Author Archives: Matthew Davis

How To Drive A Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Flat Out

By | January 5, 2015

  The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL has been and will always be one of my favorite cars ever made.  If the gull-wing doors don’t do it for you, surely the sleek body lines and bubble top roof do.  The car has one of the most gorgeous straight on profiles around with just the right amount of […]

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5 Things Car Guys Hate About The Movies

By | December 10, 2014

Four wheels beneath me and a steering wheel in my hand is generally all I need for good entertainment.  Flats, straights, v’s – 4′s,6′s, or 8′s.  It’s all good.  Throw in a good movie, maybe even a drive-in in the back of an old pick-up and I’ve really had a treat.  I’m pretty easy to […]

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A Day In The Life of A SEMA Exhibitor

By | November 6, 2014

I’ve been in the automotive industry for several years now, an editor at The Daily Derbi for just about as long, and an enthusiast from the womb.  Despite all that and good intentions I have never attended SEMA until this year.  Kids, vacations, moving, and family obligations have all prevented the much coveted trip to […]

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Bad Carma: Misspelling Intended

By | August 27, 2014

I’m not Buddhist but I’m starting to believe that Karma really does exist.  It either exists or I’m one of the unluckiest people on the planet.  The latter is probably more true as I come from a long line of accident prone klutzes.  My Dad and his Father have wrecked and probably totaled a combined […]

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A 240Z Still Young

By | June 1, 2014

Two weeks ago I flew from Boise, Idaho to Sacramento, California to pick up a 1971 Datsun 240Z that I purchased on Ebay a couple of weeks earlier.  You assume a certain amount of risk when buying a car off of Ebay, especially one that’s 43 years old and as rust prone as the old […]

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For The Love Of Z

By | May 11, 2014

For as long as I can remember the Nissan Z has been one of my favorite rides on four wheels.  In high school, I would have donated an organ for a black on black Z32 Twin Turbo.  Better sense prevailed and I settled for a nice clean 4DSC Maxima in red.  I drove that car […]

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