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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1965 Chevrolet Impala four-door sedan owned by Jeff Schilling
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING The redesigned 1965 Impala was such a hit with consumers that it set an all-time sales record of more than a million cars. Yet many of these Chevys were basically utilitarian sedans, serving their owners well and then going to the crusher. As a result, it’s fairly unusual today to...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1932 Chrysler CI series roadster owned by Louis and Brenda Sasso
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING While Chrysler built less than 19,000 examples of CI series cars in their single model year of 1932, the stylish and sleek coupes, sedans and convertibles were at the forefront of a movement by automotive stylists to assert themselves in an industry dominated by engineers. Also...Read more »
Saturday, May 25: Amagansett Fire Dept. Classic Car Show; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., spectators $5, under 12 free; Amagansett Fire House, Rte. 27; info: 631-726-9300 . . .
Peconic Bay Region Collectible Car Show to benefit Wounded Warrior Project; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., spectators $5, under 12 w/adult free; Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead; info: 631-727-3097. . .
Sunday, May 26: All Buick...Read more »
Saturday, May 18: Newsday ‘Field of Wheels’ Auto Exhibition & Show featuring 450+ collectible vehicles & Pinewood Derby; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., spectators free with tickets; 235 Pinelawn Rd., Melville; info: www.newsdaymarketing.com/liveevents . . .
Sunday, May 19: Hempstead Plains Region Vintage Car Club Display; opens 10 a.m., spectators free; Atria Lynbrook, 100 Peninsula Blvd.; info:...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1969 Volvo 1800S coupe owned by Charlie Licata
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING You don’t usually hear the words “Volvo” and “sports car” in the same sentence, except for the classic 1800 series coupes and sport wagons built from 1961 to 1973. Today, they are highly collectible, thanks in part to a starring role as the featured sports car in the 1960s television series, “The...Read more »
Saturday, May 11: Medford Fire Dept. Car Show hosted by LI Moose Classic Car Club; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., spectators $5, under 12 free; 171 Oregon Ave., Medford; info: 631-972-8677 . . .
2nd Annual 2013 Community BBQ & Car Show hosted by East to West Classic Cars & Salvation Army; noon-4 p.m., non-perishable food donations accepted; 319 Clay Pitts Rd., E. Northport; info: www.easttowestclassiccars.com...Read more »
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 »