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DANG LOCALS By Alabama Charlie

The Emerald Coast is a great place to explore: from the back roads and intercostal waterways to the breathtaking beaches where sunsets are picture perfect. The most thrilling thing about visiting here is meeting the locals and hearing their stories. Locals have the low down on where to go for entertainment; where to eat, where to shop, and where to hang out. These, so to speak, “under the radar” places are also less likely to treat visitors as a walking ATM - or sucker them into gimmicks. A lesson I picked up along the way from all of my illustrious trip taking, is that when I run into disappointment, the town itself is never to blame, rather it’s phrases such as “it’s a must-see” that never seem to meet my standards -which bewilders me when the “mustsee” is noted as a top attraction. Now, I’m I suggesting that every showpiece sight is poppycock, perrish the thought, but it is baffling to me as to why some Continued on Page 66 SPRING 2012



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3 DANG LOCALS 4 On The Cover 10 A WORD FROM THE EDITOR 12 ‘12 Motorfest 14 MotorING EVENTS 16 MotorFest News 23 GADGET GALLERY

ONTHECOVER BABY YOU CAN’T DRIVE THIS CAR What do John Lennon, Ricky Lee Phelps, Wally Youst, and the White Rolls Royce at Bay Front have in Common? The 1964 Silver Cloud Rolls Royce at Bay Front in Pensacola has a good tale behind it… or is it all urban legend? The myth is the Rolls belonged to John Lennon, and at some point the guy who use to own it disappeared; his name was Wally Youst. Ricky Lee Phelps--musician, preacher, painter--turned this 1964 Rolls Royce into his latest work of art. First gaining recognition as the lead singer of Kentucky Headhunters in the mid ‘80s, he turned a fun side job into success, fame and fortune, virtually overnight. The six year ride with the ‘Heads’ produced two albums, a Grammy, an American Music Award, 4 CMA Awards, 1 ACM, and 2 Billboard Awards. Ricky still has a band and has found a new love: producing works of art. Motorfest Magazine decided to investigate this royal Rolls Royce and report the rest of the story. Ricky’s painting above sold it’s very first day on the market… Here for the music, Motorfest’s lovely & talented 2012 spokes person: Kelly Hickman




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MotorFest EVENT 2012 Florida Panhandle’s Biggest Car Show of the Year Welcome to Florida’s Emerald Coast, featuring the vacation destinations of Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, & Okaloosa Island

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF FRANK BERTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR ALABAMA CHARLIE EDITOR EXCELSIOR THE LIBERTINE _________________________ Art Director - Aldo Itmaiway Director of Photography - Roland Moriarty Web Development - Destin Interactive Contributors Erin Zimmerman, Ross Cenntani, Deidra Jones, Brooke Laflin Editorial inquiries MotorFest Magazine For Sales, Advertising & Information Please Call 850.585.3053 WRITTEN & PRODUCED IN DESTIN FLORIDA

_________________________ MotorFest Magazine PO Box 236 Destin, Florida 32541 Letters to the Editor may be mailed to the Address above or submitted by visiting the website at 227 miles of white sandy beaches stretching from Pensacola to Apalachicola in the Florida Panhandle For two weeks this coming October MotorFest will be the largest motor and lifestyle show in the U.S.

_________________________ Cruisin the Beaches of the Emerald Coast Come live and work in paradise! Another Alabama Charlie production


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LOVE on four wheels By Frank Berte AMOUR: for some it was their first car, to others it’s the car they’re driving today, and sadly, for some it will never ever happen. We’re talking about the car you’ll be driving in heaven, zion, junnah or perhaps valhalla; your automotive soul mate equivalent.



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Maybe it was the way the summer ended in 1988. I had just rolled my little VW rabbit, driving up hill, on my way to work one morning. I never thought anything could replace my little thumper, as we called her. Like many, I was in need of basic transportation, but I was in want of a Ferrari or Porsche. From 10 SPRING 2012

what I fondly recall, I answered a personal ad in the Hartford Current, it read: “Me: a Black, 1981 VW Scirocco, Wolfsburg model, with a solid b-cup shaped instrument cluster, searching for you: a person willing to repair & drive the fenders off of me, in equal measure. Our first date cost me $2100.

We went far together, back and forth to various college parties, weekends in New Hampshire and Vermont…. It was the first car I felt like I could drive around the world. And drive we did: South Carolina for spring break, to New Orleans and back, out to Texas at 135+ mph, and down to UF quite a few times to

visit a certain someone. The little Scirocco handled it all with only a few visits to the car repair beauty parlor. When the Kamei spoiler flew off on the Mass Pike, I cried for 3 days and just couldn’t replace it. We dated for 5 years or roughly 150,000 miles (most of them on the way to, or away from trouble). Finally, when two of her 4 cylinders gave up the ghost on Napoleon Street, Uptown, it was time for us to split up. I met a newer model and she moved way out to East New Orleans. A wise young woman once told me that it’s not the lover you miss when your heart starts to reminisce, it’s the person you were at the time and the situation your life was in. Maybe it was just an average, 1.8 liter hatchback with a 5-speed, but to me, it was amour...






