Tag: classic cars

53 Posts

City street in Havana, Cuba
Jul 15, 2016

Kornbluh Talks: Stuck in Cuba with Car Talk

Staff Blog

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. 

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May 10, 2016

2016 Spring Carlisle: Classic Cars, Parts, and Mud.

Guest Bloggers

The annual Spring Carlisle automotive swap meet, auction, car corral, and mud festival could be described as five days of either gear head heaven, or hell.

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May 20, 2015

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

Jim Motavalli

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?

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May 12, 2015

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

Jim Motavalli

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.

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Value of restoring classic cars
Jan 06, 2015

The Noble Art of Goofing Off

Dear Car Talk

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. 

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Dec 18, 2014

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

Jim Motavalli

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.

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Dec 19, 2014

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

Guest Bloggers

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

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Aug 21, 2014

The Renovo is a $500,000 Electric Cobra Daytona

Jim Motavalli

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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Jun 03, 2014

Way, Way Back: The '60s Through the Back of a Station Wagon

Jim Motavalli

The sight of a tri-colored Buick Caballero kid hauler sends the author back in time, like Proust's madeleines. The 50s and 60s were all about wood-paneled wagons for Americansof a certain age. 

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Jensen Interceptor classic car
Jan 31, 2014

Jensen Interceptor: Leather, Wood, and The Fates

Guest Bloggers

The Fates sometime communicate with us in mysterious ways, but today they all but club Jim Hanna in the head with a clear message about this marriage of British spirit and American muscle.

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