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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Maintenance Tips’ Category


Posted on May 26th, 2019

Michelin Designs Tire For “Youngtimer” Classic Cars of the 80s and 90s

We just wrote an article about our five favorite classic cars and trucks from the 1980s.  And we aren’t the only ones admiring the cars from the decade that brought us President Reagan.  The infamous auction house Barrett-Jackson is seeing a significant uptick in interest for cars from the 80s & 90s.  The highly respected…   Read More

Posted on April 24th, 2019

What Are the Classic Car Vehicle Emissions Laws in Your State?

In Texas, vehicles with antique registration and plates or vehicles 25 years old or older are exempt from annual emissions inspections.  Many other states are not as luck as we are. Arizona just passed a new law that will go into effect June 1, 2019 that allows qualified collectible vehicles in to be exempt from…   Read More

Posted on April 22nd, 2019

Old Gas, Modern-Day Fuel and the Issues They Cause for Classic Cars

About a month ago we wrote an article about pulling your classic car or truck out of winter storage.  In it we recommend changing the fluids before taking her out on the road.  Gasoline is no exception. It can easily go bad during winter storage and should always be replaced with fresh fuel. Back in…   Read More

Posted on April 16th, 2019

Roadside Towing Service Made Just for Classic Cars

It might not be today, and it might not be tomorrow, but eventually your classic car is going to have a mechanical issue that could leave you stuck stranded on the side of the road.  When it happens, who are you going to call?  Do you want just some local company to come out and…   Read More

Posted on March 29th, 2019

AmericanTrucks Shares Knowledge for Choosing & Installing Lift Kits

We recently wrote an article Truck & Jeep Lifts 101: How to Give Your Ride the Height It Deserves that gave advice on raising your truck or jeep with a lift kit. Just after publishing that lift kit article, we were approached by AmericanTrucks.com and they were offering some advice of their own.  AmericanTrucks is…   Read More

Posted on March 14th, 2019

New Arkansas Law States Classic Cars Must Be at Least 45 Years Old

Many car collectors and enthusiasts in Arkansas are upset over a new law, Act 368, that re-defines what is considered to be a classic car.  Prior to March 7, 2019 cars and trucks that were at least 25 years old were considered classics.  The new bill, introduced by Jack Fortner, now states that a vehicle…   Read More

Posted on March 13th, 2019

Spring is in the Air! Time to Get Your Classic Car Out of Storage!

The first day of spring is days away!  That’s right, Wednesday, March 20 will mark the first day of Spring for 2019.  Old man winter has been pretty stubborn this year… especially in the norther-most states, but here in the south, temperatures are quickly rising into 60s & 70s and birds are chirping as Spring…   Read More