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Concours d’Elegance: Pebble Beach Classic Car Show

August marks the end of Summer but welcomes the 69th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the ultimate finale of Monterey Car Week. This prestigious annual event features a classic car show along with charitable auctions and other fun activities. From Bugatis

Keystone Madness

By Phil Martin This year’s Keystone Madness was the 25th year of running this event by Performance, Inc. It is held at Schuylkill County Fairgrounds in Summit Stations, PA. They chose the 25 years of Minions as their theme and

1957 Ford Custom 2-Door Sedan

By Steve Whitby Please tell us a little bit about yourself I’m a retired engineer and a photographer during summer months here in Southern California on wild land fires for Phos-Check, the company that manufactures the red fire retardant you

Awesome 1923 Ford T Bucket

By Andy Snell Please tell us a little bit about yourself: I am 59 and have been very fond of all things motorized since a young age. My favorites are cars, motorcycles, and airplanes but everything else is not far

1938 Packard Coupe Roadster’s Amazing Restoration

By Travis and Jason from LaVine Restorations This blog is written from the perspective of two young (32) former attorneys working under the master mechanics and craftsmen at LaVine Restorations. Thankfully one of us (Travis) grew up around these cars,

1967 Impala is a Stunner!

By Jordan Johnson I am 19 from Columbia Mo and attending State Technical College of Missouri for automotive collision. I first found out about Cool Rides Online when I saw your page on the suggested likes on Facebook. We currently

1976 Chevy K10 Built From Bones

By Tom Kinkin I am 47 years old and grew up in Streator, Illinois in which I still live today. I have a shop at my house where I enjoy working on anything with a motor. Most of my projects

Challenger Superbird is Road Runner Fast

By Darrell Nicol I am an old school Iowa farm boy. I have had some schooling in commercial art, auto body repair, and electronics in the Air Force. In 1988 i got out of the Air Force, purchased a body

2011 Dodge Challenger vs 1974 Dodge Challenger

The Dodge Challenger arrived in 1970. Along with its sister, the Plymouth Barracuda, it was intended to take on other muscle cars like the Pontiac Firebird and the Mercury Cougar. These were all bigger cars than the sports compact cars

1975 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Was Above the Fray

In our second installment this week of December’s 2016’s Ride of the Month nominations, we feature the 1975 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible presented by nominee Ron Murar. Here is some general information about the ride. Note: This is not information about

Fifteen of The Fastest Muscle Cars on Earth

  An appreciation for fast muscle cars has created a specialized niche for collectors. The classic “muscle car” consists of a sports coupe made in the United States with two doors and a “super-sized” engine enabling high performance driving. These

2007 Suzuki Boulevard M109R is More Than Mere Muscle

In our final installment this week of November’s 2016’s Ride of the Month nominations, we feature the 2007 Suzuki Boulevard M109R presented by nominee Mark Rowe. Here is some general information about the motorcycle. Note: This is not information about

1971 Yamaha XS1-650 – Rise of the Vertical Twin

In our first installment this week of November’s 2016’s Ride of the Month nominations, we feature the 1971 Yamaha XS1-650 presented by nominee Ray Curran. Here is some general information about the motorcycle. Note: This is not information about the

Route 66 and It’s Place in Pop Culture

Since its establishment in 1926, Route 66 has not only had a huge impact on the way that Americans travel from place to place, but also the way that they define themselves as an essentially free and mobile people. There

Top 1980s Classic or Muscle Cars Real People Can Afford

Not only were the 1980s a strange and wonderful time for fashion and music, but the decade was also a unique one for cars. During these years, car developers designed stunning vehicles that challenged convention even as they established trends

The 1972 Plymouth Road Runner is One of the Rare Classics

In our final installment this week of August 2016’s Ride of the Month we feature the 1972 Plymouth Road Runner presented by nominee James Ballard. Here is some general information about the vehicle. Note: This is not information about the actual vehicle

2013 War Eagle Chopper – A Rare and Highly Sought After Motorcycle

In our final installment this week of July 2016’s Ride of the Month we feature the 2013 War Eagle Chopper presented by nominee Dave Schneider. Here is some general information about the vehicle. Note: This is not information about the actual

The 1970 Pontiac GTO 455 Was Brawny and Powerful

In our fourth installment this week of June 2016’s Ride of the Month we feature the 1970 Pontiac GTO 455 presented by nominee Randy Greene. Here is some general information about the vehicle. Note: This is not information about the

