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It's no use debating the best car movie of all time, or the best car featured heavily in any film. It's a futile endeavor. Survey 50 automotive enthusiasts, and you'll likely get at least 50 distinct answers -- to each of those questions.
But what about the best infographic on the connection between Hollywood and hot rods? Well, Car Nation was sent what might just be the coolest-looking car-movie...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1978 Ford Mustang II Cobra owned by Peter Piciulo
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING A 1973 oil embargo and tighter federal emission standards put a dent in the American muscle car market, but Ford struggled to keep the spirit alive with a Mustang II sharply diminished in size, horsepower and enthusiast appeal. Still, these cars – built from 1974 to 1978 – were a hit with consumers...Read more »
Saturday, July 27:
Platinum Volkswagen’s 4th Annual Auto Show & Service Clinic; 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; 45 Nelson Ave., Hicksville; info: 516-681-1300
Stony Brook Community Church 9th Annual Vintage European Sports Car & Motorcycle Display; noon-4 p.m., spectators free; 216 Christian Ave., Stony Brook; info: 631-751-6371
Sunday, July 28:
Antique Fire Truck Show & Volunteer...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1988 Ford Mustang Saleen coupe #509 owned by Joshua Rivera
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING “Mustang on steroids” is one term that comes to mind when collectors think of the Ford coupes, hatchbacks and convertibles modified and massaged by former race driver Steve Saleen going back to 1983. His early creations began their lives as base Ford Mustang LX models (known internally...Read more »