This is excerpted from MSN.com and tells the story of the beginnings of Corvette! This is a story few know very well and thank you to the work of David Kennedy of Hot Rod magazine, here are the basics!
"It seems impossible to imagine a hot rod world without Chevrolet or its small-block engine—but there was a time that neither played a part in our arena. In the 1950s Fords dominated hot rodding, and the Blue Oval’s flathead was the V8 of…
1950s Kuzma champ dirt car displayed on Concourse B
INDIANAPOLIS – The latest in a lineup of classic racing cars greeting passengers at the
Indianapolis International Airport (IND) has arrived. The Dowgard Special #2, from the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, is on display on Concourse B near the
exit to Civic Plaza.
According to the museum, other than the Indianapolis 500, virtually all National
Championship races held…
Added by Chuck Aaron on December 9, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Added by Lacy Williams on November 18, 2014 at 7:34am — No Comments
Early today, November 17, 2014, a true leader of the antiques car industry and hobby has died. Harold Coker started his tire business and his collection of forms and molds are the reason so many antique and collector cars even have tires on which to run! He began his career as a territory manager with the old B.F.Goodrich Tire Co. before starting his own business, Coker Tire Co., in 1958, leading the company to become the largest supplier of collector car tires and wheels in the world.…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on November 17, 2014 at 7:46pm — No Comments
Our friend Dave Williams (one of our favorite car photographers) passed away Saturday of a heart attack. I thought you all would be interested in the many photos he has posted on www.SouthEastWheelsEvents.com. I have been friends with Dave for at least a decade. I am very saddened with his passing.
"Obituary for Dave Williams
David Williams, 63, of Braselton, passed away…Continue
FROM MIKE GARLAND OF CARLISLE EVENTS
On the Move – Annual Fall and Winter AutoFest Events Moving
Carlisle Events to Relocate Shows to Lakeland Beginning in the Fall of 2015
CARLISLE, PA – Carlisle Events, based in Pennsylvania, has been promoting some of the largest…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on November 13, 2014 at 2:38pm — No Comments
This remarkable vehicle sits right up front at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association) annual meet in Las Vegas; literally under the monorail on Paradise Ave! A person has two more days to see it. It is a 1969 Camaro SS built by our friend Gary Higginbotham of American V8 & Classics in Alpharetta, GA.…Continue
Added by Chuck Aaron on November 6, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Motor Trend picked the awesome Camaro Z/28 as Best Driver's Car! First Ever American Car To Win!
Porsche, Audit, Ferrari, Etc. but CAMARO? Wow! As a Porsche driver, I found this a true surprise, yet Motor Trend (my heroes) tested all the candidates and the Z/28 won out!
"Camaro Z/28 is Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car 2014-09-25
DETROIT –Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car. It’s the first American-brand…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on September 28, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments
It was another great weekend of Car events in the UK this weekend . Globalwheelsevents was staging a car event in the northwest UK town of Blackpool.
Take a look at the the details and pictures of the events at .Power Paint and Pinups…Continue
Added by Russ Larcombe on September 9, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Al Capone's Car.... I Am Told This Is a True Story!
I got this email recently from a friend:
"A BIT OF HISTORY I BETCHA DIDN’T KNOW……………
Hours after Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941, the Secret Service found themselves in a bind. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was to give his Day of Infamy speech to Congress on…
Added by Michael Thies on September 8, 2014 at 4:06pm — No Comments
BEIJING|01 SEP 14
When the 10 teams roll their cars out onto the purpose-built Beijing street track for the inaugural Formula E race, there is one outfit…
Added by Michael Thies on September 4, 2014 at 9:17am — No Comments
My daughter and I recently showed our cars at The Four Seasons Auction Gallery. We really enjoyed the auction and got to see some great deals on Hot Rides & "Man Cave" items. Thanks Steve for providing a great indoor auction close by to my home in Alpharetta.
Added by Mark Ray on September 3, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments
By Drew Hardin
Photo Courtesy Petersen Archives
At the 1973 Street Rod Nationals (or so the story goes), rod builders Andy Brizio and Lil’ John Buttera got into a, shall we say, friendly discussion about which end of the Golden State produced the best street rods. Southern Californian Buttera ribbed Brizio, who was from South San Francisco, about how the Bay Area…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on July 18, 2014 at 1:38am — No Comments
HENRY’S “T” & EDSEL’S “A” CLICK ON THE PICTURES!
A major number of polls and surveys have agreed the Ford Model T was clearly the world's most influential car of the 20th Century. Henry Ford has often been credited as the pioneer but actually the real pioneers were in Europe and the “automobile” had existed for decades. It was true, though, that their public adoption had been limited, and they were mostly scarce and expensive. What Henry really did is put…Continue
Added by Michael Thies on June 21, 2014 at 11:11pm — No Comments
I would like to thank Mike Theis for inviting me to participate in the Peachtree Festival Car Show. This was my 1st car show I've been in with my Boatcar, and then to win "Best of Show" was a real shocker to me. I really enjoyed meeting the other participants and their beautiful rides. What a great way to enjoy Father's Day with family and new friends!! Thanks again.…Continue
Added by Mark Ray on June 15, 2014 at 10:37pm — No Comments
I created a website about my Boatcar which is Theboatcar.com Looking forward to the Peach-tree Festival car show. See you all then!!…Continue
Added by Mark Ray on June 14, 2014 at 10:50pm — No Comments
About a year ago my wife made a bet with me that I couldn't build a Boatcar, but I proved her wrong. I purchased a GMC Jimmy with a 4.3 V6 and stripped the entire body except for the chassis, the seats and the motor. I then found a 18.5 ft Sea Ray bow rider that was ready for the landfill. She was stripped of her motor, out drive, and her interior including the floor. I then brought them together as one. She is now street legal because she has head lights, tail lights, turn signals,…Continue
Written by Marilyn Pearlman
Whether in fashion or cars, it is a matter of picking the right item/style and the right color says Tevie Dante Fraser, co-owner of Fraser Dante LTD, with her husband Thomas Fraser. The decision to go into business started with one car and lots of Passion, a 1972 Red Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible, which was a great pick 28 years ago. That choice has evolved into a full show room with around 50 cars plus! The husband-wife team speaks from…Continue
Added by Marilyn Pearlman on May 20, 2014 at 3:49pm — No Comments