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Cars with the Wrong Names

Cars with the Wrong Names

1974 AMC HornetCarmakers have had some serious winners when it comes to names. Take the Ford Mustang, Chevy Corvette, and the Mazda Miata. Before a car is named, the manufacturers work with their marketing departments to create a name that embodies the look and feel of the car. The names are created to appeal to a particular audience, so when the marketing departments get it right, they really do get it right. But, when they get the name wrong, it can become a joke in the industry. These are a few of the comical names that do not fit the car’s style and driveability:

Gateway Classic Cars

Gateway Classic Cars

Gateway Classic CarsAt Gateway Classic Cars, you can find the collectible vehicle of your dreams at the right price. This successful classic car consignment dealer has been making customers happy for nearly 15 years. And, they can sell you your dream car at one of three different locations. Search for the next addition to your collection at their downtown St. Louis location, in Tinley Park near Chicago, or at the Memphis, Indiana showroom, just north of Louisville, Kentucky. With their great success, Gateway Classic Cars expects to open even more locations in the near future.

The World’s Oldest Cars From London to Brighton

The World’s Oldest Cars From London to Brighton

Photo Courtesy of Eventageous

Photo Courtesy of Eventageous

Every year, the oldest cars in the world, and their devoted owners, gather in England to make the trek from London to Brighton. The Veteran Car Run, held early each November, sees hundreds of pre-1905 cars make the journey in a parade of automobile antiquity.

The Run itself is even older than most of the vehicles participating. According to the Royal Automobile Club, which sponsors the event, the Veteran Car Run commemorates the Emancipation Run, which took place on November 14, 1896. The original run was held to celebrate the passing of a law that raised road speed limits in the UK from four to a whopping 14 miles an hour.

American Motors Custom and Classics

American Motors Custom and Classics
American Motors Custom and Classics LogoAmerican Motors Custom and Classics is a classic car dealer, buyer, and seller based in San Jose, California. This family-owned and operated business started out as a hobby, but is backed by decades of experience buying and selling new and used cars. For buyers, sellers, collectors, new enthusiasts, and anyone needing financing and shipping to go along with a classic car purchase, American Motors is the place to go.
American MotorsWith decades of experience owning and running a Toyota dealership in San Jose, the owner of American Motors decided to turn his passion for classic cars into a spin-off business. When you work with American Motors you know that you are working with someone that has years of experience owning a dealership and working with cars. Whether buying or selling, you can feel comfortable knowing that you are dealing with someone who has a solid reputation to go along with his experience with cars, old and new.

Hanksters Hot Rods

Hanksters Hot Rods

Hanksters Hot RodsHanksters Hot Rods is a classic car dealership, buyer, seller, and showroom based in Indiana, Pennsylvania and founded and owned by long-term car enthusiast Gary Hankinson, aka Hankster. He has been putting his passion to work for decades and specializes in muscle cars along with his professional staff. In 2015, Hankster partnered with Kevin Sergent and opened a new showroom in South Daytona, Florida.

Combined, Gary and Kevin have nearly 60 years of experience working with cars, both new and classic. Together they bring their strengths to bear on the classic, and especially muscle car, market. With their trusted and equally car-passionate staff they offer services from buying and selling classic cars to financing to transportation. They work with first-time buyers and experienced car collectors alike.

What’s a Chevy Nova Worth Today? $250,000? $30 Million?

What’s a Chevy Nova Worth Today? $250,000? $30 Million?

1968 Chevrolet NovaWhile it may not seem out of the ordinary to spend over $20,000 for a finely restored Chevy Nova, spending six figure or millions on one does seem a bit excessive. The Chevy Nova is not a hard-to-find rarity, like an early 1953 Chevy Corvette or a 1955 Gullwing Mercedes, so it comes as a surprise to many Nova fans and car aficionados that two cars would be so highly priced.

Personal Luxury Cars 101

Personal Luxury Cars 101

'64 Buick RivieraCaught between a luxury car and a sport sedan, the personal luxury car was a favorite in the post-war era. The personal luxury car is typically a two-door sedan loaded with gadgets and goodies. It’s less expensive than the luxury cars typically made by manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, and Bentley. Most of the personal luxury cars were made by American car manufacturers, although the luxurious Lincolns and Cadillacs were considered luxury cars.

Making His Home in a Ford Fairmont

Making His Home in a Ford Fairmont

Ford Ironically, one of the most famous moneymen, Jim Cramer, was homeless at one point in his life. Cramer is the host of CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer and he once worked as a Wall Street investor. His story is certainly inspirational and a bit frightening.

After graduating from Harvard with a degree in journalism, Cramer worked for a few different newspapers, like the Tallahassee Democrat and the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. It was during his stint in LA that his apartment was robbed and he was forced to live for five months in his Ford Fairmont.

How Alfa Romeo Altered the American Driving Experience

How Alfa Romeo Altered the American Driving Experience

Photo Courtesy of www.conceptcarz.com

Photo Courtesy of www.conceptcarz.com

In June of 1947, Road and Track released its first issue to the American public. This issue featured an Alfa Romeo, which was one of the first glimpses that car fans got of the cars that were available overseas. The only other way to see the Italian everyday cars was to travel overseas and see them on the actual road. This was not realistic for the general public, so magazines like this, as well as Car and Driver and Motor Trend, were the only way that drivers in US could see the European offerings.

The Cars of Dallas

The Cars of Dallas

'88 Mercedes- Benz 560SLIn the 1970s and 1980s, no television show was cooler than Dallas. Millions tuned in each week to watch the dirty dealings of J.R. Ewing and his dysfunctional relationships with his brother, wife, and business associates. The show lasted for 14 seasons as audiences watched the lives of these millionaires and their beautiful homes, clothing, and lifestyles. Not only were audiences given the treat of seeing Southfork in each episode, they were also given the treat of seeing attractive cars parked outside of the iconic home. Here are a few: