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Eye Candy: Ron Pratte’s pedal car collection

Eye Candy: Ron Pratte’s pedal car collection

Photos by Larry Edsall Like so many youngsters of the baby boom generation, I had a pedal car. My recollection is that it was modeled after a fire truck, and it was much more maroon than red in color. I remember pedaling it up and down the sidewalk on our side of Richmond Street, the […]

By December 20, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Ron Pratte’s neon sign and gas-pump globe collection

Eye Candy: Ron Pratte’s neon sign and gas-pump globe collection

Photos by Larry Edsall Earlier this month, classic car auction house Barrett-Jackson arranged for members of the automotive media to visit what ClassicCars.com associate editor Bob Golfen accurately described as Ron Pratte’s man cave. Pratte, homebuilder turned car collector — and now moving on to other things that have captured his interest — erected a […]

By December 13, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Greyhound celebrates its centennial with historic bus tour

Eye Candy: Greyhound celebrates its centennial with historic bus tour

Photos by Larry Edsall America’s demand for steel meant things were booming in the early 20th Century on northern Minnesota’s iron-rich Mesabi Range. New towns were being built for miners and their families, as were businesses to supply their needs. In Hibbing, Andy Anderson and Charles Wenberg opened a Hupmobile car dealership. One way to […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Silver’s Fall Auction in Arizona

Eye Candy: Silver’s Fall Auction in Arizona

Photos by Larry Edsall We’re never quite sure if Mitch Silver’s Arizona in the Fall sale is the wrap-up to the local classic car year or if it’s really an early kickoff to the annual bidding frenzy that is January here in the Valley of the Sun – sort of the classic car equivalent of […]

By December 6, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Eye Candy: Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Photos by Larry Nutson With no snow on the ground to deter travel on this pre-Thanksgiving Chicagoland weekend, young and old alike got to see hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of cars that delighted all and brought a smile to many a face at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. As the show’s title suggests, […]

By November 29, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Connecticut Street Rod Association Swap Meet and Car Corral

Eye Candy: Connecticut Street Rod Association Swap Meet and Car Corral

Photos by Dennis David It marks the beginning and the end of the season in the Northeast, where the winter chill forces all but the hardiest of classic car road warriors off the roads for a few months. The Connecticut Street Rod Association’s spring and fall swap meets are the first and the last to […]

By November 24, 2014 Read More →
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 →
Eye Candy: 2014 SEMA Show

Eye Candy: 2014 SEMA Show

Photos by Larry Edsall You don’t go to the SEMA Show to see pristine classic cars, though there were at least a couple among the 1,500 vehicles on display this year in and around the Las Vegas Convention Center. But the annual trade show staged by the Specialty Equipment Market Association is where you need […]

By November 13, 2014 3 Comments Read More →