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My Classic Car: Cassie replaces her beloved ’68 Chevy

My Classic Car: Cassie replaces her beloved ’68 Chevy

(Editor’s note: One of the most popular stories we’ve shared since we launched the ClassicCars.com blog was about Cassie’s 1968 Chevelle Concours. We’ve just received the following note from Cassie:) This car was totaled in a rear end accident August 4th at 3:00. The lady took full responsibility, but due to the facts that this […]

By September 30, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Rod’s 1965 Ford Thunderbird

My Classic Car: Rod’s 1965 Ford Thunderbird

The Story of this 1965 Thunderbird, as told by the original owner, Ernie Farrow: After operating a 20-acre fruit ranch on Partrick Road in Napa, California, for many years, where we also raised and sold great dane show dogs, we decided to sell the ranch and move into town. We had a new home built […]

By September 28, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: John’s 1955 Chevrolet 210

My Classic Car: John’s 1955 Chevrolet 210

When I first tried driving, my father had a ’55 Chevy. I would watch him drive and figured I could do that. The car had your common three on the tree. This was around 1964. I was 14 at the time. The car had a key lock so you could take the key out without […]

By September 25, 2014 Read More →

Eye Candy

Eye Candy: Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center

Eye Candy: Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center

Photos by Steve Purdy The new Cadillac–LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center opened this past weekend on the expansive grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, a pristine rural setting about 20 miles north of Kalamazoo, Michigan. The beautiful 10,000 square-foot building is modeled after a 1948 Cadillac dealership and sits among other […]

By September 30, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Mark Trimble’s historic outboard motor collection

Eye Candy: Mark Trimble’s historic outboard motor collection

Photos by Larry Edsall Ole used his row boat to court Bess, who lived across the lake in Wisconsin. One Fourth of July, the ice cream Ole was carrying in his boat melted before he reached Bess’s family’s dock. Embarrassed, Ole rowed home, where he took a small engine he’d already built, added a shaft […]

By September 29, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: 18th annual Orphan Car Show

Eye Candy: 18th annual Orphan Car Show

Photos by Larry Edsall Who got you interested in classic cars? Sam Haberman remembers, and he’s returned the favor. Haberman, who lives in Birmingham, Michigan, remembers being 15 years old when his 20-year-old cousin, Gerald Mitchell, let him drive his MG-TD. Yes, Haberman was too young to have a driver’s license, but driving his cousin’s […]

By September 27, 2014 Read More →

Features

Pick of the Week: 1927 Willys-Overland Whippet 93A

Pick of the Week: 1927 Willys-Overland Whippet 93A

If you have the hankering for a 1920s classic car, and one that is different and unusual enough to draw some attention, here’s a rare and handsome sedan with a twist. As a major plus, the 1927 Willys-Overland Whippet 93A being offered for sale in a ClassicCars.com ad has what appears to be a strikingly […]

By September 26, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Classic Profile: 1905 Locomobile Model E

Classic Profile: 1905 Locomobile Model E

In the early years of the 20th Century, few new cars included a top – or a windshield for that matter. Typically, a top would have been an extra cost and we can tell from the picture that this Locomobile was sold without a top. The give-away is the lack of “irons” – the metal brackets […]

By September 24, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
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 1 Comment 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

Dutch museum holding online auction of pre-war Fords

Dutch museum holding online auction of pre-war Fords

Here’s a car-guy fact that’s probably flown under your radar: In the town of Hillegom, Netherlands, resides the world’s largest private collection of Ford vehicles. The Den Hartogh Ford Museum, started in 1956 by obsessed Dutch collector Piet den Hartogh, holds more than 200 Ford and Lincoln vehicles ranging from 1903 to 1948 models. Now […]

By September 30, 2014 Read More →

Poll results: What long-gone pre-war and earlier U.S. brands would you like to see come back to life?

The Question of the Week for the week of September 22nd, 2014 asked you what long-gone pre-war and earlier U.S. brands you would like to see come back to life. Mouse over or tap on each slice to learn what you told us:    This poll is closed but you can participate in the current Question […]

By September 29, 2014 Read More →
Barrett-Jackson hits record $33.3 million sale in Vegas

Barrett-Jackson hits record $33.3 million sale in Vegas

A pair of modern supercars – one domestic, one Italian, each boasting horsepower exceeding 700 – were the top sellers at Barrett-Jackson’s seventh annual Las Vegas auction, which upped its ante with total sales of more than $33.3 million, the most ever, including $1,642,500 raised to benefit local and national charities. As expected, the charity […]

By September 29, 2014 Read More →
Sir Stirling Moss honored guest at Arizona Concours

Sir Stirling Moss honored guest at Arizona Concours

One of the greatest champions of auto racing, Sir Stirling Moss OBE, will be an honored guest at the second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance at the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix on January 11, 2015. The British racing legend will attend the intimate Arizona Concours with his wife, Lady Susie Moss, presenting entrants and […]

By September 29, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: 18th annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance

Eye Candy: 18th annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance

Photos by Jed Rapoport Perfect weather marked the 18th annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance, which featured an impressive array of cars in one of the most bucolic settings for vintage motordom. Featured classes included Classic-era Chryslers, open-wheel race cars, Powered by Ford, and HRD Vincent, Brough Superior and under 250 cc motorcycles pre-1974. A special […]

By September 25, 2014 1 Comment Read More →