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My Classic Car: Ron’s 1958 Chevrolet Delray

My Classic Car: Ron’s 1958 Chevrolet Delray

Back in time, 1966. My first car was a 1958 Chevrolet Delray. I bought it off a friend. I borrowed the money from my mother and I paid her back while working at a gas station after school. It was powered with a 283 and a Powerglide and had a Sun tach on the dash. […]

By August 26, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Keith’s 1968 Ford Thunderbird

My Classic Car: Keith’s 1968 Ford Thunderbird

We call her “Thelma, the Bad Bird.” Initially a docile 42,000-mile, one-owner car purchased in 1998, this original 1968 Magnolia Yellow Ford Thunderbird 429 landau coupe underwent a transformation to become a “ Bad Bird.” I put on a little more than 18,000 miles in 16 years that I owned the car. Modifications included Pertronix […]

By August 21, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Carl’s 1965 Oldsmobile Starfire

My Classic Car: Carl’s 1965 Oldsmobile Starfire

I drove a 1961 Starfire for 30 years. I paid $75.00 for it because it didn’t run. When it got too hard to find parts, I parked it. Finally, the kids talked me into selling it. I knew I would cry. About 10 years later I retired and found a 1965 Starfire. I didn’t know […]

By July 30, 2014 Read More →

Eye Candy

Eye Candy: The Milwaukee Masterpiece

Eye Candy: The Milwaukee Masterpiece

Photos by Larry Nutson My early arrival well before the 10 a.m. opening offered a field of more than 200 unique cars, trucks and motorcycles blanketed by a hazy sky and cooled by the Lake Michigan breeze. With mother nature’s big silk flying overhead, this delightful scenario allowed for photography from nearly any angle with […]

By August 28, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: First Porsche Werks Reunion brings them all together

Eye Candy: First Porsche Werks Reunion brings them all together

Photos by Bob Golfen An enthusiastic crowd of Porsche faithful swarmed the Rancho Cañada Golf Club in Carmel for the Porsche Club of America Werks Reunion, a new event added to the calendar during Monterey Classic Car Week. More than 500 Porsches of just about every kind, ranging from early 356 models to the latest […]

By August 25, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Concorso says ‘Viva Italia!’ during Monterey Classic Car Week

Eye Candy: Concorso says ‘Viva Italia!’ during Monterey Classic Car Week

Photos by Bob Golfen Concorso Italiano is an unabashed celebration of Italian motoring and culture during Monterey Classic Car Week. The sweeping display included more than 800 great vintage and modern Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Alfa Romeos, Fiats, Lancias, DeTomasos, Bizzarrinis, racing specials, scooters and unique concepts from the great design houses of Italy. And one very-special […]

By August 23, 2014 Read More →

Features

Pick of the Week: 1954 Chevrolet 3100 pickup

Pick of the Week: 1954 Chevrolet 3100 pickup

A good old pickup truck seems like just the thing for a relaxed Labor Day weekend, so for today’s Pick of the Week, we have a sweet-looking 1954 Chevrolet 3100 that’s for sale on ClassicCars.com from a dealer in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The truck is described as original, powered by its stock Thriftmaster 235-cid inline-6 and […]

By August 29, 2014 Read More →
Junior Journalist Report: Monterey Classic Car Week

Junior Journalist Report: Monterey Classic Car Week

Editor’s note: This is another in our series of Junior Journalist Reports about classic cars written for ClassicCars.com by a group of young reporters. This one is by Nathan Evans, 14, who attended for the first time the events of Monterey Classic Car Week with his family, including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance where his […]

First-time Pebble Beach Concours entrant checks a big one off the bucket list

First-time Pebble Beach Concours entrant checks a big one off the bucket list

I was standing in the back of a 1909 Pierce-Arrow getting my picture taken with Jay Leno sitting at the wheel, all the while thinking: Only at Pebble Beach! As a first-time entrant in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with the Pierce-Arrow owned by my Dad, Monterey car week was much more than a brush […]

By August 22, 2014 Read More →

Commentary

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 →
Monterey magic: Passion, wonder for great classic cars

Monterey magic: Passion, wonder for great classic cars

I was following a low, curvaceous Maserati race car through the woods of Pebble Beach when a break in traffic allowed the driver to pick up the pace on the winding two-lane road. The bright-red sports racer echoed with an intoxicating roar as he stepped on the gas and shifted through the gears of the […]

By August 21, 2014 Read More →

Other Recent Stories

Volvo marks 40th anniversary of its first compact car

Volvo marks 40th anniversary of its first compact car

The end of World War II marked a new direction for Volvo of Sweden, moving away from large staid sedans to smaller and sportier cars with their own unique style. Next month, Volvo celebrates the 40th anniversary of the unveiling of its seminal compact car, the PV444, which was presented on September 1, 1944, during […]

By August 29, 2014 Read More →
Mecum offers 1,100 classic cars at Dallas auction

Mecum offers 1,100 classic cars at Dallas auction

Mecum Auctions, which now conducts 17 sales of classic cars, motorcycles and farm tractors per year and refers to itself as “the largest collector car auction company in the world,” holds its fourth annual Dallas auction September 2-6 with more than 1,100 vehicles crossing the block. The Dallas sale, one of three annual Mecum auctions […]

By August 28, 2014 Read More →
Goodwood Revival salutes Jackie Stewart

Goodwood Revival salutes Jackie Stewart

The annual Goodwood Revival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jackie Stewart’s “discovery” with a series of special parades during the British festival to honor the three-time World Driving Champion. After doing well in sports car races, Stewart was invited in 1964 to test a Formula 3 car at the Goodwood circuit. The test for […]

By August 28, 2014 Read More →
MGs star at Beaulieu’s Simply Classics & Sports Car

MGs star at Beaulieu’s Simply Classics & Sports Car

Britain’s National Motor Museum at Beaulieu held its fourth annual Simply Classics car show last weekend, though this time organizers changed the event’s name to Simply Classics & Sports Car. We’re not sure why the word “car” is singular — ah, those witty Brits! — but the idea was that in addition to traditional classic […]

By August 28, 2014 Read More →
Petersen Museum hosts hot rod stamps dedication

Petersen Museum hosts hot rod stamps dedication

The two ’32 Ford highboy roadsters that posed for the U.S. Postal Service’s new Hot Rods Forever Stamps will be shown today at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles during a dedication ceremony of the limited-edition collection. The cars – the red ’32 McGee Roadster owned by well-known collector Bruce Meyer and the black-with-flames […]

By August 27, 2014 Read More →