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On Tour in Tennessee

On Tour in Tennessee

If you are a regular to the site you know my wife Katrina and I like to drive our cars. One way we do that is with a local AACA Touring Club, Honk Rattle and Role. One of our recent excursions saw us hit the road in our Corvette to visit a couple of private […]

2018 Mustang Show American Muscle

2018 Mustang Show American Muscle

AMERICANMUSCLE.COM ANNOUNCES EARLY DATE FOR 10th ANNUAL MUSTANG SHOW   PAOLI, Pa. – AmericanMuscle.com has just announced the date for its 10th annual Mustang Car Show. On Saturday, June 16, 2018, AmericanMuscle.com will host AM2018 at the Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pennsylvania. A rain date is scheduled for Saturday, June 23 in the event of […]

Street Rodder Tour

Street Rodder Tour

LONG BEACH, Calif.  – United Pacific Industries will be the Title Sponsor of the 2018 United Pacific Street Rodder Road Tour which has been held annually by Street Rodder Magazine since 1996. For the tour, a nationally-known builder is commissioned to build and design a state-of-the-art street rod. The 2018 tour will have Hot Rods […]

American History on Wheels

American History on Wheels

There are times when a car or truck comes along that just blows my mind. There are car builders that can create absolute works of tire burning art. Then there are guys like Robert Luczun of Clifton NJ, he actually uses his artistic skills to create artistic master pieces on a car. Robert is no […]

The Great Race; Murfreesboro, TN

The Great Race; Murfreesboro, TN

On Tuesday June 26, 2019 the Great Race stopped in Murfreesboro TN for lunch. All the local AACA Clubs and crowds of spectators stopped by Cannonsburgh Village to welcome all 120 cars to a little Southern Hospitality. What a great bunch of cars and participants. It was obvious everyone was having a terrific time even […]

Man Cave Toys

Man Cave Toys

One of our favorite things to do on the weekend is to hook up with some of our car friends and hit the road in our classic collector car rides and visit with other car folks. This past weekend we drove a couple hundred miles in our old cars traveling two lane Middle Tennessee back […]

What Are You Working On? 1935 Bugatti T57 Stelvio

What Are You Working On? 1935 Bugatti T57 Stelvio

In early 2016 we did an article on Chalfant Motor Company since that time James (Jim) Hery has continued to use his artistic mechanical skills to save and create some of the World’s most beautiful cars. He is truly an artist and master of metal shapes. His shop is full of metal working devices and tools. […]

Have a Ford Aero Car? You need this event!

Have a Ford Aero Car? You need this event!

If you own one of the Ford family of 1969 Aero Cars: Ford Talladega, Mercury Cyclone Spoiler or Spoiler II you should attend this year’s Talladega Family Reunion! We are just one month away from the 2016 Talladega Spoiler Reunion in Murfreesboro TN. Katrina and I are anxiously looking forward to seeing some old friends […]

Collector Car Day

Collector Car Day

 

Big Easy Mopar Show 2016

Big Easy Mopar Show 2016

After hearing about it for several years my wife and I attended the 2016 Big Easy Mopar Show in New Orleans. How was it? I can tell you I have never attended an event quite like it before and we will likely attend may more! The Big Easy Mopar Club in New Orleans really knows […]

Chalfant Motor Car Company

Chalfant Motor Car Company

One of our favorite things to do is meet up with some of our car friends and visit car related attractions around Middle Tennessee. On a recent and very cold February Saturday 53 of us took off for the back woods to visit Chalfant Motor Car Company. Jim Hery has been a craftsman Coach Builder […]

Christmas Parade: Leipersfork, TN

Christmas Parade: Leipersfork, TN

When I was a kid growing up in Iowa I had never heard of a Christmas Parade. I could not imagine wanting to go out in the cold winter air, stand around for hours to see a parade. Living in Southern California for many years introduced the concept to me and it made sense where […]

Tim Welborn Aero Car Reunion at Talladega

Tim Welborn Aero Car Reunion at Talladega

If you have any interest in taking your 1969/1070 Ford or Mopar Aero Car to the Tim Welborn Reunion and party at Talladega later this month you better get started. You most likely will have difficulty finding a room in town because it is going to be full of Winged Mopars and slick nosed Fords! […]

Tractor Drums

Tractor Drums

How many times do you hear the same old Disc Jockey at a car show playing music you have heard a hundred times? Miss the smell of burning fuel and the sound of well tuned engines? How about something just a little different? Think out of the box as they say! This makes me happy […]

Ragtop Picture Cars

Ragtop Picture Cars

Today we did some of our favorite things; get in an old car, drive, eat a great meal in an old “mom and pop” restaurant and tour a car related collection. We also got to tour a small town, visit antique shops, eat ice cream and visit a home made candy store. What could be […]

Fairlane Club of America Nationals 2015

Fairlane Club of America Nationals 2015

We recently attended the 2015 Fairlane Club of America’s national event. I was a fantastic collection of Ford Fairlanes and Torinos. Special this year was a special collection of the 1969 Ford Aero Cars that includes the rare Ford Talladega and even rarer Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Dan Gurney and Cale Yarborough Specials as well as the Spoiler […]

Another Private Collection

Another Private Collection

Back in my younger days I liked to autocross our Corvette on as many weekends as I could. Then, as the kids started to show up it seemed that was no longer realistic and my personal car hobby had to slow considerably. Still, I always managed to have a fun car in the garage but […]

Visit to a Private Car Collection

Visit to a Private Car Collection

One of our favorite activities is to jump in one of the old cars and take a Saturday cruise to visit a different private car collection. It always amazes me how many large private collections are out there. Not only large but some have the most unbelievable cars. Take for instance the most recent visit. […]

What do you like to do with your car?

What do you like to do with your car?

It is still February and it is likely very cold in most parts of the US right now but here in Tennessee last weekend it was very nice. One of our local car clubs hit the road with 56 members. We pulled out our 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler Cale Yarborough Special and put approximately 175 […]

Private Collection

Private Collection

Here is another private collection to swoon over. All I can tell you about on this one is it is located in Middle TN and contains over 100 cars. There are just a very few of the ones I loved.

