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The Last Autoweek Issue

Back when I was in high school it was Competition Press and Denise McCluggage had started it.  She was not just an automotive journalist, but she was also a race car driver in her own right.  At that time it … Continue reading

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What Has Formula 1 Become?

This past Sunday’s Russian GP has opened up many questions as to just what this pinnacle of racing has become.  Many in the racing world have questioned the direction that this competition has taken in the recent years.  Others have … Continue reading

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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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