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Corvette Collection of the Bedwell Family

Corvette Collection of the Bedwell Family

By Alex Lane
March 17
Filed under Car Talk, News, Paper Day, Showcase

Freshman Devilyn Bedwell’s family inherited two Corvettes from her grandfather. The two Vettes are a Z06 and a 1974 C3. Bedwell’s uncle, Chris, now owns both and they sit in his garage. “In a way, I like to think the car resembles [my grandfather] and his worth as a person,” Devilyn said. ...

From Totaled to Restored

From Totaled to Restored

February 13
Filed under Car Talk, Features, Newspaper, North Star, Showcase

From stripping off parts of the 2000 BMW 328i to spending hours in the garage with his father and friends, senior Ashton Clark made his totaled car almost new again after getting in a multi-collision accident in August. Clark took off his front bumper and replaced it, as his old one was damaged along...

Cars and Coffee Takes Over Westport Plaza

Cars and Coffee Takes Over Westport Plaza

By Martin Groves
August 22
Filed under Car Talk, News, Showcase

On the third Saturday of every month between April and October, Westport Plaza hosts its monthly Cars and Coffee event, a gathering that attracts car enthusiasts from all over the Greater St. Louis area. With over 300 cars at it's peak, last Saturday's event was filled with all sorts of cars, from classic...

Car of the Week: Luke Becker’s 2007 Hemi Powered Dodge Ram

Car of the Week: Luke Becker’s 2007 Hemi Powered Dodge Ram

By Chris Wood
April 28
Filed under Car Talk, Opinions, Showcase

This car of the week is really not a car but another red truck. Senior Luke Becker is the proud owner of this 2007 Hemi-powered Dodge 1500 Ram Truck. When Becker's old Ford finally gave out, he was worried about how he was going to get around. Becker had work to get to and school to be at but had no ...

Car Talk: How to Change Your Oil

Car Talk: How to Change Your Oil

By Chris Wood
April 8
Filed under Car Talk, Showcase

If you drive your own vehicle, you should know that about every 3,000 miles you need to change your oil. When you change your oil, it protects your engine against heat, friction, sludge and deposits. It is also very important to change your oil filter as well so that it does not clog up and let partic...

Car of the Week: Ryan Croghin’s Burban

Car of the Week: Ryan Croghin’s Burban

By Chris Wood
March 31
Filed under Blogs, Car Talk, Opinions

This week's car of the week is another Chevy but is a bit older than the last featured car of the week. The car is a 1990 Chevy Suburban owned by senior Ryan Croghin. He was not lucky enough to acquire the Suburban as a gift but he received the Suburban through long, hot hours of construction work. W...

Car Talk: Six Things You Should Do To Your Car First

Car Talk: Six Things You Should Do To Your Car First

By Martin Groves
March 21
Filed under Blogs, Car Talk, Opinions, Showcase

You've got yourself a new ride and are desperate to start modifying it to make it your own, but what should you do first? Below are several things to consider doing first. 1. Give it a good checkup The first and one of the most important things to do to your car is to change the fluids, check the...

Car of the Week: Erik Isbell’s Z71

Car of the Week: Erik Isbell’s Z71

By Chris Wood
March 9
Filed under Blogs, Car Talk, Opinions, Showcase

This week, the feature is a truck that is not really a special make or model but has had a lot of work done to it that makes it a awesome ride. Senior Erik Isbell is the proud owner of a 2001 Chevy Silverado Z71. It is a common truck that many people have, but what Isbell has done to the truck makes it ...

Car Talk: Diesels

Car Talk: Diesels

By Chris Wood, Web Staffer
February 29
Filed under Blogs, Car Talk, Opinions, Showcase

Big, loud, dirty trucks and rednecks, what most people think of when you say diesel. People say they are bad because of their size, the pollution they give off, that they are not fuel efficient and they hurt the environment with their smoke. The truth about diesels is that they are good. They are no...

Car Talk: STL PDX

Car Talk: STL PDX

By Martin Groves
February 27
Filed under Blogs, Car Talk, Opinions

The Saint Louis division of the 2016 PDX Series is hosted by the Sports Car Club of America, otherwise known as the SCCA. A PDX event is an opportunity to work with a professional driving instructor, racing your own car around a local racetrack. While a PDX is a not a competitive or timed event, drivers...

Car of the Week

Car of the Week

By Chris Wood
February 16
Filed under Blogs, Car Talk, Showcase

This week we are featuring one of the biggest, baddest trucks on the FHN parking lot. With a four-inch exhaust connected to the big Cummins inline six engine, you will hear the truck before you see it. This beast belongs to Jordan Throgmorton. He got this truck last January for his 17th birthday. He...

Car Talk: Five Things Not to Buy for Christmas

Car Talk: Five Things Not to Buy for Christmas

By Martin Groves
December 16
Filed under Blogs, Car Talk, Showcase

With it being December, it seems like a good time to start talking about Christmas. Here's a list of five automotive-themed things you should not buy for Christmas. Fuzzy Dice – It may have been remotely trendy many years ago among soccer moms and grandmothers, but it's not anymore. When was th...

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