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Back To School In A Widebody Hellcat Challenger

Most auto journos think they are very good drivers. In reality, few of them actually are as good as they think. I’ve found low interest in attending schools with track instruction. In their own mind, these folks are as good a driver as the instructors. For very few, perhaps they’re correct. The majority of the time, however, that’s not the case.

This can lead to folks with little actual driving instruction served their way being handed the keys to immensely capable and powerful machines. One of the organizations to which I belong, the Midwest Automotive Media Association, has seen this trend and is trying to do something about it.  Now in it’s third year the school has had good reception for those who have attended, now myself included.

The class is broken up into morning and afternoon sessions. The morning is for the “beginner” group, while the afternoon is for “intermediate and advanced”. The school is sponsored by Dodge, and by sponsored I mean they paid to rent GingerMan Raceway and brought a fleet of SRT vehicles for us to drive. We had a variety of vehicles to choose from, SRT 392 Challengers and Chargers, the new 475 horsepower SRT Durango, a couple Hellcat Chargers and Challengers and three widebody Hellcat Challengers.

This should be good.

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The False Neutral #68: A Chat With Chris Jonnum

Chris Jonnom is a veteran of the motorcycle industry, he’s been a journalist, the editor of Road Racer X, the Press Officer for Ducati MotoGP and now heads his own PR Agency working with the Powersports market. Eric catches up with Chris, it’s been some time since they last spoke. They talk about the state of print motorcycle magazines, the MotoGP experience, Nicky Hayden and what it’s like to branch out on your own and start Jonnum Media.

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False Neutral – A Chat With Chris Jonnom

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The False Neutral Episode #67: Electric Avenue

The False Neutral Episode #67

Garrett and Eric are on the same episode!!  We catch up with what’s been going on, we talk a little about full dresser motorcycles like the Goldwing, Indian Roadmaster Classic, and the Harley Road Glide.  We also talk at length about the Zero SR that Zack Courts just tested for Motorcyclist.com and the future of electric motorcycles.

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Bikes discussed on the show can be found after the break.

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False Neutral – Electric Avenue

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Roadkill Nights Kicks Off Woodward Dream Cruise Week

Eric Trytko August 14, 2017 All Things Hoon

The Woodward Dream Cruise is billed as the largest one-day car event (well over 1 million people will attend) that lasts a week to ten days depending on who’s scheduling what events.  This year Roadkill Nights sponsored by Dodge kicked off Dream Cruise week on Saturday with a car show, 200 Vipers drift rides, and of course shutting down Woodward Avenue in from of the M1 Concourse to create a 1/8th-mile dragstrip.

If you are into hot rods, drag racing, or the whole Roadkill scene, then this is the place you wanted to be.

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The False Neutral Episode #66: Don’t Worry It Will Be Fine

This week Garrett and his friend Joe (he owns the Aprilia Tuono that Garrett has borrowed) talk about one of Burt Monro’s relatives goes to Bonneville to set a record, also talk about the trip they took with their friends Dylan and Dan around the Washington Peninsula and the “adventures” it contained.

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False Neutral – Don’t Worry It Will Be Fine

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Project Car SOTU: Motor City Muscle

How do you know it’s time to move on from a project car?  When it sits in your garage, and while you think about driving it, it doesn’t bother you at all that you don’t.  That is where I am with my 95 Mustang GT, hence, it’s time to sell it and move on.

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The False Neutral Episode #65: And That’s The News

Eric is flying solo, so it’s a short episode. This week it’s hot topics in the news, Ducati, MV Agusta, Harley Davidson, and BSA, Eric has also talked to a local Ducati dealer and should have the owner of the store on for next week. Pete would like us to talk about full dresser bikes, what do you think?

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False Neutral – And That’s The News

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The False Neutral Episode #64: 2017 Smackdab Ride

This week Pete is back and fan of the show Ethan Saeta joins us as well to talk about their adventures for the 2017 Smackdab ride.  We talk not only about the ride, but getting to the starting point, the where they headed out after the ride was over, and Ethan talks about the BMW R1200RT he rented from Eagle Riders.

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False Neutral – The False Neutral Episode #64: Smackdab!

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The False Neutral Episode #63: Garrett’s Ride Report

The False Neutral Episode 63

Garrett is back this week! In this episode, we talk about Harley possibly buying Ducati and Ducati’s next V4 Superbike to replace the current Panigale. Garrett then catches us up on his multi-day ride with his friends and talks about all the things they saw and just missed.

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False Neutral – Garrett’s Ride Report

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The False Neutral Episode #62: Flying Solo

The False Neutral Episode #62

This week Garrett is off on his group ride for his birthday and the guest we had hoped to book fell through, so Eric flys solo.  Since it’s only Eric, it’s a short show, about 20 minutes, and he talks about two topics, The Motor Company possibly buying Ducati and this past weekend’s MotoGP race at the legendary Assen track.

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False Neutral – Flying Solo