Porsche Car Chase Ensues Because of PlayStation

Gamers love their games. I'm one of them, but I'm not quite as dedicated to my hobby as 42-year-old Darren Suchon from Lehigh township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

Suchon was living with his then-girlfriend Colleen Frable, who we can assume was supporting him. Suchon was unemployed and spent the days doing what we all would like to do – playing video games.

Frable wasn't pleased at how he spent his days, so one morning she unplugged his PlayStation (news reports don't make clear which generation), and took it with her to work.

Suchon wasn't having any of that, so he got into Frable's other car, a 1996 gold Porsche, chased her down, forced her off the road after rear-ending her.

Police arrived at the scene to arrest Suchon, who said he "didn't know what the big deal was."

He told police, "I just wanted the game, I would never hurt her. I just wanted the game."
Collector Car Call To Action

Given the events of the last two years that ultimately led to the demise of Pontiac, there is no doubt that our little corner of the collector-car hobby knows what loss feels like. Many of the same forces in our government that contributed to the early retirement of GM's Performance Division have been actively trying to reduce our rights and activities as collector-car and musclecar owners. Not only are our new Pontiacs gone, but some elected officials in state and federal governments would like to see our vintage Pontiacs gone too.
Let's not wave the white flag, however, because like everything else in life, there are two sides to the story. For every senator or congressman who would like to see us all ride bicycles to the cruise-in, there are other legislators who appreciate what our collector Pontiacs mean to American history, the economy, and us.

And there are organizations like the Specialty Equipment Market Association, better known as SEMA, which picked up the gauntlet in 1997 to fight for our rights as collector-car hobbyists, via the SEMA Action Network. What follows is SEMA's take on the current issues facing our hobby, and what we can do to ensure our rights are protected and voices are heard, from the state legislatures to Capitol Hill.

What The Sema Action Network (SAN) Does
The SAN is a partnership between enthusiasts, vehicle clubs, and members of the specialty automotive-parts industry in the U.S. and Canada who have joined forces to promote hobby-friendly legislation and oppose unfair laws. With nearly 40,000 members, 3 million contacts, and an ability to reach 30 million hobbyists through print and press, the SAN is the premier organization defending the rights of the vehicle hobby. The SAN is free to join with no obligations or commitments.

Beach Rotary is gearing up for the seventh annual Classic Car Show from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

About 200 vehicles will be wheeling onto the Festival of Arts Grounds and the parking lot across Laguna Canyon Road for car buffs to admire while judges pick the winners in 30 categories, from pricey antiques to workhorse trucks. Classic motorcycles will be included in the show for the first time.

"The show does not qualify as a concourse d'elegance, but we have a bigger variety of vehicles than the Newport concourse has," said Rotary spokesman John Nootbaar. "And the judges are concourse-approved."

Visitors will not see the 2011 models that are being showcased in the international shows across the country. Only pre-1974 vehicles are accepted in the Laguna Beach show.

The categories include American antiques made up to 1931, convertibles manufactured between 1946 and 1960, Corvettes and Mustangs made before 1972, Chevrolets built between 1955 and 1957 and pre-1965 T-Birds.

Hot rods, muscle cars, "Woodies," motorcycles ma de through 1969, special interest vehicles such as one-offs or Edsels, and mini-cars under 1500 ccs, manufactured before 1969, round out the American categories.
Classic Car Collection at Don Laughlin's Riverside Don Laughlin who is the owner of Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, NV has been a car buff for over 78 years. Don Laughlin and four of his buddies own these 85 cars on display. He also has several car collectors display their cars as well and they can sell them while on display.

One of the greatest things is that Don Laughlin also is in the detailing business and details his own cars, which rival the collection of the Harrah kids in Reno. Mr. Laughlin’s collection is just 12 cars shy of Jay Leno's awesome collection in Southern California, which is also something to see. These old cars have many different paint jobs and many are actually original; also in his collection are two Deloreans, which are unpainted polished stainless.
Classic Car Collection at Don Laughlin

Photos of Old Car Collection Found in Portugal Barn
Photos of Old Car Collection Found in Portugal Barn
This is Photos of Old Car Collection Found in Portugal Barn.A New York man retired. He wanted to use his retirement money wisely, so it would last, and decided to buy a home and a few acres in Portugal. The modest farmhouse had been vacant for 15 years; the owner and wife both had died, and there were no heirs.

The house was sold to pay taxes.

There had been several lookers, but the large barn had steel doors, and they had been welded shut. Nobody wanted to go to the extra expense to see what was in the barn, and it wasn't complimentary to the property anyway... so, nobody made an offer on the place.

The NY guy bought it at just over half of the property's worth; moved in, and set about to tear in to the barn - curiosity was killing him. So, he and his wife bought a generator and a couple of grinders... and cut thru the welds.

What was in the barn? Don't miss it!