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There is so much to see while you cover all the exhibits here in Indianapolis.  So many familiar products and brands.  This show I decided to explore everywhere that I could and share with you some of the interesting products … Continue reading

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PRI 2017 Opening Day in Indianapolis

Another Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis and this one celebrates 30 years! The traditional breakfast was very well attended.  It included Dave Despain interviewing Chip Ganasi. When it concluded the gates opened at nine o’clock and the showroom floors … Continue reading

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The Smokey Mountains and the Tail of the Dragon

The fall is a wonderful time of year to enjoy the mountains that border North Carolina and Tennessee.  The foliage can be bright and spectacular.  The roads are fun to drive.    We drove the P71 as it is the … Continue reading

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Cars on the side of the road

From time to time an interesting car is sighted “on the side of the road”.  So here is a small collection that I’ve spotted in the last couple of weeks… The green car is a classic Citroen. A post war … Continue reading

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How About Some Book Ideas?

I know that the Christmas season seems a long way off, but you may as well start thinking about that car person that you need to find a good book for.  Here are a few ideas: First off how about … Continue reading

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Visit to Transporter Werks

Back in the post World War II era many German companies were struggling to survive the devastation and destruction that had occurred.  One of them was VW, short for Volkswagen, or people’s car.  It had been designed by Dr. Porsche … Continue reading

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Wild Weekend at VIR

Regular readers know that VIR is my “home track”.  By that I mean that it is close to home and a favorite track to spend time at if not actually drive the course.  This past weekend (including Friday) was a … Continue reading

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