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My Classic Car: Frank’s 1955 Chevrolet 210

My Classic Car: Frank’s 1955 Chevrolet 210

My brother and I built this ’55. We took a 1994 Formula Firebird and used all we could from the fuel-injected engine and four-speed automatic. We also used the dash, all the wiring, computer, rear end (370), Positraction, and four-wheel disc brakes. The car has custom paint and comfortable, late-model Buick seats in leather. I […]

By September 18, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Donnie’s 1966 Chevrolet Nova

My Classic Car: Donnie’s 1966 Chevrolet Nova

I bought this car with my Visa 30 years ago. It had solid-lift cam and they had adjusted it for hydro lift so it ran real bad. I got the car for $3,000 in primer. I took it home and started sanding. It had so much Bondo I had to take a body class to […]

By September 16, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Dan’s 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/Z28

My Classic Car: Dan’s 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/Z28

I first saw this Chevrolet Camaro in July, 2001, at a cruise night in Dorr, Michigan. Classic cars gathered there every Thursday on the lawn at an ice cream place called The Dairy Barn. I usually checked out the cars that showed up. Usually there were at least 25-30 cars, but one night I remember […]

By September 14, 2014 Read More →

Eye Candy

Eye Candy: Lime Rock Historic weekend

Eye Candy: Lime Rock Historic weekend

Photos by Jed Rapoport The recent and 32nd celebration of the Lime Rock Historic weekend included vintage racing, car shows and the Sunday in the Park Concours. The VSCCA-sanctioned racing covered a wide variety of sports car-oriented racing groups with such names as “Nippy and Agile” for the road-going production sports & GT cars; “Dawn […]

By September 17, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: GM Heritage Center

Eye Candy: GM Heritage Center

  Photos by Larry Edsall The building is your typical suburban light industrial-park structure, a big, nondescript, uninviting and uninspiring box. If you can find it in the first place, there’s almost nothing that would cause you to take a second glance. Drive past with any speed and you won’t even notice the small sign […]

By September 13, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Eye Candy: 64th Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village

Eye Candy: 64th Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village

Photos by Kevin A. Wilson If you were looking for ways to make an old car show great, you could do a lot worse than to take your cues from the 64th annual Old Car Festival in Dearborn, Michigan. It’s like a re-creation of the early days of motoring on the streets of Greenfield Village […]

By September 10, 2014 Read More →

Features

Pick of the Week: 1960 Chevrolet Impala ‘Bubble Top’

Pick of the Week: 1960 Chevrolet Impala ‘Bubble Top’

Chrome was king when Chevrolet rolled out its 1960 Impala, which was the slightly toned-down descendent of the flamboyant 1959 model. Still with its wide rear deck sporting the unique horizontal tailfin treatment, the ’60 models marked the end of General Motors’ most extravagant designs, and for many vintage-Chevy fans, it remains an enduring favorite. […]

By September 19, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1908 Ford Model R

Pick of the Week: 1908 Ford Model R

Time to go antiquing, and what better way to enjoy a crisp fall afternoon than at the wheel of a rare and charming early Ford that pre-dates the ubiquitous Model T. For Pick of the Week, we have a splendid 1908 Ford Model R in restored condition advertised for sale in ClassicCars.com. The Model R […]

By September 12, 2014 Read More →
Classic Profile: 1909 Pope-Hartford Model S

Classic Profile: 1909 Pope-Hartford Model S

In the early days of motoring, automobiles were typically possessions of the wealthy. Professional drivers were often employed and many chauffeur organizations existed to advance the profession. This picture appears to show a chauffeur bringing up the family’s 1909 Pope-Hartford somewhere in New Jersey. In many states around this time, only professional chauffeurs had to […]

By September 11, 2014 Read More →

Commentary

The shrine and the science of cars and karst

The shrine and the science of cars and karst

The faithful, some of whom had waited in line for more than an hour, enter the domed structure as though they are walking into a cathedral or patriotic shrine. They speak to each other in hushed volumes. Conversations are quiet. Some eyes look up. Most focus on the floor — or seek a view even […]

By September 2, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Jaguar designer updates his classic Mark 2

Jaguar designer updates his classic Mark 2

A couple of years ago I was among those watching the unveiling of the latest Jaguar automobile and, like pretty much everyone else in the room, was stunned by the car’s beauty. While the car was stunning, its beauty was no surprise. This Jaguar was merely the most recent work produced by automotive artist Ian […]

By August 29, 2014 Read More →
Get ready for the aftershocks: Pebble Beach signals generational shift for classic car community

Get ready for the aftershocks: Pebble Beach signals generational shift for classic car community

Scientists didn’t report any earthquakes last week on the Monterey Peninsula, but a tectonic shift took place and the aftershocks will reverberate throughout the classic car community for the foreseeable future. The obvious evidence came Sunday when those oh-so-proper, every-nut-and-bolt-must-be-factory-original judges at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance awarded best-in-show accolades to a car built — […]

By August 22, 2014 1 Comment Read More →

Other Recent Stories

Want your own car company? Cord trademarks for sale

Want your own car company? Cord trademarks for sale

What’s more rare than owning a classic car? How about owning the rights to a classic car company’s name, indeed, to its very trademark? The rights to the trademarks for Cord Automobile, the keystone in Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg, are being offered for sale until October 22, at which point, if they have not been purchased, they will […]

By September 19, 2014 Read More →
Museum showcases Alaska’s extreme challenges to early motorists

Museum showcases Alaska’s extreme challenges to early motorists

‘Extreme Motoring: Alaska’s First Automobiles and Their Dauntless Drivers” is the title of a new exhibit that runs through March 30, 2015, at the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks. The exhibit is designed to take museum visitors back to the days of the Last Frontier following the Alaskan gold rush. The first motorcars arrived […]

By September 19, 2014 Read More →
Barrett-Jackson auction in Vegas boasts celebrity cars

Barrett-Jackson auction in Vegas boasts celebrity cars

The Barrett-Jackson collector-car auction in Las Vegas, the epicenter of celebrity entertainment, will feature luxury cars once owned by two true icons of American music, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, as well as a historic Corvette race car made famous in the movie “Viva Las Vegas.” The seventh-annual Vegas auction, from September 25-27 at the […]

By September 18, 2014 Read More →
Porsche reveals secret concepts, prototypes at museum exhibition

Porsche reveals secret concepts, prototypes at museum exhibition

‘Project: Top Secret” is the title of the newest special exhibition at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, where 16 vehicles – most of which have never been shown before – will be on display through January 11, 2015. The vehicles include previously secret concepts, camouflaged prototypes and one-of-a-kind cars created for experimental testing and record […]

By September 18, 2014 Read More →
Russo and Steele plays a new hand in Vegas 

Russo and Steele plays a new hand in Vegas 

For its second-annual Las Vegas collector-car auction, Russo and Steele has a revised game plan, said auction CEO and co-owner Drew Alcazar. Alcazar, the bearded ringmaster of the high-energy auction, said the September 26-27 sale at the New Tropicana will tap more into the fun, on-vacation aspect of Vegas with a broader range of car values […]

By September 16, 2014 Read More →