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FEATURE INTERVIEW[caption id="attachment_4581" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="John Schneider sold one of his General Lee's at Barrett Jackson a few years ago. It I'm luck I'll see the first General Lee go across the block this year! Image: HauteLiving.com"][/caption]
In this week's podcast show I decided to do something I hardly ever do; fly solo. I've had several revelations over the past few weeks about the next steps for The MuscleCar Place, and while I'd already written a full post about them already I thought it was worth unpacking in the show. Simply put, while I have several big goals for 2012, one of the biggest is to help other people chase their automotive fueled dreams. At the end of January I am launching a new podcast show called "Cars For A Living" to do just that!
The show will be aimed at people who have had a desire to move from their day job into something automotive, whether it be to build Pro-Touring cars for a living, form a high-tech automotive parts startup company, flip cars for a living, or even start racing them professionally. It took me a long time to move The MuscleCar Place from part-time to full-time status, and now that I've made the leap I can't tell you how many others have said they'd love to do the same, but didn't know how....or were just scared to do it. My intent is to give people the building blocks, connections, and inspiration to go for the gold.
You may be wondering why do I have a picture of John Schneider with the General Lee at a recent Barret Jackson auction in this post. Well to begin with, I love the General - and this is my website. BUT, more importantly, in two weeks I will be heading to the Scottsdale Barrett Jackson auction to see the sites and cover the event itself as a member of the media. If I'm lucky I'll get to see the most famous General of all cross the block. That car is "Lee 1" and was the first General ever made. It's also the one that flies over Rosco's patrol car at the end of the theme song, and is the only General to wear chrome rocker trim. If you have a few minutes, read up on the restoration of it![caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="This is the rendering of the final build of my Chevelle. We're a ways off from this....but getting closer!"][/caption]
While I'm in that part of the country I'm also planning a trip to see Jeff Allison at Allison Customs! I haven't seen my Chevelle in over 10 months, and I really can't wait to see her in person. Stay tuned for a LOT of pictures and updates! You can also read up on every bit of progress on the Chevelle build thus far by clicking the link below. Detailed pictures are in every post. If you really dig rust repair, mini tubs, and cool suspension, you'll love it!