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The Grand Ascent Hillclimb 2012


On Tuesday 12/11, you'll get to see a classic episode of Chasing Classic Cars where Wayne Carini goes through his plan to market and then sell th Porsche Special Hill Climb Car. He takes it to the Hershey Hill Climb race to put it through its paces and has a darn good time doing it. But that doesn't stop him from taking it to auction.

THough the Hill Climb took place back in June, we were lucky enough to have Kenneth Visser - automobile fan, blogger and photographer extraordinaire on site and reporting back on the action. Take a walk down memory lane below, and don't forget to tune in to Chasing Classic Cars starting on Tuesday 12/11 starting at 9p.

Another fine tradition has been reignited with the second running of the The Grand Ascent Hillclimb held on the grounds of the Hershey Hotel.  This is a VSCCA sanctioned hill climb exhibition and features a wide variety historic racing cars thundering up a five turn three quarters of a mile long course.  A unique opportunity to see, hear and smell vintage race cars slamming gears.  This event was reignited with the start of the Elegance At Hershey.  We'll talk more about the Concours later.  Let's take a look at some of the neat machinery that was attacking the hill.

Wayne Carini was selected as the Honary Grand Marshall of the Grand Ascent.  He brought his smile and his driving skills to the hill.

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Wayne Carini of Chasing Classic Cars took the Bill Rutan VW* special with a 356 four cam motor up the hill.  Wayne spoke about the rides up later "I had a blast"  And his sub 57 second times were reflective of his blistering pace. 


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Cowboys Meet the Real McCoy



It was backup quarterback Vince Young who first dubbed the Philadelphia Eagles of 2011 a “Dream Team,” having signed some of the biggest name free agents during the post-lockout player acquisition frenzy.

For most of the season, however, the Eagles have not so much soared, as crashed and burned.

Turnovers, missed assignments, a defense that plays the run like it's a 7-on-7 drill … there were very good reasons that they hosted their first matchup of the season with Dallas at 2-4.

And then came week 8.

The clouds parted, the music started and the sun shone on the dream that Philadelphia fans have been waiting to experience …

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Carson Palmer: Off the Sofa and Into the Fire



We can't say for sure that [kind of, sort of, semi] retired quarterback Carson Palmer watched week six of the NFL season from his living room sofa. But we do know that, for all practical purposes, he wasn't part of any team.

He was very adamant that he would rather never play again than play another down for the Cincinnati Bengals.

After a prolonged staring contest, the Bengals blinked and traded him to the Oakland Raiders, who had just lost starting QB Jason Campbell to injury. (That is, if you can call possibly getting two first round draft picks in the trade blinking.)

Carson might be thinking he should have sat out one more week …

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Can't Anybody Play Quarterback Around Here?



Week 6 on the NFL schedule saw the Philadelphia Eagles travel down Interstate 95 to Washington. Two aggressive defenses matched up (quite nicely, it turned out) against two patchwork, largely inexperienced offensive lines.

This resulted in it being a very bad day to be a quarterback ...

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A Tale of Two Tebows



It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

Charles Dickens never covered the Denver Broncos, but he wrote the headline for the game against arch-rival San Diego that marked the ascension of their quarterback prince, Tim Tebow, to king.

Tebow threw wobbly passes, missed open receivers and only put the ball in the air ten times, connecting only four times. Oh, and he led his team back from 13 points down to a dropped pass away from forcing overtime.

In short, it was vintage Tebow. Ugly but effective.

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