I’ve been a part of the Arizona Concours d’Elegance since day one, four years ago.
I recall that first year, looking out of my hotel room onto the grass-covered splendor of the courtyard of the Arizona Biltmore. It was pitch black as the first cars entered the field. Within an hour, as the sun was rising, nearly 100 splendid motorcars were on the grass.
While it is visually stunning, the courtyard presents size limitations for the concours organizers. They Read More
I used to carry a load of spare parts in the trunk of my car. Now I just bring a cellphone and a AAA towing card.
When I first started going on classic rallies 30 years ago, it was routine to see cars smoking, overheating and finally dying by the side of the road. There were even “Hook Awards” for the car that broke down the most often. I “won” that once in the Monte Shelton NW Classic Rally driving Read More
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The pieces are coming together.
I maintain that the only way to get kids involved with our old cars is to engage them from a very early age. Old cars should just be one of the many hobbies and sports they enjoy.
In his after-school classes, my 9-year-old Bradley is taking computer coding — and learning to build rescue-bots. For him, the 1960 Bugeye Sprite is a cross between a giant Lego and a robotics project.
We paid a visit Read More
Our old cars continue to make the transition from daily use appliances to coveted artifacts. This change raises an entirely different set of questions when it comes to deciding the quality and condition of a car you might buy.
Just buying something that runs and drives is not what we’re looking for these days.
As I’ve been looking around for my next sports car, I’ve come to some realizations. I don’t want a project car — or one with major Read More
For most of us, December is not the best month to drive our classic cars. Aside from the cold, there often is snow on the ground — and many roads have been salted.
I would guess that somewhere more than 80% of our classic cars are sitting under covers in heated garages and attached to battery chargers.
Nonetheless, this is a good time to look at what classic cars bring to our lives, and how we can make even better Read More