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MALI “BOO” This 1978 Chevy Malibu is one scary machine and is a perfect “Readers Ride” for the month of October and our Halloween Issue. Tony DeConte purchased this badass Chevy nearly 20 years in the city of Warwick, RI. Tony used to live in Glocester, RI. but has since moved to Connecticut.

Tony has been friends with me since we met and started hanging out together in our high school days in Burrillville, RI. We always purchased and owned muscle cars and hot rods over the years but this one is for keeps. There is a power plant 408 Big Block under the hood, when the hood is actually on the car, and packs a punch with no doubt. I know, I’ve been a passenger in this ride many times over the past two decades. The engine is pushing approximately 550 horsepower and is backed up with a Turbo 400 Transmission and 373 gears in the rear end. Tony regularly drag races this Chevy at drag ways across the region and runs high 10’s at 125-130 miles per hour in the quarter mile. He connects to the blacktop with Mickey Thompson Tires and Drag Star Wheels. The rear end is tubbed to fit the monster meats under the rear fender wells. Tony has made plenty of upgrades over the years and this car wins a lot of trophies at classic auto shows and cruise nights across the region every season. Rear brake drums and front disc brakes help stop the beast on the roadway and drag ways. The dual exhaust is 3” diameter from headers back and the roar coming from under Tony’s Chevy is due to its dual Thrush Mufflers. This Malibu is equipped with Simpson seat belts but don’t ask for a ride if he pulls into an area car show or cruise night and you see him driving and someone in the passenger seat. It has no backseat. His last race was recently held at Lebanon Valley Dragway and he had one helluva day at the track. If you see this beast Chevy Malibu at an area car show, cruise night or drag way do not hesitate to check it out. This classic car is awesome. It’s also fast as hell! Twisted is a perfect name for this brute Chevy.

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local automotive magazine. Etch sees one of the police officers get up from his side of the window booth and start to walk towards the back of the diner where he is sitting. “Oh great,” Etch mumbles under his breath. The police officer walks right up to where Etch is sitting and stops in front of his table. “Excuse me,” said, the police officer, “Would you mind handing me that newspaper behind you on that empty chair?” Etch turns around and reaches for the newspaper. “This one?” asks, Etch. “No, the newspaper next to that one,” replied, the police officer. Etch hands the police officer the newspaper and puts his head back down facing the automotive magazine article. The police officer begins to walk back to his table holding his newspaper in one hand and puts his other hand in his police revolver holster clip releasing the latch securing his gun. The police officer suddenly turns around dropping the newspaper and points his revolver at an empty chair. Etch has already

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If these businesses go belly up because states stop us from purchasing aftermarket parts and equipment with the ability to modify our stock original classic vehicles and turn them into our own personal ride, then what happens to this hobby and lifestyle? We know the government wants us to get rid of our classic vehicles and purchase new vehicles with emission controls and lower gas mileage but what if that is not what we all want? Then what? OUTLAW RUN The Book becomes a classic muscle car bible for the masses and the OUTLAW RUN Beyond The Book Series becomes a way of life as an Outlaw?

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IMPOSSIBLE DREAM CRUISIN’ EVENT 2017 JIM WEICHERDING Motorhead Magazine was very busy in the month of September. Appearing at Drag Races, Circle Track Races, Cruise Nights and Classic Car Shows all across the region all month long.

The one car show that sticks out is the one that took place at a Warwick Playground recently called imPOSSIBLE DREAM. This event wasn’t huge and had more than one hundred show vehicles but it was just as much fun as any of

the other car show events I attended all season long. The entire event was to benefit the establishment and charities across the City of Warwick, Rhode Island. I was invited to this event, much like many other similar events, to showcase my Buckleupallofus giant balloon reminding kids and families to wear seat belts. I contacted the Warwick Police Department as soon as I received the invitation, just a couple days before the event was to take place, and they were very happy to help out and send their police officers over to the event to help pass out Buckleupallofus coloring posters, coloring books, stickers and refrigerator magnets to all of the kids. Believe me, there were a lot of kids! There were more kids than show vehicles and adults at

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