Thursday, August 17, 2017

Garage Tools: How to Remove Rust and Keep Them Clean

Garage Tools: How to Remove Rust and Keep Them Clean

A good set of tools is essential if you want to enjoy working on your classic car. The tools you use on your car also get used on every day jobs around your home. Unless you have money to burn, it is important to keep your tools rust free and in great shape. Garages can...   Read More

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Goodguys 25th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals Coming to Texas Motor Speedway

Goodguys 25th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals Coming to Texas Motor Speedway

Come to the Texas Motor Speedway September 29 – October 1, 2017 for the Goodguys25th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals. Here’s some of the fun stuff going on that weekend: More than 2,500 rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks through 1972 Swap meet and cars 4 sale corral Goodguys Autocross – hot rods, trick...   Read More

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Masters of Mileage: Car Longevity Standouts

Masters of Mileage: Car Longevity Standouts

Carmakers are in the business of making money by making cars. In order to sell cars, people need to have cars. Cars need to be replaced as the parts of the cars only work for so long. Car longevity has changed over the years. In the mid-century, cars were expected to last for about 100,000 miles. Now, they should last for at least 200,000 miles. Even though most cars will only last for so many miles, there are some people who work hard to be able to drive their cars for an impressive amount of miles.

'63 Plymouth FuryPlymouth Fury Taxi Cab

One car that has been on the road for more miles than ever expected is the 1963 Plymouth Fury that has been driven as a cab by Joseph Vaillancourt. This car has racked up more than 1.6 million miles on the streets of Montreal. The car survived over 35 winters with salt covered roads before it was totaled in an accident with a truck. The Plymouth Fury was restored by a Canadian actor and Vaillancourt was given a new car from Chrysler. The Plymouth Fury now comfortably rests in the Canadian car museum, Musée du Domaine.

Volvo P1800 Coupe

Volo P1800In 1966, Irv Gordon bought a Volvo P1800 to drive on his daily 125-mile commute to work. Today, Gordon still drives the car and it has over 3 million miles on it. Gordon has never replaced the engine. It took him 10 years to get to 500,000 miles and by 1987 he had 1 million miles on the little red coupe. By 2002, he saw 2 million and in 2013, the 3 million mark was hit. Gordon has set the world record for miles driven by one person in a non-commercial vehicle. Gordon has proudly driven in 49 of the 50 states, with Hawaii as the only one left to traverse.

If you are looking to get your cars to last for over 1 million miles, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. Regular oil changes and scheduled maintenance will make your car last for a long time and keep you from having to pay car payment for many years.

 

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

New Classic Car Dealership Coming to Corpus Christi, Texas

New Classic Car Dealership Coming to Corpus Christi, Texas

There is a new dealership rumored to be opening in Corpus Christi that will be nothing like any other in town. One big difference is that it will be located out by Interstate 37 instead of being lumped in with the rest of the dealerships that dot South Padre Island Drive. This new dealership, Moreno...   Read More

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Monday, August 7, 2017

The Most Collectible American Classics Aren’t Cars, They’re Trucks

The Most Collectible American Classics Aren’t Cars, They’re Trucks

When you think about collectible American classics that are hot on the market, you might picture a 2-door muscle car or maybe even a tricked out Tri-Five Chevy. Lots of cars come to mind when you think of all the makes and models available. It’s trucks, however, that are exploding in value. Hagerty valuation tools...   Read More

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Transformers and the Iconic Cars

Transformers and the Iconic Cars

'91 Lamborghini DiabloYou might think that the Transformers vehicles are limited to the hot yellow Chevy Camaro, the big semi truck cab, the Hummer, and the Pontiac Solstice. Those who are new to the world of Transformers are often surprised to find out that there are several different versions of the characters that change from recognizable vehicles to powerful robots. These are a few of the most iconic vehicles in the Transformer universe:

Lamborghini Diablo: The Autobots character named Sideswipe appeared in several Transformer versions as a Lamborghini Diablo. Interestingly, a few toy watchdog organizations thought that Sideswipe was too violent and should not be marketed to children. Even though Sideswipe was the better known, it was considered a twin to Lamborghini Countach named Sunstreaker. The Lamborghini Diablo actually had its own animated Transformer movie, too.

Volkswagen Beetle: Modern fans of Transformers know that Bumblebee is the sexy yellow Chevy Camaro, but the original Bumblebee was actually a classic Volkswagen Beetle. In the original version and modern version, Bumblebee is still a favorite character with a caring personality.

Nissan 280ZX: This was an unexpected character, since no municipality had a Nissan 280ZX as a police car in 1980s. Prowl was the name of the Transformer that served as a police car that would listen for anything and everything.

'75 Pontiac Trans AmPorsche 911: In the modern movies, Jazz was a Pontiac Solstice, but the in the classic Transformers, Jazz was a Porsche 911. The car was switched to a GM product to fit with the Camaro and Hummer in modern movies. In both cases, Jazz was good with music and would use its sound system to distract the enemy. In the early shows, Jazz had serious weaponry like a photon gun and flamethrower.

Pontiac Trans Am: In the Transformers Minibots edition, a few different Trans Ams are featured as characters. Windchanger and Tailgate are the two Trans Ams. Interestingly, Windchanger was the fastest of the Minibots, but Tailgate was often found cruising slowly at 55 because it was so busy thinking about going fast.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Classic Car Event, “Hot August Nights”, Starts August 6 in Reno

Classic Car Event, “Hot August Nights”, Starts August 6 in Reno

The biggest little city in the world is getting geared up for its 31st Annual Hot August Nights celebration. Reno, Nevada will be celebrating its love of cars and rock & roll nostalgia at the largest classic car and nostalgic event in the country, August 7 -13. For 6 days the festival will be packed...   Read More

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