Classic Car News » Nicole James https://news.classiccars.com Your daily dose of steel, rubber and soul Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:30:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.14 Gilmore museum bids farewell to its sports cars exhibithttps://news.classiccars.com/gilmore-museum-farewell-sports-cars-exhibit/ https://news.classiccars.com/gilmore-museum-farewell-sports-cars-exhibit/#comments Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:15:51 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102967 Read More

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The Gilmore Car Museum says “Farewell to Sports Cars” this Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. as the museum’s exhibit, the Golden Age of Sports Cars, ends. The exhibit featured two-dozen rare and sought-after cars like Janis Joplin’s 1964 Porsche 356, Nicholas Cage’s 1967 Ferrari 275/GTB 4, a 1955 Mercedes-Benz “gullwing” 300SL and a 1967 Shelby Cobra 427.

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Pick of the Day: 1950 Chrysler Town & Countryhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1950-chrysler-town-country/ https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1950-chrysler-town-country/#comments Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:05:04 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102844 Read More

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Built during a time when styling drove the industry, the Pick of the Day, a 1950 Chrysler Town & Country, comes adorned with decorative wood paneling. Despite the elegance reflected with the styling and its ties to an affluent community in Road Island, I can’t help but think of surf, sun and sand.

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Rewind: The best of Dodgehttps://news.classiccars.com/rewind-best-dodge/ https://news.classiccars.com/rewind-best-dodge/#comments Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:15:12 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102167 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.)

While searching for car commercials one thing became clear, between 1969 and 1970 Dodge certainly had some commercials worth talking about. The moral of the story: one way or another, you’re going to catch something.

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Trans-Am, Can-Am featured at inaugural Laguna Spring Classichttps://news.classiccars.com/trans-can-featured-inaugural-laguna-seca-spring-classic/ https://news.classiccars.com/trans-can-featured-inaugural-laguna-seca-spring-classic/#comments Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:35:01 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102681 Read More

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Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has added a vintage racing event to its 2017 calendar, the Spring Classic set for May 19-21. The three-day event was created to showcase racing in nine classes from several different era,s but the primary focus is on race cars from the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s.

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Gilmore Museum receives automotive patent collectionhttps://news.classiccars.com/gilmore-museum-receives-automotive-patents/ https://news.classiccars.com/gilmore-museum-receives-automotive-patents/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:15:33 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102478 Read More

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The Gilmore Car Museum in southwestern Michigan has  inherited a collection of over 396,000 automotive patents for both foreign and domestic brands. The collection represents paper duplicates of automotive-related patents from 1790 to 1999, as well as a comprehensive and searchable database.

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Prototypes, Porsches featured in Mitty Speedfesthttps://news.classiccars.com/prototypes-porsches-featured-mitty-speedfest/ https://news.classiccars.com/prototypes-porsches-featured-mitty-speedfest/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:25:37 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102378 Read More

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Prototype sports cars from the last six decades join featured-marque Porsche as headliners at the 40th annual Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty vintage races, scheduled April 20-23 at Road Atlanta.

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Pick of the Day: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Airhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1956-chevrolet-bel-air/ https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1956-chevrolet-bel-air/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:05:41 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102402 Read More

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With Spring upon us I can’t help but daydream of road trips – those perfect moments when you don’t have a care in the world, the windows are down, and your favorite song is on the radio. The Pick of the Day, a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air, looks as though it’s been patiently waiting for a drive and is sure to break some necks with its eye-catching two-tone red and white paint along with matching red wheels.

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Rewind: 1967 Chevrolet Camarohttps://news.classiccars.com/rewind-1967-chevrolet-camaro/ https://news.classiccars.com/rewind-1967-chevrolet-camaro/#comments Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:10:07 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102164 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.)

Seen dramatically erupting from a volcano, Chevrolet introduced its “fiery, new creation,” the 1967 Camaro SS, “the new car that’s something else, something never before seen in a driving machine.”

