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Pit Stop: Upcoming car shows on Long Island

A 2001 Chrysler Prowler was displayed at the

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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...

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In the Garage: 1970 Chevrolet Nova coupe

The 1970 Chevrolet Nova coupe is owned by

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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...

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Pit Stop: Upcoming LI car shows and events

A 1941 Cadillac is displayed at a recent

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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 &...

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In the Garage: 1962 Chevrolet C-10 pickup

The 1962 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck owned by

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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...

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Pit Stop: Upcoming Long Island car shows

A Triumph Spitfire is seen at a recent

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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...

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In the Garage: 1978 Chevrolet Corvette

1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 pace car replica

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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,...

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In the Garage: 1969 Dodge Dart GTS

Jim Mango is the owner of this 1969

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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...

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In the Garage: 1967 Pontiac GTO

This 1967 Pontiac GTO hardtop is owned by

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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...

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Pit Stop: Upcoming Long Island car shows

Saturday, Apr. 13: 36th Annual LI Regional License Plate Sale & Show; 8 a.m.-2 p.m., admission $5; Elks Lodge, 2162 Veterans Blvd., Massapequa; info: 631-281-4559 . . .

Sunday, Apr. 14: St. Patrick’s School 8th Annual Spring Car Show Fundraiser; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., adults $5, children free; 280 E. Main St., Smithtown; info: www.stpats.americanhotrods.com . . .

Monday, Apr. 15: ‘Everything...

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In the Garage: 1954 Packard Convertible

Wayne Hedlund owns this 1954 Packard Convertible.

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1954 Packard Convertible owned by Wayne Hedlund

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING What better way to celebrate the first week of spring than to glide down Long Island’s roads in a topless powder-blue Packard? While the Packard would vanish from showrooms a few years later, it was still very much a luxury car in 1954. Putting yourself behind the wheel of a Convertible such as...

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