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My Classic Car: Mark’s 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 40

My Classic Car: Mark’s 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 40

I was born in Southern California in 1975. My dad, a Protestant minister, did his level best to pass his love for classic automobiles to me. By 1985, now 10 years of age and living in Alabama, I shared his passion for antique cars, particularly ‘50s and ‘60s Chevys. Tragically, my mother lost her 10-year […]

My Classic Car: Jonathan’s 1951 Studebaker

My Classic Car: Jonathan’s 1951 Studebaker

I was 9 years old in 1951. My aunt and uncle owned a new ’51 Studebaker and they reluctantly let me drive it on the farm. I promptly drove it into the creek and it had to be pulled out with the tractor. It was 8 years later before my folks let me drive again. […]

By July 20, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Wayne’s 1975 Ford Torino

My Classic Car: Wayne’s 1975 Ford Torino

My daughter was getting married and wanted a classic car for a wedding car. I tried to rent one from the local car club people but it was no go. Since 1978, I had this 1975 Ford Torino in the garage and it was pretty rough. But one fine day, Cherry, my daughter decided it was […]

My Classic Car: Joe’s 1970 GMC Custom Deluxe

My Classic Car: Joe’s 1970 GMC Custom Deluxe

Growing up in the 1970s I got to see cars and trucks from 1950s on up. My brothers and I would sit out front of the house play the car game. The cars and trucks passing by we would need to name the make, model and year. My Father was the heavy influence on our […]

My Classic Car: Danny’s Dad’s Hudson Hornet

My Classic Car: Danny’s Dad’s Hudson Hornet

The year was approximately 1952. We were living in Missouri. I can remember sitting in the front seat, looking out the side window. I could just barely see over the window sill. I probably looked like Killroy. To me, at the time, it was a big car. I can still remember the smell of the […]

My Classic Car: Harry’s 1965 Cadillac Eldorado convertible

My Classic Car: Harry’s 1965 Cadillac Eldorado convertible

I have been secretly admiring 1960s Cadillac convertibles for several years and wanted to add one to my small collection of classic cars. I started searching in earnest in March and quickly realized I needed to find an Eldorado convertible. You see, I have this affliction that if I don’t have the top-of-the-line this or […]

By July 11, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Sam’s 1961 Chevrolet Impala 409 coupe

My Classic Car: Sam’s 1961 Chevrolet Impala 409 coupe

In 1960 I was working at a Chevrolet dealership after school and looking forward to graduation, to going on summer vacation with my parents to visit my aunt in Illinois, and to trying to buy a new Impala Super Sport with the newly released 409 engine. As we got there, we stopped at a used […]

My Classic Car: Allan’s 1968 Buick Skylark

My Classic Car: Allan’s 1968 Buick Skylark

  The first picture is why. The second picture is when. The third picture is now. Remembering Dad (and having a mid-life crisis.)          

By July 6, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Mark’s (and brother Billy’s) 1971 Pontiac Trans Am

My Classic Car: Mark’s (and brother Billy’s) 1971 Pontiac Trans Am

This car originally belonged to my oldest brother Billy. It was purchased at Bill Beck Pontiac in Charlotte, North Carolina. Our father bought it for my brother when he turned 16 and it was bought literally off the showroom floor. My brother was thrilled. It was one of the first Trans Ams in Charlotte. This […]

By July 4, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Buddy’s 1967 Olds 442 Holiday coupe

My Classic Car: Buddy’s 1967 Olds 442 Holiday coupe

Three decades ago, my collection of Oldsmobile performance cars graced the cover of several editions of Muscle Car Review magazine. That collection, numbering 16 at one point, included some of the country’s finest and rarest W-machines and 442s, including a like-new 16,000-mile F85 W-31 4-speed post coupe and the now highly sought after 4-speed W-30 […]

By July 2, 2014 Read More →