Classic Car News » Nicole James https://news.classiccars.com Your daily dose of steel, rubber and soul Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:09:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.15 Museums: McLaren featured at museums here and abroadhttps://news.classiccars.com/museums-mclaren-featured-museums-abroad/ https://news.classiccars.com/museums-mclaren-featured-museums-abroad/#comments Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:15:46 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=107547 Read More

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The Petersen Automotive Museum holds a movie night Saturday that will act as the exclusive L.A. premiere of McLaren, the movie that recounts Bruce McLaren’s life from his from humble beginnings at his father’s auto shop in Auckland, New Zealand, to revolutionizing Formula One racing, becoming the youngest driver to win a Grand Prix until his untimely death at 32 in a racing accident.

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Pick of the Day: 1969 Pontiac Firebird HOhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1969-pontiac-firebird-ho/ https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1969-pontiac-firebird-ho/#comments Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:05:41 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=107429 Read More

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When you think about muscle cars and pony cars of the late 1960s, a 1969 Pontiac Firebird such as the Pick of the Day is not always one of the first cars that comes to mind, despite sharing its F-body platform with the very-popular Camaro. Listed on ClassicCars.com, this particular Firebird embodies the swagger that makes cars of this era still relevant and sought after today.

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Museums: Father’s Day weekend festivities — and morehttps://news.classiccars.com/museums-fathers-day-weekend-festivities/ https://news.classiccars.com/museums-fathers-day-weekend-festivities/#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:15:07 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=107083 Read More

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Car museums are celebrating the Father’s Day weekend with a long list of events, including:

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Pick of the Day: 1959 Chevrolet Corvettehttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1959-chevrolet-corvette/ https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1959-chevrolet-corvette/#comments Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:05:03 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=106787 Read More

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I’ve always thought of the first-generation Corvettes as cool cars, although they are not exactly go-to favorites. I do appreciate their distinctive yet simple style and their performance capabilities.

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Vintage racing: Goodwood looks back, but also to the futurehttps://news.classiccars.com/vintage-racing-goodwood-looks-back-also-future/ https://news.classiccars.com/vintage-racing-goodwood-looks-back-also-future/#comments Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:25:02 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=106663 Read More

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates its 25th year with a theme of “Perks of Performance – Motorsports game-changers” on June 29-July 2 in England. Since it first ran in 1993, the event allows enthusiasts to get up close and personal with motorsports legends, favorite cars, and also catch a glimpse of new cars.

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Museums: Gearing up for Father’s Day activitieshttps://news.classiccars.com/museums-gearing-fathers-day-activities/ https://news.classiccars.com/museums-gearing-fathers-day-activities/#comments Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:15:48 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=106367 Read More

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Father’s Day at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles includes the opportunity to take a family photo inside a classic Petersen vehicle, to explore engines with ‘Hoods Up’ on select vehicles, and a visit to the Discovery Center where the little ones can create a trophy for Dad. Drago, the museums’ restaurant, will have a Father’s Day lunch on the Petersen’s rooftop penthouse with a special menu as well.

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Japanese car show July 1 at Doningtonhttps://news.classiccars.com/japanese-car-show-july-1-donington/ https://news.classiccars.com/japanese-car-show-july-1-donington/#comments Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:10:33 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=106157 Read More

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Alongside the Fast Car Festival, a second “Japfest” event is planned for July 1 after the first such show at Silverstone, England drew over 20,000 attendees, making it the largest celebration of Japanese cars and culture in Europe.

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Pick of the Day: 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-Rhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1989-nissan-skyline-gt-r/ https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1989-nissan-skyline-gt-r/#comments Thu, 08 Jun 2017 09:05:57 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=106321 Read More

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Nissan recently announced that NISMO, the automaker’s nameplate for its motorsports division and all things performance oriented, is set to launch the “Heritage Parts” program to provide support for Nissan performance models.

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53rd annual LA Roadster show heads to Pomonahttps://news.classiccars.com/53rd-annual-la-roadster-show-heads-pomona/ https://news.classiccars.com/53rd-annual-la-roadster-show-heads-pomona/#comments Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:10:00 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=106142 Read More

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For the 53rd year, the LA Roadsters Car Club holds its annual show at the Pomona Fairplex on June 17-18. The club has grown to be one of Southern California’s most dedicated and historic car clubs and — with over 800 cars showing — attracts the largest gathering of pre-1936 hot rods and roadsters in the world.

