Category Archives: Modifying Cars

The Chick Magnet gets bigger brakes

In the past I’ve shared my adventures with my 1992 Toyota Pickup truck, a.k.a. the Chick Magnet.  I’ve had the truck for about sixteen years and it has been a journey of repair and improvements.  It got the Name “chick … Continue reading

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Taggart Autosport–in Cary, NC

Tonight we attended the grand opening of Taggart Autosport in Cary, NC.  While Jim Taggart has occupied this 20,000 square foot facility for the past six months, this was the first time that everything was put together for a truly … Continue reading

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PRI 2014–the People

Yes, its all about racing and parts and cars, but there are plenty of things about the PEOPLE at the PRI show as well.  Sometimes its just the unbelievable number of people at the show: As you walk along you … Continue reading

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PRI 2014–Some Gems

Here is where I open myself up to more criticism than usual. As I’ve wandered the exhibition floors and hallways I have come across booths where there are things that catch my eye and impress me.  They may not be … Continue reading

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PRI 2014- Snake and Mongoose

Attendees gathered anxiously for the opening breakfast of this year’s PRI in Indianapolis. The doors to the Sagamore ballroom opened early and everyone found a place to enjoy the complementary breakfast that was followed by a rousing bit of entertainment … Continue reading

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Formula One–Please un-confuse me

I have been a long-time fan of Formula 1.  I lived through the sixties with the no-seatbelt and drivers surrounded by fuel tank era.  I lived through the seventies with the wobbly wings attached directly to the suspension and the … Continue reading

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The Bouncing Speedo

As you may know my daily driver is a 1992 Toyota Pickup truck.  Pickup is capitalized because that was the model name that Toyota gave its mini-truck.  This red truck started its life as the most basic (cheap) truck that … Continue reading

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What do You Do with a Porsche 912?

The other day I met a fellow named Karl with a Porsche 912 that he had had since 1966, when it was new.  For those of you out there that are not that familiar with Porsche cars of that era, … Continue reading

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Another Bullitt Mustang Project Car

Ford produced the Mustang back in 1964 and it kicked off the era of the pony car.  Soon Chevy had the Camaro and Pontiac had a Firebird, followed by Mopar’s Barracuda. Carol Shelby was tapped to produce a performance version … Continue reading

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PRI–Performance Racing Industry 2013

This morning I arose at the crack of dawn (or a little before) and headed for the airport and caught a flight to Indianapolis, Indiana, for this year’s PRI.  Prior to be acquired by SEMA last year it was known … Continue reading

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