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Happy 50th Birthday Ford Capri and Porsche 914

What do you love about a Ford Capri or a VW-Porsche 914? Could it be their underappreciated uniqueness, their joie de vivre? Well, the first Ford to feature a hatchback and the first German-built mid-engine sports car are celebrating 50th birthdays in 2019. The Ford Capri – Muscular Style The Ford Capri first rolls into the Brussels Motor Show in …

Benefits of Partnering With Classic Auto Insurance

Collectors of vintage automobiles typically have a lot of money invested in their vehicles. As their agent, you want to help them protect their investment in the best way possible. While standard car insurance works for, well, standard cars, it just doesn’t meet the highly specific requirements of collector, classic and custom vehicles, not to mention considering an owner’s passion …

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Episode 18 – Starting the Engine … or Not

 Here’s What’s Next on Project C10 Episode 18 – When it’s time to start the engine for the first time, most of us think it’s all going to go like clockwork, right? Not so much. Rick Drewry and the Project C10 crew take us through how it usually goes during a first-time engine start-up – spitting, sputtering, backfires and all. …

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MINI Turns the Big 6-0

 First built under BMC, then British Leyland, then Rover Group and now BMW, MINI remains a British icon after six decades of motoring. Engineer Alec Issigonis’ economy car for the masses is known for its tight handling, snappy engine and great looks, not to mention its diminutive size. The high maneuverability of this 60-year-old gem makes it oh so …

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Episode 17– One Sweet Gauge Box with Classic Instruments

 Here’s What’s Next on Project C10 Episode 17 – With day job delays behind them, the Project C10 crew makes steady progress. Rick Drewry installs one sweet gauge box in the dashboard with classic instruments that coordinate beautifully with the red and gray cab interior. A digital speedometer is a modern touch. Up next, installing the doors Episode 17 …

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1919 A Very Good Year for Bentley Motors and Citroën

Two iconic car manufacturers – one that adds the “gold” in gold-standard automotive luxury and one inspired by everyday family life -are marking milestones. Bentley Motors and Citroën are celebrating 100 years in 2019, both commemorating their legacy and popularity with retrospective movies, fabulous events and, of course, limited edition models. The Origins of Bentley In July 1919, Walter Owen Bentley (who preferred to be called …

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[Video] ’66 Mustang Shares Birthday with Owner

 Classic Auto catches up with Ron from Vail’s Classic Cars to discuss a gorgeous red 1966 Mustang that puts the “wow” in World of Wheels. If you have ever talked Mustangs with Drew Yagodnik before, you know he’s excited! The Birthday Car The owner of this sleek red pony buys it before finding out the car is built on his birthday. Drew says, “You don’t …

Younger Generations Shaking Up Collector Market

For the first time in 2017, GenXers and the generations after them eclipse Baby Boomers as the largest number of people interested in acquiring classic vehicles. Their influence is impacting the collector market in many different ways. Younger Enthusiasts Rule While Boomers have ruled the collector market for years, the gap is closing, according to statistics that show the number …

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Dreaming of Limitless Speed on the Autobahn? Dream On.

Could it be the end of an era? After months of tense debate over sacrificing freedom for safety, drivers in the European Union will soon need to adjust to having anti-speeding technology installed in their vehicles. EU legislators have agreed on legislation that requires all new vehicles entering the market be equipped with Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), technology that alerts drivers when they …