"And What A Day It Was” from Ken Whitaker and Mike Thies
On Wednesday February 20th, 2013, the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) held a demonstration in Atlanta at the Georgia State Capital second floor Atrium. The 2012 HROT National First Place winning team from Peach County High School, seen here with their instructor, John Rickerson, performed demonstrations for State Senators, House of Representatives and various tour groups which happened to be…Continue
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“HOT RODDERS OF TOMORROW” SEASON OPENS IN ILLINOIS!
We all had a great preview in Charlotte early in February at the highly successful “NASCAR Preview 2013”. It offered fans a good look at into NASCAR’s new season and had invited the Hot Rodders Of Tomorrow to demonstrate the kids’ competitive skills. Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) is a nationwide High School automotive engine building competition. The demonstration at NASCAR literally stole the show! The…Continue
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4th Annual "Collector Car Appreciation Day" to be Celebrated on July 12, 2013
Annual Event Acknowledges Importance of Collection and Restoration of Classic Cars
Washington, D.C. (October 31, 2012) - The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils announced that the next "Collector Car Appreciation…Continue
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No one really knew him as Ed; he was “Big Daddy” and Ratfink’s alter ego. Big Daddy was an accurate nick name though, as he was 6’ 6” and more than 250 pounds (sometime a lot more)! There are many ways to try to label Big Daddy; a rebel, a fighter, an artist, a fabricator, a musician, a lover, a philosopher, a poet, a California boy;…Continue
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"Rem” joined AAR in the fall of 1968 after an already stellar career in the motor racing world. He was universally admired and recognized as the greatest fabricator of…Continue
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“Outsiders” are often surprised to learn that Savannah, Georgia’s largest annual celebration is the St. Patricks’ Day Parade! It attracts almost half a million Irish (and honorary Irish) visitors along with local residents each year. Savannah's St. Patrick's Day traditions are steeped in the area's…Continue
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HOT RODDERS OF TOMORROW FEATURED AT NASCAR PREVIEW 2013!
Wow! NASCAR is adding a February (8 thru 10) weekend to their schedule this year called “NASCAR Preview 2013”. It offers fans a unique experience into NASCAR that they might not be able to get at the track each week. Fans will meet their favorite drivers, get autographs, take photos of team cars and see the Hot Rodders Of Tomorrow in the 2013 “NASCAR Preview Showdown”!…
Added by Michael Thies on February 4, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments
For those who love numbers, engineers, speed freaks and those who think they
have gone too fast at one time or another. This puts Corvette performance in
perspective. This article mentions Lingenfelter twin turbo powered Z06.…
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Survived by a 1952 Hudson Hornet Convertible
By AACA Member Martin Yespy
Our cousin, Eugene Smith, a member of AACA for decades, died recently after being disabled by a stroke 11 years ago. Gene, who had an encyclopedic knowledge of all cars from the 40s and 50s, was also an avid supporter of the museum and had planned to become a volunteer after his retirement.
Hot Rodders of Tomorrow - 'Out Front' at SEMA
For those new to it, Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge is a national High School Engine Building Competition. A Team of five students disassemble and reassemble a small block under the clock for trophies and scholarships. It is truly an exciting race with young people being introduced to the automotive hobby and industry.
Added by Michael Thies on October 28, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
We live in interesting times. Thanks to the growth of car shows and even car related networks on cable television, car enthusiasts get to see restorations and hot rod creations that were not easily witnessed even a few years ago. Thanks to the magic of television, a number of designers and builder personalities have taken on true “star status”. There is a long line at a number of World of Wheels events, with folks…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on October 25, 2012 at 2:08am — No Comments
“Hot Rodders of Tomorrow” has its schedule set for 2012 SEMA!
The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge is an exciting program for high school students that sets teams of students from around the country against each other to see…Continue
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A LOCAL'S GUIDE TO ROAD ATLANTAContinue
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Road to the All American 400 This Weekend – October 4th – 6th, 2012
Nashville, TN (October 1, 2012) – The Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville is proud to host the 28th Annual All American 400 this weekend. We expect a record-breaking crowd, with 16 plus states being represented in the main event, including Canada. We will be hosting several charity events on Saturday, including supporting The Tennessee Breast…Continue
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RARE AND COLLECTIBLE FERRARI CARS TO BE DISPLAYED AT 2012 INTERMOUNTAIN CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE by Cindy Meitle - CarPRUSA.com
“Owners and Collectors from Utah and Beyond Gather to Display Italian Exotics While Supporting Charity”
Ferrari California Spyder, valued at well over…Continue
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Georgia Beginnings of NASCAR
by Mike Thies www.SouthEastWheelsEvents.com
Free Calendar for Car and Motorcycle Events
Get a glimpse of what it was like being a “Moon Runner” driver in the heyday of moonshine and prohibition by visiting a true Georgia treasure; the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame! It is located in Dawsonville, GA, a town that makes a serious bid for the right to be considered the primary birthplace of NASCAR…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on August 15, 2012 at 3:05pm — No Comments
The internationally known car rally, the California Mille, runs vintage sports cars over 1,000 miles of hilly Northern California roads. We recently lost the founder, Martin Swig, who died early July at age 78. What is special about the California Mille is that we get to see rare collector cars doing what they were meant to do: devouring hot asphalt. Most vehicles this rare are shown only at Concours events and museums!…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on July 20, 2012 at 2:59pm — No Comments
The Future of The Street Rod!
What is truly more American than a street rod! Classic street hot rods and muscle cars are a 100% American phenomenon. We have watched as the world has adopted and copied our hobby in so many ways. It is truly flattering to be emulated and exciting to see growing interest. Yet, do we need to be concerned about the future?
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