Author Archives: Matthew Davis

The Datsun 240z: Collectors Era

By | August 12, 2015

I’ve always been fond the nostalgic Japanese cars.  Partly because they are about the only “classic” cars I can afford, partly because I see their future value, and mostly because the Japanese just do things right — unless we’re talking bosozoku… that’s just weird. I got my first taste of future Japanese classic metal when […]

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Hot Rod Power Tour: Day 7

By | June 13, 2015

In seven days our group of SEMA Young Executives have traveled over 1,500 miles (some much farther), crossed 7 state lines, and networked with 100′s of young professionals and enthusiasts.  We’ve braved hail, flash flood warnings, and even tornados.  Most importantly, we have shown our commitment to the SEMA cause and the industry that is […]

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Hot Rod Power Tour: Day 6

By | June 11, 2015

Stop 6 of the 2015 Hot Rod Power tour took us to Gulf Port, Mississippi.  First we made a quick stop in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to spend some time and mentor a group of automotive students at the Tuscaloosa Technology and Career Academy.  This is a high school that allows students to specialize in specific trades, […]

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Hot Rod Power Tour: Day 5

By | June 10, 2015

 We spent a sweltering day in Birmingham, Alabama for day 5 of the Hot Rod Power Tour.  Typically the power tour route avoids the interstate so that the drivers can enjoy the more scenic routes.  Today, the YEN group took a more direct route so that we could make it in time for a school […]

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Hot Rod Power Tour: Day 4

By | June 9, 2015

Day 4 of the Hot Rod Power Tour began in St. Louis, Missouri at Ranken Technical College for some networking and mentoring with students in the Automotive program.  Having gone through a technical program and having been in many technical schools, I can honestly say that Ranken is one of the most impressive programs and […]

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2015 Hot Rod Power Tour: Day 3

By | June 8, 2015

 Wind, hail, and even a tornado slowed us up on day 2 but the sun rose in Champaign, Illinois this morning to mostly clear sky’s and dried out our rides in no time.  We quickly hit the road for Madison, Illinois (just across the river from St. Louis) for stop number 3 at Gateway Motor […]

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