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Long Island Mopar car show features Chryslers, AMCs

The 1969 Dodge Charger frequently gets outfitted with

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Sunday, Dec. 1: LI Mopars Car Show featuring Chrysler- & AMC-built vehicles; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., spectators free; Hooters, 25 Smith St., Farmingdale; info: www.longislandmopars.com...

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Safe winter driving predicated on performing one function at a time

Cars slide on a road in Albuquerque, N.M.,

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If the stormy weather leading up to Thanksgiving has you worried about safely navigating the roads in your car, the most effective way to mitigate risk is to throw on a set of snow tires.

When Car Nation spoke to Stephen Briere, the New York district manager for Firestone Auto Care, around this time last year, he said it’s undoubtedly the most important step a driver can take.

"Once...

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In the Garage: 1965 Studebaker Daytona

The 1965 Studebaker Daytona owned by Bob Andreocci.

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1965 Studebaker Daytona owned by Bob Andreocci

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING For more than 100 years – from 1852 to 1966 – venerable Studebaker kept Americans on the move with a succession of popular vehicles, from horse-drawn wagons to pioneering electrics to gasoline-powered sedans and sporty cars. Hurt financially by the Great Depression, Studebaker soldiered on with some...

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Autoseum Car Show, Mopars and more Long Island auto shows

Joseph Testagrose of North Bellmore displays his 2010

(Credit: Ana Maria Rico)

Sunday, Nov. 17: Autoseum Car Show to benefit Toys for Tots & food drive; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., spectators free, suggested $5 museum admission donation; 100 County Seat Dr., Mineola; info: www.autoseum.org

LI Mopars Car Show; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., spectators free; Auto Zone, 6100 Sunrise Hwy., Massapequa Park; info: www.longislandmopars.com

Mopar Power Club Car Show; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., spectators...

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In the Garage: 1969 Dodge Charger R/T

The 1969 Dodge Charger R/T is owned by

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1969 Dodge Charger R/T owned by Jack McCloy

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING With their “Coke-bottle” rear fenders and serious power, these second-generation Chargers built from 1968 to 1970 are among the most attractive and coveted of vintage American muscle cars. The 1969 version would gain fame as the rubber-burning ride of the Duke boys in the “Dukes of Hazzard” TV show.

“It...

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Long Island model car challenge kicks off weekend events

A 2010 Dale Earnhardt Camaro owned by James

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Saturday, Nov. 9: LI Auto Replica Society Model Car Challenge; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., spectators $5, under 12 free; Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd.; info: 516-884-2270

Sunday, Nov. 10: Car Show & Pet Adoption Fair sponsored by NY AutoFest & Bideawee; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., spectators free; 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton; info: www.nyautofest.com

All LI Car Clubs Annual Food...

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In the Garage: 1957 Dual-Ghia convertible

The 1957 Dual-Ghia convertible owned by Stephen Siben.

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1957 Dual-Ghia convertible owned by Stephen Siben

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING If you hung with Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and other members of the “Rat Pack” in the late ‘50s, driving a Dual-Ghia was a sure way to let others know you were one of the “cool cats.” Just 117 of these cars -- 115 convertibles and two coupes -- were sold in 1957 and 1958, with many going to the...

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Hybrid, Electric Car symposium and more LI car events

Joseph Testagrose of North Bellmore displays his 2010

(Credit: Ana Maria Rico)

Saturday, Nov. 2: Hybrid & Electric Car Symposium; 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m., admission free; Cold Spring Harbor Public Library, 95 Harbor Rd.

Saturday, Nov. 2-Sunday, Nov. 3: LI Cars’ Car Show & Swap Meet; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., spectators $7 Sat./$9 Sun./$13 both days, under 13 free; Belmont Racetrack, Hempstead Tpke., Elmont; info: www.longislandcars.com

Sunday, Nov. 3: Mopar Power Club Car...

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