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My Classic Car: Steve’s 1966 Dodge Dart

My Classic Car: Steve’s 1966 Dodge Dart

I was attending a monthly meeting of the POC (Plymouth Owners Club) and one of our members brought to my attention that in a national magazine (Hemming’s News) someone was selling a Dodge Dart convertible with a SC area code. When I got home and researched the number I found out it was only 25 […]

By February 24, 2015 Read More →
My Classic Car: The Largers’ 1942 Chrysler Windsor Town & Country wagon

My Classic Car: The Largers’ 1942 Chrysler Windsor Town & Country wagon

Our 1942 Chrysler Town & Country is one of the very last civilian vehicles produced in late January, 1942. It came off the assembly line one month after Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, and just before Chrysler-built Sherman tanks began rolling off the assembly lines. Not only is this vehicle one of the rarest of […]

By February 22, 2015 Read More →
My Classic Car: David’s 1973 De Tomaso Pantera

My Classic Car: David’s 1973 De Tomaso Pantera

When I was young, my father was a manager at the local Chrysler plant. He was in charge of facilities and part of his task was to ensure company vehicles were properly repaired. The local body shop that had the Chrysler contract was the Carlini Brothers Body shop. One day when my father stopped off […]

By February 12, 2015 3 Comments Read More →

Eye Candy

Eye Candy: Engines Exposed at The Henry Ford

Eye Candy: Engines Exposed at The Henry Ford

Photos by Kevin A. Wilson We see a lot of engines at car shows. More than we might like, really — the practice of parking the car and popping the hood is widespread but can ruin attendees’ view of a vehicle’s design and disrupt photo opportunities. A line of show cars yawning is not often […]

By February 24, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Eye Candy: Shelby GT350 50th anniversary and reunion

Eye Candy: Shelby GT350 50th anniversary and reunion

Photos by Howard Koby Willow Springs Raceway was built in 1953 as one of the first purpose-built road courses in the United States. Back in the day, people wondered why someone would build a racetrack on a barren so-called wasteland out in the desert well beyond Los Angeles. The track was designed and built by […]

By February 21, 2015 Read More →
Eye Candy: Nicole’s all-day automotive adventure

Eye Candy: Nicole’s all-day automotive adventure

Photos by Nicole James and Matthew Fink One of the things I love about living in Scottsdale, Arizona — especially at this time of year — is that there’s so much going on with classic, collector and exotic cars. Take last Saturday as an example. Car enthusiasts in the Phoenix area had probably a dozen events they […]

By February 15, 2015 Read More →

Features

JC Whitney shares a century of auto parts oddities

JC Whitney shares a century of auto parts oddities

As part of its centennial celebration, JC Whitney, the gigantic auto parts and accessories company, has searched the archives of its catalogs to find the 10 oddest auto accessories it ever has offered. “As we celebrate our centennial anniversary, it’s only natural to look back at some of the classics found in our catalog,” company […]

By February 26, 2015 9 Comments Read More →
Future classic: Honda S2000

Future classic: Honda S2000

The Honda S2000, or S2K, is one of the most likely future classics out there. The car first showed up in 1995 as a Sports Study Concept that was put into production as a 2000 model in 1999, named S2000 in relation with Honda’s S500, S600 and S800 sports cars from the 1960s, as well […]

By February 25, 2015 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel

Driven: 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel

What’s Chevrolet’s best-selling vehicle? Well, here in the United States, it’s the Silverado pickup truck. But worldwide, it’s the Cruze, the brand’s compact four-door sedan. One reason for the car’s global popularity is the availability of a diesel engine. With the new clean-diesel fuel available in the U.S. for several years — no more stinky […]

By February 23, 2015 Read More →

Commentary

‘Unsafe at Any Speed’ hits 50 years; targeted Corvair dangers, sparked consumerism and cost me a ride

‘Unsafe at Any Speed’ hits 50 years; targeted Corvair dangers, sparked consumerism and cost me a ride

As the book Unsafe at Any Speed, Ralph Nader’s seminal assault on the Chevrolet Corvair and a complacent U.S. auto industry, marks its 50th anniversary this year, I can’t help but recall how it not only had a profound effect on the future of automobiles but also on my own automotive aspirations. Like most teenage […]

By February 23, 2015 23 Comments Read More →
What RM Sotheby’s deal means to the classic car hobby

What RM Sotheby’s deal means to the classic car hobby

Sotheby’s acquisition of a 25 percent stake in RM Auctions is big news for high-end car collectors, but what does it mean to the hobby in general? First of all, this is a deal that has been long in the making. RM and Sotheby’s have partnered in a limited capacity for a number of years. […]

By February 20, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
Do classic cars get a parking place in the sale of collectibles at auction?

Do classic cars get a parking place in the sale of collectibles at auction?

‘It’s no secret that the… market is as strong as it’s ever been with dozens of new records… achieved in 2014.” I put that sentence within quotes because I didn’t write it. I read it, and now I’m sharing it. I stumbled across it on artnet.com, where Eileen Kinsella was writing not about the classic […]

By February 18, 2015 Read More →

Other Recent Stories

Motostalgia partners with SVRA for Brickyard auction

Motostalgia partners with SVRA for Brickyard auction

Motostalgia has launched a partnership with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) to become the official collector-car auction company for the national vintage-racing group. The joint venture starts with a Motostalgia sale during SVRA’s Brickyard Racing Invitational at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on June 12. About 100 premium cars are planned for the auction, Motostalgia […]

By February 26, 2015 Read More →
Navigation-audio system designed for classic Porsches

Navigation-audio system designed for classic Porsches

Even classic Porsche drivers get lost, though they would be the last to admit it. So to help them avoid having to ask for directions, Porsche has developed a thoroughly modern update for its vintage cars, and designed it to look like it was supposed to be there all along. The Porsche Classic division of […]

By February 26, 2015 Read More →
Photographer Michael Furman to host Simeone Demonstration Day

Photographer Michael Furman to host Simeone Demonstration Day

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia is doing something a little different for its monthly Demonstration Day in February. Famed automotive photographer Michael Furman will be the host this Saturday (February 28). He will share a short educational program inside the museum about the four cars selected for their sensational design. Then, weather permitting, […]

By February 26, 2015 Read More →
My Classic Car: Jeff’s 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corvair

My Classic Car: Jeff’s 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corvair

I have been looking for a 1966 Corvair Corsa for years as a fun hobby car to have after I retired. I saw an ad for a 66 Corsa at the estate sale of Horace C Rodgers, a Purple Heart, WWII hero who was a pilot of a B26 named Flak Bait. That plane flew […]

By February 26, 2015 Read More →
Lane Motor Museum re-creates visionary Dymaxion Car

Lane Motor Museum re-creates visionary Dymaxion Car

When Buckminster Fuller, one of the most creative and visionary minds of the 20th Century, directed his vast intellect toward the design of an automobile, the result was an utterly unique expression of mobility the likes of which the world had not seen before, or since. The futuristic Dymaxion Car that appeared in 1933 defied […]

By February 25, 2015 3 Comments Read More →