Rare Cars ar Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals 2014; Part 1

Rare Cars ar Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals 2014; Part 1

As I have said before, the Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals is a show you have to attend at least once and once you do you will be back for more! You will see the best of the best and you will see cars you didn’t even know existed. The photos below are the first part […]

Dawsonville Moonshine Festival 2014

Dawsonville Moonshine Festival 2014

We have had this event on our calendar for several years but something always came up to prevent us from attending. This year we were all set to take a car and go but again our plans had to change. We did make it but we were unable to take a car. The 2014 Dawsonville […]

Visiting the Wood Brothers Museum

Visiting the Wood Brothers Museum

Wood Brothers Racing Wood Brothers Racing was formed in 1950 in Stuart, Va., by Hall of Famer Glen Wood. Wood Brothers Racing is the oldest active team and one of the winningest teams in NASCAR history. Since its founding, the team won 98 races (including at least one race in every decade for the last […]

Keeneland Part 2

Keeneland Part 2

Last time we showed you some of the cars in our group but today I want to show you some of our favorite cars from the entire show. I hope you enjoy these great machines. We will bring you more details on some of these over the next few weeks.

2014 Keeneland Concours d'Elegance

2014 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance

Katrina and I just returned home with great big smiles on our faces. We had a terrific time at the Talladega Family Reunion held in conjunction with the 2014 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance. We want to thank each and everyone of the volunteers that helped put on such a terrific event. Unfortunately, there was some moisture […]

Keeneland Concours d'Elegance

Keeneland Concours d’Elegance

If you are any where near Lexington KY on July 19th and you love cars you have to attend the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance. This is one of the year’s most outstanding shows and we are honored to be invited as a special 45th Anniversary Ford Aero Car Display for this year’s event. If you can […]

Concept Cars at the Atlanta  Museum of  Art

Concept Cars at the Atlanta Museum of Art

Although we present this to you as a museum display it is really a temporary display that was housed at the Atlanta GA High Museum of  Art in early 2014. It was a memorable display of 17 concept cars ranging from personal “one offs” to GM Motorama Cars. (You can see more of our Museum Tours on […]

Cruising the Back Roads in Your Classic Car

Cruising the Back Roads in Your Classic Car

  In the past we have talked a lot about trips to races, car museum and car shows around the Country. All kinds of car activities are fun but what we like even more is Hitting the Road. Katrina and I belong to a local AACA club that has no meetings and no dues and no […]

Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John

Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John

If you have a really nice 1969 Dodge 500 or a Mercury Cyclone Spoiler/Spoiler II we may have just the show you have been looking for. Bob Ashton of the Muscle Car Corvette Nationals show in Chicago is also involved with the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John (formerly known as the Meadowbrook Concours) […]

Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac Ranch

In my last Post I told you about my trip out west to pick up a new Project Car which I still have not revealed to you. I also promised you an up close look at the iconic Cadillac Ranch. For those of you who might not be familiar with this highway monument it is […]

Take a Cruise on Route 66...the easy way.

Take a Cruise on Route 66…the easy way.

I recently had to make a fast trip to California. It was 2,000 miles one way and I did the round trip in 7 days including time to pick up a car and load it up. I was by myself in a pickup pulling a 24′ enclosed trailer. 90% of the trip was on I-40 […]

Fall Tour

Fall Tour

The show season is winding down in all but a few locations of the country right now. Most of you are most likely tucking your pride and joy away for the winter season. Don’t be in too big of hurry to put it away just yet. We actually went to fewer shows this year but […]

Knoxville Nationals 2013

Knoxville Nationals 2013

If you are into short track dirt racing and/or World of Outlaws winged cars then you know all about the Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville Iowa. It is arguable the most prestigious winged race in the country. I grew up just out side of Knoxville in Oskaloosa and often scraped up enough money to attend a regular […]

Keeneland Concours  d'Elegance 2013

Keeneland Concours d’Elegance 2013

We just returned from the 2013 Keeneland Concours in Lexington KY. What a class act! We were there as invited participants and came away not as Class Winners but feeling like winners just because we were there. Everyone we met from the hotel check in clerk to the waitresses at our restaurants to everyone at […]

Visit to American Pickers

Visit to American Pickers

If you are a car guy (or gal) you have likely seen the TV show American Pickers on the History Channel. There are currently two locations; the original in LeClaire Iowa and the newest one in Nashville TN. Since the Nashville store is only a short drive we have visited it several times. The Iowa shop […]

Hot Wheels Match Race Haulers

Hot Wheels Match Race Haulers

Back in the early 1970s Drag Racing was really catching on and star Match Races were a big draw. Every kid, like many today, wanted Hot Wheels. What better way to promote a product than to blend the real with the toy? This 1967 D-700 has a remarkable place in racing history. It first began […]

Black Corvettes

Black Corvettes

One of the all time favorite colors of Corvettes other than red has to be black. It seems that regardless of the type of car you have it will likely look good in black. However, we all know that to have a quality show car in black requires that the body be perfect because black […]

So Cal Speed Shop

So Cal Speed Shop

We recently paid a return visit to arguably the best known speed shop in the Country, So Cal Speed Shop. We were fortunate enough to visit and tour the shop several years ago but on this trip Katrina was with me and she desperately wanted to see their facilities in Pomona CA. We were lucky […]

2013 Detroit Autorama Ridler Award

2013 Detroit Autorama Ridler Award

The Ridler Award given out each year at the Detroit Autorama for the past 50 years is arguably the most prestigious award a car builder can put on his shelf. The cars that compete cost more than some of us will earn at work in a lifetime. The video below not only recaps some of […]

Hot Rod Magazine 65 Year Cover Car Show

Hot Rod Magazine 65 Year Cover Car Show

Last weekend Katrina and I attended the Hot Rod Magazine 65 Year Cover Car Show. If you haven’t heard about this show then you don’t read Hot Rod. For the first time they invited every car that had ever been on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine to attend a car show in Pomona, CA […]

What are you working on?

