I’ve always laughed in the past when people talk about buying cars as an investment. History has shown, that with a few rare exceptions, when you factor in maintenance, insurance, etc on a car over a certain period of time, even if you sell for more than you paid for the car, you are still losing money vs other investment options pulling 6-8% a year. We have seen the muscle car boom take off, and some guys have made out …

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After numerous installs, classes, and a bunch of paperwork, I was chosen by Jake Raby of Flat 6 Innovations to be one of 10 certified IMS Solution installers in the United States. We have been installing the solution for a little over a year now, and have had great results with in in preventing catastrophic IMS failures. We feel that the IMS solution is the end all solution to preventing IMS failures. Instead of using a non lubricated ball bearing, …

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The gnomes that we keep locked in the basement have been hard at work on the website making a bunch of changes. Bear with us for a few days while they fine tune the system! One of the biggest pluggins they added was being able to blog post from my instagram account, which should really make posting easier. It will take a little playing with, and we might upgrade that service even more to further what we can do with …

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We are behind in some website updates as the guys have a couple of website deployments scheduled www.shoutcloudstudios.com but in the meantime I have been posting more on instagram than the blog obviously. We will incorporate this into the site when the guys have time, but in the meantime you can follow me at: Karl’s Instagram World Of Wonders

What is autocross? Autocross is a friendly form of competition where a person navigates their car through a predetermined course defined by cones, similar to a racetrack layout. It is not hard on a car and is a great learning tool that teaches quick reaction and car control, all while having fun! The Kansas City Region PCA is holding their annual “Ladies Only” autocross at the Ameristar Casino parking lot this Sunday! This has always been a great hit in …

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On to different projects 😉 Selling my personal CT70, which was the first Trail 70 resto project I did. Complete frame up resto-mod build. Everything is essentially brand new or rebuilt. Has about 30 miles on since the resto was completed. Sports a new Lifan 125cc engine with a 4 speed manual transmission which will do about 60mph with the current sprocket sizes. Frame is painted YS019 orange, with black powder coated fenders, bars, etc. Great little bike to ride! …

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Had this 2004 in the shop a few weeks ago due to a bad clutch, so we took the opportunity to go through the car (70k miles) and get everything up in tip top shape. Gotta laugh, but the owner’s son has killed two clutches in spectacular fashion with their cars, so now he has earned a nickname 😉 It’s all good, stuff happens, and with 70k on the clock, it was nearing replacement anyway. Since I knew we would …

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