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The 2016 California Mille Re-Cap

The 2016 California Mille Re-Cap

Friday, May 27 2016
The list of entry vehicles reached our office about a week before the 2016 California Mille. I glanced through the list with the focus of knowing that each of these cars would have to go 1,000 miles through varying terrain, climates, and locales. First on the list was a 1928 Bentley 3/8 Racer and it wasn’t alone in the very old iron category.  The next five cars on the list ranged from 1930 to 1940 – the kind of stuff most folks...
A Classic and Exotic Sunday Drive

A Classic and Exotic Sunday Drive

Tuesday, May 24 2016
The great guys at the Performance Garage Club in Frenchtown, New Jersey were kind enough to invite the Chubb Collector Car team on a member's rally this weekend. The tour featured a couple dozen British sports cars, a Miata, and a lone representative from the city of Stuttgart.  Whe Performance Garage Club is made up of a group of western New Jersey collectors who get together for regular social outings in and out of their...
Mille Miglia Week

Mille Miglia Week

Monday, May 16 2016
    All eyes in the vintage motorsport world turn to Brescia, Italy this week, as the 2016 edition of the classic rally kicks off on Thursday.  Open to sports cars built in 1957 and earlier, this 1,000 mile event tests over 400 cars and their ability to navigate a variety of road and weather conditions.The route takes the drivers from Brescia to Rome and back, and spectators will get to see an incredible array of cars...
May 2016 Classic Car Events

May 2016 Classic Car Events

Tuesday, May 10 2016
We “May” have turned the calendar page, but in the Northeast,  April’s showers haven’t gotten the message.  Here’s hoping for the rain to go away to we can enjoy the car shows happening this month. 11th Annual “Rockin In the Redrocks” Veterans Home Benefit Car Show – May 14, 2016 at Tuacahn Amphitheater, Ivins, UT   15TH Horseless Carriage Club of America National BBC Tour...
We Have a Winner!

We Have a Winner!

Tuesday, April 19 2016
Congratulations to David W. of Drummond Island, MI on winning our Chubb Collector Car Survey raffle which included:-A 2014-2015 Historica Selecta Class Car Auction Yearbook-A $50 gift card to Girot’s Garage-A Chubb Collector Car show kit including a Meguiar’s Detailing Kit, bin, chamois, and microfiber towelWe appreciate everyone’s participation and feedback in our Newsletter Survey.  To learn more about our quarterly...
Market Analysis: 1960 International B-110 Travelall

Market Analysis: 1960 International B-110 Travelall

Friday, April 8 2016
B. Mitchell CarlsonOne of the growing uses of these vintage Travelalls and Suburbans today is towing vintage camping trailersSOLD! This truck, Lot 461, sold for $33,000, including buyer’s premium, at the Leake auction in Dallas, TX, on December 5, 2015.While International Harvester built panel trucks that aftermarket vendors fitted with windows and rear seats dating back to the early 1940s, the Chevrolet Suburban lost its monopoly on truck...
Mustang History: Rollin' In My 5.0!

Mustang History: Rollin' In My 5.0!

Wednesday, April 6 2016
The Mustang faithful breathed a collective sigh of relief as model year 1987 arrived. Ford’s plan to launch a Mazda based, front wheel drive “Mazdastang” was averted after a huge outcry from owners, fans, and magazines alike. This sent Ford back to the drawing board, with real development of the next Mustang not beginning until around 1990. 1987 5.0 LX Hatchback1987 5.0 GT HatchbackThe next Mustang would not debut until...
April 2016 Classic Car Events

April 2016 Classic Car Events

Monday, April 4 2016
Spring is popping!  A forsythia sighting here, a blue jay sighting over there and a shiny old car at the intersection.  Yes, in the collector car world, it’s not officially spring until the first collector car emerges from hibernation and revs its engine.  Spring also brings a full calendar of collector car events.  Check out these car shows happening this April.La Jolla Concours d’Elegance– Happening April...

The National Corvette Museum Sinkhole

Wednesday, March 2 2016
Chubb Responds to the Unthinkable at the National Corvette MuseumIt's a story that not only grabbed the attention of the car community, but also the nation.  What are the chances that a sinkhole would open up under a facility where some of America's finest, unique, and rare sports cars are on display? It was an event that brought a surprising amount of attention to the National Corvette Museum, and now the dust has finally settled...
March 2016 Classic Car Events

March 2016 Classic Car Events

Tuesday, March 1 2016
Life is a journey and only you hold the key.  Fast and loud or slow and scenic, it doesn’t matter, either way, collector car enthusiasts know how to enjoy the ride.  Here are a few car shows happening around the country this month: Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance: Happening March 13 -16, 2016 held at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, FL.  Among the top automotive events in the world and hosts over 200 invitation...