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Pontiac GTO celebrates 50 years since undercover birth

Pontiac GTO celebrates 50 years since undercover birth

As any Pontiac enthusiast would tell you, the 1964 Pontiac GTO was never supposed to happen. The legend of how the groundbreaking muscle car came to exist against all odds will be told time and again this year as the performance icon celebrates its 50th anniversary. Although there were muscle cars that came before, the […]

By March 20, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Elliott Museum brings its antique car collection to you

Elliott Museum brings its antique car collection to you

Thoughts of Florida bring to mind sandy beaches, water sports, fishing, sun and loads of fun. Visitors from many parts of the United States, Canada and places around the world flock here to get away from cold winter climates. Not often do the thoughts of art, history and technology come up as a reason to […]

By March 19, 2014 Read More →
History of the Ford Windsor 351 Engine

History of the Ford Windsor 351 Engine

The Windsor, Ontario-built 90° V8 was introduced in 1962 as a 221 cubic inch engine. It was Ford’s first modern lightweight small-block replacing the old Y-block. Through the years, not all small-block Windsors were produced solely at the Ontario plant, but the name stuck with the engine. In 1962, the small block displacement was bumped up […]

By March 17, 2014 Read More →
Future classic: MGB built for fun

Future classic: MGB built for fun

  Extremely popular in its day, the MGB of Great Britain has never had great value as a collector car even though there are many thousands of owners and drivers in the U.S. who still enjoy them for what they are: fun little runabouts that look good, make the right noises and dart around curves. […]

By March 17, 2014 Read More →
Future Classic: 2005-2006 Ford GT40

Future Classic: 2005-2006 Ford GT40

The original Ford GT40 of the 1960′s was conceived, designed and built for the sole purpose of showing the Europeans that Americans could win the endurance race of races…the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans. Up to this point, the Europeans (and especially, the big, red Italian stallions) had dominated the biggest races of the day. Henry Ford […]

By March 14, 2014 Read More →
Future classic: Dodge Magnum

Future classic: Dodge Magnum

First of all, yes, it had a Hemi. Secondly, it wasn’t a sport utility vehicle, though it was just as roomy inside. Instead, it was an amazing stylish station wagon — that’s right, an old-fashioned station wagon — but with a very contemporary, almost exotic, out-of-my-way-peasant presence as it filled a rearview mirror and intimidated […]

By March 10, 2014 Read More →
Bookshelf: A boy, his dad, and an historic red racing car

Bookshelf: A boy, his dad, and an historic red racing car

The Classic Car Bookshelf The Little Red Racing Car: A Father / Son / Car Story by Dwight Knowlton Published 2013 Publisher Carpe Viam Format Hardcover Pages 52 ISBN 9780989294904 Purchase Amazon A family moves into a farm house and while Mom and Dad start to unpack, the Boy and his Dog head out to […]

By March 6, 2014 Read More →
Ranchero and El Camino ancestor, the Aussie ute, celebrates its 80th birthday

Ranchero and El Camino ancestor, the Aussie ute, celebrates its 80th birthday

In 1932, a letter was delivered Hubert French, managing director of Ford’s Australian assembly plant at Geelong, a city on Port Phillip Bay west of Melbourne. The letter was from a local farmer’s wife, who said she wasn’t comfortable riding in her husband’s truck. She wanted to know why someone couldn’t build a vehicle that […]

Porsche fanatics plunge into annual Lit Meet festival

Porsche fanatics plunge into annual Lit Meet festival

The rain poured down in wind-driven sheets as the crowd at Carparc USA, a Porsche restoration shop in Costa Mesa, Calif., peered from under the open garage doors. A small river rushed down the gutter past a Porsche 911 – a valuable early one – parked in the street out front. Pelted by the fat […]

By March 5, 2014 Read More →
The Interview: Steve Magnante

The Interview: Steve Magnante

  Steve Magnante has an extensive hands-on automotive background. He spent a decade as a mechanic and machinist before becoming an automotive journalist and television personality, including technical editor of Hot Rod magazine.  For 10 years he has been a host of live TV coverage of Barrett-Jackson auctions. He is the author of several books […]

By March 4, 2014 Read More →