A group for those who love cars and own (or wish to own) a car-related business.
Location: Ames, IA
Latest Activity: Sep 21
Started by James Goben Apr 11.
Started by Lee Flint. Last reply by Lee Flint Jul 30, 2012.
Started by Chris Holstrom. Last reply by Art McElroy Nov 6, 2011.
Steve, as a former Miata owner ('91), I couldn't agree more. Christine... all through high school I had a picture of a Tiger on my wall. That was my dream car. I've since added Alpines to the list. Yours looks great.
1966 Sunbeam Alpine - Here's Allie. I bought her from a junk yard in Salt Lake City in 1995; stored her in a garage until I had the money to do a full restoration. Sold the house attached the garage, took the money to pay my friend to restore, and Poof. I have a beautifully restored convertible. Just thought I'd share. Have a beautiful summer!
Hello everyone! I just wanted to hear the conversations going on in this group. I don't own a classic muscle car but am crazy about all kinds of cars. Here is a pic of my current vehicle and probably the most interesting one I have owned. Affordable, fun and a blast to drive, my 2001 Mazda Miata has only 55,000 miles and is in great condition. Looking forward to getting to know you all!
Hey folks... I know it's quiet in this particular group, but I witnessed an engine removal last week that I thought you all might think was interesting. I guess I'm a complete car nerd to enjoy this, but perhaps you are too. It was a Triumph GTR4 Dove that was in the shop for an engine problem. Turns out the engine had numerous problems, and I got to see and photograph the damage as it came apart. I got to see first hand what led to this particular engine locking up solid. I thought it was very interesting. Maybe you guys will find it interesting as well. Here's the link to the pictures... http://www.theukmotorsports.com/2013/07/triumph-dove-engine-removal...
I want to use the blog to drive traffic to my website. I might use some affiliate links to generate income in the future, but the website traffic is my main reason for the blog. You might want to check out smartpassiveincome.com. Pat has some very good information for creating income.
James, I share many of the sentiments I see in your blog. Question for you -- what would you eventually like to accomplish with it? In other words, do you want to monetize it at some point, or are you using as a place to capture your own thoughts, like a diary? I'm asking because I'm curious to see what others do in that area, as I've been pretty slow to turn my interests into income.
James - read your blog and it's interesting, tho I'd suggest a bit more careful proofreading ... them vs they... (please don't get offended, I have this gift...and it drives my wife crazy too... :-) )... as for your latest post, I fully understand where you are coming from, that is why I have 3 different style cars...one NO ONE touches, one anyone can climb on the fenders and one I have rented out for weddings. It's all about what the owner cares about the most. Sadly, in today's society, few children seem to be taught that other people's property is NOT theirs. We have seen kids climb inside cars and just make themselves at home...and the parent just has this dazed look on their face... until the owner commences to raising the roof.
Hope that helps...
I entered the blogging world a month ago. I would love to have some feedback from fellow car guys.
My wife says it is good, but she is a little biased!
Thanks Jim. Camaro is slowly coming along. Most the drive train is complete, but no body work. Its on the back burner for now. Working on my Money Makeover (baby step 3). and juggling work, home and helping my parents, as my dad's in the hospital after just having an LVAD put in place for congestive heart failure, temporary fix until a full heart transplant (we hope).
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