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Family’s pet pony turned into pony car collectionhttps://news.classiccars.com/familys-pet-pony-turned-pony-car-collection/ https://news.classiccars.com/familys-pet-pony-turned-pony-car-collection/#comments Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:50:40 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=106002 Read More

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Daniel Speed remembers the moment his dad, the late Gilbert Speed, traded the family’s real-life pony for a 1965 Ford Mustang: “One Saturday, Dad said, ‘If you guys won’t ride him, I know what I’ll do with him,’ then he came back with that car.”

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Museums schedule their Father’s Day festivitieshttps://news.classiccars.com/museums-schedule-fathers-day-festivities/ https://news.classiccars.com/museums-schedule-fathers-day-festivities/#comments Fri, 02 Jun 2017 09:10:39 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=105936 Read More

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The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, will host a Classic Car Meet-up Saturday, June 17 at 9:30 a.m. All makes and models are welcome and car show entrance is included in museum admission.

Father’s Day at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will be held June 18 and includes the opportunity to take a family photo inside a classic Petersen vehicle, to explore engines with Hoods Up on select vehicles, and to visit the Discovery Center, where the little ones can create a trophy for Dad.

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Ferrari museum expands, opens new exhibitshttps://news.classiccars.com/ferrari-museum-expands-opens-new-exhibits/ https://news.classiccars.com/ferrari-museum-expands-opens-new-exhibits/#comments Thu, 01 Jun 2017 09:35:41 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=105804 Read More

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The Ferrari Museum of Maranello enjoyed record audience in 2016 and has expanded its halls, in the process opening two new exhibits — “Under the Skin” and “Infinite Red” as part of the celebration of Ferrari’s 70th anniversary.

A new wing at the museum connects to the main building via a continuous glass facade. Additionally, an events room has been created that can host up to 250 people. Also new are a refreshments area and a Ferrari Store.

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Pick of the Day: 1965 Superformance Daytonahttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1965-superformance-daytona/ https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1965-superformance-daytona/#comments Thu, 01 Jun 2017 09:05:41 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=105775 Read More

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Without a doubt, the Shelby Daytona Coupe is my absolute favorite car ever. The car was created specifically for racing between 1964 and 1965 with the intention of going head-to-head with Ferrari and its 250 GTO in the GT class.

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Rewind: Volkswagen Bughttps://news.classiccars.com/rewind-volkswagen-bug/ https://news.classiccars.com/rewind-volkswagen-bug/#comments Wed, 31 May 2017 09:10:09 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102207 Read More

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(Editor’s note: Vintage television commercials can be as classic as the cars they promoted back in the day. This is one in an ongoing series of such vintage car commercials we’ve found on YouTube.)

Airing sometime in the ‘60s or perhaps even into the ‘70s, Volkswagen’s debut a commercial for the Bug proclaiming that car was so airtight you couldn’t close the door, but rather had to push it shut.

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Flavor of LA: TV Motion Picture Car Club showhttps://news.classiccars.com/flavor-la-tv-motion-picture-car-club-show/ https://news.classiccars.com/flavor-la-tv-motion-picture-car-club-show/#comments Sat, 27 May 2017 09:15:54 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=105474 Read More

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At the intersection of Gunsmoke Avenue and Gilligan’s Island Road within the CBS Studios, the Television Motion Picture Car Club held its 8th annual car show. This year the show was staged with the Studio City Chamber of Commerce and became a joint event with Flavor of LA –- Food, Cars, Libations.

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Memorial day weekend at museums and car showshttps://news.classiccars.com/memorial-day-weekend-museums-car-shows/ https://news.classiccars.com/memorial-day-weekend-museums-car-shows/#comments Fri, 26 May 2017 09:20:56 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=105296 Read More

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On Monday, May 29, the California Automobile Museum holds the 8th Annual Vettes & Vets and American Muscle Car Show. The show is free to the public and honors servicemen and women while paying tribute to the Corvettes and American-made muscle cars.

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Shelby American debuts wide body Mustang concepthttps://news.classiccars.com/shelby-american-debuts-wide-body-mustang-concept/ https://news.classiccars.com/shelby-american-debuts-wide-body-mustang-concept/#comments Fri, 26 May 2017 09:15:48 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=105301 Read More

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For the first time in over a decade, Shelby American has premiered a new concept vehicle –- the wide body Ford Mustang. The concept, unveiled last weekend at the 5th annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show in the Los Angeles area, was built on the 50th Anniversary Shelby Super Snake that was revealed in January during Scottsdale Auction Week.