MOTORFEST EVENT 2012 By Land, By Air, By Sea Motorfest 2012 returns to the Florida Panhandle this October. We are excited to mark our 3rd year of bringing the world’s most exotic automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, watercraft, and the best in motor luxury lifestyle to the Emerald Coast region. Throughout this anticipated month, a rare showcase of vintage and contemporary automobiles will showcase the picturesque waters and beaches of the Emerald Coast. Last October, Motorfest presented some of the best car shows in the Southeast. Events took place every week in towns, big and small, giving us a huge variety of different car shows, right in our backyard. Shows ranging from the Navarre Beach Classic to the Destin Car Club Show took place during this time. Other great shows were the Pensacola Custom Car Show, 12 SPRING 2012

Playground Corvette Car Show, Rare Air VW Show, Armament Museum Car Show and, of course, the Hog Rally. This month-long festival will feature cars motorcycles, boats and planes, along with unique dining experiences, live music. and seafood festivals. Billed as the largest car show in Florida, this festival will also present the finest classics of the automobile industry. The cars are displayed in an area that exceeds 227 miles of white sandy beaches, stretching along the Florida Panhandle, from Pensacola to Apalachicola. Hot rods and exotic vehicles will be available for viewing. Featured cars date from as early as 1900 and come in all categories. The Car Shows and events during the month of October draw-in approximately 5,000 exhibitors and spectators

each year. This event is designed for the entire family and does not charge an admission fee for spectators, as our local businesses welcome all that desire to partake. Visitors can enjoy magnificent beaches, mild weather conditions, fine dining, and some of the top car shows in the country. Custom, classic, vintage, exotic, and antique cars draw crowds of thousands each year. Many of the shows are non-profit charity events focused on providing family-oriented activities as well as allowing car owners to display their vehicles for awards. These cross-generational shows are sure to provide entertainment for all. This year, Motorfest will be another great year of shows. Subscribe to Motorfest Magazine to experience all our 2012 calendar of events has to offer.


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Leilani Münter is a professional race car driver and environmental activist. Discovery’s Planet Green named Leilani the #1 Eco Athlete in the world, beating Lance Armstrong for the top spot. Leilani holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology specializing in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from the University of California San Diego. Since 2007, Leilani has been adopting an acre of rainforest for every race she runs. In 2008 she became politically active in the legislative fight for the environment, making several visits to Capitol Hill to speak withmembers of Congress on behalf of clean energy legislation. Leilani is a long time vegetarian and was one of the

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first environmental activists to arrive at the BP oil spill in 2010. She has also been to Taiji, Japan three times to document the dolphin slaughter depicted in the Academy Award winning documentary “The Cove.” Leilani races in the ARCA Series, a development league of NASCAR. She is the fourth woman in history to race in the Indy Pro Series, the development league of IndyCar. She set the record for the highest finish for a female driver in the history of the Texas Motor Speedway when she finished fourth in 2006. Her racing accomplishments have landed her on the pages of USA Today, Italian Vogue, Glamour, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Esquire and

Sports Illustrated named her one of the top ten female race car drivers in the world. In 2009 Leilani starred in a national ad campaign for Lucky Brand Jeans with ads appearing in Vogue, Vanity Fair, In Style, W Magazine, and Lucky Brand stores across the country. Her tagline read “Leilani Münter, Saving Rainforests One Race at a Time.” With family ties in the music community – her brother-in-law is Grateful Dead guitarist and singer Bob Weir – Leilani’s motto is “Never underestimate a vegetarian hippie chick with a race car.” Follow her efforts to go green on her website

LIGHTNING HITS THE BEACH It may be Spring Break for many people, but not for the Airmen, Marines and Sailors at the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Training Center located at the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base. The Air Force pilots and maintainers of the 58th Fighter Squadron and 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron are in full swing with F-35A launches and recoveries, since March 6; if you are reading this article from Destin’s beaches, look up and you might catch a glimpse of the Lightning II, some 4,000 feet up during frequent flying operations. When it comes to the Marine Corps, they are expected to take flight soon as the VMFAT-501 had their first engine run of the F-35B March 14. The test determines the joint strike fighter’s health and is the first step in moving toward F-35B flights. With the F-35 packing the F135 Pratt & Whitney engine, it touts 40 thousand pounds of

maximum thrust and is the world’s most powerful fighter engine. The F135 has approximately 40 percent fewer parts than legacy propulsion systems, which also contributes to its improved reliability. Not to be outdone, the Navy is onshore and the men and women of the VFA-101 are in high-gear to stand up their squadron in a ceremony May 1, and then they too will travel the high skies in the F-35C anticipated to occur later this year. No matter what their uniform, each day is progress into the next half century of air dominance. SPRING 2012


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Ground breaking News: Bobby Rahal talks about the Road Racing Drivers Club and their new online driver education program, SAFE is Fast. HILLIARD, Ohio (Sept. 19, 2011) - The Road Racing Drivers Club announces the launch of – a ground-breaking Web site devoted to the education of racing drivers. The world’s top champion drivers offer a collection of inside secrets not found anywhere else. Access to the SAFE is FAST Video Symposium is FREE (upon registration). Supported by the FIA Motor Sport Safety Development Fund, this comprehensive site is an invaluable tool for up-and-coming racing drivers, as well as

established ones, to hone their skills and learn from the best in the world.

Working with the Media, Kids Helmets and the Evolution of Safety.

Hosted by RRDC President Bobby Rahal, SAFE is FAST features more than 30 RRDC members and other industry experts in some 90 minutes of highquality videos covering subjects from physical and mental preparation to driving techniques, driver safety to car setup and sponsorship.

“Back in the club’s early days, you could go to a drivers’ school or seminar and your instructors would be Mark Donohue, Roger Penske or Paul Newman,” explained Rahal. “I think we’ve re-created that experience – online.

Future videos now in production include Basic Driver Workout, Getting in the Zone, Tire Management, Rain Racing, Pit Stops, Overtaking, Basic Car Set-Up, the Friction Circle, Understeer and Oversteer, Data Acquisition, Aerodynamics 101, Marketing Yourself,

“I’m really proud to be associated with this effort as it makes the RRDC truly relevant for today and into the future.” Nick Craw, head of ACCUS and President of the FIA Senate, called www. SAFEisFAST “nothing less than a game changer. This exceeds my expectations, which are fairly high to begin with, and whets my appetite for the coming items.”