What are you working on?

We like to hear from each of you on what your current projects are. One of our friends from down in the Dallas area and long time Ford guy, Marty Burke has two projects I think any of us would be proud to have in our garage. First up is a black Cyclone he took […]

Prototype Mustang

Prototype Mustang

The following photos and article came to us from the folks at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. We have been to this event and it should be on every car guy and gals bucket list. It is all that you can imagine it would be with muscle cars to vintage race cars, concept cars as […]

Set Up Day at the 2012 Muscle Car Corvette Nationals

Set Up Day at the 2012 Muscle Car Corvette Nationals

Every year we go to several car shows ranging from local to national events. We go both as spectators and as participants. It is always much more fun when we are showing. Unfortunately, most people who go to a national car show and never get the opportunity to display their own car at such an event. They never […]

Linda Vaughn Miss Hurst Shifter and 69 Hurst Olds

Linda Vaughn Miss Hurst Shifter and 69 Hurst Olds

One of the true highlights of the 2012 Corvette Muscle Car Nationals was meeting Linda and seeing this iconic muscle car.

2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Photos

2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Photos

Linda Vaughn and First Production Talladega I just returned from what had to be one of the best Car Shows I have ever attended. Unfortunately, Katrina could not make this show since she is recuperating from hip surgery but wants everyone to know she won’t miss another one. To start with the Muscle Car and […]

Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals 2012 Chicago

Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals 2012 Chicago

We have been here at the 2012 Muscle Car Corvette Nationals in Chicago for a couple of days now and have to say this is the best collection of Muscle Cars and Corvettes we have ever seen in one place at one time. Every where you turn there is another very special, very rare car […]

Cruisin The Coast 2012

Cruisin The Coast 2012

We have yet to make it to Cruisin the Coast but have it on our Bucket List. Next year it is a priority. Luckly, our friends Steve and Nancy Whitaker from Ankeny Iowa make it a regular on their schecule and always furnish us with some great photos. Here are some of my pics from their 2012 […]

I Gotsta to Get Paid - ZZ Top

I Gotsta to Get Paid – ZZ Top

We recently attended a ZZ Top concert and enjoyed it from beginning to end. It was full of car related video backdrops. The big surprise is when we walked out and their was their tour bus. It was an old Grayhound style with wild custom vista cruiser style two story roof and much more. These […]

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum; Legendary Collector Cars TV Episode 5

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum; Legendary Collector Cars TV Episode 5

Although we focus on Muscle Cars and Hot Rods most of the time we still love the old classics and like to share some of our favorites with you from time to time. This Episode of Legendary Collector Cars TV takes you on a quick tour of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn IN. […]

Good Guys Des Moines 2012

Good Guys Des Moines 2012

We always enjoy a Good Guys show but can not make it to most of them. This year our friends Steve and Nancy Whitaker made it to the Des Moines Good Guys show and sent us some photos of their favorite cars. From what they sent us I am disappointed we could not make it […]

Legendary Collector Cars TV; Episode 6: 2012 Indy 500 Event

Legendary Collector Cars TV; Episode 6: 2012 Indy 500 Event

The Indy 500 is more than a race. If you go and all you take in is the race on Sunday you have missed a lot. In Legendary Collector Cars TV Episode 6 we are going to give you a brief over view of just a few of the activities you may have missed. We […]

Nashville Good Guys 2012 Photos; Saturday

Nashville Good Guys 2012 Photos; Saturday

It was a big relief to enter the grounds at the Saturday Good Guys event in Nashville. There were lots of cars and the quality was high. The turn out was a little less than previous years but was still well worth the visit. However, because I-24 was closed getting in and out of downtown […]

Nashville Good Guys 2012 Photos

Nashville Good Guys 2012 Photos

We just returned from opening day of Good Guys in Nashville and have to tell you I was very disappointed and left mid-afternoon. I am not sure what Saturday will bring but Friday’s attendance was down 50% (my estimate) from last year. Not only were there large grass empty spaces but it appeared that 90% of […]

GM Heritage Collection

GM Heritage Collection

We all have “Bucket Lists” of all those things we want to do or accomplish before we die. Some are momentous and will likely never be achieved while others are much less so but still very important to us. One such item on my Bucket List was to visit the GM Heritage collection. It is […]

Henry Ford Museum

Henry Ford Museum

Katrina and I have been on the road recently and visited some of the most impressive car museums in the Country. Over the next few weeks we will be taking you inside the private, not open to the public, GM Heritage Collection, the Chrysler Museum and the Auburn, Cord Duesenberg Museum. In addition we will be […]

GPS is Great but Stupid!

GPS is Great but Stupid!

Not long ago Katrina and I were showing our 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler Cale Yarborough car at the NASCAR race in Bristol TN. On Saturday there were no planned activities so we thought it would be a great time to see some beautiful TN back roads on a sunny spring day. Then we had a […]

2012 Bristol Speedway Aero Car Show

2012 Bristol Speedway Aero Car Show

  We just returned from the March 2012 NASCAR Race in Bristol TN. It was a wet but wonderful weekend in Bristol. We have been to the races at Bristol several times and it is a race track you have to put on your Bucket List. We have always done NASCAR races but after this […]

24 Hours of Daytona, Part 3

24 Hours of Daytona, Part 3

Last time I told you about the race and provided some action photos from the track, However, in 24 hours you can only watch so much racing and you need a diversion. One of the best at this years 24 Hours of Daytona was the display of historic race cars just outside of turn 4. […]

24 Hours of Daytona, Part 2

24 Hours of Daytona, Part 2

This is a continuation of our previous Post on the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona. This was thought to be a run away for the new Corvette Prototypes. The SunTrust sponsored Corvette was arguably the most beautiful car on the track and also looked to be the fastest. Unfortunately, it broke in the first half […]

