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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: 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 […]

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 […]

Eye Candy: Mustangs Across America

Eye Candy: Mustangs Across America

Photos by Larry Edsall Mustangs — hundreds of them — are galloping across America as their owners head to a pair of big roundups to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the revolutionary American sporty car. The largest group — more than 500 cars were pre-registered for the Mustangs Across America trip — […]

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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 […]

By April 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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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 […]

When restorations lose touch with historic reality

When restorations lose touch with historic reality

What does the resurrection of the wooly mammoth, the passenger pigeon and other extinct animal species have to do with the restoration of classic cars, be they Duesenbergs , DeSotos or Datsuns? Maybe nothing. Or maybe something. The New York Times Magazine recently published Nathaniel Rich’s 7,500-word article, “The New Origin of the Species,” about […]

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Homemade KITT: ‘Knight Rider’ replica car

Homemade KITT: ‘Knight Rider’ replica car

Chris Palmer needed five Pontiac Trans Ams, numerous visits to eBay, countless hours of work and the generosity of several friends to recreate the car that starred in the hit 1980s television show “Knight Rider.” And he wouldn’t hesitate to do it all over again. “It was totally worth it – more than worth it,” Palmer said […]

By April 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Eye Candy: 24th Copperstate 1000

Eye Candy: 24th Copperstate 1000

Photos by Larry Edsall Each spring, the vintage-car rally season starts with the Copperstate 1000. As its name indicates, the Copperstate is a four-day, thousand-mile driving tour of Arizona. While the Copperstate gets things started, it is followed very quickly by the California Mille and a series of other sometimes fast-paced drives in various parts […]

Gone in a flash: 5 of the quickest automotive flashes

Gone in a flash: 5 of the quickest automotive flashes

Hundred-year anniversaries in the automotive world are nearly as common as new reality TV shows (General Motors, Aston Martin and Alfa Romeo all turned 100 recently). The car companies on this list weren’t as fortunate. Here are some of our favorite flashes in a pan:

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Datsun Z cars get own concours class at Forest Grove

Datsun Z cars get own concours class at Forest Grove

Datsun scored a major breakthrough in the American perception of Japanese cars with the launch for 1970 of its 240Z. Here was a sophisticated and powerful sports coupe that rivaled the European competition, but was available at an affordable price. Popular and plentiful, Z cars from the 1970s long have filled a niche among hobbyists […]

Coys posts results from Techno Classica auction

Coys posts results from Techno Classica auction

British auction house Coys reports that its recent auction held in conjunction with the Essen Techno Classica in Germany produced sales of nearly $5.5 million. “We are delighted to have successfully sold a significant number of high-value historic motor cars to an international audience,” Coys managing partner Chris Routledge said in a news release. “This […]