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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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Bullitt Mustang, Pulp Fiction Chevrolet among cinematic car legends

An infographic that originally appeared on CJ Pony

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It's no use debating the best car movie of all time, or the best car featured heavily in any film. It's a futile endeavor. Survey 50 automotive enthusiasts, and you'll likely get at least 50 distinct answers -- to each of those questions.

But what about the best infographic on the connection between Hollywood and hot rods? Well, Car Nation was sent what might just be the coolest-looking car-movie...

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General Motors stylist speaks on LI and more car events

A 1972 Cadillac El Dorado convertible owned by

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Sunday, Oct. 27: Farmingville-Holtsville Lions Club 17th Annual ‘Son of the Monster Mash’ Car Show to benefit the blind & hearing-impaired; 8 a.m.-4 p.m., spectators $7, under 12 free; Brookhaven Amphitheater at Bald Hill, 55 Bicycle Path at LIE Exit 63 north, Farmingville; info: www.sonofthemonstermash.com

Tuesday, Oct. 29: ‘The Most Beautiful & Unusual Cars Ever Built, Series 1’...

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In the Garage: 1978 Ford Mustang II Cobra

The 1978 Ford Mustang II Cobra owned by

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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1978 Ford Mustang II Cobra owned by Peter Piciulo

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING A 1973 oil embargo and tighter federal emission standards put a dent in the American muscle car market, but Ford struggled to keep the spirit alive with a Mustang II sharply diminished in size, horsepower and enthusiast appeal. Still, these cars – built from 1974 to 1978 – were a hit with consumers...

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Mercedes leaves Ferrari, Lamborghini in the dust at Concours D'Elegance

A 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL owned by Nat Lanza

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A Mercedes topped rare Lamborghinis, classic Ferraris and Porsches, and even a 103-year-old working Buick on Long Island today. The 1957 300SL with gullwing doors was named Best in Show at the ninth annual Concours D'Elegance held Oct. 20, 2013 at the Americana Manhasset mall.

The event drew hundreds of cars -- ranging from the 1910 Buick (which did take home the award for Best Vintage Car)...

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