FEATURE: 1987 Buick Grand National

During the heyday of the American muscle-car craze, the Detroit mantra for horsepower was “Bigger is always better.” Then big changes started occurring in the 1970s as a reaction to rising gas prices, higher inflation and steeper insurance premiums. Performance fell out of favor with the car-buying public during this time of uncertainty. However, a […]

MCACN: 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda

There’s always certain vehicles at a massive show like the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals that when you pass by, they just stop you in your tracks. This 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda was one that did just that. Maybe it was the glossy Blue Pearl paint or the Gen III 426ci V8 HEMI V8 […]

MCACN: 1969 Hurst/Olds Convertible, ‘Miss Golden Shifter’ Linda Vaughn

The 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals boasted lots of special four-wheeled displays as well as numerous celebrity appearances. One example that greeted visitors as soon as they entered the event was the unveiling of this freshly restored 1969 Hurst/Olds convertible and ‘Miss Hurst Golden Shifter’ herself, Linda Vaughn. Signing autographs both days, Miss Vaughn […]

FEATURE: 1970 Plymouth Superbird

It’s only fitting that Doug Schellinger and his dad, Monroe, would come to love and appreciate the Plymouth Superbird by watching it in its natural environment — in action on the racetrack. Four decades ago, the father and son would watch United States Auto Club stock car races at the Milwaukee Mile. “I can remember […]

MCACN: 2012 Muscle Car & Corvette National, Rosemont Illinois

The 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals has rolled back into Chicago, being held once again at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. This evening marked the close of Day 1 of the weekend show, leaving us eagerly preparing for a second day of strolling the cavernous aisles and lusting after the […]

FEATURE: 1936 Ford Pickup Model 68

As is often the case, when Butch Nelson sold a 1955 Chevrolet car project several months ago, that bow tie classic left a four-wheeled hole in his heart. “If wasn’t long before I was getting lonesome and wanted something new,’ said the auto enthusiast. Having owned multiple examples of Tri-5 Chevys, muscle Chevelles and a […]

FEATURE: 1959 Austin Healey Model 100-6

Old barns have long proved to be reliable locations for auto enthusiasts looking to find their next project vehicle. Few things are as exciting as walking across a farmyard, swinging open a massive door and discovering a dusty relic that’s been shielded from the elements for decades. Tom & AJ Soerens Tom Soerens experienced a […]

SHOWS: Geneva Concours d’Elegance, Geneva, Illinois

Rain didn’t keep the 2012 Geneva Concours d’Elegance from taking place on Sunday, August 26 in downtown Geneva, Illinois. Despite the drizzly conditions, droves of classic and antique automobile owners wheeled their rare and collector machines and parked on Third Street to participate in the judged event. This year the featured marque was Packard; for […]

FEATURE: 1969 AMC AMX

It may come as no surprise that the Fourth of July inspired Ken More to apply a red, white and blue color scheme to his once all-white 1969 AMC AMX. But before we can jump to those eye-catching exterior hues, a little background on his classic ride is in order. Ken More This tri-color car […]

FEATURE: 1932 Ford Tudor

There’s no shortage of fortuitous incidents that provide incentive for classic car owners to conduct massive overhauls of their beloved four-wheeled machines. In Kurt Jensen’s case, all it took was a flat tire. Jensen has owned his black-on-black 1932 Ford Tudor since 1981 and initially conducted a four-year build to transform the former basket case […]

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