Welcome to Reno!

ACC’s boots are on the ground in Reno, Nevada for this year’s Hot August Nights celebration. And although we’ve only been on site for a few hours now, one thing’s already clear: car culture is still alive and well in the Silver State, even in the midst of a downpour. But we’ll get to that in a second.

ACC Associate Editor Chad Tyson and I left Portland, Oregon this morning at 9 am, heading south on I5 in a brand Read More

ACC is Hitting the Road!

It’s been a busy summer for ACC’s staff. I’ve been working on finishing up my ’72 Chevy truck restoration project between deadlines for ACC and our sister publication, Sports Car Market, and I’m happy to say that I’m finally done spinning wrenches on it for the summer.

And it’s just in time, too, as Associate Editor Chad Tyson and I are leaving town next Thursday for our very first trip to Hot August Nights in Reno, Nevada.

I’ve heard Read More

Question of the Month – Which Million-Dollar Mustang was the Better Buy?

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ACC’s staff is currently working on the Insider’s View section of the September/October issue, and we’d like your input on the following question:

Two Mustangs made million-dollar sale prices at Mecum’s Indy sale this May. Which of these two cars was the better buy?

Lot F203 was the 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake – a one of one supercar built by Shelby with a GT40 Mk II 427 engine, special drivetrain, and special one-off styling cues. It was built to Read More

Jim’s Blog – Checking in with the ACC Garage

Car season is now in full swing, and when ACC’s staff has had time away from working on the magazine, we’ve been hard at work buttoning up a few items with our own cars to get ready for the next few months of car shows, cruise ins, and road trips. Here’s what we’ve been up to:

ACC’s 1964 Chevrolet Nova wagon was fully restored about two years ago, so it’s Read More

Jim’s Blog: Big Money – The Most Expensive American Cars Sold at Auction

Summer sets the stage for some of the biggest collector car auctions of the year, and those auctions tend to bring some really high-end cars to market. And when those cars sell, they tend to bring big dollars as well.

Here’s a list of the top five American cars ever sold at auction, sourced from the ACC Premium Database. There are hundreds of Read More

Jim’s Blog – The Five Coolest Screen Machines

We’re deep in production of ACC #10 this week – it’s set to ship to the press in early June. One of this issue’s profiles is of a well-known star car from the silver screen. Which one is it? I’m not giving it away here – you’ll just have to wait to see. 

Of course, since ACC’s staff is made up of a bunch of car nuts, this profile prompted us to Read More

Jim’s Blog – See Your Car Featured in ACC!

ACC’s all-new Your Cars section takes a look at the cars our readers own and drive – it’s a place to show off what you’ve bought, describe what you’ve done with it, and detail what you’re planning to do with it down the road. And we’re looking for submissions from our subscribers. If you’ve always wanted to see your car in the pages of ACC, here’s your chance!

Send us 200 words or less on your car, Read More

Carburetor or Fuel Injection? Share your thoughts with ACC!

ACC’s staff is currently working on the Insider’s View section of the July/August issue, and we’d like your input on the following question:

Fuel injection or a carburetor: which would you rather have under your classic’s hood?

Say you’re assembling a ’64 Chevelle as a cruiser. Everything’s complete but the engine – it’s time to choose between modern computerized fuel injection and a carburetor. Which do you go with and why?

There’s a lot to be said for the simplicity Read More

Classics in Bloom

Spring has finally hit Portland, and it’s great news for me, as I’ve been itching to get my Caprice back on the road. I finished up installing poly bushings and boxing the rear control arms about a month ago, and I’ve been watching and waiting for the rain to lift, if only for a day, just to see if the upgrades made any difference in the way the car handles Read More

The Wonderful, the Rare and the Weird at the Portland Swapmeet

Every April, the Portland Expo Center becomes ground zero for automotive bargain hunters and seekers of rare parts — and, sometimes, weird stuff.

Six of Oregon’s biggest antique auto clubs run the annual Portland Swap Meet: Historical Automobile Club of Oregon, Horseless Carriage Club of America Portland Regional Group, Vintage Chevrolet Club of America Columbia River Region, Ford Model A Club of America The Beaver Chapter, Early Ford V8 Club Read More

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