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Eye Candy: Cadillac Ranch

Eye Candy: Cadillac Ranch

Photos by Larry Edsall They sit there in a farmer’s field just south of — and easily visible from — Interstate 40, just west of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle. There are 10 of them. All vintage Cadillacs, from a 1949 Club Coupe to a 1963 sedan. But they aren’t parked in the usual, haphazard […]

By October 25, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Orphan Car Show, Phoenix

Eye Candy: Orphan Car Show, Phoenix

Photos by Bob and Marci Golfen An orphan car show might sound like a mournful affair, but it’s really a celebration of great if defunct automotive brands that have been kept alive by dedicated enthusiasts. In Phoenix, the 24th annual Orphan Car Show was held once again in a downtown neighborhood park where dozens of […]

By October 23, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Route 66 Motor Tour (in Arizona)

Eye Candy: Route 66 Motor Tour (in Arizona)

Photos by Larry Edsall   Passing cars When you can’t see May get you a glimpse Of eternity Burma-Shave Weather did its best to ruin the inaugural Route 66 Motor Tour, which drove through a few days of rain in Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma before encountering tornado-like conditions in the Texas panhandle. Some folks turned […]

By October 20, 2014 9 Comments Read More →
Eye Candy: Hershey Car Corral

Eye Candy: Hershey Car Corral

Photos by Dennis David Once again, the annual AACA fall meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania, was a success with vendors lining approximately 25 miles of cars, parts, and everything in-between. Lining the outside perimeter was the famous car corral, featuring cars and trucks from all decades. Indeed, collectors bring their vehicles in hopes of a sale […]

By October 18, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Mecum’s 2014 Chicago auction

Eye Candy: Mecum’s 2014 Chicago auction

Photos by Larry Nutson Yes, it’s an auction for buyers and sellers. However, it’s also a wonderful car show. Mecum Auctions’ 2014 Chicago classic and collector car auction returned to the suburban Schaumburg Convention Center with an exceptional lineup of nearly 1,000 collector cars headlined by a healthy variety of American muscle, Corvettes and more. […]

By October 17, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Hershey Swap Meet

Eye Candy: Hershey Swap Meet

Photos by Dennis David For the classic car community, this is the Super Bowl, World Series, Master’s Tournament, and the Daytona 500 rolled into one: The biggest car show and swap meet on the face of the planet. If you need a starter for a 1934 Hudson, you’ll find it at Hershey. If you need […]

By October 15, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Eye Candy: Japanese Classic Car Show at the Queen Mary

Eye Candy: Japanese Classic Car Show at the Queen Mary

Photos by Howard Koby The first cars imported from Japan were economical to drive, but would anyone ever consider them to be classics? Koji and Terry Yamaguchi grew up in Japan with what was known as the “kyu-sha” movement, a celebration of vintage and modified cars and motorcycles. They came to the United States in […]

By October 11, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Route 66 Motor Tour begins

Eye Candy: Route 66 Motor Tour begins

Photos by Larry Nutson The inaugural Route 66 Motor Tour is on the road. On October 9, under slightly hazy skies and mid-50 temperatures, approximately 25 vehicles departed Joliet, Illinois on their trek south and west. Following the Illinois Historic Route 66 signs along with the aid of a map and route instructions handed out […]

By October 10, 2014 14 Comments Read More →
Eye Candy: Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion

Eye Candy: Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion

Photos by Howard Koby Back in the ‘60s, when I was attending the Art Center College of Design, I used to drive cross-country every year from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California. In my black 1950 Chevy 2-door coupe with three on the tree, I would pick up the route in Chicago and cruise […]

By October 4, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center

Eye Candy: Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center

Photos by Steve Purdy The new Cadillac–LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center opened this past weekend on the expansive grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, a pristine rural setting about 20 miles north of Kalamazoo, Michigan. The beautiful 10,000 square-foot building is modeled after a 1948 Cadillac dealership and sits among other […]

By September 30, 2014 Read More →