24 Hours of Daytona, Part 1

24 Hours of Daytona, Part 1

This year celebrated the 50th year of the first running of the 24 Hours of Daytona. I remember watching TV and seeing Dan Gurney sitting at the start-finish line with just minutes to go on that first running. Gurney blew an engine near the end of the race. He had over a 2 minute lead […]

Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2012

Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2012

We needed a break and a little warm weather so what better way to do so than go to a Mecum Car Auction in Kissimmee, FL in January? Sure you can sit home by the fireplace and watch it on TV but being there is a great deal more enjoyable. What you see on TV is entertaining and I record […]

Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

The Ford Aero cars are about to go big time. Hold on to your titles, pack your bags and buy a warm coat. On November 16, 17 and 18, 2012 the Blue Oval collectors are all going to gather in Chicago for the third Talladega Family Reunion! Like previous years the Reunion will be held […]

FUN FORD WEEKEND

FUN FORD WEEKEND

Bristol Dragway is excited to announce they have aquired the services of Tim Lopata as the “Managing Director” of the FUN FORD WEEKEND car show June 29th and 30th in Bristol Tennessee. Mr Lopata will be leaving his position as president of THE FORGE INVITATIONAL MUSCLECAR SHOW and taking over the chores of co-ordinating the […]

Rad Rods by Troy Update on Talladega

Rad Rods by Troy Update on Talladega

One of the least seen cars at a car show has to be the 1969 Ford Talladega. Having one at a show modified is even more unusual. However, having a 1969 Ford Talladega reworked by a legend like Rad Rods by Troy is a real treat. Fear not Ford diehards, no real Talladgea was sacrificed […]

Vintage Drag Races at Bristol, TN

Vintage Drag Races at Bristol, TN

Here is another of the great vintage drag racing films provided by Tim Lopata of the Forge Muscle Car Show. This includes a feature on Danny Ongais when he was a drag racer before he went Indy Car Racing.

Rod & Custom Machine & Fabrication

Rod & Custom Machine & Fabrication

A big part of what we do here at Legendary Collector Cars is to bring you pictures and stories about car related events and places that you might not ever get to see on your own. This includes car shows, museums, private collections as well as restoration and custom speed shops. We recently completed just […]

Drag Racing at Bristol Tennessee 1970

Drag Racing at Bristol Tennessee 1970

Our friend Tim Lopata has a large collection of vintage racing moving from back in the day and agreed to share some of them with us. Here is one that all of you drag racers will find interesting. It is vintage 1970 lots of action from the Bristol Drag Strip. This is a little long […]

Crusin the Coast 2011

Crusin the Coast 2011

One of the events I keep hearing about but have not yet participated in is Crusin the Coast. Our friends Steve and Nancy Whitaker just returned from one of their many visits to this Gulf Coast event and forwarded some of their photos. Click on any photo to enlarge it for better detail. We thank […]

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Aero Cars on Track

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Aero Cars on Track

We participated in a very special event this past August. It was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in conjunction with the 2011 NASCAR Brickyard 400. Participants came from all over the Country and included 1969 Dodge Daytona, Ford Talladega, Mercury Cyclone Spoiler and Spoiler II cars as well as 1970 Plymouth Superbird and vintage […]

Aero Cars at the 2011 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Brickyard 400-Video 1

Aero Cars at the 2011 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Brickyard 400-Video 1

One of the highlights for us this year was having the opportunity to drive our 1969 Ford Talladega on the Legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I have been attending races at the Speedway off and on since the early 70s but never imagined that I would one day have the opportunity to drive my car on […]

2011 Forge Muscle Car Classic

2011 Forge Muscle Car Classic

One of the outstanding Muscle Car Shows each year is the Tim Lopata Forge Muscle Car Classic held this year in Sevierville Tennessee in early September. It was also home to the 2011 Ford Talladega Family Reunion. As usual the collection of cars was outstanding but the attendance of spectators was less than desired and […]

Bunkie Knudsen Talladega Restoration Unveiled at Forge Muscle Car Classic

Bunkie Knudsen Talladega Restoration Unveiled at Forge Muscle Car Classic

We just returned from another fantastic Forge Muscle Car Classic in Sevierville, TN. The car count was low but the quality was high. This year as last the show incorporated the Talladega Family Reunion for all Ford Talladega and Spoiler cars. There were over 20 of these fabulously rare cars in attendance and had center […]

Hot August Nights 2011

Hot August Nights 2011

Hot August Nights in Reno is one of those big events that has so many vehicles you can never get a good look at all of them but that doesn’t mean you don’t see some great stuff. Such large shows can almost be overwhelming. Our friends Steve and Nancy Whitaker from Ankeny, Iowa made their […]

More Aero Cars at Indianapolis

More Aero Cars at Indianapolis

I have been a little slow getting video and photos up of the big Aero Car event held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Brickyard 400. Unfortunately, some of my photos were not usable due to a smudge on my camera lens the ones that aren’t smudged are loaded onto a computer which has been in the repair […]

Mug n' Bun + Speed and Wings

Mug n’ Bun + Speed and Wings

What would you do if you and the family went out on a Friday night to the local Mug n’ Bun, A&W or Dairy Queen for a little summer fast food and found yourself surrounded by fabulous and rare Superspeedway Muscle Cars from the late 60s? That is just what happened to some folks in […]

Cyclone Levels Ontario Motor Speedway

Cyclone Levels Ontario Motor Speedway

This is another of our Backtracking Posts about the way it was back in the day. In 1971 the Ontario Motor Speedway opened in Ontario, CA. It was built as a clone of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In those days the Indy Track was only used for one race a year, the INDY 500. The […]

Chevy Convertible Collection Video

Chevy Convertible Collection Video

This is a follow up video from our visit a few weeks ago to the Dennis Albaugh Private Collection in Ankeny, Iowa. At least one of every Chevy Convertible from 1913 up to 1975 is included in the collection. Unfortunately, the collection is only open to the public one day a year. Our private tour provided […]

Indy 500 Museum, 100th Anniversary Winning Cars

Indy 500 Museum, 100th Anniversary Winning Cars

On Memorial Day 2011 the Indy 500 celebrated the 100th year since the first Indy 500 Race was run. There were special events everywhere but in the Museum every winning car was on display! It was a spectacle that could humble any true race fan. Katrina and I were fortunate enough to be able to […]

Roller Hoop to replace old fashioned Rotisserie?

