drives you to enjoy vintage cars? Do you do it for
the sake of making a profit, or do you do it for the
purpose of ensuring history is kept alive and to enjoy
the old-car culture?
for the latter, it drives me with every decision I
make about the hobby. I am always honored to have an opportunity to
share with young people the exciting culture that
comes with old car restoration and preservation. Initiative
number one that I will be pushing is for ride &
drive programs by the Chevy collecting community.
you have children or grand children who haven't had
a chance to drive your old car, perhaps now is time,
before it gets to cold and mother nature doesn't cooperate.
The first step to letting young generations know that
these cars are fun, it to get them time in the car,
and on the road.
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looking to build an empire. An entrepreneur on a mission,
would his past financial errors at General Motors stop his
dream, or provide him with the guts to take his new car
company to the top of the automotive industry? more
Filling Station Lives Again
across the country provides for many unique roadside attractions.
A small town in Ohio has restored a jewel of their past
providing more than a pretty picture, it's a functional
building in their town. What can you do with a building
that measures less than 35 square feet of floor space?
Ornaments and Emblems!
picked out a few photos from our photo gallery of emblems
from cars in the 30's, 40's, and 50's which we think you'll
enjoy. Can you figure out what years the emblems are from?
Last week we received an inquiry from Robert of Minnesota:
You said that Chevrolet was the sales leader from 1936 -1976
(and beyond). Didn't Ford win?
Yes, we weren't clear in the earlier answer about differentiating
between model years and calendar years. Ford actually won
for the number sold of cars identified as 1957 models selling
approximately 1.67 million units. (See a previous Did
You Know about sales
it comes to cars sold during 1957 calendar year however,
Chevrolet won by a margin of 136 cars. According to Ray
Miller's Chevrolet - U.S.A.-1, Ford produced 1,522,408 cars
and Chevrolet produced 1,522,549. Possibly the closest production
answer should have said that Ford won in 1957 because when
we refer to years we typically mean model years and not
calendar years. Thanks for noticing the error!
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Rods, Bearings, and Piston Repair
Part IV: Reconditioning Your Straight
block has checked out OK, the next step is getting your
rods, bearing, and pistons in tip top shape. more
Part 1, an overview of the straight six engine more
Part 2, engine removal and reinstallation more
Read Part 3, engine block, rods and piston assembly more
Chart for 1956 Cars
begins on early Chevrolet History
Poster for 1950 cars