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Web Find: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Only 3 Hours Left On Ebay!

On: Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 5:07PM | By: Clay Ritchings


Web Find: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Only 3 Hours Left On Ebay! test 1-1

Anyone looking for a classic Corvette Stingray? You may want to look really fast at this one up on Ebay; it has only 3 hours and change left, as I write. The listing claims 56,000 miles but it is undocumented, but take a look at the photos; it may just be real. Matching numbers, original 15-inch Corvette Rally wheels, repainted its original Warbonnet Yellow, the original blue and yellow Folsom State Prison-made California license plate included, Oh, and I almost forgot, it has a 454 big block! Current bid at time of post: $20,100.00 Other than the split window, this is my favorite Vette!

 

Check out the Ebay Listing

This vehicle is consigned to the California Automobile Museum, a non-profit organization located at 2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA,


The Best Cruiser Never Built

On: Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 6:57PM | By: Clay Ritchings


Vincent Black Eagle test 2

No one can argue the significant history of the prized Vincent Motorcycles, if fact all modern super bikes can trace their roots to the Vincent Black Shadow. The Vincents history is long and well documented in books and all over the internet. If it’s a history lesson you are looking for, well just click away now for there are far more qualified writers to cover that all over the web including many owners clubs across the globe. In fact the Vincent Owners Club is the largest single-brand motorcycle club in the world. Vincent’s are among the most desirable of motorcycling classics. A Black Lightning, in immaculate condition, can bring $125,000. What you will find here is the brief story of the rebirth of a modern legend.


Net Find Of The Day: 1980 BRADLEY GT Gullwing EV

On: Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 5:21PM | By: Clay Ritchings


1980 BRADLEY GT test 2

I was working the Google on the Internet machine and came across a very interesting and unique car that I have not seen before; sure, I have seen Bradley GT kit cars running around, but I have never come across an all-electric model. Now this is not a converted Bradley GT kit car at all, but was one of only 50 manufactured in the Bradley factory in 1980 specifically as an EV, based on a 1970 Volkswagen Beetle frame.


Sebring Fast Approaches . . .

On: Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 12:48PM | By: John Welch


12 Hours of Sebring 2009 test 2

Ahhh, the Florida air is thick with the stench of high-octane diesel and burnt rubber. The sounds of several hundred pistons pumping in unison is filling the crowd's ears and the excitement is as palatable as the paté being served at the Audi press tent. This is Sebring in March- physical, tangible magic.

The Twelve Hours of Sebring has been held on a reclaimed B-17 runway in the middle of Florida (literally) since the end of the second World War. The worn asphalt has witnessed some of the greatest battles waged outside of the hedgerows of Normandy. To put it simply: La Sarthe, eat your heart out.

Last year's race saw an epic showdown between German and Franc, VW and PSA, Audi and Peugeot. Acura intended to join the fight, but the ARX-02a was hopelessly out-matched in this war of diesel-powered titans. A small gas-powered V8 was a knife compared to the V10 and V12 European gun-fighters. Several videos depicting the beginning, middle and end of the 2009 12 Hours of Sebring inside this post . . .


 

Roar N Soar: The Planes

On: Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 1:00PM | By: John Welch


Roar-N-Soar test 2

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, this is a car-blog. I'm aware. Unfortunately, pretty much any mechanical device used for transportation gets us all warm and vibraty feeling in our guttiwuts. So no articles about horses; airplanes however, massive egineering feats, and priceless works of art will get some ink.

 

Fantasy of Flight is an attraction designed to enlighten visitors in the ways of manned flight. Originally, Kermit Weeks had a smaller airfield in Miami. In 1994, when good 'ole hurricane Andrew rolled through, Mr. Weeks decided to store his precious (and, in some cases, priceless) aircraft in a concrete hanger farther south, in Homestead.

 


Roar N Soar: Mega Gallery Number One

On: Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 6:08PM | By: John Welch


Roar-N-Soar test 2

Ever seen a B-25? I have, and it had all its gun turrets intact! Ever seen a jet-propelled model airplane? Howabout a jet-propelled motorcycle? I have. Ever seen a P-51 buzzing the hanger at 250 feet? I have. Ever seen 80 South African Cobras lined up next to a Cosworth Vega? If you had attended Roar-N-Soar at the Fantasy of Flight this weekend, you would have!


Roar N Soar: Planes, Boats And Automobiles

On: Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 11:28AM | By: John Welch


Roar N Soar: Planes, Boats And Automobiles test 1-1

This is the time of year when Central Florida explodes with car shows. And airplane shows. And boat shows. It's the AutoShopper's job to cover these events, but who wants to waste their Saturday bouncing around to eight different shows? Thankfully, on November 7th and 8th, The Fantasy of Flight has solved this dilema for us!


Lake Mirror Classic 2009; Saab Sonnet GT4

On: Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 10:16AM | By: John Welch


Saab Sonnet III GT4 test 2

The 2009 Lake Mirror Classic Car Show presents an interesting mix of classics, imports, super cars, and even race cars every year. This yellow Saab Sonnet is one such race car.

Its unassuming looks, encouraged by its unassuming tractor/passenger car roots belie its abilities. This car started life as a run-of-the-mill sedan, but quickly blossomed into the thouroghbred you see here . . .


Whatever Floats Your Boat

On: Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 2:35PM | By: Clay Ritchings


Amphicar at Lake Mirror test 2

For the past 10 years the people of Lakeland have had the pleasure of hosting the Lake Mirror Classic car show at beautiful Lake Mirror. The show is one of the country's leading classic car shows and is always a firm favorite with the public. This year’s feature display showcased European cars from the art deco era. In the midst of all the beautiful cars from the brass era, pre-war, post-war, domestic sports cars, and muscle cars there are always a few cars that are of particular interest.


Lake Mirror Classic 2009

On: Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 9:01AM | By: John Welch


Lake Mirror Classic 2009 test 1-1

Annually, the City of Lakeland and a few corporate sponsers put on a little car show at Lake Mirror, in down town Lakeland. Little like 500 cars and 30,000 spectators little. In other words, not so little. In fact, kind of a big deal. The Auto Shopper attended the Lake Mirror Classic of course, and we took some pretty decent notes . . .


Favorite Bikes: HODAKA COMBAT WOMBAT - Vintage Dirt bike

On: Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 11:04AM | By: Clay Ritchings


Favorite Bikes: HODAKA COMBAT WOMBAT - Vintage Dirt bike test 1-1

I was talking with my brother the other day about some of the bikes we owned as kids, and some that we wanted to own. We started reminiscing about some bikes that no longer exist but in the early 70s were the big names in dirt bikes. Back then it was not uncommon to come across bikes with names like Dirt Squirt, Wombat, Sherpa, and El Bandito, by manufacturers like Hodaka, Husqvarna, Bultaco, Montessa, and Maico while riding on the trails. We were both in agreement that the Hodaka bikes were some of the hottest rides on the trail. While we never owned a Hodaka, we had friends who did and that allowed us trail time on these cool bikes.