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NASCAR’s Imperfect Perfection

With his championship, Truex gave NASCAR a few gifts: A popular young champion with a backstory full of unfailing determination in the face of professional and personal challenges, and a deserving champion who would have been the titleist even under the old, pre-“playoff” points system.

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My Top Five Shows of the Season

For all intents and purposes, the car show season is dwindling down on the east coast. Of course, it’s still warm enough to be summer here, but since most car shows are planned months in advance, there are few still coming up. Still, it has been a fantastic season, filled with cool classic cars, modern cars and custom cars, and it’s been my pleasure to report on the events.

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Bridgehampton is a Success Story

You’ve got to give these guys credit. Despite a first year event drenched by a late October deluge, the combined efforts of Dan’s Papers and the Bridgehampton Museum came up to bat again, with this year’s Bridgehampton Road Rally and Tour D’Hamptons.

Of course, it was a fantastic event.

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Serving Time in the Car Business

I spent the last four years in the car business as a sales consultant in two different dealerships; an economy brand, and a luxury brand. I wasn’t particularly good at it, but it was a valuable experience and I learned a lot.

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Test Track Tease at Disney

Too much time was spent on the aerodynamic lines and tire choices and engine configuration, and at the end of our 120 seconds, we had an orange Dune Buggy meets Subaru meets 1920s Bugatti looking monstrosity in bright orange.

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Should the Manuals be Saved?

It’s a campaign begun years ago, as automatic transmissions began to become standard equipment on new cars, replacing, um, standard transmissions. “Save the Manuals” is the rallying cry.

But I don’t buy into it.

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  • The Little Egyptian Cars That Couldn’t Quite
    By 1957, troops had pulled back, but Egypt hardly remained a safe or peaceful place for British ex-patriots like Raymond and Neville Flower, who had been working to develop a racing scene halfway across the world from home.
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  • Bonnie and Clyde, Thelma and Louise, Daimler and Maybach
    On March 17, 1834, Gottlieb Daimler was born in Germany. Had he been born 100 years later, he would have seen an automotive industry the likes of which early automakers could hardly dare dream, and yet, had he been born 100 years later, that very auto industry might never have come to pass.
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  • This Week in Motorhead History: The First Porsche
    At the 1949 Geneva Auto Show a revised Porsche 356, with a rear-mounted engine, made its public debut on March 17, 68 years ago this week. It is this car that is widely recognized as the first series-production Porsche, and it is the car that put Porsche on the map of the world automakers.
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  • Happy Birthday, Janet Guthrie
    I could tell you that her driving suit and helmet are at The Smithsonian Institute, or that she became one of the first athletes in The Women’s Hall of Fame. I could list a hundred races, speeches and boundaries forever changed by her influence. But I won’t do that. I won’t tally her accomplishments like a grocery list, honoring her checkpoint by checkpoint as a celebration of her many years. That’s not what this is about.
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  • Strong and Fast – NASCAR is Founded
    Despite the need for an obvious distance between cars and cups, one of the most important, influential and long-standing elements of the car industry is deeply indebted to the prohibition era and the rum runners who provided America’s degenerates with drink for so long. This month, on February 21, 1948, NASCAR was founded.
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  • What Does the Hertz Bankruptcy Mean?
    Hertz, the 102-year-old and iconic car rental company, filed for bankruptcy protection on May 22, the repercussions of which have affected, and continue to affect, the auto industry and the markets for new and used cars.
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  • All Speedways Great and Small
    Construction of the temporary indoor speedway had just been completed. The next morning, the same crew that built it began dismantling it.
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  • Car Show Safari Staff in the News
    CarShowSafari.com’s Motorsports Editor Bob Marlow has been nominated for this year’s Junie Dunlavey Memorial Spirit of the Sport Award by the Eastern Motorsports Press Association (EMPA).
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  • Race Cars, Classic Cars, and a Solar Power Scam
    In December 2018, the FBI raided the California offices of DC Solar and the home of company owners Jeff and Paulette Carpoff, and aside from the usual seizure of computers, files, and corporate books, the agents found $1.7 million in cash! The FBI suspected the Carpoffs of running DC Solar in the fashion of a Ponzi scheme.
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  • Finding the Perfect Vendors
    In this latest installment of So You Want to Have a Car Show, we discuss some of the most important vendor options to consider and the best ways to entice attendees and encourage them to stick around.
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