Collecting Japanese: A Look at the Japanese Collector Car Movement
Monday, December 9 2013
David SwigA new genre of collector car has finally emerged and is beginning to garner serious attention: Japanese classics. Naturally, the generation that has matured along with Japanese cars has become nostalgic towards them. As a result, a strong and growing collector following has developed for certain Japanese models that are, or are on the verge of, becoming "vintage."A 1967 Toyota 2000GT at the Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance...
Nature Gone Mad! The 1957 CYCLOPS!
Friday, December 6 2013
No, we're not talking about the classic, somewhat-scary movie "The Cyclops", we're talking about a unique little car from 1957 with one giant headlight and a whole lot of character. Back in 2012, while walking the show field at Amelia Island, I happened across this little machine which captivated me for longer than I'd like to admit. Actually, I spent more time looking at this than I did the show winner from...
The Quintessential 356
Wednesday, December 4 2013
Love it or hate it, the Porsche 356 is a true classic. It's simple lines and amazing reliability make it a dream to handle on a road rally. We spotted this particular 356 on the California Mille back in 2012 - it handled the 1,000 mile adventure with absolutely no problems. Wrapped in a beautiful silver finish, Pegasus on the fender, and top down - it doesn't get any more "Porsche" than this. High resolution if you click...
Success for Globetrotting Tucker Fan
Monday, December 2 2013
Earlier this year, we wrote about our visit with Brendan Edgerton, a Australian native who was driving a 1980's Holden Commodore around the world on a quest to see all of the surviving Tucker automobiles. Brendan recently completed his journey, and has become quite the celebrity in his home country. This is a man who knows how to overcome adversity. Whether he ran into obstacles trying to import his Commodore, or had to...
How To Winterize Your Classic Car
Friday, November 22 2013
As the days get shorter and cooler air presses south, snow will soon begin to fall. And with the snow comes the plow trucks to cover the roads with corrosive salt. This is no place for your classic car, so letting it hibernate for a few months is the best option to preserve its condition.Before you throw the cover on and close the garage door behind you for a few months, you should consider taking a few preventative measures to ensure you’...
Pulled Over by a Porsche - 1968 911 Police Car
Tuesday, November 19 2013
We spotted this 1968 Porsche 911 Police Car at this year's Amelia Island Concours. We did a little research and discovered this car was never used in the line of duty, but used as a promotional car to show the US Police forces that Porsche was able to produce a viable patrol car with all the necessary equipment. More about this car over at flatsixes.com. I just wonder if this car could of kept up with the 1969 Dodge Polara Pursuit...
Italy's First Supercar? 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750SS Zagato
Monday, November 18 2013
Packing an inline six fitted with a supercharger, the 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750SS Zagato was certainly a fast car for it's day. Alfa produced the engine and chassis while a coach builder would produced and fit the body. This particular Alfa sports a Zagato body, one of the best known Italian Coachbuilders of the day. This car was spotted at The Quail last year. Click the image for a high resolution photo:
VIDEO: America's Sports Car - The See-Thru Corvettes
Wednesday, November 13 2013
We spent some time with our Corvette friends at this year's Bloomington Gold show where hundreds of Corvettes and their owners from around the world showed up to be among their own.Corvette enthusiasts are some of the most loyal and dedicated fans we've ever met. Undoubtedly, the level of preservation, care, and love for the model "Run Deep".In this video, you get to see a 1965 and 1969 Corvette less their body panels. You also...
VIDEO: America's Sports Car - Preservation of the Corvette
Tuesday, November 5 2013
We spent some time with our Corvette friends at this year's Bloomington Gold show where hundreds of Corvettes and their owners from around the world showed up to be among their own.Corvette owners and enthusiasts are some of the most loyal and dedicated fans we've ever met. Undoubtedly, the level of preservation, care, and love for the model "Run Deep".This is the second video of a three part series airing right here on...
Interested in an early start to the 2014 driving season?
Wednesday, October 30 2013
Hard as it may be to believe, it won't be long before much of the U.S., Canada, and Europe will be gripped by the chill of winter. Why sit and watch your classic car shiver in the garage, when your gem could be anticipating a warm journey to the twisty roads of the Sunshine State?Chubb was privileged to meet a group of incredible car enthusiasts last year on the Orange Blossom Tour, and we know the folks at Classic Motorsports Magazine...