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Spotted on the Side of the Road–Pontiac Chieftain

I drive along this road quite a bit and have noticed an old Pontiac in one of the driveways.  I kept telling myself to drive in and see if the owner would be interested in sharing their story.  Well, finally … Continue reading

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A Main Street Car Show

This doesn’t happen here every day, or even every week, or month.  Once a year the town of Cary closes off its primary street and hosts Wheels on Academy. It is always a fun surprise to see what people keep … Continue reading

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The Shelby in the Barn Mystery

The barn find… it is the legend of all car collectors and enthusiasts. This is the story of such a barn find and it is true, but it is much more than the discovery of a low mileage collectable. It … Continue reading

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The P71 Learns to Cruise

A friend of mine just picked up his own P71.  It just so happens to be a 2008 and in the same color as mine. Naturally I think it looks fantastic.  We put a nice new set of Firestone Firehawk … Continue reading

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Carolina Exotic Car Club

A couple of week  ago we had a special invitation to get the inside peek at a very special car club, the Carolina Exotic Car Club.  Tucked away in a corner of Raleigh, north of the airport, is a unique … Continue reading

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Crass Self-promotion

I love track days, and road race course driving opportunities, sometimes known as HPDE (high performance driving experience) weekends.  I’ve participated in them actively for over a decade, and while I don’t do so much now, I would encourage all … Continue reading

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Tar Heel Sports Car Club Tech Inspection Day

Yes, its winter, but the track day blood is flowing as one of North Carolina’s premiere sports car clubs is holding their inspection day for members that want to have their ride checked out and approved for upcoming track days. … Continue reading

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Our Day at PRI 2018

Yes, there has been a couple of days gap between this and the last post on PRI 2018.   Let’s just blame it on the weather and flight delays, shall we? Some of the categories of displays are telling in terms … Continue reading

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PRI 20018 our second day exploring

As promised today’s entry will focus on some of the interesting product exhibits that we discovered while navigating the crowded aisles of PRI. Attendees were having a great time taking in the thousands of booths and displays. I always get … Continue reading

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PRI 2018–The First Day

We flew in to Indianapolis yesterday afternoon and waited excitedly for today’s start of the Performance Racing Industry show in downtown Indy.  As usual there was a long line waiting for the kick-off breakfast. This morning’s guest interviewees were none … Continue reading

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