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Keep up with unique and interesting tales of the automotive industry. Check out Fast Eddie’s Blog at: www.underhoodservice.com/blog You may read something you normally won't find in the regular auto news sites.

Keep up with unique and interesting tales of the automotive industry. Check out Fast Eddie’s Blog at: www.underhoodservice.com/blog

Ed Sunkin, editor of Underhood Service and Tomorrow’s Technician, is an aftermarket industry veteran of nearly 15 years and writes Fast Eddie’s Blog. Here are some of the topics covered recently in Fast Eddie’s Blog. Read more on these topics and others by clicking the link above:

Gala ‘Night at the Museum’ To Kick Start AACA Hershey Fall Meet
This year’s event will again be built around the museum’s outstanding range of automotive exhibitions – one presenting a chronological history of automobiles over the past nine decades

• Book Report: The Complete Book of Dodge and Plymouth Muscle
This book is much more than just a car enthusiast publication, but an informative shop reference guide.

• World-Class Design for a New Eco-Friendly Race Track Unveiled by Atlanta Motorsports Park

It will be the only design of its kind in the United States, and the only sustainable Motorsports track in the world.

• A Landmark in Rubber History Plans to Close its Doors
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Will Close its Corporate ‘World of Rubber’ museum at the end of the month.

The Jeep Served Us Well, But It Was Time To Go
Why we felt it best to take advantage of the "Cash For Clunkers" program.

• The Return of Super Tool 300
The Leatherman Super Tool 300…The original heavy-duty multi-tool is back!

• Will the Volt Charge Up GM Car Sales?
General Motors announced huge MPG numbers for its Extended-Range Electric Vehicle. But is the general public ready for this ride?

• Old time Classic Movie cars resurface after nearly 40 years of hibernation
The actual Professor Fate Great Race vehicles are now accessible to the public for the first time in nearly four decades. And, there is an opportunity to own a bit of movie history at its best!

• 1962 Corvette Takes "Street Machine of the Year" Award

While the car looks like a Corvette and would be easily identified as one, it retains very few original components and is nothing like anything that ever came off an assembly line.
 

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Advance Auto Parts Celebrates ‘National Road Trip Day’

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