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Yet Another Affordable Exotic: 2006-2013 Corvette Z06

Every gearhead wants to drive something unique. We yearn for the thrill of g-sled acceleration, the feel of cornering as though on rails, and styling that makes you the envy of everyone at Cars and Coffee. This usually means an exotic or nearly exotic car. The thrill of being shoved back in your seat, hearing the wail of a high performance engine, as the scenery outside your window blurs, as you watch the speedometer tell you you’re approaching warp speed, it’s an experience few others eclipse. The problem, for most of us, is that exotic car experience is usually accompanied by a hefty price tag, and your job working at Uncle Plucky’s House of Chicken hasn’t impressed your loan officer enoug

The 1963 Corvette Grand Sport

The Circuit de la Sarthe, better known as the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans is the home of the arguably the most famous automotive race in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The race which has taken place every year since 1923, has been described as the “Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency”. The race has produced cutting edge racing technologies which eventually trickle down to the cars we drive every day. The 24 Hours has been the venue of great automotive conquests and staggering tragedies. In the June, 1955, running of the race, a chain-reaction crash along pit row caused French racing driver Pierre Bouillin (racing under the nom de guerre Pierre Levegh) in his Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR t

The Smoking Tire Podcast #346

It finally dropped! Here is my interview on The Smoking Tire podcast/YouTube channel! A huge thanks to Matt Farah for being such a gracious host! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtOKejPNs7Y

I Am a Car Guy

I have been a car guy since I was three years old. Among my first memories are those of riding in my father’s Fathom Green 1972 Corvette convertible, his foot deep in the throttle, rocketing down a rural Missouri highway. In a time before child safety seats, airbags, or seatbelt laws, I was standing in the passenger’s seat, hooting with excitement, as Dad let that Stingray race toward the horizon. I am proud to be part of the Automotive Community. I am an alum of the McPherson College Automotive Restoration program. I am lucky enough to write for Sports Car Market magazine and American Car Collector magazine. My estimable wife encouraged me to send in a writing sample when those magazines as

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