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    Mooneyes Open House 2017
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    Published on Jul 8, 2017
    I was really glad to have made it back to this year's Mooneyes USA Open House in Santa Fe Springs, California. This show gets bigger and bigger every year - I got there around 7:40 and the speed shop and the surrounding area was already packed with all kinds of traditional hot rods, Kustoms, lowriders, and motorcycles. Looks like the heat didn't scare many car guys from bringing out their rides!

    Highlights:
    1:43 - Ray Dunham's 1933 Ford Roadster
    5:15 - Duo of Traditional Ford Hot Rods, including one from So-Cal Speed Shop]
    5:27 - Trio of lowriders
    6:38 - 1949 Mercury Convertible Lead Sled
    7:09 - 1956 Ford Fairlane Traditional Kustom
    8:25 - 1927 Ford Model T Traditional Kustom
    8:51 - 1952 Dodge Woody Bus
    9:16 - 1954 Ford Lowrider
    12:06 - Mazda
    12:30 - 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Lowrider
    12:44 - Chopped Ford Pickup Truck
    13:59 - Twisters La Habra 1939 Mercury Lead Sled
     
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    Rochester 7-8-2017
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    Published on Jul 8, 2017
    Finally a Granite State Cruise night where it didn't rain all night. It rained before and after but was nice and sunny during. Great turnout, food, and people.
     
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    Used Subaru Buyer's Guide
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    Published on Jul 9, 2017
    General overview of things to look out for when shopping for a used Subaru.

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    Confessions of a female auto tech working flat rate part 1
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    Published on Jul 10, 2017
    TDM interviews an experienced female experienced flat rate tech named Lee Ann

    The book I mentioned: A Mechanic and a Gentleman: An Odyssey into the Automotive Repair Experience E.S. Edwards
     
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    How Ticket Distribution works in a Professional Auto Repair Shop
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    Published on Jul 10, 2017
    On today's video I discuss how Repair Orders are assigned in a Professional Auto Repair Shop, to help techs coming into this business understand how the process works, including skill levels, tech availability etc and ultimately what tickets go to your or not!
     
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    Proper Tool Use VS Get The Job Done
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    Proper mechanic tool usage can be very important. Using a tool the way it was meant is usually a better way. Sometimes you must use a tool in a way it was not designed. Today we look at using a tool right vs getting a job done
     
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    THIS is the Abt TT RS-R and it's a 500hp Beast!
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    Published on Jul 12, 2017
    The Abt TT RS-R is a little beast and I'm joined by Daniel Abt to take a look around his car and go for a test drive! It's built up from the base Audi TT RS having been dialed up to 500PS and 570Nm (from the standard 400PS and 400Nm), with the design transformed via new carbon fibre components throughout and the interior swathed with Alcantara.

    To get started we take a walkaround of the exterior and interior outside Abt's HQ in Kempten, Germany, before it's then time to jump on board with Daniel taking the wheel. After experiencing the TT RS-R from the passenger seat then we swap around and I get to have a little fun too before we head back.

    You can also follow Daniel Abt's pages too where he pots more videos and content, including following his Formula E seasons:
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    Thanks for watching, Tim
     
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    Here's a Tour of a $350,000 Rolls-Royce Wraith
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    Published on Jul 11, 2017
    GO READ MY COLUMN: http://autotradr.co/Oversteer

    The Rolls-Royce Wraith is a $350,000 luxury coupe with some truly amazing luxury features and some unbelievable equipment -- along with an excellent driving experience. Here's a tour, and a review of what it's like to drive a Rolls-Royce Wraith.

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    High-Mile 2004 Jaguar XJR - One Take
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    This 2004 Jaguar XJR is a lovely, clean example with over 220,000 miles on it. This "X350" chassis car is made entirely of aluminum for a lightweight feel, and features a 400 horsepower, Supercharged 4.2L V8. For its age and mileage the interior and exterior are in shockingly good, original condition and its enthusiastic owner, Kevin, is a character on his own.
     
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    Trail Truck Hiking Finds! Abandoned Silver Mine And Classic Cars!
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    Published on Jul 9, 2017
    I keep finding new places and interesting things in the woods, a long abandoned small silver strip mine, old cars and an old timey swimming hole!
    Join Amesie's Automotive Corner's Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/94619...
     
