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First Thought

First Thought

When Things Go Wrong

There was an irony about what I saw at the 2012 Carlisle Ford Nationals presented by Gumout Performance Products that wasn’t lost on me.... more

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Larry Jewett - August 16, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Shop Talk

Shop Talk

Racking up the miles amid summer fun

We deal with cars. That goes without saying, but what sometimes DOES bear re-stating from time to time is that inherent with being a car, they were built to be driven.... more

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Andy Bolig - August 16, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Classic Industries at Woodward

Classic Industries at Woodward

Celebrating 35th Anniversary

Classic Industries is continuing its 35th anniversary by taking a break from the sun and sand of Huntington Beach, CA, and heading to Detroit for the legendary cruise-in event on Woodward Ave. This trip is especially fitting since Classic Industries owes... more

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Larry Jewett - August 15, 2012 01:40 PM - Comments

New Director

New Director

Karges to Lead Petersen Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum Chairman of the Board Steven E. Young announced that Terry L. Karges has been appointed Executive Director of the museum. On August 15, Karges will succeed Buddy Pepp, who is retiring following a successful two-year term... more

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Larry Jewett - August 10, 2012 02:38 PM - Comments

Celebrating Cars

Celebrating Cars

Collector Car Events from July

In July, automotive enthusiasts, car clubs, organizations and affiliated businesses participated in celebrations to honor the third annual Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD).  Nearly 200 official events were held in the United States, Canada and... more

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Larry Jewett - August 10, 2012 09:33 AM - Comments

Watching Your CARBS

Watching Your CARBS

The 4-1-1 on REALLY “Street Legal” exhaust components

A lot of parts manufacturers, as well as many in the media, state some aftermarket parts are “street legal” when they really are not.... more

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Frank Bohanan - August 09, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

A Route 66 Convoy

A Route 66 Convoy

Historic Trucks Roll Next Month

Beginning September 6, 2012, in Morris, Illinois, the inaugural American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) Historic Highway Convoy will begin to motor west on Route 66. In conjunction with Travel Centers of America, daily truck shows will be held at TA... more

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Larry Jewett - August 06, 2012 01:55 PM - Comments

Selective Steering

Selective Steering

Getting the most out of your steering and tuning it to your preference

It goes without saying that the steering system is one of the most critical systems on a car. Keeping it in tip-top shape is vital to safety.... more

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Eric Flavin - July 26, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Mecum Heads West

Mecum Heads West

California Auction Added

Mecum Auctions is pleased to announce their latest addition to the 2012 auction schedule with a three-day event in Anaheim, California, Nov. 15-17, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center.Three full days of Mecum Auction action have been scheduled, with... more

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Larry Jewett - July 25, 2012 07:29 AM - Comments

Massachusetts Bill to Tax “Gas Guzzlers”

Massachusetts Bill to Tax “Gas Guzzlers”

Paying for your car, and part of THEIRS!

In a misguided attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, legislation (H.B. 253) was approved by the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture to establish a progressive purchase surcharge for some new motor vehicles based on state calculations of carbon emissions.... more

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Andy Bolig - July 23, 2012 02:31 PM - Comments