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Categories: Classics

Motor City Mashup: Baseball and Classic Cars

On: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 10:23AM | By: Gary P Garry


Comerica-GM test 2

Going on a vacation, even if it is for a long weekend, is something we all live for. If you love classic cars, there is nothing like taking your ride for a ride when you have time off, and the getaway itself is the ultimate payoff.


Turn Back the Clock at the Gilmore Car Museum

On: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 2:08PM | By: Gary P Garry


1889 Locomobile test 2

The state of Michigan has always been the cradle of the American automotive industry, and there are some great destinations in the state if you like classic cars. One of them is the Gilmore Car Museum, which is located in Hickory Corners.


Hetfield's Black Pearl Named Custom Car of the Year

On: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 10:07AM | By: Gary P Garry


Black Pearl test 2

Classic cars and classic hard rock music go hand in hand, and this marriage was taken to another level recently when a car that is owned by a legendary rocker took home a prestigious automotive prize.


Finally! eBay Motors breaks the million-dollars-per-car mark on my latest Top Five list

On: Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 9:16AM | By: Andrew W Davis


eBay top sale 2012 Bugatti Veyron Gran Sport Convertible test 2

If you’re someone who follows eBay car sales on a regular basis—which I’m sure you aren’t—you’d see that the great rise in automotive sales prices at “real-world” auctions aren’t being mirrored by their online counterparts.

Yes, $5,546,234 is a lot of money for just five cars—especially as they sold amidst a sea of rusty Dusters and mold-attacked Cadillacs—but eBay nonetheless seems to attract only high-end new car dealerships’ listing dollars which are meant mostly to move now-out-of-fashion used exotics.

Still, watch things long enough and you’ll find that there are some really, really expensive, to-die-for modern hypercars on eBay every now and again. It just so happens that this time it was five basically all at once. Enjoy!


 

A Roller, a Mercedes, and a Maserati for Credit Card Money? Be Afraid, Very Afraid...

On: Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 2:24PM | By: Andrew W Davis


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There’s a joke that goes, “Do you want to know the easiest way to make a small fortune? Start with a big one.” And it just so happens that there are very few ways to do that faster than buying an aged exotic automobile at auction and then trying to keep it looking/running as-new.

Yes, a Roller, a Mercedes, and a Maserati can be had for MasterCard money. Just make sure none are ever sold to you.

Sure, these cars were lovingly assembled and packed to the rafters with only the finest in leathers, woods, and wools, but these businesses know from long experience that exotic cars—like any other rich persons’ fashion items—are not meant to be used year after year; it’s all about what’s new, next and never, ever used.

What it means for you, however, is that you can spend a pittance on purchasing a ride that will allow you to—honestly—tell others that you own a Mercedes, a Maserati or even a Rolls-Royce. [Just remember: The operative term here—as I will show you—is “tell”. This is a trio of funds-hungry vampires just waiting to bankrupt you in a thousand different ways, and they will impress no one that even glances at them…]


Brand New 1969 Corvair Hits The Auction Block

On: Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 1:24PM | By: Karen Cook


Brand New 1969 Corvair Hits The Auction Block test 1-1

FOR SALE – 1969 Chevrolet Corvair, Glacier Blue, all original, 15 miles...Interested? You’ll need to go to Texas to get it, but it’s definitely worth the trip.


More Is Better: The Miami Auto Museum

On: Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 3:11PM | By: Gary P Garry


'59 Ford Fairlane test 2

If you were ever wondering, those commercials with the stoic guy and the kids sitting around a table hammer home the point: more is better than less. As a classic car lover, a visit to an exhibition would be a lot of fun, but why settle for just one when you can have more.


The Amphicar; It's a Car, It's a Boat, It's...

On: Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 12:01PM | By: Gary P Garry


Amphicar test 2

During our current era, you hear the term “multitasking” frequently tossed about. Basically, you are supposed to be able to do more than one thing at once, and this is achieved through multitasking. This sounds like a great deal for people who are paying you to do things, but that's another article for a different blog.


What Was the First Pony Car? (Warning: This Is a Trick Question)

On: Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 2:01PM | By: Gary P Garry


'64 Barracuda test 2

When you think of the origin of the term “pony car,” you are obviously going to think about the Ford Mustang. A mustang is a wild horse, a pony that is free, fast, and independent... a perfect marketing image.


The Auto Collections at The Quad in Las Vegas

On: Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 10:21AM | By: Gary P Garry


The Auto Collections test 2

If you love classic cars you probably like to take road trips. And when it comes to road trips, how can you top fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada? Yeah I know, I know, there is the Hunter S. Thompson variety road trip to Vegas, and, I must admit, I've been on a few of those during my misspent youth. However, you can cruise to Vegas from a number of different directions these days without dodging any imaginary bats.


Avoiding Classic Car Theft

On: Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 1:52PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


Avoiding Classic Car Theft test 1-1

Week after week, my heart breaks for my fellow collector car owners who fall victim to car theft. It seems like every time I look for parts for my classic, I run into craigslist ads that read something like “Please keep an eye out for my mint condition (insert classic car here), stolen from my garage”, and so on. Here’s some information you need to keep your classic better protected.