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June 19, 2015

Guide for Gearheads makes a Great Father's Day Gift

100_things_for_gearheads-book_coverWe know the truth: If you're reading this at AskPatty, you’re either a gearhead, or you know one. With Father's Day this weekend, we thought to share this great guide by Jason Fogelson as a terrific gift idea for the gearhead in your life.

Whether it's your dad, brother, husband, boyfriend, or son, if he's fascinated by cars, trucks, and motorcycles -- or even planes, trains, or tractors -- "100 Things For Every Gearhead To Do Before They Die" has something just for him. 

Available now from Reedy Press for $18.00 (plus shipping and handling),  this fun and easy-to-read book explores 100 experiences, journeys, and challenges that will feed and nurture your favorite gearhead. Part travel guide, part inspiration, part meditation, and part fun, this book is perfect for gearheads and those who love them. After having read the book, I'm pleased to say that I've already done more than a dozen of these activities myself, and look forward to many others!

If you want to get your gearhead out of the garage, this 200-plus-page book will show you how to do it: It's easy to read, but definitely substantial, including a hundred suggestions on such automotive adventures as scenic ride-and-drive locations across the country; interesting car and motorcycle museums; new and classic car shows, as well as fabulous concours d'elegance and auctions; driving schools for education and hot laps, and rallies and other driving experiences; fun events like the 24 hours of LeMons, and more serious races as Daytona, Indianapolis, and the Grand Prix of Long Beach; and behind-the-scenes factory tours from a variety of manufacturers and specialty builders. As a bonus, "100 Things For Every Gearhead To Do Before They Die" also includes interviews with such famous gearheads as Jay Leno, Alonzo Bodden, Adam Ferrara, Peter Sagal, and Derek Jenkins. There's something in here for every gearhead regardless of their age or where they live.

Jason_fogelson-headshotWe're happy to consider Jason a friend of AskPatty. He writes about cars, motorcycles, trucks, and travel, and his work can be found on the web and in print for such publications as,, AOL Autos,, the Los Angeles Times, Entrepreneur, Maximum Drive, American Survival Guide, Firepower World, RideApart, You Must Be Trippin’ and many others.

Jason lives in North Hollywood, California, with his wife, two dogs, two cats, his SUV (“Moose, Jr.”) and motorcycle (“Manny”). He’s probably traveling right now.


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