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Will the Old Car Hobby Die Out?


Let's face it, collector cars are mostly owned by people 60 and above. If young enthusiasts climb on board, maybe we'll still be going to Pebble Beach and Amelia island in 2030.  

The Engine is a Stinker, But Have They Exhausted All Options?


Lola's '46 Ford truck has the smelliest exhaust in the neighborhood. Is it worth fixing, or is it a health hazard?

Elvis' BMW: Lost and Now Spectacularly Found Again

While he was famously in the Army, stationed in Germany, Elvis commuted to work in a BMW 507 roadster--a car that was lost for decades. Now it's back on the road, and headed for Pebble Beach.

Kornbluh Talks: Stuck in Cuba with Car Talk

Peter Kornbluh tells us what it was really like to chaperone the Car Talk team through Havana. Plus advice for anyone planning a trip to Cuba to see the cars. 

Paul Newman's V-8 Volvos: Getting the Groceries in Style

Paul Newman's Volvo station wagons had hot motors from Corvettes, Mustangs and Buick Grand Nationals. And what about that 351-equipped '69 VW Bug?

A Big Classic Car Weekend--With Lots of Stories to Tell

Hidden in garages and behind stone walls are fabulous million-dollar cars owned by hoarders, and a bunch of recent discoveries will be on display in Connecticut in two weeks.

The Noble Art of Goofing Off

James restores classic cars for fun and his neighbor recently thanked him for "preserving our automotive heritage."  This was news to James who thought he was just goofing around in the garage. Are goofing off and acting nobly mutually exclusive? Car Talk weighs in, here. 

Classic Cars Are Better Investments Than Art, Real Estate and Wine

Don't buy an Andy Warhol drawing for a nest egg, buy an old Porsche instead. The collector car market is in something of a bubble right now, but you can take advantage of it.

Want a Classic Car from Cuba? You’d Be Better Off with Ray’s Colt Vista

Want a classic car from Cuba? The miles may not have been kind to some of these classics! 

The Renovo is a $500,000 Electric Cobra Daytona

A group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs plugged in a modified Cobra chassis, added twin motors, and got zero to 60 in less than 3.4 seconds. It's evocative, sure, because the Daytona has a colorful--even lurid--history.


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