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Jay Leno drives the Callaway Corvette Aerowagen

Now why wouldn’t you want your Vette to be a wagon?

-Nick

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A Rockin’ Red Chevy Bel Air at Lead East

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Chevrolet really needs to rekindle the flame of the charm they once had. Somewhere along the line they misplaced their sense of style, and ever since then most of their cars have been forgotten in a hurry.

Meanwhile, the classic Chevy Bel Air remains an icon of class and style for the automobile. Chevrolet’s product people need to spend more time around the older cars when looking for inspiration.

-Nick

Chevy C7 Corvette Gran Sport vs. Porsche 991.2 Carrera S

Corvette vs Porsche 911, it’s been a rivalry for decades, even though the two price points often don’t overlap. This is all for bragging rights on the streets, and now the difference is bigger than ever. Can the new turbocharged 911 Carrera S beat out the new Corvette Gran Sport? And even if it can win, can the Porsche justify its $50,000 premium over the Vette?

-Nick

Highlights from First Class Fitment 2016, Gallery 1

First Class Fitment Rauh-Welt Porsche 993

First Class Fitment is always an entertaining show to shoot. Every car is different, special in its own way. It is a sea of automotive creativity, and this year was no exception.

Enjoy this first batch of photos!

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Highlights from the Scarsdale Concours d’Elegance

Porsche 918 Scarsdale Concours 5

We attended the Scarsdale Concours d’Elegance yesterday, and the turnout was great considering the iffy weather. This is a highlight reel, focusing on the details of the whole show. Look for individual galleries of many of these cars in the future. As you might imagine, the orange Porsche 918 Spyder above was the center of attention. Also, that American Flag Stingray is the car from the movie Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

Turnout to the show was a little light this year, but the cars present were all of staggering quality. It figures that the people who really want to be at the show would also have the best stuff.

Enjoy the gallery!

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro 427 COPO at the Lime Rock Concours

1969 COPO Camaro Front

According to the salesman at your local Chevrolet dealer, this car officially does not exist. Of course, if you asked the right questions and greased the right palms, anything was possible back in 1969. According to the options lists, a Camaro could not be sold with any engine larger than 400 cubic inches. But, thanks to the Central Office Production Order system, anything was possible back in the day. The result was this monster, the COPO Camaro, as it came to be known. Continue reading 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 427 COPO at the Lime Rock Concours

The one, and only, Chevrolet Corvette Rondine at the Greenwich Concours

Corvette Rondine Greenwich Concours 2016

We’ve managed to cross paths with the Corvette Rondine a few times now, but it’s always worth a mention. An elegant integration of Italian style and American power, the Rondine is the only one of its kind.

I believe the car actually resides in the Greenwich area, which would explain why we caught it on the road a few years back.

Always a pleasure to lay eyes on.

-Nick

Ford Taurus SHO vs Chevrolet SS, Head To Head

2015 Ford Taurus SHO Front

A couple of months ago, I had way too much time on my hands, a stomach full of Mexican omelet, and a full tank of fuel. ┬áCentral NJ, where I happen to live, has a lot of car dealerships within a 20 mile radius, but the selection can be a bit thin for some reason. Luckily, I had a fifty dollar gift card to redeem from Ford for the LA Auto Show, and a local dealer down the street had a new Taurus SHO in stock. Then, my buddy Chris, who was accompanying me around town (and was my taller stand-in for interior room, for once), suggested I find something to compare it to. Not wanting to haul myself to the local Dodge dealers, we then descended on one of the local Chevrolet dealers, where a lightly used SS was sitting out front. I drove them both–and the results turned into a bare-fisted, old fashioned American street fight. May the best flag-flying American machine win. Continue reading Ford Taurus SHO vs Chevrolet SS, Head To Head

Elks Lodge 2016 Car Show General Gallery

1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Last year, I brought a Miata to this show, and I somehow managed to win 3rd place in the Import class (well, there were 3 of us). This year, the Lincoln may not have won anything, but my favorite car at the show won Best in Show, and the rest of the field wasn’t half-bad either. I spent the entire afternoon taking photos, talking to participants, and generally having a ball at the fact that the show was just steps away from my residence. This is the third year the show’s been running and the Elks Lodge in Piscataway does a beautiful job of getting the word out and getting some beautiful classic cars to turn up and show off their best. Enjoy the photos.

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