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Flat Sex: Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer (Rob Dickinson)

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"…

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Added by Michael Thies on July 20, 2015 at 6:21pm — No Comments

The People Drifting This 1905 Land Speed Record Car Are Heroes

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! 

http://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsports/videos/a26114/goodwood-1905-car-drift/

Added by Michael Thies on July 20, 2015 at 2:29pm — No Comments

NOPI's Mark Meyers Passed Away This Week. :-(

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 …

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Added by Michael Thies on July 18, 2015 at 11:33am — No Comments

Video match between a Ferrari 458 Speciale and a Porsche 911 GT3! -from CarBuzz!

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!…

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Added by Michael Thies on July 18, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

AC Is The Answer For Hot Summer Days In The South East!

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!

My…

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Added by Michael Thies on July 18, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Duluth woman, stolen car reunited after 43 years - By Adam Carlson, Thank you to Jack Graves and the Today Show staff!

 

Duluth woman, stolen car reunited after 43 years

  She was presented with vehicle on her birthday, filmed for ‘Today Show.’

  By Adam Carlson  adam.carlson@ajc.com

     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…

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Added by Michael Thies on July 2, 2015 at 11:27am — 1 Comment

"Five great race cars that never won the Indy 500" from Mac's Motor City Garage!

"SEWE NOTE: Now this is one for the underdogs!" :-)

Five great race cars that never won the Indy 500

It seems…

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Added by Michael Thies on June 23, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

"Another Look at Geronimo’s Cadillac" from Motor City Garage

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…

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Added by Michael Thies on June 23, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

SEMA Action Network (SAN) <san@sema.org> -Congressional Legislation Would Allow Hobbyists to Purchase Turn-Key Replica Cars

Congressional Legislation Would Allow Hobbyists to Purchase Turn-Key Replica Cars

Enthusiasts Could Still Construct Home-Built Kit Cars Under Bill

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…

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Added by Michael Thies on June 18, 2015 at 4:23pm — 1 Comment

Loss of a good friend! - Team RFC News - Gerald Aldridge June 8, 2015

           

*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…

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Added by Michael Thies on June 9, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Spring Green Car & Motorcycle Show 2015

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…

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Added by Michael Thies on March 16, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

How Not To Be A Jerk: The 10 Commandments of Car Show Etiquette



March 3, 2015 by  



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 …

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Added by Michael Thies on March 4, 2015 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Jim Beard's Passing

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

"Dear All,

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…

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Added by Michael Thies on February 19, 2015 at 6:24pm — No Comments

"Big Red" is For Sale!!

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. …

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Added by Michael Thies on February 10, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

AutoInfluence - Top Corvettes!

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

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Since the…
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Added by Michael Thies on January 5, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Barn Find Autos: Surprising Treasures

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. 

"Rescuing Automotive…

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Added by Michael Thies on January 1, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Harold Coker has died today- A True Friend Of Car Collectors and Businesses Around the World

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.…

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Added by Michael Thies on November 17, 2014 at 7:46pm — No Comments

One Of Our Favorite Photographers Has Died - Dave Williams

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…

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Added by Michael Thies on November 17, 2014 at 7:22pm — 4 Comments

ANNOUNCEMENT! - Carlisle Events to Relocate Shows to Lakeland Beginning in the Fall of 2015 from Mike Garland

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…

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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 American Car To Win!

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…

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Added by Michael Thies on September 28, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

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