1970 Plymouth Barracuda: A Highly Sought After Collectible

In our third installment this week of May 2016’s Ride of the Month we feature the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda presented by nominee William Wonder. Here is some general information about the Barracuda. Note: This is not information about the actual vehicle

Why the 1970 Dodge Super Bee Gets Top Dollar in the Collector’s Market

In our second installment this week of May 2016’s Ride of the Month we feature the 1970 Dodge Super Bee presented by nominee David Liesch. Here is some general information about the vehicle. Note: This is not information about the actual

Who wins, the Mustang or the Camaro? A side-by-side ranking through the years

Perhaps one of the greatest rivalries in automotive history is best viewed as an intense horse race, with the Mustang, the original pony-car, and the Camaro, Chevy's rebuttal, galloping neck and neck for decades in a fight for the title of best hot rod.

Mecum Tractor Auction/Davenport IA – March 31 – April 2

Mecum may challenge Barrett Jackson for the most prestigious auto auctions in America, but they do more than just cars. At the end of March, they will be hosting the Gone Farmin’ Tractor Spring Classic in the Quad Cities area,

1969 Chevy Camaro RS Z28: One of the All Time Greats

When the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28 first hit the scene, it was immediately touted as one of the hottest muscle cars on the market. The seductive coupe quickly became a popular choice among American drivers. Here is why the

1941 Willys 441: A Pre-war Icon

In our final installment this week for the Cool Rides Online March 2016 Ride of the Month, here is some background information on the 1941 Willys 441. Note: These are not the actual vehicles nominated for March’s Ride of the Month, just

1934 Ford 3 Window Coupe: A Historical Classic

In our second installment this week for the Cool Rides Online March 2016 Ride of the Month, here is some background information on the 1934 Ford 3 Window Coupe. Note: These are not the actual vehicles nominated for March’s Ride of the

1984 Pontiac Trans AM 5.0L – New Design with Big Performance

Despite big displacement “Heavy Duty” engines and “Smokey and the Bandit,” by the end of the ’70s, the Firebird-based Trans Am was a far cry from the pony car that was launched at the height of the muscle car era.

1953 Chevrolet 3100 4×4 – A Popular Post-War Cool Ride

In our final installment this week for the Cool Rides Online February 2016 Ride of the Month, here is some background information on the 1953 Chevrolet 3100 4×4. These are not the actual vehicles nominated for February’s Ride of the Month,

1941 Ford Super Deluxe – Bigger and More Powerful

In our third installment this week for the Cool Rides Online February 2016 Ride of the Month, here is some background information on the 1941 Ford Super Deluxe. Note: These are not the actual vehicles nominated for February’s Ride of the

1966 Dodge A100 Pickup: A Cult Classic

In our second installment this week for the Cool Rides Online February 2016 Ride of the Month, here is some background information on the 1966 Dodge A100 Pickup. Note: These are not the actual vehicles nominated for February’s Ride of

1966 Pontiac GTO – One of the Most Popular Muscle Cars in History

With nearly 100,000 units sold within a single year, the 1966 Pontiac GTO is by far one of the most popular muscle cars in history. The beautiful coupe’s iconic styling helped it to become an instant classic. Here are some

The Basics of Antifreeze and Why Your Car Needs It

What Is Antifreeze? Antifreeze is the colored liquid found in your radiator. Antifreeze can also be called coolant and can come in a variety of different colors. It serves a few different purposes: • Antifreeze keeps the water in your

Was the Corvair as Bad as Ralph Nader Claimed?

In his book “Unsafe at Any Speed”, the famous and often outspoken political activist Ralph Nader claimed that the Chevrolet Corvair was the most dangerous automobile on the road in the 1960s. While Ralph Nader certainly made some valid points

1970 Datsun 240Z vs 1969 Toyota 2000GT

Both the 1970 Datsun 240Z and the 1969 Toyota 2000GT will forever hold a spot in automotive history. These small coupes stood out during a time when V8-powered muscle cars ruled the land. Which one was the best overall driving

The Cammer – Ford’s Answer to the Hemi

In the heyday of the muscle car, very few of the racing engines coming out of the Motor City rivaled Ford’s 427 CID SOHC V8 engine, otherwise known as the “Cammer.” When equipped with dual four-barrel carburetors, the legendary powerhouse

Dodge, Chevy or Ford: Which Brand Has the Best Pickup Truck Today?

