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The Little Speed Shop

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The Little Speed Shop

The Little Speed Shop / Apex Automotive Magazine

The Little Speed Shop located in Rochester, NY is anything but little. During the day you will see everything from full race spec Porsche Caymans and GT3’s in their racing and fabrication building, to more common cars like VW’s and Toyota’s receiv

Dirt Track Young Gun

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Dirt Track Young Gun

With over 200 go-kart victories and countless championships, Charlie Tibbitts is a driver’s name to remember!  Charlie is only 12 years old and already has had an incredible racing career, and he is just getting started.  He has moved up this season, this time to the 602 Sportsman Division. Rece

2016 Motorsports Expo

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2016 Motorsports Expo

The Motorsports Expo is the first sign that spring is on the way and each year fans in droves support the show and get to see firsthand the beautiful creations before they hit the track.

However, this year was a little different, fans didn’t attend simply as race fans, but as a vendor. We spe

One Hot Deuce Coupe

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One Hot Deuce Coupe


We all have one—an “it” car. We see it out of the corner of our eye on a summer two-lane, we see it in the movies, and we dream and scheme about how to make it ours. This car haunts us and won’t let us rest. That’s what happened to Bob May when the ’32 deuce coupe rolled on the screen of A

Gulfin’ In Style

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Gulfin’ In Style

 

Since the original MK I was introduced to in the early 60’s, America has had a fascination with its Ferrari-beating hero, the Ford GT40. It’s no surprise that Syracuse, NY’s Dan Cassinelli shared the same love as a child for America’s champion as many of us. In fact, proudly displayed on hi

500 Horsepower Club

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500 Horsepower Club

The 2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG is a hidden gem sleeper sedan with super car power. You get all the amenities Mercedes has to offer along with a monster V8 under the hood.  It is built for speed and has a MSRP as much as a house when purchased new, but you can now have one of these bad boys for a

The History of the Playboy Car

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The History of the Playboy Car

Everyone is familiar with the legendary men’s magazine Playboy, but many may not be familiar with the car of the same name.  The Playboy car was built in the late forties in Buffalo, New York.  Is there an association with the Playboy magazine and the Playboy car?  The answer is yes!

Actually

2016 Volvo XC90

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2016 Volvo XC90

The 2016 Volvo XC90 received its first full redesign since it made its debut back in 2003. It has retained all of the original safety features that Volvo is known for, while managing to bring a whole new level of luxury and refinement to the road.

From the outside, the XC90 is pristine from

One Demonic Demon

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One Demonic Demon

In 1971 Dodge introduced a new model to their Dart lineup. A variant of the Plymouth Duster, Dodge named their version the Demon. With optional hood scoops and blackout hood treatment, the car was advertised as a performance car. The Dodge Demon was offered in two trim levels, the base Demon and

Waxy Business

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Waxy Business

Spring is finally here. For many of us, this means an opportunity to clean off all the salt, sand, and grime from our vehicles. We can also roll out the shop vacuum to clean out the interior and make the car about 10 pounds lighter with gravel and dirt removed from the carpets. With this being t

1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Restomod

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1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Restomod

The 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is one of the most desirable Mustangs you can find, and mostly because of its iconic body lines. The fastback styling added another level of muscle to this great muscle car. Although the looks mean business, the sad truth is 1969 performance (even Mach 1 performance)

’40 Mack Wrecker

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’40 Mack Wrecker

We have featured all kinds of cars in the first four issues, but this is the first time we’ve had an opportunity to get a peek into the “Rat Rod” scene. We headed out to Griffiss Air Force base in Rome, NY to meet up with Pete and Rebecca Wilcox. Pete and his wife drove their 1940 Make Model EF

Cantech Automotive – Not Your Ordinary Garage

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Cantech Automotive – Not Your Ordinary Garage

For most car enthusiasts, trusting someone else with your pride and joy can be a bit unsettling.  Be it your show car or daily driver, finding the right shop to take care of your automotive needs can be somewhat of an undertaking.  We took some time to visit Cantech Automotive of North Syracuse

The Little Truck That Could

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The Little Truck That Could

In the late 1970’s America was going through a lot of changes. Strict government regulations slowly sucked the life out of the muscle car by forcing manufacturers to install primitive pollution control devices that really hurt the performance of otherwise potent power plants. By 1978 the muscle

Love At First Sight

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Love At First Sight

Love at first sight is a funny thing. It’s almost like you just know when something is meant to be, yet you can’t necessarily explain why. Now, as much as we like to tell our wives that they were our first love, chances are that a car guy might have experienced love long before marriage. Maybe i

Built for the Love

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Built for the Love

Most would agree that this generation of RX-7 was one of the most beautiful. Even in stock form, it was a very capable car by 1994 standards, featuring a 0-60 time in the mid-5 second range and a 150mph top speed. It was also a very unique car, as it was powered by a 255 hp, twin-turbocharged an

Low, Loud & Obnoxious

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Low, Loud & Obnoxious

 

When Tucci Hotrods was approached by a customer demanding a low, loud, and obnoxious ride — they delivered

If there is one thing Central New York based hotrod shop, Tucci Hotrods is known for, it’s building award winning cars. Stop by their amazing shop at any time, and you will see the leve

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