Our 15 Favorite Musclecar Memories

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70 to 80 collector cars will be for sale tonight at Classic Car Auction

70 to 80 collector cars will be for sale tonight at Classic Car Auction
KEARNEY — Auctioneer Rusty Rhynalds expects 70 to 80 cars — in various states of repair and disrepair — to be offered for sale at the annual Classic & Collectible Car Auction from 7-10 p.m. Friday in the Expo Building at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds.
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Collector car auction offers variety for all price ranges
From very small, like a vintage Fiat, to huge, like a grand, classic Rolls-Royce. From a day at the beach with a restored VW camper, to a day on the lake in an Amphicar, a German-built car that's also a boat. From an antique fire truck, to a Lincoln …
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Baby Quotes

In order to be a mother is one of lifes greatest blessings. This is a lifelong event that forever changes. Becoming a mother changes your heart, your thoughts and actions. However, you may soon wish you had an extra pair of hands.

As a mother, if it is found that the first tug of the sleeve and the future of the Heartstrings.

If you want to share the joy of each newborn, here are some popular baby quotes:

The baby is an angel whose wings are reduced to increase the leg. ~ Author Unknown

Babies are always more trouble than I thought – and wonderful. ~ Charles Osgood

Babies are a nice way to start people. ~ Don Herrold

When your baby is out, and giggle, maybe they’re seeing angels. ~ Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

This was the smallest thing I ever decided to make my life. ~ Terri Guillemets

A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on. ~ Carl Sandburg

That the decision to have a child is momentous. Decides that forever your heart go walking outside your body. ~ Elizabeth Stone

A new baby is like the beginning of everything, wonder, hope, dream opportunities. ~ Eda J. Le Shan

A baby makes love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, forget the past and the future.

A baby born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows.

My friend has a baby. I’m recording all the noise I can do so later to ask what he meant.

~ Stephen Wright

I do not think why mothers love them. Baby do all that is leaking at both ends. ~ Douglas Feaver

Laughter is like changing a baby’s diaper. Not permanently solve any problems, but it makes things acceptable, while ~ Unknown

If evolution really works how come mothers only two hands? ~ Milton Berl

I always wondered why babies You spend so much time sucking his thumb. Then he tasted baby food.

~ Robert Orbe

Parents have the glorious opportunity that the strongest effect, above and beyond any other, new life, to bless their homes.

~ L. Tom Perry

The art of mothering is to teach children the art of life. ~ Elaine Heffiner

The children will be, what, therefore, be what you want it to be. ~ David Bly

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The classics rock in Clifford

The classics rock in Clifford
It was the sixth annual truck show hosted by the Great Lakes Truck Club and it brought together truck enthusiasts from all over Ontario and beyond. It was the biggest turnout yet for the event, easily surpassing last year's display of 210 classic rigs …
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Andretti, Archer among pro drivers racing in Trans Am Series at Brainerd Intl Raceway July 4 weekend

Ron Keith won last year’s Trans Am Series TA2 race at Brainerd International Raceway. Photo by Rick Corwine

BRAINERD, Minn. – Two familiar racing names – Andretti and Archer – will be among the pro drivers on Brainerd International Raceway’s (BIR) road course this Fourth of July weekend as they compete in the Trans Am Series race, the featured event of the 29th Annual PleasureLand RV Show & Go.

The Andretti name should be a familiar one to anyone who has followed racing over the last six decades. Adam Andretti, 36, will be behind the wheel of the No. 44 Chevy Camaro during the Trans Am Series’ Ryan Companies Independence Day Classic July 5. Andretti is the younger brother of veteran NASCAR driver John Andretti, first cousin of Indy 500 drivers Michael and Jeff Andretti, and nephew of racing legend Mario Andretti, who is the only driver to win the Indy 500, the Daytona 500 and the Formula One World Championships. Mario even raced at BIR in the late 1960s, shortly after the track was built, and served on BIR’s Board of Directors in the track’s early years.

Adam Andretti brings the family name back to BIR for the second year in a row. He has a diverse racing resume himself, competing in the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series, 24 Hours of Daytona and the Indy Pro Series before settling in to the Trans Am Series last year. He is currently in second place in the series’ TA2 standings after five races.