America invented the pickup truck, and it remains a powerful symbol of the uniquely American qualities of rugged individuality and self-sufficiency. Japanese manufacturers have made great strides in understanding American pickup buyers, and it’s reflected in the much-improved products they

Lincoln Model K Series – A History of Quality

The Model K is considered a history lesson on wheels. The K-Series of automobiles carried presidents and celebrities and completed notable feats. In 1937, a Model K was the first car to cross the Golden Gate Bridge. Based on the

1955 Chevy Bel Air vs 1957 Ford Thunderbird

In the 1950s, buyers wanted big, stylish, powerful vehicles like the 1955 Chevy Bel Air or the ’57 Ford Thunderbird. These cars helped start the muscle car era. Here are some of their differences. 1955 Chevy Bel Air When it

Most Popular Classic Cars to Restore

Classic car restorers each have a favorite model to renovate. Preferences stem from the nostalgic “spark” that powerful ‘60s and ‘70s muscle cars or mid-20th century sports cars evoke. The simple thrill of owning, restoring, and driving a beautifully restored

The Top 3 Chevy Chevelles of All-Time

In the popular film series The Fast and the Furious, one of the most recognizable and iconic cars is the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS driven by Dominic Toretto. That particular Chevelle came from an era that is widely considered to

Going the Distance with the 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser

As the nation prospered and the interstate highway system was beginning to develop after the grim years of the Great Depression and World War II, the public looked for recreation and experience further from home. Larger and more comfortable autos

Was the 1949 Mercury in “Rebel Without a Cause” Really a Rebel?

In 1955, the classic film “Rebel Without a Cause” introduced American society to an image of generation gap. This groundbreaking film touched on some very important sociological constructs, but it also provided a glimpse into the burgeoning car culture that

1960 Mercury Montclair – Traveling in Style

The classic 1960 Mercury Montclair was one of the best-built cars of its time. The Montclair featured many innovations in quality and design for its 1960 debut. Here is a closer look at the 1960 Mercury Montclair. History of the

Dean Martin – Cool Crooner Who Owned Some Cool Rides

Dean Martin was a car enthusiast by day and a crooner by night. His “cool” demeanor can be seen in his eclectic mix of vehicles. Here are three of the best automobiles in his collection. 1962 Ghia L6.4 Coupe As

1969 Pontiac Firebird Ram Air IV – Power and Performance

In 1969, Pontiac introduced the Trans Am, a race-bred version of the Firebird that used the “race on Sunday, sell on Monday” approach by competing in the Trans American Racing Series. However, circumstances related to Pontiac’s involvement in the series

Bruce Springsteen and His American Classic Cars

It is no secret Bruce Springsteen loves classic cars. He’s penned songs like Cadillac Ranch, Racing in the Street and Pink Cadillac. You can’t blame the crooner. With the ability to have almost anything you want, who would not go

Battle of the GTO’s – 1964 Pontiac GTO vs 1969 GTO “Judge”

The 1964-1/2 Ford Mustang might have ushered in the “pony car” era of the 1960s, but when it came to genuine muscle, no other vehicle heralded the genesis of the classic muscle car like the 1964 Pontiac GTO. Here’s a

The Three Best Ford Mustang Engines in History

There was a huge turnout of Mustangs at the 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour thanks to the pony car’s 50th anniversary, but it remains a perennial favorite at this driving-focused event. The car’s low-buck, big-power approach makes it an obvious

What to Pack for Your Own Hot Rod Power Tour Road Trip

Road Trip Theme Week continues here at the CRO Blog. Recapping the week so far, we featured three cool stops along Route 66, looked at some movies that get you ready for a road trip and some top attractions to

Three Greatest Muscle Cars of the 1980’s

Over the past few weeks we have looked at some of the greatest muscle cars of the 1950s,the 1960s and the 1970s. Today we take a look at some of the greatest muscle cars of the 1980s. For many gearheads,

2001 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS Coupe – Affordable Performance

2001 was the penultimate year of the fourth generation Chevrolet Camaro. Though a V6 base model was offered, every gearhead knows that the only true Camaro is a V8 Camaro, and the LS1 V8 powering the Z28 didn’t disappoint. Originally

1970 Pontiac GTO Judge vs 1968 Dodge Super Bee

Want a muscle car that delivers ’60s looks to match its performance? After Plymouth shook up the market with the low budget Road Runner, Pontiac answered with The Judge and Dodge with the Super Bee. Both models combined big engines

Greased Lightning Car is Automatic, Systematic, Hydromatic

“Grease” is one of the most popular musical movies ever made. This timeless classic deals with high school love and friendship. The most upbeat parts of the film centered on the famous “Greased Lightning” car. 1948 Ford Convertible Deluxe The

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS vs. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS and the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 are two of the most iconic and beloved muscle cars ever produced — with good reason. Both feature superb styling, innovative engineering and a whole lot of raw horsepower.

