Hood ornament identification guide
Almost any American Car, any year Brochures; has to be one of
the neatest web sites whether you have gasoline in your veins or not.
A web-site featuring the original factory brochures for nearly every American
car you have ever owned.
Pick the manufacturer, the year and the model. Enjoy!
Largest Car Collection in the World
Click here and view the largest car collection in the World in
No, this isn't just your father's car museum. This is
new and modern and forward-thinking and always changing."
America's Car Museum has already had a few public events, but the official
opening will be on June 2.
2011 John Force Car Show
OK "Car Guys", now here are great cars!!!! Use the arrows to advance or backup
as you will find yourself looking at the details!!!
These are some of the nicest cars I have seen in a long time. There are some of
the best Engine Compartments I have ever seen, and the 57 Chevy with Suicide
Doors is fantastic. How to make a 4 door 57 Bel Aire, Cool.............
Take your time on this one, it is a KEEPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a great thing to do! Ya gotta see this.
Looking For Dad's Car:
Just put this on and it will start the show itself. Turn up
Someone did an awesome job putting this together
and with sound to boot. At the very end of the video
you'll hear the song ' Thunder Road ' sung
by the star
of the movie for which it was the theme!
Not uncommon except this is the one and only song
ever recorded, for publication, sung by Robert Mitchum!
Cars we drove in the 50's and 60's.
click on line below
Even if you are not a car aficionado, I think
you will enjoy this video on a very seasoned citizen. If we could age as well as
this lady we would be truly blessed.
Thanks to Tom Roche
After a decade as a Friday night staple in Rolling Meadows,
the Rolling Meadows Cruisers Car Club is taking its weekly gathering of antique,
classic and muscle car enthusiasts to Palatine this year, where the event now
will be known as Palatine Cruise Night. The event draws hundreds of cars and
onlookers each week.
To read more click on the link below:
When you could tell a
Ford from a Merc and a Chevy from a Pontiac or Olds.
Thanks to an email from
Bill & Diann Kohley.
is one of the best productions of our era, I've seen
to date. Sit back, SPEAKERS UP and just keep smiling
as they show those cars all of us loved so much! Click
Stainless Steel 1936 Ford Coupe
This is the 1936 Ford Coupe built for and
owned by Allegheny Ludlum
Steel. This is 1 of only 4 in existence and is the only one currently in
running & in roadworthy condition. The car is in exceptional
condition, with the interior and even the frame looking great.
All 4 cars each had over 200,000 miles
on them before they removed
service. These cars were built for Allegheny as promotional
marketing projects. The top salesmen each
year were given the
of being able to drive them for one year. The V-8 engine
(max 85 hp) ran
like a sewing machine and was surprisingly smooth and
FYI, the car was insured (we were
told) for the trip to Louisville via
trailer for 1.5 million dollars. We were also told that the
dies were ruined by
stamping the stainless car parts, making these the
last of these cars ever
More information on the history of
these automobiles can be found
Allegheny Ludlum's website:
Thanks to Tom Priz
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 10:08am by admin
Hypermiling, or driving your car “in a
maximizes mileage,” has become more popular among drivers worldwide,
as concerns over increasing gas prices and environmental issues
heighten. Whether you’re trying to make a difference by helping the
environment, or you’re just aiming to save a few more dollars at the
pump each month, check out this ultimate guide to hypermiling, which
provides tips and resources for smart driving.
Below is a list of hypermiling tips that drivers can implement
while behind the wheel. We recommend practicing one or two tips at a
time and gradually working your way up to the whole list so that you
- Drive a
stick shift: If you’re used to driving automatic,
switching over to a stick shift might take a little practice, but
it’s definitely worth it. Once you have more control over the
vehicle, you’ll be able to master more hypermiling tricks.
- Stop speeding: The harder you press the gas
pedal, the more gas you’re using. If you’re driving over the speed
limit, you might save time, but you’re definitely wasting gas and
money. Slow down a little if you can so that you’re driving at or
just below the actual speed limit.
- Coast instead of braking: When you see a stop
sign up ahead or a traffic light turning yellow, immediately take
your foot off the gas and let your vehicle slow down by itself. If
you wait until the last possible minute to brake, then you’re
wasting all the gas you used when you could have been slowing down.
- Cruise Control: One automatic setting that
actually helps hypermiling is cruise control, which prevents “you
from “creeping” up in speed without realizing it,” according to
- Put your car in neutral: Coasting with your car
in neutral takes the burden off your gas pedal preventing you from
wasting fuel. If you’re not driving in heavy traffic, experiment
with this effective money saver.
