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The Toughest Cars in the Movies

The Toughest Cars in the Movies

'66 Ford ThunderbirdFor many people, music defines their history. For others, it’s all about the cars. Fortunately, the two go hand-in-hand as the toughest cars usually involve the toughest music, too. Here is a list of the toughest cars in the movies:

Thelma & Louise1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible: The spunky duo make their trek across the country in the powder blue Ford Thunderbird together. They pick up Brad Pitt and run away from the law all in the car. It IS the setting for the perfect girl power movie, until the finale when the duo drive the car over the edge of Dead Horse Point which stands in for the Grand Canyon. Even covered in desert dust, the Ford Thunderbird is just as beautiful and rugged as the two costars, Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis.

Cars Built by Hand

Cars Built by Hand

'89 Ferrari TestarossaIn today’s world of high-tech manufacturing, we are often surprised to realize that there are still cars that are made by hand. It is a commonly known fact that Henry Ford perfected the assembly line and eventually all American car makers began to use the speedy manufacturing technique. Even though assembly lines have been used for over a century, many of the finest automobiles are not built on them. These are a few cars that are and were built by hand:

'61 Rolls Royce

Old Cars

Old Cars

1955 Lincoln CapriOld cars can be a joy to own, but if you’re not careful you can lose your investment. Classic, antique, vintage, and all types of old cars require care and protection, just like any modern new or used vehicle. Unlike modern cars, they need more attention, more care, and more protection to keep them safe and in running order. If you don’t want to lose the money you put into your classic car, take some steps to protect it.

California Classic Cars

California Classic Cars

1955 CadillacCalifornia classic cars are abundant on the roads of the state, in garages and driveways, in museums, and on tracks. If you live in the state, you know how much residents love their cars and how many enthusiasts of historic vehicles there are. Buying and selling, restoring and repairing, and just collecting and enjoying classic cars is a major pastime in California.

Show Cars

Show Cars

1970 Ford MustangShow cars are the babies of their owners. These are the vehicles that have been hunted down, scrimped and saved for, paid for, and then labored over to fix, repair, restore, and customize. If you have been through the process of restoring a classic car, then you know how satisfying it can be to finally show it off. The best show cars are the ones that have been so lovingly and carefully restored. No matter how long it takes to do it, a car that has been restored and treated with love by its owner is a gem that all car lovers can appreciate.

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.

Yenko Deuce

Yenko Deuce

Yenko DeuceThe Yenko Deuce is a car of legendary proportions. On the rare occasion that any one of these 1970 vehicles is found today, it is cause for celebration among those who are passionate about classic American muscle cars. Part of what makes this car so special is the Yenko badge, but it is also the limited number of units made back in 1970 that makes it so rare today.

Classic Cars —For Love or Money?

Classic Cars —For Love or Money?

Ford MustangClassic cars are one niche area where people have seen they can make money. Of course, they have their enthusiasts, like us, but some people are seeing them as more of an investment rather than a hobby.

Rare classic cars will maintain their value, but taste in classic cars is changing and, likewise, their value. Except for the convertibles, the value of classic 1920s and 1930s sedans is falling. The people who are old enough to remember driving around in them are passing away, and the nostalgia for these models is dying with them.

One brand that is particularly in demand — and maybe always will be — is Ferrari. In New England, a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB was sold for $1.25 million at a Bonhams auction this year. The sale set a record for being the most ever paid for a single car in an auction there.

What is Horsepower?

The term “horsepower” actually has a longer history than the automobile itself. Now, it seems like anything with a motor has a horsepower rating- from your car, to the lawnmower, right down to the vacuum cleaner. So what it horsepower? The definition has a surprising arbitrary definition. Here’s a more in-depth look into the term that has car aficionados worldwide transfixed on powerful engines.

English Invasion

English Invasion: As one of the most prestigious car companies in classic car history, Jaguar rolled out a car in the 1960s that certainly stood out among its competitors. One particular model was given the honor of topping the list of Sports Car International Magazine’s “Top Sports Cars of the 1960s” in 2004, and was later also named one of the “100 Most Beautiful Cars” by the Daily Telegraph in 2008.