Artie’s Buick Wildcat

September 25, 2010

When I was in high school, my buddy Artie purchased a classic 1960′s Buick Wildcat Convertible.  It may have been from a grandparent. What a great car. He would drive us all to school.  During any free period we had, we would hop in the car, put the top down (even when it was cold), and just drrrrrrrrrive…  I wonder where that car is today…

(pictures below are of Wildcats and not specifically Artie’s car)

Classic 1960's Buick Wildcat Convertible

1965 Ford Mustang Commercial – Times Have Changed

April 16, 2010

[ Thanks to AutomobileHistoryUSA for having this 1965 Ford Mustang Commercial posted on YouTube.]

It’s hard to tell if the guy was supposed to be goofy, or, if it was just appropriate for the “times”.   Immediately I tried to compare it to today’s commercials.

Back then the guy dreamed of a hot woman, the wild west and surfing.  Today that commercial would probably have someone dreaming of a hot woman, extreme sports, and perhaps, surfing?

Maybe life hasn’t changed as much as I thought…. Watch the video …

71 Red Corvette Convertible – Simply the best car on a sunny day

April 8, 2010

Here’s a  1971 Red Corvette Convertible. What a car. The best car on a sunny day. What’s better?

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71 Corvette Convertible Red 71 Corvette Convertible Red

71 Corvette Convertible Red 71 Corvette Convertible Red

71 Corvette Convertible Red 71 Corvette Convertible Red

71 Corvette Convertible Red 71 Corvette Convertible Red

1966 Chevy C10 Pickup Truck – Soooo Clean

April 3, 2010

This truck should be listed on dictionary.com under the word “clean“.

Great one . 1966 Chevy C10 Pickup Truck.  Completely rebuilt 396 engine. Steel crank- ARP Bolts- set-up for small blower. Engine compartment as well as firewall dept has been smoothed out
Transmission- Turbo 400 shift kit 2500 Stall converter . Frame- Completely sanded down and repainted- all new bushings/tie rods/calipers-front / rotors-new/ . Brakes- New drum brakes @ brake assembly. New brake lines and fuel lines…    Completely redone bed with pine bed and chrome runners .  And more…

This is a special truck.  Check it out.

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1966 C10 Chevy Pickup Truck Classic 1966 C10 Chevy Pickup Truck Classic

1966 C10 Chevy Pickup Truck Classic 1966 C10 Chevy Pickup Truck Classic

1966 C10 Chevy Pickup Truck Classic 1966 C10 Chevy Pickup Truck Classic

1966 C10 Chevy Pickup Truck Classic 1966 C10 Chevy Pickup Truck Classic

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1966 C10 Chevy Pickup Truck Classic 1966 C10 Chevy Pickup Truck Classic

1966 C10 Chevy Pickup Truck Classic 1966 C10 Chevy Pickup Truck Classic

1966 C10 Chevy Pickup Truck Classic

American Classsic Cars in Cuba

March 27, 2010

I came across DanHeller.com’s article 1950s American Classic Cars (Cuba). Real interesting.  He speaks of how the automobile is a luxury in Cuba and the skill to maintain a vehicle is an important trait. Often this is a skill cuba-classic-carscars-o-big-danhellerpassed down from generation-to-generation. There is pride in owning a nice, well running vehicle.

“... Up until The Revolution in 1960, Cuba was the largest importer of American Cars, mostly the huge, gas-guzzling, multi-ton pile of metal that so many of us look back on today as a romantic relic of the past…” (Article)

Interesting, he also goes into the points of other countries exporting cars into Cuba but the US cars were the ones that lasted.  That’s important for many reasons, one being the taxicab business in Cuba… Take a couple of minutes and read the article.

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1960 Chevrolet Promotional Film – future collector cars?

March 23, 2010

This is an interesting video from the 1960′s.  Give it a chance. It’s pretty good.

I like the part about the  ultra-cold compartment — “60 degrees below zero, yet the Chevrolet door lock opens with the usual single easy turn of the key…

The video made me wonder… which of today’s 2010 model year cars will future collectors be showing and restoring in 2060?

78 Corvette – Anniversary Edition… This needs work!

March 21, 2010

This baby (1978 Chevrolet Corvette – Anniversary Edition) needs tons of work…  No engine. No transmission. And a  garbage dump inside. This will have to wait….  All ideas are welcome. — Bill

78 Corvette Anniversary Edition

78 Corvette Anniversary Edition

OMG – No telling what I’ll find in here!

78 Corvette Anniversary Edition

78 Corvette Anniversary Edition

1967 Ford Mustang, 4-speed, 289 4-barrel

March 20, 2010

In the shop – I’ve got this is 1967 Ford Mustang, 4 speed with a 289 4-barrel. It has a rebuilt engine, new radiator, carburetor, clutch, brakes, front end and bumpers. The interior is in good shape with the exception of the driver’s side seat. Needs minor chrome trim work around the front grill. It runs and drives great. Fast!

How much time do I have?  Sell as is?  Or fix it up more and enjoy it for a little while… drive it a little?

Hmmm.  Decisions. Decisions.

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1953 Chevy – white sedan

March 18, 2010

I have recently come across this 53 Chevy. It always seems to be parked in the same driveway. Never seems to be driven.  I have no clue if it even has an engine.  And if it does, the condition of the engine?! Hmmm…. I wonder if it’s for sale? I have been contemplating leaving a note on the windshield. (It was raining when the pictures were taken.)

53 Chevy Classic Car

53 Chevy Classic Car

53 Chevy Classic Car

53 Chevy Classic Car

Best Car Chase in Movie History (Ronin, Popular Mechanics 2008)

March 16, 2010

Just poking around online and came across this Popular Mechanics article from 2008 titled10 Best Car Chases in Movie History: Does Wanted Make the List? (By John Pearley Huffman, Published on: June 26, 2008)

So the list consisted of car chases in these films. (Note: This article was from 2008)

  • Gone in 60 Seconds
  • The Blues Brothers
  • To Live and Die in LA
  • Smokey and The Bandit
  • Against All Odds
  • The French Connection
  • Bullitt
  • Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
  • Vanishing Point
  • Ronin

And they ranked the car chase from Ronin the #1 Car Chase of all time…  Pretty impressive. Take a look.


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