Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Up for Auction - 1948 Tucker

The Gooding & Company 2011 Scottsdale Auction will be held January 21-22 at the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale, Arizona.

1948 Tucker photo courtesy of Gooding & Company

Up for auction is a 1948 Tucker, No. 1010 - Believed to have disappeared many years ago, Tucker Serial No.1010 re-emerged after more than 50 years spent tucked away in a private barn. Originally delivered to its first owner in Waltz Blue, this 1948 Tucker is spectacular in its near-original, unrestored condition, having traveled only 10,000 miles since new. It is believed that this car raced at Bonneville in the early 1950s, achieving an impressive top speed of 134 mph while defying the harsh elements of the Salt Flats. An exciting discovery for collectors around the world, this car is expected to bring in excess of $1 Million at the auction.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

How to Win a Shelby Mustang

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

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Photos of American Classic Cars

1968 Pontiac GTO Convertible

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. – 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

How Long Have You Owned Your Classic Car?

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 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 Restoration! Is It Worth Restoring Dads Car?

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.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Classic Car Data

As a classic car enthusiast, you can never have too many reference books, diagrams, manuals, build sheets and so on for a project or collection. There are a variety of websites out there geared towards classic car lovers that offer an array of information. Thanks to you can find technical data for just about every classic car from the early 1900s on all in one location.

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

Great Father's Day Gift Idea - Classic Car T-Shirt

As a father, and a classic car enthusiast, you can never have too many t-shirts displaying your favorite passion. Recently I ran across a great t-shirt for sale on

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 know what to get me!!