2012 Archived Articles

1941 Willys: Star Hot Rod the 2nd Time Around

A longtime favorite of drag racers, the Willys has graced the cover of many hot rod magazines. The Willys coupe was one of the most recognized cars on race day, and the one everybody wanted to beat.  Read More.

Classic Car Language 101: Understanding Automotive Lingo

“Car people” seem to have their own language, and understanding them may require an interpreter. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some car terms to get you started to understanding automotive lingo.  Read More.

Vintage Steam, Electric, and Gas Cars at the Turn of the Century

At the turn of the century, three car power sources were being considered: steam, gas, and electric. Each had their own advantages, but ultimately gas was the power source of choice. Interestingly, today electric cars are making a comeback, but there’s a way to go before they catch up.  Read More.

The best Car I Ever Owned

My Mach 1 Mustang has been, and will always be, my dream car. It holds a lifetime of memories, and after 42 years, I can still say, “It is the best car I’ve ever owned.”  Read More.

Tucker Wins Big at Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona

The Barrett-Jackson car auction, held at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona, was packed with bidders and spectators Saturday night as a field of dream cars took center stage. Many of the cars, such as the Corvettes and Shelbys, sold well into the six figures.  Read More.

Burnout Contests: Crowds Love a Good Blowout

If you’re a thrill seeker who wants to prove you’re the best at burning rubber, a burnout contest may be just the challenge you’ve been looking for. The more noise and smoke you create the better, and if you keep going until you blow, you may get a standing ovation.  Read More.

Hershey’s Fall Festival of Classic Cars

The sweet smell of chocolate — that’s usually what you’ll first notice when visiting Hershey, Pennsylvania. But, in early October, the main attraction will be the throngs of classic cars that converge in this small town, otherwise known as Chocolatetown, USA.  Read More.

The Blue Ridge Parkway: One of America’s Best Drives

The Blue Ridge Parkway, which has been called “America’s Favorite Drive,” welcomes over 15 million visitors each year. Carved through the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina, the Parkway extends from the Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains.  Read More.