Comments for Classic Car News https://news.classiccars.com Your daily dose of steel, rubber and soul Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:49:06 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.15 Comment on ‘Cars That Made America’ opens History channel’s Car Week by Mark Philliphttps://news.classiccars.com/cars-made-america-opens-history-channels-car-week/#comment-5664 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:49:06 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=110938#comment-5664 “Cars That Made America” is a waste of a car buff’s time. Additionally, the program is an exercise in bad story telling. The dramatizations are full of lame, badly written dialog. The sets used over and over make little sense within the context of the evolving story (read “cheap-o production values”), then the interviewed experts add detail that often contradicts the script of the preceding dramatization. For those of us that value the history of the American automobile, the ultimate insult to our intelligence is when specific cars are misidentified. The producers must think the average History Channel viewer has the attention span of three year old in that after every commercial break the sour-voiced announcer spends the opening minutes of the next segment repeating what was said in the prior segment. What you end up with is a tedious, frequently inaccurate 50 minutes worth of content spread over 3 hours. For car people, automotive history is interesting on it’s own without having to add phony drama as a distraction. The phrase “all hype and no substance” certainly applies to this poorly researched yawn.

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Comment on ‘Cars That Made America’ opens History channel’s Car Week by Alhttps://news.classiccars.com/cars-made-america-opens-history-channels-car-week/#comment-5663 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:38:13 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=110938#comment-5663 I was excited when I heard about this program, but then it was a let down. The focus was mostly on the US Big 3 and narrow at that. Harley Earl was never mentioned, and I am sure there are many others of note that did not make the cut. They spent a lot of time rehashing what was already covered.

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1951 Ford F1 pickup truck by Chevrolet Spark duohttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1951-ford-f1-pickup-truck/#comment-5662 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:00:03 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=111186#comment-5662 Very interesting and informative post. Thanks.

Thank you I Have learnt a lot

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Comment on Nothing mythological about this car but its name by Nmshttps://news.classiccars.com/nothing-mythological-car-name/#comment-5661 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:31:31 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=111934#comment-5661 Daedalu! What a beautiful design, a classic already. I see features from so many of the classic 1950 car designs here, such as Allard, Jaguar, AM, AC, and Triumph. Mr Hall certainly deserves to be present at this event. It is a testament to his imagination, resourcefulness and ability. A beautiful car in classic colours.

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Comment on Originality showcased at Misselwood Concours by Andy Starrhttps://news.classiccars.com/originality-showcased-misselwood-concours/#comment-5660 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:56:48 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=110424#comment-5660 Andy nice article, I owned the Buick Riviera GS, please note it is a 1965, that is both the 1st year for the Riviera GS, only year that had the retractable clam shell headlight.

If possible, please email me the great photo your took!

Thanks, Col Andy Starr (USMC Ret)

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo by Stephen BETTENCOURThttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1972-chevrolet-monte-carlo-2/#comment-5659 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:55:59 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=106838#comment-5659 Hope car is available for me to buy !

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Comment on Prancing Ponies make their Monterey debut by Dia Riandahttps://news.classiccars.com/prancing-ponies-make-monterey-debut/#comment-5656 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:07:59 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=111747#comment-5656 This was an incredible cause to support. I enjoyed bringing my car to the show. I met many inspiring women and made new friends. Women can play with and work on cars too.

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Comment on Lost and Found: The ‘King of Rock-n-Roll’s BMW by Alweejahttps://news.classiccars.com/lost-found-king-rock-n-rolls-bmw/#comment-5655 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:13:04 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=82505#comment-5655 Sweet ride…..nice find

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1951 Ford F1 pickup truck by Ford Transithttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1951-ford-f1-pickup-truck/#comment-5651 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:22:10 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=111186#comment-5651 like old man … i love pickup

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Comment on Rally cars featured at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival auction by Bob Golfenhttps://news.classiccars.com/rally-cars-featured-bonhams-goodwood-revival-auction/#comment-5648 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:59:28 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=111361#comment-5648 Thanks. That was a typo. Fixed now

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Comment on Rally cars featured at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival auction by Motor Vehicle Appraisal Servicehttps://news.classiccars.com/rally-cars-featured-bonhams-goodwood-revival-auction/#comment-5647 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:40:36 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=111361#comment-5647 The Ford Galaxie 500 in your article is a 1963 model, not a 1953. Ford did not have a Galaxie in 1953.

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Comment on Victoria’s Secret owner finally gets his $18.3 million Ferrari by Dave Sheehyhttps://news.classiccars.com/victorias-secret-owner-finally-gets-18-3-million-ferrari/#comment-5646 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:54:19 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=71550#comment-5646 I had a friend, who is now deceased, that had the whole saga written down and I believe he even gave testimony in the legal proceedings. I’ll check, but I think another friend has the records and it would indeed make a great book and/or movie. Karl Kleve was a Howard Hughes kind of character and even worked on the Manhatten Project. He used to come to our concours in Ault Park dressed like a hobo with unkept hair and a beard using a golf putter as a cane. The 375 was stolen out of the field or woods and a tree had to be cut out of the engine bay. It probably took days to steal it as other rotting cars had to be winched out of the way in order to get the 4.9 out. Karl had a lot of property on the west side of Cincinnati and several of his warehouses were condemned. A group of local auto enthusiasts tried to rescue what they could including the uniquely shaped gas tank from the 375. Karl also had a couple of Bugatti Royale engines that had never been put in cars but were utilized to power self propelled railroad cars in France. The 375 Plus was well known locally and there is no question that it was stolen and that Jacques Swaters was probably well aware of this fact too. Again, an entire book could be written about Karl Kleve, the man, and his famous Ferrari.

