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December

The Greatest Era of All Time (So Far) Title Image

The Greatest Era of All Time (So Far)

2016 is almost gone and 2017 is, of course, almost here.

Posted: 12/25/16

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Happy Hobby Days

Family obligations, festivities, work schedules, and miserable weather can all play a part in pulling you away from your hobby.

Posted: 12/20/16

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Baby, It's Cold Outside

No, really. It's Cold.

Posted: 12/11/16

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Doctors and Mechanics

Here's an interesting fact: In one small way, a doctor and an auto mechanic are the same.

Posted: 12/4/16

November

The War on Enthusiasm Title Image

The War on Enthusiasm

Strategically speaking, there is a distinct difference between a business and a hobby.

Posted: 11/27/16

Gobbler, the Spirit of Vengeance Title Image

Gobbler, the Spirit of Vengeance

Ah, Thanksgiving, our yearly ritual animal sacrifice – and the consumption of its flesh.

Posted: 11/20/16

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Forming a Hobby

The concept of the legal formation of a business is one that could be considered valuable for an automotive enthusiast.

Posted: 11/13/16

My Journey Title Image

My Journey

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."

Posted: 11/6/16

October

It's Alive, Igor! Title Image

It's Alive, Igor!

In a sense, as auto enthusiasts who restore or rebuild cars, we are all attempting to be Dr. Frankenstein.

Posted: 10/30/16

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Turn, Turn, Turn

As I watch the leaves on the trees outside my window change into a golden autumn display I find myself reminded of the fact that all of life is seasonal.

Posted: 10/23/16

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Destination

Intention, purpose, mission, goals – there are a lot of words, with varying meaning, that describe destination for any endeavor.

Posted: 10/16/16

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Budgeting Your Pastime

Managing costs is an extremely complex issue, but its importance for the automotive hobbiest – especially one on a tight budget – can't be overstressed.

Posted: 10/9/16

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Connoisseur

Being a connoisseur is a funny thing.

Posted: 10/2/16

September

Friendly Advice Title Image

Friendly Advice

It was many years ago at this point that someone I knew was in the process of modifying his car to be his ideal performance car, and I told him to put the brakes on it.

Posted: 9/12/16

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Getting Blown

I'm a fan of multiple styles of powerplants:

Posted: 9/4/16

August

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Achievement Unlocked

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Posted: 8/28/16

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Use = Care

The equation is simple.

Posted: 8/3/16

July

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Garage Philosophy

The garage as afterthought is a hideous concept to me.

Posted: 7/24/16

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Crammit

I find a lot of people, especially car people, love to crammit.

Posted: 7/18/16

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A Growing Collection

For a lot of people, a collection seems to be an assembly of things they like – if it is thought of in that way at all.

Posted: 7/10/16

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HF-ROI

I find it funny that there are those that think a car hobby is like an investment.

Posted: 7/4/16

June

The Fantasy Title Image

The Fantasy

People don't want to hear about the realities of what they want.

Posted: 6/26/16

A Successful Hobby Shop Title Image

A Successful Hobby Shop

Clean.

Posted: 6/19/16

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Printing a Car

Manufacturing is absolutely fascinating to me.

Posted: 6/12/16

A Tast of Irony Title Image

A Taste of Irony

It's fascinating to me that so many automotive enthusiasts are fervently anti-intellectual.

Posted: 6/7/16

May

One Dimensional Wisdom Title Image

One Dimensional Wisdom

One dimensional wisdom holds a great deal of danger.

Posted: 5/29/16

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Burn Out

Burn out – it's real.

Posted: 5/24/16

Alignment Title Image

Alignment

Car enthusiasts – specifically, the car crafting segment – struggle with know how.

Posted: 5/16/16

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Beauty and Power

The car hobby is a fascinating culture to study.

Posted: 5/10/16

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QOL

Quality of life isn't a concept spoken about much in the car hobby – but it should be.

Posted: 5/1/16

April

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Iteration

Iteration is an important concept in design and engineering – so important that it can make or break the success of a car for an automotive manufacturer, or a race team.

Posted: 4/24/16

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Meticulous

Meticulous is a term often associated with other terms like anal or pedantic, however, that shouldn't be the case.

Posted: 4/10/16

March

Back to the Drawing Board Title Image

Back to the Drawing Board

For a long time the Mustang held the flame in the Mustang vs. Camaro war.

Posted: 3/16/16

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Cheap

Cheap is a battle cry I hear and read far too often in car culture.

Posted: 3/11/16

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Accomplishment

The importance of motivation in accomplishment can't be stressed enough.

Posted: 3/4/16

February

Progress, Innovation, and Automobiles Title Image

Progress, Innovation, and Automobiles

Today, things change at a fast pace.

Posted: 2/21/16

The Price of Performance Title Image

The Price of Performance

Performance cars are awesome.

Posted: 2/10/16

Going Commando Title Image

Going Commando

We live in a time of previously unrivaled technological advancements.

Posted: 2/7/16

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Education = Success

There are numerous "things" that go into any automotive project, that are far more costly, and involved, than parts.

Posted: 2/6/16

January

Long Live the Muscle Car Title Image

Long Live the Muscle Car

The Shelby Cobra is the undeniable King of Muscle Cars.

Posted: 1/13/16

Happy New Year, 2016 Edition Title Image

Happy New Year, 2016 Edition

Happy New Year!

Posted: 1/3/16

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