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Articles about who we are as car enthusiasts and where we have come from.

Boba Fett takes Slave 0.5 out for a spin. Happy Halloween!

Miata Club Edition Boba Fett 4

Saturday was an unbelievably gorgeous day, and there was the promise of a torrential downpour on sunday. What better day to go for a drive?!

Being that it was also Halloweekend, I decided to wear my costume for the drive and have my buddy, Pat, shoot some photos. Boba Fett was going to take Slave 0.5 out for a nice spin, and confuse a lot of other motorists in the process!

For those of you wondering, yes, I could see just fine out of the zip-up hoodie.

We had a great drive, and I’m really happy with how the photos turned out. It’s always fun getting some action shots.

Happy Halloween, everyone! Stay safe and enjoy!

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The Lincoln Mark VII Chronicles, Part IV: Back In The Saddle Again (briefly)

Lincoln Mark VII Front 2

By December, the Mark VII was sitting in the garage, in from the cold but not forgotten. I got car parts for my birthday, including a new set of front air springs, a compressor, and rebuild kits for each front solenoid. While I successfully installed everything, the rear failed while fixing the front. Continue reading The Lincoln Mark VII Chronicles, Part IV: Back In The Saddle Again (briefly)

Everyone, meet Brad

BMW 3.0 CSL
Photo by Dan Valanzola

We have a new contributor here on Mind Over Motor, Brad Credit. He is a young, very enthusiastic car nut, with demonstrated knowledge of the automotive field. He describes himself as

” a budding, 15-year-old journalist who currently resides in Washington, D.C.  An author for his school’s award-winning newspaper, I have my eyes on one day becoming a car journalist and have been a car enthusiast from the day I was born.  A serious motorsports fan, I am a vocal supporter for the likes of Jeff Gordon and Lewis Hamilton and basically love anything with four wheels, an engine, and a steering wheel.  You can usually find me with my nose buried deep in a car magazine or book, expanding my knowledge on all things cars.”

I’m sure Brad will fit in fine here, he passed the car guy test for sure when I asked him what his favorite car was, and he replied “1970s BMW 3.0 CSL” (seen above). Lets all give him a nice warm welcome. His first post will be up soon.

-Nick

A new member in the family.

A few months ago, I added a new car to my stable.  I’ve been driving a gold Toyota Camry since the day this site launched, but not anymore (my brother is now driving it).  As of May 31st, I’ve been driving this sleek black Subaru Legacy GT.  A review of both this very car and the Camry are coming in the future, but for now, here’s a pair of photos Nick took of my new car on a visit home from Michigan.  I will say more in its review at the end of this month, but I will say this: I am totally and utterly satisfied with this car.

-Albert S. Davis

One year anniversary!!!

One of the most incredible moments of the past year was seeing all but one of the remaining Ferrari 250 GTOs lined up side by side at Pebble Beach. Thats $600 million in sexy, Italian automotive icons, all in one place.

Today is a special day for Mind Over Motor. Exactly one year ago our domain name was activated, and our site went live. In the past year we have gone from having no audience whatsoever to a consistent few hundred views per day, a rate that continues to climb as the site grows. The site has done many things for us, including receiving press credentials last years Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, where we saw and drove some really incredible cars. However, much of what we do are things most people can do, such as test driving cars, but it is the site that gives doing such things a true, functional purpose. We enjoy running the site because it is a fantastic outlet for  our insights, and has helped us expand our perspective on cars, and the auto industry immensely; and it has only been a year! While we love doing the site, it also is not yet a money making venture for us. It remains a productive hobby at this point, and must still come after our jobs and schooling on our list of priorities, so just know we are doing the best we can to expand the site with the time we are able to give it. We have a lot planned for Mind Over Motor, ways to expand, events to be covered, content from new partners and readers, and new segments, so stay tuned. We send a big thank you out to all of our readers. It has been a fantastic year, and we are hoping for another to come.

Sincerely,

MoM

R.I.P. Steve Saunders

Steve (on the left) with one of his family’s GTOs.

Tonight I learned of the death of my good friend Stephen Saunders. He was taken from us on February 4th, 2012 in a car accident where he was a passenger. I am not sure of the details. Me and Steve talked about cars a lot. He was big into GTOs, and he was a judge at Lead East every year. I will miss Steve, he was a great guy, but he is in a better place now.

Nick: How I Got Into Cars

Me sitting in a Ferrari 512 BBi at age 15

As a car guy the question I get a lot from people is, “how did you first get into cars?” This is the age-old question, which all fields of interest possess, whether it be in a job interview, first date, etc. We all have a story to tell when asked such a question, so I figured it would be good to share my story and have you share yours with us too. Heres Mine    Continue reading Nick: How I Got Into Cars