HICKORY CORNERS: GILMORE CAR MUSEUM

HICKORY CORNERS: GILMORE CAR MUSEUM
Collin Morgan takes us on the first of a two-part tour of North America’s largest car museum. Located midway between Detroit and Chicago, it’s home to almost 400 cars on a 90-acre campus! If you ever get the chance to drive through southwest Michigan - just northeast of Kalamazoo - you’re bound to overlook numerous small lakes, rolling hills, and old farmsteads. Traffic jams aren’t caused by angry commuters bottling up the roads, but rather by farm equipment hogging up a lane, or a lone cow lazi...
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COUGAR ELIMINATOR: RARE 428 SUPER COBRA JET!

COUGAR ELIMINATOR: RARE 428 SUPER COBRA JET!
Rare ’70 Cougar Eliminator has all the right stuff: Top performance 428 SCJ engine with dealer-installed upgrades and special order black paint. Back in 1983, when Jay Williams was cruising to college in a swaggering ‘69 Mercury Cougar Eliminator, die-hard car guys joined clubs to meet up with like-minded gearheads. Club publications were where they got their news and leads on potential purchases. It’s also how Jay Williams first came upon this hyper-rare ebony ‘70 Mercury Cougar Eliminator wit...
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HOT ROD HEAVEN: 54th ANNUAL LA ROADSTER SHOW!

HOT ROD HEAVEN: 54th ANNUAL LA ROADSTER SHOW!
Hundreds of hot rods, customs and classics will be on display alongside the event’s historic swap meet on June 15 & 16. The LA Roadster Show produced by the LA Roadsters car club, America’s premier showcase for pre-1936 hot rods and customs, car, returns to the Fairplex in Pomona, CA on Father’s Day weekend, June 15-16, 2018. One of the longest-running roadster exhibitions in the world, the event will feature the world’s largest gathering of pre-1936 hot rods as well as its historic swap me...
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COUGAR: THE BEST BUY IN MUSCLECARS!

COUGAR: THE BEST BUY IN MUSCLECARS!
Stephen Cox blogs about affordable musclecars that have slipped under the radar. A sharp 1970 Chevelle LS6 can set you back $75,000 or more. It’s the same for a Boss 302 Mustang. A 1969 Plymouth GTX four-speed can run over $40,000, which is still not affordable for many car enthusiasts. You don't even want to know what freshly restored Dodge Daytona would cost. The plain fact is that most fast, sporty cars from the peak of the musclecar era remain beyond the reach of the average working man. Bu...
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MUSCLECARS 101: BACK IN THE DAY!

Musclecar was barely part of enthusiast vernacular when iconic GTOs, Hemis and Camaros and Mustangs were new and prowled the streets. Today, it’s the only word used to define those ground-pounding Supercars and Ponycars. When Pontiac built the GTO in 1964 they jump-started Detroit’s performance car revolution; the Supercar was born. That same year, Ford gave us the Mustang. It became the quintessential Ponycar. It was Supercars and Ponycars, period. Musclecar was the catchall descriptor used ...
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2017 NY AUTO SHOW: MUSCLE IN MANHATTAN!

Not all the “horsepower” was on the main floor of the recent NY Auto Show. Hiding in plain sight were some examples of modern influence on standard bearers from the golden era of kick-ass performance. There was plenty of Musclecar and Supercar activity on the main floor of the New York International Auto Show at Javits Center, but I sent roving reporter Joel Wasserman on a mission to find some good old fashioned vintage Chevys and Corvettes. Mission accomplished! Quentin Carbone's Benchmark ...
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