North Country Corvettes – NCoCC Plastic Fantastic XXXVII

NCoCC.

They have been holding this Plastic Fantastic  car show for 37 years (the oldest and largest Corvette show…ever!!!)

Looks like a blast!!!!!

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The proceeds go to support the club charity, the San Diego USO.

Thanks for reading

Tim

 

Car Show Supporting Team Tanner and Autism Awareness

I’ll be there with my C6!  We’ll have section just for Corvettes!!!

 

Great Cause!!  Great Fun!!!

Great Cause!! Great Fun!!!

 

Let me know if you going to attend and we’ll meet up.

Go to: http://storage.cloversites.com/22ndstreetbaptistchurch/documents/Classic%20Car%20Show.pdf    to get your registration form.

Thanks for reading.

Tim

Researchers look at boy-girl differences in autism

It has long been clear that autism strikes boys more often than girls. But when girls do get the condition, they tend to be at the severely affected end of the spectrum. Now, a group of geneticists thinks they’ve figured out why. Boys, it seems, can
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Tucson Classics 7 Annual -BEST Car Show in Southern AZ – Highlights!!! Part 2

The thing about attending regional car shows in your region is there’ a very good chance that you are going to run some of the same cars, even in a show as big as this one.  Oh..don’t get me wrong I love looking at them but writing about the same cars is not very rewarding.  So I’m going to show you some of the cars I really enjoyed.

 

Of course I’m always drawn to the Vettes.

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Maybe something in Satin?

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Or maybe something with a bit of a sting-er

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Or how about an Anniversary Grand Sport!!!
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And this one made me miss my old C4.

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Lots more to come from the Tucson Classic car show – including – dashes and one particularly rare and extremely AWESOME car!!  (Oh..and it’s not a Corvette!!!)

Thanks for reading.

Tim

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Car Show Corvettes at Carlisle – CarShowRegistry.com

Corvettes at Carlisle. (8/26/2011 — 8/28/2011 ) Carlisle Events (717) 243-7855 1000 Bryn Mawr Road Carlisle, PA 17013 USA www.carlisleevents.com. Show Details One of the largest and most fun-filled Corvette events in the world, the 

Chrysler Town & Country K-car sells for $13,750 at Auburn | Hemmings Daily

Chrysler Town & Country K-car sells for $13,750 at Auburn | Hemmings Daily.

A Woodie K-ar

A Woodie K-ar

 

While it’s hard to discount the Chrysler K-cars’ historical significance (they did, more or less, save the company under Lee Iacocca’s leadership), most owners viewed them as disposable transportation, to be driven to the point of failure and then discarded. Recently, however, survivor K-cars have been turning up at auctions with surprising selling prices, such as the 1983 Chrysler Town & Country Mark Cross convertible that drew a winning bid of $13,750 (including the 10 percent buyer’s premium) at last weekend’s Auctions America sale in Auburn, Indiana.

Collectible K-Cars?   Of course!!!!  But did the K-Car really save Chrysler?

Thanks for reading

Tim

The Ten Worst Convertibles Ever Made – Jalopnik

No Chrysler K Car Convertible (even if it was owned by Jon Voight)? Seriously, you’re going to include aftermarket jobs that nobody has ever heard of and not the infamous K Car? 6/08/12 11:49am. NovaloadUZundfolge. 1. L.
Troutdale Canfield: What A Parade!

And what a car Neil had prepared for us- a 1970′s Chrysler K car convertible. Apparently, the parade assembly folks had spotted this classic in front of the Handy Bros. Garage earlier that morning and asked Neil if the thing still 

Curb Weight – Packard Wins – 09-02-13

Curb Weight is frequent blathering of car stuff – current and maybe some old stuff.  I hope you enjoy it.

If you are a car show buff and painful attention of fender/door gaps is what you are into then you’ll be glad to hear that  a Packard 1106 Twelve won the Pebble Beach Concours car show.

The 1934 Packard started life as a Taxi in Puerto Rico.  That is a long road to winning a Concours event.

The winner.

The winner.

Other winners were:

1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren – what?

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Best in Show

Best in Show

1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Va den Plas

Great looking car.  Huge headlights

Great looking car. Huge headlights

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last but not least a 1932 Lincoln KB

These are beautiful cars.  This isn't the car that won, just an exsample

These are beautiful cars. This isn’t the car that won, just an example

 

Thanks for reading.

Tim

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Ruxton has been announced as a Featured Marque for the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Stay tuned for more info!
2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Autoblog

The culmination of the 2013 Monterey car week took place yesterday at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Pebble Beach Concours: 1934 Packard Wins Best of Show …

Winner of Best of Show honors at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance was a 1934 Packard with Dietrich bodywork.

