Road to AAPEX Ep. 6: The end of the road
It all comes down to this. “I didn’t want something easy. I wanted something that was going to be an ‘Are you going to make it?’ moment every time I get in the car.” That’s how Babcox Media’s Joe Keene set the stage in the first episode of Road to AAPEX, well before he knew
The Road to AAPEX Ep. 5: The road less traveled
Last episode, the 33-year-old Cadillac Brougham gave Babcox Media’s Joe Keene a good scare. He was nearly halfway through the 2,500-mile drive from Akron, Ohio, to Las Vegas headed to the AAPEX show when the Caddy wouldn’t start. However. with some quick thinking from the ASE-certified technician and help from friends in the aftermarket, he
The Road to AAPEX Ep. 4: Halfway there … What could go wrong?
The literal road to AAPEX has been smooth, so far. Babcox Media’s Joe Keene, an ASE-certified technician who fixed up a battered 33-year-old Cadillac Brougham, has been getting his kicks on Route 66 as he drives 2,500 miles from Akron, Ohio, to Las Vegas. In this episode, he checks out iconic road-side attractions like the
The Road to AAPEX Ep. 3: You wouldn’t believe who and what you’ll see on Route 66
It’s the stuff road trips are made of–the unexpected, the interesting, and even the bizarre. They’re the roadside detours that are so intriguing you can’t help but pull the car over and soak it all in. Luckily, the 33-year-old Cadillac Brougham was running well. Babcox Media’s ASE-certified technician Joe Keene fixed it up with high-quality
The Road to AAPEX Ep. 2: Will a 33-year-old Cadillac even start?
“A lot of things happened, except when I turned the key.” As a seasoned ASE-certified technician, Babcox Media’s Joe Keene knew that getting a 33-year-old Cadillac Brougham with more than 180,000 miles on it ready for the 2,500-mile drive from Akron, Ohio, to Las Vegas in time for AAPEX wasn’t going to be easy, but no
The Road to AAPEX Ep. 1: Will a 33-year-old Cadillac make it to Las Vegas?
The truth is: We don’t know how this is going to end. The 2,500-mile drive from Babcox Media’s headquarters in Akron, Ohio, to Las Vegas, across the iconic Route 66, is enough to test any vehicle. But the car Babcox Media’s Joe Keene picked to rehab and drive to AAPEX held in Las Vegas, Nov.
The Road to AAPEX starts here
You may notice a different type of show car at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) this year. It only has 140 hp, with a four-speed automatic transmission and clocks in at 20 feet long. This car is not arriving at the show on a trailer. Instead, it’s coming from Akron, Ohio, on its own power. The
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