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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 →
My Classic Car: Don’s 1937 Ford

My Classic Car: Don’s 1937 Ford

It was my first car. This was a great car to have in high school. I bought it from the father of the girl I was going with at the time. He had won the car. This ’37 Ford was offered at the local carnival in Brookfield, Illinois in 1937. My girl’s father bought one […]

By July 27, 2014 Read More →

Eye Candy

Eye Candy: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Eye Candy: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Photos by Bob Golfen  An older gentleman was sitting next to me Sunday on the shuttle bus as we left the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. As we pulled away, he said, “That’s another one off my bucket list.” Indeed. For classic car enthusiasts, the Pebble Beach Concours does have the life-experience importance of such things […]

By August 21, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Woodward Dream Cruise (part 2)

Eye Candy: Woodward Dream Cruise (part 2)

Photos by Kevin A. Wilson Editor’s note: This is the second of our pair of Eye Candy photo galleries from the 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit’s northern suburbs. Here’s the link to the story we published about the event. Related Stories:

By August 20, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Dream Cruise spans more than Woodward Ave., it’s a week-long carfest

Eye Candy: Dream Cruise spans more than Woodward Ave., it’s a week-long carfest

Photos by Kevin A. Wilson Nominally a one-day Saturday event, the Woodward Dream Cruise has, over the 20 years it has run annually, grown forward into a full week of car-related activity along what is officially a 16-mile route from Ferndale (a suburb immediately north of Detroit proper) to Pontiac. It also has spilled over […]

By August 19, 2014 Read More →

Features

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 →
Pick of the Week: DeLorean DMC-12

Pick of the Week: DeLorean DMC-12

Our technology guru at ClassicCars.com, Tony Perez, has a thing for DeLoreans. It’s those gullwing doors that get him, he freely admits. So in deference to Tony and all his fine work, I offer this classic piece of 1980s history, what appears to be a nicely preserved, low-mileage 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 being sold on ClassicCars.com by […]

By August 22, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Dream Cruise spans more than Woodward Ave., it’s a week-long carfest

Eye Candy: Dream Cruise spans more than Woodward Ave., it’s a week-long carfest

Photos by Kevin A. Wilson Nominally a one-day Saturday event, the Woodward Dream Cruise has, over the 20 years it has run annually, grown forward into a full week of car-related activity along what is officially a 16-mile route from Ferndale (a suburb immediately north of Detroit proper) to Pontiac. It also has spilled over […]

By August 19, 2014 Read More →

Commentary

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 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 →
A Ferrari rushes into uncharted territory

A Ferrari rushes into uncharted territory

Everything seemed pretty normal Sunday afternoon at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, until they announced the winner of Best of Show and the crowd knew that something momentous had just happened. This year, the judges’ choice for the top prize fell far afield from the convention established over decades, when you could pretty much count […]

By August 18, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

Other Recent Stories

Petersen museum reveals new interior design and floor plan, additional details on 20th anniversary renovation

Petersen museum reveals new interior design and floor plan, additional details on 20th anniversary renovation

A year ago at Pebble Beach, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles announced plans for “a complete exterior transformation and a dynamic redesign of the interior,” the renovations to be done in conjunction with the facility’s 20th anniversary celebration. At the time, it also revealed architectural drawings of the new exterior facade and launched […]

High on concept cars: Atlanta museum extends ‘Dream Cars’ exhibition

High on concept cars: Atlanta museum extends ‘Dream Cars’ exhibition

The “Dream Cars” exhibition at the high Museum of Art in Atlanta has been such a success that its run is being extended by a week, through September 14. In addition, two “Hoods Up” days are being added. On the “Hoods Up” days — August 31 and September 1 — the hoods of the 1955 […]

By August 20, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Ford Falcon owner takes top honors at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Ford Falcon owner takes top honors at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Maserati was the featured marque and there was an amazing array — 550 “authentic and historic” racing cars in every class, — but it was a 1964 Ford Falcon that drove off with the Spirit of Monterey award from the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion this year at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a vintage racing event […]

Poll results: Which of these cars would you never be caught dead in?

The Question of the Week for the week of August 11th , 2014 asked you, which of the following cars would you never be caught dead in? 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 of the Week […]

By August 18, 2014 Read More →
Preliminary figures show $399 million in auction sales at Monterey

Preliminary figures show $399 million in auction sales at Monterey

Preliminary results show sales of $399 million at the five traditionally conducted classic car auctions this weekend on the Monterey Peninsula. However, Hagerty Insurance, which monitors the auctions and provides preliminary numbers to the media, notes, “It is important to point out that there were a handful of significant no-sale’s from Sunday at Gooding that […]

By August 18, 2014 1 Comment Read More →