Monday, July 31, 2017

20 Amazing Vintage Cars

Here is another of those lists produced by Legendary Videos. This one looks at 20 amazing vintage cars. Give it a look and let me know what you think. Did they leave one off that should be here or are there some on this list that you don't think belong? Leave me a message or drop me an email at

Facts About the New Tesla

I came across this story in USA Today about the new, lower cost Tesla, and thought I'd share it.

Foreign Collectors at Keeneland

The 14th Annual Keeneland Concours d'Elegance featured a spectacular class of Foreign Collector cars. Included in this class was this 1955 Triumph TR3 which spent more than two decades stored in a basement.
Also included in this class was this 1962 Mercedes Benz 190SL, the very rare and Best of Class winning 1953 Ferrari 250 Inter Europa Vignale which was the marque's first road car with the famed Colombo V12 engine, a 1960 Jaguar MK IX, a 1938 MG TA Tickford Drophead Coupe, a 1971 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet, and a 1965 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Closed American Collectors at Keeneland

There was a class for hardtop American Collector cars from 1947-1975 at the 14th Annual Keeneland Concours d'Elegance. Part of this class was a 1954 Buick Roadmaster that had literally just completed a frame-off restoration before the show.
Also in this class was a 1966 Plymouth Sport Fury, a 1964 Galaxie 500 that had never lived outside of Kentucky, a 1962 Chevy Impala with only 44,000 original miles on the clock, a 1956 Studebaker President Classic which was only in production for two years, a 1955 Imperial Newport manufactured by Chrysler and designed by the famous Virgil Exner, and a 1958 Chevy Impala which was this long running car's first year.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Hemmings Weekly Newsletter

For those of you who aren't already getting the Hemmings Weekly Newsleter, well you should. Here is a link to this week's edition.

Open American Collector Cars at Keeneland

The 14th Annual Keeneland Concours d'Elegance featured a class of Collector American convertibles from 1947-1975 which included some amazing automobiles. One was a 1965 Pontiac Bonneville, a family car with a 389 cubic inch V8 engine.
Also in the field was a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air which was one of only 86 that sported fuel injection. A 1957 Cadillac El Ddorado Biarritz was also in this class along with a 1961 Oldsmobile Starfire 98, a 1958 De Soto Firedome, a 1963 Ford Thunderbird, a 1953 Buick Special, and the Best in Class winning 1957 Dual-Ghia which was number five of 99 that were built.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Coach Built Classics at Keeneland

The Coach Built Classics Class at the 14th Annual Keeneland Concours d'Elegance featured an array of fantastic cars including this 1935 Delahaye M-135 Figoni Competition Coupe. This was the last car bodied by Figoni before it merged with Falaschi.
Also part of this class was a stunning 1933 Delage D8S Coupe Roadster by de Villars which won the top honor as Best in Class. In addition there was a 1925 Locomibile 48-9 that was originally owned by the business partner of J.P. Morgan, a 1938 Steyr Two Seat Roadster which was one of only six ever built and one of only two known to exist, a 1931 Packard Model 840 Super 8 Rollston Roadster, and a 1937 Mercedes Benz 540K Cabriolet A which was one of the first luxury cars to be able to hit 100 miles per hour.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

An Interesting Look at Autonomous Vehicles

This piece was submitted to me. It is an interesting and thought provoking piece about the present and future state of autonomous vehicles. Take a look and let me know what you think by either leaving a comment or sending me an email at

CCCA at Keeneland

The 14th Annual Keeneland Concours d'Elegance had a spectacular selection of cars deemed full classics by the Classic Car Club of America. Included in this class was a 1931 Auburn 8-98A which, with all of its options, cost $1,195 new.

Also part of this class was a 1928 Stutz Blackhawk Bobtail Cabriolet which sported an all-aluminum body and hydraulic brakes. There was also a 1934 Packard 1104 Convertible Victoria which was number eight built that year, a 1935 Auburn 851 Speedster which came with a supercharged engine and a boattail body, a 1947 Chrysler Town and Country which won Best in Class, and a 1933 Packard 1004 Coupe Roadster which sported one of the rarest body styles offered by the company.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Vintage Cars at Keeneland

The 14th Annual Keeneland Concours d'Elegance was held in near perfect weather and the cars, as seen in the Vintage Class, were just as perfect. One of them was this 1934 Ford Cabriolet, one of less than 40 believed to still exist in stock form.
There was also this 1931 Plymouth PA on the lawn. This car was purchased and restored by the current owner's grandfather in 1956.
There was a 1936 Ford Phaeton which was only made during this model year. Originally the car cost $500 and it spent a good deal of its life in Hawaii.
There were a pair of quite rare Nationals on display, each with a bit of a racing history.
This class also featured a 1934 Plymouth PE Business Coupe that was innovative for its time, boasting an independent front suspension and four wheel hydraulic brakes.
The field also included a beautiful 1928 Hupmobile E-4 which is believed to be one of only eight still remaining.
The Best in Class award was given to this 1937 Chrysler Imperial Roadster which was one of only 255 ever built. Only a handful are known to still survive.
Rounding out the field was this 1928 Graham Paige 610. This is a first year example of the cars turned out following the Graham brothers taking over the Paige Detroit Motor Company.

Friday, July 21, 2017

10 Sexiest Classic Cars of All Time

I found this on line and I thought I'd share. Let me know what you think by either leaving a comment or dropping me an email at

Fifties Cars At the ACE Show

There were a number of very cool 1950s cars at the 39th Annual ACE Car Show at Armco Park, including a 1952 Lincoln Capri Coupe, a 1950 Chevy Fleetline, a 1953 Chevy 210, a 1951 Chevy Streamliner, a Packard 400, a 1957 Bel Air, a 1951 Fleetline, a Plymouth Cranebrook, and another 1957 Bel Air.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

More Cars From the ACE Show

The 39th annual ACE Car Show brought out some true automotive gems such as this 1965 Pontiac GTO, a Chevy Impala, a customized Cadillac hearse, a Pontiac Fierra, a Cadillac Seville, a Mustang convertible, a 1996 Chevy convertible, and a Chevelle Super Sport.