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My Classic Car: Carey Hill’s 1963 Studebaker Lark

My Classic Car: Carey Hill’s 1963 Studebaker Lark

My father worked for the local Studebaker agents in New Plymouth, New Zealand. One of the Studebakers we used to see in to the workshop from time to time was a 1963 Studebaker Lark that belonged to a local farming family, the Abrahams. They had bought it new and lived right up high above New […]

My Classic Car: Brian Weller’s 1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe

My Classic Car: Brian Weller’s 1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe

Editor’s note: The Warriors’ Day Parade is held each August at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. The parade this year will be the 93rd and is scheduled for Saturday, August 16. It will commemorate especially the 100th anniversary of The Great War and the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Each Warriors` Day Parade you can […]

My Classic Car: Dale Grim’s 1965 Ford Mustang

My Classic Car: Dale Grim’s 1965 Ford Mustang

I was born in Dearborn, Mich., on July 26, 1965. I was among the last of the Mustangs built in the 1965 model year. My original owner purchased me from the only Ford dealer in Rantoul, Ill., in August of that year. In 1967 I moved to Lakenheath, England. I traveled the English countryside and […]

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Eye Candy: Reborn Cruise attracts thousands

Eye Candy: Reborn Cruise attracts thousands

Photos by Bob Golfen Phoenix police cracked down on cruising Central Avenue in the 1980s, breaking a tradition going back to the ’50s when young people meandered up and down the main drag in everything from custom hot rods to daddy’s station wagon. But the practice was brought back to life in 2002 when the […]

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Eye Candy: Drag racers turn clock back at March Meet

Eye Candy: Drag racers turn clock back at March Meet

Photos by Howard Koby In the mid-1950s, the “Smokers Car Club of Bakersfield” did a deal with officials of California’s Kern County to lease a World War II auxiliary airfield located between Highways 99 and 65. In 1959, they staged the first U.S. Gas & Fuel Championships, aka the March Meet, and it turned into […]

Eye Candy: Young and Old Timers car show

Eye Candy: Young and Old Timers car show

Photos by Larry Edsall Like so many classic car hobbyists, members of the Arizona Street Rod Association are concerned about the future, about whether the next generation will see their cherished vehicles as rolling works of art meant to be enjoyed or as having value only as a source for steel, aluminum and other materials […]

Features

5 of the coolest four-doors ever

5 of the coolest four-doors ever

Four-door sedans don’t usually get the love from classic car fans the way coupes and convertibles do. We think it’s time that changed. Here are five of our favorite four doors ever:  

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6 of the best TV cop cars

6 of the best TV cop cars

The cop show genre goes back to the pre-TV days of radio (where you had to imagine what black and white your favorite cop was driving).  Here are some of our favorite full-size, rear-wheel-drive American cop cars from 60 years of the best cop shows:

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It’s worth what? 5 classics you’d never guess are so valuable

It’s worth what? 5 classics you’d never guess are so valuable

Some classics wear their price tags on their sleeves. Look at a fuel-injected ’57 Chevy Bel Air, and it’s immediately apparent that it’s valuable merchandise. On the other hand, there are the sleepers of the classic car world, the cars that are worth a lot of money but it’s only obvious to those in-the-know. Your Accord-driving […]

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Happy 50th, Ford Mustang

Happy 50th, Ford Mustang

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. Well, at least it’s the anniversary of the car’s official unveiling, which took place April 17, 1964, with Lee Iacocca at the podium in the Ford pavilion at the New York World’s Fair. Actually, however, it was about a month earlier that the public got its […]

Magazine presents classic cars in print or pixels

Magazine presents classic cars in print or pixels

Richard Truesdell laments the loss of such classic car magazines as Automobile Quarterly, Motor Trend Classic and Musclecar Enthusiast. But the realities of the print-on-paper world are such that producing a glossy-surfaced, real-paper (even if it’s recycled) publication is very expensive. And as Truesdell points out, as much as we all enjoy browsing the various […]

Bookshelf:  Big cars + big engines = big passions

Bookshelf: Big cars + big engines = big passions

 Classic Car Bookshelf Cadillac V-16s Lost and Found: Tracing the Histories of the 1930s Classics by Christopher W. Cummings Published 2014 Publisher McFarland & Co. Format Soft cover Pages 284 ISBN 9780786475704 Purchase Amazon   Christopher Cummings writes that, “Almost as soon as the Cadillac V-16s came to market, economic, technological and cultural forces conspired […]

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Eye Candy: Simeone celebrates Best of Italy, Maserati cent’ anni

Eye Candy: Simeone celebrates Best of Italy, Maserati cent’ anni

Photos by Larry Nutson It’s the 100th anniversary of the founding of Maserati and cars of this marque have come to symbolize the very best in Italian engineering and craftsmanship. In celebration, a very special Best of Italy collection is on display through April 27  at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. With Italian […]

British museum celebrates 21 years with 21 icons

British museum celebrates 21 years with 21 icons

Britain’s Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon, Warwickshire, celebrates its 21st birthday in May with a special exhibition, “21 Years 21 Icons.” We asked if we could get the list of the 7 vehicles, inventions and people who will be featured. Not yet, we were told. It’s still a secret. However, we did get a sneak […]

Eye Candy: 50th Portland Swap Meet

Eye Candy: 50th Portland Swap Meet

Photos by Becca Priddy In true Portland fashion, grey skies and rain couldn’t keep people indoors. Thousands of people attended the 50th annual Portland Swap Meet despite the soggy weather. The event primarily focuses on cars earlier than 1980 but welcomes others, too. Everything from freshly waxed cars to junkyard rescues were for sale in […]

Multiple Choice: A trio of exotics for your consideration

Multiple Choice: A trio of exotics for your consideration

This week, we offer you three options for Multiple Choice: You can select a 1968 Toyota 2000 GT, a 1969 Maserati Ghibli, or a 1972 Ferrari Daytona to add to your collection wish list. Do you opt for one of the Italian exotics — the Ghibli powered by a V8 and the Daytona by a […]

What’s your choice for World’s Greatest Sports Coupe?

What’s your choice for World’s Greatest Sports Coupe?

Yesterday, the Petersen Automotive Museum opened its newest exhibition: The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes. “Rarely does one genre of car so broadly resonate with people, but sports coupes, with sensuous designs and inspiring capability, generate excitement everywhere they are seen,” the museum said in announcing the showcase.” But what makes this special exhibition even more […]