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January 2016

Classic Cars Need Inspection Too (Via Jalopnik)


(Written by SteveLehto)

I often tell people that they need to get used cars inspected before they buy, since so many used cars are sold without warranties. However, many people don’t realize this advice extends to classic car purchases as well.

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Buying vs. Building: The Pros and Cons of both worlds

You want a car. Not just any car, you want the car. What you may be less clear on is which car will be the one. It’s a little like deciding whether to purchase a home or build your dream home. Purchasing a home has many advantages; you can move in quickly, the difficult decisions have been made already, and your home has an established value. Building a new home has very different advantages; you have time to plan your move, you have the ability to customize your home to your specifications, and your home may be valued at more than it cost to build.


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“That’s not a real SS!”

Anyone who builds anything has been told, at some point, that they are a poser and didn’t build something that they did, in fact, build. Haters are a part of the job description that is being awesome. To borrow a tired cliché, “It comes with the territory.”

Recently, someone commented on one of our Instagram posts about one of our vehicles (a 1970 Chevelle SS) not being a “true SS.”

They took the comment down, of their own accord, moments later, but it gave us a laugh, in the meantime. We thought, “Just for fun, let’s examine that claim.”


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Question Of The Day: What’s your car for the Year of Your Birth Rally? (Via AutoBlog)


A few years ago, 24 Hours of LeMons organizer and automotive journalist Nick Pon, after participating in the California Melee, came up with the idea of a rally in which each participant must drive a vehicle that was Continue reading “Question Of The Day: What’s your car for the Year of Your Birth Rally? (Via AutoBlog)”

Is “Built Not Bought” Ruining The Hobby? (Via Lateral-G)


“Built Not Bought” is a slogan that seems to float around a lot in the car industry. This saying is a token of hard work, dedication and knowledge. It’s saying that your car is better than the guy who just came in and bought his car. You went over every nut and bolt, fine tuned the motor, picked out the color of the wheels, and he wrote a boring check for somebody else’s work. But I’m here to tell you that “Built Not Bought” is total bullshit.

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The top three most collectible 1969 Chevrolet Camaros on the planet

Black. It’s the darkest of colors, a lumen-soaking sponge, absorbing all light directed upon it. History tells us it’s the color of mourning and since the beginning of time has been associated with all things malicious and evil. Darth Vader wore black for that reason, as do all the bad guys in every Western ever made. It signifies the end, death, and represents the great unknown that lies ahead.


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