2014 Archived Articles

A Christmas Story: A 1937 Oldsmobile and a Bar of Soap

For many fans, watching the 1983 movie, “A Christmas Story,” has become a holiday tradition. The movie chronicles the events leading up to Christmas for a family in the early 1940s. There are several memorable scenes, but one of my favorites begins with an Oldsmobile and ends with a bar of soap.  Read More.

2014 Hilton Head Jamboree and Concours d’Elegance

The 13th Annual Jamboree and Concours d’Elegance were held November 1 and November 2 at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island. eClassicAutos was once again onsite to bring our readers highlights of this two-day festival of cars.  Read More.

2014 Goodguys 21st Southeastern Nationals, Charlotte

Another great car show is underway at the Charlotte Motor Speedway – the Goodguys 21st Annual Southeastern Nationals. We couldn’t have asked for a better weekend — clear skies, 70 degree temperatures, and thousands of colorful classic cars. We couldn’t wait to get started on providing you with a pictorial report of this great show.  Read More.

Charlotte 2014 Fall AutoFair

The NASCAR guys are not at the Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend, but you wouldn’t know it by the number of people converging on the track. What everyone is coming to see, is the 2014 Fall Charlotte AutoFair. This combination swap meet, manufacturer’s midway, car corral, car show has loads of activities for the entire family, making it a natural outing that everyone can enjoy.  Read More.

Ferrari Wins Best of Show at 2014 Pebble Beach Concours

In a week where the Ferrari marque could do no wrong. For 2014, a 1954 Ferrari 375 Scaglietti Coupe took home the Best of Show honors. Currently owned by Jon Shirley of Medina, Washington, this Ferrari is one of only five such examples in the world.  Read More.

2014 Hot August Nights

Hot August Nights in Reno, Nevada can be best described as a weeklong classic car party where there is always a new Show n’ Shine to see down the block at the next casino. Of course, that means plenty of hot rod cruising time on the street, which makes it fun whether you are driving or one of the multitude of spectators.  Read More.

2014 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival: A Step Back in Time

eClassicAutos is in Auburn, IN this weekend for the 58th Annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg (ACD) Festival. This festival celebrates the history of the automobile, and is the venue for the annual ACD Club Reunion. Auburn is the perfect location for this event, since it is the home of the former headquarters of the Auburn Automobile Company.  Read More.

Unleashing the 2015 Mustang to the Streets

In December 2013, Ford Motor Company introduced the latest in six generations of its iconic Pony Car, the Mustang. Since then, 2015 pre-production models have been showing up in car events across the country, as Mustang celebrates its 50th anniversary. Although there has been a lot written about the newest addition to Ford’s stable of Mustangs, there are still a few unanswered questions.  Read More.

Goodguys PPG Nationals Columbus

Goodguys events are always much more than a car show, and as usual, they pull out all the stops at their PPG event in Columbus, OH, their biggest and most prestigious of the year. For three days, Goodguys packs in activities non-stop, such as Autocross, hot rod seminars, kid’s make-n-take model, a model and pedal car show, a bicycle stunt show, and live musical entertainment.  Read More.

2015 Mustang: 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

Ford will offer a special limited-edition 2015 production-year Mustang. Only 1,964 cars will be produced, the same number of Mustangs in the first year. This GT fastback, with special performance and appearance features, will be an instant collectible.  Read More.

Is a Classic Car on Your Bucket List?

It seems everyone has a story about a classic car they’ve owned or wish they’d owned. The car on your bucket list may be one you’ve regretted letting go, or it may be the special car you’ve always fantasized about someday owning.  Read More.

Carlisle Celebrates 50 Years of the Mustang and 110 Years of Ford

You couldn’t ask for a more perfect weekend to celebrate the Mustang’s 50th and Ford’s 110th anniversaries — 80 degrees and blue skies, with just a few puffy clouds. All 150 acres of the Carlisle fairgrounds were filled with Blue Oval brands, but the headliner of the show – the Pony Car – populated the entire infield. Here are just some of the sights that made this a picture-perfect weekend.  Read More.

Special Edition Mustangs Showcased at Carlisle Ford Nationals

A wide range of models have been built that have made the Mustang brand what it is today. Names like GT, Boss, Mach 1, Cobra Jet, and even Shelby have become synonymous with the Pony Car. But, there were also several limited-edition models, which were built to appeal to a specific regional sales area, or to fulfill a particular purpose.  Read More.

