Tag: CLASSIC CARS

 1 Comment on 10 Reasons Your Car May Not Be Performing Well (and How to Fix It)
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10 Reasons Your Car May Not Be Performing Well (and How to Fix It)

Remember when you bought your new car? Driving off the lot with the engine whirring and tires grinding uphill effortlessly,…

 0 Comment on The Golden Years: 6 Memorable Models From the Original Era of Muscle Cars
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The Golden Years: 6 Memorable Models From the Original Era of Muscle Cars

The original era of muscle cars began in the 1960s, peaked around 1970, and quickly faded a few years later…

 1 Comment on 5 Forgettable Cars From the 1980s
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5 Forgettable Cars From the 1980s

The 1980s can be defined in one word: us. For that’s the decade when Americans began to cast off the…

 4 Comments on 5 Forgettable Cars From the 1970s
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5 Forgettable Cars From the 1970s

It was during the 1970s when automakers from Japan began to find a market among the big American cars of…

 6 Comments on 5 Retired American Car Brands
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5 Retired American Car Brands

The auto industry continues to evolve and consolidate, casting off brands or seeing the demise of entire automakers including Saab….

 2 Comments on Spotlight: 30th Annual Piedmont Classic Chevy Club Car Show
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Spotlight: 30th Annual Piedmont Classic Chevy Club Car Show

America and Chevrolet in 1969 Probably the most significant event of 1969 was the July 20th lunar landing of the…

 3 Comments on Spotlight: 23rd Annual Triangle British Classic Car Show
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Spotlight: 23rd Annual Triangle British Classic Car Show

23rd Annual Triangle British Classic Car Show Auto shows are held ‘year round, especially in warmer climates where cold and…

 5 Comments on Spotlight: 24th Annual Rod & Custom Show Presented by the Stray Cats
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Spotlight: 24th Annual Rod & Custom Show Presented by the Stray Cats

Stray Cats and a classic car show. Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of summer for some parts of…

 4 Comments on Spotlight: Capital City Cruisers 2018 Car, Truck & Bike Show
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Spotlight: Capital City Cruisers 2018 Car, Truck & Bike Show

Capital City Cruisers hosts their 12th annual event. Weeks of above normal rainfall in the Carolinas means one thing: if…

 4 Comments on Spotlight: American Children’s Home Show-off Show
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Spotlight: American Children’s Home Show-off Show

American Children’s Home 20th Annual Show-Off Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show What could be better than a gathering of cars,…

 7 Comments on Spotlight: 2018 Piedmont Classic Chevy Club Car Show
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Spotlight: 2018 Piedmont Classic Chevy Club Car Show

2018 Piedmont Classic Chevy Club Car Show As an automotive writer, most of my focus is on what’s new and…

 1 Comment on At the Spring 2018 Charlotte AutoFair
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At the Spring 2018 Charlotte AutoFair

Updated April 9, 2018, to include Day No. 4 photos. Charlotte Motor Speedway’s AutoFair is a classic car extravaganza. The…

 3 Comments on Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Car Exhibit
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Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Car Exhibit

This unique exposition is set to end on January 15, 2017. The North Carolina Museum of Art has done it…

 0 Comment on Deep Purple 1919 Pierce-Arrow Wins Best in Show at Pinehurst Concours
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Deep Purple 1919 Pierce-Arrow Wins Best in Show at Pinehurst Concours

It’s a wrap for the 2015 edition of the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance. This year’s show was the largest one yet…

 1 Comment on Charlotte Autofair Celebrates 100 Years of Dodge
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Charlotte Autofair Celebrates 100 Years of Dodge

The marque named for the Dodge Brothers is celebrating its centennial, one of the few American automotive brands that have…

 1 Comment on Cars and Coffee: Best Informal Meet Ups Ever
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Cars and Coffee: Best Informal Meet Ups Ever

What do you call a gathering of automotive enthusiasts that meets early on a Saturday morning to show off their…

 0 Comment on Cars and Coffee in the Sandhills: July 2014
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Cars and Coffee in the Sandhills: July 2014

Anyone that has followed Auto Trends for some time knows that we look backward as well as forward. Not just…

 3 Comments on Cars and Coffee Raleigh Holds First Meet
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Cars and Coffee Raleigh Holds First Meet

Third Saturday meetings at the Raleigh Grande. Cars and Coffee has come back to Raleigh, NC. This past Saturday the…

 2 Comments on Cars and Coffee Fayetteville: March 2014
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Cars and Coffee Fayetteville: March 2014

A monthly gathering of car enthusiasts in Cumberland County, NC. A rare Fisker Karma makes a Cars and Coffee appearance….

 8 Comments on 7 Winter Storage Tips For Classic Cars
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7 Winter Storage Tips For Classic Cars

With storms looming and winter just around the corner, it’s time to store your classic car for the cold months…

Curator Ken Gross stands next to a Porsche Type 804 Formula One race car.
 5 Comments on Raleigh Art Museum Opens Porsche Exhibit
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Raleigh Art Museum Opens Porsche Exhibit

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has an extensive permanent collection of American, European and African art, and has…

 2 Comments on Highlights of the Fall 2013 Charlotte AutoFair
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Highlights of the Fall 2013 Charlotte AutoFair

The fall edition of the Charlotte Autofair is now over, what its organizers and supporters consider a success. As mentioned…

 3 Comments on Classic Cars Judged, Auctioned at the Charlotte AutoFair
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Classic Cars Judged, Auctioned at the Charlotte AutoFair

The Spring 2013 edition of the Food Lion AutoFair at the Charlotte Motor Speedway officially comes to a close today….

 1 Comment on Classic Cars on Consignment With RK Motors Charlotte
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Classic Cars on Consignment With RK Motors Charlotte

At the Charlotte Food Lion AutoFair this weekend, you can take in hundreds of classic cars, including many that are…

 1 Comment on Charlotte AutoFair Opens Today
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Charlotte AutoFair Opens Today

Charlotte AutoFair The Food Lion AutoFair, a twice yearly event held on the grounds of the Charlotte Motor Speedway in…

 2 Comments on Charlotte Food Lion AutoFair Returns This April
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Charlotte Food Lion AutoFair Returns This April

The Charlotte Motor Speedway gets all the attention for hosting the Coca-Cola 600 and the Bank of America 500 motor…

 3 Comments on Book Review — Dream Garages International
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Book Review — Dream Garages International

Many of us know one person who goes well beyond being the atypical weekend mechanic. This individual not only works…

Allure of the Automobile
 5 Comments on Book Review — The Allure of the Automobile
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Book Review — The Allure of the Automobile

Automotive design has had its shining moments, something we still see today in select Italian sports cars, German luxury sedans…