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The Last Templar

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The Last Templar

Richard Aversa suffers from a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy which over time has begun to sap strength from the former Army reserve Drill Sergeants body. Although his body is slowly failing him, he remains passionate about his favorite sport, drag racing.  

This year marks his 50th year Drag

Viva Velocity

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Viva Velocity

I remember the first time I saw a Panoz. It was in a May 1998 Motor Trend Magazine article titled: Viva Velocity. The Panoz was the odd one out within a group of supercars of the time, such as a new Dodge Viper GTS, Corvette, and the Lotus Esprit Twin Turbo. 

While these monsters were setting

How To Plasti Dip Your Wheels

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How To Plasti Dip Your Wheels

When it comes to do-it-yourself cosmetic vehicle modifications, one basic and easy mod is the use of Plasti Dip. If you’re looking to change the look of your car on the cheap and are considering a color change (of your wheels, hood, even your whole car), this stuff allows you to do it yourself,

A Passion For Muscle

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A Passion For Muscle

 

If you’ve been around the car show circuit in the Central New York area, you’re bound to recognize this super clean ‘68 Chevelle SS owned by Bill Tuttle of Whitesboro. He’s always traveling to the local cruise-ins and hitting up the bigger regional events like Syracuse Nationals and Adirondack

New Age Hotrods

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New Age Hotrods

Joshua and Joseph Amodio have always been hardworking individuals. From a very young age, they helped repair and maintain vehicles at their father’s humble shop. They developed a passion for not only all things automotive, but doing things right the first time early on. “I found myself always fi

Steve’s Restorations

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Steve’s Restorations

So what exactly do you have to do to have your automotive restoration shop featured for a season on national television?  I was excited to find out the answer to that question and learn more about Steve’s Restorations, which will be featured on the show American Restoration on The History Channe

2016 MX-5 Reviewed

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2016 MX-5 Reviewed

This little Mazda has been hailed as one of the most important contributions to the sports car enthusiast world since, well, frankly ever. The first iteration made its entrance in the early 90’s as an affordable, reliable, good looking roadster that was loaded with character and filled a void that n

We Visit The North East Classic Car Museum

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We Visit The North East Classic Car Museum

We, the inhabitants of Central NY, are very spoiled when it comes to activities or events to visit and experience. It bothers me greatly when people say there isn’t anything to do around here. If we were to draw a circle an hours distance within our homes there are numerous and wonderful places

A True Passion For The Car Scene

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A True Passion For The Car Scene

Standing out in today’s Honda scene is not an easy task. Creating Central New York’s premier import show isn’t either. Chris Burkhart of Syracuse has managed to do both with his immaculate EP3 Honda Civic and the incredible Street Scene show held at Long Branch Park in Liverpool. The story of th

The Polaris Slingshot

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The Polaris Slingshot

 

New in the Polaris 2015 product line up is the Slingshot; a 3-wheeled car/motorcycle hybrid. This is the first of its kind for Polaris and we had the privilege to take one for a test drive. Settling into the cockpit of the Slingshot, it feels just like a car. It features comfortable side by side

Anyone Can Autocross

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Anyone Can Autocross

 

Most people aren’t willing or able to invest gobs of money to prep and maintain a car for the track. Then there’s the question of how do I start this hobby – how do I dip my toe in?

The answer for most, hands down, is autocross.

While APEX was at Street Scene this year, I took a walk around t

Street Scene 2015

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Street Scene 2015

Import, sport compact and sport truck fans flooded the lawns of Long Branch Park for the this years Street Scene show.  The event, now in it’s third year, is easily one the fastest growing shows of its type in the North East, drawing enthusiasts from all over the US and Canada. We can’t thank th

1967 Oldsmobile 442 “Rockets Revenge”

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1967 Oldsmobile 442 “Rockets Revenge”

John Trial – This is my 1967 Oldsmobile 442 called Rockets Revenge. The car was debuted this March at Detroit Autorama and was a Ridler Contender. It was a great honor to be chosen for a Ridler and although it didn’t make the Great 8, the car won First Place Custom Convertible. The car also rece

Barn find rb 240sx

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Barn find rb 240sx

 

Kalvin Malli – Found the shell in buffalo, had been sitting for 7 years. 77k original miles when bought. No rust. Original paint. Completely stripped out with many buckets of parts and bolts.

Pretty much re-vamped the whole car. Stance coil overs with fully upgraded arms. Wheels tires. R

10th Annual Mustang Rally at Matthews Auto in Norwich

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10th Annual Mustang Rally at Matthews Auto in Norwich

We hit up the 10th Annual Mustang Rally presented by Matthews Ford of Norwich. The original date for this was earlier in the summer but it was unfortunately rained out. The event brought in Mustangs from every generation of the model line and it was very interesting to see them all in one place.

2015 Jeeps At The Beach

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2015 Jeeps At The Beach

Earlier today we headed out to Sylvan Beach for this years Jeeps at the Beach.  This annual event is hosted by CNYJeep.org and takes place on the first Sunday in August.  Jeeps of all shapes and sizes are welcome and even those of us with completely stock rigs can join in. The cost to get in is

Trucks Gone Wild – Event Coverage

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Trucks Gone Wild – Event Coverage

This weekend we stopped into Trucks Gone Wild, which was held at Maximum Power Park in Poland, NY. It’s a huge gathering of mud loving, truck enthusiasts featuring mud pits, jumps, tug of war, ATV trails, mud trench, freestyle, bounty hole, tire pit, sand pit and more.

There were food and mer

Cars & Coffee at Cantech Automotive

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Cars & Coffee at Cantech Automotive

This morning we hit the road early to head to Cantech Automotive in North Syracuse for their open house and cars & coffee event.  Cantech is one of the few local shops capable of servicing everything from rare classics to high end exotics and today delivered an incredible showing of just that. F

2015 Syracuse Nationals Photo Gallery

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2015 Syracuse Nationals Photo Gallery

The 16th annual PPG Syracuse Nationals have officially come to a close. Thousands of cars from all over the country made to trip to Syracuse, NY despite the hot, humid and occasionally rainy weather. With estimates of over 7500 cars and 80,000 people in attendance, the Syracuse Nationals is easi

Fountain Elms Antique and Classic Car Show

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Fountain Elms Antique and Classic Car Show

It’s hard to believe that 4th of July weekend has already come to a close here in CNY. BBQs, fireworks and car shows were very much welcomed after a long and rainy week.  After spending time with friends and family we stopped by the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Campus for their Antique