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Comment on ‘Cars That Made America’ opens History channel’s Car Week by RICK YOUNGhttps://news.classiccars.com/cars-made-america-opens-history-channels-car-week/#comment-5645 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:28:01 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=110938#comment-5645 What a joke! John Deloreon driving a 63 Buick Lesabre in the movie? He would never drive anything but a Pontiac at that time period. How many other gaffs were there

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Comment on ‘Cars That Made America’ opens History channel’s Car Week by Carolhttps://news.classiccars.com/cars-made-america-opens-history-channels-car-week/#comment-5643 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:43:31 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=110938#comment-5643 Loved the scenes with John Deorlean and his car!

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Comment on Victoria’s Secret owner finally gets his $18.3 million Ferrari by xphttps://news.classiccars.com/victorias-secret-owner-finally-gets-18-3-million-ferrari/#comment-5642 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:34:42 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=71550#comment-5642 It was not in a field, it was in a heavily wooded segment of the property that was inaccessible being cut off because of highways having been built through the property and it was not a bush it was a tree of substantial size growing up through the middle of the engine compartment. I heard there was an old wooden boat on the property with a Ferrari engine in it where the motor probably went as I heard from the story.

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Comment on No drama in Andy’s cross-country drive in 33-year-old Porsche by Mark Rutterhttps://news.classiccars.com/no-drama-andys-cross-country-drive-33-year-old-porsche/#comment-5641 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:29:57 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=111389#comment-5641 Great story Not only if you are a 944 owner but also if you have dreamed of a long distance drive in your favorite auto.I think it would be a great tv series on “velocity” with a few guys taking long distance trips with their vintage sports cars…..the trials and tribulations of the drive….say a Rocky Mountain tour…..
And some side adventures with beautiful women and ugly highway patrolman….
Nonetheless , I loved the idea and execution of a modern day adventure with a classic car

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Comment on No drama in Andy’s cross-country drive in 33-year-old Porsche by Loren fairbankshttps://news.classiccars.com/no-drama-andys-cross-country-drive-33-year-old-porsche/#comment-5640 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:52:40 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=111389#comment-5640 Sounds like a great trip….. good friends, good food, beautiful landscape and fun places to stay….. its everything a trip should be.

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Comment on My Classic Car: Mom and Gregory’s 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo by Maryhttps://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-mom-gregorys-1972-chevrolet-monte-carlo/#comment-5638 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:51:47 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=83900#comment-5638 We’ve had our 72 Monte for 24 years. She’s completely original including the paint with 77,000 miles. We’ve won many trophies with this car. We would never dream of selling our Monte.

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Comment on Ferrari loses rights to Testarossa name in Germany by Fredhttps://news.classiccars.com/ferrari-loses-rights-testarossa-brand-germany/#comment-5637 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:41:38 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=111018#comment-5637 What is happening in this world!? There’s no more values and anything with most young people being selfish selfish and just thinking of what they think and not what is right. There’s no more class and many young people have no more self built or inherited character. Respect people who come through with a great product and name it the way they want. Not to have other people steal the name iit’s very low character. Next person probably will be Henry Ford for naming his great product after his last name and have people say Ford stands for fix or repair daily.Grow up entitlement generation have respect for things people and other things in life that are much richer than money alone.

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1951 Ford F1 pickup truck by Bob Golfenhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1951-ford-f1-pickup-truck/#comment-5636 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:35:41 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=111186#comment-5636 Please click on the link to the ad at the end of the article. That will take you to the ad and contact information

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1951 Ford F1 pickup truck by Rey Navarro Ghttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1951-ford-f1-pickup-truck/#comment-5634 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:35:34 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=111186#comment-5634 I would like to communicate with the Dealer, need the Phone #
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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow by Tom Murallohttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1976-rolls-royce-silver-shadow/#comment-5633 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:31:21 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=96331#comment-5633 if the 1976 rolls Royce silver shadow is still on the market, i will make a offer of $3o thousand.

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain (and trailer) by William Yeltonhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1951-pontiac-chieftain-trailer/#comment-5632 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:42:39 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=109073#comment-5632 I have a 1953 Pontac Chieftain sitting in my barn now. The car is all original one-owner car. Everything is original and only has 45,000 original miles. It ha a straight 8 with an automatic transmission. (6 volt system). Original paint as well.

I need to determine what it would take to get the car ready to drive on the road or sell the car.

Any thoughts? Any suggestions are appreciated.

William Yelton
williamyelton@aol.com

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Comment on My Classic Car: Mark’s 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 40 by Jerry Eddshttps://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-marks-1962-chevrolet-impala-ss-40/#comment-5631 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:49:11 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=24495#comment-5631 Mark I had a 63 Impala conv.327 I wish I still had it. I bought it new. I was 19 working in a gas station. I have a lot of fond memories.I wish I could afford to buy one now but with a 409 4 speed

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Comment on Ferrari loses rights to Testarossa name in Germany by Walthttps://news.classiccars.com/ferrari-loses-rights-testarossa-brand-germany/#comment-5628 Sat, 12 Aug 2017 17:12:12 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=111018#comment-5628 Hard to believe this happened, but Germany is such a mess now. What would happen if someone in Italy challenged Carrera? Obviously Porsche has not abandoned that nameplate. Hope Ferrari’s appeal will prevail

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