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In the Garage: 1969 Ford Maverick

The 1969 Ford Maverick is owned by John

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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...

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Long Island car shows for the first weekend in June 2013

Terry Cameron of Rosedale sits on his 1970

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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

. . . Police Surgeons Benevolent...

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In the Garage: 1974 Dodge Charger

This 1974 Dodge Charger is owned by Andrew

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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...

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Porsche 911 special edition unveiled for 50th anniversary

Porsche celebrates 50 years of the 911 with

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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 in...

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Car shows coming to Long Island

Walter Diabo of Merrick displays his 1966 Ford

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Saturday, June 1: F.R. Porter Region AACA 7th Annual Car Show & Gymkhana; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., spectators free; Olga Wilk Memorial Park, Pond Path, Lake Grove; info: 631-745-7177 . . .

Saturday, June 1-Sunday, June 2: Greenwich Concours d’Elegance to benefit AmeriCares; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., adults $30 each day or $45 both days, under 12 free w/adult; Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Arch St., Greenwich,...

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In the Garage: 1965 Chevy Impala

This 1965 Chevrolet Impala four-door sedan is owned

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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...

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In the Garage: 1932 Chrysler CI series roadster

This 1932 Chrysler CI series roadster is owned

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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....

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Pit Stop: Upcoming Long Island car shows and events

A 1953 Chevy Bel Air is displayed at

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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 Car Show...

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Pit Stop: Newsday's Field of Wheels and other car events this weekend

A 1979 Phaeton Roadster at Newsday's Field of

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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: http://bit.ly/YTNqVH...

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In the Garage: 1969 Volvo 1800S coupe

The 1969 Volvo 1800S coupe owned by Charlie

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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,...

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