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Sloan-Longway Museum: Worth a Visit

Sloan-Longway Museum: Worth a Visit

1972 Buick SkylarkFlint, Michigan: The motherland of General Motors. In the 1960s, Flint could brag that it had the highest per capita income of any in the world, but this is no longer the case. There are a few remnants of the day, like the largest brownfield zone in the United States; this zone was once the flourishing Buick city plant. At one point, over 80,000 people worked for General Motors in Flint alone, now there are fewer than 4,000. People leave the city to find a new home every single day. The Great Recession has taken its toll on Flint, but it has not destroyed the Sloan-Longway Museum.

High Tech Lo Tech: Concept Cars from 1969

High Tech Lo Tech: Concept Cars from 1969

Buick Century Cruiser - Photo Courtesy of oldconceptcars.com

Buick Century Cruiser – Photo Courtesy of oldconceptcars.com

General Motors was on a roll in the 1960s, with muscle cars and cars inspired by the space race. The biggest automaker in the world ended the decade with concept cars that took imagination and innovation to an entirely new level. These cars looked more like space ships than speed demons and they were created with idea of where technology could take us when we were on the roads.

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.

Cars Turned into Art

Cars Turned into Art

'67 Chevy CorvetteTo 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

Classic Car Deals

Classic Car DealsTo 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.

AutoBarn Classic Cars

AutoBarn Classic Cars

1969 Oldsmobile 442

When you need any service related to classic cars, turn to the professionals at AutoBarn Classic Cars and you will know that you are benefiting from the experience and passion of their dedicated owners and staff. Located in Concord, North Carolina, just minutes from the Charlotte Motor Speedway, AutoBarn Classic Cars is a leader in buying, selling, and storing older and collectible vehicles. They are so devoted to classic cars and their enthusiasts that they even provide on-site meeting space for car clubs and their special events. What better place to host your next car event than next to a high-end classic car showroom and storage space?

What to See at the Henry Ford Museum

What to See at the Henry Ford Museum

henry_ford_museum_galleryfullIf you love cars and history, The Henry Ford is a must-see location to add to your bucket list. This National Historic Landmark rests just outside of Detroit, Michigan in the suburb of Dearborn. The complete location includes a The Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, the Ford Proving Ground (Dearborn Development Center), the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, and the Benson Ford Research Center. The Henry Ford complex takes visitors through time on a rich journey of the history of the automobile and other inventions that change the way of life in the United States.

The Legacy of the Woodies

The Legacy of the Woodies

'51 Buick RoadmasterThe last of the real Woodies were made by Buick in 1953. The Buick Roadmaster Woody was built to celebrate Buick’s 50th anniversary. They paid homage to the classic beach cruiser, but added a powerful V8 engine. Their creativity and flawless design made the 1953 Buick Roadmaster a hot collectible. But, the 1953 Buick Roadmaster Woody is not the only beautiful Woody on the market today.

Using Wood to Replace Much-Needed Steel

Where Do the Car Names Come From?

Where Do the Car Names Come From?

1969 Chevy NovaBel Air. Corvette. Nova. Delray. Car manufacturers have worked hard to create memorable names and for the most part, they have succeeded. But, where do those names originate? In many cases, the names are often taken from foreign languages, places, and science.

1955 Chevy Bel AirOne of the most iconic cars of all time is actually named after a speedy warship. The Chevy Corvette shares the same name with a small, lightly armed warship. Most corvettes were and are still used by foreign navies, but there were some that were used by the United States Navy during World War II. It only seems appropriate that the fastest production car is named after another speedy object.

Check Out the Classics at Jay Leno’s Garage

Check Out the Classics at Jay Leno’s Garage

'57 Ford FairlaneThe late night favorite, Jay Leno, has one of the most famous classic car collections in the world. He has long been known for appreciating fine automobiles and he is always on the hunt for a unique car or motorcycle to add to his collection. His appreciation for cars extends to writing about them in Popular Mechanics and The Sunday Times. Because his collection covers so many decades, he even invited the team that designed the L.A. Noire video game in to use his cars as models.

1956 Chevy Nomad