We have always loved the Corvette, but they seem so common place here in the states that we often overlook them when they are parked next to say a British Roadster. It’s not that they aren’t great cars, but they don’t fascinate us the way a foreign car might. We hadn’t really stopped to think about how we might feel about them if we lived anywhere else in the world though. That was until Nicki T sent us photos of her father’s Corvette. There weren’t many Vettes sent overseas, so finding one anywhere outside this continent can be tough. Nicki’s father had always dreamt of owning one, but living in the UK meant finding one he could afford would be rather difficult… Read more »
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Update 4/4/14 – Commenting has been closed on this post. We will run another update if anything changes though!
From 4/2/14 – Over the past few weeks, I have been reminded that there are still a lot of really good people out there. Our move to Idaho has been quite an undertaking, but we were warmly welcomed. Many of you have offered to treat us to lunch and a few have even invited us over to view their car collections. It has been very exciting and has made the transition much easier. I want thank you all for that. One such reader, Bruce R, was eager to share his father’s impressive collection of British cars with us as soon as we arrived! Read more »
Finding an untouched classic with incredibly low mileage might be the closest any of us will ever get to time travel. That is unless you have a DeLorean, a friend named Doc, and a flux capacitor putting out 1.21 jigawatts. Well Jim O can proudly say he now has the first component in the time traveling equation. We will let him share the story of how he came across this super low mileage DeLorean DMC-12 below. Read more »
It can be a challenge trying to decide what cars should grace the pages of this site. We want to make sure we don’t ever show a bias to one make, model, or origin. We strive to make sure we feature things that are interesting, unusual, or just plan cool. So when we hear from a reader who is excited about spotting a car that they had never heard of until they started following the site, it brings a big smile to our faces. Part of what we love so much about our jobs is learning and sharing with other car guys! It doesn’t matter what cars are your into, what matters is that we all learn something new and maybe even gain a new respect for something you would have otherwise overlooked. Reader Brandon P is a muscle car kind of guy, but when he spotted this Citroen 2CV, he knew he had to share it with us! Read more »
One of my new friends here in Idaho invited me stop by a local “Cars and Coffee” type event this morning. It is put on by the Porsche club and takes place at the dealership. On the first Saturday of every month they also go on a little drive. A lot of Porsches were there and ironically, I was attracted to what was probably the oldest and slowest of the bunch. Even with all the new high-dollar machinery around, this 1965 SWB 912 was looking good. I heard rumors that the owner acquired it through the old “if you ever want to sell” note on the windshield trick. We will let him confirm that himself though. Be sure to send in your own sightings so we can share them with everyone!
Update 4/3/14 – Now we get to see what Doug’s Fairlane really is worth! He has listed it here on eBay and even took out a reader classifieds ad over there on the side of the page. The car looks good and we are excited to see what it goes for. Thanks Doug!
From 3/15/14 – A few days ago, reader Doug M contacted us about an idea for a new feature and we have to say, we love the idea! The title for his proposed feature, “What’s this Car Worth?”, describes the theme perfectly. Doug currently has this 1963 Ford Fairlane Sport Coupe parked in his shop and can’t decide whether he should invest more money into it or cut it lose to make room for other projects. Not being a Ford guys, he isn’t sure if it makes sense to fix all of the issues, just the major problems, or if he should just sell it before he’s in too deep. We aren’t experts on Ford Fairlanes, but with the collective wisdom of the BF community we should be able to give him a better idea of what it’s worth, if it makes sense to invest more money into it, and how to better present his old beater when it comes time to sell. We think this new feature type will be a great way for all of us to learn about what to do with our finds and projects. There are some ground rules though that we want to lay out beforehand so that everyone can have fun and learn together. The rules and more information about Doug’s car are right after the break. Read more »
If you have followed the site for very long, then you know I have a peculiar interest in old Saabs. It hasn’t always been that way though. Saabs and the people that drove them had never really appealed to me. The marketing campaigns about the car’s connection to jet technology never really convinced me either and the yuppie image was not something I desired to project. That all changed though one dark night many years ago… Read more »
It is amazing to think of how much of an impact our early experiences with certain cars can have on us for the rest of our years. If your first car was a ’57 Chevy, than chances are you will always have a special place for the same. For me, it was an ’87 Mazda RX-7 and ever since then I’ve been fascinated by these rotary-powered lightweights. When David M sent us an email about his collection of Mazdas, it struck a cord with my inner 16 year old and brought back some good memories (and some not so good memories). He has collected a number of rare and interesting Mazdas, but rather than ramble on, I’ll let David tell you about his rotary obsession right after the break! Read more »
Reader Harit T was at Retromobile this last February and spotted this oddity. He has been a car guy all his life, but had never seen anything like this. It was held together with duct tape, but he was impressed nonetheless. If you have followed the site for very long, we bet you can identify it quickly. Go ahead and take a shot. Thanks for the submission Harit! Read more »
For the past 47 years, John H has lived in the Beaufort, South Carolina area and he was recently visiting what’s known as Laurel Bay. It is a housing area for the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station. He hadn’t been to Laurel Bay in a number of years and wasn’t expecting to come across a collection of old European cars while he was there. He knew he had to snap a few photos of this interesting mixture of Scandinavian, British, and American cars to share with us. Read more »