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    I NEVER wanted a Porsche...Until NOW!!!
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    Published on Jul 11, 2017
    I never really wanted a Porsche...until now! R-Tec & Revere London have created a masterpiece! Full decat IPE straight pipes, stunning Revere Forged Series wheels and a massive wing!!!
     
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    Classic Hot Rods Arlington 12/07/2017
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    Published on Jul 13, 2017
    70s style Wednesday evening action from the Classic Hot Rods at Arlington Raceway July 12th 2017
     
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    Heavy Haul TV: Episode #555 -- July 12, 2017
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    Published on Jul 12, 2017
     
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    The Zenvo TSR is a 1,100hp BEAST!
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    Published on Jul 16, 2017
    Zenvo have created a bit of a beast in the form of the TSR. It's a track only, savage weapon fitted with cage, harnesses, and pure focus for the race track as BenzeneBen discovers on the Goodwood hillclimb.

    SuperVeloce Racing have become the UK Zenvo representatives, offering the TSR and new TS1 - the road going version that's still very much in insane territory but in a slightly more sensible way. Both cars have a 6.8l V8 making over 1,100 horsepower and over 1,400Nm of torque.

    Join Ben for the experience onbord the car as it takes to the hillclimb course.

    Thanks for watching, Tim
     
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    Inside Jeff Dunham’s Garage: Achmedmobile & Batmobiles - Jay Leno’s Garage
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    Published on Jul 16, 2017
    Jay Leno takes a tour of Jeff Dunham’s wacky garage and hits the Las Vegas strip in a giant art car made for Burning Man. Jay Leno’s Garage is all new Wednesdays at 10p ET/PT on CNBC!
     
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    My Classic Car Season 21 Episode 26 - Ridgely Car Show
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    Published on Jun 28, 2017
    2:28 - 1932 Chevy Roadster
    5:14 - 1972 Plymouth Barracuda
    7:49 - 1952 Chevy Custom
    10:40 - 1971 Jeepster Commando Hurst Edition
    13:20 - 1971 El Camino Hurst Equipped

    Dennis travels to Maryland for the Ridgely Car Show.

    More info - http://www.ridgelycarshow.com/



     
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    Chat with the Flat Rate Master
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    Streamed live on Jul 15, 2017
     
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    Teaching the Next Generation of Techs in the Shop
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    Published on Jul 17, 2017
    Today on Discuss on the job training for younger techs but the Senor techs in the shop
     
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    1991 Autocar ACL
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    Published on Jul 17, 2017
    Welcome to another bumbling and stumbling review. This time we look over a 1991 Autocar ACL formerly of the Onondaga County DOT. www.dailydieseldose.com for more!
     
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    SOUTHEAST GASSERS - LYONS DRAGWAY RECAP SHOW
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    Published on Jul 15, 2017
    Catch all the excitement of the gear-jamming, wheels-up action from the Southeast Gassers Association, drag racing's strictest period correct series. This year marks the seventh season of the specialty series which takes racers and fans alike back to the good old days of 1967. This episode focuses on the action from the Lyons Dragway event in Indiana.
     
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    Fletcher Car Show & Gasser Drags
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    Published on Jul 9, 2017
    Spent morning at Fletcher Dodge at a car show and evening at Lyons Dragway watching the Southeastern Gasser drags.
     
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    OUTLAW 32 CAR SHOOTOUT - Bonne Terre Dragstrip
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    Published on Jul 11, 2017
    Outlaw 32 coverage from the Horsepower For Hope event at Bonne Terre Dragstrip in Eastern Missouri. We had to leave before the final but the '63 Corvette took the win.
     
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    Syracuse Part 1 7 14 2017
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    Published on Jul 16, 2017
    It just gets better every year. The show was outstanding, the most vendors that I’ve seen in years and the quality of the cars was unbelievable. Wait till you see the cars in the pro’s pick area in part 2. The VW stole everyone’s attention.
     
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    Syracuse Part 2
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    Published on Jul 17, 2017
    We had a couple of quick showers on Saturday that really didn't dampen anyone spirits. The pro's pick area was full of outstanding cars and trucks.
     
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    Syracuse Nationals 2017
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    Published on Jul 15, 2017
    A walk though of the 18th Annual PPG Syracuse Nationals on July 14-16, 2017. Put on by Right Coast Association it is one of the largest car show of its kind.
     
