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Great News About The Soap Box Derby!

March 31, 2012

First Energy’s announcement on Wednesday that it was coming as the title sponsor for the All-American Soap Box Derby is fantastic news for our entire community. With such a prominent title sponsor, the Derby has the ability to attract other sponsors and give it a real shot to returning to the national spotlight. In its [...]

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Collector Car Auction This Weekend!

March 28, 2012

I know I’ve posted about this before but, just as a reminder, Classic Motorcar Auctions’ spring auction is this Saturday at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron. I just looked at the updated consignment list and it’s pretty interesting. Some great pre-war Classics will definitely entice the seasoned collector. What I found most [...]

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What was your favorite car at the Cleveland Auto Show?

February 28, 2012

A coworker was at the Cleveland Auto Show over the weekend and came in very excited about what he saw. His impression was that it was bigger than it has been in years and the manufacturers were pulling out all stops with their presentations and displays. When I asked him what his favorite car of [...]

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Time for the Canton Hot Rod Show

February 17, 2012

Even though this has been a very mild winter by all accounts, it has been a long time since cruise-in and car show season. The Canton Hot Rod Show gives enthusiasts a little taste of what we’ve been missing these past several months.  Held at the Canton Memorial Civic Center this weekend, Friday, February 17 [...]

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What’s Your Favorite Road Food?

February 16, 2012

The expanse of the U.S. highway system spawned an entirely new culinary experience in the twentieth century; the roadside restaurant.  Originally mom and pop snack shacks, they grew into chains like Howard Johnson’s, Stuckey’s and such. Now there are plazas on toll roads where you are actually captive to the offerings that the state has deemed [...]

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What’s the strangest car you’ve ever owned?

January 20, 2012

OK, I’m addicted to watching the collector car auctions. Last night, I was watching one on television while streaming another one live on my laptop. I am definitely addicted to this strange genre of automotive reality television.  One of the things that attract me to these events are the unique and sometimes odd vehicles that [...]

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What’s Your Automotive New Year’s Resolution?

December 26, 2011

OK, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted to this blog, which is the basis for this post.  I have two major automotive resolutions for the upcoming year. First, I am committed to posting more regularly. Maybe not every day, but at least several times a week. My second New Year’s resolution is to buy fewer [...]

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What was Your Childhood Dream Car?

November 15, 2011

A friend from Texas just called to say that he just acquired the car he always dreamed of when he was a kid in Illinois, over fifty years ago. It was a Ford with a custom German body that sat in a persnickety neighbor's garage from the time of his earliest memory until he went [...]

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What's the best deal you ever got on a car?

October 20, 2011

All summer, I've been driving a great looking 1979 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe. It has performed flawlessly, I have been surrounded by a luxurious tufted leather interior and it elicits compliments everywhere I go. The best thing about the car is that I only paid $2,000 for it at the Classic Motorcar Auctions event held at the [...]

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It's Top-Down Weather!

October 7, 2011

Heading into the second week of October in Northeast Ohio usually means getting the snow shovels ready and breaking up last year's leftover ice-melt. But wait, it's 2011 and it's over seventy degrees with sunny skies! Don't let the golfers have all the fun; break out your collector cars and motorcycles and get the most driving/riding fun you can from [...]

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