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TC Robertson Nature Reserve benefits from annual car show - South Coast Herald

Local news Scottburgh Classic Car Club’s 10th annual charity show is coming up soon. 5 hours ago TC Robertson Nature Reserve has been making good use of their new lawnmower and brush cutter kindly donated to them by the proceeds from last year’s Scottburgh Classic Car Show. ALSO READ :  TC Talk: Dassies – getting closer? Scottburgh Classic Car Club will present its 10th annual charity classic car show on Sunday, July 7 at  Scottburgh High, sponsored by the Rising Sun community newspaper.  HAVE YOUR SAY Like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and Instagram CAPTION TC Robertson staff, Mnguni and Keith Layfield with the Scottburgh Classic Car Show committee Peter Fielding, Simon Boyle and Kalvin Jones. z8sccs SHARE   AUTHOR Mid South Coast Mail Original link
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SJSU students rev up innovation at Silicon Valley Auto Show - KGO-TV

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Sleek new whips, classic cars, and San Jose State students were revving up innovation at the Silicon Valley Car Show. "The product idea or intention is to build a product that will serve in neighborhoods or small communities," SJSU alum John Phung said about the autonomous vehicle the students had on display. The autonomous vehicle is named 'Keke' after a viral dance challenge. It was built by students and has successfully cruised across campus. It's also outfitted with several features, including five sensors. "A lot of the housings are 3D printed and designed by students," Nathan Srinivasan, a senior at SJSU, said. "Another thing we have are front headlights." The headlights allow students to test the product at night. SJSU students have their all-electric racing formula car, F-SAE - gasoline, F-SAE - electric, and SAE Mini Baja at the auto show as well. They'll be on...
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Veteran's Mustang source of therapy

Upon returning home from the Vietnam War as a munitions specialist for 25 months, Larry Kerr, of Syracuse, said his wife, ShuRee and his two kids saved his life in the years after the harrowing experience. However, it was the 1968 Shelby Mustang GT 350K he bought when he returned home that ended up keeping him alive in his later years. The car has become a legacy for the family, having been a part of their lives for more than 40 years. It even was shipped across the globe when Kerr was stationed in Turkey and Japan in the U.S. Air Force. The Mustang survived floods and earthquakes while overseas, even having its motor rebuilt while in Turkey, which meant having the parts shipped from the States. Kerr was transferred to Hill Air Force Base in 1983. “The Mustang has been on active duty more than most airmen because of the...
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Denis Mercier: A man's 'whim' becomes winning street rod

Gene Melfi, of Turnersville, answers lots of questions about his '53 Chevrolet 210 street rod by saying, “You can do anything with a torch and a welder.” He had plenty to do on this one, his latest creation. In the 1990s, he'd built two hot rods, both ’37 Chevies — one a sedan, the other a “pro street” coupe. He was looking for something newer — a ’60s-era Chevy — in 2005 when he saw an ad in the paper. “On a whim,” he called the owner in Cinnaminson, who'd had a 1953 Chevy 210 in his family for years but “wanted to get rid of it.” Gene made an offer and left his phone number — and three days later he went to claim the car with a friend and his flatbed. They took it to the friend's place in Williamstown, where it sat for six months. During this time...
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And now, for something completely different

Former Ford mechanic brings home ’36 pickup and makes it sparkle. What do you do when you have a killer flamed pearl purple ’46 Ford coupe with a blown, fuel-injected 351 Cleveland V-8 sticking up through the hood parked in your garage? Well, in Gary Nooney’s case, you look for something a little smaller, a little lighter and a whole lot less fuel-thirsty to drive on a regular basis. That’s why he bought the body and frame of a 1936 Ford pickup from a friend for his next street rod project five years ago. "I was really looking for a ’46 Ford pickup because I’ve got the ’46 coupe," he said. "But I bought this pile of junk instead. It was just a cab sitting on a frame, but I looked it over and brought it home anyway." He knew he had his work cut out from the start. His friend...
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