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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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2016 Amelia Concours d’Elegance

2016 Amelia Concours d’Elegance

By Bob and Connie Schmitt, Photos by Connie Schmitt The 21th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 11-13 was an amazing event. On the days before the Concours, it is thrilling to watch the cars arriving at the Ritz, look through the many vendors, silent auction, book signings, test drives, and catch up with car […] [...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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2015 Amelia Island Concours D’ Elegance

2015 Amelia Island Concours D’ Elegance

2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance By Bob and Connie Schmitt The record crowds at the 20th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 13-15 were captivated by the breathtaking display of over 315 cars and motorcycles from around the world.   Event Founder and Chairman Bill Warner crafted an imaginative array of classes that ranged American Classics […] [...more]

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2015 St Petersburg Festival of Speed Photo Journal

2015 St Petersburg Festival of Speed Photo Journal

By Bob and Connie Schmitt The 12th Annual St. Petersburg Festivals of Speed Motorsports Display was held on a fabulous spring day in the St. Petersburg waterfront Vinoy Park.   The diverse field showcased contemporary and vintage automobiles and motorcycles, with exotics and classics. Across the water was a display of Porsches and BMWs in […] [...more]

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Vintage and Historic Racing Number Decals For Sale

Vintage and Historic Racing Number Decals For Sale

During the process of building my second handbuilt “Special” I thought up a few decal ideas and had them made in limited quantities. I am offering these for sale to TMJ fans. Please email me direct to place orders : CRunge@TheMotoringJournal.com Circle Racing Number with White Background and Black Border. (Shown in #23 on side […] [...more]

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2014 Lamborghini Aventador

2014 Lamborghini Aventador

2014 Lamborghini Aventador   By Dan Scanlan   The day was cloudy, misty and cold when I was pointed to a Rosso Lamborghini Aventador LP 700 and asked, “Would you like a drive?” The coastal Florida roads outside the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance were thick with traffic, and worse, Highway Patrol and local deputies. They […] [...more]

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2014 M5

2014 M5

By Dan Scanlan Thirty years ago, BMW came up with a plan – embed a sports car in the skin of a family sedan. The result was a 3,500-lb M5 sedan with a then-amazing 256-hp inline six where about 180-hp normally lived, resulting in a still-fast 0-60 mph sprint in way under 7 seconds. Fast […] [...more]

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St Petersburg Festivals of Speed Motorsports

St Petersburg Festivals of Speed Motorsports

Article by Bob and Connie Schmitt Photos by Connie Schmitt     It was a beautiful Florida spring day in Vinoy Park along the Tampa Bay waterfront.  Vinoy Park, known for its brick streets, palm trees, and scenic views of the marina, is right around the corner from the historic Vinoy hotel in downtown St. […] [...more]

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2015 Subaru WRX Limited

2015 Subaru WRX Limited

By Dan Scanlan All hail Rex, now in his fourth generation and a most-outrageous Subaru. Rex is the 2015 WRX, which stands for World Rally Cross, as in the World Rally Championship. And the latest generation actually gets back more of the visual mojo that the WRX used to have, plus a stiffer chassis, a […] [...more]

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