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DECADENCE For those who love automotive history, a trip every March to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is a must. Noted automotive photographer Bill Warner created what is now the premier East Coast event and is rapidly being viewed as important as Monterey, but in a smaller, more intimate setting. Held every year on the grounds of the Golf Club of Amelia Island and the Ritz Carlton Hotel, some 300 pre 1974 automobiles are picked from many applications to participate in this invitation only event. Bill is also known to create special categories, and this year was no exception (featuring a gathering of Ferrari GTO s to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the model). Not since the last time Ferrari was featured at Monterey have so many of these rare cars been in one place. Overall, 11 of these fine

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examples appeared in public with the 1962 Ferrari 330 LM, also known as 3765 GTO and owned by Jim Jaeger of Indian Hill Ohio, took home one of two “Best in Show” awards. Participation in this show draws many cars from public, private, and corporate collections with the like of William Marriott, Chairman of Marriott International, presenting several cars at this years event. The other “Best in Show” winner this year was a 1938 Bugatti Type 57 from the Off Brothers Collection and is a special Aravis Drophead Coupe that was bodied by Gangloff. Of course with some 300 cars on display, not to mention all of the important factory venues from Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce and many others, it is a chance to see the best of history and history in the making.




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3YEARS & GROWING Destin Jet (DTS) announces plans to celebrate three successful years and is planning a birthday celebration for completing three very successful years of operation. Destin Jet will celebrate with a customer appreciation luncheon on April 27, 2012. All customers, friends and prospects are welcome! The event will feature food and beverages throughout the day and in the evening we will host along with Motorfest Magazine the First Annual Destin Air-Sea and Auto Show: Props, Wheels and Wings, May 4th. All proceeds from the show will go to The Wounded Warriors Project. “We have exceeded our plans and targets for our first three years,” said Bill Blackford, General Manager. “Our excellent staff has allowed us to reach many lofty achievements. We have filled our hangars; gained a significant market share; and received consistent, positive feedback from our customers on our commitment to quality service. Further, we have been voted in the top 50 of all US FBO’s in’s annual pilot survey each year since we opened; which indicates the company is providing value to our clients. In addition we have earned the designation of ‘Preferred Provider’ for three of the four major fractional programs.” Moving from the new FBO on the airport to the dominate FBO is a great milestone. Doing it in three years is a serious accomplishment. Destin Jet is a full service FBO at Destin Executive Airport which opened in April 2009 with an all-new (privately funded) $7 million dollar facility featuring a 6,000 sq. ft. terminal, and 10 storage hangars. They offer a full range of pilot and guest amenities including complimentary gourmet coffee, fresh popped popcorn and home baked cookies, in addition free high-speed internet access throughout and both Hertz and Thrifty rental cars on site.


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Is this EUC 100C?

S IN PENSACOLA To my knowledge the only “one percenter” that can show up at an Occupy rally in a Rolls Royce and get away with it is John Lennon. Since obtaining his driver’s license in 1965, he has owned several cars including a Ferrari, a Mini Cooper, and a Chrysler Town and Country station wagon; but he is most famous for owning a pair of Rolls Royce Phantom V’s.

The first, and most famous was a black 1965 Phantom V with the tag number of FJB111C. In 1966, he had it extensively modified to include a double bed, Sony TV, refrigerator, and a car phone. By 1967, he had grown tired of the factory matte black and commissioned “The Fool”, a team of Dutch gypsy artists to paint it psychedelic.

This proved to be a very provocative act, since a black Rolls Royce was a symbol of stately British dignity. This car’s fame increased in 1985, when it fetched over $2.2 million in a Sothby’s auction; making it the most expensive car in the world. It is currently on exhibition in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 1966, about the time he met Yoko Ono, he purchased another ’65 Phantom V that was previously used in the film, Georgie Girl. Like his other Rolls, it was the traditional matte black; which he had repainted and reupholstered to a pristine white, and equipped with his usual enhancements; which included a distinctive antenna, and possibly a sunroof. The tag number of this car was EUC 100C, and was used by John and Yoko till 1971, when they moved to New York; and it was left behind, along with most of their belongings in England. It was last seen in 1985, when it was withdrawn from an auction at Christy’s in London. From there the tale of this white rabbit is an Alice’s Wonderland of oral histories and urban legend.

The White Rabbit Our part in this tale began a couple of months ago. Former Kentucky Headhunters frontman, and friend of Motorfest Magazine, Ricky Lee Phelps brought us a painting he

had done for charity. It featured two prominent Bayfront Parkway, Pensacola landmarks; a white 1964 Rolls Royce parked in front of Joe Patti’s. When he told us that the Rolls in the painting had once belonged to none other than John Lennon, we immediately made plans to feature this significant vehicle in the next issue of Motorfest, and I took it upon myself to do a story. Little did I know that I would fall right down the rabbit hole! I confess that I love urban legends. Not the chain email stuff that is easily deleted, but the word of mouth, Jan Brunvand kind that never dies, no matter how many times they are debunked. So, I drank from the bottle marked “drink me”, walked through the little door and began my journey.

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The journey begins in Pensacola in the most unlikely of places. In February, 2010, a member of the Pensacola Fishing Forum posted a question about a Rolls Royce that had become a landmark on Bayfront Parkway. Apparently, someone had ran a red light, hit it, and they wanted to know the story on this vehicle. Someone responded that they had heard that it once belonged to John Lennon. During the ensuing discussion, several legends were told of it’s origin; but they all had one thing in common: “A friend of a friend of said it was John Lennons”. Enter Australian blogger Sam Umland (, who attempts to solve the mystery of the fate if UHC 100C, and finds that there are actually three cars claimed to be John Lennons Rolls, including one

owned by none other than legendary record producer and convicted murderer, Phil Spector.

