racing To Debut In 2014

  • Organization Brings Together GRAND-AM, ALMS
  • IMSA Retained As Sanctioning Body
  • 2014 Class Names Announced

With uniqueness and modernity at the forefront, the new United SportsCar Racing platform was revealed (#TheReveal) today at Sebring International Raceway,…

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Added by Michael Thies on March 30, 2013 at 3:40am — No Comments

Dream Cars Welcomes Racing Legends Don Garlits & Geoff Bodine by Tara Bush



  • Meet & Greet the legends during the Friday night Green Light Kickoff Party
  • Autograph signing with Don Garlits Saturday and Sunday inside the Dream Builders Marketplace…
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Added by Michael Thies on March 28, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Gearz film crew descend upon Winder, Georgia by Moore Good Ink

Gearz film crew descend upon Winder, Georgia

Written by Moore Good Ink

Stacey David, filming Gearz, Jon Kaase Stacey David, connoisseur of American V8 power and host of Speed Channel’s Gearz program, visited Jon Kaase Racing Enginesrecently. The film team had arrived in Winder, Georgia to record the assembly and dyno testing of Kaase’s new P-38 cross ram,…

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Added by Michael Thies on March 28, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

"What Happened To Auto Shop" by Peter Brock

Added by Michael Thies on March 20, 2013 at 8:06am — No Comments

Hot Rodders Returns to Atlanta, GA for 2nd Year (March 21-22 2013).

Hot Rodders Returns to Atlanta, GA for 2nd Year (March 21-22 2013).
 

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow will be returning to Atlanta, GA for the second year in a row as the…

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Added by Michael Thies on March 20, 2013 at 7:45am — No Comments

Double Header Weekend! Hot Rodders will also be in Tennessee this Sunday (March 24th 2013).

Double Header Weekend! Hot Rodders will also be in Tennessee this Sunday (March 24th 2013).

 
Hot Rodders of Tomorrow returns for the 4th year in Tennessee at P&E…
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Added by Michael Thies on March 20, 2013 at 7:41am — No Comments

Do you know or employ a student preparing for a career in the automotive industry? SEMA Scholarships

Dear Friends,
Do you know or employ a student preparing for a career in the automotive industry?



Paying for a high-quality education is a challenge for many, particularly in today’s tough economy.



A student may be eligible to receive a financial award of up to $5,000. Since 1984, the SEMA Memorial Scholarship has…
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Added by Michael Thies on March 19, 2013 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Dunwoody Driving Club Schedules First “Friday Nite Lights” Car Show Event for 2013

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: Chuck Wing

March 6, 2013

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Added by Michael Thies on March 19, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Route 66 Edition of the Corvette

I haven't learned much about this car, yet, but I am looking froward to learning a lot more! WOW!!!

Added by Michael Thies on March 14, 2013 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Bill Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives to Stop Sale of E15 Gas Pending Scientific Analysis - SEMA Action Network

Representatives to Stop Sale of E15 Gas Pending Scientific Analysis

SEMA-supported legislation (HR 875) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives directing the National Academies to conduct a scientific assessment on how gasoline blended with 15 to 20 percent ethanol (E15 and E20) may impact gasoline-powered engines, vehicles and related equipment.  The analysis would consider a variety of issues including tailpipe and evaporative…

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Added by Michael Thies on February 28, 2013 at 11:15am — No Comments

Here is a friend I have had for many years.

Here is a friend I have had for many years; I have known him well since he was a boy.  His name is Zach and in addition to being a super good guy, he has grown up and has been privately managing clients investment accounts for around 15-years. He has successfully paid out 2% per month with his latest offering for almost two years.

When I asked him if he's been at all effected by the recession, he said that his methodology makes money on the way up as well as on the way down and that…

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Added by Michael Thies on February 27, 2013 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

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