Cars with Suicide Doors
In the automobile world, most cars come with standard doors with hinges placed at the front of the panel. Front doors attach to the front of the car and rear doors attach to a b-pillar that separates the front passenger compartment from the back compartment. With suicide doors, the hinges are attached to the back of the door panel. Some four-door cars are made without b-pillars, so front doors have hinges at the front, but the rear doors have hinges at the back. Suicide doors are usually added to luxury cars, because they allow passengers to get out with more open space for their legs. These are some cars that come with standard suicide doors:
Cars Turned into Art
To many people, cars are a form of artwork. To a select few, cars are the canvas to use to create art. Some cars, like the Chevy Corvette and the Mazda Miata, are sculptures all by themselves. Car purists might not enjoy the fact that artists are transforming their favorite working sculptures into eye-catching pieces of art, but the fact is that alternative art is here to stay. Here are a few notable pieces:
Classic Car Deals
To find the classic car you have always dreamed of owning, contact a helpful and knowledgeable representative from Classic Car Deals. Headquartered in Michigan, company with international reach has classic cars around the country and sells to clients worldwide. If they don’t have the car you want in their current inventory, they will track it down. You can also consign your classic car here, get financing, and arrange for reliable shipping for your precious vehicle.
Since 1931 the family behind Platt Motors in Anderson, California have been buying and selling classic cars. As the only classic car dealership in the Redding area, this is the go-to spot for finding your dream car or for selling your car when it’s time to let go. Whether you live in the area or not, when you work with Platt Motors you can expect to get the best, most honest service and a great deal.
RK Motors of Charlotte is the ultimate source for the best classic and collectible cars. Whether you’re buying, selling, looking for a restoration or custom build, or you’re just interested in perusing a huge collection of classic cars and dreaming about owning one, you’ll find what you need at RK Motors. They have sold over 2,800 cars to satisfied buyers and built a strong reputation for providing reliable cars with great service.
Metro Cruise Draws Big Crowds
Car guys and gals know all about the Woodward Dream Cruise that occurs each summer during the third weekend of August in Detroit, Michigan. However, the east side of the state is not the only place to show off your hotrod, muscle car, sportscar, or tin lizzie. Every summer for the past nine years, Grand Rapids holds the 28th Street Metro Cruise the weekend following the Dream Cruise on the fourth weekend of August. This classic car show draws huge crowds up and down the 10 miles of this business-lined five-lane road as everyone wants to see classic cars like the Ford Fairlane, Chevy Bel Air, as well as exotics like the Ferrari Testarossa and the Lotus Esprit.
The Cars of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
In the 1980s, there were very few movies that were better than the ones by John Hughes and many people believe that the best one was Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. If you haven’t seen it, the gem starred Matthew Broderick as the title character who just wants to enjoy a sunny day away from school. Bueller knows that he needs his friends to really enjoy the day, so he makes arrangements with Cameron Frye, played by Alan Ruck, and Sloane Peterson, played by Mia Sara. The trio ends up together and has the best day ever, while his archnemesis, Principal Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) works hard to prove that Bueller is skipping class. The antics of the kids, the principal, and Bueller’s sister, played by Jennifer Grey, are filled with many memorable automotive moments.
George Harrison and the Austin Mini
The psychedelic 60’s were defined by the Beatles and the Magical Mystery Tour. This album and its pop art cover inspired the design of George Harrison’s 1965 Austin Mini ‘S’. This iconic car was custom built for Harrison by Harold Radford LTD and was originally Metallic Black.
Two years after the car was given to Harrison, the Magical Mystery Tour Mini was repainted a tomato red color and covered with tantric symbols like the yantras and mantras. There were also several psychedelic images that added to the unique appearance of the car. The Beatles loved the look of the car so much that they used it in their Magical Mystery Tour film. Even though his neighbors did not appreciate it, Harrison also had his house painted in the same style as the red Austin Mini.