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"Exit Strategy" – by LaBaron Grove

Introduction: LaBaron Grove is a friend of mine with a very cool Mustang.  I took the photos with the intent to write a short article on his car.  He had given me a very entertaining tour and I asked him to send me some details on the symbolism so I could make sure I got it all correct. As it turned out his email was a much better story than I could pretend to write.  Here is it with only minor punctuation modification.  LaBaron is a patriot and head of the…


Added by Michael Thies on December 10, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Chronological History of The Toys for Tots Programs

Chronological History of The Toys for Tots Programs


1947 Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR founds Toys for Tots in Los Angeles, California.  5,000 toys collected during a campaign before Christmas 1947.  The first toy is a handmade doll.

1948 The United States Marine Corps adopts Toys for Tots, and expands it into a…


Added by Michael Thies on December 9, 2015 at 8:48am — No Comments

New Show on Velocity The Appraisers December 5th 8pm-9pm

To All of my SoutheastWheelsEvents friends, I sincerely need your help in getting out the word, so that as many people as possible watch the premiere of the tv show. I thank those of you who have already shared and posted promoting the show. We need to have as many…

Added by Pamela Hirschhorn on November 27, 2015 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Who owns the lost James Dean Porsche? By Gary Gastelu -Fox News

Who owns the lost James Dean Porsche? By Gary Gastelu Published November 13, 2015…


Added by Michael Thies on November 13, 2015 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Forsyth Christmas Parade Cancelled :-(

Christmas Parade Canceled

Posted Monday, November 9, 2015 12:00 am Forsyth…

Added by Michael Thies on November 10, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Cross Country in "The Green Hornét"

Cross Country in “The Green Hornét”

By Jacob Davis


      It all started when I found out that I’d been selected as a winner of the Roadkill

Nation Challenge and would be heading out to…


Added by Jacob Davis on November 2, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Babe Restored

Babe Restored

By Mike Thies

While I have always celebrated cars and motorcycles of all kinds, it is natural to have favorites.  I fell in love with Porsches on the Interstate years ago when I was passed by a 356 Speedster! This was a number of years before the tragic accident that took James Dean’s life in a…


Added by Michael Thies on October 17, 2015 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

"The Battery Man"

Blog on “The Battery Man”  by Marilyn Pearlman

Steve Ashby, founder and co-owner of The Battery Man, loves to go to car shows, including a recent one in Biloxi, Mississippi. Twenty-five years ago, he and his partner, wife Brenda, bought the company when it was still called Jiffy Jump Atlanta and moved it from Lilburn to Marietta, Georgia. Steve and his family—including manager Steve Jr. --especially like serving the hot rod…


Added by Michael Thies on October 15, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments


Ramsey Heights Baptist will be having a car truck & motorcycle show on SEPTEMBER 19TH 9-3PM


5011 Strawberry Plains Pk.

Knoxville Tn 37920

Everyone registered will receive a grab bag door prices will be announced every 45 mins an DASH PLAQUES WILL BE GIVEN TO EACH WINNER!!

We have over 20 vendors coming including a bounce house pop corn &snow cones for the kids hamburger hotdogs nachos & drinks made to order

Gates will open for… Continue

Added by CARS FOR CHRIST Car,Truck,Cycle on September 15, 2015 at 11:17pm — No Comments

The 20 Best Cars That Still Offer a Manual Transmission For those who like to do the shifting themselves. by Ben Stewart

The manual transmission is on the endangered species list. Every year fewer and fewer cars are offered with a clutch and a shifter. Why? Americans just don't want to be bothered with the chore of working a clutch with their left foot and shifting with their right. And sports car manufacturers are the worst offenders when it comes to quitting on the stick shift.…


Added by Michael Thies on September 14, 2015 at 9:29am — No Comments

Shades Of The Past 2015 Photos

Check out my photos from Shades Of The Past Rod Run in Pigeon Forge, TN!

Added by Jeff Southard on September 14, 2015 at 8:38am — 1 Comment

Labor Day Shows & Events for 2015


Added by Chuck Aaron on September 6, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Top 10 Tips on Making Money at an Auto Swap Meet by Jeff Zurschmeide

Please be reminded that Saturday September 5, 2015 is the next North East Georgia Automotive Swap Meet in Commerce, GA

Click Here: …


Added by Michael Thies on September 2, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

Google Doodle Honors The First Ever Electric Traffic Light!

Google comes up with some cool obscurities. This one is up my alley! :-) Check it out


"THE FIRST traffic signal was invented by J P Knight, a railway signalling engineer. It was installed…


Added by Michael Thies on August 5, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Caffeine & Octane - The Biggest Vehicle Event in Georgia

C&O was started about nine years about at a Panera Bread in Marietta, Ga and has outgrown a number of locations, steadily growing over the years to a new record set at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody, GA last Sunday at an estimated 2500 vehicles!  It is now owned by the third owner, Bruce Piefke, who clearly has a handle on how to make it better and better.  Over the years, the numbers have intimated some of the owners of the older more classic cars, yet there still is a highly respectable…


Added by Michael Thies on August 3, 2015 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

NE Georgia Swap Meet March ’15 @ Atlanta Dragway by Jeff Southard

Ed. Note: Thank you Jeff Southard for helping us celebrate a great Georgia tradition with Brad Ocock's Swap Meet at the Dragway! 

NE Georgia Swap Meet March ’15 @ Atlanta Dragway


Added by Michael Thies on July 30, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

COFFEE BRAKE & “The Journey of Hope” -Snellville, GA 7-26-15

COFFEE BRAKE & “The Journey of Hope”

For several years, and a mix of TWs, Georgia Street Rodders and Master Car Club members have been having a regular breakfast cruise-in called the “Coffee Brake” at the Main Street Diner in Snellville, GA. I give credit for its start to Jerry Jones, who like a couple others, is a member of all three groups. It has been remarkably consistent; sometimes larger (40+…


Added by Michael Thies on July 28, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Flat Sex: Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer (Rob Dickinson)

This article in Road and Track celebrates a man I really enjoyed meeting in Las Vegas at the SEMA convention last year. He was easy going, open and down right chatty, not like many to of the self involved elitists that seem to set up at conventions. So many company leaders seem to put paid staff out front and keep out of the way of press and the general enthusiasts and buyers. But not Rob Dickinson! He seems to enjoy getting to know people and when they gush over his "art work"…


Added by Michael Thies on July 20, 2015 at 6:21pm — No Comments

The People Drifting This 1905 Land Speed Record Car Are Heroes

Can you imagine driving a 200 Horsepower antique car at around 100 miles and hour?  !!!  Check out this great video from an article from Road and Track magazine!

Added by Michael Thies on July 20, 2015 at 2:29pm — No Comments

NOPI's Mark Meyers Passed Away This Week. :-(

I visited with my old friend's family last night. I have lost a good friend with Mark's passing. So has the Hobby.  Here is a great eulogy written by our mutual friend Rickey Dailey.

"If you once was that kid or that young adult that got excited to pack your bags for one of the best touring car shows in the USA... You attended the Nopi Nationals Motorsports #CarShow and that event was Co-Founded by …


Added by Michael Thies on July 18, 2015 at 11:33am — No Comments

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