Curb Weight – Corvettes and Corvairs

This is my latest segment.  It will be a frequent blathering of car stuff – current and maybe some old stuff.  I hope you enjoy it.

I’ve visited the Bowling Green assembly plant a few times and it never grows old.  The last time I was there they were expanding the plant to include Chevy Volt production and (not releasable at that time) and this as well:

The new Corvette Stingray will be built at GM’s Bowling Green, Ky., assembly plant, which underwent a $131-million upgrade, including approximately $52 million for a new body shop to manufacture the aluminum frame in-house for the first time.

Check out my post from one of my visits Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant Tour…AWESOME!!

OOOHHH....I'd work there!!!

OOOHHH….I’d work there!!!

I did a post from a car show down on the border and covered a corvair with a Ralph Nader for President bumper sticker which was a hoot. (See it here Corvair – The Last Car .) But one Corvair I haven’t seen in years at a car show  or anywhere is the  Lakewood.

1962 Lakewood

1962 Lakewood

There’s a good reason for this.  These  Corvair station wagons were only made in 1961 and 1962.  Only 33,271 wagons were produced in those two years.  A subset of those were the Monza of 1962.  Only 2567 of those wagons were produced.

A there were a couple of engine the 80 horse power Turbo Air and a 98 horse powered Super Turbo Charge.

That makes me think I need to do post on just Corvairs.

Thanks for reading.

Tim

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1954 Corvette dream cars – Corvette Corvair fastback, Corvette Nomad wagon and Corvette convertible coupe http://t.co/OrJk5A2sX1

 

 

 

 

Spotted: Jaguar F-Type in the Wild

I saw my first F-Type on the streets the other day.  It wasn’t just a sighting, it was a drive along.

The convertible as white and I think it looked great in motions.  We drove side by side for about 10 blocks and it seemed quick (not as quick as my C6 – had to prove that – without breaking any laws or freaking out the cars around us) and had a snappy take off.

However, with my windows down and my stereo off (that almost never happens) I got a ear full of how it sounded.  Sorry to say I was not impressed.

I expected to have been, with power specs like this:

3.0 liter V6 Supercharged 3.0 liter V6 Supercharged 5.0 liter V8 Supercharged
340 @ 6,500 380 @ 6,500 495 @ 6,500
3.33 x 3.50 in.
(84.5 x 89.0 mm)
3.33 x 3.50 in.
(84.5 x 89.0 mm)
3.64 x 3.66 in.

I don’t know which model I was driving along with, it didn’t like the sound.

We’ve all seen/heard the Hondas and Nissans with the “enhanced” sound effects mufflers.  The F-Type sounds like the Jaguar was trying too hard to create the “muscle” car sound and missed by several octaves (at least).   A baffling problem given such a good looking sports car.

Great looking coupe

Great looking coupe

 

The Convertible.

Really?!?!?!?!

Thank for reading.

Tim

 

 

 

 

Curb Weight – Ferraris – 6/30/2013

This is my latest segment.  It will be a frequent blathering of car stuff – current and maybe some old stuff.  I hope you enjoy it.

Everyone knows that Ferrais aren’t as plentiful as Honda Accords or Toyota Camerys.  Even though that’s true the folks at Ferrai think they are making too many.  Last year they produced 7,318 units.  They’d like to cap it at 7,000.  So how do they make money?  According to Motor Trend (Scott Evans) it’s branding.  They sell 95 Ferrari licensed items every minute.

I'm guessing that is true..even I have a Ferrari Mug!!!!

I’m guessing that is true..even I have a Ferrari Mug!!!!

Oh they make a couple bucks building engines for Maserati.

Thanks for reading.

Tim

 

75 Muscle Cars For Sale

75 Muscle Cars For Sale.

 

75 Muscle Cars For Sale

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For nearly 40 years, Dave’s Goldwest Auto Wrecking has been buying and selling wrecked muscle cars in Southern California. Sadly, after all these years, they are closing their doors and are selling off all their inventory and land. They have about 75 project muscle cars up for grabs that need to go. If you’re in the region, we would recommend stopping by, even if it’s just to roam the yard.

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Remember Hot Wheels Tracks – Double Loop Record

Yes, you remember the plastic strips and setting up the loop for your Hot Wheels track and watching your favorite car do a loop (or sometimes just drop on it’s top) after you released it on the track.

You’ll love this video, even if you only had a Easy Bake Oven and didn’t have a Hot Wheels track set.

Tanner Foust has made a career out of driving little cars in a tight circle – (yawn).  Just kidding….the guy has some great skills…..so check out this life size Hot Wheel Double Loop.

Thanks for reading.

Tim