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Oregon is a rainy place, but starting around May, the sun starts to peek out, and the days turn from grim to bright. There are two local events that capitalize on that change and mark the start of the Pacific Northwest’s car season: the pair of Portland Swap Meets in…

Jim’s Blog: War Jeep in the Barn

Written by Monday, 02 May 2016 12:21
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’…

Jim’s Blog: Three Cars to Buy Right Now

Written by Friday, 15 April 2016 14:41
The classic car market is always on the move, and as interests change, so do values. So with that, here are three cars I’d recommend buying right now, and why:   1. 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra   This was the last year of the Fox body, and the first for…

May/June 2016 Cover Poll

Written by Wednesday, 13 April 2016 11:38
Our Art Director, David Tomaro, has created three possible cover concepts, and we'd like to know which one is your favorite. Click here to cast your vote! In addition, please take a few moments and answer some questions about collector cars. It should all take less than a minute, and your answers…
  With thousands of parts spread out over what seems like sprawling square miles of space, the dueling Portland-area swap meets — the Portland Swap Meet and the PIR Swap Meet, both taking place the same weekend every April — have literally everything you’ll ever need for your project. This…

Jim’s Blog: The Best Muscle Car of All Time

Written by Tuesday, 22 March 2016 10:53
Any time a couple of ACC staffers get together, we tend to start talking cars. And this topic is one that seems to never die at ACC HQ. Just what is the absolute best muscle car of all time?   The question really revolves around what you consider a muscle…
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