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Posts by: Shannon McIntosh

Getting Back in My Element “You look like someone who is finally home after being away for a while,” said Dave Muscarella (aka @DaveMuscarella via twitter).It felt exactly like that and more. It was like the saying “just like riding a bike”, except with a brand new cushion seat, new shoes, a new paint job, some...

This week, I want to follow up my first blog about my dad (“Makin’ Do With Whatcha Have”) with a little piece about how I learned to “keep on, keepin’ on”. I come from a paycheck to paycheck, cut it close and take a risk, punch-the-clock, 60+ hours a week, Monday through Saturday, fix it yourself, figure it out or do...

When I think of my dad, I think of a man who has truly given me life. My father is a humble, hardworking man who has always provided for my family and I. Through lots of ups and downs, he has always offered the best wisdom and advice, and I can’t imagine where I’d be without him. As Father’s Day quickly approaches,...

So you’ve always wanted to buy a “sports car” and you’ve finally decided to go for it, but you don’t even know where to start? Buying a sports car can be overwhelming for many reasons. Many buyers can’t decide and end up buying on impulse after they are won over by a good salesman. It’s important to know exactly what...

Collection: Custom Hot Rods by “shannonmac” I have always had a love for cars. I’ve always loved muscle cars and a great curiosity for hot rods. I’ve been to dozens of car shows in my life and the lifestyle and passion that the folks who are passion about hot rods are one of a kind. I have great respect for anyone who...

The Motosports World Suffers the Loss of Another Racecar Driver All over the world, the motorsports community lingers in a dark cloud yet again. Just four days after Formula One test driver, Maria De Villota was found dead, we have learned that Porsche Supercup Championship driver, Sean Edwards was killed. Neither...

A 23 year old woman’s 18 year racing career has a pointed perspective on Sir Stirling Moss’ opinion that women don’t have the mental aptitude to race. I remember back when I raced USAC Midgets (a 900 pound, 400 horsepower beast of a machine), and someone told my dad “she looks and acts like a girl, but drives like a...

I’ve never been a very good spectator; I don’t sit still well, and I don’t like to not be a part of the fun. Last weekend was the INDYCAR season opener in St. Petersburg, Florida (where I reside) and it would be the first race of the year I would attend, and as a spectator. I spent the last two years during that...

What it Means for the Sport as First Woman Ever to Earn Pole Position at Daytona 500 I’ve never been a part of the rainbows and butterflies girl-power sorority, but of course, I have a strong opinion and position on women in motorsports. When Danica said she’s always approached her career with the mindset that she...

Photo credit of car #18 Van Diemen DP08 Mazda: Tom Turk Photo “What do you do?” That’s a broad question, huh? Well, we all do something, don’t we? It’s a question that comes up most every time strangers meet. “I’m a race car driver,” and I proceed to ask “what do you do?” The response always falls into the “delayed,...