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Motion Performance

Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s the words Motion Performance were in or on most car magazine. Hi-Performance Cars magazine had a special connection with Motion Performance through Editor Marty Schorr. As a result, the Cars magazine was the go to mag for anything Motion. Schorr also did all of Motions marketing and ads. He also was on the ground floor of creating the concept of Motion Performance with Motion owner Joel Rosen.001-largeThis copy of Cars was one I especially enjoyed. The cover graphics were unforgettable and the articles inside were equally enthralling. At the time I was a real Corvette guy with a very narrow focus on fast cars. I didn’t much care about straight line but I liked fast and liked cornering. A Motion Corvette was a goal never achieved. Although I went through some nice Corvettes, a Motion Corvette was never in my garage.

The following pages taken from this issue document the Motion mystique through ads and articles.

Motion Performance was not limited to Corvettes. If it was a Chevrolet Joel Rosen (Mr. Motion) owner of Motion Performance, likely had a Motion version. Check out the article on one of my dream cars below, the Motion Corvette.006-large







What are your Motion stories? Do you have a Motion Performance Vehicle? Leave a comment below and send us some photos.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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