Akron or Bust: We're Westward Bound
Thursday, September 18 2014
Time to see if this little MGC-GT can go the distance. We shoved off from the Chubb Collector Car offices in Whitehouse Station NJ at about 3:00PM and hope to make it to Wellsboro PA by 8:00PM for our overnight stop. Yes, a little out of the way, but it gets us off the highway and should make for a more exciting drive, ie: if we need an auto-parts store, there won't be many. Before we get to Wellsboro, we plan on making a quick stop in...
Akron Or Bust: Test Drive Gone Wrong
Tuesday, September 16 2014
If you're going to take a 45 year old car on a long road trip, you should probably take it for a test drive, right? We headed out last week to see how the MGC-GT would handle a driver and passenger minus luggage. The results were not good. This car had recently been fitted with a larger-than-stock tire to improve the ride quality, but this apparently came at a cost. With the extra person in the car, the tires rubbed in the rear wheel-wells...
Akron Or Bust: 1,000 Miles in a 1969 MGC-GT
Monday, September 15 2014
Back in 2012, we thought it would be a fun idea to take a 1960 MGA and drive it clear across Pennsylvania into Ohio for the Glenmoor Gathering. Little did we know it would be the last year for that wonderful show. Fast forward to the present and we're heading to yet another premier event in Ohio, also in September. It's a great time of year for driving in this part of the country so why not do it again? This time the event is the Stan...
Chubb Sponsors 47th Annual Gullwing Group International Convention in Banff, Alberta, Canada
Monday, September 15 2014
The Gull Wing Group International annual convention took place this year in beautiful Banff, Alberta. Chubb Collector Car Insurance was once again a major sponsor of the event. More than 20 300 SL Gull Wings and Roadsters were driven to the event from provinces in Canada and U.S. States far and wide. Events included tech sessions for group members, a rally through the Canadian Rockies, a car show, and a member gala. No matter...
Caring for Collector Cars
Thursday, September 11 2014
Passionate about your collector car? Remember, special cars need special attention! You can find out more about caring for your classic car right here on our blog! 1. VIDEO: Winterizing your Classic Car 2. VIDEO: Is your Classic Car Ready for Spring?3. Chubb's Loss Prevention & Your Collection
September 2014 Classic Car Events
Friday, August 29 2014
Where did the summer go? September is upon us, school bells are ringing, and car show season is still in full-swing. Looking for a cool show to go along with the cooler temps? Here's our list for the month:Long Island Cruizin’ For a Cure. Happening September 14, 2014. Held in Hicksville, NY. Recognized by the Iacocca Family Foundation as one of the Best Car Shows on 2014.Fall Charlotte AutoFair – Happening Sept...
Ferrari Dominates in Monterey
Wednesday, August 20 2014
The 2014 edition of Monterey Car week has wrapped up, and as expected, the bar for the financial side of the hobby was raised once again. Auction sales shattered records as the 1962 Ferrari 250GTO Berlinetta claimed the title of most expensive car ever sold at public auction at $38,115,000. It usually takes open headers on a car with eight or more cylinders to excite me, but seeing this car in-person was rather surreal. The...
50 Years Over 200mph - Don Garlits and Island Dragway
Friday, August 8 2014
Back on August 2nd 1964, Mr. Don Garlits, better known as "Big Daddy", ripped off a 200mph 1/4 mile run at Island Dragway in Great Meadows, NJ. The NHRA confirmed speed of the pass was 201.34 mph for an e/t of 7.78 seconds. Pretty damn fast, even by today's standards. Consider that it was done in Don's Swamp Rat VI, which was a front-engined beast with only rear brakes, a driveline spinning under his knees, and eight extremely...
Like Lincolns? More than ever, Michigan is Mecca
Thursday, August 7 2014
It's a big weekend for fans of one of America's premier luxury marques. After years of planning, the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan is taking the wraps off the Lincoln Motorcar Heritage Museum this Saturday at 1:00 PM.Artist's rendering of the Lincoln Motorcar Heritage Museum, Courtesy of the Gilmore Car MuseumIt's not as though this incredible campus didn't already have enough to lure you in- it...
Your Monterey Event Guide- 2014
Tuesday, August 5 2014
Heading to Monterey next week to enjoy the cars? If so, don't leave home without the Sports Car Market Digital Guide to the Monterey Auctions! Inside you'll find information about: The Auctions - The essential info about each eventThe Concours and Events - What, when, and whereThe Timeline - When everything happensThe Map - Where everything is, and how to get there See you at the show!