Monday, December 31, 2012
You see, my first car was a Buick—a 1974 Century 350 Colonnade coupe. And while that car will never be considered a big-time muscle car or highly sought-after collectable, it sat pretty high on the pedestal to me. As far as I was concerned, when I got that car in 1987, it was in the same category as a new Regal Grand National, or a ’70 GNX, or a ’65 Riviera Grand Sport.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Owner Rich Koury has been buying and selling cars for 40 years, and when you visit with him, you realize that he really enjoys the hobby. As we toured his inventory, he was ready with a story on each and every car. He’d tell you how long the guy owned it before him, where it came from, and sometimes even the dealership at which it was originally sold.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Or is it?
I know when I was a kid, I always looked forward to getting some kind of model car, toy car, slot car, Matchbox car ... well, you get the idea. I really never could get enough of this stuff.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
What other car elicits such widespread admiration as the Corvette? And I'm talking about every single year, from the first production car in 1953, right up until the latest Corvettes that are rolling off the line in Bowling Green, Ken. To prove that point, I'm including a slideshow at the end of this article with pictures of every single year the Corvette was produced. I took every one of these pictures myself, mostly at car shows around Kansas City.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
People often have a hard time differentiating American vehicles from foreign vehicles these days. The complex equation of assembly plant locations, company headquarters, content origin, and marketing message can throw off even those who want to support the home team. General Motors builds Impalas in Canada. Chrysler has an Italian owner. Toyota and Honda build a few of their vehicles in the U.S. What does it all mean?