2014 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show

Thousands of Corvette owners gathered on this slightly overcast day in Champaign, IL to celebrate their hobby. This event is so much more than a car show — it is a reunion of family and friends, who meet every year to share their love for this iconic Chevrolet.  Read More.

Mecum Brings Hemi Cuda and L88 Corvette to Auction

It isn’t often that you see one of these classic cars at auction, but at Mecum’s inaugural auction in Seattle a rare 1971 Hemi Cuda Convertible and 1967 L88 Corvette will cross the auction block. Let the bidding begin.  Read More.

2014 Indianapolis 500 Practice

Day 2 of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 98th running of the Memorial day classic. Although rain threatened, only a few drops fell and crews took advantage of the 6 hour of open track time to prepare for qualifications later in the week.  Read More.

2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance

The field of 119 cars included celebrity cars, such as a 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS stock car formally driven by Junior Johnson, the iconic Mongoose and Snake Hot Wheels drag cars, the 1963 Harley Earl Corvette, and Steve McQueen’s 1956 Jaguar XKSS.  Read More.

British Invasion in Pinehurst Village

On the eve of the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance, the Brits invaded the Village of Pinehurst. They brought their Jaguars, Morgans, MGs, Aston Martins, Austin-Healeys, and Triumphs. Even a few Bentleys rolled into this idyllic community.  Read More.

The American Sports Car

Our love affair with the automobile is most apparent when it comes to sports cars. However, American two-seaters have had their ups and downs over the years. Here are some of the highlights — what succeeded, what didn’t, and what could have been.  Read More.

2014 Charlotte Spring AutoFair

Spring is in the air, and it’s not just because of the long-awaited warm temperatures. What better way to kick off the new season than a car show? But, not just any car show. Charlotte’s Spring AutoFair, which is held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, is the biggest collector car event in the southeast.;  Read More.

2014 Daytona Spring Turkey Run

The final day of the 25th Annual Daytona Spring Turkey Run brought bright skies and warm temperatures, along with an enthusiastic crowd of spectators anxious to participate in this celebration of classic cars.  Read More.

Selling a Classic Car: It’s Not All Business

If you’re selling your car at auction, you may be in for an emotional roller coaster ride, particularly if the car you are selling has become an integral part of your family.  Read More.

Classic Cars of the Chrysler Corporation

There are many examples of American automakers that have risen to greatness, only to eventually fail and disappear, like Duesenburg, Packard, Studebaker, Pierce Arrow, DeLorean, and Hudson.  Read More.

Three Days of Classic Cars on Amelia Island

The seemingly endless days of winter are a distant memory if you were lucky enough to spend March 7 – 9 in Amelia Island, FL. These three days of paradise, which consisted of two auctions and one Concours, provided classic car enthusiasts with the opportunity to see some of the most rare, beautiful, and historically significant vehicles in existence.  Read More.

2014 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance

Although February brought cold temperatures or snow to most of the nation, the Sunshine State lived up to its name by delivering blue skies and warm temperatures for the 8th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance. Over 200 classic cars and motorcycles graced the show field at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, where the cars weren’t the only stars of the show.  Read More.

The Camaro Z28 Returns in 2014

Nothing excites the motoring faithful more than bringing back a legendary muscle car. The Camaro Z28, first introduced in 1967, was GMs road racing star and their competition for Ford’s Boss 302 and Mopars AAR Cuda. It returns again in 2014, after being absent from the Bow Tie lineup for many years.  Read More.

The 1970 Super Boss 429: A Vietnam Veteran

At the height of the muscle car wars, Ford offered a limited number of Mustangs with the NASCAR 429 race engine. For insurance purposes, the motor’s horsepower was rated at 375, but its output was actually much higher, making it Ford’s big gun in the battle of factory cars that could be sold directly from the showroom.  Read More.

Concours D’Elegance: Celebrating the Art and History of Automobiles

Fueled by a passion for vintage automobiles and a curiosity about the outrageous creations built by today customizers, car shows are becoming increasingly popular. In fact, virtually every weekend of the year, in almost any part of the country, you’ll likely run across a locally-sponsored car show or cruise in.  Read More.