Classic cars have fascinated generations of individuals. North America began their fascination with the automobile as far back as the late 1700’s/early 1800’s. Once the interest was there the car craze began.
The roar of the V8, the crisp unique lines of the past. Maybe you drove one in high school, maybe it reminds you of your family, whatever your reason for deciding to seek out a classic car the easiest decision was the one you just made. Continue reading
Car enthusiasts will tell you that nothing will match the muscle cars of the past. When high performance cars first entered the scene they were loud gas guzzling giants. Today car buyers want fuel efficient vehicles without having to give up any of the style and status that comes with a well designed muscle car. In the world of muscle cars there are many names such as Mustang, Camaro and Firebird, that have remained the same but their style and performance have been up dated. Continue reading
A muscle car was defined as being a high performance (V8 engine) 2 door sports coupe and would later go on to include family-sized and mid-sized cars that could hold four or more passengers. It is the power of the vehicle itself that defines it as a muscle car. As the years passed muscle cars were refined both in looks and power. Customized paint jobs would be the focus for many car enthusiasts, almost as important as the power under their hoods. Continue reading
Not at all fuel efficient the cars of the 70’s were solid, large and in your face. Built with real metal bodies and parts many survive today and most still have parts that are accessible to backyard mechanics who wish to restore a classic find. Here are five of the most favored collector cars. Continue reading
After World War I the automobile really gained prominence. Returning soldiers purchased automobiles and helped to market them as the best way to travel long distances in a short period of time. By this time there were many automobile manufacturers in North America producing various makes and models some vehicle names last to this day. Today most people are familiar with the names Buick, Chevrolet, Plymouth and Ford. In the 1920’s Chevrolet, Plymouth and Ford were known as being the three automakers with the lowest prices. Ford was also known to be the most reliable. Continue reading