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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:...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 »
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 »
Wednesday, Apr. 24-Saturday, Apr. 28: Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral featuring 150 acres of collector cars & parts; 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. until 3 p.m., admission $10, Sun. $5; Carlisle Fairgrounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle, PA; info: www.carlisleevents.com . . .
Saturday, Apr. 27: Ferraris Visiting Ronald McDonald House of LI featuring 50th Anniversary Edition Ferrari...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 »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1969 Dodge Dart GTS convertible drag racer owned by Jim Mango
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Chrysler first offered the Dart GTS in late 1967 as a limited-edition junior muscle car to compete with the Chevrolet Nova SS. In stock form, it would go on to win its share of stoplight drag races. Mango’s convertible kicks things up a few notches. “It has always been a drag race...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNERS 1967 Pontiac GTO hardtop owned by Christopher and Gary Werner
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING The iconic Pontiac GTO, offered from 1964 to 1974 and again from 2004 to 2006, is considered by many to be the father of modern muscle cars. By 1967, it had already solidified its place at the top of the heap, with standard models sporting a 335-horsepower, 400-cubic-inch V-8 engine...Read more »