1968 Cadillac Eldorado: Built Leaner and Sleeker

Besides superb design, the 1968 Cadillac Eldorado included fine engineering. For that year’s model, Cadillac set out to deliver a large luxury car that performed well on the road. The manufacturer provided a unique vehicle that was never offered before.

Wayne’s World – Garth’s 1976 AMC Pacer

One of the most ridiculous spinoff movies from a “Saturday Night Live” sketch was “Wayne’s World.” Starring Dana Carvey and Mike Myers, the film was a sensation that revolved around two metal heads who spawned catchphrases and drew laughs. Beside

1964 Pontiac GTO vs 1968 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi

Both the Pontiac and Plymouth brands have gone into extinction, but they left behind two of the most famous muscle cars of all time. Many believe the 1964 Pontiac GTO and the 1968 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi are two vehicles

Three Greatest Muscle Cars of the 1970’s

The 1970’s was a time when the auto industry built the fastest and coolest muscle cars. However, by the late part of the decade, expensive fuel prices marked the end of the era. Here is a closer look at three

How Jay Leno Customized His 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado

Welcome to another edition of “What’s in Jay Leno’s Garage”. In the past we looked at his 1955 Packard Caribbean, the 1909 Stanley Steamer and his 1954 Jaguar XK120M Coupe. Today we feature another vehicle that is special to him;

The 1950 Ford Club Coupe – How the New Design Saved Ford

The 1950 Ford Club Coupe is a popular version of a 1949-1951 model that some historians credit with saving the iconic American manufacturer from demise during the critical post-war years. In 1946, the Big Three resumed civilian automobile production, but

60s vs 70s – Which Decade Had the Better Muscle Cars

Muscle cars have been around for more than half a century, but there’s little doubt the golden era was the 1960s and 1970s. Many of the most classic muscle cars of all time arose from that period, and the muscle

1973 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible; The Mustang Alternative

After the gigantic success of the Mustang, it wasn’t long before Mercury got their own version called the Cougar. Starting with the Mustang’s platform, they stretched the wheelbase for more rear seat room and added plenty of luxury features to

The Coolest Classic Cars of the 1950’s

The 1950s was a golden age of car design, evoking images of long, flowing lines, futuristic tailfins and just enough nuclear-age weirdness to create an entirely unique style that helped define an entire era. The decade produced some of the

Jim Rockford’s Ideal Car, The 1974 Pontiac Firebird Esprit

The 1970s was a great decade for television. Numerous programs featured police cases and other crime dramas. “The Rockford Files” with James Garner will go down in history for its memorable story lines and action. Garner’s portrayal of a private

1963 Chevrolet Nova’s Short Life as an SS Convertible

By the end of the 60s, the Nova SS was one of the smallest muscle cars on the market, packing a big block engine into a compact chassis. However, it didn’t start out that way. The first Novas were built

1982 Pontiac Trans Am – From the TV Show “Knight Rider”

Welcome to another edition of Hollywood Wednesdays. In our most recent posts we looked at one of the most iconic NASCAR movies in history “Days of Thunder” and the 1960 Buick LeSabre from the movie “Fast Times at Ridgement High.

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS From the Movie “Jack Reacher”

The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS has made appearances in several films, but one of its most memorable is when Tom Cruise engages in a high-speed car chase with police in the movie “Jack Reacher,” a gritty crime film set in

1960 Buick LeSabre from “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”

Certain films take the country by storm and become cult classics. “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” is one of these movies. Viewers fell in love with the characters and the entire plot. A car featured in this movie became famous

Three Greatest Muscle Cars of the 1950s

Muscle cars were introduced after World War II. They were created to meet the public demand for speed and power, and these cars reached the height of popularity in the mid-1950s. During this time, they were designed to provide a

Three Coolest Cars from the Movie “Dazed and Confused”

Welcome to another edition of Classic Cars from Movies and TV. Recently we featured the 1968 Shelby Mustang GT350 Convertible from the movie “Bull Durham” and the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere (Fury) from the movie “Christine”. Today we feature three of

1968 Shelby Mustang GT350 Convertible from “Bull Durham”

Mustang Theme Week continues today at the CRO Blog. So far this week we featured the Top 3 Mustangs of All Time, as well as taking a look at the History of the Mustang. Today we feature 1968 Shelby Mustang

