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The Deuce and a Quarter: Slang for the Car Enthusiasts

The Deuce and a Quarter: Slang for the Car Enthusiasts

1962 Buick ElectraCars have earned their place in the hearts of their drivers. In the United States, it seems that as soon as something becomes special to us, we give it pet names. Those pet names then turn into slang terms, which evolve as they spread around the country. Cars have had their fair share of memorable slang terms.

Car Classes from the 1960s

Car Classes from the 1960s

'69 Plymouth Road RunnerToday’s automotive lingo includes car classes like exotic, luxury, compact, and sporty – to name a few. Even though most people can name at least one car that would fit into each of these modern category, these categories have not always been. The 1960s was the first decade to see a wide variety of different cars and the categories from the 1960 were quite different than the ones used today. In the 1960s, drivers could pick from pony cars, muscle cars, economy cars, and executive cars.

The Muscle Car and Pony Car

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:

Ford GT vs. Chevy Corvette

Ford GT vs. Chevy Corvette

2006 CorvetteOver the years, the fight between Ford and Chevy has grown to nearly epic proportions. The fans of Chevys and Fords continually argue about what automaker is the best. Most of the battles between the makers is with their trucks and the muscle cars. Along with the trucks and the muscle cars, nearly every Chevy and Ford model, like mid-size sedans, SUVs, and compacts, can be put head-to-head, with the exception of one: the true sports car.

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.

1970 Pontiac GTO

1970 Pontiac GTO

'70 Pontiac GTOImagine that today is a beautiful summer morning with the birds chirping, the sun shining, and the neighborhood kids already dragging out the sprinkler. You’ve taken a moment to enjoy your morning coffee on the porch, soaking in every last drop of sun you can, and you head to the garage. This story doesn’t end with a lawnmower or even gardening tools, no, this is something better. You open the garage door and step back, taking a second to enjoy the sight of your 1970 Pontiac GTO. Upon starting the engine, you can’t help but smile when you hear it roar to life before turning it off, popping the hood, and spending the next few hours, just…tinkering. Any little bit of fine-tuning you can justify, you’ll do. After all, what’s a bright summer’s day without a good muscle car?!

J.J. Best Banc & Co.

J.J. Best Banc & Co.

J J BestYou’ve found the classic or collector car of your dreams, maybe after years of searching for just the right classic model, and now you’re faced with buying it. How do you finance your dream? Just because you don’t have the cash on hand to purchase your dream car immediately does not mean that it’s out of reach. Financing is always an option, and with J.J. Best Banc & Co. you can count on having a team that works specifically with customers for the financing of classic and specialty vehicles.

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.

Pontiac Trans AM – Muscle Cars Make the Movies

Pontiac Trans AM – Muscle Cars Make the Movies

77 Pontiac Trans AMMost movies are loved for two reasons: actors who put their all into their roles and stories that plunge into our souls while thoroughly stirring our emotions. Every now and then, there are movies that captivate us for other reasons, like high tech special effects and mind blowing comedic timing. However, there are those occasional movies that suck us in, not for the story or the actors, special effects or comedy, but because they have supremely cool cars.

Tips for Buying a Classic Car at Auction

Tips for Buying a Classic Car at Auction

Classic Car AuctionBuying a classic car at an auction can be exciting, but if you’re not careful you can get caught up in the fast-paced atmosphere and end up paying a lot more than you originally wanted to. What’s more, once you’ve brought it, there’s no going back, and your left with a car you can’t afford. Consider these simple tips to ensure that you get the ideal classic car for you, at the best possible deal.

Inspect the car as much as you can before auction