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    Upcoming Videos And Comments - Hiram Gutierrez
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    Published on Jul 14, 2017
    Thanks for the feedback on the channel update video. I'll probably answer comments every Friday morning to keep you guys up to date, also I will throw a story of the week on what I've been working on.
    I will try and post a new video every Saturday morning, if possible. Thanks.
     
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    Jetaway 315 Transmission 1957 Cadillac
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    Published on Jul 15, 2017
    This is a teardown of a Hydramatic Jetaway 315 Transmission of a 1957 Cadillac.
     
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    Heavy Haul TV: Episode #557 -- Racine, Wisconsin
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    Published on Jul 16, 2017
     
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    TJV - MY PEOPLE!! I FOUND MORE OF US!! - #1134
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    Millennials in the Work Force - Chat w/ The Flat Rate Master
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    The Flat Rate Master joins me to have a chat about the growing numbers of Millennials in the the work force.
    Is it what a lot of folks have been saying or just the way it's been for every new generation in the trades?

    Check out The Flat Rate Master YouTube Channel:
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    You might say Daytona was lit. Here's a comp of some videos taken during this year's Daytona truck meet. Diesels and gas both.
     
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    Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon has been there and done that, and has the championships to prove it. However, drag racing on the other side of the world has always reminded him why he fell in love with drag racing. Whether it's the passion of the fans, or the unbridled fury of racing quarter-mile, Dixon is in a happy place now where he can still run 4.4-seconds in a quarter-mile and still experience travel basketball with his children. He's having the time of his life racing Down Under with Santo Rapisarda.
     
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    Heavy Haul TV: Episode #560 -- TomTom Trucker 600 GPS vs Google Maps Tablet
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    A high-end bedbugger and the Buddhist view of attachment

    Trucker Finn Murphy discusses life on the road, the job, and where this country is headed in his recently published trucking memoir.

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    The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road (W. W. Norton & Company; June 2017) is a trucking memoir that goes beyond the interstates. Bedbugger Murphy describes his life, the job, and about where this country is heading. He eschews the low-rent stereotype of truckers that many Americans hold to, yet he clings to the outsider image, the man/machine combo that hurdles through the landscapes on its own terms in pursuit of a buck.

    Murphy is not just a mover but an 'executive' mover who can earn north of $200,000 a year by not being a jerk, and understanding that he's not just moving stuff, he's moving lives. One of the secrets of his success is that he knows how to talk to the one-percenters by appearing professional, personable and confident while jollying them along. He runs each job from start to finish in his own way, hires the best helpers and wears a clean logoed shirt.

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    "The customers I move are more difficult people to move, not less so. The easiest people to move household goods are other working people. The hardest people are those who treat movers as if they’re some kind of monkeys, just there to get their stuff out of the way. My customers are looking for continuity, and they want their expectations met. Some of these moves are $50,000, $60,000, $70,000 jobs," he says.

    Murphy first got his CDL in 1980. "Before that, I was a local mover since 1976. I drove the North American Van Lines for about 10 years. Then I took 20 years off, and I’ve been driving for Joyce Van Lines out of Oxford, Connecticut for the last nine years. I’m a contractor, a lease driver." During his two-decade hiatus from trucking, he lived in Nantucket, Massachusetts selling clothing. He then divorced and moved to Colorado.

    That's when he worked his way into the high-end moving business.

    He's been writing the book since 1984. "At the end of each day, I had a little audiocassette recorder, and I’d dictate some impressions. They began to accumulate, and I had many of these, spanning decades. I had them transcribed and thought, 'Well, this looks kind of interesting. Maybe I could turn this into a book.' That's the genesis of it. The response has been unbelievable. I’m pinching myself. I got everything. I got an advance, I got a full-time editor, I got a national book tour and they’re pushing the book really hard; it’s like a Cinderella story. It’s not ready yet, but we’re wrapping a trailer with the book cover."

    Murphy often sets himself apart from other truckers. His rig is named Cassidy, "a good-looking, dependable GMC Astro 95 with a Cummins 290 diesel engine," he writes. "She's considered a total piece of crap by the freight-hauler fraternity. They all want the long-nosed Peterbilts. Another disconnect between movers and freight haulers is that movers don't care what power plant we drive so long as we're making money. The freight haulers are the total opposite. This is totally ludicrous, because it's not like they own what they drive… 'Watcha drivin'? is a standard first question at truckstop coffee counters. 'Got a bank account?' is my first question.