Top Three Mustangs of All Time

Mustang  Week continues today here at the Cool Rides Online Blog. Yesterday we looked at the 50 Year history of the Ford Mustang. Today we feature the Top Three Mustangs of All time. It’s easy to ignite a spirited debate

Celebrity Classic Car Collectors – Sylvester Stallone

Welcome to the first Celebrity Car Collectors post for the new year. In the recent past we looked at famous Celebrity Car Collectors such as Metallica’s lead singer James Hetfield and Chicago Bulls basketball legend Michael Jordan. Today we feature

Doobby’s Taxiola from “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”

Mention “John Hughes” and “car” together in a sentence, and the first thing that springs to mind is probably the Ferrari from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” However, the director was able to use a far less austere car to establish

1969 Pontiac Trans Am vs. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

In 1969, Chevy and Pontiac decided to use the “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” approach with their pony cars, building special editions intended for racing. Which one was better? 1969 Pontiac Trans Am The Trans Am Performance and Appearance

Celebrity Car Collectors – James Hetfield from Metallica

Welcome to another edition of Celebrity Car Collectors. In recent posts we looked at car collections such as NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, actor Nicolas Cage and legendary actor/singer Frank Sinatra. Today we feature some classic cars from lead

Muscle Mondays – 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda

The Mustang and Camaro have a rivalry spanning decades, but back in the ’60s, Chrysler had an entry in the pony car class. The Barracuda began as a fastback coupe version of the Valiant, but by 1970, it was a

1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Convertible

Cars from the 70s may be famous for their underpowered engines and excessive styling, but safety was also a major influence on the era. High-profile safety issues like the unpredictable handling of the “unsafe at any speed” Corvair and the

What’s in Jay Leno’s Garage – 1955 Packard Caribbean

Welcome to the latest edition of What’s in Jay Leno’s Garage? In past posts we saw cool rides like the 1909 Stanley Steamer and the 1954 Jaguar XK120M Coupe. Today , we feature the 1955 Packard Carribean. Jay Leno is one

Classic Tuesdays – 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle 327 CI 4 Speed

The small block 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle 327 CI 4-speed looked rather benign compared to the big muscle cars of its day. However, the combination of a somewhat lighter chassis, the powerful V8 engine and a four-speed manual transmission proved to

Celebrity Car Collectors – Michael Jordan

Welcome to this week’s edition of Celebrity Car Collectors. In recent posts we featured celebrities such as. Nicolas Cage, Frank Sinatra and Elvis. Today we feature basketball legend Michael Jordan. Jordan, has been retired for some time. Part of his attention

Muscle Mondays – 1984 Pontiac Trans AM 5.0L

Despite big displacement “Heavy Duty” engines and “Smokey and the Bandit,” by the end of the ’70s, the Firebird-based Trans Am was a far cry from the pony car that was launched at the height of the muscle car era.

Celebrity Car Collectors – Nicolas Cage

Nicholas Cage is a well-known bad boy of the big screen. Off-screen, he has managed to accumulate a bad-boy collection of beautiful, rare, classic cars. He seems to favor Italian makers. Here is a closer look at some famous cars

What are the best Muscle Cars of the 1970’s

Taking a walk down memory lane always involves drooling over the best muscle cars. No matter when you were born – certain cars just have a certain look that says “I want that.” Whether you are thinking about buying a

1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window: Rarity at its Finest

There is no car more iconic of American classic car culture than the Chevrolet Corvette. Ask anyone in the country with octane in their blood and lead in their foot and they’ll let you know. The ‘Vette reigns supreme. A

Hollywood Celebrity Car Collectors – Frank Sinatra

Welcome to another edition of celebrity car collectors. In our most recent posts, we looked at some of Elvis’ favorite rides and we also featured three of the coolest celebrity car collections.  Today we will feature some of the classic

Top Three College Football Tailgating Vehicles

Welcome to Tailgating Week at Cool Rides Online. We’re well into the season, so it’s time to take a look at some of the best tailgating in College and Pro Football. We begin the week with looking at the Top

Flashback Fridays: 1959 Dodge Custom Royal D500

Today, Chrysler performance may be synonymous with the word “Hemi,” but the truth is they were expensive and terrible in day-to-day driving. Most buyers opted for the “wedge” B and RB engines, named after their wedge-shaped combustion chambers because they

