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The Italian car maker Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is planning an invitation-only grand opening celebration Saturday evening of its newest dealership, Lamborghini Long Island, in Jericho.
The maker of super-expensive sports cars says the dealership, which opened three months ago, is one of its largest in the U.S. at 11,500 square feet.
The franchisee, Bespoke Motor Group, also retails...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNERS 1940 Ford Deluxe opera coupe owned by Connie and John Delillo
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING While more than 20,000 of these fluid and stylish Ford coupes (also known as “business coupes”) hit the road in 1940, so many were hot-rodded or otherwise modified for stock car and dirt track racing that it’s rare to see one in its original form. Yet even in stock guise, these cars...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo coupe owned by David N. Millman
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING The last Porsche 911 with an air-cooled engine was sold to Jerry Seinfeld in 1998, but these cars have hardly been forgotten. Porschephiles still gobble them up at rising prices, especially the coveted all-wheel-drive Turbo, with its 400-horsepower, flat-six engine and a 0-60 mile-per-hour...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1927 Ford roadster owned by Mike Doyle
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Henry Ford may never have envisioned Doyle’s wild roadster, but it would surely have gotten a “thumbs-up” from pioneering hot rodders before World War II. In those days, California teenagers bought cheap and plentiful Model T Ford roadsters and souped them up with engine and body modifications. Today, collector...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1940 Packard 110 Club Coupe owned by Wayne Hedlund
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Despite stiff competition from Cadillac and effects of the Great Depression, Packard in 1940 was still known as an ultra-luxury brand, renowned for its build quality, engineering innovations and twelve- and eight-cylinder engines. Even in the troubled 1930s, these big cars could cost anywhere...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 »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1941 Oldsmobile Club Sedan owned by Paul Jacobs
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING In 1941, car buyers wanting a change from the stodgy designs of the day could opt for this swoopy Olds Club Sedan, a new fastback style also sold by Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac and, later, Chevrolet. This was the second year for General Motors’ pioneering “Hydramatic” automatic transmission, “a $57...Read more »
Chevrolet is making hands-free cellphone usage even easier for drivers. The car manufacturer is linking some 2014-year models of its Spark and Sonic cars compatible with Siri, the intelligent assistant that debuted on iPhones last years.
Through Chevy’s existing MyLink system, drivers can pair their iPhones with the car’s Bluetooth system, and use a voice-activation button on the steering...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1958 Chevrolet Impala sport coupe owned by Paul Dooling
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Chevrolet has produced an Impala for most of the last 54 years and this is the car that started it all. Designed as an ultra-luxurious version of the top-of-the-line Bel Air, the 1958 Impala attracted so much interest that it became a separate model the following year. The car’s exterior...Read more »
SUNDAY, NOV. 25
All Long Island Car Clubs Annual Food & Toy Drive to benefit Brookhaven Town Interface Program; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Santa arrives at noon, spectators free, donations accepted (unwrapped new toys, games, non-perishable food items, cash); Brookhaven Town Hall parking lot, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville; info: 516-658-1977 or 631-224-9517
Long Island Mopars Car Show; 11...Read more »