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Jim’s Blog: ACC's Next Car is a Truck?

Written by Monday, 04 May 2015 14:27
Last week, ACC Auctions Editor Tony Piff and I hopped a flight to Detroit. While we were there, we visited with longtime ACCer Ken Lingenfelter and checked up on our old 1964 Nova wagon, which sits prominently in one of the rooms of his massive car collection.    We completely…
I love swapmeets. All it takes is a little time and a little walking to find just about anything you're looking for at a bargain-basement price. And even if you don’t know what you’re looking for, chances are you’ll end up buying something anyway.   Ever since I bought a set…

Jim’s Blog: Crate Motor or Not

Written by Tuesday, 07 April 2015 13:47
Buying an engine is a lot like buying a whole collector car: it's almost always cheaper to buy one already done. But you never really know what problems might pop up on a project you didn't complete yourself. About five years ago, I tore the 350 out of my Chevy…

May/June 2015 Cover Poll

Written by Tuesday, 07 April 2015 13:09
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…

I Want a Mini Bulldozer

Written by Tuesday, 24 March 2015 13:19
My three-year-old daughter Katie grabbed my ears and pointed my head at the car she wanted to see. We were at the 59th Annual Portland Roadster Show this past weekend. The long-running show brings in a couple-hundred cool cars from all over the U.S. and Canada. I’ve been going for years…

Jim's Blog: How do you make old cars safer?

Written by Tuesday, 10 March 2015 14:18
A few weeks ago, I blogged about my '72 K10 pickup as a daily driver, and since gas has been cheap, I’ve been using it more. It’s a decent regular commuter save for one important thing: safety.   Some of your comments on that blog post focused on suspension and…