Roller Hoop to replace old fashioned Rotisserie?

There is always some new product coming onto the market and promises to make life easier for each of us. We were recently contacted by a restoration shop with a new product we think might just live up to those claims if you are planning a major restoration.  Doug Kielian of Auto Kraft Body and […]

Good Guys Des Moines 2011

Good Guys Des Moines 2011

Unfortunately, we were unable to attend the Des Moines Good Guys event this year but our friends Steve and Nancy Whitaker were there with their beautiful 1969 Camaro Z28 RS in Daytona Yellow. Oh, it also have the dual 4 cross ram. They sent along a few photos from the show you might enjoy.

Dennis Albaugh Collection of Chevrolet Convertibles

Dennis Albaugh Collection of Chevrolet Convertibles

I was a happy camper trying to decide which Yenko was best! Private car collections are often the most fascinating and the most difficult to visit. Friend Andy Snetselaar arranged for me to visit him at his “best job” in the car world. He is the curator of the Albaugh Collection in Ankeny, Iowa. I […]

"Barn Finds" in a Pasture!

“Barn Finds” in a Pasture!

I was taking a trip through Central Iowa not long ago and driving down a main road outside of Pella just about sunset. It had been a long day of driving with about 12 hours under my belt when what should my wondering eyes should spot but a 50s style junk yard right beside the […]

Shania Twain and Taylor Swift do Thelma and Louise in our Bird!

Shania Twain and Taylor Swift do Thelma and Louise in our Bird!

Here it is, the final product of the Thelma and Louise video staring Taylor Swift and Shania Twain. We had a fantastic time I set Monday when all of this footage was shot outside of Nashville in near 100 degree temperatures. This was a really great experience and we are so proud of the final […]

Thelma and Louise Parody with Taylor Swift and Shania Twian

Thelma and Louise Parody with Taylor Swift and Shania Twian

Since all the other sites are trying to catch up on this story we thought we  better start giving you the on site photos from the shoot. We have hundreds more but will not do them all right now. It is our 1965 Thunderbird that Taylor and Shania along with Kid Rock are using in […]

CMT Awards Video with Taylor Swift and Shania Twain-Thelma and Louise Parody

CMT Awards Video with Taylor Swift and Shania Twain-Thelma and Louise Parody

Ok all you car guys take 5 minutes out of your Wednesday evening and tune into the CMT Awards on Country Music Television (CMT). It will have something for everyone! If you have young girls in the house, make sure they watch with you! I just got back from spending 14 hours on the set […]

100th Anniversary of the Indy 500; The People

100th Anniversary of the Indy 500; The People

The infield at the Indy 500 is always a party. Not the best place for a race fan though. We went to our first Indy 500 back in the early 70s and have really enjoyed returning on a regular basis. We don’t go every year but the 100th Anniversary of the first Indy 500 back […]

Good Guys Nashville 2011 Day 2

Good Guys Nashville 2011 Day 2

We just posted some more photos from the Nashville Good Guys Show. These are from Saturday and attendance was not what I expected. The car count and attendance appeared to be way down from the “good economic times” of a few years back. However, the quality of cars was fine and the Autocross event had […]

Good Guys Nashville 2011

Good Guys Nashville 2011

We just returned from the first day of the 2011 Good Guys Show in Music City, Nashville! We have over 50 photos from the first day, Friday posted on our Show page. We will be posting many time that over the next few days. These are only the very first photos to give you just […]

SNEAK PEEK: FIRST 2011 MOTION 427-SC CAMARO!

SNEAK PEEK: FIRST 2011 MOTION 427-SC CAMARO!

In our last article we went old school and showed you an article from 1968 and the Royal Pontiac Bobcat Firebird. Today’s car from the same GM family tree but a totally different breed. 40 plus years is a long time and the changes are remarkable, this is a world class Camaro. Mr. Motion was […]

Breaking News, Classic & Muscle Car Auction

Breaking News, Classic & Muscle Car Auction

I have just been informed that Tim Lopata is planning a Classic and Muscle Car Auction for Saturday September 10, 2011 as part of the Forge Muscle Car Classic and the Talladega Family Reunion. That is all that is known at the current time. If you didn’t have enough reasons to come to the 2nd […]

Registration Due for 2011 Talladega Family Reunion

Registration Due for 2011 Talladega Family Reunion

It is time to once again to prepare for the 1969 Ford Talladega Family Reunion. No, this is not a bunch of redneck Alabama family members getting together to drink moonshine; well maybe just a couple. If you are new to this site you should know we are really into the 1969 Ford brand NASCAR […]

Monster Jam; Monster Trucks

Monster Jam; Monster Trucks

We recently attended our first Monster Truck Monster Jam! We have watched them on TV for sometime now and have even played a computer game or two but have to tell you being there in person is better. Of course we were rooting for the hometown hero, Allen Pezo of Nashville, especially since he had […]

Ford Talladega Family Reunion 2011; Including Mercury Spoiler & Spoiler II

Ford Talladega Family Reunion 2011; Including Mercury Spoiler & Spoiler II

It is time to once again to prepare for the 1969 Ford Talladega Family Reunion. No, this is not a bunch of redneck Alabama native family members getting together to drink moonshine; well maybe just a couple. If you are new to this site you should know we are really into the 1969 Ford brand […]

Powerwheels Gone Wild!

Powerwheels Gone Wild!

