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In the Garage: 1932 Ford 'street rod'

This 1932 Ford five-window ?street rod? is owned

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

1932 Ford five-window ‘street rod’ owned by Glenn Wubker WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

One of the most memorable scenes from the 1973 film, “American Graffiti,” is the drag race between a souped-up ‘Canary Yellow’ ’32 Ford coupe and a modified ’55 Chevrolet. The Ford, driven by star character John Milner, wins the race as the Chevy veers off the road and overturns....

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Mineola Autoseum car show and more Long Island car events

A 1937 Ford Street Rod owned bt Mike

(Credit: Newsday/Michael Cusanelli)

Sunday, Aug. 18:

Autoseum Car Show; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., show spectators free, $5 suggested donation for museum admission; 100 County Seat Dr., Mineola; info: www.autoseum.org

Back in Time Cruisers Charity Car Show; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $5 donation; Mary’s Pizza & Restaurant, 876 Connetquot Ave., Islip Terrace LI Mopars Car Show; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hooters, 25 Smith St., Farmingdale;...

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In the Garage: 1977 Chevrolet Corvette

The 1977 Chevrolet Corvette coupe is owned by

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

1977 Chevrolet Corvette coupe owned by Mike Filippone WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

The “C3” generation of Corvettes, produced from 1968 to 1982, was distinguished by the unusual “Mako Shark” styling developed by famed auto designer Larry Shinoda. And even though federal emission controls limited horsepower by 1977, Chevrolet still touted that year’s coupe as a “dream...

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Long Island car shows and events weekend of Aug. 9

A 1966 Pontiac LeMans owned by John Avellino

(Credit: Newsday/Michael Cusanelli)

Saturday, Aug. 10:

1st Annual Classic Car Show & Swap Meet hosted by Huntington Moose Lodge & East West Classic Car Club; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 631 Pulaski Rd., Greenlawn; info: carshow@moose318.com

Saturday, Aug. 10-Sunday, Aug. 11

LI Cars’ Car Show & Swap Meet; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., spectators $7 Sat., $9 Sun., $13 both days, under 13 free; Belmont Racetrack, Hempstead...

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In the Garage: 1968 Shelby GT500KR

The 1968 Shelby GT500KR is owned by Bob

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

1968 Shelby GT500KR owned by Bob Ravener WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

With its initials standing for “King of the Road” and the name “Shelby” on the rear, the Ford Mustang-based KR was a serious muscle machine. The only thing laughable about this car was the 335-horsepower rating, a figure that was likely understated by more than 20% for insurance purposes. “The...

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Car shows on Long Island weekend of Aug. 2

A 2007 Shelby GT 500 owned by Al

(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Sunday, Aug. 4:

Lindenhurst Fire Police Squad 4th Annual Car Show; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., adults $5, under 12 free; Heiling Blvd. & Charles St., Lindenhurst; info: 516-398-6674

NY Region Sports Car Club of America Autocross; registration 8:15 a.m.-9 a.m., members $45, non-members $60, spectators free; Nassau Coliseum, Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale; info: www.nyr-scca.org

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BMW i3 versus Tesla Model S electric car comparison

The Tesla Model S, left, starts at $69,900,

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BMW unveiled the production model of its much-anticipated all-electric car July 29. The car immediately elicited comparisons to the Tesla Model S, which is seen as the current leader for luxury electric cars. Here's a side-by-side look at some of the specs.   Tesla Model S BMW i3 Price: $69,900 (base) $41,350 Range: 230 miles 80 to 100 miles Top Speed: 120 mph 93 mph 0 to 60 mph: 5.9 seconds...

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Mustang, Shelby Showdown at Levittown Ford

A 2013 Mustang GT owned by A.J. Tata

(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Levittown Ford held its annual Mustang Showdown on Sunday for Mustang and Shelby enthusiasts to show off their prized cars. More than 130 cars were on display at the event, and a portion of the proceeds from the show went to the Wounded Warrior Project to help disabled U.S. veterans.  Don't miss photo and video coverage of the event. 

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In the Garage: 1939 Pontiac sedan

This 1939 Pontiac two-door sedan is owned by

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER

1939 Pontiac two-door sedan owned by Bernie Biren WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING

When Bernie Biren’s Pontiac debuted in Canada almost 75 years ago, the French Canadian ads touted its many standard features at “a prix beaucoup plus bas” (“a much lower price”). Those features included a front end lifted from the standard 1939 American Pontiac and the rear end – from...

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Mustang Showdown and more Long Island car shows

A classic Jaguar sits on display at Exotic

(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

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 &...

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