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Car Trader

Car Trader

1966 Chevy CorvetteGetting into the business of classic cars, even just as a hobby can mean dealing with serious money. Whether you just want to buy and sell to change out the vehicles in your small collection, or you are thinking of making a business out of it, being a car trader comes with its risks. Before you buy and sell in the world of classic cars, make sure you do your research.

Corvette Official Indy Car

Corvette Official Indy Car

Corvette Indy CarA Corvette has been the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 more than any other car. The Corvette official Indy car has taken its place as the pace car 11 times. Along with seven times for the Camaro, General Motors leads the pack with 47 pace cars. Chrysler is a distant second with 13.

Cruise Cars

Cruise Cars

1960 Chevy CorvetteFor any fan of classic cars, the word cruise does not immediately bring to mind a vacation in the Caribbean. A cruise is a gathering of classic car enthusiasts who want to show off their rides, enjoy the fine weather, and talk cars with like-minded people. Cruise cars can be any antique, classic, or collectible car that catches eyes and draws admiring stares. From old Ford or Dodge pick-ups to Model Ts, to 1950s wagons, ‘60s muscle cars, and everything in between, cruise cars represent the whole range of American automotive history.

Frankenmuth Car Show

Frankenmuth Car Show

Frankenmuth Car Show

The annual Frankenmuth car show, called Auto Fest, is held in Heritage Park on Weiss Street and showcases nearly 3,000 classic cars. The weekend event occurs in early September and is kicked off with a street party on the Friday night. You can enjoy the party and then view the classic cars on both Saturday and Sunday. For 2013, the Frankenmuth car show will be held from September 6th to 8th.

Bugatti Type 57

Bugatti Type 57Bugatti Type 57

Legendary luxury car brand and supercar manufacturer Bugatti made the Type 57 model for just a few years in the 1930s and produced a mere 710 units during that time. Bugatti cars date back all the way to 1909 when Ettore Bugatti founded the company in Germany. This revolutionary car maker was not an engineer. He was an artist, which helps to explain the impressive styling legend of the Bugatti Type 57 and other models.

Cruisin’ in the Sun Car Show

Cruisin’ in the Sun Car Show

Every summer, classic car enthusiasts gather in Fernandez Park in Pinole, California to honor and enjoy the cars of yesteryear at the Cruisin’ in the Sun Car Show. The annual event has grown into a major spectacle for the area, attended by hundreds each year. To show a car in the event requires pre-registration. The organizers limit the show to the first 325 cars that are from 1975 or earlier model years. It costs just $35 to register.

Car Cruising

Car Cruising

Car CruiseClassic car cruising is a throwback to the 1950s and 1960s when young people liked to get in their cars and hit the major streets for fun and good times. The movie American Graffiti captured the epitome of cruising back in the day and can show you just what it was like if you were not there to see it for yourself. Kids with nothing else to do were driving up and down the road, showing off their cars, racing each other, flirting, and stopping at the drive-in restaurants for burgers and fries.

Chevrolet El Camino

Chevrolet El Camino

Chevrolet El Camino The Chevrolet is the classic car-pickup truck mash up beloved by many. Introduced in 1959, the El Camino offered consumers a utility vehicle that also looked and drove like a car. It was Chevy’s answer to the success of the very similar Ford Ranchero. The second, third, and fourth generation of the Chevrolet El Camino were based on the platform of the Chevelle, while the final generation switched to the Malibu. In spite of the car platforms, the El Camino has always been classified as a truck.

The Gilmore Car Museum

The Gilmore Car Museum

Gilmore MuseumThe Gilmore Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan showcases the history of automobiles with over 300 vehicles on display. The museum has its beginnings in a gift given from a wife to a husband. Genevieve Gilmore gave her husband Donald a 1920 Pierce-Arrow for his birthday in 1963. Donald restored the vehicle and found a new hobby working with classic cars. Before long, the Gilmores owned over 30 historic automobiles and moved their collection to a 90-acre property, complete with historic barns to house them.