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Earnhardt Jr. to Raffle Very Own 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Mooresville, N.C. (Wednesday, June 15, 2011) – Earlier this year Dale Earnhardt Jr. traveled to General Motors' assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, not only to take ownership of a brand new 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible but also drive it off the line in grand debut of its heavily anticipated arrival. Amid cheering workers and flashing cameras, Earnhardt Jr. climbed behind the wheel of his victory-red Camaro with black rally…


Added by Michael Thies on June 15, 2011 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Lawrenceville Riverside Sonic Gathering - "We don't want you here!"

I have been covering the Gathering at the Sonic on Riverside Drive in Lawrenceville, GA off and on for several years.  I always enjoyed the cars, the company and friendship of the young people that gathered there every Thursday night and the diversity of the groups.  This was one place where everyone got along, mostly. The few times when there was a bit of drama; it was a burn out (smoky), a foolish move like jumping a curb (it was videotaped), and showing off on Riverside on one's way to Rt…


Added by Michael Thies on May 6, 2011 at 2:29am — No Comments

Volume 1 - Number 16 -April 1, 2011

Volume 1 number 16…


Added by Michael Thies on April 6, 2011 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Volume 1 - Number 17 -April 7, 2011

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Jason Cole Photo 57 burn out.…


Added by Michael Thies on April 6, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Tesla Drive Train


This is an all electric roadster, available for sale today,  that does 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 secs, goes 245 miles on a charge and has ZERO emissions! Incredible!…


Added by Michael Thies on March 30, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The American Underslung Automobile & The American Motor Car Co.

When I was an early teen, I met Walt Seeley, the first professional auto restorer I had yet met, and he significantly altered my life.  He had a very large machine shop, and out front he sold exotic and rare cars, many were antiques already in 1960.  I sat in a 1936 Auburn Boat-tail and drove a Model T for the first time because he allowed me to (after a bit of pushing on…


Added by Michael Thies on March 24, 2011 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Caffeine & Octane - In like a lion, out like a lamb!

Weather is tricky for any outdoor gathering, but March is particularly fickle.  I arrived to set up at the Caffeine & Octane gathering in Alpharetta, GA on March 6, 2011 a little early because I thought I might need time to set up in the drizzle rain. Of course the lot was empty but the drizzle had now strengthened and the breeze was more like a gusty wind. The weatherman had said it would be light and even would stop by 8am.  It was still dark, so we had some time to let it…


Added by Michael Thies on March 7, 2011 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

What Do You Do With Old Bumper Cars?



I got this from and email received 6 or 7 months ago. The best I could glean form it, is the author might be a Chris Story.  If more accurate information comes to light, please feel free to add to it.


"Yes, you…


Added by Michael Thies on February 9, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

The Classic Car Show - Radio Sandy Springs - American Web Radio

The Classic Car Show

Listen to the Classic Car show with Steve Rinaldo and Jim Weber every week. If you're into classic cars, cars with running boards, then you'll love this show. Every Saturday with your…


Added by Michael Thies on December 18, 2010 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Tis The Season - Check Out Goodmark's Giftcard Idea

‘Tis the season…what gifts can I find for all the gear heads in my family and for friends who have all the tools ever imagined? I am excited as I have discovered that one of my favorite car parts company has come out with a Giftcard for this year's Holidays. Goodmark Industries has provided us the highest quality parts, sheet metal, and trim for classic car restoration for last 20 years! What a great gift for the hobbyist this year!…


Added by Michael Thies on December 7, 2010 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Beer Trucks Photos

My friend Mustang Charliesent this to me tonight. It really brought back some memories. I liked the song, too. Try it out and enjoy. OldBeerTrucks (NXPowerLite).pps
Mike Thies

Added by Michael Thies on October 1, 2010 at 1:36am — No Comments

Covers pulled off 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS - Press Release

Check out the Press Release for Porsche USA - Basically it is the most powerful Porsche legally allowed one public roads - 90 more ho and and over 150 lbs less that any…

Added by Michael Thies on September 12, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Porsche Is On The Hunt! Do You Have The Oldest Porsche In The US?


Added by Michael Thies on August 26, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Incredible 1939 Pontiac Plexiglass Ghost Car



Added by Michael Thies on June 27, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Another One I Wish I Could Have Kept! The Ones That Got Away!

I found this picture in JayLenosGarage.com (a great website for "car guys") and it just might be my car I drove in 1966! It was the end of my Freshman year in college and my brother-in law was selling it and sold it to me for $100. I went down to Sears and bought four new white walls, just like in the picture.

It had a red and white interior and could easily fit in six…


Added by Michael Thies on March 18, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Retromobile 2010 -Paris, France

Retromobile is one of Europe's most prestigious classic car show and attracts over 120,000 visitors from around the World every year. It provides a magnificent back drop for one of Bonham's favorite classic car auction, as well. There are cars that you hardly ever see, even in the top Concours shows here in the states. Here is a slide show of a few select cars form the show last year:…


Added by Michael Thies on February 16, 2010 at 12:46am — No Comments

Another One I Wish I Had Kept! The Ones That Got Away!

I’ll start with the worst trade I ever made involving a car. I guess you had to be there because it seemed to make sense at the time. I had a car that wouldn’t sell and I needed an expensive computer for my job. I found a fellow that would trade and he was all too willing. The computer is long gone and the car is in a collector’s garage [not mine ;-( ]…


Added by Michael Thies on February 16, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

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