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My Classic Car: Donnie’s 1966 Chevrolet Nova

My Classic Car: Donnie’s 1966 Chevrolet Nova

I bought this car with my Visa 30 years ago. It had solid-lift cam and they had adjusted it for hydro lift so it ran real bad. I got the car for $3,000 in primer. I took it home and started sanding. It had so much Bondo I had to take a body class to […]

By September 16, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Dan’s 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/Z28

My Classic Car: Dan’s 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/Z28

I first saw this Chevrolet Camaro in July, 2001, at a cruise night in Dorr, Michigan. Classic cars gathered there every Thursday on the lawn at an ice cream place called The Dairy Barn. I usually checked out the cars that showed up. Usually there were at least 25-30 cars, but one night I remember […]

By September 14, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Duke’s 1954 Mercury Monterey

My Classic Car: Duke’s 1954 Mercury Monterey

‘Back to the ’50s” in Minnesota is one of the largest classic car and rod shows in the nation, with nearly 12,000 vehicles on display. Two years ago, I brought my original 72,000-mile 1954 Mercury Monterey down for the three-day event. Like most car hobbyists, I had put countless hours in bringing the car to […]

By September 11, 2014 7 Comments Read More →

Eye Candy

Eye Candy: Lime Rock Historic weekend

Eye Candy: Lime Rock Historic weekend

Photos by Jed Rapoport The recent and 32nd celebration of the Lime Rock Historic weekend included vintage racing, car shows and the Sunday in the Park Concours. The VSCCA-sanctioned racing covered a wide variety of sports car-oriented racing groups with such names as “Nippy and Agile” for the road-going production sports & GT cars; “Dawn […]

By September 17, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: GM Heritage Center

Eye Candy: GM Heritage Center

  Photos by Larry Edsall The building is your typical suburban light industrial-park structure, a big, nondescript, uninviting and uninspiring box. If you can find it in the first place, there’s almost nothing that would cause you to take a second glance. Drive past with any speed and you won’t even notice the small sign […]

By September 13, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Eye Candy: 64th Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village

Eye Candy: 64th Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village

Photos by Kevin A. Wilson If you were looking for ways to make an old car show great, you could do a lot worse than to take your cues from the 64th annual Old Car Festival in Dearborn, Michigan. It’s like a re-creation of the early days of motoring on the streets of Greenfield Village […]

By September 10, 2014 Read More →

Features

Pick of the Week: 1908 Ford Model R

Pick of the Week: 1908 Ford Model R

Time to go antiquing, and what better way to enjoy a crisp fall afternoon than at the wheel of a rare and charming early Ford that pre-dates the ubiquitous Model T. For Pick of the Week, we have a splendid 1908 Ford Model R in restored condition advertised for sale in ClassicCars.com. The Model R […]

By September 12, 2014 Read More →
Classic Profile: 1909 Pope-Hartford Model S

Classic Profile: 1909 Pope-Hartford Model S

In the early days of motoring, automobiles were typically possessions of the wealthy. Professional drivers were often employed and many chauffeur organizations existed to advance the profession. This picture appears to show a chauffeur bringing up the family’s 1909 Pope-Hartford somewhere in New Jersey. In many states around this time, only professional chauffeurs had to […]

By September 11, 2014 Read More →
Only at the Gilmore: Disney movie set, wood car tires

Only at the Gilmore: Disney movie set, wood car tires

As you may have noticed through the series of Eye Candy photo galleries we’ve been presenting, the Gilmore Car Museum is known for its classic cars and its historic barns, but there are at least two other things that make the place unique. The one for which it is most widely known is for being […]

By September 9, 2014 Read More →

Commentary

The shrine and the science of cars and karst

The shrine and the science of cars and karst

The faithful, some of whom had waited in line for more than an hour, enter the domed structure as though they are walking into a cathedral or patriotic shrine. They speak to each other in hushed volumes. Conversations are quiet. Some eyes look up. Most focus on the floor — or seek a view even […]

By September 2, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Jaguar designer updates his classic Mark 2

Jaguar designer updates his classic Mark 2

A couple of years ago I was among those watching the unveiling of the latest Jaguar automobile and, like pretty much everyone else in the room, was stunned by the car’s beauty. While the car was stunning, its beauty was no surprise. This Jaguar was merely the most recent work produced by automotive artist Ian […]

By August 29, 2014 Read More →
Get ready for the aftershocks: Pebble Beach signals generational shift for classic car community

Get ready for the aftershocks: Pebble Beach signals generational shift for classic car community

Scientists didn’t report any earthquakes last week on the Monterey Peninsula, but a tectonic shift took place and the aftershocks will reverberate throughout the classic car community for the foreseeable future. The obvious evidence came Sunday when those oh-so-proper, every-nut-and-bolt-must-be-factory-original judges at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance awarded best-in-show accolades to a car built — […]

By August 22, 2014 1 Comment Read More →

Other Recent Stories

Poll results: If we had an ark and could save just one classic car which would you save?

The Question of the Week for the week of September 8th, 2014 asked you, if we had an ark and could save just one classic car which would you save? Mouse over or tap on each slice to learn what you told us:    This poll is closed but you can participate in the current Question […]

By September 15, 2014 Read More →

Poll results: Which US road would you most like to drive in a classic?

The Question of the Week for the week of September 1st , 2014 asked you, which US road would you most like to drive in a classic? Mouse over or tap on each slice to learn what you told us:    This poll is closed but you can participate in the current Question of the Week […]

By September 8, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Eye Candy: The cars of Kalamazoo

Eye Candy: The cars of Kalamazoo

Photos by Larry Edsall Seemingly everyone knows that Checkers, best known for their ubiquitous taxi cabs, were built in Kalamazoo, Michigan. And you may have seen a Dort, a Michigan or a Roamer at a car show. But did you know that 17 brands of automobiles were produced in Kalamazoo? You do if you’ve visited […]

By September 8, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Eye Candy: Hudsons at the Gilmore Auto Museum

Eye Candy: Hudsons at the Gilmore Auto Museum

Photos by Larry Edsall How many Hudson museums do we need? The more the merrier it seems. Foremost, there’s Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum in Shipshewana, Indiana, which houses the world’s largest collection of Hudson vehicles. A Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Historical Society brochure also points to cars on display at the Hartford Heritage Auto Museum in Wisconsin and […]

By September 7, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Eye Candy: Automotive mascots at the Gilmore Car Museum

Eye Candy: Automotive mascots at the Gilmore Car Museum

Photos by Larry Edsall At the Classic Car Club of America Museum on the grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan, there is an entire room containing more than 700 classic car hood ornaments and radiator toppers. The Marvin M. Tamaroff Automobile Mascot Collection is impressive — actually, overwhelming — in its […]

By September 6, 2014 Read More →