Social Media and Your Car Show

So, with Christmas barreling down upon us in jolly good cheer, why would we think about car shows now? Car show season in the near past and distant future. What can November, December, January mean for our cozy classics tucked in the barn?

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In Car Years

Imagine a world in which Henry Ford had gone from madman tinkering in his garage to a household name with more than 25 assembly lines producing household vehicles for the American people with such ease that a company which had originally produced just a few cars a day did not even notice the one millionth mile marker.

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A Unique Thanksgiving Tradition

Everyone has their Thanksgiving traditions. Dinner with the family, of course, but maybe also going to the Macy’s parade, or listening to Alice’s Restaurant, or watching “Turkey’s Away” from WKRP in Cincinnati. For us, it’s Laurel & Hardy’s 1933 classic March of the Wooden Soldiers and, once the big meal is digested, a trip to Wall Stadium Speedway for the annual Turkey Derby.

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History’s Slowest Winner

Much of the Duryea brothers’ early success can be attributed to a Thanksgiving morning in that first year 1895, when they proudly wore the title of another first – the first United States auto race where any of the entrants finished.

And finish they did.

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A Sedan By Any Other Name

We may not be able to define crossovers now, but that’s hardly new territory. Car types have had unique and interesting origins since well before the automobile hit the road. Let’s take a look at what a few of them are.

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Ride-Sharing Apps Lyft Congestion in an Uber Way

Nashville is not the first small city to turn down such transit initiatives, meaning it will not be the only small city to regret such a decision in the next decade, when booming development and the related ubiquity of traffic and ride-sharing apps create an impossible to untangle web of downtown congestion without reprieve.

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Trends From the Nashville International Auto Show

Unlike larger events of its ilk, the Nashville International Auto Show was housed in one room of the Music City Convention Center, with test driving options to take enthusiasts around the city. The smaller event did provide more opportunity to interact with each vehicle and speak with representatives, however, and here are a few key takeaways from the show.

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A New Event for an Old Track

On a comfortable but damp early Fall evening, the American Flat Track Series presented the “Meadowlands Mile,” the season finale for its single- and twin-cylinder motorcycles.

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The Mad Motor Maker

The hyperactive, workaholic genius with little thought to self-preservation beyond the latest hedonistic indulgence, will eventually be brought to heel by his own hubris. Naturally, it’s a tale we’ve all heard before.

And not for the first time within the automotive sphere.

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    So, with Christmas barreling down upon us in jolly good cheer, why would we think about car shows now? Car show season in the near past and distant future. What can November, December, January mean for our cozy classics tucked in the barn?
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