The Cheshire Cat Aug./Sep. ‘04 Pensacola Magazine... There are several legends about the White 1964 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III permanently parked at the corner of Bayfront Parkway and Chase. The most commonly told tale involves former Pensacola businessman, Wally Yost, an real character in his own right. Mr. Yost was owner of Seville Quarter in Pensacola, Church Street Station in Orlando, along with several other properties. He was known to be a collector of Beatle memorabilia, and had acquired John Lennon’s Rolls Royce; which he had on display at one of his clubs. When he

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could no longer pay his debts, he left the Rolls with Mr. Reeves as collateral on some legal work, then promptly skipped town, never to be seen again. And now the Rolls sits right where he left it, awaiting his return. The truth is sadly less colorful. In the August/September issue of Pensacola Magazine, Mr. Reeves reveals the origin of this well known landmark. According to Mr. Reeves, the car was traded into Pensacola Aviation on an airplane, and he bought it from them. He further states that he used to drive it, but soon found out that the expense of maintaining it was more than he wanted to pay, so he parked it, where it has remained for 20 years. It now serves as a sign of sorts for Mr. Reeve’s law office. What I find amazing is that the legends of John Lennon having owned this car just won’t die; even after repeated debunking. Even as I write this story, there are some on the Motorfest editorial staff that steadfastly believe that it once belonged to John and Yoko. As far as I am concerned, it’s real simple. The car is a 1964 Silver Cloud III with the steering wheel on the left, not a 1965 Phantom V with the steering wheel on the right.

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Phil Spector in his 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud

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Phil Spector, Los Angeles, California... According to a story told by Alan White, former drummer of the Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon gave Phil Spector his white Rolls Royce in 1971. The story goes like this: At the end of the Phil Spector produced Imagine sessions in 1971, John Lennon gives Mr. Spector the keys to his white Rolls as a token of appreciation for the job he did on the album. And, it just happens that Mr. Spector has a white vintage Rolls Royce in his garage. But is it EUC 100C? Apparently not, like the Rolls in Pensacola, it is a 1964 Silver Cloud III; with the steering on the left hand side. In addition, during various interviews over the years, Mr. Spector has never claimed that the Rolls ever belonged to Lennon; though he loves to show off the other gifts that he has received from him.

The Knave of Hearts

Stephen Tebo, Boulder, Colorado... After John and Yoko move to New York in 1971, they apparently bought their last known Rolls, another white 1965 Phantom V, adapted for American roads with the steering wheel on the left. This car is now in the extensive collection of Mr. Stephen Tebo, a Colorado developer; and is on display in Boulder. Of the three contenders, this one is the right model, and was owned by John and Yoko; but is not EUC 100C, which was featured on several album covers.


As I eat the cake labeled “Eat me”, and climb out of the rabbit hole, we are still left with this question: Where is John and Yoko’s white Rolls Royce tagged EUC 100C? According to most speculation out there in digi-space, it probably never left England, and is patiently waiting in a private collection till the time is right to bring a huge sum at auction. To those who still want to believe that the white Rolls in Pensacola was John and Yoko’s, go right ahead and tell the stories, they add to the local flavor. I will even add one of my own; here it goes…On December 7, 1980, John Lennon parks his beloved Rolls in a parking lot along Pensacola Bay. As he stands there looking at the night sky, an alien spacecraft approaches across the bay from the direction of Gulf Breeze, beams his up, and takes him back to his home world.

Post script: Preparing this story, I watched an episode of “American” Top Gear where Adam Ferrara successfully sells an old Mustang II at auction, by claiming that it once belonged to Eric Clapton.



CESSNAMUSTANG By Alabama Charlie

28 SPRING 2012

Kick your ‘12 Bucket List up to the next level Each year, it gets harder and harder to produce a new, unique Bucket List with ideas that top the preceding years. I spend hours dreaming of the “what if’s” as if I could do anything in the world. When my good friend Bob Edwards called and asked me to look at the Citation Mustang, I started thinking about my reachable 2012 Bucket List. It wouldn’t be my first Cessna ... Citation Mustang is an entirely new kind of business jet. One that’s designed - and priced - to bring the dream of jet ownership comfortably within reach of a whole new class of aircraft operators. Ample cabin-class seating, true jet speed and a good half continent of range, come together with a price tag that’s almost a million dollars lower than any comparable aircraft. And above all, it’s a Cessna.

CESSNAMUSTANG In 2012 Cessna Aircraft Company rolled its 400th Citation Mustang off the assembly line at its Independence, Kan., facility. This milestone was accomplished just over five years since the Mustang’s first delivery in November 2006. TThe Citation Mustang is the world’s first fully certified entry-level business jet. The program was announced at the 2002 National Business Aviation Association convention and the aircraft made its first flight in April 2005, received FAA type certificate in September 2006 and celebrated its first delivery in November 2006. Coming in at just over $3 million (2012 delivery), the Mustang features Garmin avionics, Pratt & Whitney Canada engines and boasts a maximum 1,100-nautical mile range. The Mustang’s most common use is corporate business or personal travel. Its second most common use is air taxi service. In growing popularity, the Mustang is also being used for special missions as medical air transport and as an airline flight training tool. “Having the Mustang is a great way to get pilots into a jet for the first time when they get behind the controls, the excitement is written all over their face. Then, when they are ready to move up, the rest of our Citation fleet is right there waiting.

