Archive for the ‘Vintage Cars’ Category

November 5, 2012 @ 6:31 am
posted by mego

A classic 1964 Aston Martin DB5 owned by none other than Sir Paul McCartney was auctioned off last week at the astounding price of $495,000. The dark blue sports car was ordered brand-new by McCartney, who drove it until 1970. The black leather seats have seated many a rock star, including other members of the Beatles, The Byrds, and more.

See more photos on Wheels.

April 3, 2012 @ 8:51 am
posted by Mego Rider

Amazing story about a family and a car.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz-nO6WvOYw

October 5, 2011 @ 8:00 am
posted by mego

1960 Blue Jaguar MK 9 (Mark Nine) Saloon

A 1960′s Jaguar and 1950′s Messerschmitt were just two of the cars celebrated at the recent 2011 Krasl Concours. The Jaguar MK 9 (pronounced Mark Nine) Saloon was produced between 1959 and 1961 and featured a standard transmission. While the¬†1955 Messerschmitt KR200 was manufactured in Germany and featured plaid upholstery and polished wood trim.

1955 Messerschmitt KR200

The event for vintage cars takes place in August of each year at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. An application is required for participation. You can access the website here or become a fan of the center on Facebook.

September 13, 2011 @ 11:26 am
posted by mego

Have an extra 5,495 in British Pounds Sterling? This 1960 White Morris Minor 1000 can be yours. Of course, you’ll have to pay for freight to the U.S., which I’m sure won’t be cheap. But it’s a bargain for a fully restored British classic.

Or, you can switch to a slightly more banged up version and avoid expensive international shipping with this Morris Minor located in New Hampshire and listed on eBay for $6,000 USD.

The Minor was produced in from 1950 to 1971 by the Morris Motor Company, creators of the iconic Woody Wagon.

 

 

July 4, 2011 @ 9:00 am
posted by mego

Happy Fourth of July friends! Stay safe.

 

June 27, 2011 @ 10:00 am
posted by mego

Model L D car advertisement
I’m not sure what kind of car $825 would get you today, but you can be sure that it would no longer buy a Model L D. Billed as the “ideal two passenger car, equipped with magneto, top, gas lamps and generator.”

June 20, 2011 @ 9:00 am
posted by mego

Just fantastic, don’t you think? You can read more about the 75th Anniversary Celebration here.

Images via BMW

June 8, 2011 @ 7:18 pm
posted by mego

Florida is known for many things: beaches, sunshine, citizens who routinely drive barefoot with no shirt. But the Plant City Classic Car Show is pretty fantastic too.

Plant City Car Show

This 1972 Corvette Stingray defines a muscle car.

Plant City Car Show

Plant City Car Show

My grandmother moved to Tampa with her family at the age of 9. She’s got great stories of riding down the highway crammed in the backseat on top of the luggage of a car just like this.

The Strawberry Classic Car Show is held the third Saturday of every month in Plant City, Florida. You can view all of the images in the set by clicking here.

May 19, 2011 @ 10:11 pm
posted by mego

KANSAS CITY MG CAR CLUB MEET 1980S
Flickr, via Robert Huffstutter

There’s something about being in an MG that gives you a sense of freedom. Maybe it’s the idea that you could hit the road with only a small bag and map, and end the night in a completely different place.