Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Hemmings Classic Car Weekly News Letter

Here is a link to this week's Hemmings Classic Car Weekly New Letter. This issue, like all of them features some great articles including one on the often forgotten Buick Appolo as wall as a loot at the new Corvair Museum. If you don't already subscribe, I strongly recommend getting this weekly piece of collector car journalism.

https://www.hemmings.com/newsletter/pubnewsletter?nl=1&id=565&tv=1

Fate of the Furious

Every year at the Cavalcade of Customs, in addition to the many cars entered into the show, there are some special exhibits. This year the producers lined up the cars from the feature film Fate of the Furious (http://www.fastandfurious.com/), the latest in the Fast and the Furious series.




Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Show Cars At the Cavalcade of Customs

The annual Cavalcade of Customs is part of a series of events for show cars that will be happening in 16 cities throughout the US and Canada. These events include the World of Wheels and the Autorama and are done in association with the International Show Car Association (http://www.theisca.com/) which was formed in 1963 to act as the official judging and sanctioning body for these events. They draw some mighty fine automobiles.










Monday, January 15, 2018

North American Cars Of the Year

Honda, Lincoln and Volvo were the winners of the North American Car of the Year awards at the North American Car Show. Here is a link to an article about them.

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/cars/2018/01/15/famous-honda-now-north-american-car-year/1033325001/

Cavalcade of Customs

The first full weekend in January brought us our annual respite from the cold winter weather, and wow, was it cold, 2F when I left the house. It was the 58th Annual KOI Cavalcade of Customs (http://www.koiautoparts.com/cavalcade/). The Duke Energy Center was packed with everything from the coolest show cars to garage finds. Though the weather appeared to keep some owners away and attendance wasn't what I've seen in the past, it was still a great show.








Friday, January 12, 2018

Fuel Ban In the UK

Someone sent me this piece about the 2040 "petrol" ban in the UK. I'm posting it as many other nations in the EU have similar laws and calls to do away with gasoline powered vehicles. I recently wrote a magazine article about the possibility of this happening in the USA and got some interesting comments from some well connected people in the classic and collector car business. First is the link to the infograph I was sent and then the link to my magazine article.

https://www.selectcarleasing.co.uk/news/road-to-2040.html

https://cincinnatiprofile.com/2017/12/auto/end-world-know/

Wrapping Up the Week From Sharonville

With close to 500 cars on display at last year's Sharonville car show it's no wonder it is taking so long for me to try to catch up. So to close out this week I have a 1951 Chevy, a Buick, an Oldsmobile Holiday, a spectacular Cadillac convertible, a Saab 93, a customized Ford convertible, and a 1945 Willys Jeep.