Jim’s Blog

Jim’s Blog: Your Best Car Buy?

Our panel of experts is gearing up for our Scottsdale seminar, held at Barrett-Jackson next Wednesday morning. And while they’re going over what cars to buy and why — and sending me their picks so I can build our presentation for you — it got me thinking about what cars […]

Jim’s Blog: Three New Year Resolutions

There are only a few days left in 2016, and that has me thinking about all the car things I did — and didn’t do — this year. Here’s what I’m going to do differently in 2017. About six months ago, I jacked up my Caprice to change the oil […]

Jim’s Blog: SEMA in Photos

SEMA is where the automotive aftermarket comes to show off its skill — this is where the newest trends, the biggest builds, and the coolest new products all converge in one week of car-crazy overkill. ACC was on-site in Vegas this November, and while we ran a feature of the […]

Jim’s Blog: When it Just Clicks

So you’re all done at the car show. You hop in your classic, hit the key, and instead of that V8 cranking over, you get nothing but a tinny click. Hit it again and it clicks again. Third time’s a charm and off you go. Sound familiar? I’ve had my […]

Jim’s Blog: ACC Heads to SEMA

Every year, the automotive aftermarket gets together in Las Vegas to show off its latest and greatest products and show cars. It’s a one-of-a-kind event, closed off to the general public and yet still well-known by most in the car community. This is where annual styling trends are set, where […]

Jim’s Blog: I Want a Model T

Wanting a Model T in this day and age doesn’t really make much sense. But who says car people have to be reasonable? Here’s the thing: I drive a comfortable, connected, safe, brand-new GMC truck every day. It’s perfectly suited to life in the real world — the world full of […]

Jim’s Blog: War Jeep in the Barn

My brother-in-law Cameron is a high school teacher here in Oregon, and the school where he works owns some land that includes a run-down house and a big yard. The school uses the house to store stuff — chairs, desks, lawn equipment, etc — but some of the original owners’ […]