April 6th, 2013
© Stinkie Pinkie
Cruisin' Ocean City is a classic cars show in Ocean City, California. Brightly colored and patterned classic muscle cars were on display at the Inlet lot and up and down Coastal Highway during the annual event. A ruby red '56 Bel Air convertible was among them.
The owner purchased the car when he was 18 in 1973 for $450, and has driven it around for all of his adult life. You wouldn't have guessed by looking at the car, which has been refurbished inside and out over the last two years. Almost all of the work was done by the owner himself, except for the paint job. All of the time and money he's invested into his $450 purchase have turned it into something priceless. A much older model on display at the show was a bright orange 1935 Plymouth Business coupe. It's owner also restored the car by hand, minus the paint job.
April 1st, 2013
A military widow whose husband was killed in World War II lived alone for years in Chicago, but never failed to take great care of her cherished 1957 Chevrolet 210 classic car through the years. She had purchased the 210 brand new in 1957, and opted only for the Powderglide transmission and deluxe heater for a grand total of $2,667.
She was diligent in keeping every receipt, repair bill, invoice, owners manual and even the warranty card, all of which she passed on to a dear friend in 1996. The car was kept tucked away safely in her garage, out of the elements. All of the mechanics and bodywork on the rarely driven black beauty were sound, but there were several minor dents which were easily repaired by the new owner and the four-decade old paint was stripped and a glossy new coat of factory Onyx Black was applied.
March 24th, 2013
© Ricky Cosmos
The owners of classic cars might be jeopardizing their safety by not making sure that they are covered in the event of a breakdown. Out of 5,400 owners of classic cars surveyed, only 7% felt that the insurance cover involving breakdown assistance was the most important aspect for them.
The Managing director of an insurance company, Paul Matthews, said: "It becomes very important for the owners of classic cars to have the breakdown cover just in case if something goes wrong. The owners of classic cars might find it adventuring to repair the minor problems on their own but breakdowns need expert assistance to get them safely back on the road. The insurer Footman James said "It's best for the drivers of classic cars to check the policies provided by their insurance agent."