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Woodward Dream Cruise 2016 Woodward Dream Cruise 2016

Every August, the third Saturday of the month is devoted to a little shindig that covers (breathes) Ferndale, Royal Oak, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, and a little bit of Pontiac. Common between all of these is a little stretch of road known as “Woodward Avenue”, (or M1 for those in the know), and all kinds of cars…

Cars and Coffee (Week of August 7th) Cars and Coffee (Week of August 7th)

It’s been a while since I had a post devoted to local (well...local-ish) car shows. For the last couple of weeks, I’ve either been at very, VERY large car shows, tracking, or completely rained out. This gallery features a couple shots from a local meet, the Lingenfelter Collection open house, and the grand…

How *not* to tune up your car How *not* to tune up your car

Back in May, I was talked into (with hilariously small amounts of convincing) tracking the Mustang. I’ve done drag strips before (and have gotten bored with them for various reasons, all of which involve horsepower vs. money), so this seemed like a reasonable step up. As such, I wanted to do everything I could to get…

Why I Ride Why I Ride

Back in April, I elected to do a MSF course at my local community college — the total cost of which was $25. Best $25 I’ve ever spent, though the course itself was more of a bootcamp than I expected — 7AM-7PM weekend shift on the “range” (driving course). That’s longer than my mind is capable of working at my office…

Concours d'Elegance -- Day 1 Concours d'Elegance -- Day 1

Today was the first day of the three-day Concours d’Elegance of America in Plymouth, Michigan. For those who don’t know, Woodward Avenue is like the Mecca of car events in Michigan. Concours d’Elegance is like the Mecca of car events in America. And it turns out, there’s been a satellite event (main one being in…

#becauseracecar (July 21st/22nd, 2016) #becauseracecar (July 21st/22nd, 2016)

I spent my Friday out doing the Motor State Challenge at Gingerman Raceway, South Haven, MI. This was only my second track day, so clearly I’m an expert now. Also, my first time going the “right direction” on the track — when I previously raced via AutoInterests, we ran the track counter-clockwise. That time I had a…

Cars and Coffee (Week of July 10th) Cars and Coffee (Week of July 10th)

For the last couple months, I’ve been attending Cars & Coffee(s), along with assorted other shows. Now that I have this blog, I figured I can start actually sharing the results of my adventures. All photos are not edited *except* for some small amounts of rotation (blame the photographer adjusting to a DSLR), and the…

My "Car Fax", Part 2 My "Car Fax", Part 2

After working three different internships, in the summer of 2012, I finally saved up enough for My Baby, a 2007 Vista Blue Ford (!!! — sorry, Dad) Mustang V6. 5-speed manual trans, Pony Package. Turns out manual + Vista Blue for that generation (which I actually really wanted, more than the 2010-2014's) is hella rare,…

My "Car Fax", Part 1 My "Car Fax", Part 1

I’ve done a first post* that introduced me, and I figured next up should be discussing my personal car history and what got me into car culture as a whole. In this, I’ll go over my upbringing, being so close to Detroit and in a UAW household, my first car, my current/second car, and all the fun I’ve had and mistakes…

Lights out in Michigan Lights out in Michigan

I’ve been toying around with getting into blogging about my experiences and fascination with cars, car culture, racing, and the like, and this seems an appropriate platform.

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