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Categories: Classics

The Perfect Summer Road Trip: San Diego Automotive Museum

On: Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 11:46AM | By: Gary P Garry


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Summer is here, and the time is right for a road trip if you are a classic car fan. We try to provide suggestions for automobile lovers who are looking for interesting ways to spend some spare time, and we have a great idea for those who have ready access to southern California.


Dodge Super Bee Creating a Buzz

On: Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 9:04AM | By: Gary P Garry


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The other day a car passed me slowly on the right as we were approaching a red light. It came to a stop, and I had the opportunity to drive past it. It caught my eye at first because it was yellow, and frankly, I'm not the biggest fan of yellow cars.

When I see a yellow Corvette I cringe at the lost opportunity, but that's just my opinion, and we know what they say about opinions.


Bortz Auto Collection Is Prototype Heaven

On: Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 2:24PM | By: Gary P Garry


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http://bortzautocollection.com/When you research the history of the cars you love, you invariably unearth the names of important pioneers who helped push the industry forward. The names of certain brands that we have all come to know as household names were actually the names of the founders of the companies. These would include Ford, Oldsmobile, Buick, and many others.


Top Five Reasons to Buy a Classic Car

On: Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 10:05AM | By: Gary P Garry


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When you are cruising down the road, you invariably see some cool classic cars, and if you are anything like me you may feel the urge. It sure would be nice to have some options when you have a Saturday off and you want to go for a cruise.

This is natural, but then the doubts start to creep in. You come up with various reasons you shouldn't take the plunge. You may decide  it is an extravagance, and you already have transportation. The money can be better spent elsewhere, yada, yada, yada.

It's easy to tell yourself why you shouldn't have something that you want. In this post, we will look at the other side of the equation.


 

AC Frua Is Looking for a Home

On: Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 4:09PM | By: Gary P Garry


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Today, when we hear about hybrid cars we naturally think about modern energy-efficient vehicles that can run on both electricity and gasoline. However, back in the day there was a different definition of a hybrid car.


History Lives at the Pontiac-Oakland Museum

On: Thu, May 29, 2014 at 10:44AM | By: Gary P Garry


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The Oakland Motor Car Company was founded in Pontiac, Michigan by a man named Edward Murphy. Oakland started out in 1907 as an independent automotive brand, but General Motors purchased a 50-percent interest a couple of years later.


Classic Woodies Offered at Auction

On: Thu, May 22, 2014 at 4:59PM | By: Gary P Garry


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There are various different automotive body styles and materials that have come and gone over the decades. Some of the defunct styles that were once the rage have gone on to become collectible classics. One of these is the unforgettable woodie style.


Free Fun at the Nethercutt Museum

On: Thu, May 22, 2014 at 3:36PM | By: Gary P Garry


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When you see a collection of classic cars, you are looking at history in tangible form. This is one of the fantastic things about visiting a classic car museum.

There are a number of museums around the country that house truly incredible collections. At or near the top of the list is the Nethercutt Museum, located in Sylmar, California.


The Ford Mustang Gets a Little Muscle-yier

On: Wed, May 21, 2014 at 12:54PM | By: Karen Cook


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Ford has released details for the 2015 Mustang due in showrooms this fall. It costs about $1000 more than the 2014, even though it hasn't had many major changes. The outgoing model sold for $23,335 while the new one is going for $24,425. Both prices are for base models.


Hershey Happenings at the AACA Museum

On: Sat, May 17, 2014 at 7:48AM | By: Gary P Garry


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If you live on the East Coast and you want to go on a really sweet road trip, you should consider a visit to Hershey, Pennsylvania. (Sorry, but I just couldn't resist.)


I Bring You the Safety Car of the Future, Built Right Here in the U. S. of A. - in 1989!

On: Fri, May 16, 2014 at 9:44AM | By: Andrew W Davis


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I call America a nation of “Missers”—people who avoid collisions through blind luck rather than awareness and talent—NOT "Drivers". Sure, there are exceptions, but we are few and far between. It is for this and who knows how many other misguided reason(s) that the government is mandating more and more “driver aids” (aka Idiot Over-Riders) tacked onto vehicles already stuffed with them in the name of "safety".

I’ve railed—admittedly, usually to myself—that the emphasis should be on driver education, not on adding electronics that make it possible for the worst-of-the-worst to not die in solo-car accidents like they should, to, as my dad would say, "thin the herd." Pumping money into education and training helps stop collisions from occurring, while the majority of electrissical bits are there to only mitigate how damaged you'll be after the fact.

I bring this up (here, anyway) only to at least tweak your thinking on what’s safe, both for you and your pocketbook.

[Here’s a hint: If you're a Driver, you were pretty much better off before today's big push towards “active” seatbelts, airbags, Traction- and Stability Control and…]