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Hot Rod Forever Collector Stamps Feature 1932 Ford Deuce Roadster

Photo Courtesy of USPS

Are you a hot rod enthusiast? If so, we don’t want you to miss out on this chance to get one-of-a-kind collector stamps that celebrate the tradition of the Hot Rod. The Hot Rod Forever stamps were released back in June of this year, but they are still available from the USPS while supplies last.

There is also a host of other hot rod memorabilia available from the USPS, including postcards, framed artwork, programs, and more.

From the USPS website, the description of the stamps states:

With these two stamps, the U.S. Postal Service® celebrates hot rods. The cars depicted are 1932 Ford® “Deuce” roadsters. Hot Rods, the fast, powerful vehicles that thrill-seeking enthusiasts have been modifying for nearly a century, are celebrated on these two eye-popping stamps. Each features an iconic 1932 Ford® “Deuce” roadster.

If you haven’t collected your hot rod stamps yet, make your purchase while supplies last. If you are a hot rod enthusiast and you haven’t reviewed your insurance policy in a while, give Classic Auto a call at 888-901-1338 for a free instant classic car insurance quote, or a review of an existing policy!

Posted: 8/29/2014 9:00:00 AM with 0 comments

Carmel Artomobilia Features Nearly 400 Collector Cars

Classic Auto at the Artomobilia

We had a great time at the Carmel Artomobilia show this past Saturday! Close to 400 collector cars were on display, and a record number of people attended despite the heat.

We were lucky enough to be able to talk to several of the exhibitors about their prized possessions and will be featuring some great videos and photos from the event on our blog over the next few weeks! We also were proud to have American Modern's Rick Drewry on hand to show off Ami G, the beautiful Chevy Malibu restored in #TheBuild.

If you were at the show, share your pictures with us! Tweet them using #classicartomobila or check out our Instagram feed!

In the meantime, here are a few of our favorites from the show! Enjoy!

Carmel Artomobilia 2014

Posted: 8/27/2014 9:00:00 AM with 0 comments

C8 Corvette with a Mid Engine?

The rumors have been flying around for years, but it appears the 2015 Corvette line will finally deliver on a long-awaited promise to Corvette fans: the mid-engine.

The new Corvette ZR1 (supposedly the “Z” named after Zora Arkus-Duntov, the father of the Corvette) will house the engine behind the front seats, in front of the rear-axle. This new mid-engined model will be the start of the C8 generation of Corvettes.

While this is still a rumor, much like the rumor on the C7 CERV II, the Aerovette, and the CERV III, sources believe this one has more to it than any of its predecessors. So we shall see soon enough whether or not the C8 generation will start off with a mid-engined bang, or if it will be a more traditional rendition.

Are you excited about the possibility of a mid-engined Corvette, or do you hope they don’t deviate from what’s been working for decades? Let us know! Do you have a Corvette you’ve restored or kept in mint condition? Are you in the process of a restoration? If so, let us see some pictures of your project and we could share them on our blog!

Give us a call to talk about our stated and agreed value muscle car policies for restorations and ongoing project cars. We’d love to give you a free Corvette insurance quote, and help you design a policy that’s right for you!

Posted: 8/25/2014 9:00:00 AM with 0 comments

Celebrating 50 Years of the Ford Mustang [Infographic]

Are you a Mustang fanatic? This is your lucky day! In honor of the Mustang’s 50th year, we’ve put together this infographic with a bit of history behind each decade of the Ford Mustang. Share this with your friends, and fellow car enthusiasts, and don’t forget the ultimate Mustang celebration that is taking place this year at Carmel Artomobilia!

We hope to see you at the event on August 23rd as we pay tribute to Carroll Shelby and his life’s work with the Mustang! There will be dozens of specialty exhibits, as well as booths, vendors, shows, and more! Visit the Carmel Artomobilia website for more information, as well as directions. Look for us at the Classic Auto Insurance booth right off the center of Main and Rangeline Roads!

50 Years of the Ford Mustang - Muscle Car History Infographic
Posted: 8/22/2014 9:00:00 AM with 0 comments

2015 Mustang Offers More Power than Predecessors

Next year is shaping up to be the Year of the Mustang. After the recent release of the full specs for the 2015 Mustang line, we are highly impressed with the changes and upgrades Ford has made.

Not only does the new V8 GT offer an optional Performance Pack that boosts the model up to 435 horsepower, but the four cylinder EcoBoost puts out a whopping 310 horsepower, with 320 lb-ft of torque; a much larger output than we expected for a eco-conscious car.

The new Mustang will not only offer power like its predecessors have only dreamed of, but this one will boast a fully independent rear suspension, a first-ever for the Mustang, which will offer a quieter, more comfortable and in control experience for the driver.

If you’d like to read more about the 2015 Ford Mustang, Forbes has a full article on the specs and reviews from behind the wheel. If you’d like to pay tribute to this line of classic muscle cars, this year’s Carmel Artomobilia will be dedicated to Carroll Shelby and the fabulous legacy he left with the Mustang. Check out Classic Auto’s booth to see some of our personal collector cars, and don’t forget to bring out your Mustangs to show off as well!

Posted: 8/20/2014 9:00:00 AM with 0 comments

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