Chevy 150: Reality Show Crossover
History Channel reality show fans were treated to a massive crossover event back in 2011 with a 1957 Chevy 150. The car made its way from American Pickers and ended up being at Counts Kustoms of Counting Cars fame. Between the two bookends, the car spent time at American Restoration before landing at its home at Pawn Stars.
Modern Cars that Live up to the Classics
One of the best things about collecting and enjoying classic cars is nostalgia. Ever collector has his or her favorite car that usually takes them back to an earlier time. But what about the cars being made today? Do any of them have the potential to become as legendary as the classics we love now? Car expert and editor at Edmunds.com, Mike McGrath, thinks so. Along with the Boston Herald, he has come up with a list of the modern cars that live up to their legendary predecessors and have the potential to become classics in their own right.
Cars that Prove Designers Need Vacations
In the world of cars, there are some cars that leave you wondering what the designers were thinking. Since people often buy cars with the hearts rather than their heads, they tend to go with what looks good. Every year, it seems that designers release something that makes you scratch your head and predict the number of cars left on the lots at the end of the year. No one wants to be seen in an ugly car. These are a few of the cars that will make heads turn, but for all the wrong reasons.
One Excellent Car: The Buick Roadmaster
Some movies are defined by the cars that are featured on the screen. Where would Back to the Future be without the DeLorean or Smokey and the Bandit without the Trans Am? Even though the car may not be a sexy muscle car or a futuristic sports car, the Buick Roadmaster in Rain Man played a major role in the film.
Power of a Movie Set in a Car
How to Invest in Classic Cars
Recent reports and trends have confirmed what classic car enthusiasts have known for years: collectible cars are a great investment. In fact, in today’s market, according to Forbes magazine, classic cars are sometimes better investments that high-end real estate. The returns on rare and collectible vehicles, both foreign and domestic, are higher than most alternative investments.
This doesn’t mean that the old Yugo that has been collecting dust in your garage for the last two decades is now worth a fortune. Investing in classic cars is both a science and an art. You need to know the market, understand what is desirable, and make wise choices about what you buy and sell. Not all classics are going to give you big returns.
Classic Car Enthusiast Loses Collection in Fire
As a classic car lover, your car, or your collection of multiple vehicles, is your pride and joy. Although these collectible cars make good investments, the real reason to have them is because you love them. Imagine your precious cars going up in smoke. That’s exactly what happened to Phil Russo or Montville, Connecticut. According to the Norwich Bulletin, Mr. Russo’s barn, along with his beloved classic car collection burned in a raging fire on November 21.
Top Muscle Cars
From the wide-set wheels, the chromed grills, and the spirited nameplates, muscle cars have a special place in the hearts of drivers all over the world. The memorable collection of American automobiles is highly desirable for collectors today. These are the favorite makes, models, and years for collectors today:
5. 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS with a 454 Engine. The peak of the muscle car era was in 1970 and this car had the look. The classic look of the Chevy Chevelle included the double white stripes down the front, with the proud “SS” on the grille. The top end options included a Turbo 400 automatic with an LS6 and 454-cid engines.
Take a Chevy Roadtrip
Nothing is as American as baseball, hotdogs, apple pie, and Chevrolets. The road trip should be added to the list of all things American. So, when you are ready for a little summertime adventure, why not visit the sites that make America great in your favorite Chevy. These are a few places to stop so you can enjoy the best that America has to offer: