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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1957 Chevrolet 150 Business Sedan owned by Ron Wozny
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING If Teddy Roosevelt had been a 1950s car guy when he uttered the words, “Speak softly and carry a big stick,” his ride might have been this unprepossessing two-door. The 150 was a popular fleet vehicle with no back seat. But woe to those who challenged this version to a stoplight drag race,...Read more »
Saturday, July 13-Sunday, July 14: 12th Annual Antique, Classic & Working Truck Show held in conjunction with LI Antique Power Assn.’s 21st Annual Antique Engine Run & Antique Farm Tractor Show & Pull; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., adults $5, under 12 free; Hallockville Farm Museum, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead; info: 631-821-4845
Saturday, July 13-Monday, Sept. 2: ‘Long Island’s Auto Racing Heritage’...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am hardtop coupe owned by Francis R. Wiseman
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING The ‘77 Trans Am first became famous as the automotive star of “Smokey and the Bandit,” the action comedy film featuring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and Jackie Gleason. But while the movie may be a distant memory, Pontiac enthusiasts still pine for Firebirds of any era, especially...Read more »
Saturday, July 6: NASCAR Stock Car Racing & Fireworks; 6 p.m., adults $30, ages 6-12 $5, under 6 free; Riverhead Raceway, Rte. 58; info: www.riverheadraceway.com
Sunday, July 7: 43rd Annual Charity Fundraiser Car Show hosted by Cutchogue Lions Club; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., spectators $5, under 12 free; Peconic Bay Winery, 31320 Main Rd. (Rte. 25), Cutchogue; info: www.cutchoguelionsclub.com
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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1961 Rambler American 400 convertible owned by Harry Mayors
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING With its economical Ramblers and higher-end Ambassadors, American Motors (AMC) touted its 1961 lineup as the “World’s Widest Choice of Compact Cars” with the American heralded as “America’s Leading Economy Compact Car.” So if you wanted to show your thrifty side and still have fun in...Read more »
Friday, June 21-Sunday, June 23: Carlisle GM Nationals Collector Car Show & Swap Meet; see site for hours & admission charges; Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K St., Carlisle, PA; info: www.carlisleevents.com
Saturday, June 22: Back in Time Cruisers Car Show to benefit charity; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., donation $5; Mary’s Pizza & Restaurant, 876 Connetquot Ave., Islip Terrace; info: 516-503-2309
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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1969 Ford Maverick owned by John Frohnhoefer
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING As Japanese car brands began to make inroads in the U.S. during the late ‘60s, American manufacturers were feeling the pressure. Ford responded in 1969 with the Maverick, an economical, sporty coupe that became the first car for many a Long Island baby boomer. These “compacts” were fairly spartan,...Read more »
Sunday, June 9: 1st Annual Ford Lincoln of Smithtown Car Show & Mustang Round Up hosted by Mustang & Shelby Club of LI; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., spectators free; 440 Jericho Tpke., St. James; info: www.mscli.com . . .
Mopar Power Club Car Show; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., spectators free; Pappalardo’s Pizza, 1079 Hicksville Rd., Seaford; info: www.moparpowerclub.com . . .
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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1974 Dodge Charger owned by Andrew N. Vourlos
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING The “fuselage” styling and superior engineering of these Chargers, built from 1971 to 1974, made them a hit on the racing circuit, with legendary driver Richard Petty racking up 25 NASCAR wins alone. Vourlos’ model has led a much quieter existence. “The Charger lived its entire life on Long Island...Read more »
Porsche is celebrating the golden jubilee of its iconic 911 sports car with the release of a special edition 911 based on the 911 Carrera S, the German-based automaker announced June 3.
Exactly 1,963 of the anniversary edition vehicles will hit dealerships in the fall (to commemorate the car's 1963 debut) with a starting price of $125,050, including destination charges. It is slated to debut...Read more »