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My Classic Car: Tom’s 1962 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

My Classic Car: Tom’s 1962 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

My dad and mom purchased this car in 1962 here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is still in original condition — paint, interior and very low mileage. The car has power steering, brakes, windows, seats, antenna with Wonder Bar AM radio, auto headlight dimmer and cruise control. The air conditioning still blows cold. My dad […]

By November 23, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Brown family’s 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

My Classic Car: Brown family’s 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

My Dad only bought one new car when my brother and I were coming of age in the 1950s in southeastern Oklahoma. He went to the Chevrolet dealership in Hugo and bought a top-of-the-line 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 4-door sedan. I’ll never forget the “new car smell’ inside it the day he drove it home. […]

By November 2, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Ernie’s 1959 Pontiac Parisienne

My Classic Car: Ernie’s 1959 Pontiac Parisienne

I was a lonely person because I worked all the time at Mohawk Auto Square in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Changing tires and oil. Having just graduated from St. Francis High School, I had no idea where I was headed and needed gas money for my car my dad had bought me. It was a 1959 […]

By October 30, 2014 Read More →

Eye Candy

Eye Candy: London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2014

Eye Candy: London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2014

Photos by Howard Koby On November 14, 1896, 30 motorcars participated in the Emancipation Run, a drive that celebrated the passage of Britain’s Highway Act, the law that raised the speed limit for “light locomotives” from 4 to 14 miles per hour and did away with the requirement that such motorcars be preceded by a […]

By November 22, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Goodguys ends 2014 season with huge Southwest Nationals

Eye Candy: Goodguys ends 2014 season with huge Southwest Nationals

Photos by Bob Golfen and Larry Edsall The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association ended its 2014 car-show season last weekend with a massive turnout for the 17th annual Southwest Nationals at WestWorld in Scottsdale. The colorful swarm of hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics totaled 3,423, more than a 10-percent increase compared with […]

By November 18, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Goodguys Rod & Custom Association Southwest Nationals shop tour

Eye Candy: Goodguys Rod & Custom Association Southwest Nationals shop tour

Photos by Larry Edsall Larry and Marg Bohnen were enjoying their lunch Thursday when Marg spotted their friends Barry Wright and Mike Eller and invited them to join them at a big round table in the garage at Speed Sports, a hotrod and custom car shop in Gilbert, Arizona. The Bohnens live in Billings, Montana, […]

By November 14, 2014 1 Comment Read More →

Features

Pick of the Week: 1937 Ford Tudor ‘slantback’ street rod

Pick of the Week: 1937 Ford Tudor ‘slantback’ street rod

The gigantic Goodguys hot-rod show last weekend at WestWorld has me psyched for cool custom cars. So I was totally pleased to come across a street rod in one of my all-time favorite pre-war body styles, advertised on ClassicCars.com. Not only that, today’s Pick of the Week – a sharp-looking 1937 Ford Tudor “slantback” sedan […]

By November 21, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Driven: 2015 Kia Soul EV

Driven: 2015 Kia Soul EV

I’m wondering if the people who drove electric cars a century ago were plagued by range anxiety. By the way, those people included Henry Ford’s wife, Clara, who bought a Detroit Electric because she found her husband’s cars simply too noisy. While Mrs. Ford bought a Detroit, the largest of the early electric car producers […]

By November 19, 2014 Read More →
Bookshelf: The story of one 1957  Chevrolet station wagon and the 14 people who have owned it

Bookshelf: The story of one 1957 Chevrolet station wagon and the 14 people who have owned it

The Classic Car Bookshelf Auto Biography: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream By Earl Swift Published 2014 Publisher HarperCollins Format Hardcover Pages 356 ISBN 9780062282668 Purchase Amazon As this book’s subtitle reminds us, it has been 57 years since the ’57 Chevy rolled off General Motors assembly lines […]

By November 18, 2014 Read More →

Commentary

Legends: Living and otherwise, fabled and fabulous

Legends: Living and otherwise, fabled and fabulous

The first time I heard the Brothers Magliozzi, I got to laughing so hard I nearly drove off the road, which would not have been a good thing since at the time I was driving at a rapid rate of speed, heading north on Interstate 75 somewhere in southern Ohio. But I somehow got myself […]

By November 13, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
For Historic Vehicle Association, classic cars aren’t just a hobby, they’re an American heritage

For Historic Vehicle Association, classic cars aren’t just a hobby, they’re an American heritage

Each year, somewhere between 12- and 15-million motor vehicles — cars and trucks, minivans and sedans, coupes and convertibles — are banished to American wrecking yards, and in many cases to the crusher. And those are just the intentional losses. Everyone knows the fate of the Norseman, the Ghia-built Chrysler concept that went down with […]

By November 12, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Hagerty wonders: Will there be room on the road for classic cars in our autonomous-vehicle future?

Hagerty wonders: Will there be room on the road for classic cars in our autonomous-vehicle future?

It wasn’t billed as a keynote address, just a few opening remarks at the dinner that welcomed some 70 people to the third Historic Vehicle Association Summit last week in Middleburg, Virginia. But it seems that anytime McKeel Hagerty talks about classic cars, his words provide a thought-provoking, tone-setting perspective on the subject. “Everything I […]

By October 27, 2014 13 Comments Read More →

Other Recent Stories

Holland & Holland Range Rover: Most expensive Range Rover ever

Holland & Holland Range Rover: Most expensive Range Rover ever

Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has partnered with another of England’s most heralded brands, Holland & Holland, to create an iconic new vehicle designed for luxury in outdoor pursuits. According to a press release issued by the marque Nov. 6, The Holland & Holland Range Rover is “the most expensive Range Rover ever.” An exclusive line that […]

By November 19, 2014 Read More →

Poll Results: What age were you when you bought your first classic car?

The Question of the Week for the week of November 10th , 2014 asked you what age your were when you bought your first classic car? Mouse over or tap on each slice to learn what you told us:   

Pick of the Week: 1972 AMC Javelin police-car tribute

Pick of the Week: 1972 AMC Javelin police-car tribute

“Tribute cars” are generally nothing to get excited about. Among their numbers, countless Mustangs turned into Eleanors, Chargers turned into General Lees and Furys turned into Christines. And, of course, the many clones of Copo Camaros and the like. Often, they are just kitschy replicas of the real thing. But sometimes a tribute car that […]

By November 14, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
Germany’s Auctionata enters classic car marketplace

Germany’s Auctionata enters classic car marketplace

We have another new entry in the classic car auction business: Auctionata, established early in 2012 in Berlin, Germany, and primarily as an art auction house, will stage its first sale of classic cars via an online event November 28. Those cars range from a 1966 Volvo Amazon and 1968 Triumph Spitfire, each estimated to […]

By November 14, 2014 Read More →
Rare Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow to Arizona Concours

Rare Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow to Arizona Concours

One of the most elegant and evocative automobiles of the  classic era, a rare 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow will be featured at the second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance on January 11, 2015, at the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. The Silver Arrow, one of just five built and three known to survive, will appear […]

By November 13, 2014 Read More →