Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Fans of muscle cars will have the opportunity of a lifetime to own a piece of Shelby history in June 2011 when the Carroll Shelby Foundation announces the winner of its 2011 “Win-A-Shelby” raffle. One raffle participant will take home the prototype number three 2011 Shelby GT350, owned by the legend himself. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation, established by automotive icon Carroll Shelby to provide financial support for children battling life-threatening illnesses and to promote continuing education.
For a ticket price of $25, or $100 for five tickets, participants can place their name in the drawing. The winner will be announced in June 2011 at the 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Orange County Auction at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Carroll Shelby Foundation. For more information, please visit www.winashelby.org.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
If you have a special interest in American Classic Cars like I do, there are countless websites that feature American Classic Car photos for you to enjoy. Here are just a few in my top list of favorites.
AdClassix – Vintage ads offer a fascinating glimpse of history and represent the archival documents of our society.
OldRide.com – Enjoy a combination of photos on their site; from galleries dedicated to photo snapshots of rusty American Classic Cars, to an expansive Classifieds section with thousands of American Classic Cars for sale, and a library of information about American Classic Cars.
TOCMP - There you'll find original car manuals for old cars and classic cars. Browse hundreds of old car brochures using user-friendly interface.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Mr. Allen Swift of Springfield, MA. received a 1928 Rolls-Royce Picadilly P1 Roadster from his father, brand new - as a graduation gift in 1928. He drove it up until his death last year.....at the age of 102 !!! He was the oldest living owner of a car from new. Just thought you'd like to see it. He donated it to a Springfield museum after his death. It has 170,000 miles on it, still runs like a Swiss watch, dead silent at any speed and is in perfect cosmetic condition. (82 years) ...That's approximately 2000 miles per year!
Friday, August 6, 2010
Classic car lovers know that restoring classic cars is not considered a labored, dull and enjoy less work! Quite the contrary, it is a hobby that one can take pleasure in while preserving a piece of automobile history and making a bit of money on that same fun!
I do know a couple of guys that all they do is scrounge the market for classic cars that are thirty or more years old, give it good restoration where necessary and sell them off for a profit!Yep! Money can be made with classic cars, but you have to be a classic car enthusiast and know how to do most of the work yourself! You can get someone professional to restore your classic car, but that will come out very expensive.
Yourself, as a classic car enthusiast will get more pleasure if you restore it on your own.
Friday, July 23, 2010
The OldRide Library covers everything from AMC to Zephyr with such basic information such as production numbers, VIN decoding, original price, engines and transmissions to paint chips and axle ratios.
The library continues to accrue more and more information over time with specific information geared towards individual makes and models, such as the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air or 1969 Pontiac GTO.
So if you have a classic car and you're looking for a bit more information and don't know where to turn, visit the OldRide Library.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
It has a nice retro design of a classic Merc and it is fairly inexpensive for such a great graphic, and the best part is...they offer FREE SHIPPING!
So kids, or honey...if your reading this...you know what to get me!!