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Scott Ross

Scott Ross

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Scott joined Source Interlink Media in July, 2007 after 9+ years as contributor, Managing Editor and Senior Editor of DRIVE! Magazine during its 1998-2006 heyday in Northern California. His focus at VETTE and Mopar Muscle includes feature stories, where he uses his journalistic experience to tell the story not just of the featured car, but also that of the owner(s) and their passion for Corvettes and Mopars. A 1980 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in communications, he earned his Master’s Degree in that field in 1987 from what’s now The University of Illinois- Springfield. He also holds Level III Certification in Applied Metallography from ASM International. His journalistic experience included stints in radio newsrooms around the Midwest, before joining his father, Stuart T. Ross, in a family-run metallurgical consulting business. In 1997, he and his father co-authored a legal book chapter about brittle spot-weld failures in low-speed vehicle crashes. Scott’s passion for American cars began when his family lived outside Detroit, within earshot of Woodward Avenue, during the ‘60s. Back then, GM stylist Dave Holls and Chrysler styling executive Richard Baird were neighbors-- and one of Plymouth styling chief Gerry Thorley’s sons was a grade-school classmate of Scott’s. (By the way, Scott’s father worked for GM’s Harrison Radiator Division in Lockport, NY, and at Chrysler’s materials lab in Highland Park during the ‘50s—so American cars are in his DNA.) He saw his first races in person at the Waterford Hills Road Race Course, at the Michigan State Fairgrounds’ dirt oval track, and at Detroit Dragway. Scott also heard the “races” on the stretch of Woodward between 16 and 18 Mile Roads through his window on summer nights! An avid automotive historian (“I was there then!” is a common phrase he uses when talking about Corvettes and Mopars of the ‘60s and ‘70s), Scott lives in Riverview, Florida, where his Hemi-powered, police-package-equipped ’07 Dodge Charger graces the garage.

Articles Scott has contributed to
1968 Chevrolet Camaro - That ’70s Show
Larry Barnaby’s ’68 Camaro Sport Coupe is a throwback to the modified F-bodies that owners were wrenching on in the 1970s when ... » Read More
Scott Ross Jul 9, 2014
features
1968 Chevrolet Camaro - That ’70s Show
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Coupe - Influence Peddler
Since it first appeared in concept form over five decades ago, the second-generation Corvette has always been a trend setter. That ... » Read More
Scott Ross Jul 8, 2014
features
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Coupe - Influence Peddler
1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible - Time Traveler
A first-generation Corvette is a time machine—back to the days of 283-inch V-8s under the hood, 30-cents-a-gallon premium in the tank, ... » Read More
Scott Ross Jul 4, 2014
features
1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible - Time Traveler
1960 Chevrolet Parkwood Wagon - Patina’d Perfection
Mike Ramser put a host of modern touches chassis under (and inside) this well-aged 1960 Chevy Parkwood wagon. » Read More
Scott Ross Jul 2, 2014
features
1960 Chevrolet Parkwood Wagon - Patina’d Perfection
Bow Tie Briefs - Chevy News - August 2014
The eight Corvettes that fell in to the sinkhole are now called “The Great 8.” They’re on display at the NCM through the end of ... » Read More
Scott Ross Jun 23, 2014
news
Bow Tie Briefs - Chevy News - August 2014
2006 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible - 10-Sec. Droptop
When it comes to upgrading a C6, many late-model Corvette owners look to improve their Vette’s handling, as well as its straight-line ... » Read More
Scott Ross Jun 19, 2014
features
2006 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible - 10-Sec. Droptop
1967 Chevrolet Nova - Sheer Silver
In the case of Larry Fauci and this ’67 Nova hardtop, the project began with more than just a pile of parts—and more than one Chevy ... » Read More
Scott Ross Jun 17, 2014
features
1967 Chevrolet Nova - Sheer Silver
1999 Chevrolet Callaway Corvette C12 - 1 of 2 in Yellow
It goes from 0-60 in about 4 seconds. That's about 5 seconds longer than it took for this Pearlescent Yellow Callaway C12 to grab your ... » Read More
Scott Ross Jun 13, 2014
features
1999 Chevrolet Callaway Corvette C12 - 1 of 2 in Yellow
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe - Comeback Car
At first glance, this spectacular '66 Sting Ray looks like the product of at least a year or two's worth of work. See how this was ... » Read More
Scott Ross Jun 10, 2014
features
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe - Comeback Car
1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RS - The “Blue Maxi” Lives!
This ’69 Camaro SS/RS Sport Coupe became known as the “Blue Maxi”—and it survives to this day, wearing its Penske-applied Sunoco ... » Read More
Scott Ross Jun 9, 2014
features
1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RS - The “Blue Maxi” Lives!
1959 Chevrolet Corvette - Smooth & Blue
VetteRods—you’ve seen them in our pages, and you’ve seen them at shows and on the road. But, do you need an original Corvette body or ... » Read More
Scott Ross Jun 5, 2014
features
1959 Chevrolet Corvette - Smooth & Blue
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 - Fathom Blue Fantastic
To some Chevy purists, the lack of Rallye stripes on a ’70 Chevelle SS396 or SS454 means that car isn’t an original Super Sport. Try ... » Read More
Scott Ross Jun 4, 2014
features
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 - Fathom Blue Fantastic
Chevy Powers Jimmie Johnson To Fourth Career Coca-Cola 600 Win
Chevy's 23rd win in stock car racing's longest race is also the first 2014 win for defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champ, Jimmie Johnson. » Read More
Scott Ross May 29, 2014
news
Chevy Powers Jimmie Johnson To Fourth Career Coca-Cola 600 Win
Sam Schmidt to Lap the Brickyard in a Special C7 Corvette
Thanks to advancing technology, Sam Schmidt will get his chance to get behind the wheel again, and turn laps at the Brickyard in one of the ... » Read More
Scott Ross May 22, 2014
news
Sam Schmidt to Lap the Brickyard in a Special C7 Corvette
1967 L79 Chevelle 300: The Ultimate Sleeper
Look what $2600 got you back then! » Read More
Scott Ross May 16, 2014
features
1967 L79 Chevelle 300: The Ultimate Sleeper
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