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Pit Stop: Upcoming Long Island car shows and events

A 1953 Chevy Bel Air is displayed at

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Saturday, May 25: Amagansett Fire Dept. Classic Car Show; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., spectators $5, under 12 free; Amagansett Fire House, Rte. 27; info: 631-726-9300 . . . Peconic Bay Region Collectible Car Show to benefit Wounded Warrior Project; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., spectators $5, under 12 w/adult free; Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead; info: 631-727-3097. . . Sunday, May 26: All Buick Car Show...

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Pit Stop: Newsday's Field of Wheels and other car events this weekend

A 1979 Phaeton Roadster at Newsday's Field of

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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: http://bit.ly/YTNqVH...

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In the Garage: 1969 Volvo 1800S coupe

The 1969 Volvo 1800S coupe owned by Charlie

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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,...

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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...

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Flying car by Terrafugia gets electric upgrade

The TF-X is a plug-in hybrid electric flying

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The Jetsons wouldn't even be able to fathom this technology. Terrafugia, the Woburn, Mass.-based aerospace company that unveiled a car doubling as an airplane at last year's New York International Auto Show, introduced plans for a plug-in hybrid electric flying car earlier this week. The four-seat, fixed-wing vehicle will be able to fit into standard single-car garages, drive legally on roads and...

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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 & Swap Meet;...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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