1958 Ferrari 250 Spyder – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Welcome to another edition of Hollywood Wednesdays. Recentlywe looked at classiccars from movies such as the 1970 Dodge Challenger From the movie “Vanishing Point” and the 1971 Pontiac LeMans from “The French Connection.” Today we will feature the 1958 Ferrari 250GT California Spyder

Celebrity Car Collectors – Elvis’ Favorite Cars

Welcome to this week’s edition of Celebrity Car Collectors. In recent posts we features such celebrity collectors like Shaquille O’Neal, Wyclef Jean and our most recent look at “What’s in Jay Leno’s Garage”. Today we look back at the a

Flashback Fridays – 1956 Mercury Montclair

Welcome back to our regular Friday feature; Flashback Fridays. Today we take a look at one of Mercury’s premium vehicles, the 1956 Mercury Montclair. Back in 1956, the Montclair ruled the roost in the Mercury lineup. There was a two-door

1970 Dodge Challenger From The Movie “Vanishing Point”

“Vanishing Point” is a film that includes a 1970 Dodge Challenger as the lead character. It was a beautiful vehicle that gained even more popularity through the movies release. The plot revolves around a challenge to drive the car from

Wyclef Jean’s Car Collection

Wyclef Jean, former Fugee frontman, has a hobby that includes car collecting. He has accumulated 37 exotic vehicles that are specially customized to fit his character. Jean has always explained he feels cars are works of art. Jean is politically active in

3 Wildest Paint Jobs on a Camaro

Camaro week continues. This week we looked at the History of the Camaro, compared the Camaro to the Pontiac Firebird and named our Top 3 Camaros of All Time. Today we look at some of the wildest paint jobs you

Camaro vs Firebird – Which Pony Car was Better?

Camaro Week continues today at the CRO Blog. So far this week we looked at the History of the Camaro and our Top 3 Camaros of all time. Today we compare the Camaro over the years to the Pontiac Firebird.

Top 3 Camaros of All Time

Camaros Week continues. Yesterday we looked at the History of the Camaro. Today we feature the Top 3 Camaros of All Time. The Camaro was Chevy’s stab at creating the ultimate muscle car. First debuting in 1967, the Camaro has

Hollywood – 1971 Pontiac LeMans from ‘The French Connection’

Welcome to our regular Wednesday feature “Classic Cars from Hollywood”, where we feature classic cars from Movies and TV and introduce celebrities that collect classic and muscle cars. Recently we featured cars such as the 1975 Gran Torino from the

Hollywood Classics: Starsky & Hutch – 1975 Ford Gran Torino

We’re back with our regular Wednesday feature, Hollywood Classic Cars. Recently we featured cars like the 1966 Thunderbird from the movie “Thelma and Louise” and “The Blues Brothers” Bluesmobile. Today we feature the 1975 Ford Gran Torino from the TV

1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 Coupe vs 1969 Dodge Charger R/T-SE

The 1969 Firebird 400 Coupe and the 1969 Dodge Charger R/T-SE took two slightly different routes to the same high-performance destination. The Firebird was a lighter vehicle with a slightly smaller powerplant while the Charger was one massive street machine

Custom Paint Job Week – 3 Craziest Muscle Car Paint Jobs

Custom Paint Job Week continues today. On earlier posts this week we featured custom paint jobs on classic cars and some cool chrome paint jobs. Today we look at some of the craziest paint jobs on muscle cars. Everyone loves a

Celebrity Classic Car Collectors – Tim Allen

Since he is a Detroit native, it is unsurprising that Tim Allen is a major car enthusiast. In a video interview with GQ, Allen revealed some of the key components of his large, noteworthy car collection. Though the “Home Improvement”

1970 Plymouth Superbird vs. 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

Today, NASCAR may be seen as a spec race driven more by personalities than cars, but back in the ’60s, it truly was “stock car” racing. To win on the track, companies came out with “homologation specials,” production cars built

Hollywood Classic Cars – Thelma and Louise: 1966 Thunderbird

Classic Cars form Movies and TV continues. Recently we profiled such iconic classic cars such as the Bluesmobile from the movie “The Blues Brothers” and the General Lee from the TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard”. Today we feature the

Classic Car Profile – 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88

While cars like the GTO and Mustang may come to mind as the beginning of the muscle car era, the segment’s roots can be traced back to 1949 when Oldsmobile created a formula that would be copied repeatedly. This formula

1967 Pontiac Firebird vs. 1971 Plymouth Road Runner

Two of the most popular muscle cars of all times are the Pontiac Firebird and the Plymouth Road Runner. However, time had a great influence over both of these car models. To get a better understanding, it is best to

