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2017 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, a Day Early

2017 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, a Day Early

By Bob and Connie Schmitt Photos by Connie Schmitt So, where were you when you heard the news?  We were informed via an email on Thursday, just 3 days before the scheduled event, that the Concours was being moved to Saturday due to Sunday’s miserable rain forecast.  We immediately texted the news to friends who […] [...more]

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Not an Ordinary Oil Change

Not an Ordinary Oil Change

Not an Ordinary Oil Change By Bob and Connie Schmitt, Photos by Connie Schmitt Want to browse through an amazing showroom while you get your Chevrolet serviced?  One of Chevrolet’s Performance Dealers, Stingray Chevrolet in Plant City is just the place! After turning our car over to our service manager, we strolled through the showroom […] [...more]

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The Greatest Race

The Greatest Race

  A quick release from Dwight Knowlton!     Friends,   I hate to do this (a non-personal email), but I simply don’t have the hours in my day right now! Yesterday I started at 3am. Today I slept in until my normal start time of 4:00.   As you may have seen, my collaboration […] [...more]

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Elon Musk Profile

Elon Musk Profile

by Franque Amundsen What creates a successful business person? Is it their attitude? Is it how many hours they spend on a project? Is it their personal lives that keep them in order? Do they have a stronger definition of “hard work?” Is it the passion for the business that helps propel them into situations […] [...more]

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2014 F-Type Spotted

2014 F-Type Spotted

Cats Play II – The 2014 Jaguar F-Type Review   In April, Chris McEvoy had the opportunity to test drive the new 2014 Jaguar F-Type. This was in the U.K., and provided a giant head start over the U.S. market. With a sighting in Colorado, these cars are starting their rigors for U.S. testing.   […] [...more]

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Building An Aluminum Porsche 550 Spyder Hood

Building An Aluminum Porsche 550 Spyder Hood

With my recent acquisition of this 1970’s Porsche 550 Spyder fiberglass recreation I thought it would be a fun project to shape out some aluminum parts for it. The first part I decided to tackle was the bonnet. Although it might seem like a pretty straight forward project one should keep in mind that even […] [...more]

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Carousel Porsche 50 Years of the 911

Carousel Porsche 50 Years of the 911

In celebration of the Porsche 911 and its 50th anniversary, Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Carousel Porsche Dealership opened its doors to Porsche owners and enthusiasts from the Upper Midwest. As you can see from the photo’s provided by TMJ Contributor and Porsche enthusiast Geoff Sharples, the turnout was fantastic and some very rare and exciting Porsche cars […] [...more]

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50 years of the 911

50 years of the 911

Porsche was founded in Germany in 1931. Pronounced ‘poor-sha’ by those who care, and ‘poorshh’ by the remainder; Porsche is recognized as an icon by anyone who comes across one. The 911 set the brand apart from even the most creative designers of its time. Originally named the 901 (Changed because Peugeot owned the rights to a “0” […] [...more]

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Along Came A Spyder : Porsche 550

Along Came A Spyder : Porsche 550

Photos and Text: Chris Runge I promised myself I’d never touch Fiberglass. Secretly though, I surfed the internet looking at the Fibersteel and Beck 550 Replica’s, reading the love stories of satisfied owners. Learning about their experiences in tuning, modifying and building their cars just so they could experience what it would be like to […] [...more]

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Flashback To 2002 : Ford Motor Co Sells Prototypes

Flashback To 2002 : Ford Motor Co Sells Prototypes

Flashback to 2002: Detroit Automaker sells prototypes   By Wallace Wyss   Long ago, when I was an auto reporter in Detroit, I borrowed a ring of keys from somebody at Ford PR and poked around various brick buildings near The Glass House (ford world HQ) and discovered many prototypes covered with dust.   Automakers […] [...more]

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