Jim’s Blog

Jim’s Blog: Great Gifts for a Car Person

The holiday season is here, and that means it’s time to hunt down a good gift for the car person on your list. That’s sometimes pretty tough, especially when the person you’re shopping for seems to already have everything. I’ve got several people just like that on my list this […]

Jim’s Blog: Three Cars to Watch

It’s November, which means the new year is going to be here before we know it. With it come the annual Arizona auctions, which kick off the collector car market each year in a big way. What cars are going to see increases this year? We’ll have to wait and see, […]

Jim’s Blog: Sights of SEMA 2018

With over a million square feet of automotive parts and accessories to see, SEMA is not something you can really do in a day and a half. But I did. Or at least I tried to. And when I wasn’t meeting with people in the industry, I was shooting images […]

Jim’s Blog: It’s SEMA Time

This week is one of my favorite weeks of the year — it’s SEMA time in Las Vegas. SEMA is where the automotive aftermarket comes together to show off what it’s been working on for the past 12 months. This is where the newest trends in both new and old […]

Jim’s Blog: Garage Upgrades

This past August, my wife and I bought a new house and moved across town. Distance-wise to AC HQ, it’s not much of a change from where I was before. But the new place has more room everywhere for my family — including in my garage. Yes, I’m the happy […]

Jim’s Blog: Do you use your old car?

A few weeks back, I was driving my ’66 Chevrolet home from the ACC office and sitting in traffic. A guy in a minivan pulled up next to me, rolled down his window, and started asking me all about the car.  Now this isn’t really much of a story for […]

Jim’s Blog: When Will Ford Trucks Have Their Day?

Classic trucks, specifically half-tons built between 1967 and 1972, are still hot in today’s market. But it seems that not all trucks were created equal. The run-up in prices over the last five years has in large part been due to the popularity of GM’s truck twins in the aftermarket. […]

Jim’s Blog: Sights of Monterey

Monterey Car Week is a whirlwind of events, auctions, and car person fun. This year was my 10th Monterey, and after all these years, the one thing I’ve learned is that it doesn’t really matter where you go and what you do — if you’re a car person, just being […]

Jim’s Blog: Gearing Up for Monterey

One of the biggest weeks of the collector car year is here — from six high-end collector car auctions to concours, shows, and vintage races, Monterey’s got it all.  Monterey certainly sets a tone for the year, as it brings in collectors from around the globe to bid on some […]