This is one of those videos any car guy is going to like. Anyone else built one of these and have a video to share? I can only imagine how many little kids who got a Powerwheel for Christmas are now watching dad whack it up and do a Tim Allan “Tool Man” job on […]

Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II go to Muscle Car Museum

Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II go to Muscle Car Museum

With a great deal of excitement and regret we delivered our 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II to the Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum in Sevierville Tennessee. One of our favorite cars will be on loan to the Muscle Car Museum for a year. Although it will give a lot more muscle car enthusiasts an opportunity […]

Holman & Moody; Burnouts and Moonshine

Holman & Moody; Burnouts and Moonshine

Most of us will take in a major car show or two a year. This usually means driving a distance out of town or even out of state. It is a weekend of fun and grand cars but then it is a rush back to work and the normal routine. I also know from experience […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Drag Car

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Drag Car

It is so much fun when you hear about some wild car out there in the hinter lands that sounds to good to be true and then you see it for yourself and it is better! When we went to the Ford Talladega Family Reunion I knew a couple of NASCAR Talladegas would be there […]

Louisville Concours d'Elegance at Churchill Downs

Louisville Concours d’Elegance at Churchill Downs

At the same time the Forge Muscle Car Show was going on the Louisville Kentucky Concours d’Elegance at Churchill Downs was going on. One of the Talladega Family Reunion attendees immediately left the Forge Show and drove up to participate in the Coucours. That is way to much cleaning and polishing for me in one […]

Project Drag Pack goes to a show

Project Drag Pack goes to a show

The show season is beginning to wind down for the year but we recently attended an October Fest and car show put on by Wilson Bank and Trust in Lebanon TN. It was a great show as usual and the show area was over flowing with terrific cars of all kinds. We even took our […]

2010 Forge Muscle Car Show Video

2010 Forge Muscle Car Show Video

If you were one of those unfortunate car guys that missed the 2010 Forge Muscle Car Show we have a video for you that will give you a quick tour. If you want to hear what Tim Lopata, the man behind the Forge Muscle Car Show, has to say about this year’s show and a […]

National Parts Depot (NPD) Car Collection

National Parts Depot (NPD) Car Collection

I recently had the opportunity and honor to view the fabulous car collection of National Parts Depot (NPD). We all know this company has a great collection of parts for most any collector car or truck out there. However, did you know they also have one of the best car collections you will ever see […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler; Overview

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler; Overview

If you have been following along for any time at all you know that the Forge Muscle Car Show in Kingsport TN on Oct. 1 and 2 is going to be home of the First ever Ford Talladega Family Reunion. The “Family” consists of three 1969 Ford products. The first is the Ford Talladega, the […]

1969 Ford Talladega; Overview

1969 Ford Talladega; Overview

If you are going to the Forge Muscle Car Show on Oct. 1 and 2 in Kingsport, TN then you need to have a solid historical background on the Ford Talladega. The First Ever Talladega Family Reunion will be held in conjunction with the Forge Show and it will be an event you won’t want […]

White Banjo Matthews Prototype Ford Talladega

White Banjo Matthews Prototype Ford Talladega

This is another rare Ford Talladega Prototype once owned by Banjo Matthews and headed to the Forge Muscle Car Show this fall. This car is shown in its current condition, dust and all. It has been in hiding for years and was recently pulled out of storage and placed in Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum […]

Two Ford Talladega Prototypes for Banjo Matthews; an Update

Two Ford Talladega Prototypes for Banjo Matthews; an Update

We have been keeping you posted on the very special and very rare Ford Talladegas that will be appearing at the Forge Muscle Car Show In Kingsport, TN on October 1 and 2, 2010. Now we have even more info. The owners, Jason and Clarence Thompson, have provided us with a few new pics of […]

New Zealand love American Muscle Cars

New Zealand love American Muscle Cars

Recently we featured an Australian race shop and museum but today we wanted you to see what is happening in New Zealand! This is a video sent to us by readers and friends from “down under”. In some ways it looks just like here in the States and the cars could belong to any of […]

Austrailan Race Shop and Car Museum

Austrailan Race Shop and Car Museum

We are all sitting in lawn chairs at car show here in the US during the top of summer heat while car guys in some parts of the World are dealing with winter  and working away in their garages. Recently, I was sweating away at a cruise and wondered what our friends in Australia and […]

New Zealand American Car Show

New Zealand American Car Show

We recently received another link to a New Zealand car show that featured American cars from one of our friends, “Kiwi” Robert Pegler. I thought all you might enjoy this video. Now, for all you US gear heads remember they drive on the “wrong” side of the road down there. The first time I saw […]

First Cruise of 2010

First Cruise of 2010

Car season is BACK! We just attended our first real car cruise of the year. The weather was great and the new rides were all terrific. We live in Murfreesboro Tennessee home of the Murfreesboro Hot Rod Club and they put on a great cruise. Every Friday night cars from all over middle Tennessee and […]

Beach Hop Whangamata New Zealand

Beach Hop Whangamata New Zealand

By: Richard Fleener I love my cars and all we get to do with them but it is really about all the great people we meet when Katrina and I take them out. One example of that is Robert Pegler of New Zealand. Robert and I first met through this web site. Last summer he […]

Cars of Amelia Island Concours De'Elegance

Cars of Amelia Island Concours De’Elegance

Seeing the cars on the show field of Amelia Island Concours De’Elegance will take your breath away. Seeing these beautiful works of art start their engines and drive through the crowd is enough to make you act like a school kid! Seldom have I been as excited at a car show as I was when […]

Ford Talladega and Spoiler II Family Reunion at Forge Muscle Car Show

Ford Talladega and Spoiler II Family Reunion at Forge Muscle Car Show

If you are a regular reader of Legendary Collector Cars you already know that there is going to be one great event for all the Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Sp0iler/Spoiler II cars this fall. On October 1 and 2 of 2010 we will have the first ever reunion of some of the rarest production […]

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance; More Photos

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance; More Photos

We have posted some general photos from the Concours d’Elegance at Amelia Island. We will be posting hundreds of photos over an extended period of time but these will help show you what we have to share. The cars were beyond your imagination. There were concept cars, exotics, race cars, customs and one off homebuilts. […]

