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My Classic Car: Carey Hill’s 1963 Studebaker Lark

My Classic Car: Carey Hill’s 1963 Studebaker Lark

My father worked for the local Studebaker agents in New Plymouth, New Zealand. One of the Studebakers we used to see in to the workshop from time to time was a 1963 Studebaker Lark that belonged to a local farming family, the Abrahams. They had bought it new and lived right up high above New […]

My Classic Car: Brian Weller’s 1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe

My Classic Car: Brian Weller’s 1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe

Editor’s note: The Warriors’ Day Parade is held each August at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. The parade this year will be the 93rd and is scheduled for Saturday, August 16. It will commemorate especially the 100th anniversary of The Great War and the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Each Warriors` Day Parade you can […]

My Classic Car: Dale Grim’s 1965 Ford Mustang

My Classic Car: Dale Grim’s 1965 Ford Mustang

I was born in Dearborn, Mich., on July 26, 1965. I was among the last of the Mustangs built in the 1965 model year. My original owner purchased me from the only Ford dealer in Rantoul, Ill., in August of that year. In 1967 I moved to Lakenheath, England. I traveled the English countryside and […]

Eye Candy

Eye Candy: Reborn Cruise attracts thousands

Eye Candy: Reborn Cruise attracts thousands

Photos by Bob Golfen Phoenix police cracked down on cruising Central Avenue in the 1980s, breaking a tradition going back to the ’50s when young people meandered up and down the main drag in everything from custom hot rods to daddy’s station wagon. But the practice was brought back to life in 2002 when the […]

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Eye Candy: Drag racers turn clock back at March Meet

Eye Candy: Drag racers turn clock back at March Meet

Photos by Howard Koby In the mid-1950s, the “Smokers Car Club of Bakersfield” did a deal with officials of California’s Kern County to lease a World War II auxiliary airfield located between Highways 99 and 65. In 1959, they staged the first U.S. Gas & Fuel Championships, aka the March Meet, and it turned into […]

Eye Candy: Young and Old Timers car show

Eye Candy: Young and Old Timers car show

Photos by Larry Edsall Like so many classic car hobbyists, members of the Arizona Street Rod Association are concerned about the future, about whether the next generation will see their cherished vehicles as rolling works of art meant to be enjoyed or as having value only as a source for steel, aluminum and other materials […]

Features

Secrets of the Chevrolet El Camino

Secrets of the Chevrolet El Camino

Lately, Chevy has been in the business of either resurrecting or actually doing justice to nameplates of the past (see the new Impala, SS and Camaro).  Still in the wilderness, however, is the much-loved El Camino. Part car, part pickup, hope springs eternal that it might make a comeback. But until then, here are some […]

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5 of the coolest four-doors ever

5 of the coolest four-doors ever

Four-door sedans don’t usually get the love from classic car fans the way coupes and convertibles do. We think it’s time that changed. Here are five of our favorite four doors ever:  

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6 of the best TV cop cars

6 of the best TV cop cars

The cop show genre goes back to the pre-TV days of radio (where you had to imagine what black and white your favorite cop was driving).  Here are some of our favorite full-size, rear-wheel-drive American cop cars from 60 years of the best cop shows:

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Happy 50th, Ford Mustang

Happy 50th, Ford Mustang

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. Well, at least it’s the anniversary of the car’s official unveiling, which took place April 17, 1964, with Lee Iacocca at the podium in the Ford pavilion at the New York World’s Fair. Actually, however, it was about a month earlier that the public got its […]

Magazine presents classic cars in print or pixels

Magazine presents classic cars in print or pixels

Richard Truesdell laments the loss of such classic car magazines as Automobile Quarterly, Motor Trend Classic and Musclecar Enthusiast. But the realities of the print-on-paper world are such that producing a glossy-surfaced, real-paper (even if it’s recycled) publication is very expensive. And as Truesdell points out, as much as we all enjoy browsing the various […]

Bookshelf:  Big cars + big engines = big passions

Bookshelf: Big cars + big engines = big passions

 Classic Car Bookshelf Cadillac V-16s Lost and Found: Tracing the Histories of the 1930s Classics by Christopher W. Cummings Published 2014 Publisher McFarland & Co. Format Soft cover Pages 284 ISBN 9780786475704 Purchase Amazon   Christopher Cummings writes that, “Almost as soon as the Cadillac V-16s came to market, economic, technological and cultural forces conspired […]

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California Mille gets set for thousand-mile tour

California Mille gets set for thousand-mile tour

The 24th annual California Mille starts April 28 for a four-day, thousand-mile classic car tour of scenic countryside and challenging back roads across the middle of California. “It’s kind of a cross-section of California landscapes, really a mix of the Coast, the Sierra Nevadas, Napa Valley wine country, Sacramento river delta and Central Valley,” co-director […]

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Bonhams readies London motorcar, automobilia auction

Bonhams readies London motorcar, automobilia auction

Coachbuilt Bentleys and an off-road truck built by Lamborghini highlight the Bonhams Collector’s Motor Cars and Automobilia Sale, scheduled for April 28 at London’s RAF Museum. Bonham’s sale opens with a high-end collection of vintage automotive literature, posters, artworks and pre-war mascots, including a selection of valuable radiator ornaments by French glass designer Renè Lalique. […]

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Everything may be bigger in Texas: Houston doubles up on concours, auctions

Everything may be bigger in Texas: Houston doubles up on concours, auctions

Pebble Beach, Scottsdale and Amelia Island have become focal points on the classic car calendar, drawing enthusiasts from across the country (and around the world) because of their overlapping multiple events. Is Houston a serious candidate to join that club? Consider that soon after Mecum Auctions completed a record-setting sale in Houston’s Reliant Center, there […]

Corvette museum considering options for preserving not only cars but part of the sinkhole

Corvette museum considering options for preserving not only cars but part of the sinkhole

With all of the damaged vehicles removed from the sinkhole beneath the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum, options are being considered about the repairs needed to restore the facility and those vehicles. One option is to preserve a portion of the sinkhole for future museum visitors to see and to learn not only about […]

$7 million GT40 goes to Utah motorsports museum

$7 million GT40 goes to Utah motorsports museum

The Ford GT40 prototype racecar that hammered sold at a record $7 million April 12 at the Mecum auction in Houston will be put on permanent display at the Larry H. Miller Total Performance Museum in Tooele, Utah. GT40 chassis No. P-104 will join five other GT40s – one of each variant of the Ferrari-beating […]

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