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It's no use debating the best car movie of all time, or the best car featured heavily in any film. It's a futile endeavor. Survey 50 automotive enthusiasts, and you'll likely get at least 50 distinct answers -- to each of those questions.
But what about the best infographic on the connection between Hollywood and hot rods? Well, Car Nation was sent what might just be the coolest-looking car-movie...Read more »
Sunday, Oct. 27: Farmingville-Holtsville Lions Club 17th Annual ‘Son of the Monster Mash’ Car Show to benefit the blind & hearing-impaired; 8 a.m.-4 p.m., spectators $7, under 12 free; Brookhaven Amphitheater at Bald Hill, 55 Bicycle Path at LIE Exit 63 north, Farmingville; info: www.sonofthemonstermash.com
Tuesday, Oct. 29: ‘The Most Beautiful & Unusual Cars Ever Built, Series 1’...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1978 Ford Mustang II Cobra owned by Peter Piciulo
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING A 1973 oil embargo and tighter federal emission standards put a dent in the American muscle car market, but Ford struggled to keep the spirit alive with a Mustang II sharply diminished in size, horsepower and enthusiast appeal. Still, these cars – built from 1974 to 1978 – were a hit with consumers...Read more »
A Mercedes topped rare Lamborghinis, classic Ferraris and Porsches, and even a 103-year-old working Buick on Long Island today. The 1957 300SL with gullwing doors was named Best in Show at the ninth annual Concours D'Elegance held Oct. 20, 2013 at the Americana Manhasset mall.
The event drew hundreds of cars -- ranging from the 1910 Buick (which did take home the award for Best Vintage Car)...Read more »
The 2013 Long Island Auto Show, which runs through Sunday, Oct. 20, features the latest vehicles from 13 brands and classics from the Cadillac Club of Long Island, the Mustang/Shelby Club of Long Island, and Hollywood Autos of West Babylon. Here's some of the best -- and worst (at least in the eyes of Car Nation) -- of the cars, trucks and SUVs parked on the basement level of the Nassau Coliseum.
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Friday, Oct. 18-Sunday, Oct. 20: LI Auto Show; see site for hours, admission free; Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale: info: www.motortrendautoshows.com/longisland
Saturday, Oct. 19: Classic Car Show & Ford Test Drive hosted by SkillsUSA & Western Suffolk BOCES Wilson Tech; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., admission free; 152 Laurel Hill Rd., Northport; info: 631-261-3600, x. 200
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For at least one weekend, you don’t have to be stuck in bumper-to-bumper LIE traffic to admire the latest vehicles from the entire scope of automakers. In fact, if you head to Nassau Coliseum, you can even escape the monotony of your commuting carriage and get behind the wheel of an exciting sports car or a monster pick up.
The Long Island Auto Show takes places this weekend (Oct. 18 through...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad owned by John Pedretti
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING When the Nomad debuted in 1955, it was a radical departure from the staid family station wagons of the period. Just a year earlier, General Motors had revealed a similar concept car during its “Motorama” shows in several major cities. “The radius rear tire wells and the slanted roof posts give...Read more »
Saturday, Oct. 12: NY Good Guys Car Club Show; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., spectators free; 52 Otis St., W. Babylon; info: 631-920-6699
‘Rat Rod Rockabilly’ Car Show; noon-11 p.m., admission $10; Bethpage LIRR Station, Stewart Ave.; info: email@example.com
3rd Annual Holbrook Fire Dept. Car Show & Swap Meet; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., spectators $5, under 12 free; AHRC Suffolk, 2900 Veterans Memorial...Read more »
Saturday, Oct. 5: Alternatives for Children 17th Annual Classic & Sports Car Rally to benefit children with disabilities & sponsored by Competition Automotive Group; registration opens 8:30 a.m., entry fee $175 day of event, $99 for car club members; start time 9:15 a.m. at 14 Research Way, E. Setauket; rally ends at Dockers Waterside restaurant, 94 Dune Rd., E. Quogue; info: www.alternatives4children.org
Bridgehampton...Read more »