Jim’s Blog

Jim’s Blog: How Old Are Your Tires?

Most of us know that gas has an expiration date. We typically say that oil should be changed at least twice a year. But when’s the last time you considered the age of your tyres? If you’re lucky, you might put a couple thousand miles per year on your classic. […]

Jim’s Blog: Are Engine Swaps OK?

Small block, big block, and LS Chevrolet V8s tend to find their way into all kinds of classic cars. Should they? I’m all about making a vintage car more drivable — from steering and brake upgrades all the way through the addition of modern fuel injection. All of these things can make […]

Jim’s Blog: Check Those Rivets

Spring is here, and for a lot of us, that means it’s time to either wake up our classic cars — or to go to auction and buy something new to use through the summer. Say you’re buying something new. You know to check for rust, and to look for […]

Jim’s Blog: I Hate Gas Cans

This week, I became the guy I never wanted to be. I ran my ’66 Chevy out of gas in my own driveway. OK, so I’ve been busy working on another C10 project lately, and I’ve needed the space inside my garage for photo work to support that project. So […]

Jim’s Blog: An American in Paris

Here at ACC, we’ve been talking about the rise in truck and SUV prices for years now. At auctions like Mecum and Barrett-Jackson, regardless of location, yesterday’s worker bee rigs have taken on a new life as coveted collectors items, with prices to match. In fact, it seems like those […]

Jim’s Blog: Sights from Arizona

ACC’s staff just returned from a week in the desert, just in time to build our Arizona results issue. By now the auctions have all ended, but numbers are still tricking in as post-block deals come together. We’re working on our complete coverage of the Scottsdale and Kissimmee weeks now […]

Jim’s Blog: Prepping for Auction Kickoff

Scottsdale’s auctions are next week and Mecum’s Kissimmee sale is already underway — the 2019 auction market is firing up, and we’ll soon have some news to report about fresh trends. As always, ACC will be on site everywhere this month, covering the events as they happen. Our March/April issue […]