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341 Challenge

341 Challenge

The 2011 Speed by Spectre 341 Challenge hill climb, held in Virginia City, Nevada (aka the Nürburgring of Nevada) is in the record books, logging 48 drivers, 391 runs and five new members of the exclusive Spectre 3:41 Club. It was a wild success... more

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By Larry Jewett - July 05, 2011 12:36 PM - Comments

Todd Gartshore

Todd Gartshore

The automotive aftermarket industry is mourning the loss of one of its own. Todd Gartshore of Baer Brakes passed away last weekend.... more

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By Larry Jewett - June 27, 2011 08:48 PM - Comments

Mulally Honored

Mulally Honored

Ford CEO Alan Mulally has been named "2011 Chief Executive of the Year," an honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of his or her peers.... more

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By Larry Jewett - June 27, 2011 08:46 PM - Comments

Purple Bot

Purple Bot

“Dr. Dan” Lamoureux of Thornton, Illinois, was crowned the winner of the Royal Purple Reel Wars Video Contest. Lameroux’s video entitled “Purple Bot” was a finalist when it placed in the top five of the 43 videos that were... more

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By Larry Jewett - June 23, 2011 03:09 PM - Comments

Repair Costs

Repair Costs

The recent findings by CarMD.com show there is a wide disparity in car repair costs across the nation. The group has been compiling data for the past 14 years on the 10 most common repairs, all connected to the dreaded “Check Engine” ligh... more

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By Larry Jewett - June 23, 2011 03:05 PM - Comments

Thanks Dad

Thanks Dad

For most of us, this love of cars is something that was hereditary. We grew up in an environment that put cars in a prominent place and not necessarily as an appliance to get from point A to point B.... more

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By Larry Jewett - June 20, 2011 05:05 PM - Comments

Coming Home

Coming Home

Summer is the time for top down cruising and those who have the vehicles for the task are envied. Naturally, your first thought will be a convertible when it comes to dropping the top. Some may not realize that was not the only option to open up to the... more

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By Larry Jewett - June 20, 2011 04:56 PM - Comments

Car Wars

Car Wars

Latest sales figures show the Camaro is still outselling the Mustang by a wide margin. Some sources say they are seeing an increase of the 2005-2009 Mustangs traded in for a new Camaro.... more

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By Larry Jewett - June 20, 2011 04:55 PM - Comments

Not In My Backyard

Not In My Backyard

It’s always high anticipation and expectation for the Big 3 carmakers when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series brings its show to Michigan International Speedway. Since the event is in reasonably close proximity to Detroit, the companies have used it as... more

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By Larry Jewett - June 20, 2011 04:49 PM - Comments