Jim’s Blog: Smoking Tires and Bent Sheet Metal

Get a big enough group of car guys together and eventually some of them are going to want to race. It’s just in our DNA. The people who put on Hot August Nights know this, and they feed that need for speed at the Nugget’s west parking lot in Sparks. There, a sixteenth of a mile course is set out for participants to see who really has the baddest machine in the area.

A bunch of cars battled for those Read More

Chad’s Blog: Barrett-Jackson Comes to Reno

Back in January, Barrett-Jackson announced a new sale coming in August. The Biggest Little City in the World was getting a big name, with television crews in tow, as the sponsored auction of the Hot August Nights week.

The auction giant arrived in Reno earlier this week taking over every square foot of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, as well as the neighboring Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. It’s a tight fit putting an event such as Barrett-Jackson into a town already Read More

Jim’s Blog: A City of Cars

After a good night’s sleep, this morning’s plan was set: Grab something to eat and head up to B&T Specialty’s Reno auction, which is not a Hot August Nights event, but is taking place just a few miles from the heart of the city. Chad and I had an assignment to cover cars for ACC, and we wanted to get there early enough to take pictures and talk to sellers before the auction really got underway.

Of course, Hot August Read More

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