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Junior Journalist Report: Beauties in Beverly

Junior Journalist Report: Beauties in Beverly

Editor’s note: This is our first Junior Journalist Report, the first in a series of stories about classic cars written for ClassicCars.com by a group of young reporters. This first one is by Christopher DeMarey, 13, who, along with his father, attends several car shows each summer in the Northeast. This is Christopher’s report on […]

By August 11, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega

Pick of the Week: 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega

The Chevrolet Vega is a much maligned little car (with good reason), but there was one bright spot: the remarkable Cosworth Vega, a limited-edition model that boasted a British-made performance engine. I never expected to have a Vega for Pick of the Week, but the 1976 Cosworth Vega advertised in ClassicCars.com for sale in Deltona, […]

Classic Profile: 1913 Mercer, a car to be admired

Classic Profile: 1913 Mercer, a car to be admired

From the day the first Mercer raceabout was sold in 1910, these have been cars to be admired. The Mercer Automobile Company was founded by the Roebling and Kuser families in Mercer County, New Jersey – thus the company’s name. Both families were wealthy and prominent with extensive manufacturing experience, and they wanted to build […]

By August 7, 2014 Read More →
Boston-area restoration shop gains exclusive Zagato link

Boston-area restoration shop gains exclusive Zagato link

It’s been a while since Roberto Donati showed a Zagato-bodied Lancia at a car club event held at the Lime Rock race track in Connecticut, where the guest of honor was none other than Andrea Zagato, grandson of the founder of the famed Italian coach builder and design house. Donati also is a third-generation Italian […]

By August 6, 2014 Read More →
Porsche 962 returns to Monterey, but this time instead of historic racing, it’s up for auction

Porsche 962 returns to Monterey, but this time instead of historic racing, it’s up for auction

John Hotchkis Jr. has done a lot of things with cars. He studied at the Art Center College of Design, worked for legendary Corvette racer and tuner Dick Gulstrand, raced Formula 3 in England, drove at Le Mans and in the IMSA GTP series, and his Hotchkis Sport Suspension company is dedicated to making sure […]

By August 5, 2014 Read More →
Book shelf: MPG before the EPA

Book shelf: MPG before the EPA

The Classic Car Bookshelf The Mobilgas Economy Run: A History of the Long Distance Fuel Efficiency Competition, 1936-1968 by Dave Hermanson Published 2014 Publisher McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers Format Soft cover Pages 324 ISBN 9780786475629 Purchase Amazon Decades before there was a federal Environmental Protection Agency or even Monroney stickers that presented average fuel-economy […]

By August 4, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1957 Ford ‘sleeper’ custom

Pick of the Week: 1957 Ford ‘sleeper’ custom

“This 1957 Ford Custom 300 is one heck of a gnarly little sleeper,” says the seller of the hot custom car that looks more like granny’s go-to-meetin’ wheels than any sort of performance rod. Everybody loves a cool custom sleeper, the kind of car that looks merely like a nice old survivor until you open it […]

By August 1, 2014 Read More →
Vintage Profile: 3 Generations and the Trip of a Lifetime

Vintage Profile: 3 Generations and the Trip of a Lifetime

I consider myself lucky. To have inherited a passion for cars from my Dad, and to be able to share this passion with him for the past 40 years, what could be better? Well, it turns out that sharing that passion with the next generation is indescribably rewarding as well. The transitory nature of our […]

35 years later, Rob Myers isn’t ready for restoration, he just needs the next deal to do

35 years later, Rob Myers isn’t ready for restoration, he just needs the next deal to do

Rob Myers vividly remembers the first time he took a car he restored to a classic car auction: “I brought my ’57 Cadillac Biarritz convertible to Auburn, Indiana,” Myers said, adding that at the time, such cars were selling at the auction for upward of $50,000. “I had 20 into mine and I’m thinking, ‘I’m […]

Pick of the Week: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R1

Pick of the Week: 1963 Studebaker Avanti R1

One of the most unusual standout designs during the early 1960s was that of the Studebaker Avanti, a “personal luxury” coupe that debuted in April 1962. Created by a team assembled by famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy, the fiberglass-bodied Avanti was true to its name as an avant garde original. As usual, Studebaker was ahead […]