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Maximum Climb Rate (Sea Level) 3,010 fpm 917 MPM MMO Mach 0.63

Break the ice. To allow the Mustang to fly into icing conditions, per FAA requirements, pneumatic boots on the leading edge of the wing and vertical fin inflate and break up the ice, to shed ice buildup during flight. With its high-aspectratio wings, sleek contours and graceful T-tail design, the Citation Mustang cuts a dashing figure on any ramp. A true people-pleaser,

extraordinarily high levels of performance and assurance are now available in a jet aircraft costing millions less. Whether it’s a business tool or recreational vehicle, if the Mustang is on your bucket list, it will not disappoint.


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The 2012 Burning up the Bayou will prove to be one the new paramount motoring sounds of The North Bay. On Saturday June 23th, you can see all of the excitement up-close by going to North Light Yacht Club, L.J. Schooners, or Scullys’ Restaurant. The events will include a New Orleans Breakfast, a Beach Party, a Bikini Contest, and a Hollywood after Party.

Burning up the Bayou will take both boats and motorcycles on the water ways on highways of the vibrant Florida’s North Bay, from Niceville to Blue Water Bay to Fort Walton Beach. Burning up the Bayou will also display an impressive selection of boats, motorcycles, automobiles and there will also be plenty of great food, live music, and nifty vendors.



Sunsation Powerboats has always been known for building a performance boat worth owning. These world-class boats are built in Algonac, MI and are the brain child of Wayne and Joe Schaldenbrand. The boats are offered in 28’,32’, 36’ and 43’ foot sizes and each is hand painted with its own unique


look. Your Sunsation will be a one-ofa-kind since no two boats are painted alike. While many manufacturers have come and gone, Sunsation has remained steadfast in building the best power boats around and continue improving their line. While many manufacturers were cutting back, filing bankruptcy or closing up entirely during the worst times in boat sales history, Sunsation Powerboats kept going with their new 36’ that rocked the performance boat world and a plant line expansion to build the new 34’ SportFish. This continued effort was not one of having extra money but a story of blood, sweat and tears along with the love of building a quality product and a few outside people who believed in

SUNSATIONS Sunsation and loved the new & exciting product they produced. Sunsation Powerboats has one of the most satisfied customer bases in the boating industry I have ever experienced and is by far the best boat we have ever sold. While Sunsation may be the smallest manufacturer we deal with, the customer service stands in a league of its own. We are proud to be a Sunsation dealer and even after thirty years of selling boats I still receive a feeling pride every time I show one of their boats and witness the excitement and wonder-

ment from the customer. The Sunsation XRT is a special boat that resembles the cockpit of an aircraft and is a sight to see. The boats are more than just a great boat, each one is a work of art. Now I am sure you reading this thinking well that sounds like a warm sales pitch but I invite you to stop in and see a Sunsation for yourself and you will believe. Better yet say “hi� to a Sunsation owner when you see them on the water. They are easy to spot, just look for the boat owner with the biggest smile. You will see for yourself that Sunsation is truly a





by The Libertine




Rarely is a work of mechanical art created that immediately evokes the kind of primal, sexual, emotional response that one would have in the presence of a very beautiful woman. For example, when Nuccio Bertone was presented the design plans for Project 112, a new Lamborghini prototype; he immediately exclaimed

“Countach!” a word that roughly translates into “holy crap!”, the word stuck, and the Lamborghini Countach was born. Like the legendary Countach, the motorcycles crafted by Birmingham, Alabama based Confederate Motors tend to evoke the same

response. Dan Neil of the Wall Street Journal called them “Face-melting death machines”. Not to be out done, I thought of “Lovecraftian street monsters”; but, most everyone else I know just says “Oh my God!”at the sight of them. SPRING 2012


Unique Bikes from a Unique State…

The prevailing vision of American motorcycling is one of rebellion; conjuring images of Brando, Dean, and Fonda. But, the reality is sadly the opposite. American motorcycling has become synonymous with a single American brand; whose followers wear a uniform of black, adored with “dew-rags” and leather chaps. In 1991, Matthew Chambers founded Confederate Motors, Inc. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to build unique motorcycles “Not for the money, but for the love.” After a short relocation to San Francisco, the company settled in New Orleans; and the first motorcycle was finished in 1994. It took Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to force them to move to a “city built on steel”, Birmingham, Alabama where the company remains to this day.


Bikes that evoke H.R. Giger‌

When one first views the works of Confederate motors, two things come to mind: The extreme/revolutionary design, and the exotic materials used in the construction. The credit for the revolutionary design of these motorized works of art goes to their lead designer, Ed Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs is based in New York City, where his ideas are committed to digi-space, and transmitted to the production facility in Birmingham. There, computer driven machining equipment turns binary code into living, breathing street monsters. SPRING 2012



B120 Wraith (Not currently in production)

The B120 Wraith was the first motorcycle constructed of carbon fiber, and was on display at The Museum of Modern Art from 2009 to 2010. The 2100cc engine coupled with extremely lightweight construction, guaranteed record setting salt flat performance. One notable difference from most other motorcycles is the fuel cell location underneath the engine, instead of on top, providing greater stability. SPRING 2012



Though he has said that his designs are influenced by the works of Sun Tzu; but with the very skeletal nature of his work, showing as much of the inner workings as possible; I see the raw, visceral, biologic influences of H.R. Giger.

ENTER The X132 Hellcat… Batman is on the waiting list.

In 2012, Confederate Motors began production of their newest entry, the X132 Hellcat. This motorcycle was described as more of an entry-level production bike than their previous models. But, at a production level of only 24 a month, and a price tag starting at around 45k; this hand assembled beauty is still not a mass produced bike for the masses. It’s basic design is based on “frameless” Confederate Revatio project; where the engine/transmission/crankcase

assembly acts as the main load bearing structure for the whole bike. It sports a 2163cc S&S X-Wedge engine; which along with the transmission and crankcase are housed in single construction machined from a single billet of aluminum. There are also heat resistant glass inserts, showing the inner workings of the engine assembly at various points on the bike such as the air cleaner, oil reservoir, and crank case. The rest of the bike is constructed from either aluminum

or carbon fiber, which results in a 2100cc motorcycle weighing only 500lb. As expected, performance is impressive with a top speed of 150+ MPH. Production began in January with it backordered through June, 2012. So, if you happen to have around $50k burning a hole in your pocket, then you better hurry and get on the list now. So, the question remains, what should one listen to while riding one of these motorized artpieces? Vivaldi, or Slayer…either works.

