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Photos: The Southern California Quarantine Cruise Is Massive and We Were There!

This is pretty awesome. The Southern California Quarantine Cruise series started big and has gotten to become incredibly massive with upwards of 2,000 cars showing up each time one is announced. They...

2020 AACA Fall Meet Photo Coverage: Our Last Blast Of Amazing Automotive Images From This Huge Show

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) – Diversity. Variety. Mixture. These are the adjectives I have used to describe the previous galleries showcasing the Antique Automobile Club of America’s...

2020 AACA Fall Meet Photo Coverage: Muscle Cars Came In Droves To Pennsylvania – Awesome Iron!

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) – The 2020 Antique Automobile Club of America Special Fall Meet held in Gettysburg, Pa was centered in the midst of the historic Civil War battlegrounds the...

2020 AACA Fall Meet: The Coolest Cars And Trucks Of The 1960s, 1970s, 1980s!

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) – Do you enjoy four wheeled 1960’s goodness? Are you into land yachts from the 1970’s? Do super clean 1980’s shit-boxes flip your switch? Then do we have...

2020 AACA Fall Meet Coverage: The Amazing Cars, Colors, And Shapes Of The Fabulous Fifties

(Words and Photos by Joe Grippo) – The year 2020 and its evil sister Rona conspired to royally screw up our automotive fun season and unfortunately had some success. After the AACA had to kill...

2020 AACA Fall Meet Coverage: Photos Of The Vintage Iron That Showed Up In Droves!

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) – A few months ago, when the word came down that the annual massive gearhead gathering known as Hershey was shelved for 2020, the car hobby collectively sighed...

2020 Photo Highlight Reel: David Whealon Shares His Favorite Captures From Last Year (Part 1)

(Photos by David Whealon) – Well that lead photo pretty well sums it up, right? David Whealon had a far less busy year than normal shooting in 2020 but that doesn’t mean he didn’t...

Cruise Photos: Donut Derelicts Is Still Going Strong Despite It All – So Cal Hot Rodders Hanging Out!

(Photos by Wes Allison) – It has been a year of cancellation. A year of delay. A year of isolation. It has also been a year of incredible and seemingly counter-intuitive business growth for...

Part Two: Optima’s Wet Search For The Ultimate Street Car Continues With Real Street Cars Racing In The Rain

(Words By Jim McIlvaine) There is a certain segment of automotive enthusiasts, who brag about owning cars that have “never been in the rain.” They only take their cars out when the forecast says...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: Our Final Gallery From The Blue Oval Troupe

The leaves are tinging, and soon they will be falling. The morning dew on the windshield is starting to frost up. Normally, this time of year is where the racing and the car shows end and we settle...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: The Weather Smiled Upon Us All

Since I’m based about fifteen miles from Beech Bend, I’ll lay claim to being the most knowledgable over what the weather is like in western Kentucky during certain parts of the year. From...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: Blending The Old And The New Together

You couldn’t have two more polar opposites if you tried. Out in the show car fields sat one of my dream cars and a BangShift feature car, Jason McDaniel’s 1969 Shelby GT500. Curving...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: Welcome To The Blue Oval’s Burndown!

LS Fest came and went. MoParty had it’s first showing. That means that it’s time for Mustangs, for Cobras, for Broncos, and every other thing that wears the legacy of Henry Ford on...

Rainmakers: New Orleans Offers A Wet And Wild Street Car Experience For Optima Search For The Ultimate Street Car Racers

(Words by Jim McIllvaine, Photos by Kaleb Kelly) By the time the world’s best street cars rolled into NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, five events were in the books for OPTIMA’s...