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10 Historical Automotive Commercials

Since the first T.V. commercials, the automobile has been one of the most advertised items of all time. Early on, famous cartoon characters were popular to use on car commercials. For the last few decades, auto manufacturers have outspent more than any other industry in the television commercial market.
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Muscle Car History - The Story Behind America's Muscle Cars

Although the muscle car era was short-lived, it still defined a generation in America, and has given us possibly some of the most collectible cars in all of automotive history today. With the sharp lines, wide profiles, muscular looks, and chrome, these cars looked mean. Team the mid-sized bodied frame with a monster V8 engine, and these cars WERE mean. Mean fast! Some models that fit into the muscle car category are the Buick GS, Pontiac GTO, and the Dodge Charger.
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Jim Morrison's Lost Shelby GT500

Like Jim Morrison himself, there are many legends and mysteries surrounding the history and whereabouts of his 1967 Mustang Shelby GT 500. Shelby fans have long sought after this car, with every few years reports surfacing of it being found, but the reports have never turned out to be true.
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Can Classic Cars Be a Good Investment?

Can classic cars be a good investment? This question cannot be answered with a "Yes" or "No" answer, it's not quite that simple. Many items can be bought as an investment, from real estate, coins, gold, to stock and bonds. When purchasing stock or bonds as an investment, you are placing money at risk for a future return on that investment. No real maintenance or more work is necessary once the stock or bond purchase has been made.
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13 Coolest Factory Muscle Car Hood Scoops

Hood scoops became a necessity on muscle cars of the 1960's and 1970's as the monster V8 engines powering these vehicles needed cooler air. Pontiac found early on that making the hood scoops functional and funneling cooler air to the carburetor gave a dramatic boost in power. Things just kept getting bigger after that.
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Ford Mustang Station Wagon History

I stumbled upon RK Motors Charlotte (My favorite classic car dealership) selling a 1965 Ford Mustang Station Wagon a few months back, and it really peaked my curiosity. I knew from the top of my head that Ford has never officially built a Mustang station wagon, but I wanted to know more about the historical aspect of this unique car. But first let's talk about this model I found for sale, which was built off a Mustang wagon model actually built in 1965, and ties to the early history of the Mustang.
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Old Car Shop Manuals

Have you ever tried getting your hands on an old manual for your car or truck? Manufacturer manuals and repair guides can be invaluable tools to your restoration project or repair, but finding the right manual can sometimes be hard. The library is the cheapest place to start, but if you are not in a large metropolitan area with large libraries, you probably will only have books on newer cars. Besides, you won't own the manual anyways, and your restoration project will likely take longer than the 3 weeks you can check the book out.
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Classic Car Covers

Buying a cover for your classic car is an important step in keeping your collector car safe when you are not driving it. Not all car covers are the same, and the environment of where the car will be stored will determine the type of cover you will need. Having the wrong type of cover can actually damage your car in storage, so you must be careful in choosing the right one.

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Pony Car History - The Story Behind America's Smaller Muscle Cars

Similar to the muscle car, the pony car had a big impact on a generation. The exact definition of a Pony Car is a small bodied vehicle with a large engine. Some examples are the Ford Mustang, Plymouth Barracuda, Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac Firebird, Mercury Cougar, AMC Javelin, and Dodge Challenger.
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Top 10 American Movie Cars

Sometimes movie stars are not always human, although I don't believe any of these cars have a star on Hollywood Boulevard. I have compiled a list of MY top 10 favorite American movie cars. Believe me, I had many more I wanted to choose, but since it's titled top 10, I had to narrow it down, otherwise this list would be quite long. It of course also had to be a favorite of mine! So let's get the list started...
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