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Most aggressive drivers are 18-26 & male. 56% of men that have road rage on a daily basis 44% of women that have road rage on a daily basis


Road Rage (noun)- Violent anger caused by the stress and frustration involved in driving a motor vehicle. “%*#!” “%*#!” “%*#!” “%*#!” “%*#!” “%*#!” Don’t be that guy... We all suffer from road rage even if it’s just circumstantial. Nothing is more frustrating than some ignorant driver pulling out into the highway causing you to slam on the brakes to avoid a collision. It’s easy for the most timid to become combative with their two-ton machine as an ally. While most of us enjoy being the alpha dog of the highway and demonstrating our “excellent” driving skills it is important to recognize that although we may find temporarily relief by cursing these drivers, showing them the middle finger, or implementing “corrective maneuvers” such as cut-

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ting them off to teach these bad motorists a lesson; the consequences of these actions could be far worse depending on the driver they were intended for. According the A.A.A., every year, at least 1,500 men, women, and children are injured or killed in the United States due to aggressive driving. There are thousands of mentally and emotionally disturbed individuals populating our roadways and these motorists are often impaired by drugs or alcohol. These unstable drivers have displayed acts of physical violence through either their vehicle or bare hands in attempts to release their anger. Sometimes these loons strike out for something as petty as a stolen parking space, the inability to pass, or because of an outrage to others frustration. Avoiding becoming hostile on the road can decrease your chances of provoking these extreme road ragers!

Prevent road rage

1. Leave early. Allow yourself an extra fifteen minutes to get where you need to go. You will be less stressed for time and more accepting of others driving. 2. The road is not yours. Be considerate of the people in the car instead of looking at the bad driving as a whole. A person’s driving does not reflect the individual that they truly are. 3. Never drive while emotionally impaired. 4. If you become enraged, pull off the road and calm yourself down. 5. Create a comfortable environment in your vehicle. Play relaxing music and allow fresh air the car. Decreasing your stress levels will help you avoid frustration.

DON’T BE a victim

1. Do not drive in the left hand lane if you do not intend to drive fast or pass. 2. Use your signal and make sure there is ample room when switching lanes. 3. Make sure you accelerate to the speed of traffic. 4. Only use your horn when necessary. 5. Do not tap your breaks when tailgated, switch lanes and let ‘em pass. | 850-654-9880 | 529 HWY 98E, DESTIN, FL | Monday ~ Friday




By Alabama Charlie

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Jan. 29, 2012– With our successful January issue wrapped up, Motorfest Magazine made its way to Daytona International Speedway for the Historical 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

As expected, the very best of the world’s drivers showed up to compete on Daytona’s 3.56-mile road course. I should mention there were plenty of beautiful models, so it was a win win treat for me.

THE PERFECT HARMONY History - Friends - Racing

The Eight compadres from the Destin Car Club attending with a little bit of petro flowing through their veins, included: Scotty Roberts Top Gun Fighter Pilot (our head chef), Bobby Chapman Secret Agent Man (radio operator), Colonel Bert Everhart (social director), Kevin Thornton Owner/ President Extrudabody(in charge of all get-together with rowdy women), Steven Steinmeyer and Heath Hornbaker (mechanics with TRG racing team (took 2nd in GT Class)), Russell Aldrich our 24 hour team leader( wine enthusiast & wine master), and Alabama Charlie (photographer) took part in the Rolex 24 Hour historical fun weekend. Rolex 24 at Dayton Historical 50th Anniversary 50 years of great sports car racing, the race at Daytona Interna48 SPRING 2012

tional Speedway has been marked with an incredible list of milestones, including a few of which are part of the golden anniversary weekend of North America’s premier endurance race, including four by Hurley Haywood. 1) Hurley Haywood owns a record five overall Rolex 24 At Daytona victories 2) Hurley Haywood has the longest span between first and last victories in the Rolex 24 – 18 years (1973-91) 3) Hurley Haywood owns 38 career starts in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the most among drivers 4) Hurley Haywood and Peter Gregg, the winners of the 1973 Rolex 24 in a Porsche Carrera, turned the fewest laps (394 ) by an overall winning car There are 21 different countries in the world represented among the Rolex 24 overall champions, and

Porsche leads all manufacturers with 22 overall Rolex 24 At Daytona victories. The 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona featured the return of 29 past winning Rolex 24 overall winning cars as well as 47 former champions with more than half of them competing in the race. Michael Shank Racing Captures the Historic 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona. On his ninth attempt, team owner Michael Shank finally captured America’s most prestigious sports car race – the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona. The winning No. 60 car had an average speed of 126.300 mph and turned 761 laps, 2709.16 miles, nearly equivalent of a trip from Daytona Beach, Fla., to Los Gatos, Calif., Allmendinger’s hometown. The number of laps completed by the winning Shank team was one lap shy of the Rolex 24 all-time record set back in 1992. In the competitive GT class, the No. 44 Magnus Racing Porsche with team owner John Potter, Andy Lally, Richard


