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Car Furniture: Hot or Not?

Car Furniture: Hot or Not?

'68 Ford MustangHaving a garage full of your favorite cars is one thing, but what about a house full of your favorite cars – as furniture? You no longer have to visit a 1950’s themed restaurant to find furniture made from car parts. Clever designers are turning every type of car and parts into useful furniture. Would you invite these cars into your home as furniture?

Ford Mustang Furniture

Ford Mustangs from the 1960s have that unmistakable grill and some people have been able to turn the front end into a bar. By chopping off the front and artfully placing a glass tabletop above it, you, too, could have a Ford Mustang bar in your home, too.

Classic Car Financing

Classic Car Financing

'55 ThunderbirdOwning a classic car can be a great joy, but if you cannot buy your dream car outright, you will need to consider your financing options. Classic car financing is not always the same as getting a loan for a new or used vehicle. Especially if the car you hope to purchase is rare or has been customized, you can expect to need specialized financing.

How Car Buyers Benefit from Concept Cars

How Car Buyers Benefit from Concept Cars

'64 Buick RivieraIn the early months of each year, car enthusiasts flock to Detroit, Los Angeles, and Shanghai to see the latest and greatest from car makers. The fantasy-filled auto shows bring in buyers and dreamers to see what car architects have designed for the year and for the future. The annual auto shows are the only places that the general public is able to see and touch the latest cars by every automaker from Bentley and Buick to Tesla and Toyota.

Classic Car Transport

Classic Car Transport

'72 Chevy NovaOwning a classic or antique car can be a great joy, but also comes with some problems. For instance, how do you get your new car home if it doesn’t run or if you are hesitant to drive your precious new find on a long journey? Fortunately for you and other collectors and enthusiasts, there are several businesses that offer classic car transport.

The Fastest Muscle Car of All Time

1966 Shelby Cobra 427There is one muscle car out there that has screamed down a drag strip, zipped around a race track and has had the checkered flag in front of them and a plethora of cars in its rear-view mirror.  This is the car that has been named the Fastest Muscle Car of All Time.   Some may think it’s the Mustang, others may argue that it’s a Camaro, and others may argue that it’s a Corvette, but they are all wrong.  The fastest car of all time is the Shelby Cobra 427.

Why Join a Car Club

Why Join a Car Club

'73 Dodge DartIf you are a car lover who has become dedicated to a particular make and model, then it sounds like it might be time to join a car club. It does not matter if you are infatuated with a Mazda Miata or a Dodge Dart, you should be able to find a car club either in your local community or somewhere in your state.

One Excellent Car: The Buick Roadmaster

One Excellent Car: The Buick Roadmaster

1955 Buick RoadmasterSome 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.

1955 RoadmasterPower of a Movie Set in a Car

Stylemaster The Family Car in the 1940s

The Family Car in the 1940s

1946 Chevy StylemasterThe very first driver’s training program was conducted in State College, Pennsylvania in 1934. Before that date, most drivers would get a driver’s license by visiting a local government office to pay a very small fee (like $.25) and would walk out with a license to drive. During the 1940s, most families did not have two cars, a television, and a family dog. Thinking about cars and driving cars was very different in the days of the 1940s.

Old Car Trader

Old Car Trader

55 Ford ThunderbirdIn the old car trader industry, it can sometimes seem like every man for himself, or woman for herself. If you are feeling intimidated by the idea of getting in the mix and buying a classic car to start your collection, there are a few things you should know. Of course, if there is a car you have your eye on and you want it purely because you love it, go for it. If you are thinking investment and getting money out of your old car trader business, you need to do more homework before you buy.

Vintage Car Clubs

Vintage Car Clubs

vintage carJoining vintage car clubs is fun for anyone who enjoys owning, preserving, and driving classic pieces of automotive history. There are many terms that can be used for describing older cars. You might call yours a classic, while someone else might term it an antique or a vintage vehicle. Most people today use all these terms interchangeably, and many vintage car clubs are not particular about identifying and labeling historic cars.