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Archive for the ‘Classic Car Eye Candy’ Category


Posted on May 9th, 2022

Which classic cars are the most popular ones in the U.S.?

Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear fame would once go on to say that “People like you and I know….you can develop a relationship with a car, that’s what non-car people don’t get.” Of course, Clarkson is an immortal now in the Motoring Journalism world. However, what he tries to say in this context is hardly…   Read More

Posted on February 1st, 2022

Arizona Auction Week Proves In-Person Classic Car Auctions Aren’t Dead Yet

Auction week in Arizona has wrapped up for the 2022 season and the results show that in-person classic car auctions aren’t becoming a thing of the past…yet. Live auctions have seen a decrease in sale numbers and attendance, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the numbers racked up this week in AZ. Yes,…   Read More

Posted on December 21st, 2021

Hagerty’s Bull Market Reveals 10 Collector Cars to Watch in 2022

2022 marks the fifth year that the world leader in classic car insurance, Hagerty, has given us a list of the hottest collectable cars and trucks for the new year. 2020 & 2021 may have been challenging years for many, but the collector car marketplace continued to thrive. Collector car auctions like Barrett-Jackson and Mecum…   Read More

Posted on December 16th, 2021

The Final 8 “Lost Corvettes” Are Being Given Away in a Sweepstakes

In January of 2020 we reported on the 36 “Lost Corvettes” that would ultimately be given away in a sweepstakes to 36 lucky winners.  Only 10 were given away during the first drawing. Six more were given away in drawing two, six more in drawing three and six more in drawing 4.  Now they are…   Read More

Posted on December 10th, 2021

10 Cool Classic Cars You Can’t Buy in the United States

There are a lot of choices in America if you want to own a classic car or truck. There are also classics that will never be seen in the United States. That’s because they are outlawed, too expensive to import or plain unavailable for one reason or another. Here are 10 cool classic cars and…   Read More

Posted on November 30th, 2021

10 Classic Car Features That Have Been Banned (Depending on Where You Live)

There was a time in automotive manufacturing that even seatbelts weren’t a standard feature. As the years went by however, safety regulations became increasingly strict which made some features to become nonexistent. From every corner of the globe, new safety and emission standards have emerged over the past decades. Some we can understand why the…   Read More

Posted on November 16th, 2021

1955 Chevy Bel Air Wins the 2021 SEMA Battle of the Builders Award

There was a lot of competition at the 2021 SEMA Battle of the Builders, but it was ultimately Robert Matranga and his multi-million-dollar 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, “Brute Force”, that ultimately won first place! Robert’s Bel Air is a beast! It is clear to see why this Chevy was a top 12 finalist and named…   Read More

Posted on October 29th, 2021

Hottest Classic Cars and Trucks from the 1990s

It is hard for those of us born in the last millennia to fathom that cars and trucks from the 1990s are now considered classic collectors.  It makes some of us feel old just saying it.  There is no denying, however, that there has been a lot of interest in collecting these cars lately. Generation…   Read More

Posted on October 28th, 2021

Say What? A Four-Seat Corvette? Most Have Never Heard of It.

Earlier this year, there was an Instagram post from General Motors Design that shows a four-seat 1962 Corvette that GM designed in response to the success of the popular Ford Thunderbird.  Many readers had to take a second look at what they just read. A four-seat corvette? Most had never heard of such a thing….   Read More

Posted on October 19th, 2021

10 of the Wildest and Wackiest Classic Concept Cars Ever Made

It certainly takes a lot of creativity, imagination, and ingenuity for automakers to design the next big thing. Over the decades, we have seen some pretty cool concept cars become a reality. Sometimes however automotive design teams fall short of greatness with outrageous concept cars and trucks that will never make it to market and…   Read More