Archer is also from a familiar – and very successful – racing family, one that got its start in Duluth on the dirt oval track in Proctor and the ice tracks off Park Point. Brothers Tommy, John and Bobby started Archer Brothers Racing and went on to dominate road racing in the 1980s, winning the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National Run-Off, eight straight SCCA World Challenge Championships and many races at BIR, which they consider their home track. Tommy, 57, also won the Detroit Grand Prix and had two second-place finishes at the prestigious 24 Hours of LeMans in France. He will be behind the wheel of the No. 49 Chevy Camaro at BIR.

Andretti and Archer will be among 50 drivers expected to race in the Independence Day Classic, a 40-lap, 100-mile race that will cap off a full weekend of racing. The Trans Am Series is typically part of BIR’s GSTA Muscle Car Shootout on Labor Day weekend, but was moved to the Show & Go this year so SCCA Pro Racing could expand the race and televise it. The race will be aired on CBS Sports Network on July 17.

The Trans Am Series will be on BIR’s 2.5-mile Competition Road Course for practice and qualifying Saturday and Sunday morning, with the race starting at 1:50 p.m. Sunday.

When the Trans Am Series isn’t on the road course, the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) will be sharing its brand of competitive road racing. NASA has time trials, qualifying and racing scheduled both Saturday and Sunday.

BIR’s drag strip will be busy as well all weekend with the second leg of the three-race Muscle Car Series. The action will be redlining as more than 350 drivers chase series championships. The series’ seven Heads-Up Classes will be center stage because of the big horsepower and incredible speed on the track. Fans will see runs more than 200 mph and in the 6- to 7-second range.

Off the track, fans will be treated to a Classic Car Show on Saturday, live music by Waves Collide, a fireworks display and kids activities.

“We’re really excited about this year’s PleasureLand RV Show & Go because of the addition of the Trans Am Series and NASA on the road course,” BIR owner Jed Copham said. “The Trans Am Series race is going to be some of the best road racing we’ve ever had here because the TV contract will bring out so many more professional teams. Fans are in for a real treat.”

Daily admission is $ 25 and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets are available at the front gate or by calling BIR’s Ticket Office at 218-824-RACE (7223) or 866-444-4455.On-site camping is free with a multi-day ticket.

Now in its 47th season, Brainerd International Raceway is one of North America’s largest race tracks, featuring a world-class quarter-mile drag strip, the 3.1-mile, 10-turn Donnybrooke Road Course, the 2.5-mile, 13-turn Competition Road Course, 300 acres for rustic camping, 164 full-service RV sites and 12 on-site condos. BIR is about 120 miles north of the Twin Cities. For more information, visit http://www.BrainerdRaceway.com.

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Learn How to Pinstripe from Jeff Styles at the Airbrush Getaway, October 8-12, 2012 in Las Vegas

Allenwood, NJ (PRWEB) August 01, 2012

The ultimate hands-on art courses, Introduction to Pinstriping and Pinstriping Mastery, taught by Jeff Styles, give students from around the world the chance to learn the strokes necessary to becoming a skilled pinstriper. The one-day class provides an excellent foundation for the subsequent four-day course at the Airbrush Getaway workshops, held October 9 through 12 at the NEW Tropicana Las Vegas, 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South in Las Vegas, NV.

Mr. Style’s exceptional talent comes through in all his work—in this case, as a wonderful instructor. His teachings provide artists with an important foundation toward pinstriping mastery. Detailed information on the paints, brushes, solvents, tapes, and surface preparation necessary for proper pinstriping, as well as the practice and completion of basic designs with and without a pattern, will be covered. Students will also learn the primary styles of nostalgic dagger pinstriping, and scrolling.

In addition to Airbrush Action magazine, which regularly showcases his fine work, Jeff has been published in leading automotive magazines, including Hot Rod, Classic Trucks, Truckin’, and Street Rodder. His TV work includes Overhaulin’, Rides, Speed Channel’s Street Tuner Challange, and a Magnaflow Exhaust commercial.

Jeff also credits his “mentor” Butch Tucker for “taking him under his wing and teaching him everything he knows about pinstriping.” Like most artists, Mr. Styles has an eye for one thing in particular: flames. “The days of doodling flames on all my school books paid off,” he explains. Now a Southern California resident, he operates Styles Pinstriping where he has built an impressive gallery of work.

The Airbrush Getaway workshops have attracted students from corporations as diverse as Disney, AT&T, Boeing, Texas Instruments, Hallmark and many others, as well as freelancers, small business owners and students of all skill levels.

