Jim’s Blog: Missing Bullitt Found

This past Friday, I got word that someone in Mexico claimed to have found the missing 1968 Ford Mustang fastback used in the Steve McQueen movie Bullitt. True or not, as Colin Comer pointed out, this is probably the biggest news to hit the collector car world in 2017 — at least so far. And word now is that Kevin Marti, Ford numbers specialist, has confirmed the find as legit.

Bullitt may not be a cinematic masterpiece all the Read More

Jim’s Blog: Neat Car Tricks

Ever gone to tune up your classic car when it’s still semi-warm from being driven? Did you burn your hand on the exhaust manifold or header? Here’s a neat trick I’ve used for years to eliminate that problem:

The first thing you’ll need is an old pushrod. The one I used is a 3/8-inch unit from an old big-block Chevy that I had sitting around. The second thing you’ll need is a section of 3/8-inch fuel line — the small ends Read More

Judging the Market

A few Septembers back, a friend of mine called me to ask if I’d be a judge at his church’s car show. It was a small show — about 50 or so cars — and he was hunting for car people to team up with members of the church’s youth group to teach them about cars and judge the entries. I signed on, and I dragged ACC Contributor Chad Tyson along with me to help spread the good word about Read More

A Fresh Look

So you just bought a car at auction. You take it home, get it in your garage, and after owning it for a while, you decide it’s time to personalize it. The best way to change its look? A new set of wheels and tires.

There are thousands of wheel and tire combinations out there for buyers who want something different than OEM. But you really need to be careful, because the right rolling stock can take your car’s look Read More

Jim’s Blog: Best Modern Muscle Buy?

From the new 5.0 Mustang GT to the new Camaro SS, there are plenty of options out there for a buyer looking to burn rubber in a modern muscle car. But what’s the best buy in today’s market?

Let’s focus only on modern muscle craze. I’d suggest it started with the debut of the retro-styled Ford Mustang back in 2005. The Challenger and Camaro hit the market later, and the first of those cars are now getting a lot cheaper Read More

Mecum to Debut Los Angeles Collector Car Auction, Feb. 17-18

Mecum Auctions will join the long and historic list of car-related events at the Fairplex, Feb. 17-18, with an estimated 600 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more to cross the auction block.

The selection of consignments for Mecum Los Angeles 2017 will showcase the variety of offerings Mecum prides itself on bringing to each event. As an “every-man’s auction company,” Mecum will offer a broad selection of vehicles from entry-level to museum-grade with sale prices Read More

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