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NCM Motorsports Park Hosting Youth Driving School

Car enthusiasts are steeped in all manner of specs, facts and data– but does it make us better drivers? While most of us would like to think we’re handier behind the wheel than most, a quick look at thisthis, and this reminds us that knowledge or passion does not beget skill.

That’s where the Tire Rack Street Survival day at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park comes in.

While reserved for youth aged 15-21 with a valid drivers license, the all-day, hands-on course looks to teach teens about proper vehicle control and the techniques needed to drive in the real world.

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Hooked on Classics

My wife Debbie and I first got hooked on classic cars about ten years ago. We had a Chevelle at that time, but I had always wanted to own a ‘55 Chevy. After a considerable discussion with my wife Debbie, we sold the Chevelle and went looking for a ‘55.

By the time we attended the 2006 Winter National event in Orlando, Florida we had only been looking for a ’55 to buy for a few weekends. While viewing all the great Tri-Fives at the show, we noticed a ‘55 Be1 Air 2-door Sedan along a fence with a For Sale sign in the window. I asked my mechanic friend, Larry Hays, who was with us, to check out the car. After crawling under, on, in and all around the car, we decided to purchase it and start a frame-off restoration. We learned that the previous owner was from our home state, Virginia. Debbie later found out the car came from her hometown, Staunton, Virginia.

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Installing A High Performance Front Sway Bar

Time: 1 hour (approximately)

Tools: standard socket set, standard wrenches

Cost: approximately $175-200

Tinware: front sway bar, new sway bar bushings, new sway bar end links (recommended), lubrication grease

Tip: Before removing anything from the car, take note of the sequence of the bushings in relation to the lower control arm and the sway bar. This will eliminate any confusion during reassembly.

Performance gains: a tighter, better-handling front end and longer lasting components

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Installing A Transmission Cooler

Time: Approx. 2 hours

Tools: standard wrenches, small flat-blade screwdriver, razor blade

Cost: approximately $75

Tinware: transmission cooler and installation hardware (included in most kits)

Tip: Allow the transmission to completely cool before attempting to drain the fluid or disconnect any lines under pressure.

Performance gains: a cooler, more efficient transmission capable of handling increased loads and horsepower

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Eckler's Classic Series: Radio Noise Suppression Kit

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The Ecklers Classic Series shows while a older, very informative videos which we’ve made in the past! Today we show the Radio Noise Suppression Kit by Custom Auto Sound!
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Chevrolet Performance Rewards Loyal NHRA Racers

Chevrolet Performance, the high-performance parts division of Chevrolet, has announced that it will increase its contingency payouts to those who race in NHRA-sanctioned events using Chevrolet Performance parts while displaying the brand’s decals.

Says Jim Campbell, General Motors U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, “Chevrolet has a long history of supporting NHRA drag racers and our 2014 contingency program rewards sportsman and Pro Stock racers for top performances. When you race with Chevrolet Performance parts and display our decals, you are eligible for a contingency payout that can be reinvested in your race team.”

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Show Judging: Vehicle exteriors

A few things you should know about show judging: Every Tri-5’s exterior, regardless of class, is judged for panel alignment, sheetmetal condition, fit of moving components, and finish quality on the entire exterior to include glass, wheels & tires. All these items need to be addressed as the car is being restored, as trying to gain point loss on a completed car is costly and sometimes difficult. Cleanliness of these areas should be addressed prior to the event, but is one of the few things that can be maintained at the show.

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