Amelia Island Concours

Amelia Island Concours

We have just left the Amelia Island Concours and will be bringing you all the beautiful cars and warm weather we can pack into this page. The event was held March 12-14, 2010. We attended autograph sessions and seminars as will as the Concours. We have nearly 1,000 excellent photos, videos and more that we […]

Ford Talladega Family Reunion at the Forge Muscle Car Show

Ford Talladega Family Reunion at the Forge Muscle Car Show

Once in a lifetime opportunity if you love Fords or just enjoy rare cars! Several of us are working with Tim Lapata and his Forge Muscle Car Show to put on a very special “Family Reunion” for the Ford Talladega at this fall’s Forge Muscle Car Show. There will be an indoor show with a […]

Boskovich Collection; Boss 429 Mustangs and much more

Boskovich Collection; Boss 429 Mustangs and much more

I recently had an invitation to tour a portion of the Boskovich Car Collection. If was like no other experience. It is likely that most of you have heard of Pop’s Toy that terrorized Van Nuys Boulevard back in the late 60s and early 70s. If not, CLICK HERE for the story. Pops was a […]

How to Meet New Friends and Get a Free Meal at Sonic

How to Meet New Friends and Get a Free Meal at Sonic

By: Richard Fleener While we were at the Aero Car Reunion in Alexander City we saw a lot of old friends and met lots of new ones. One such meeting was way more entertaining than the others. Katrina and I went to the Sonic next to Tim Wellborn’s Muscle Car Museum for lunch one day. […]

Barn Find page updated

Barn Find page updated

We have had a very productive November from a Barn Find perspective. Not only did we find a bunch of different cars out in the woods but we even found a high quality Barn Find in a Barn that we purchased and hope to have on the road by spring. If you like to look […]

Aero Cars on Track at Talladega

Aero Cars on Track at Talladega

By: Richard Fleener This is the last post on the 40th Reunion of the Aero Warriors at the Talladega Super Speedway. The Dodge Daytons, Plymouth Superbirds, Ford Talladegas, Charger 500s and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler IIs all got their chance to recreate that magical time back in 1969 when Stock Cars were Stock Cars and race […]

Tim and Pam Wellborn's Russwood Estate Aero Car Show!

Tim and Pam Wellborn’s Russwood Estate Aero Car Show!

By: Richard Fleener When Tim and Pam Wellborn invite car folks over for a visit they know how to do it right! During the 2009 Aero Car Reunion these Mopar collectors made even us humble Ford collectors feel special. The Wellborn Estate, known as Russwood, is a treasure in its own right but when you […]

Sonic Drive-in Muscle Car Heaven

Sonic Drive-in Muscle Car Heaven

By: Richard Fleener Can you imagine pulling into your local Sonic drive-in and finding a row of 1969/70 aero muscle cars sitting there? How about two 1969 Dodge Daytons, a 1969 Dodge 500, a 1969 Ford Talladega and a 1970 Plymouth Superbird all in a row plus multiple more Daytonas, Superbirds, and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler […]

Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird Club at Talladega 40th Reunion

Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird Club at Talladega 40th Reunion

By: Richard Fleener Katrina and I just returned from four fabulous days of playing with our Ford Talladega and a bunch of terrific Mopar and Blue Oval folks at Talladega! We have a long list of stories to tell and nearly a 1,000 photos plus videos to sort through. We will be posting stories, Feature […]

Talladega Super Speedway Aero Car Reunion

By: Richard Fleener We are off to the 40th Reunion of the NASCAR Aero cars this weekend at the Talladega Super Speedway. This reunion is only held once every five years at the Speedway. It is a great group of people who all love the Aero cars. Most don’t care if you own a Blue […]

Rat Rod Photos

Rat Rod Photos

By: Richard Fleener Rat Rods continue to grow in popularity. They range from old beater 50’s machines in a combination of primer and rust to miscellaneous parts scavenged from a junk yard to make a vehicle for cheap. Others are highly engineered and mechanically advanced with suade paint jobs. Still others are pure rust buckets […]

Middle Tennessee State University Homecoming Parade 2009

By: Richard Fleener Katrina and I like doing things in our local community so today we braved the cold weather and a lot of well lubricated college students to drive the MTSU Homecoming Queen and the MTSU Blue Raiders Queen in the Homecoming Parade in our 1965 Thunderbird. It is always fun to support such […]

Hot Rod Tour to SEMA with Rolling Bones

We just received the following information from Motorbooks and thought you might be interested. Rolling Bones, one of the nations best-known hot rod shops, is teaming up with Motorbooks and rodders across the country on an adventure to SEMA! Ken Schmidt and Keith Cornell (aka Rolling Bones) will drive their 1932 Ford Three Window Coupe […]

Gloriana Video Behind the Scenes; See our Mustang Fastback!

Gloriana Video Behind the Scenes; See our Mustang Fastback!

By: Richard Fleener It’s almost here! The new Gloriana single “How Far Do You Want To Go” Music Video will be released on Monday October 19, 2009 but we have a behind the scenes peek for you. We had a blast providing our 1967 Fastback for this shoot and we are very impressed with this […]

Vintage Racing Darlington Historical Racing Festival

Vintage Racing Darlington Historical Racing Festival

If you are tired of the same old NASCAR boring all look alike cars it is time for you to go to a Vintage Racing event. If you are new to NASCAR or IRL or any other form of motor sport you need to take in a vintage racing event. Doesn’t matter if it is […]

Muscle Car Museum Tour; Floyd Garrett's in Sevierville Tennessee

Muscle Car Museum Tour; Floyd Garrett’s in Sevierville Tennessee

After going through the Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum in Sevierville, Tennessee I am all charged up to get back working on a project car. There are at least 90 excellent examples in the museum of why we all love muscle cars. Floyd Garrett is a well known and respected muscle car expert with a […]

Gloriana Mustang Fastback Photo Shoot

Gloriana Mustang Fastback Photo Shoot

Here is the latest photo of the band Gloriana at the studio photo shoot for their next music video. Watch for it around the first of October. We are so excited that our 67 Mustang Fastback will be part of this.

