C&O was started about nine years about at a Panera Bread in Marietta, Ga and has outgrown a number of locations, steadily growing over the years to a new record set at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody, GA last Sunday at an estimated 2500 vehicles! It is now owned by the third owner, Bruce Piefke, who clearly has a handle on how to make it better and better. Over the years, the numbers have intimated some of the owners of the older more classic cars, yet there still is a highly respectable…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on July 30, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments
COFFEE BRAKE & “The Journey of Hope”
For several years, www.SouthEastWheeslsEvents.com and a mix of TWs, Georgia Street Rodders and Master Car Club members have been having a regular breakfast cruise-in called the “Coffee Brake” at the Main Street Diner in Snellville, GA. I give credit for its start to Jerry Jones, who like a couple others, is a member of all three groups. It has been remarkably consistent; sometimes larger (40+…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on July 28, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
This article in Road and Track celebrates a man I really enjoyed meeting in Las Vegas at the SEMA convention last year. He was easy going, open and down right chatty, not like many to of the self involved elitists that seem to set up at conventions. So many company leaders seem to put paid staff out front and keep out of the way of press and the general enthusiasts and buyers. But not Rob Dickinson! He seems to enjoy getting to know people and when they gush over his "art work"…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on July 20, 2015 at 6:21pm — No Comments
Can you imagine driving a 200 Horsepower antique car at around 100 miles and hour? !!! Check out this great video from an article from Road and Track magazine!
Added by Michael Thies on July 20, 2015 at 2:29pm — No Comments
I visited with my old friend's family last night. I have lost a good friend with Mark's passing. So has the Hobby. Here is a great eulogy written by our mutual friend Rickey Dailey.
"If you once was that kid or that young adult that got excited to pack your bags for one of the best touring car shows in the USA... You attended the Nopi Nationals Motorsports #CarShow and that event was Co-Founded by …Continue
Added by Michael Thies on July 18, 2015 at 11:33am — No Comments
This is an AWESOME video match between a Ferrari 458 Speciale and a Porsche 911 GT3, with Tiff Needell and Harris, respectively, behind the wheels! Thank you to http://www.carbuzz.com/ for such a wonderful production!…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on July 18, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
Hot Summer Days In The South East!
I love my cars when the tops come off, but even then I run the AC when the temps go to close to 100 or more! I have memories of cooking in my old Model A's in August. Here is a video on how important AC can be for you an your car in the Summer; but what is does not tell you is that this company "Air Cool", are experts at installing AC in your collector car or hot rod, inexpensively! And they do it without damaging your classic look!
Added by Michael Thies on July 18, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
Duluth woman, stolen car reunited after 43 years
She was presented with vehicle on her birthday, filmed for ‘Today Show.’
By Adam Carlson firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Dietrich cannot describe in words the moment last week when, for the first time in 43 years, she laid eyes on her beloved bright blue Corvette Stingray — stolen from her in 1972, when she was…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on June 23, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Another Look at Geronimo’s Cadillac
Here’s a very famous photo from the American West—and one more case where fact and folklore have become intertwined. Let’s explore the true story of Geronimo’s Cadillac.
In the familiar photo above, reportedly taken on…
A SAN-supported bill (H.R. 2675)has been introduced in the U.S. Congress that would allow companies that manufacture a limited number of cars each year to produce turn-key replicas for customers nationwide. The bill will not change an enthusiast’s ability to build a kit car from parts in…Continue
*This is a reprint of a Team RFC News report from June 8, 2015. According to Gwinnett Police Gerald died in a fatal motorcycle accident which occured just before 11 a.m. near 2283 Buford Dam Road in Buford, GA. We have lost a good friend. MET…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on June 9, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
Spring Green Car & Motorcycle Show 2015 -March 28, 2015 in Lawrenceville, GA 10a to 4pm Gwinnett Count Fairgrounds http://southeastwheelsevents.com/events/new-lawrenceville-car-bike-show-lawrenceville-ga
www.SouthEastWheelsEvents.com has worked providing a car & motorcycle show for the…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on March 16, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments
You know what’s fun? Pointing out the flaws in other people. Sure, we aren’t “supposed” to do it, but we all do. Just take a look at how popular our …
Added by Michael Thies on March 4, 2015 at 3:41pm — No Comments
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