- Lighten the load: The heavier your car is, the
harder it has to work to propel itself forward. Empty out your trunk
and backseat of ice chests, beach chairs, and other items that
you’re not using to lighten the load.
- “Shift slow and low”: The site
urges drivers to “shift slow and low,” whenever possible to give
your vehicle more mileage.
- Drafting: This technique comes with a warning
sign: according to many hypermiling experts, it is incredibly
dangerous. A “deliberate form of
the forced auto stop involves turning off your car’s engine and then
following closely behind the vehicle in front of you “in order to
take advantage of the reduced wind resistance in [the other car's]
- Find a route that’s easy on your vehicle: A
story in the
Washington Post discusses the benefits of “optimiz[ing] your
route” when implementing hypermiling tricks. Instead of taking the
scenic route to work, which could include more hills, twists, and
dips, try finding a route that features level roads and less traffic
lights or stop signs. Generally, “a longer route with better driving
conditions” can use “less gas.”
Park in the sun: The blogger Joe Future believes that
parking your vehicle in the sun is a hypermiling tip for two
reasons: “On a cold day, parking in the sun keeps your car warmer.”
Also, a warmer car “will get to “auto-stop” mode faster than a cold
car, so you’ll sit idling at fewer red lights while you’re waiting
for auto-stop to kick in.”
- Roll down the windows if you’re not on the highway:
After the scorching hot temperatures of the summer have retreated,
stop blasting the air conditioner and roll down your windows.
Drive.com.au, “It is generally accepted that air-conditioning
increases fuel consumption by about 10 percent but winding down the
windows increases drag, which is also an enemy of good fuel
consumption.” If you’re going to be on the highway, keeping your A/C
on low is still a good idea, but if you’re taking a joy ride, think
about getting a little fresh air.
- Turn off the car before putting it in park:
Joe Future suggests turning off your vehicle before putting it
in park to save gas. If you don’t, “the gas engine will come on
before you shut off the car.”
- Don’t leave the car running: It may seem like a
good idea to let your car idle while you dash into the store to grab
the milk or drop off a rented movie, but doing so wastes gas. Take
the extra few seconds to pull into a real parking spot and turn the
car off first.
DIY Network's one-hour
special Celebrity Rides
DIY Network's one-hour special
Celebrity Rides features Jay Leno and his world famous garage. This edition
of Celebrity Rides will focus on Jay's prize winning collection of
Duesenbergs. In the world of classic cars, nothing touches a Duesenberg for
style or engineering. And Jay's collection features some of the most famous of
them all. Jay gives us the extraordinary stories behind his masterpieces and,
together with world-renowned Duesenberg restorer Randy Ema, we get the inside
scoop on how to transform a 70 year old car into a modern miracle.
Click here: Celebrity Rides Special: Jay Leno's Duesenberg Collection : DIY
Wednesday March 21, I am going to be interviewed on a Detroit area radio
show about the Illinois Region AACA Car Club. From 4-6 PM CDT. The host is a
Doctor that plays oldies and he owns an old car. You can hear the telecast on
WWW.WPON.com Laura McDonald, President, Illinois
If you haven't seen it already it's a Cadillac commercial
we can all relate to:
Welcome to John's
Old Car and
Site Thanks to Bob Grutza.
The former business partner of
land-speed record-setter Mickey Thompson was found guilty Jan. 4 of murdering
the racing legend and his wife, Trudy, after a business deal collapsed 18 years
A 1953 English film starring a 1904 Darracq twin-cylinder, 10/12 hp motor car
built in Paris. It's a story about two motor cars in the London to
Brighton Veteran Car Run. The Run has been held since 1927 to commemorate
the raising of the speed limit, in 1896, from 4 mph to 12 mph.
Genevieve played to packed houses all
around the world and promoted the antique car hobby as it had never been before.
The ownership of an old car changed from a passing interest of a few enthusiasts
to a major international hobby with the Brighton Run as the world's biggest
motoring Event! We need a sequel, Genevieve II, to do now what
did back then in 1953.
Click on the audio link below as an intro. to the
Genevieve Web Site:
David Burgess-Wise on Finding Genevieve
An MP3 file (8:00)
Web Site, click on "The Car" and the "Picture
Gallery" too has some great pictures. A must read for every old car nut is
"London-to-Brighton" for an almost mile-by-mile accounting of the year 2000
Brighton Run. Be sure to read all the pages.
Site Thanks to Laura McDonald
Click on the Link below:
Then click on the "Do you remember These"
banner in the middle of "oldfortyfives" page.
Site thanks to Cheri Runnfeldt
Any car or truck related
Interesting Web Site that you may come across contact me at the Email below.