Lietz and Rene Rast, were victorious. It was not only the team’s first Rolex 24 victory but their first Rolex Series triumph. With just under two hours remaining, Lally, behind the wheel of the No. 44 Porsche, slipped past Leh Keen in the No. 59 Brumos Racing Porsche to take the lead for the final time. “The Brumos car was really strong,” said Lally, who earned 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors. “There were lot of really strong race cars out there, and we were a little bit off sequence. I think I had a little bit fresher tires than he did, so I was able to get a little better run out of the bus stop there. The draft here is so huge that I was able to come up alongside. We were really, really close.” 2012 Race Stats Winners’ average speed Time of race Margin of victory

: 112.830 mph : 24:00:36.793 : 5.198 seconds



Slices of Heaven

IT’s your last meal, Fried Cardiac Arrest On A Plate By Chef Alabamian

The Secrets to Great Fried Chicken: Pan Fry & Brining I believe that two of the secrets to true Southern fried chicken are brining and pan frying in an iron skillet. Brining is the secret that chefs never tell you about. It’s very easy and economical, and requires no special cookware. Fried chicken is easy to make in a cast-iron skillet and the cast-iron skillets are especially good for frying chicken (you can even find some cast-iron skillets called “chicken fryers”).


1 broiler/fryer chicken, cut into 8 pieces

2 cups low fat buttermilk

2 tablespoons kosher salt

2 tablespoons Hungarian paprika

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Flour, for dredging

Directions: Place chicken pieces into a plastic container and cover with buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours. Melt enough shortening (over low heat) to come just 1/3-inch up the side of a 12-inch cast iron skillet or heavy fry pan. Once shortening liquefies, raise heat to 325 degrees F. Do not allow oil to go over 325 degrees F. Drain chicken in a colander. Combine salt, paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Liberally season chicken with this mixture. Dredge chicken in flour and shake off excess. Place chicken skin side down into the pan. Put thighs

1 pound of lard for frying in the center, and breast and legs around the edge of the pan. The oil should come half way up the pan. Cook chicken until golden brown on each side, approximately 10 to 12 minutes per side. More importantly, the internal temperature should be right around 180 degrees. (Be careful to monitor shortening temperature every few minutes.)Drain chicken on a rack over a sheet pan. Don’t drain by setting chicken directly on paper towels or brown paper bags. If you need to hold the chicken before serving, cover loosely with foil but avoid holding in a warm oven, especially if it’s a gas oven. My cardiologist had a heart attack after hearing about this recipe. It is very, very tempting, though. Would the superlatives of this recipe survive if I substitute canola or peanut oil for the lard?

LOCAL BUTT RUBBER MAKES GOOD Both the Destin Lillie’s Q and the Chicago location are known for serving award winning BBQ, The Chicago location received Best New BBQ Restaurant in the country in the June issue of Food and Wine Magazine 2011. We have won the Memphis In May World

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Championship BBQ Contest and have placed in the top 10 for several years in a row. We recently won the Franklin Tennessee BBQ Competition and took 1st in Whole Hog and 1st in Pork Shoulder at the Loose Caboose BBQ Contest in Newton Mississippi.

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American Indian Kerry CULLY: StunninG DESTINY The way we ride our motorcycles reflects the way we live our lives. When it comes to motorcycles, Motorfest Magazine knows what you want: to tear up your favorite piece of pavement or race track. When it comes to startling bikers, we know what you want as well. It was a pretty chilly February 2012 here in Destin, Florida, so we were pretty excited to find Kerry Cully a spicy brunette motorcyclist on a customized 2003, 1442 cc Indian Scout. Once, a little girl who won a dissection award and as she accepted the award she thought to herself... Science, English or just looking cute. While I love science, I decided to just look cute! LOL. At the same time

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I fine-tuned my skills and held onto a secret kindness. A kindness I held even from myself as I dedicated myself to work and became stronger and ready for any new challenge that awaited. The dedication has been worth it, I am adventurous, courageous, kind, and knowledgeable, eager to met new friends and always embracing the old. I am Kerry, I ride my own motorcycle, and I am in charge of my own destiny.




1963 Corvette Split Window Silver Blue / Dark Blu $ 90,000 _________________________

2010 ZR-1 W/3ZR Jet Steam Blue $ 120,000 _________________________

327/300HP factory a/c, power steering, power brakes, power windows, automatic. Numbers matching body off restored. The perfect driver! Contact Mike @ 888-593-5086

638HP!!! Vin # 00002, 6000 actual miles, clean carfax, In service date 8/11/2009, Fastest Corvette Ever!!! Contact Mike @ 888-592-5086

1966 Corvette Coupe Tuxedo Black / Black Interior $ 69,998 _________________________

1958 Corvette Convertible Hardtop Only Silver Blue / Silver Blue Interior $225,000 _________________________

327/350HP 4spd, numbers match, 31,609 actual miles, M-21, 4:11posi Kelsey K.O. wheels, Body-on restored, documented with warranty book/P.O.P Real Black Car!! Contact Mike @ 888-592-5086

283/290HP fuel injected, 4spd, numbers match, RPO-684 6 year restoration, 1 of only 144 built, NCRS Top Flight 2010 Bloomington Gold 2009, Absolute Concours Quality!! Contact Mike @ 888-592-5086

1969 Corvette Coupe T-Top L88 Lemans Blue / Bright Blue Interior $375,000 _________________________

1967 Corvette Coupe Ermine White / Black Interior $149,000 _________________________

427/560HP!! 4spd, numbers match, 22,832 actual miles, Nabors Body-Off restoration 2011 NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Gold, Extremely Rare! Documented! Contact Mike @ 888-592-5086

427/435HP, 4spd, numbers match, Body-Off restored, T.I., M-21, 4:11posi, 3 time NCRS Top Flight as recent as 2011 Documented with tank sticker, Contact Mike @ 888-5925086 SPRING 2012


