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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
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
2014 Super Chevy Show - Showtime in Virginia!
It’ll dazzle your eyes, fill your ears and make you Chevy Proud…The Super Chevy Show returns to Virginia Motorsports Park May 16-18. » Read More
Scott Ross May 8, 2014
events
2014 Super Chevy Show - Showtime in Virginia!
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray - The Pride Of Paoli
In 1969, he ordered up a new Corvette Stingray coupe with the RPO L88 engine option, and then built it into a race car whose current owner ... » Read More
Scott Ross May 5, 2014
features
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray - The Pride Of Paoli
2015 Cadillac Escalade - Hennessey’s HPE550 Supercharged Upgrade
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade’s all-new, direct-injection 6.2L V-8 does have room for improvement, according to Hennessey Performance ... » Read More
Scott Ross Apr 28, 2014
news
2015 Cadillac Escalade - Hennessey’s HPE550 Supercharged Upgrade
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe - Midyear Makeover
Turning a Corvette into a Vetterod doesn't always require that you have a complete car to start with. » Read More
Scott Ross Apr 28, 2014
features
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe - Midyear Makeover
International 427 Day Is This Sunday!
Chevy lovers: Take a look at your calendar. Do you see what date is coming up this Sunday? » Read More
Scott Ross Apr 24, 2014
news
International 427 Day Is This Sunday!
Top Corvettes At Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach & Mecum’s Houston Auctions
Corvettes were front-and-center at the most-recent Barrett-Jackson and Mecum collector-car auctions, just as they were at each auction ... » Read More
Scott Ross Apr 18, 2014
news
Top Corvettes At Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach & Mecum’s Houston Auctions
Chevrolet Camaro History – Happy 50th Birthday!
“The Guys In The Glass House” are making a lot of noise about how tomorrow (April 17th) being the 50th Anniversary of their ... » Read More
Scott Ross Apr 16, 2014
features
Chevrolet Camaro History – Happy 50th Birthday!
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