Muscle Car Feature – 1964 Pontiac GTO Tri-Power

The 1964 Pontiac GTO represents the quintessential muscle car. It’s not just its sexy Coke bottle-shaped body or its starring role in fueling the 1960s muscle car craze that made the “Goat” a rather unique and impressive machine. Approximately 8,200

Showdown – 1967 Pontiac Firebird vs. 1967 Chevy Camaro

Two of the most popular muscle cars of all times would be the Pontiac Firebird and Chevy Camaro. When these two GM products are compared, different opinions erupt as to what car comes out on top. 1967 Chevy Camaro The

Muscle Car Profile: The 1970 Shelby GT500 Convertible

Convertibles Week continues. Today we’re profiling the 1970 Shelby GT500 Convertible. The 1970 Shelby GT500 convertible was one of the last great models of the classic muscle car era. Though it is arguably less iconic than Shelby variants of the

1959 Cadillac Eldorado vs. 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

Convertibles Week continues with a showdown of classic convertibles, featuring the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado vs. the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air. The 50s was a golden age for the convertible for many reasons: Safety regulations were years away, air conditioning was

Muscle Car Comparison – 2014 vs. 1970 Dodge Challenger

When comparing the 2014 and 1970 Dodge Challenger, auto enthusiasts may make some surprising discoveries. In terms of brute power, the heyday of the original Challenger lasted only for a couple of years. In 1972, emissions standards tightened, and the

1968 Plymouth Road Runner vs. 1968 Dodge Charger

Although both the 1968 Road Runner and the 1968 Charger R/T were built on Chrysler’s B platform, there were distinct differences between these popular muscle cars. The 1968 Plymouth Road Runner came to be only after Chrysler paid Warner Brothers

The Differences Between the ’67 Camaro & ’68 Camaro

Any classic Camaro owner knows the joys that such a vehicle can bring, and it’s an investment that can offer hours of entertainment over the years. If you’re considering buying one, there are a few things to understand regarding the

Three Best Pimped out Golf Carts

Basic golf carts tend to be boring and dull, so to make a round of golf more fun and exciting, some people decide to get creative and design a cart that will get noticed on the greens. Here are three

Three Wildest Classic or Muscle Car Paint Jobs

Custom painting a vehicle is a great outlet for self-expression. It sets a car apart from the crowd and creates interest from a wide audience. Here are three of the wildest paint jobs found on classic and muscle cars. 1.

Muscle Cars from Movies and TV: 1968 Dodge Charger – “Blade”

The Dodge Charger may be famous for its roles in “Bullitt” and “Dukes of Hazzard,” but it also had a leading role in one of the biggest comic book movie franchises: “Blade.” Who is Blade? Eric Brooks is a “daywalker,”

Jay Leno’s Garage – 1909 Stanley Steamer

Jay Leno is known for his collection of classic cars, and one of his rarest vehicles is a 1909 Stanley Steamer. He has spoken about its unique design and amazing power in numerous interviews. Leno is quick to point out

1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 – The True Super Car

Most auto enthusiasts agree that Ford produced one of the greatest super cars in 1967. Here are three reasons why the “Eleanor” 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 is the only true super car ever made. 1. Race Car Power Admittedly, the

Chevy vs. Pontiac – Which Brand Produced Better Muscle Cars Over the Years?

Through the muscle car era, both Chevrolet and Pontiac produced some of the best vehicles. When deciding which brand made better muscle cars, it’s important to compare various models. Here is why Pontiac comes out on top: Chevrolet Muscle Cars

How the Chevy Logo Has Changed Over the Last Century

Chevrolet’s bow tie logo has gone through many changes over the last century. It was originally introduced in 1913 and first seen on the 1914 Chevrolet H2 Royal Mail. There are many theories behind the design of this symbol. The

Why Was The Yugo So Bad?

The Yugo has been the punchline of many jokes. However, the car managed to sell extremely well before it hit an all-time low. Here is a look at a few reasons why the Yugo was seen as a bad car

What is a Restomod?