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Pick of the Day: 1972 Ford Broncohttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1972-ford-bronco-2/ https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1972-ford-bronco-2/#comments Thu, 25 May 2017 09:05:43 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=105242 Read More

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As enthusiasts anticipate the debut of the new Ford Bronco, interest in early models continues to build. From the factory, the Bronco is a pretty fun machine, but when you swap in a 5.0-liter Coyote, it’s taken to an entirely new level of fun and is one of the driving forces behind what made this the Pick of the Day.

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23rd annual Hot Rod Power Tour starts June 10https://news.classiccars.com/23rd-annual-hot-rod-power-tour-starts-june-10/ https://news.classiccars.com/23rd-annual-hot-rod-power-tour-starts-june-10/#comments Wed, 24 May 2017 09:15:37 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=105159 Read More

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The annual Hot Rod Power Tour returns for its 23rd year starting June 10 and over its seven-day run will includes over 6,000 participants visiting seven cities.

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Rewind: 1960 Ford Falconhttps://news.classiccars.com/rewind-1960-ford-falcon/ https://news.classiccars.com/rewind-1960-ford-falcon/#comments Wed, 24 May 2017 09:10:30 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102204 Read More

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(Editor’s note: Vintage television commercials can be as classic as the cars they promoted back in the day. This is one in an ongoing series of such vintage car commercials we’ve found on YouTube.)

‘Is this a commercial?” Linus, a character from the Peanuts comic strip, asks in a two-minute animated TV commercial voiced by Paul Frees, also featuring Charlie Brown and Lucy, who learn about Americas best-selling compact car, the 1960 Ford Falcon.

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Dream of a lifetime fulfilled: A visit to Jay Leno’s garagehttps://news.classiccars.com/dream-lifetime-fulfilled-visit-jay-lenos-garage/ https://news.classiccars.com/dream-lifetime-fulfilled-visit-jay-lenos-garage/#comments Sat, 20 May 2017 09:10:43 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=104744 Read More

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For as long as I can remember, I have said, “I want a car collection like Jay Leno’s.” This response typically came after listing dozens of cars I’d declared as my all-time, must-have favorites that really, one could only dream of owning.

Well, unless you were Jay Leno.

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Museums hold car shows near youhttps://news.classiccars.com/museums-hold-car-shows-near/ https://news.classiccars.com/museums-hold-car-shows-near/#comments Fri, 19 May 2017 09:15:27 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=104734 Read More

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The Auburn Cord Duesenberg museum’s next Cars and Coffee cruise-in is May 20. America on Wheels stages its VW Fest on May 20, with a show open to all Volkswagens, whether air- or water-cooled.  The annual Corvette Homecoming and Chevrolet International car show at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is June 1-3.

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Pick of the Day: 1960 Ford Thunderbirdhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1960-ford-thunderbird/ https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1960-ford-thunderbird/#comments Thu, 18 May 2017 09:05:52 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=104696 Read More

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The first-generation two-seat Ford Thunderbird is always a favorite among classic and collector car owners, which sometimes leaves the second generation largely overlooked. I’ve recently taken notice of them and can’t get over the funky futuristic styling, most notably the taillights.

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Rewind: It’s Cheap and Ugly, the 1968 Subaru 360https://news.classiccars.com/rewind-cheap-ugly-1968-subaru-360/ https://news.classiccars.com/rewind-cheap-ugly-1968-subaru-360/#comments Wed, 17 May 2017 09:10:03 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102198 Read More

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(Editor’s note: Vintage television commercials can be as classic as the cars they promoted back in the day. This is one in an ongoing series of such vintage car commercials we’ve found on YouTube.)

In 1968, Subaru of America was formed and with it came the little Subaru 360. Of course, because it was “cheap and ugly,” the “little Subaru” was featured in a series of ads highlighting its features — 66 miles per gallon, port of entry cost of $1,297, easy to fix and maintain, and the little Subaru can go everywhere a big car can and places it can’t.

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Exploring Route 66 with my Dadhttps://news.classiccars.com/exploring-route-66-with-my-dad/ https://news.classiccars.com/exploring-route-66-with-my-dad/#comments Sun, 14 May 2017 09:15:45 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=104172 Read More

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Many Americans in search of a better life have looked toward Los Angeles, where dreams could be achieved and stars were born. Route 66 was the primary road for those heading to the promise of Southern California and its lifestyle. The road served as a pathway of hope for much of the 20th century.

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