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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
1966 Chevrolet Impala SS - Smooth As A Pearl
There’s no mistaking a mid-’60s fullsize Chevrolet for anything else. Chevy stylists made sure that they were filled with features not ... » Read More
Scott Ross Aug 27, 2014
features
1966 Chevrolet Impala SS - Smooth As A Pearl
1969 Chevrolet Camaro - Making The Transition
The ’69 Camaro is fondly remembered for its long options and features lists, special factory and dealer-inspired COPO cars, and for how ... » Read More
Scott Ross Aug 20, 2014
features
1969 Chevrolet Camaro - Making The Transition
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Coupe - Rediscovery
After agreeing that we weren't going to have any more kids, we decided to try and get our old Corvette back. » Read More
Scott Ross Aug 18, 2014
features
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Coupe - Rediscovery
How to Install a Modern Sound System on a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
Super Chevy’s SS396 AMD Chevelle gets a sound system that’s up to today’s standards. » Read More
Scott Ross Aug 15, 2014
car audio
How to Install a Modern Sound System on a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
1972 Chevrolet Corvette - Ferrari 365/4 GTS Daytona Spyder Replica
Built from a LT1-powered ’72 Stingray coupe and a McBurnie Coachcraft body, Vince Perazzo’s replica Ferrari 365/4 GTS Daytona Spyder ... » Read More
Scott Ross Aug 12, 2014
features
1972 Chevrolet Corvette - Ferrari 365/4 GTS Daytona Spyder Replica
1972 Chevrolet Nova - The Replacement For Displacement
Norm did his homework and looked for information about swapping LS engines into the rear-drive X-body platform of his 1972 Chevy Nova. » Read More
Scott Ross Aug 5, 2014
features
1972 Chevrolet Nova - The Replacement For Displacement
Bow Tie Briefs - Chevy News - September 2014
Get the latest Chevy news in this month's Bow Tie Briefs. We've got dates to upcoming shows, news on high-performance engines, and Chevys ... » Read More
Scott Ross Jul 29, 2014
news
Bow Tie Briefs - Chevy News - September 2014
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe - Blown Bel Air
Sam Mendoza's 1956 Bel Air Sport Coupe is a tribute to those ’55-’57s he built and raced years ago, when the Gas Coupe classes were a ... » Read More
Scott Ross Jul 25, 2014
features
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe - Blown Bel Air
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible - Mulligan's Midyear
Nineteen sixty-seven was quite a year for Chevrolet-related memories, and Tom Mulligan has a vivid memory of seeing on just like this on ... » Read More
Scott Ross Jul 14, 2014
features
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible - Mulligan's Midyear
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
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