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  • A Golden (Hour) Opportunity – Ed Roth's Hot Rods at Amelia

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    While out on the setup day for this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, I happened to stumble across the hot rods of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth being towed in and set up for the Concours. To top it off, it was the beginning of golden-hour, the perfect time of day to capture them in photographs as […]

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  • Restored Shelby Lone Star Unveiled at Amelia Island Concours

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    A restored one-of-a-kind concept car, known as the Shelby Lone Star, was recently unveiled at the 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The Shelby Lone Star was to be a successor to the Shelby Cobra that would resemble the GT40. Originally known as the “Cobra III” the name “Lone Star” was given to the car […]

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  • Duesenberg and Ferrari Win Best of Show at Amelia Island Concours

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    This weekend marked the 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and for the second year in a row, threats of rain meant that the event was held on Saturday rather than the traditional Sunday. This year’s Concours d’Elegance winner was a 1929 Duesenberg J/SJ Convertible owned by Harry Heaggy of Cincinnati, Ohio, while the Concours […]

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  • Miatapalooza Returns

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    Back in 2013, not long after acquiring my own little red ’95 Miata, I attended and reported on a local Miatapalooza event, held in nearby Lakeland, Florida. Since then, I’ve gotten to meet event organizer Randy George and many of the other friendly Florida-based Mazda Miata enthusiasts, while repairing and tinkering with my own Miata […]

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  • Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2017

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    The 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance took place this past weekend. With special guests such as this year’s honoree, Al Unser, Sr., as well as a discussion headed by Adam Carolla featuring Peter Brock, John Morton, Sam Posey, Chip Robinson, and Tommy Kendall, there was no way I was going to miss this. In […]

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  • Project Miata: New Year, New Garage, New Challenges and Opportunities

    Project Miata: New Year, New Garage, New Challenges and Opportunities

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    Do you ever miss an old friend who you haven’t spoken to in a long time? That’s how I’ve felt about my Miata for the past two months. Every time I drive that car, my hands have a wonderful chat with the steering wheel and shifter. I can’t help but smile as pedal meets floor. […]

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  • The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance: The Living Car Museum of Your Dreams

    The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance: The Living Car Museum of Your Dreams

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    Despite being threatened by rain this year, the 21st annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance went off without a hitch. Fog and overcast conditions had been recurrent throughout the weekend, so the awards had to be given out earlier than planned. The Amelia is quite a large event with auctions, a Cars & Coffee (we’ll soon […]

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  • Tequila Patrón Ligier Honda Takes Soaking Wet Second Consecutive Win at Sebring 12

    Tequila Patrón Ligier Honda Takes Soaking Wet Second Consecutive Win at Sebring 12

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    On Saturday, March 19, 2016, Pipo Derani sealed up the second consecutive race win for 2016 in the No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Honda Ligier JS P2, winning the 64th annual 12 Hours of Sebring. The No. 4 Corvette won in the GTLM class after their sister car, the No. 3 Corvette collided with the No. 911 […]

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  • A Caturday of a Different Kind

    A Caturday of a Different Kind

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    When we last left off with our little red friend, Roadster, the Miata, it had run for two years with a slightly rough idle surge that had suddenly gotten much worse to the point of stalling at the end of September. After weeks of research, I was convinced that I knew why it was stumbling to idle […]

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  • It's Not Every Day You See an Icon Driven by a Legend

    It's Not Every Day You See an Icon Driven by a Legend

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    Over the weekend, I attended the Amelia Island Cars & Coffee and their 21st annual Concours d’Elegance. While there on Saturday, my wife and I were waiting to be shuttled to our parking area, when a Lamborghini Miura drove by a few times. On one pass, I captured some photographs of it approaching on the […]

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