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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
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!
Chevrolet Racing in the Winner's Circle - Long Beach and Darlington
Chevrolet Racing has a winning weekend where Corvettes, Chevy-powered IndyCars, and the Chevy SS scored wins at the Toyota Grand Prix and ... » Read More
Scott Ross Apr 14, 2014
events
Chevrolet Racing in the Winner's Circle - Long Beach and Darlington
NCM Sinkhole Update: Last Vette Found
The 2001 Corvette Z06 Mallet “Hammer”—the last of the eight Corvettes trapped when a sinkhole opened up under the National Corvette ... » Read More
Scott Ross Apr 9, 2014
news
NCM Sinkhole Update: Last Vette Found
2014 Super Chevy Show Moves Into Memphis April 11-13
You’ll see high-powered Chevy racing excitement on the MIR strip, and hundreds of spectacular Chevy show cars and trucks in the show ... » Read More
Scott Ross Apr 8, 2014
news
2014 Super Chevy Show Moves Into Memphis April 11-13
NCM Sinkhole Update: One More Vette Out, One More Vette To Go
The latest one out is the 2009 “1,500,000th Corvette,” which was pulled out this morning, and will be displayed at the NCM before ... » Read More
Scott Ross Apr 3, 2014
news
NCM Sinkhole Update: One More Vette Out, One More Vette To Go
NCM Sinkhole Update: Up Comes the 1991 ZR-1 Corvette Spyder
The 1991 ZR-1 Spyder was pulled out this morning from the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum. Read the latest on the recovery effort ... » Read More
Scott Ross Apr 1, 2014
news
NCM Sinkhole Update: Up Comes the 1991 ZR-1 Corvette Spyder
NCM Sinkhole Update: Two More Vettes Visible; Rescued Vettes On Display
Wondering what’s been going on at the National Corvette Museum sinkhole? Here's an update on the recovery with photos of the five ... » Read More
Scott Ross Apr 1, 2014
news
NCM Sinkhole Update: Two More Vettes Visible; Rescued Vettes On Display
Happy 327 Day! - Celebrating the Chevy 327 Small-Block
With today being 3/27, it’s a day that Chevy lovers can celebrate the legendary 327-cubic-inch small-block V8 (how they celebrate it is ... » Read More
Scott Ross Mar 27, 2014
news
Happy 327 Day! - Celebrating the Chevy 327 Small-Block
2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Indy 500 Pace Car to be Driven by Dario Franchitti
The 2014 Z/28 will pace this year’s 98th edition of the 500-mile classic, with three-time 500 winner—and four-time IndyCar Series ... » Read More
Scott Ross Mar 26, 2014
news
2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Indy 500 Pace Car to be Driven by Dario Franchitti
CARS, Inc. Open House - Mark Your Calendar
How big is it? It’s their 10th annual open house, so there’ll be plenty of must-see’s on hand including two Camaros from Fastest ... » Read More
Scott Ross Mar 26, 2014
events
CARS, Inc. Open House - Mark Your Calendar
Jim Jeffords, Corvette Racing Legend - Obituary
Jim Jeffords, one of the earliest Corvette racers who piloted the “Purple People Eater” C1 Corvettes to two SCCA National Championships ... » Read More
Scott Ross Mar 26, 2014
news
Jim Jeffords, Corvette Racing Legend - Obituary
2014 Super Chevy Show Starts Now!
It’s Super Chevy Show time again...and this year’s season starts at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida. » Read More
Scott Ross Mar 21, 2014
events
2014 Super Chevy Show Starts Now!
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