2013 Archived Articles

1963 Corvette Sting Ray Split Window Coupe

For nine years after its introduction in 1953, the Corvette evolved from a relatively mild-mannered two seater, 6-cyclinder sports car to a serious performance machine on and off the track. Then, in 1963 the second generation Corvette, the C2, made a giant leap forward with the new Sting Ray design.  Read More.

Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance

The 12th Annual Concours d’Elegance, which is held every fall on Hilton Head Island. This year’s Concours had a stellar lineup, including some special classes that were sure to be make you smile — a large display of beautifully-crafted wooden motor boats, a contingency of Micro Cars, and group of “Life is a Beach” cars.  Read More.

5 Eye-Catching Cars

What better way to go to one of the many summertime cruise ins than in a car that reflects the carefree feeling of the season. Here are five of my eye-catching picks for cruisin’ the endless days of summer.  Read More.

The Frog Follies: Street Rods and Jumping Frogs

The Frog Follies is a three-day event sponsored by the Evansville, IN Iron Street Rod Club. Beginning in 1975 with less than 50 car registrants, it has grown to an average of 4000 — the largest pre-’49 Street Rod event in the world.  Read More.

Cars That Left the Showroom Too Soon

My favorite discontinued cars are often based more on emotion than logic, but I can’t help wondering: what were they thinking? Here are five cool cars that left the showroom too soon.  Read More.

Classic Tunes for Your Road Trip

Nothing can pass the time better than listening to music while on the road. Here are some of the classic groups that you shouldn’t leave behind when you go on your next vacation.  Read More.

Hurst Hemi Under Glass

Hurst Hemi Under Glass is the name given to a series of exhibition drag racing cars campaigned by Hurst Performance between 1965 and 1975. Featuring the legendary Chrysler Hemi engine mounted over the rear axle, the light front end lifted, enabling the cars to run “wheelies” the full length of the drag strip.  Read More.

Shelby American: Creating the Collector Cars of Tomorrow

Whether you’re looking at the iconic Cobra Roadster, an enhanced Mustang, or an upgraded F150 Raptor truck, there is no mistaking the Shelby look. Shelby American makes owning your dream car easy.  Read More.

In Search of the Last Hemi

The Mopar HEMI, arguably the most recognized engine of the muscle car era, is the epitome of raw horsepower. Its roots go back to WWII, when Chrysler engineers worked to develop more powerful engines for fighter aircraft.  Read More.

The Dawn of the Porsche — the 356

Few car styles have endured the test of time, like Porsche’s original sports car, the 356. With its smooth flowing contours and distinctive roof line, the 356 was the dawn of the modern-day Porsche.  Read More.

What’s Your Favorite Car

For auto enthusiasts, no one car (or truck) is everyone’s favorite. Your choice may be based on the car brand your parents owned, or it may be your first car, or it just may be that car that you’ve always fantasized about owning.  Read More.

2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Almost 250 cars rolled onto the famous 18th fairway at Pebble Beach. Of these, only one could be crowned Best of Show. The winner was a 1934 Packard Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria, which had the distinction of being the first American car to win in 12 years.  Read More.

Woodies: Station Wagons with Flair

Woodies are growing in popularity and value in the classic car market. These rare and uniquely designed vehicles, with their contrast of wood against shiny metal, have an appeal that make them welcome in both museums and car shows.  Read More.

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum

The Auburn Duesenberg Cord (ACD) Museum, located in the former headquarters of the Auburn Automobile Company in Auburn, Indiana, is a perfectly preserved time capsule of motor cars produced during the boisterous and turbulent late ’20s and early ’30s.  Read More.

Holman-Moody’s 50th Anniversary Mustang

The legendary speed shop, Holman Moody, is again teaming with Ford Motor Company to offer a limited-edition 2014 Mustang. This exclusive Mustang, of which only 500 will be built, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Mustang’s first race victory in 1964.  Read More.

Charlotte Spring Auto Fair has Rash of Elvis Sightings

Elvis was in the house at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, as impersonators, dressed in high-collared, rhinestone jumpsuits, took to the stage for an Elvis Presley tribute contest. In recognition of the King of Rock ‘N Roll’s connection to the Speedway, his 1956 Continental Mark II was also on display for the weekend’s festivities.  Read More.

Memory Lane Museum: NASCAR Racecars and Memorabilia

For a step back in time, stop by the Memory Lane Museum in Mooresville, North Carolina. As well as significant pieces of NASCAR history, you’ll find a treasure-trove of blasts from the past, both big and small.  Read More.

Cars With Star Personalities

Whether or not you’re a car enthusiast, most people can appreciate the important role cars have played in television entertainment. Undeniably, these TV car stars have been instrumental in establishing and maintaining the show’s image.  Read More.

1968 Shelby EXP 500: The Green Hornet

Fastback and convertible Shelby Mustangs are well known, but were you aware Ford also produced notchbacks, as well, using distinctive Shelby body parts? This body style resulted in one of the most historically significant Shelbys of all time.  Read More.

The 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Despite modifications over the years, Porsche fundamentally remained true to its original concept. Here are some of the significant changes made over the years.  Read More.

4 Rising Stars in the Classic Car Market

Some upstarts on the classic car circuit were most noticeable because of how they contrasted with the more highly-prized players. Now, they might be ready to break into the big leagues. Here are four of the rising stars in the classic car market.  Read More.

An American Classic: The Auburn Boattail Speedster

When you think of high performance cars, you probably think of the muscle cars of the ’60s and ’70s. But, did you know that there was a car in the ’30s that had it all. It was good looking, powerful, and its cool factor was off the scale.  Read More.

Selling a 1967 Mustang Shelby GT350 at Mecum

Televised collector car auctions are exciting, but they don’t provide an appreciation for what happens behind-the-scenes, before the car appears on stage for bidding. Here’s some of what happened during the sale of a 1967 Shelby GT350 at Mecum’s auction in Kissimmee.  Read More.