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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. Also...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 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 »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 pace car replica owned by Joseph Greco
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Starting in 1978, the Corvette’s 25th anniversary, Chevrolet would go on to provide Corvette pace cars for the fabled Indianapolis 500-mile race in 11 different years through 2012. The company also created a limited number of replicas for sale in showrooms. However,...Read more »
If you’re heading to the New York Auto Show this week, you might be surprised by how far the word “diesel” has traveled around the exhibits. Once reserved almost exclusively for the pickup truck show areas, diesel is now being touted enthusiastically at displays of automakers – including Volkswagen, Mazda and BMW – known more for their smaller, sleek vehicles. And it’s not just the foreign brands:...Read more »
Having already unveiled the seventh-generation Corvette, the Corvette convertible and the new SS performance sedan in the past three months, General Motors figured to have a relatively quiet press conference at the 2013 New York International Auto Show.
Instead, over the blaring sounds of racing engines, the automaker unveiled a refreshed Camaro for the 2014 model year and the first Z/28 Camaro...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1958 Chevrolet Impala sport coupe owned by Paul Dooling
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Chevrolet has produced an Impala for most of the last 54 years and this is the car that started it all. Designed as an ultra-luxurious version of the top-of-the-line Bel Air, the 1958 Impala attracted so much interest that it became a separate model the following year. The car’s exterior...Read more »
What Apple’s iPad Mini event yesterday was to tech geeks, General Motors’ news conference today in Pontiac, Mich., proved to be to auto enthusiasts. The manufacturer unveiled the new engine for its seventh-generation Chevy Corvette, set to be released Jan. 13. The event prompted the Detroit Free Press to dub today “an internal-combustion holiday.”
The new small block LT1 engine is remarkably...Read more »
General Motors headquarters is accustomed to pumping out automotive designs. But according to car blog Jalopnik, one design came home on Sunday - a sixth generation Monte Carlo burst through a set of revolving doors "like a rock" at GM's Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit.
The facade suffered a broken door and some smashed glass panels, but the incident began with a slight tap...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1967 Chevrolet Camaro race car owned by Tony Randazzo WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Few other rides have captured the hearts of Long Island customizers and drag racers more than the late '60s Camaro. Randazzo's black pro street convertible (a street-legal car modified for drag racing) shows what an enthusiast can do with years of work and a six-figure investment. He's stuffed the...Read more »