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2017 Carmel Artomobilia – For the Love of Classic Car Collecting

10th Anniversary of the Carmel Artomobilia August 25-26

Artomobilia’s John Leonard visits these amazing collector car garages and talks with the owner enthusiasts about their love and dedication they have for their cars. It also gives just a taste of what you will see when the Carmel Artomobilia returns to the Carmel Arts & Design District in Indiana on Saturday, August 26, 2017. With over 400 classic vehicles on display, which ones are you eager to see? Let us know in the comments.
 

 

All About Love

What drives owners to collect the classic cars they do? The word frequently used is love. For Dr. Richard, the owner of this fabulous garage, his passion starts early and will never fade. Walking among his Jaguars, Ford Thunderbirds, Pontiacs and Chevy Corvettes, you realize that only a true steward of automotive history devotes so much time and energy in the quest for restoration perfection. Richard is a hands-on owner. His passion includes rebuilding his cars from the ground up. From engine rebuilds to transmissions, Richard is involved in everything mechanical. While striving for a concours-quality restoration, he leaves the body and paint to the professionals.

 

 

Art Lovers and Car Enthusiasts Celebrate

The Carmel Artomobilia, presented by ADESA, is a two-day celebration of automotive art and design and the unending passion we have for our classic and collector cars. The 10th anniversary weekend festivities kick off Friday, August 25 with Fuelicious: A Celebration of Wheels + Wishes, an exclusive event on the grounds of the Lucas Estate that features 50 distinctive collector cars. Fuelicious also supports the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. On Saturday, August 26, the downtown streets of Carmel’s Arts and Design District come alive with music, food, shopping and 400 of the most spectacular collector cars around. It’s classic car love for everyone in the family!

Meet Classic Auto at the Carmel Artomobilia

Classic Auto Insurance is proud to support the 2017 Carmel Artomobilia and classic car collectors everywhere. Visit our booth at the event, and let us help you customize the perfect insurance policy for your one-of-a-kind car. Our expert staff will answer all your questions and help you find the right coverage for your needs. Visit our website at www.classicins.com or call 888-901-1338 and see how we can help safeguard your dream car collection.
Posted: 8/17/2017 12:00:00 AM with 0 comments


2017 Carmel Artomobilia – Lifelong Car Collectors Share Their Stories


 

10th Anniversary of the Carmel Artomobilia August 25-26

Artomobilia’s John Leonard visits these amazing collector car garages and talks with the owner enthusiasts about their love and dedication they have for their cars. It also gives just a taste of what you will see when the Carmel Artomobilia returns to the Carmel Arts & Design District in Indiana on Saturday, August 26, 2017. With over 400 classic vehicles on display, which ones are you eager to see? Let us know in the comments.



 

Collectors Never Forget Their First Automotive Loves

Classic car enthusiast John knows exactly when the car collecting bug bites. He is eight years old, sitting in the back of a 1914 Saxon stored in a rural Ohio barn. It is here his love of cars is born. After college, he tries to buy his first automotive love. Sadly, it is gone … yet years later, it comes up for auction. “I had the agent ask the seller if anything was missing. He said the car did not have an engine badge,” John laughs. “That is because I took it when I was eight!” Both the car and the metal engine badge are now in his possession. He wholeheartedly admits his passion for collecting is incurable.
 


 

Delivering His Destiny

As a teenager, John works at the local Rolls Royce dealership. He is sent to pick up a trade-in from soap magnet Andrew Jergens, founder of the Jergens Company. Little does John know he is delivering his destiny. The unaltered, 30-year-old Bentley sells to an Indianapolis architect, who keeps it for another 55 years. Upon his death, the family contacts John to ask if he would like that Bentley. We all know his answer!

Cars Just Find Him

Classic cars seem to find John. He’s like the Pied Piper of classic car collecting; he simply gets the call and off he goes to collect his next addition. How does he do it? “I am not a bashful person,” he says. “They generally know I am interested.” Though John says it is mostly luck, we all know there is a lot of hard work that goes into tracking down our dream car and the parts needed to bring it back to mint condition. For John, immersing himself in a car’s history is one compelling aspect of collecting. Whether it is the provenance behind the 1915 Whiting once owned by Henry Ford or the tale of the 1936 Packard with the LeBaron custom town car body, John knows the path each car has taken to get to his garage. He knows because he spends his life waiting for their paths to cross.
 


 

Art Lovers and Car Enthusiasts Celebrate

The Carmel Artomobilia, presented by ADESA, is a two-day celebration of automotive art and design and the unending passion we have for our classic and collector cars. The 10th anniversary weekend festivities kick off Friday, August 25 with Fuelicious: A Celebration of Wheels + Wishes, an exclusive event on the grounds of the Lucas Estate that features 50 distinctive collector cars. Fuelicious also supports the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. On Saturday, August 26, the downtown streets of Carmel’s Arts and Design District come alive with music, food, shopping and 400 of the most spectacular collector cars around. It’s classic car love for everyone in the family!

Meet Classic Auto at the Carmel Artomobilia

Classic Auto Insurance is proud to support the 2017 Carmel Artomobilia and classic car collectors everywhere. Visit our booth at the event, and let us help you customize the perfect insurance policy for your one-of-a-kind car. Our expert staff will answer all your questions and help you find the right coverage for your needs. Visit our website at www.classicins.com or call 888-901-1338 and see how we can help safeguard your dream car collection.
Posted: 8/10/2017 12:00:00 AM with 0 comments


Detail Therapy for Classic Car Collectors [Infographic]

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5 Stages of Classic Car Detailing

Do you need to relax? Enter a Zen-like state without ever leaving your garage - practice some stress-free detail therapy! This handy fact sheet will guide you through the five stages of classic car detailing. Already a detailing yogi? Does working on your restoration bring you joy? Let us know how much you love detailing your car in the comments.

Get Your Zen On

Detail therapy is not your typical wash and wax, and not as difficult as you may think. Classic collectors know how to pamper their cars. If you can spend hours buffing a high shine on your ’57 Corvette, practicing meditation is not a huge leap. Just clear your mind, take a deep breath and relax into your polishing stroke.

Let Go

Start your detail therapy by cleaning the inside of your classic. (Nothing stresses a gearhead out more than a filthy interior!) Vacuum, polish the dash and door panels and clean the windows. Remember, spotless door jambs reflect an owner in balance with their classic car.

Wash On, Wash Off

Are you having a bad week? Wash your troubles away by giving your baby a bath. Start at the top and work your way down, scrubbing with mild soap as you go. Take out your deep seeded frustrations on those dirty rims. Rinse thoroughly. Dry using microfiber cloths or air dry with a leaf blower, which prevents water spots. Be careful not to kick up debris when doing the lower portions.

Mister Miyagi is Spot On

The soothing, meditative rhythm of applying, removing and polishing a car’s finish is how hours fly by and the world fades away. This practice allows you to learn every nook and cranny on your vehicle. It is about becoming one with your classic, not just producing a killer shine.

Collector and Classic Car Insurance for Less

Escape to what you love. Whether you are working on your restoration or detailing it for a show, relish the time you can spend with your car. It is the reason you started collecting. At Classic Auto Insurance, we understand what motivates collectors because we are collectors, too. Knowing the bond owners have with their classic cars allows us to offer a broad range of coverage. Let our knowledgeable staff answer all your questions and customize a policy to meet your needs. Relax and let us safeguard your dream car. Visit our website at www.classicins.com or call 888-901-1338 today.
Posted: 8/3/2017 12:07:11 AM with 0 comments


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