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
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...
Kids and Cars - The Fascination Continues
Friday, October 23 2015
Kathleen MalandruccoOn a recent sunny Sunday, my husband and I headed out to a collector car show in the area with our two kids and their friends. At 14 and 11, my daughter and son had seen the occasional collector car on the road, but had never been to an event like this. Busy with friends, school, sports and more modern technologies like smart phones and video games, my husband and I wondered what they would think of the older cars...
History Wanted: The Beeline Dragway and our Chevy
Friday, October 16 2015
If you've been following the story about our 1968 Chevy Van, you've likely seen we've had it all over the country during the past two months. In fact, our van has successfully traveled over 2,000 miles since the end of August with little issue. During those many miles, this van has done more than impress us: It's traversed western mountain passes, seen the Pacific Ocean, crossed the Hudson, and hasn't skipped...
October 2015 Classic Car Events
Tuesday, October 6 2015
Autumn is here. Changing leaves and the cooler weather present the perfect backdrop for to car cruises and shows. If you’re looking for something to do, check out these fine shows happening across the country this month. The Scarsdale Concours d’Elegance – Happening on October 4, 2015 in Scarsdale, NY. Started by two high school students in 2003, this concours brings the community together through vintage and...
After The Storm – Insurance Advice
Wednesday, September 30 2015
The final forecast and track of Joaquin is yet to be determied but if you're on the Mid-Atlantic coast, you may want to start thinking about preparations to protect your classic car. Should the worst happen, know what to do after the storm: Every so often we’re reminded that no matter how well you prepare, Mother Nature can take over and change everything. It seems that every year some part of the country is left picking up the...
Collector Vehicle Insurance - Canada
Wednesday, September 16 2015
Chubb Insurance Launches the Masterpiece Collector Vehicle program in Canada. Coverage is available to Canadian residents and is provided by Chubb Insurance Company of Canada in the provinces of Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. Please contact your insurance broker for a quote or find a broker by clicking here.
September 2015 Classic Car Events
Monday, September 14 2015
September means one thing: back to school! Remember driving your first car to school senior year and showing it to all your friends? No one ever forgets their first car, whether it's brand new or an old jalopy. Think about your first car. Maybe you'll find a version of it at one of these upcoming shows: Pigeon Forge Rod Run– Happening September 17 -19, 2015. Held at the Le Conte Center in Pigeon Forge,...
Market Analysis: 1965 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 Convertible
Thursday, August 27 2015
Jack TockstonSince their 50th anniversary in 2011, these felines have been clawing up in price guidesSOLD! This car, Lot 13, sold for $220,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island auction on March 13, 2015. The Series I Jaguar E-type (aka XKE) was produced from 1961 through mid-1967 — with the U.S. market targeted from the outset. Follow-on Series I.5 through II were somewhat emasculated...
August 2015 Classic Car Events
Tuesday, August 4 2015
Car shows are king in August. From classics to customs, east coast to west Coast, August offers a wide variety of car shows and events. Check out the following car shows happening around the country this month. Hot August Nights – Happening August 4 -9, 2015. Held in Reno, NV. Celebrating America’s love affair with cars and rock ‘n’ roll. The event draws a huge crowd, providing...