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2010 Camaro RS

New Kid On The Street

camaro-right-rear-largeDriving past the Jon Hall Chevrolet dealership in Daytona Beach today I spotted a 2010 Camaro RS out in front semi-surrounded by a crowd!  This was just too much to pass up so a prompt 180 was safely negotiated back to the dealership entrance.

From the Oshawa Ontario Plant

GM’s Canadian Oshawa, Ontario plant manufacturers the new Camaro.  This car came off of the transporter an hour ago and was promptly put out front since it was their first at the dealership.  To say that the car was a magnet for Car Guys and Gals would be very accurate. … Continue Reading

Automotive Clothing = A Fashion Statement

Being a well dressed Car Guy or Gal can be a challenge

dsc_0121-largeIt occurred to your Editor that there were some special items of clothing around here that our readers might enjoy taking a took at.  It’s clear that there is a lot of old stuff in my collection with the oldest of these items having survived 40 years.  Each is a heritage piece.  Each item has history and a story to tell.

One Lap Of America

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2003 NTSB SAE EDR Symposium Presentation

This presentation is from the 2003 Event Data Recorder Symposium hosted by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Society of Automotive Engineers.

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GM Is In Auto Industry Chaos

GM Is In Auto Industry Chaos


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We have continued to follow the saga of GM and Chrysler as they attempt to find direction and a method to be successful automobile manufacturers. 

Success for 2009 is defined many ways but this article will focus on two of paramount importance to the Car Guy – Product & Dealers.  One success track is providing Washington a written game plan on how they will be successful.  When the plan is approved, and funded, then each plan will have to be implemented.  Plan implementation represents a several year commitment and then Proof Is In the Pudding will tell the world, and Washington, if the plan works.  This is definitely not going to be a quick process. … Continue Reading

Top Gear & James May – A Working Day

Top Gear, the TV show, represents something of an organized, disorderly, chaos that ultimately involves every mode of transportLast year your Tribune Editor was asked to assist James May and the BBC Top Gear camera crew with filming James’ attempt to air mail delivery of a letter to John Travolta who used to live at Spruce Creek Fly-In but now lives in Ocala at Jumbolair which has a private runway big enough for his Boeing 707.
L-R - James May, Tribune Editor, BBC Producer

L-R - James May, Tribune Editor, BBC Producer

Top Gear was quite aware that John Travolta no longer lived at Spruce Creek.  However, that did not bother their story line one bit as the writers and producer got all enthusiastic about having James May bring a letter to John’s former house.

BBC Crew and Tribune Editor

BBC Crew and Tribune Editor

Not having had an opportunity to see the episode I can only reflect on some of the fun associated with filming and spending some time with James May and the rest of the BBC crew.  … Continue Reading

Daytona Spring Car Show

dsc_0061-largedsc_0116-largeMarch 27-28-29 were the dates for the Spring Daytona Beach Car Show and Swap Meet.  Although not as large as the fall event organizers expected over 1,600 cars including street rods, classics, sports cars, luxury cars, muscle cars, street machines, and trucks.  Over 1,000 vehicles were expected for sale in the car corral.  Selected photos can be found in the Gallery tab. … Continue Reading

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