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Glenn Frey as seen through the misty eyes of a car guy

Tuesday, January 19 2016
The passing of Glenn Frey yesterday hits a generation of car enthusiasts particularly hard. Frey was born in 1948, the same year that Ford introduced the F-series pickup and the year of NASCAR's first race.   He and Don Henley grew up in different parts of America, but both had dads who were autoworkers.  As they came of age in the late 60's, they each moved to Los Angeles in hopes of becoming discovered.  ...
Mustang History: The Big 80's

Mustang History: The Big 80's

Friday, January 15 2016
After weathering what has been commonly referred to as “the Malaise Era,” the 1980’s would bring a new found optimism to the automobile industry as a whole. Ford’s Mustang II had been a good and consistent seller, but to the Mustang faithful, it’s anemic performance and to some, it’s styling, left a great deal to be desired. The new for 1979 Mustang was a radical departure with aerodynamic styling and more...
January 2016 - Collector Vehicle Events

January 2016 - Collector Vehicle Events

Tuesday, January 12 2016
Happy New Year!   We hope that you have recovered from the holidays because January is a big month in the collector car world.  Many car enthusiasts will flock to Scottsdale to experience Arizona Car Week, while others enjoy watching the coverage on TV.  Here are a few of the events happening in Scottsdale and around the country this month:Auto Mania – Happening January 15 – 17, 2016 at the Allentown, PA Fairgrounds....
A Car Enthusiast's Guide to using Gift Cards

A Car Enthusiast's Guide to using Gift Cards

Monday, January 4 2016
The holiday season may be over, and hopefully you didn't get anything on this list from your family. If your stocking came with some gift cards, you might be wondering how to convert them into some useful additions to your garage as you prepare your winter projects.  Here are a few items to keep in mind for your post-holiday shopping:Torque wrench - An indispensable tool even for the person who does very modest tinkering...
Holiday Gift Guide, 2016 - Automotive Art

Holiday Gift Guide, 2016 - Automotive Art

Friday, December 18 2015
When it comes to gift-giving, everyone strives to find the perfect gift -  that special item guaranteed to make a face light up the moment it’s unwrapped.  Car lovers, as a group, can be hard to shop for.  What do you buy the car lover whose ideal gift is already parked in the garage?   Perhaps a work of original art or some other special item inspired by or created from refurbished classic car parts. Check...
Holiday Gift Guide, 2016 - Give A Memory

Holiday Gift Guide, 2016 - Give A Memory

Wednesday, December 16 2015
Struggling to find the perfect gift for the car person in your life? Does this particular individual already "have it all" and is nearly impossible to shop for?  Why not skip the car-care sample pack and get them something they'll really love - tickets to a classic car event. It's sure to make a memory that will last a lifetime.  We've put together a short list of several big events which happen around the country...
1968 Chevy Van or Big Orange Sleigh?

1968 Chevy Van or Big Orange Sleigh?

Monday, December 14 2015
The Chubb vintage rally support van has offered assistance to all types of classic cars this year.  Today, however, it was used for a more important duty.  Earlier this month, a group of Chubb employees got together to build bicycles to brighten the holidays for several families in need from our area.  We delivered the bikes today to the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, whose hard-working "elves" will ensure...
December 2015 Classic Car Events

December 2015 Classic Car Events

Friday, December 4 2015
Happy Holidays!   As mentioned earlier in the year, car collectors go above and beyond to enrich to communities.  December is full of local Collector Car toy runs and food drives. Here are a few toy runs and car events happening around the country this month.    The 26th Annual East Coast Indoor Nationals – Happening December 5 – 6, 2015 at the Timonium Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD.  Not quite ready to put...
Market Analysis: 1966 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

Market Analysis: 1966 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

Tuesday, November 24 2015
Sam StockhamNot every Mustang can pass the $30k mark. Thie one had the right stuffImages courtesy of Mecum AuctionsSOLD! This car, Lot F198, sold for $35,640, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s auction in Houston, TX, on April 9–11, 2015.As a collector car community, do we think of first-generation Ford Mustangs as $35,000 cars? It’s not an unheard-of price point for Ford’s pony car, but it’s also not...
November 2015 Classic Car Events

November 2015 Classic Car Events

Friday, October 30 2015
How can it be November? It feels like 2015 is being powered by a big block.  Let’s see if we can squeeze a few more shows into 2015, before the winter freeze sets in.  If you’re looking for something to do, check out these shows happening around the country. Hilton Head Concours D’Elegance Happening November 1, 2015 at Port Royal Golf Club, Hilton Head, SC.  Coined the most innovative motoring festival in...