Jim’s Blog: Your Best Car Buy?

Our panel of experts is gearing up for our Scottsdale seminar, held at Barrett-Jackson next Wednesday morning. And while they’re going over what cars to buy and why — and sending me their picks so I can build our presentation for you — it got me thinking about what cars have been best buys for me in the past.

As much as I’d like to say my ’66 Caprice was my best buy of all time, it’s hard to look Read More

Jim’s Blog: Three New Year Resolutions

There are only a few days left in 2016, and that has me thinking about all the car things I did — and didn’t do — this year. Here’s what I’m going to do differently in 2017.

About six months ago, I jacked up my Caprice to change the oil and filter. I hadn’t done it in a while, as I haven’t been driving the car that much. But the oil looked relatively clean so I let it go a Read More

Jim’s Blog: SEMA in Photos

SEMA is where the automotive aftermarket comes to show off its skill — this is where the newest trends, the biggest builds, and the coolest new products all converge in one week of car-crazy overkill.

ACC was on-site in Vegas this November, and while we ran a feature of the event in the just-printed Jan/Feb issue of ACC (which should be on newsstands soon), we couldn’t use all the pics we shot on-site. So here are more of my favorites Read More

January/February 2017 Cover Poll

Our Art Director, David Tomaro, has created three possible cover concepts, and we’d like to know which one is your favorite. It should all take less than a minute, and your answers help determine the content of our magazine. Voting ends Monday, December 5, at Midnight PST. If you have any additional thoughts about ACC, regarding either the print magazine or our electronic newsletter, please post them in the comments section below.

Jim’s Blog: When it Just Clicks

So you’re all done at the car show. You hop in your classic, hit the key, and instead of that V8 cranking over, you get nothing but a tinny click. Hit it again and it clicks again. Third time’s a charm and off you go. Sound familiar?

I’ve had my 1966 Caprice since October 1998. It’s clicked like that on me, on and off, for all these years. I’ve rebuilt five or six starters, used four different batteries, rewired the Read More