The restomod is a relatively recent phenomenon in the collector-car world. As a counterpoint to the “survivor” craze, these new cars mix old and new technology to create the best of both worlds, matching classic styling with modern comfort, performance

Best Classic Car Shows in The Country

When a person loves classic cars, there are many different shows that display a variety of interesting automobiles. No matter where a person lives, there are some great classic car shows all over the country. Here are some of the

Top Five V8 Engines from the American Muscle Car Era

While fans will debate endlessly about the merits of different engines, these five V8s have an undeniable place in the muscle car era. 5. Pontiac 389   325 hp may not sound impressive, but this engine helped kick off the

Top Five Lamest Fake Performance Features Found on Production Cars

Automobile manufacturers sometimes like to add fake performance features to their cars to give the illusion of sportiness. While this marketing tactic can often fool the average consumer, add-ons like nonfunctional air vents and gaudy rear wings stand out like

In Some Ways, Classic Road Maps Will Always Be Better than GPS

GPS navigation is great. Over the years, the advancement of GPS technology has saved countless people from getting lost on the vast network of American roadways. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to get lost when using GPS, given some of

The Top Five American Supercars of All Time

Mosler MT900 The Mossler MT900 contains an LS7, 7-liter V8 engine that provides over 550 horsepower. It can reach top speeds of 180 mph. It has set many performance records thanks to its lightweight and advanced composite molding. It is

Big Displacement vs Forced Induction: Are Turbochargers a Replacement for Displacement?

Ford’s 1.0L Ecoboost won the Engine of the Year award twice, BMW’s new turbo 1.5 liter is being praised by critics and VW recently announced that they were going to sell only turbocharged engines. Why is this happening? Can these

Top Ten American V8 Engines Of All Time

A V8 engine provides a driver with extreme power. It also has a great legacy. Here is a look at the top ten American V8 engines of all time. 1. 1955 to 2003 Chevrolet Small Block This V8 engine is

A Comparison of NASCAR and Formula 1 Engines: Pushrod Muscle vs High-Revving Finesse

F1 has a reputation for bringing the latest in racing technology to tackle monster road courses, but many race fans find the races boring because there’s rarely any passing. NASCAR is known for high speeds that push aerodynamics to the

George Barris’ Best TV And Movie Cars

George Barris is well known for the cars he creates for movies and television shows. His cars are iconic and recognized by fans across the world. Here is a look at the best cars he ever made: The Batmobile Perhaps

The Top Five Coolest Kit Cars of All Time

When a person enjoys working with cars and wants to create something that will stand out, building a kit car can be a great hobby. It is possible to buy a kit and create a car that rivals some of

The 10 Most Expensive 1970s Muscle Cars To Restore

Restoring a car may cost a lot of money, especially when it’s a muscle car from the 1970s. It will take a great deal of funds to create original horsepower and performance. Here are the 10 muscle cars from the

The Cars that Made the 1970s the Lowest Point in Automotive History

The 1970s was a time of Dark Ages for the American automakers and the buying public. The strike brought on by the United Auto Workers right from the onset paralyzed production, dropping 10 percent from just the previous year. Fuel

The History Of The Station Wagon

The term “station wagon” is used to describe the body style of a car that has a longer roof line, multiple rows of passenger seating and a cargo liftgate in the back. Over the years, this type of vehicle has

How to Extend the Shelf Life of 303 Aerospace Protectant

303 Aerospace Protectant is a versatile and popular protectant. Does the product have a shelf life, and what can be done to extend the life?

Why the Corvette Will Always Suck – In This Author’s Opinion

The American Corvette has been an icon since its conception and display at the 1953 Motorama exhibition at the New York Auto Show. It gleaned enough interest to entice GM to produce a version for the public and has since

The one and only 1967 Dodge Polara

My love affair with my 1967 Dodge Polara began, as many great relationships do, almost by accident.  It was unexpected.  I was only 15 years old and I had a summer job and some money.  I wanted my own car

The best in NASCAR history: 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

Of all the cars that came out of the muscle car wars of the 1960s and 1970s, perhaps none was as radical looking as the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona.

Small trucks with huge followings: The Chevy S10 and the Ford Ranger

We’ve taken a look at many rivalries in the past on this blog that have divided fans for ages, and more often than not, the most divisive one has been Chevy vs. Ford. Usually look at the hot rods and

With the most recalls of them all, is Ford the least reliable brand?

No carmaker is perfect, despite us all having our own sensibilities in regards to which rides we stand by.

A look back at the worst Corvettes ever made

With a new Corvette set to be unveiled this January, let\’s take a look back at the car that has won the hearts and minds of American auto enthusiasts for more than a half century.

Ford Pinto and Chevy Vega: Quite possibly the two worst cars to ever come out of Detroit

In honor of the Thanksgiving that just passed, let\’s pay tribute to two of the biggest turkeys to ever roll out of Detroit: the Chevy Vega and the Ford Pinto.