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Level 5 Motorsports heads to Auburn auctionhttps://news.classiccars.com/level-5-motorsports-heads-auburn-auction/ https://news.classiccars.com/level-5-motorsports-heads-auburn-auction/#comments Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:15:03 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102284 Read More

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Level 5 Motorsports, founded in 2006, was regarded as one of the most successful privateer teams in recent memory in sports car racing and was known to use the best of everything -– cars, drivers, equipment. Working directly with the court-appointed monitor on the upcoming sale, Auctions America is selling the entire racing team collection at no reserve during the Auburn Spring sale, May 11-13 at Indiana’s historic Auburn Auction Park.

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Desert Classic at Phoenix to feature vintage Indy carshttps://news.classiccars.com/desert-classic-phoenix-feature-vintage-indy-cars/ https://news.classiccars.com/desert-classic-phoenix-feature-vintage-indy-cars/#comments Sun, 16 Apr 2017 09:30:19 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102024 Read More

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Some of the most legendary cars in open-wheel racing history will be displayed, both on and off the track, as part of the Vintage Desert Classic, an added feature to the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix weekend April 28-29.

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What will be the fate of this Fast and Furious car at auction?https://news.classiccars.com/will-fate-fast-furious-car-auction/ https://news.classiccars.com/will-fate-fast-furious-car-auction/#comments Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:25:51 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102012 Read More

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The Fate of the Furious, the eighth movie in the Fast and Furious series, opens this weekend in theaters across the country. And just a week later, fans of the films will be able to bid on a screen-used car from the movies during the three-day Spring Carlisle auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Fort Lauderdale Auto Museum opens in South Florida ‘Xtreme Action Park’https://news.classiccars.com/fort-lauderdale-auto-museum-opens-south-florida-xtreme-action-park/ https://news.classiccars.com/fort-lauderdale-auto-museum-opens-south-florida-xtreme-action-park/#comments Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:15:45 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102135 Read More

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The Fort Lauderdale Auto Museum has opened its doors within Xtreme Action Park, an indoor entertainment complex in South Florida. The museum is the third created by real estate developer Michael Dezer. each composed of vehicles from his personal collection, which is estimated at 1,600 cars housed between Ft Lauderdale, Miami and Las Vegas.

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Shomad, Mulholland Speedster earn spots in GoodGuys Top 12https://news.classiccars.com/shomad-mulholland-speedster-earn-spots-goodguys-top-12/ https://news.classiccars.com/shomad-mulholland-speedster-earn-spots-goodguys-top-12/#comments Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:10:22 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102040 Read More

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“Shomad,” a 1957 Chevy Nomad station wagon, built by A&M Deluxe Customs in Oregon, was awarded Goodguys 2017 Street Rod Headquarters Custom of the Year in Pleasanton, California — a first for the builder and owner, Ron Maier — while Bruce Wanta’s “Mulholland Speedster” captured the 2017 Goodguys/March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance award in Del Mar, also securing a spot in the Top 12.

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Pick of the Day: 1965 Ford Mustanghttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1965-ford-mustang/ https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1965-ford-mustang/#comments Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:05:10 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102052 Read More

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April is always a fun month for Mustang enthusiasts because of its celebrated debut in 1964 on April 17. The car became increasingly popular due to its significant impacts on popular culture, one being “Eleanor” from the 2000 version of Gone In 60 Seconds.

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Rewind: The unexpected 1964 Ford Mustang, coming April 17https://news.classiccars.com/rewind-unexpected-1964-ford-mustang-coming-april-17/ https://news.classiccars.com/rewind-unexpected-1964-ford-mustang-coming-april-17/#comments Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:10:39 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=102036 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 1964, Ford debuted the Mustang, a car for those who “want stick-shift action and room for four,” that was “designed to be designed by you.”

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Barn-find expert to visit Studebaker museumhttps://news.classiccars.com/barn-find-expert-to-visit-studebaker-museum/ https://news.classiccars.com/barn-find-expert-to-visit-studebaker-museum/#comments Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:15:24 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=101821 Read More

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Automotive historian and author Tom Cotter will be at the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, Indiana, on April 13 in conjunction with the museum’s “hoods open” event.

