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My Classic Car: Ron’s 1958 Chevrolet Delray

My Classic Car: Ron’s 1958 Chevrolet Delray

Back in time, 1966. My first car was a 1958 Chevrolet Delray. I bought it off a friend. I borrowed the money from my mother and I paid her back while working at a gas station after school. It was powered with a 283 and a Powerglide and had a Sun tach on the dash. […]

By August 26, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Keith’s 1968 Ford Thunderbird

My Classic Car: Keith’s 1968 Ford Thunderbird

We call her “Thelma, the Bad Bird.” Initially a docile 42,000-mile, one-owner car purchased in 1998, this original 1968 Magnolia Yellow Ford Thunderbird 429 landau coupe underwent a transformation to become a “ Bad Bird.” I put on a little more than 18,000 miles in 16 years that I owned the car. Modifications included Pertronix […]

By August 21, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Carl’s 1965 Oldsmobile Starfire

My Classic Car: Carl’s 1965 Oldsmobile Starfire

I drove a 1961 Starfire for 30 years. I paid $75.00 for it because it didn’t run. When it got too hard to find parts, I parked it. Finally, the kids talked me into selling it. I knew I would cry. About 10 years later I retired and found a 1965 Starfire. I didn’t know […]

By July 30, 2014 Read More →

Eye Candy

Eye Candy: American Legends — Hot Rods & Customs at the Gilmore Car Museum

Eye Candy: American Legends — Hot Rods & Customs at the Gilmore Car Museum

Photos by Larry Edsall Through the end of this year, American Legends: Hot Rods & Customs is a special exhibition at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan, where some of the country’s most famous rods and customs are set against a backdrop of artwork by Tom Fritz. Born and raised in hot rod […]

By August 31, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Gilmore Car Museum

Eye Candy: Gilmore Car Museum

Photos by Larry Edsall When her husband retired in 1963, Geneieve Gilmore figured Donald might need a project to occupy his time, so she found a 1920 Pierce-Arrow that needed restoration and gave it to him. Donald Gilmore hadn’t been a classic car enthusiast. He’d been too busy, first running the department store in Kalamazoo, […]

By August 30, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: The Milwaukee Masterpiece

Eye Candy: The Milwaukee Masterpiece

Photos by Larry Nutson My early arrival well before the 10 a.m. opening offered a field of more than 200 unique cars, trucks and motorcycles blanketed by a hazy sky and cooled by the Lake Michigan breeze. With mother nature’s big silk flying overhead, this delightful scenario allowed for photography from nearly any angle with […]

By August 28, 2014 Read More →

Features

Pick of the Week: 1954 Chevrolet 3100 pickup

Pick of the Week: 1954 Chevrolet 3100 pickup

A good old pickup truck seems like just the thing for a relaxed Labor Day weekend, so for today’s Pick of the Week, we have a sweet-looking 1954 Chevrolet 3100 that’s for sale on ClassicCars.com from a dealer in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The truck is described as original, powered by its stock Thriftmaster 235-cid inline-6 and […]

By August 29, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Junior Journalist Report: Monterey Classic Car Week

Junior Journalist Report: Monterey Classic Car Week

Editor’s note: This is another in our series of Junior Journalist Reports about classic cars written for ClassicCars.com by a group of young reporters. This one is by Nathan Evans, 14, who attended for the first time the events of Monterey Classic Car Week with his family, including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance where his […]

First-time Pebble Beach Concours entrant checks a big one off the bucket list

First-time Pebble Beach Concours entrant checks a big one off the bucket list

I was standing in the back of a 1909 Pierce-Arrow getting my picture taken with Jay Leno sitting at the wheel, all the while thinking: Only at Pebble Beach! As a first-time entrant in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with the Pierce-Arrow owned by my Dad, Monterey car week was much more than a brush […]

By August 22, 2014 Read More →

Commentary

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 →
Monterey magic: Passion, wonder for great classic cars

Monterey magic: Passion, wonder for great classic cars

I was following a low, curvaceous Maserati race car through the woods of Pebble Beach when a break in traffic allowed the driver to pick up the pace on the winding two-lane road. The bright-red sports racer echoed with an intoxicating roar as he stepped on the gas and shifted through the gears of the […]

By August 21, 2014 Read More →

Other Recent Stories

Poll results: Two Best of Shows, which would you rather own?

The Question of the Week for the week of August 18th , 2014 asked you, which of the two Best of Shows from Monterey week would you rather own? 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 […]

By August 25, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: First Porsche Werks Reunion brings them all together

Eye Candy: First Porsche Werks Reunion brings them all together

Photos by Bob Golfen An enthusiastic crowd of Porsche faithful swarmed the Rancho Cañada Golf Club in Carmel for the Porsche Club of America Werks Reunion, a new event added to the calendar during Monterey Classic Car Week. More than 500 Porsches of just about every kind, ranging from early 356 models to the latest […]

By August 25, 2014 Read More →
Bonhams offers some more-affordable collectibles

Bonhams offers some more-affordable collectibles

You may not have been able to afford the cars offered at Bonhams’ most recent sale in northern California, but the auction house that just sold a Ferrari GTO for more than $38.1 million has another sale scheduled for this week, and the vehicles are expected to be sold for three and four figures, not […]

By August 24, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Concorso says ‘Viva Italia!’ during Monterey Classic Car Week

Eye Candy: Concorso says ‘Viva Italia!’ during Monterey Classic Car Week

Photos by Bob Golfen Concorso Italiano is an unabashed celebration of Italian motoring and culture during Monterey Classic Car Week. The sweeping display included more than 800 great vintage and modern Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Alfa Romeos, Fiats, Lancias, DeTomasos, Bizzarrinis, racing specials, scooters and unique concepts from the great design houses of Italy. And one very-special […]

By August 23, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: DeLorean DMC-12

Pick of the Week: DeLorean DMC-12

Our technology guru at ClassicCars.com, Tony Perez, has a thing for DeLoreans. It’s those gullwing doors that get him, he freely admits. So in deference to Tony and all his fine work, I offer this classic piece of 1980s history, what appears to be a nicely preserved, low-mileage 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 being sold on ClassicCars.com by […]

By August 22, 2014 Read More →