It might have shipped a day later than I’d hoped, but issue #6 went out to subscribers yesterday. It’s 60 pages of ad-free, original stories you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re not subscribed, here’s what you’re missing!
Chazz Layne – Knowledge is Power | Adventure is right in your own backyard. It’s worth finding, too. But be careful. Curiosity is a hell of a drug. This is a story about finding our way in the world; about channeling our desire for new toys and experiences into more empowered lives. It’s never too late to change course. You are encouraged to find a shadow and chase it.
Paul Turner – Car 22, Over | He changed his college major and got a certificate to become a school teacher because it was the only field he could find with a guaranteed paycheck. There was only one problem. He hated it. Three months after finishing school, however, he was on a 747 bound for Hong Kong. I’ve been after Paul to share some of his police stories with us. He finally gave in.
Michael Banovsky – Fathers Day 914 | We never forget the machine that ignited the combustible combination of hopes and dreams in our hearts, forever making us gearheads. For many of us, that machine probably belonged to Dad. Sadly, not so many of us would know Dad’s old car if we saw it come up for sale. Maybe that’s a good thing. What if you did find it for sale. Would you be able to buy it in time? Our good friend Michael Banovsky drops a “Care of the Year” bomb on us for Fathers Day 2013.
Anukraman Rathore – Jeypore Bike Riders | They set out weekly, the sights and smells of the countryside in concert with the thrum of motorbikes, seeking out the best that Rajasthan has to offer.Sometimes it’s a single day out and back, ending with dinner and drinks, other times, they campout under starry skies. Anukraman Rathore gives us a look at the adventures of the Jeypore Bike Riders.
Mike Briskie – Paddockscene | In a world with more automotive stuff to see and do than ever before in history, why is it often so hard to find something to do? PaddockScene aims to solve that problem by bringing enthusiasts, competitors, organizers, and venues together worldwide. This is very cool indeed. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Dick Moser – The Gearhead You Want to be When You Grow Up | Dick Moser is the kind of gearhead you want to be when you grow up. He’s got a list of victories a mile long, he’s self-employed, playing the game of life by his own rules, he’s even been two U.S. President’s pilot. And he will smile, genuinely glad to see you again, at the next rally. Here’s why he and his son Tim recently sold their rally car.
Nichole Decker – Halo Car: Never Giving Up | Halo. One word. Two very different meanings here. A “halo car” is a vehicle meant to demonstrate a manufacturer’s abilities when they refuse to settle for less than perfection. It’s also a device bolted to into the skull to immobilize the head when someone breaks their neck. In a way, Nichole Decker represents both.
Justin Mohney – Detective Coating | When you finally find something you love doing, it inspires you to show up, suit up, and modify your life. Here’s a look at how Justin Mohney turned an interest in powdercoating into a way to make a living doing something he truly enjoys. PS: Detective Coating is an Official GBXM|united Partner.
Nick Prutch – Hit the Trails (But Remember They Hit Back) | How awesome was Marty McFly’s Toyota Hilux? So awesome many of us STILL want one just like it. This month, Adam introduces us to Nick Prutch, who satisfied his craving for an N40 Hilux by learning to drive in his dad’s, buying it when he turned 16, and turning it into the machine you see here today.
Penmanshift 2 – Understanding the Audience & Asking the Right Questions | Have you ever wanted to write about cars for a living? We designed a program to help aspiring auto writers acceleratetheir voices called Penmanshift. Our beta test, showed us we just didn’t have the time to fully devote ourselves to its development so we put it on a shelf. Why let a good thing go to waste, though? We’re sharing it with you because, well, it’s a look at how we approach automotive journalism here at GBXM|united.
Brian Driggs (yours truly) – Why We Need Gearhead Clubs | Here’s 3 reasons why we believe we need gearhead clubs. What’s a gearhead club? It’s a formal group with some basic structure that gets together on a regular basis to do more than just turn wrenches. Our automotive experiences give us an edge, right? What if we mentored each other in areas beyond the wrench. What kind of edge could we get then? More skills means more expertise means more wins means more high performance lives. Let’s do this!
Brian Driggs (me again) – Escape to the Mountains | It’s a dry heat, but it’s still heat, and we here in Phoenix are fortunate to have the Mogollon Rim less than 2 hours to the north. Toward the end of June, John, Lance, and I made our way north, where the temperatures were 50°F cooler than home. We threw knives, hiked, drank a lot of whiskey, and came *this close* to discovering an epic cliff.
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