    In promoting his book, Murphy has done more than 40 radio interviews from local AM stations to National Public Radio and everything in between. And he's done a bunch of call-in shows. "Most of the call-ins have been drivers, and they’ve been pretty positive. They appreciate that I make it clear in the book that drivers are a diverse crowd. It’s not just a group of crazy Southern rednecks. There’s everybody. They appreciate that I point out that making any blanket judgment about two million drivers is probably inaccurate."

    And the general public? "The most common questions is 'what do drivers think about car drivers?' In general, I think Americans are courteous and good drivers. If they would confine their activities to driving, rather than driving and doing something else, things would be better. I see everything that happens in cars. People are eating, they’re spilling their coffee, they’re putting on makeup, they’re texting. It appears to me that the single-most common activity that car drivers are engaged in is working on their relationship with the person in the passenger seat. You can see that from the body language. You see it from the way their arms move. Most of these relationships apparently have some sort of conflict involved. Every once in a while you see a romantic relationship that doesn’t involve conflict. That’s always interesting and fun to see, but it’s not good driving."

    His continental crisscrossing gives rise to pontificating about the state of the country. "As far as I can figure," he writes, "the only places left in America that can boast of vibrant downtowns are college towns and high-end tourist towns. In the rest of the country, the downtowns were hollowed out when nobody was looking."

    He has plenty of time to think about his customers and their possessions, too. "Movers are there at the beginning point of accumulation and all the points to the bitter end, so we tend to develop a Buddhist view of attachment. We do not covet your stuff. It's freight. We'll take the best care we can because you're paying for that, and we're responsible for the damage," he writes. "But we don’t care on any other so-called higher level because no higher level exists. Sentimental value of stuff is a mug's game. The only beneficiary is the self-storage guy."

    As for the state of the industry, Murphy says: "One thing's always confused me about driver retention: supply and demand. If there’s demand for drivers, and there’s not enough of them, then you’d think the pay would go up. But the pay has not gone up since the early 1980s with deregulation. In fact, it's stayed down since then. If you’re a freight hauler for a carrier you’re making maybe thirty-five grand a year, and in dollar terms that’s less than it was in the '80s. Just from basic economics, it doesn’t seem like there’s a driver shortage because the pay hasn’t gone up. That’s number one. Number two, again, for the big freight hauling companies, the turnover is running eighty-five or ninety percent a year yet there seems to be an inexhaustible supply of new drivers coming in who probably have been downsized from some middle class industrial job somewhere else. It looks like a lot of these companies take drivers, chew ‘em up, spit ‘em out, and get ready for the new crowd."

    Getting into the rarefied world of executive moving isn't for everyone, but Murphy has advice for truckers who want to earn more. "You need to bring another skill into the industry other than driving. If you know how to tarp, if you know how to move furniture and move families, if you have specialized equipment like a tanker, or you're a car hauler… with these kind of skills you’ll make a lot more money. But you have to know what you’re doing. I move corporate big shots and their families. I need diplomacy, I need tact, I need to have my own crews, I need to move their stuff without breaking it, and I need to keep them all on an even keel through a life transition. That’s what I’m paid for. I’m not really paid to be a driver. I’m paid to make a move work properly. I try to understand that they’re going through a major life transition, and it’s emotionally fraught and distressing for them. If I can remember that, and not bring my own problems into the move and just concentrate on servicing the customers through their transition, then I’m going to have a satisfied customer. The reason that it’s lucrative for me is because I control the move from the very beginning to the very end. We pack the cartons, we clean the dishes, we even make the beds at the other end. We’re doing full-service moves."

    He concludes the book by drifting off in his cab where he always sleeps better than anywhere else. "A mover's job is to shift people from where they are to where they're supposed to be. Lucky for me, every once in a while I find the place where I'm supposed to be. It's a priceless gift that I only get while I'm on the road. It's the best job in the world."

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    This is the Abt R8 Spyder Street, with a new aerodynamic package and fantastic exhaust system! Abt have created a choice of packages for the Audi R8 Coupe and Spyder taking up to 50kg out of the weight with carbon fibre bumpers and a new lightweight exhaust.

    During a visit to Abt's HQ in Germany, I take the new car based on the 560PS R8 Spyder for a test run to see what it's about.

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