1967 Corvette Convertible Marlboro Maroon / Saddle Tan Interior $149,000 _________________________

1967 Corvette Coupe Tuxedo Black / Black Interior $195,000 _________________________

427/435HP, 4spd, numbers matching, 52,099 actual miles, 3:70posi, Body-Off restored, Bloomington Gold, Documented with tank sticker, Contact Mike @ 888-592-5086

427/435HP 4spd, numbers matching, transistorized ignition, M-21, 4:11posi, F41 suspension Fresh Body-On restoration, factory trim & vin tags, 1 of 815 REAL Black 67’s Contact Mike @ 888-592-5086

1967 Corvette Convertible Rally Red / Black Interior $129,000 _________________________

1966 Corvette Convertible Rally Red / Black Int. $125,000 _________________________

327/350HP factory a/c, 4spd, numbers matching, new lacquer paint NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Gold 25th Anniversary Silver Salute, Documented! Call Mike @ 888-592-5086

427/425HP 4spd numbers matching Body off restored in show condition. NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Gold, Triple Crown, Documented Fast! Contact Mike @ 888-592-5086

1962 Corvette Convertible Bad Boy Tuxedo Black / Fawn Beige Interior $149,000 _________________________

1960 Corvette Convertible Hardtop Only Roman Red / Black Interior $225,000 _________________________

RPO-687 327/360HP Fuel Injected 4 spd. Big Brake numbers matching. Recent body off restoration 1 of only 246 race prepped 62’s documented. Contact Mike @ 888-592-5086

RPO-687 heavy duty brakes 283/315HP 4 spd 1 of only 2 known to exist.Numbers matching 1 of 119 RPO-687 cars Multiple NCRS Top Flights. NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence Award, Very Rare! Contact Mike @ 888-592-5086




1959 Corvette Convertible Tuxedo Black / Silver Coves / Frost Blue Int. $90,000 _________________________

1966 Corvette Convertible Black Beauty Triple Black!!! $110,000 _________________________

283/270HP 4 spd. numbers matching body off Restored & Beautiful! Contact Mike @ 888-592-5086

427/425HP 4spd 3:70 Posi numbers matching Body On restored in show condition! Real factory tags! Black is King! Contact Mike @ 888-592-5086

1958 Corvette Convertible Tuxedo Black / Silver Coves /Red Int. $90,000 _________________________

1971 Corvette Convertible ZR-2 / LS-6 Ontario Orange / Black Interior $550,000 _________________________

283/270HP 4 spd. numbers matching recent body on restoration. Contact Mike @ 888-592-5086

The last of the Z hi-performance cars, 1 of 12 built and 1 of 2 convertibles, M-22, J-56 heavy duty brakes, radio delete, Documented with a two-page tank sticker. Contact Mike @ 888-592-5086

1957 Corvette Convertible Cascade Green / Beige Int. $149,000

_________________________ 283/250HP fuel injection automatic numbers matching NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Gold Contact Mike @ 888-592-5086

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Terrible� is a 46 foot Douglas Skater built in Douglas, Michigan. The boat is powered by two 557 cubic inch engines which produce 1500 hp, built by Sterling Performance in Milford, Michigan. The engines normally run on 116 octane Sunoco fuel, but can produce over 1100 hp on 93 octane. The massive engine



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horsepower is transmitted through Bam Marine hydraulic transmissions into Mercury Dry Sump #6 outdrives. We have multiple propeller configurations to run on “Terrible” , which we choose based on water conditions and speed desired. A smaller “wheel” such as a 16.750 inch diameter with a 38 degree pitch would be used for rough water verses a 17.00 inch diameter 41 degree pitch, which propels the boat just under 200 mph. The boat can

be driven by one person, but with cruising speeds of 125 mph in rough or calm water we prefer two to manage the boat for safety, owner Jerry Swanson will control the boats throttles and trim while Keith Snow is the driver and navigator . “Terrible” is equipped with full communications gear for the crew and all passenger(s). The occupants are protected from the wind blast when the boat is running at a higher speed by canopies from the famous F16 Fighter.



How to Start a Fight! One year, I decided to buy my mother -in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift. The next year, I didn’t buy her a gift. When she asked me why, I replied, “Well, you still haven’t used the gift I bought you last year!” And that’s how the fight started. ________________________________ My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed. I turned to her and said, ‘Do you want to have sex?’ ‘No,’ she answered. I then said, ‘Is that your final answer?’ She didn’t even look at me this time, simply saying, ‘Yes.’ So I said, “Then I’d like to phone a friend.” And that’s when the fight started.

I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my order first. “I’ll have the rump steak, rare, please.” He said, “Aren’t you worried about the mad cow?” “Nah, she can order for herself.” And that’s when the fight started. _______________________________ My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table. I asked her, “Do you know him?” “Yes”, she sighed, “He’s my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he hasn’t been sober since.” “My God!” I said, “Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?” And then the fight started.

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Born in London, Vic Elford was one of the fastest drivers of the Sixties and Seventies... and a Porsche hero... Nicknamed “Quick Vic” by his peers, legendary driver Vic Elford is arguably the most versatile all round driver of all time.


dang locals top attractions are nothing more than mere landmarks. It seems as though the white Rolls Royce (front cover) on the corner of Bayfront and Chase in Pensacola is a landmark that has been around forever; I mean, when the parking lot was resurfaced, construction was done around the Rolls. What’s the story behind this? Turn back to page 24 and find out... Is it poppycock or a so called “under the radar” place to visit? Now that Destin tourist season has started, Motorfest Magazine hopes sight-seers enjoy the heart and soul of the local car, boat, motorcycle, and aircraft enthusiasts on the Emerald Coast. Is your motoring on the Emerald Coast worth sharing? If so please tell us about it! Send an email to with a detailed description of your motoring on the Emerald Coast, along with contact information. You just might end up being featured online or in our magazine.





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