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Eye Candy: Studebaker National Museum

Eye Candy: Studebaker National Museum

Photos by Larry Edsall Although the Studebaker National Museum didn’t open until the autumn of 2005, its collection traces to the late 19th Century when Clement Studebaker had the foresight to purchase a couple of historic horse-drawn carriages. One had been commissioned by the U.S. government to take Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette, […]

By September 20, 2014 Read More →
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 →
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 →
Eye Candy: National Corvette Museum

Eye Candy: National Corvette Museum

Photos by Larry Edsall In the 1980s, someone at the annual meeting of the National Corvette Restorers Society suggested the establishment of a centralized library and archive, a place to preserve and to share technical bulletins and other documents that might be important when restoring a car. One of the restorers said he’d donate his […]

By September 2, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
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 →