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Early unrestored Mustangs highlight Allentown museum exhibithttps://news.classiccars.com/early-unrestored-mustangs-highlight-allentown-museum-exhibit/ https://news.classiccars.com/early-unrestored-mustangs-highlight-allentown-museum-exhibit/#comments Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:35:23 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=101747 Read More

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The Ford Mustang marked the dawn of a new era in the American automobile business, creating not only a new niche but a new mind-set that would become an indelible part of American life. Mustang was “fast, fun and affordable,” and quickly became a public sensation.

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Pick of the Day: 1965 Chevrolet C/K 10https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1965-chevrolet-ck-10/ https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1965-chevrolet-ck-10/#comments Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:05:26 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=101775 Read More

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In 1996 Lambrecht Chevrolet in Pierce, Nebraska closed its doors after 50 years. The namesake owner, Ray Lambrecht, was better known for the cars he kept rather than the ones he sold.

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Rewind: 1955 Hudson Hornet TV commercialhttps://news.classiccars.com/rewind-1955-hudson-hornet-tv-commercial/ https://news.classiccars.com/rewind-1955-hudson-hornet-tv-commercial/#comments Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:15:40 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=101621 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.)

What makes Hudson better than other cars? Donald Duck explains it’s the deeper and wider coil springs because they provided passengers with a smoother ride.

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Classics to Concepts: AutoCon Los Angeles 2017 has it allhttps://news.classiccars.com/classics-concepts-autocon-los-angeles-2017/ https://news.classiccars.com/classics-concepts-autocon-los-angeles-2017/#comments Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:35:20 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=100950 Read More

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What started as a parking lot car meet in Southern California to strengthen the automotive connection through the celebration of life, individuality and community has become a full show series with events held around the country where extraordinary vehicle builds are debuted, product launches happen, news is announced, and the future is introduced.

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Owls Head to restore Fokker, sets model Festival & Kite Weekhttps://news.classiccars.com/owls-head-restore-fokker-sets-model-festival-kite-week/ https://news.classiccars.com/owls-head-restore-fokker-sets-model-festival-kite-week/#comments Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:15:24 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=101187 Read More

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The Owls Head Transportation Museum in Maine has achieved its goal of raising $50,000 to restore its Red Barron Fokker aircraft.

The museum is scheduled to host its annual Midcoast Model Festival, April 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Kit Week, April 17-21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily.

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Super Chevy tour returns with additional cities for 2017https://news.classiccars.com/super-chevy-tour-returns-additional-cities-2017/ https://news.classiccars.com/super-chevy-tour-returns-additional-cities-2017/#comments Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:10:11 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=101007 Read More

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The 31st annual Super Chevy Show tour kicks off April 7 in Memphis, Tennessee, and visits seven additional sites through a season that concludes October 14 at Tucson, Arizona. Organized by the magazine and website, Super Chevy, organizers said demand led to the addition of more cities to its annual schedule of events.

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Pick of the Day: 1970 Dodge Charger R/Thttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1970-dodge-charger-rt/ https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1970-dodge-charger-rt/#comments Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:05:55 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=101134 Read More

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The Fate of the Furious will be released on April 14, the eighth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise. As anticipations builds to find out why it appears from the movie trailer that Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel, has sided against his family, we are reminded of the key moments and memories shown since the original film made its debut 15 years ago.

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Rewind: The best car commercials of the ’80shttps://news.classiccars.com/rewind-best-car-commercials-80s/ https://news.classiccars.com/rewind-best-car-commercials-80s/#comments Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:10:02 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=101053 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.)

After seeing car commercials created during the 1980s, it’s become apparent that it was a glorious decade full of colors, digital music, space and arcade themes. It was impossible to pick just one, so here are three top-notch ‘80s commercials:

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Vintage off-roading: It’s here, and to stayhttps://news.classiccars.com/vintage-off-roading-stay/ https://news.classiccars.com/vintage-off-roading-stay/#comments Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:44:29 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=100713 Read More

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When wanderlust takes us through the mountains, mud, water, or simply on the road less traveled, the best off-road vehicles to use are those that were built when capability mattered more than connectivity.

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