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My Classic Car: Ernie’s 1959 Pontiac Parisienne

My Classic Car: Ernie’s 1959 Pontiac Parisienne

I was a lonely person because I worked all the time at Mohawk Auto Square in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Changing tires and oil. Having just graduated from St. Francis High School, I had no idea where I was headed and needed gas money for my car my dad had bought me. It was a 1959 […]

By October 30, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Roger’s 1974 Mercury Cougar XR7

My Classic Car: Roger’s 1974 Mercury Cougar XR7

I was looking for some kind of pickup truck, but in a car lot in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, there was this Big Cat! All that was the matter was rusty wire hubcaps and its brown color. Not my favorite but it turns out the paint was original. I was greeted by the lot’s salesman and he […]

By October 28, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: John’s 1959 Holden Special

My Classic Car: John’s 1959 Holden Special

It wasn’t my car, it was my Dad’s Holden. I had my license for a couple of years and my Dad bought this Holden. I’d had an old 1948 Morris 8 which was just a heap. It cost me $35 to buy and hundreds to keep it on the road. Dad got this Holden Special […]

By October 16, 2014 Read More →

Eye Candy

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 →

Features

Pick of the Week: 1954 Chevrolet 210 custom coupe

Pick of the Week: 1954 Chevrolet 210 custom coupe

“It’s alive! It’s alive!” Halloween always gets us thinking about famous horror-movie creepsters, from Count Dracula to Freddy Krueger, but the king of all creature features has to be the woebegone being who lumbered through the classic film Frankenstein. Pieced together from fragments of dead people, Frankenstein’s monster was an experiment gone awry in the […]

By October 24, 2014 Read More →
Autumn-mobiles: Celebrating classic cars in classic North Carolina scenery

Autumn-mobiles: Celebrating classic cars in classic North Carolina scenery

‘Autumn-mobiles’ is the title of a special photo feature in the October issue of Our State: North Carolina magazine, which asked the ClassicCars.com blog if we might like to reprint the 13 images, each of which spread over two full pages of the magazine. Needless to say, we are thrilled to share these amazing images […]

By October 19, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1955 Ford F100 custom pickup

Pick of the Week: 1955 Ford F100 custom pickup

An upcoming exhibit tracing the history of Ford F-Series pickup trucks since 1948, announced for January by LeMay – America’s Car Museum, seemed like a good jumping-off point for today’s Pick of the Week. Vintage pickups have hit their stride with collectors. What were once plain-Jane appliances for the farm or work site are being […]

By October 17, 2014 Read More →

Commentary

Hagerty wonders: Will there be room on the road for classic cars in our autonomous-vehicle future?

Hagerty wonders: Will there be room on the road for classic cars in our autonomous-vehicle future?

It wasn’t billed as a keynote address, just a few opening remarks at the dinner that welcomed some 70 people to the third Historic Vehicle Association Summit last week in Middleburg, Virginia. But it seems that anytime McKeel Hagerty talks about classic cars, his words provide a thought-provoking, tone-setting perspective on the subject. “Everything I […]

By October 27, 2014 7 Comments Read More →
Jaguar drives its heritage, and others should follow

Jaguar drives its heritage, and others should follow

Jaguar’s latest great idea should be an object lesson for every automaker that wants to remind people about the triumphs of its past. Jaguar is all about its brilliant heritage, with good reason.  From Le Mans racing dominance to trend-setting luxury cars – and of course, the fabulous XK-E – Jaguar regularly channels history even […]

By October 22, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
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 →

Other Recent Stories

Barrett-Jackson launching classic car showroom

Barrett-Jackson launching classic car showroom

Can’t wait for the next Barrett-Jackson collector car auction? Starting next month, you can check out the special classic cars for sale any time at the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom, which the auction company is opening in Old Town Scottsdale. The showroom, which is being launched November 14-15 with an open house both days from 9 […]

By October 30, 2014 Read More →
Historic Ferrari 275 GT-class race car in Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction

Historic Ferrari 275 GT-class race car in Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction

An exceptionally rare and historic Ferrari competition champion from the late 1960s has been consigned for Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction in January. Its eventual hammer price figures to further boost the soaring values of vintage race cars from Modena. The 1966 Ferrari 275 Gran Turismo Berlinetta Competizione Scaglietti has a well-documented history of racing victories, including […]

By October 29, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

Christine claims creepiest car in ClassicCars.com census

Phoenix (Oct. 14, 2014) — In the spirit of Halloween, ClassicCars.com, the world’s #1 marketplace for collector cars, recently polled its visitors to determine the scariest TV and Movie vehicle of all time.  Christine, Stephen King’s indestructible Plymouth Fury with a sinister personality, took top honors. Coming in at #2 is the menacing, rusty 1953 […]

By October 28, 2014 Read More →
Classic car experts gear up for Road Ready Inspections

Classic car experts gear up for Road Ready Inspections

Buying a classic car is an emotional experience, and sometimes excitement can overwhelm reason. How many times have you or someone you know brought home what was supposed to be a perfectly restored classic only to find out that it wasn’t nearly as good as the seller claimed? That’s especially true when buying a classic […]

By October 28, 2014 Read More →

Poll results: How many miles on your classic car?

The Question of the Week for the week of October 20th , 2014 asked you how many miles are on your classic car? Mouse over or tap on each slice to learn what you told us:     

By October 27, 2014 Read More →