Category Archives: Road Trips

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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Raleigh Art Museum–Another visit to the Porsche exhibit

Are you tired of this yet?  I hope not because today was the first of two days when, for NCMA (North Carolina Museum of Art) members only, they would have many of the hoods up and open so that you … Continue reading

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More Things Porsche–the fun continues

The early reveal of the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Porsche by Design exhibit was a great start.  I showed you the cars on display with the exception of one.  The Janis Joplin 356C. This was not on display in … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Car Show

It’s a summer tradition on Cape Cod – the Tuesday night get-together of car lovers by the Sham –Rods at the Bourne Technical School.   People from all over the area start arriving about 4:00 pm and continue to arrive … Continue reading

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Those Things You find on the Side of the Road

In the miles and miles of driving around the US this summer here are some examples of what I found on the side of the road:

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Ypsilanti’s Automotive Heritage Museum

Dare you to say that three times fast. The P71 prowled around the neighborhood in Michigan until we came to the intersection where this museum sits.  What a great looking place it is, too.  The inside has a really nice … Continue reading

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A Visit with Ford–Dearborn, MI

The P71 purred its way north to Dearborn.  I was looking forward to this opportunity to meet with an engineer or two at the Ford Product Development Center.  I have been to that neighborhood as an Autoweek Fantasy Camp member … Continue reading

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Bowling Green– wait for it–Ohio

Yes I know all you Corvette fans will be disappointed, but I just had to visit Snook’s Dream Cars in Bowling Green, Ohio. I mean, look at this place!  Its like going back in time, only better.  The entry to … Continue reading

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Hey, What’s that stuff in my oil?

It was a nice clear Indiana morning as I drove toward Fort Wayne. The sun was working its way up in the east and the road was clear ahead. There was a crop duster plane doing its thing in the … Continue reading

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Studebaker–this one’s for Karl

In South Bend, Indiana, is the museum that pays tribute to the brand of Studebaker cars.  The Studebaker automobiles were around when I was a young lad.  I remember them as the sponsor of a TV show called Mr. Ed.  … Continue reading

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