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Video: BMW Fan Makes M3 His Roommate During Hurricane Matthew

Tue, Oct 11, 2016 | Posted by:

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Floridian Randy Jalil was in quandary when it came to his hurricane preparation efforts. So he parked his beloved E30 M3 in his house to escape the wrath of Hurricane Matthew. Fortunately, Randy’s house featured double doors that were just wide enough to get the job done. A little clutch feathering and, bingo, a new […]

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Parking Spot Car Feature – Lead Sled, A Stock-Class Drag Racing Icon Of The ’70s

Fri, Jul 15, 2016 | Posted by:

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This edition of Parking Spot Car Feature got started because the car in question happened to be parked where John Bunker, our interactive designer and photographer, usually parks. Little did we know the perfectly patina’d wagon was 2-1/4 tons of drag racing history.

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Parking Spot Car Feature – Michael Leach’s Factory Five Type 65 Daytona Coupe

Thu, Jun 30, 2016 | Posted by:

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Show stopper, head turner… the adjectives one can use to describe Michael Leach’s Factory Five Type 65 Daytona Coupe don’t just flow, they gush. When we saw the sleek machine at the June Caffeine & Gasoline we knew it deserved a deeper look.

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A Father’s Dream

Tue, Jun 3, 2014 | Posted by:

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Father’s Day. Every year it swings around I think of how fortunate I am to have such a great mentor. My father is still larger than life to me and I’m so thankful to have a best friend in life that I look up to. This year though I’ve stopped to ask myself… How well […]

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The Mysterious Case of Guy LeCarr Garage

Mon, Oct 28, 2013 | Posted by:

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Car culture is steeped in sometimes-spooky folklore. One particularly intriguing story comes to us from Davenport, Iowa. It was here, throughout the 1950’s and well into the 60’s, that Guy LeCarr ran a thriving repair shop. His expertise and flair in the automotive arts earned LeCarr the nickname, “The Davinci of Davenport.”

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Finding an Icon: Passion,Persistence, and the Long Road to Fulfilling a Dream

Mon, Sep 23, 2013 | Posted by:

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I was 16 years old, hanging on the fence at the Long Beach GP watching Niki Lauda race by at incomprehensible speeds (to a kid with a 1953 Jeep, anyway). The wail of his Ferrari 312T’s flat-twelve raised every hair. It was an unfamiliar rush. One that has never left, and is still the adrenaline […]

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Fatherly Courage

Thu, Jun 13, 2013 | Posted by:

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When I was in the sixth grade, my father decided to put his working career on hold and take our family on a year-long adventure that started in Europe and ended in Cape Town, South Africa. With a 1971 VW Campmobile and a meager amount of cash, we set out on a life-changing experience that […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Race Day

Fri, Dec 16, 2011 | Posted by:

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With a tip of the crash helmet to Clement Clarke Moore… ‘Twas the night before race day, when all through the garage, not an engine was turning, not even my Dodge. The spanners where hung by the compressor with care, in hopes that “St. Horsepower” soon would be there.

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The Ohio-Florida Adventure

Thu, Jan 13, 2011 | Posted by:

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In the summer of 1941 my parents celebrated their honeymoon by driving a 1937 Buick from Dayton, Ohio to see friends in St. Petersburg, Florida. It was, of course, before the advent of Eisenhower’s interstate highway system, so the entire trip was on state and county roads. “The Buick never let us down,” my mother […]

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Heroes of the Asphalt

Thu, Dec 16, 2010 | Posted by:

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Everyone needs a hero… someone to believe in, who represents something we want to achieve or emulate ourselves. Mike and Mark recently shared stories about their family inspirations for automotive passion, and I wanted to keep going with the idea. So let’s talk about some of the other car guys we call heroes.

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Thanks, Dad…

Tue, Nov 30, 2010 | Posted by:

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It’s strange to me that when I was very young my father was more into cars, and as the years went by, my passion grew and his faded. Perhaps it was priorities and the pressures of raising a family. My father tells me that when he was young and growing up on a farm in […]

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Thankful…

Wed, Nov 24, 2010 | Posted by:

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Most car people will tell you there was someone in the past who sparked their interest. Me? I’ve been surrounded by fanatics as long as I can remember. It was inevitable I’d end up working in the industry and installing a revolving door on my garage. Especially in this season, when family is in extra-sharp […]

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Guess What I Drove!

Tue, Sep 15, 2009 | Posted by:

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I am a fan boy. I’ll be big enough to admit it. I love all things Ferrari. And although I know a new one is most likely a long shot for me (or never going to happen), I still feel a pounding in my heart and a gripping twist in my gut every time I […]

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Report from the Road: Intermeccanica Tour 2009

Tue, Aug 4, 2009 | Posted by:

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Intermeccanica has been building specialty cars for the past 50 years. Founded by Frank Reisner in Turin Italy, their history is vast and interesting. Frank’s son Henry runs the company now, and every summer hosts a tour and BBQ to thank customers and friends for their business. This was the second tour I’ve attended, and […]

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My Great American Road Trip

Fri, Jul 31, 2009 | Posted by:

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We’ve all been on one. I’m sure if you think about the road trips you’ve taken, you can’t help but crack a smile at the adventures. What better thing to do in these challenging times than get back to enjoying simple pleasures, close to home, with family and friends? That’s what I was thinking when […]

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