When Jimmy Shampine unveiled his radically offset #8 Ball supermodified in August of 1976, little did anyone know that his innovative design would make every other car in the division obsolete and become the standard from coast to coast for decades.

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Dino Petrocelli’s passion for photography became a career in 1985. From there, his business grew exponentially and soon expanded to include studio photography. 

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SAM's Garage is a place where children learn about cars while gearing up for life. Programs at SAM's Garage encourage non-traditional, multigenerational learning opportunities and programs for children and adults.

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Luxury Automobiles:     Through the Ages 

Luxury automobiles are a time-honored source of improvements that first appear on more expensive vehicles, then find their way to the mass market, see these beauties part of Luxury through the ages – from a 1903 Hansom Cab made by Brewster to a 2014 Ferrari FF.

Click here for more images from the Invitational and Autoshow - Photography by Donnie Panthen

Click here for the entire gallery of photos from the 2014 Invitational & Autoshow Spring Collection Tour - Photography by Dino Petrocelli

Click here for more images from SAM Boston Bus Trip