Wanting a Model T in this day and age doesn’t really make much sense. But who says car people have to be reasonable?
Here’s the thing: I drive a comfortable, connected, safe, brand-new GMC truck every day. It’s perfectly suited to life in the real world — the world full of cell phones, cup holders, and distracted driving. But when it comes to just having fun, I don’t think there’s a way to beat a good Model T.
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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 early April, and the Portland Transmission show — always the Saturday before Mothers’ Day.
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’ things are still around, seemingly abandoned when they left.
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
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 year I wasn’t on the hunt for anything specific, but Read More
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 car to be. Is Read More
The ACC team is putting together our 27th issue this month — May/June 2016 — and in this issue, we’re adding a few new interactive features.
The first is a brand-new ACC Reader’s Forum, where we’ll consult with both our readership and industry experts to answer your burning car questions.
Yesterday, on my way into work at ACC HQ, I saw a near-accident.
The car in the lane next to me — a Chevy Tahoe hybrid — was tooling along at about 45 mph. I was more-or-less keeping up in my Charger and watching the road in front of me. The Tahoe driver Read More
February is here, and that means spring isn’t far away. If you put your car away for the winter months, it’s time to start thinking about getting it ready for the road again. That sunny Saturday will come sooner than you think — and when you’re out driving your old car in the crisp, early spring air, you’ll be glad you were ready for it. Here are the five things you should Read More
Every January, nearly 3,000 collector cars ship out to sunny Arizona, where they cross high-profile auction blocks in six different locations in the Scottsdale area. The cars draw in thousands of bidders and spectators, and they typically bring in some hefty sales totals.
These sales have become a great barometer of the new Read More