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Road tripping is a perfect way to spend time during the warm months—or any time of year, for that matter. It gives you a chance to break out from your routine, step outside of your comfort zone, and see sights you’ve never seen before, to name a few. But what you don’t want while trekking through new territory is for your car to break down and leave you stranded. Our road trip breakdown tips guide will provide simple car care tips to ensure your next road trip is safe and comfortable.
Road Trip Breakdown Tips Get Your Insurance in Order
Before you dive in to doing any kind of maintenance, it’s important to make sure that you’re set up with your car insurance. Policies often change each year, so don’t just assume that you have the best coverage for your needs. If it’s renewal time, research other companies and plans, and weigh your options before [...]
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The whole subject of human relations is a topic that we could get into quite extensively and write a very long article about. Human relations and how we interact with others affect us on a day-to-day basis and makes a lot of differences in how different parts of our life turn out. This could include something as simple as the people we go to for all of our car and automotive needs, including when it’s time to get a car worked on or when it’s time to upgrade to a different classic car.
Classic automotive dealerships are not very common. It is a niche market to say the least and each state generally speaking only has a few of them. This is one reason of many why we tend to feel pretty loyal to our classic automotive dealerships. However, once in a while we will feel the need to cut the ties with our automotive [...]
Spring is upon us, and for those of us who own classic cars, this time of the year means that it is time to get our classics ready for the driving season. Some of us have classic cars that we don’t drive at all, and some of us have classic cars and we only drive them during the warmer, drier seasons. I don’t think there are many of us who drive our classics in the cold winter months!
So remove that dusty car cover, change the oil in your beauty, and polish the chrome on your lovely little driving machine. It’s the driving season! This may be a little premature, as spring is barely upon us, but we get excited at the prospect of a new life and a new adventure in our classic cars in a new season, so we often jump right into it and start getting our cars ready to go, [...]
Comments Off on Restoring vs. Customizing: Understanding the Needs of Your Classic Car
Sometimes people have a tendency to take on a classic car project a little prematurely. It’s not to say that it is a bad idea to buy such a car, in fact quite the opposite. Owning a classic car has multiple benefits and excellent aspects that go along with it. The only variable is that sometimes people dive in to the experience a little too soon, or at least before they do significant research in the area. Committing to a classic car is a pretty big deal. It’ll rack up either dollar signs on outgoing checks or time on one’s clock, or a combination of both. It is an immensely rewarding experience, but those who tackle it with knowledge and understanding of the field first always have a better overall experience.
First up, people need to understand the difference between restoring a classic car and customizing a classic car. Big, big, big difference here. [...]
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Owning a classic car is a lot of fun and a very rewarding experience, but it is a lot of responsibility too. If one wants to keep their classic car in good shape then they need to consider exactly how to use it, when to use it, and how often. A classic car needs to be treated with a certain amount of respect and admiration. The thing with a classic car is that it is not quite like any other car. Because a classic car is several decades old, it can’t just be treated quite like other cars are treated. This will mean bad news for classic car owners if this is how they operate with their cars.
Instead, it is much better to set up something of a schedule with your classic, and be a little more reliable and dependable with it. Treat it a certain way, and it will give you years [...]
Comments Off on Rust Removal Guide: How to Maintain the Integrity of Your Classic Car
Probably one of the most disturbing and difficult aspects to owning and maintaining a classic car is that one, four letter word that starts with an “R” that we all hate to hear. Rust. Rust has been said to be the cancer of cars. Once a car gets rust, it becomes almost impossible to get rid of it. Furthermore, once one does get rid of it, it often times comes back if one did not get rid of it correctly or in the right way. There are certain, very key steps that one has to follow to do this properly. If the steps are not followed, then the rust often comes back.
Out of everything maintenance and upkeep oriented when it comes to classic cars, this of them all is probably considered to be the most important of them all. Rust is a big problem. It can actually be terrifying, because it means the [...]
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Restoring a classic Corvette. What a dream! What a vision! The classic, ever classy, ever awesome Corvette is arguably the best classic car out there. It certainly does have an incredibly impressive following. Some classic car guys are not just classic car guys, they are Corvette Guys. Corvettes stand out as a cut above the rest in the American classic car forum, and they have earned the title of being the best too. Those who have classic corvettes love them, and those who do not have them lust after them indefinitely until they finally get one of their own. These beautiful cars are power and glamour incarnate, on the exterior, under the hood, and on the interior. There never has been anything quite like them, and there probably never will be in the future.
What Kind of Restoration Do You Want to Do?
One of the great things about the Corvette community is that [...]
Comments Off on Classic, Vintage & Antique: How to Identify Your Car’s Classification
Classic cars, vintage cars, antique cars, these are some of the most loved cars out there. We get really excited about these cars for a variety of different reasons. We like the way they look, as there is nothing out there on the road today quite like a particular classic car. What a unique thing to look at! We also like them for their history. They show us a glimpse at the past, and they make that past live on in their embodiment. We also like them for what we get out of them. A hobby, a mode of transportation, a method of getting around, a method of moving from one place to the other, something to do with our time, and something that we can get excited about. It all comes together to be something pretty great. We can even take these cars to car shows and get even more out of them [...]
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One of the most cherished moments that classic car owners get to experience is featuring their loved car in an auto show. For some classic car owners, this is a huge driving force to own such a vehicle. These cars are cherished and loved and enjoyed time and time again year after year after year, and the moments when they really shine is when a classic car owner gets to take his beauty out and show it off to the world in a car show.
When it comes to a classic car show, it really is all about the presentation. The presentation is everything, and the overall look of your car will make a grandiose difference one way or the other in how your car does in the show. So of course, one of any classic car owner’s primary questions is going to be, “What do I have to do to make my classic a [...]
Comments Off on Guide to Growing and Maintaining Your Classic Car Collection
Let’s be honest with ourselves. Sometimes, one classic car just isn’t enough. There is this typical and usual idea that one “has a classic car.” That is generally the agreed upon idea. But what about having more than one classic car instead? What about having two or three or four of them? What if one has many different desires and interests when it comes to classic cars and simply cannot decide on which one to get? Why not get them all? Granted there is a logistical issue to this as for price, maintenance, storage and use and what not, but the possibility of having more than one classic car is still very much there.
Certainly, a lot of classic car enthusiasts do in fact have multiple classic cars. In fact, they build what is actually called a classic car collection. Sounds pretty fancy right? It is. It also sounds somewhat unattainable, but it isn’t.
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The 1968 Chevy C-10 pickup. Wow, what a pickup! This truck represents a time when trucks were just as much about flair and aesthetic appeal as they were about workability and reliability and practicality. The entire era of the Chevy C-10s from 1967 to 1968 had something special to bring to the table, and this iconic model really impressed a lot of people during that time period and in every year since then.
A Look at History
The history of the 1967-1972 Chevrolet C/K Series pickup starts in 1967 when Chevy retired the first generation of the C/K series and came out with the new and improved second generation model. This model will go down in history for being the model that had all of the excitement, all of the flair, all of the eye-catching splendor, all of the reliability and toughness of the first generation but with none of the bugs, the hooks, the [...]