In its first year of production, the 396/425-hp big-block-equipped 1965 Chevrolet Corvette was at its rarest in coupe form, a fact that today makes this beautiful example a rare find. It has been driven just 2,200 miles since the completion of its restoration in 2002, which included refinishing it in the original color Read More
Here’s a question I never thought I’d worry about. Is it safe to haul your kid around in your vintage car?
My daughter Katie is nearly a year old. I usually drive her around in my ’06 Charger or in my wife’s ’11 Toyota 4Runner. But every once in a while I take her out in my ’66 Caprice or my ’72 Chevy Cheyenne 4×4, and whenever I have her in either of them I wonder if I’m making Read More
The great thing about American cars is that they pretty much always work. Even if you let one sit for a few months, you can expect it to fire up and run without needing much of anything. But that wasn’t the experience I had this past weekend.
At ACC, we attend a lot of large-scale events, so small ones are always a fun change of pace. On Saturday, I was planning on going to a small car show at the Lake Bible Church Read More
Production of the Li’l Red Express was 5,118 in 1979. Most of the features remained from the 1978 model, but there were some changes that included a catalytic converter, unleaded gas and an 85 mph speedometer. The most noticeable changes were the flat hood and dual square headlights replacing the round versions, and the 1979 models rode on Read More
After a few days of recharging our batteries, the ACC crew is back in the office following the whirlwind of car events that make up Monterey car week. I couldn’t be happier with the performance of my Charger on the 1,600-mile drive – 80 mph, a/c on, and 22 mpg on average. Aside from a flying 4×8 sheet of plywood that scuffed up my front bumper and passenger rear quarter panel while we were passing through Redding, California, the trip Read More
As you read this, the ACC and SCM crews will be on the road to Monterey, California for the annual collector car auctions, Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca, and the Pebble Beach Concours, all of which take place this week.
I spent this past weekend prepping my Charger SRT8 for the 1,600-mile round trip, which included a thorough cleaning inside and out. This is a pretty regular thing at my house, but a little surprise was waiting for Read More
If you have an old car, you’d better have a few tools, too. Even if you’re not a shadetree mechanic, there will come a time that you’ll need to turn a wrench or two, even if it’s on something small like a loose belt or a flat tire. So you’ve finally bought that GTO or Road Runner. Now what tools do you absolutely need to have in your garage?
I spent six years as a professional mechanic working on mostly Read More
When ACC’s staff isn’t out drag racing our cars or going to shows, we’re tracking the collector car market via auction sales. And probably the most frequent question we’re asked has to do with which cars are the new hot ticket in the market at large. What cars should you buy right now before prices move up? How much should you expect to spend?
Time to dust off the crystal ball – with that question in mind, here are five Read More
ACC has owned our Hemi-powered 1963 Dodge 440 2-dr Post for six months now. During that time, pretty much everyone on staff could be heard bench racing about it at one time or another, all of us wondering if it was really capable of 10-second runs as advertised. This past Friday night, I took it to the drag strip to find out.
I’ve been involved in drag racing since around 1999, but Read More
This blue and white 1972 4×4 K5 Blazer has a 350-ci V8 motor, power steering and power brakes. The interior is a beautiful blue with front bucket seats. Excellent condition. From the Riley Hogan Jr. Collection.