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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1970 Chevrolet Nova coupe owned by Charlie Staudter
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Chevrolet sold the hugely popular Nova from 1962 to 1979 primarily as an economical compact family car and yet it managed to find its way into the hearts of muscle car enthusiasts and racers across the country. Today, meticulously modified Novas can be found at Long Island car shows almost every...Read more »
The Jetsons wouldn't even be able to fathom this technology.
Terrafugia, the Woburn, Mass.-based aerospace company that unveiled a car doubling as an airplane at last year's New York International Auto Show, introduced plans for a plug-in hybrid electric flying car earlier this week.
The four-seat, fixed-wing vehicle will be able to fit into standard single-car garages, drive legally...Read more »
Sunday, May 5: Atlantic Chevrolet Spring 2013 Corvette Show presented by LI Corvette Owners Assn. & including collection of non-perishable goods for LI Cares; 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; 1350 Sunrise Hwy., Bay Shore; info: www.licoa.org . . .
Car Show & Craft Fair; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., spectators free; Sachem North HS, 212 Smith Rd., Lake Ronkonkoma . . .
LI Cars’ ‘Super Swap Sunday’ Car Show &...Read more »
THE TRUCK AND ITS OWNER 1962 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck owned by Paul Dooling
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Chevrolet’s first-generation C-10 pickups, built from 1960 to 1966, combined car-like styling with utilitarian toughness. Back then, they bolstered the company’s reputation as America’s largest pickup producer. Today, they command rising interest – and prices – on the classic car auction...Read more »
Wednesday, Apr. 24-Saturday, Apr. 28: Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral featuring 150 acres of collector cars & parts; 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. until 3 p.m., admission $10, Sun. $5; Carlisle Fairgrounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle, PA; info: www.carlisleevents.com . . .
Saturday, Apr. 27: Ferraris Visiting Ronald McDonald House of LI featuring 50th Anniversary Edition Ferrari...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 pace car replica owned by Joseph Greco
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Starting in 1978, the Corvette’s 25th anniversary, Chevrolet would go on to provide Corvette pace cars for the fabled Indianapolis 500-mile race in 11 different years through 2012. The company also created a limited number of replicas for sale in showrooms. However,...Read more »
Automakers are taking every opportunity Monday to tout their most fuel-efficient vehicles in honor of Earth Day, drumming up news involving electric and hybrid cars and miles per gallon. But one such piece of news might be of genuine interest to local car enthusiasts and green thumbs alike.
Nissan announced it would put six of its electric Leaf vehicles into service as New York City taxis....Read more »
Saturday, Apr. 20: Car Show benefitting St. Jude Children’s Hospital; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Chili’s restaurant, 4000 Jericho Tpke., E. Northport; info: www.easttowestclassiccars.com . .
Saturday, Apr. 20-Sunday, Apr. 21: LI Cars’ Car Show & Swap Meet; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., adults $7-$9, under 13 free; Belmont Racetrack, Hempstead Tpke., Elmont; info: www.longislandcars.com . . .
Sunday,...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1969 Dodge Dart GTS convertible drag racer owned by Jim Mango
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Chrysler first offered the Dart GTS in late 1967 as a limited-edition junior muscle car to compete with the Chevrolet Nova SS. In stock form, it would go on to win its share of stoplight drag races. Mango’s convertible kicks things up a few notches. “It has always been a drag race...Read more »
Here's some solace for LIRR riders still upset over this year's fare hikes: the cost of car ownership also increased in 2013, by about 2 percent, according to AAA.
The motoring organization's annual "Your Driving Costs" survey, released April 16, calculates the costs of maintenance, fuel, tires, insurance and depreciation on a new vehicle that is driven over five years and 75,000...Read more »