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Flint gears up for Back to the Bricks

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Thousands of classic cars are already cruising the streets of downtown Flint, Mich., this week as Back to the Bricks week gets under way. More than 500,000 people expected for the eighth annual event, which already boasts 50,000 cars registered … More »

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Twin Cities turns back the clock for another great Back to the 50’s

This Model A Ford truck is more typical of what lines the tree-shaded roads around Back to the 50’s in June. This red hauler is particularly sharp.

Despite its name, the Minnesota Street Rod Association’s annual Back to the 50’s event isn’t directly about the 1950s as it is about the 1973 cult classic “American Graffiti,” which takes place in 1962. That film reminded Minnesota gear heads about their own automotive heritage of cruising the loop around St. Paul in cool cars, so the MSRA started Back to the 50’s 39 years ago to bring the 1950s from the screen to the street. More »

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Nomads wend their way to convention

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Luke and Kathy Miller never have a problem deciding where to go for vacation, or how to get there. They just go wherever the Chevrolet Nomad Association annual convention is held. This year they are heading to Sacramento, Calif., for the week of July 8-13. As far as getting there, the Millers will drive their 1955 Nomad (pictured) from their home in Caledonia, Wis., just like they do every year. More »

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T-Birds to flock to international meet

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The International Thunderbird Club’s 19th Annual International Convention will be held July 8-15 in Claymont (Wilmington), Del. This Convention is open to all Thunderbird owners and enthusiasts from 1955-2005 — trailered or driven Thunderbirds, concours to original Thunderbirds, stock to … More »

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Old Cars announces 2011 Golden Quill winners

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Drum roll, please… Meet the winners of the 2011 Golden Quill Awards, which spotlight balanced, well-done publications that meet the needs of their car club while advancing general knowledge of collector cars and their history. We received thousands of entries. See who finished on top. More »

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Joe Bortz to display 4 historic concept cars at POCI Convention

The 1954 Bonneville Special was one of the two Pontiacs shown at the 1954 Motorama. It is in completely original condition and has about 400 miles on the odometer.

Four Pontiac concept cars from the legendary Bortz Dream Car Collection will be featured in a special display at the 2012 Pontiac-Oakland Club International (POCI) Convention, which will be held in St. Charles, Ill., from July 17-21. “No matter where these cars are displayed, they always set attendance records,” said Joe Bortz. “The public’s interest in them hasn’t waned over the years, it has actually intensified.” More »

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Rare Cobras to be a part of first Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion

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POMONA, Calif. – Guest curator Lynn “Mr. Cobra” Park announced today a short list of the extraordinary Cobras to be included in the “Speed Merchants of Venice” 50th Anniversary Cobra Exhibit as part of the Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion scheduled for April … More »

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Horseless Carriage Club of America cranks off 75th anniversary

The author is dressed for the occasion as she checks out a 1910 Duro at the Murphy Museum in Oxnard, Calif.

By Helen V. Hutchings; photos by John C. Meyer III, HCCA It is not unusual to read about a car club celebrating its anniversary. As a matter of record, our own editor Angelo Van Bogart told of two recently on … More »

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Chrysler 300s will choo-choo into Chattanooga this May

A train of Chrysler 300s will bustle into Chattanooga, Tenn., this spring when the  Chrysler 300 Club International, Inc. hold its 42th Annual Spring Meet from Sunday, May 20, to Wednesday, May 23. The club is dedicated to the preservation, … More »

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Coincidental club publications

Last Friday, two different vintage car clubs sent similar items to my mailbox for similar reasons. Although loaded with coincidence, the approach these clubs took at honoring their respective anniversaries was slightly different from one to the other, and altogether … More »

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