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My Classic Car: The Velveteens’ 1958 Ford Fairlane Skyliner

My Classic Car: The Velveteens’ 1958 Ford Fairlane Skyliner

Pretty weird to be reading classiccars.com, scroll down through the stories and see a photo taken in 1962 of myself and my fellow members of “The Velveteens.” I don’t even remember sending this to this website but someone did, so here it is! Funny, this was taken during a Christmas Parade in Riviera Beach, Florida, […]

By November 27, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
My Classic Car: Steve’s 1956 Imperial

My Classic Car: Steve’s 1956 Imperial

‘Beatrice” was a 1956 Imperial sedan named for the nurse who took care of my mother during a protracted illness in 1955 when the car was introduced. Beatrice, the nurse, looked after me also, and was well loved. One Saturday morning the Chrysler dealers were meeting at a hotel nearby our home and three Imperials […]

By November 25, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
My Classic Car: Tom’s 1962 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

My Classic Car: Tom’s 1962 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

My dad and mom purchased this car in 1962 here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is still in original condition — paint, interior and very low mileage. The car has power steering, brakes, windows, seats, antenna with Wonder Bar AM radio, auto headlight dimmer and cruise control. The air conditioning still blows cold. My dad […]

By November 23, 2014 7 Comments Read More →

Eye Candy

Eye Candy: Connecticut Street Rod Association Swap Meet and Car Corral

Eye Candy: Connecticut Street Rod Association Swap Meet and Car Corral

Photos by Dennis David It marks the beginning and the end of the season in the Northeast, where the winter chill forces all but the hardiest of classic car road warriors off the roads for a few months. The Connecticut Street Rod Association’s spring and fall swap meets are the first and the last to […]

By November 24, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2014

Eye Candy: London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2014

Photos by Howard Koby On November 14, 1896, 30 motorcars participated in the Emancipation Run, a drive that celebrated the passage of Britain’s Highway Act, the law that raised the speed limit for “light locomotives” from 4 to 14 miles per hour and did away with the requirement that such motorcars be preceded by a […]

By November 22, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Goodguys ends 2014 season with huge Southwest Nationals

Eye Candy: Goodguys ends 2014 season with huge Southwest Nationals

Photos by Bob Golfen and Larry Edsall The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association ended its 2014 car-show season last weekend with a massive turnout for the 17th annual Southwest Nationals at WestWorld in Scottsdale. The colorful swarm of hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics totaled 3,423, more than a 10-percent increase compared with […]

By November 18, 2014 Read More →

Features

Pick of the Week: 1964 Pontiac Bonneville ambulance

Pick of the Week: 1964 Pontiac Bonneville ambulance

One of the big items to celebrate on Thanksgiving is your health, and that you weren’t hauled off to hospital in one of these things. Actually, today’s Pick of the Week is a rare piece of medical history, a 1964 Pontiac Bonneville ambulance that appears to be fully operational and ready to roll to the […]

By November 28, 2014 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Honda Fit

Driven: 2015 Honda Fit

Each year on the eve of its SEMA Show, the staff of the Specialty Equipment Market Association walks the nearly 30 miles of booths and vehicle displays in and around the Las Vegas Convention Center and does a car count. At the 2014 show earlier this month, that count counted some 1,500 cars and trucks. […]

By November 28, 2014 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1937 Ford Tudor ‘slantback’ street rod

Pick of the Week: 1937 Ford Tudor ‘slantback’ street rod

The gigantic Goodguys hot-rod show last weekend at WestWorld has me psyched for cool custom cars. So I was totally pleased to come across a street rod in one of my all-time favorite pre-war body styles, advertised on ClassicCars.com. Not only that, today’s Pick of the Week – a sharp-looking 1937 Ford Tudor “slantback” sedan […]

By November 21, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

Commentary

A visit to the magazine rack

A visit to the magazine rack

I recently found myself (ah, were those four words followed by a period, it might be the most meaningful, perhaps even the most important sentence I’ve ever typed, but — alas — those four words are merely the launching point to say that I was) arriving some 45 minutes early for a luncheon engagement, so […]

By November 28, 2014 Read More →
Legends: Living and otherwise, fabled and fabulous

Legends: Living and otherwise, fabled and fabulous

The first time I heard the Brothers Magliozzi, I got to laughing so hard I nearly drove off the road, which would not have been a good thing since at the time I was driving at a rapid rate of speed, heading north on Interstate 75 somewhere in southern Ohio. But I somehow got myself […]

By November 13, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
For Historic Vehicle Association, classic cars aren’t just a hobby, they’re an American heritage

For Historic Vehicle Association, classic cars aren’t just a hobby, they’re an American heritage

Each year, somewhere between 12- and 15-million motor vehicles — cars and trucks, minivans and sedans, coupes and convertibles — are banished to American wrecking yards, and in many cases to the crusher. And those are just the intentional losses. Everyone knows the fate of the Norseman, the Ghia-built Chrysler concept that went down with […]

By November 12, 2014 1 Comment Read More →

Other Recent Stories

Coys auction showcases cars, posters as investments to enjoy as they appreciate

Coys auction showcases cars, posters as investments to enjoy as they appreciate

Remember an advertising campaign that suggested that you “give the gift that keeps on giving?” That very well could be the tag line for British auction house Coys’ annual “True Greats” auction, this year scheduled for December 2 in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Lindley Hall in Westminster. Noting that classic cars have outperformed many investments […]

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‘Shorty’ Mustang concept headed to Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sale in March, 2015

‘Shorty’ Mustang concept headed to Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sale in March, 2015

We are still months away from March, 2015, but Auctions America is starting to beat the drums for its annual sale at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where it will offer up the “Shorty” Ford Mustang concept car for bidding. Back when it was developing the Mustang, Ford did a series of concept versions, starting with the […]

By November 27, 2014 Read More →
People’s choice: Simeone will exercise four cars this Saturday

People’s choice: Simeone will exercise four cars this Saturday

You may remember the story we ran last week about how the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia was inviting everyone to vote to decide which three cars from its collection would participate in the People’s Choice Demo Day this Saturday. Well, not only are the votes in, but they came in record numbers, so […]

By November 27, 2014 Read More →
Cars will strut their stuff on automotive catwalk at inaugural London Classic Car Show

Cars will strut their stuff on automotive catwalk at inaugural London Classic Car Show

The inaugural London Classic Car Show is taking a cue from the famed London Fashion Week and will feature an automotive “catwalk” that it expects to be “every bit as glamorous, every bit as desirable and every bit as fashionable” as the one featuring human models in the latest design creations. “But there are two […]

By November 27, 2014 Read More →
Pope’s Harley headed to charity auction

Pope’s Harley headed to charity auction

A Harley-Davidson motorcycle built for one Pope but presented to his successor will be sold with no reserve at Bonhams’ Les Grandes Marques du Monde sale February 5 in the Grand Palais in Paris. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Friendly World Association charity. The motorcycle is a FLSTC 103 Heritage Softtail Classic. […]

By November 27, 2014 Read More →