The cost for the one-day Pinstriping is $ 150, and $ 575 for the four-day segment ($ 50 is discounted if you register for both) and includes all supplies and equipment. Other one-day courses include Introduction to Airbrushing, T-Shirt Lettering Bootcamp, Airbrush Tattoos, Intro to Murals on Steel, and Intro to Automotive Graphics. Four-day course include Airbrush Mastery, Ultimate Airbrush Effects, Automotive Graphics, Achieving Photorealism, Power Portraits, Automotive Murals on Steel, and others. For discounted room reservations, call 800-634-4000 and mention “Airbrush Getaway Workshop, group code SAIR10.” For more information, call 800-876-2472 (international callers: 732-223-7878), or visit http://www.airbrushaction.com.

Former Student Quote:

“It’s hard to get quality instruction like this. They’re not going to put you down if there’s something you don’t know.”

—Chris Doak, Intro to Automotive Graphics Student

About Airbrush Getaway:

“The Airbrush Getaway is a one-of-a-kind event—the world’s best airbrush immersion program,” explains Cliff Stieglitz, Airbrush Action’s publisher. “It’s ideal for artists and non-artists seeking to learn new skills or take their art to professional levels.” Students from all over the world come away learning how to make thousands of extra dollars airbrushing, and many claim that what they learn in four or five days at the workshop would take years to learn on their own. “We’ve worked hard to develop our exceptional faculty,” Stieglitz explains. “All our instructors are at the top of their field. A special comradery and bond develops between students and staff at every Getaway.”

About Airbrush Action Magazine:

Founded by Cliff Stieglitz in 1985, Airbrush Action magazine is the longest publishing airbrush magazine in world history. Distributed internationally through Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, 7-Eleven, all military branches, and many other mainstream outlets, Airbrush Action is edited for airbrush enthusiasts and art professionals. It covers all popular applications of airbrushing, including body art, automotive custom painting, T-shirt airbrushing, tattoo art, pin-up art, hobby/model uses, illustration, fine art, and more. For more information, Airbrushaction.com or contact Cliff Stieglitz, Airbrush Action magazine publisher, at ceo(at)airbrushaction.com.

Pre-Order a New MSD Atomic EFI System for GM LS at Summit Racing Equipment

Tallmadge, OH (PRWEB) November 09, 2012

MSD’s original Atomic EFI systems made fuel injection truly accessible and easy to install for anyone with a traditional carbureted V8 engine. MSD has now done the same thing for LS engines, creating a brand new, virtually bolt-on system that can support up to 1,000 horsepower.

Where the original Atomic system had the electronics and sensors built into the throttle body, the Atomic LS systems incorporate the ECU and other electronics into the fuel rails. The only wiring needed is from the fuel rail assembly to each specific sensor (all wiring uses factory connectors). The driver side fuel rail includes sensor connections for the coolant temp, coil packs, injectors, cam sensor, TPS, and fuel pressure sensor. The passenger side incorporates the crank sensor, coil packs, injectors, and other necessary sensor connections for the engine configuration. That saves time and helps keep the engine compartment looking nice and tidy.

Like the original Atomic EFI systems, The Atomic EFI LS systems have a compact Power Module that links the ECU to the electric fuel pump, electric fans, and oxygen sensor, plus connections for power and the Handheld Programmer. To set up the system, simply plug the Programmer into the Power Module and toggle through the menu screens with the joystick. Scroll up and down through a few easy parameters and your engine will be running in no time. The Handheld can be unplugged and stowed away, or left connected to view a list of functions in real time as the engine runs.

MSD has a variety of advanced features that are accessible through the Handheld Programmer:

Compatible with forced induction
Nitrous input for spark retard and nitrous A/F targets
Program different temperatures to activate two cooling fans
Advance or retard ignition timing up to 10° over the factory setting
Select a rev limit through fuel and/or ignition cut-off
Compatible with OE Variable Cam Timing Control
Built in 2-Step launch control

The MSD Atomic EFI LS systems work with return-style or returnless fuel systems, accept mechanical or electronic throttle controls, and automatically recognize 24- or 58-tooth crank trigger wheels. The Master Kits include the fuel rail assemblies with electronics, fuel injectors, wiring harness, Power Module, Handheld Programmer, and a wideband oxygen sensor.

PRODUCT LINK: http://www.summitracing.com/search/product-line/msd-atomic-ls-efi-fuel-injection-systems?keyword=MSD%20Atomic%20LS

The MSD Atomic EFI LS systems are expected to be in stock at Summit Racing in January 2013. Customers can avoid the rush and pre-order a system right now at SummitRacing.com or by phone at 1-800-230-3030.

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