Music Video; Part 2: Gloriana

Gloriana is the Country Music group that asked to use our Project Mustang and we could not be more thrilled. It was an exciting experience and they are a great sounding group. I can hardly wait for the video to be completed. Here are some more photos of the shoot but you can see even […]

Nethercutt Collection and San Sylmar

Nethercutt Collection and San Sylmar

The late J. B. and Dorothy Nethercutt assembled a World-class collection of cars, mechanical musical instruments and rare collectibles. Thanks to their foresight and generosity their collections are available to all of us to see for absolutely no cost. The Merle Norman fortune allowed for the Collection to be funded forever. It will grow and […]

Alan Jackson's Private Car Collection, Take a Tour

Alan Jackson’s Private Car Collection, Take a Tour

Have you ever wished you could visit some of the private collections of the rich and famous? I know it is a dream for many of us to see Jay Leno’s fabulous collection of cars but there are many more collections that are also worth seeing. Often these are tucked away in far distant locations […]

Ford Car Show; Fabulous Fords Forever

Ford Car Show; Fabulous Fords Forever

If you like Fords you have to go to a Fabulous Fords Forever car show. You will find some of the best Blue Oval cars anywhere and some of the best car folks you will ever meet. We just got back from a hot day on the asphalt on Saturday but had a “Fabulous” time. […]

Dirt Track Racing at its best.

Dirt Track Racing at its best.

Check out the hay field behind the track. This facility is inside the City limits of Oskaloosa. Three cheers for the citizens of “Osky” for letting this continue and no complaints about the noise or the dirt. f you want to get up close to racing and have some fun check out your nearest dirt […]

NASCAR Drivers' Meeting Camping World Trucks

NASCAR Drivers’ Meeting Camping World Trucks

We have been watching Rod Hornaday race for a very long time, ever since he drove in the Winston West Series on the west coast. He has always been a hard charger and it was great to see him win a Sam Bass Guitar at Nashville. In yesterday’s post we gave you a recording of […]

Sam Bass Guitar; Nashville Speedway

Sam Bass Guitar; Nashville Speedway

I am sure you have heard all about what punk Kyle Busch did to the beautiful Sam Bass Guitar trophy immediately after the Nationwide race at Nashville. If you haven’t, he smashed it on stage to the horror of most people present. This past weekend the Camping World Trucks were in Nashville for their annual […]

Good Guys Video, Des Moines, Iowa Heartland Show

Good Guys Video, Des Moines, Iowa Heartland Show

It has been a few weeks since we went to the Des Moines Good Guys Show but we finally got a video complete of some of the cars we saw. Check this out and also visit the photo pages.

World of Outlaws Race Car

If you have never had the opportunity to take in a World of Outlaws race or have never been to a dirt track in the mid-west here is a video for you. It is an exhibition run of a World of Outlaws race car at the famed half mile dirt track at the Southern Iowa […]

Good Guys Des Moines 2009

Good Guys Des Moines 2009

We just returned from the Good Guys Show in Des Moines Iowa and it was one of the best shows we have been to. We were at Nashville Good Guys last weekend and it was so hot we had to leave. Des Moines was cool with some rain on the 4th but the weather was […]

Good Guys Video of Autocross at Nashville

Good Guys Video of Autocross at Nashville

When you go to a car show all you usually see are cars lined up and looking good. It is fun and you get to see some wonderful cars up close. In recent years many of the larger events have added cruises down the streets some even with open exhaust. Some shows have added burn […]

Nashville Good Guys 2009 was Hot!

Nashville Good Guys 2009 was Hot!

One thing about Nashville when Good Guys comes to town they know how to give everyone a warm reception! It was hot at LP Field. The smell or radiator coolant waffled through the air. I saw a lot of cars that were from out of the area and many from Alabama. Almost every time I […]

1969 427 ZL1 COPO Camaro Video

Here is one of those cars you just love to hear run but never ever get to. Now you can anytime you want to, just come back here and listen. What is it? This is a 1969 427 ZL-1 COPO Camaro from the Ciff Ernst Collection. You can see the complete collection on our Museum […]

NASCAR Drivers' Meeting

NASCAR Drivers’ Meeting

Have you ever wanted to attend a NASCAR drivers’ meeting before the big race? Well now is your chance. I am afraid I can’t send you to a drivers’ meeting but I can do the next best thing. I video recorded an entire drivers’ meeting and it is on our site for you to see […]

Chevy Chevelle-abration Video has been added!

Chevy Chevelle-abration Video has been added!

The video from the Chevy Chevelle-abration has been added, Click Here for all the Sights and Sounds of the show. You can also see it below but you will miss all of the photos we took! VIDEO OF CHEVELLE-ABRATION

Chevelle-abration

Chevelle-abration

If you love Chevelles then you need to put this one on your list. It is  The American Chevelle Enthusiasts Society Chevelle-abration held every year just outside of Nashville, TN. We were only able to attend for one day but there were a lot of beautiful Chevelles of every year present. If you like original […]

Super Chevy Winner

Super Chevy Winner

Here are some photos of our recent Class win at the Super Chevy Show in Memphis, TN. Look closely at the photos and you can see the storm clouds approaching. It was a rainy weekend but a great time for all. Well, maybe not all, the drag racers didn’t get to see much track time. […]

Dodge Daytona, Plymouth Superbird, Ford Talladega, Mercrury Spoiler II Back at Talladega!

The 1969 and 1970 aero cars from Dodge, Plymouth, Ford and Mercury are returning to Talladega! You will not want to miss this. On November 1, 2009 the Talladega Superspeedway will welcome arguably, the most talked about stock cars in NASCAR history. The Daytona Superbird Auto Club will be hosting its 40th Reunion at the […]

Super Chevy Show, Drag Races 2009

The rain really put the drag racers in their trailers. It seemed as soon as the track was dry it was a signal for the rain to start. In fact on Sunday when a few racers did get on the track the mops came out to dry the track from a weeping crack at the […]

Memphis Super Chevy Show 2009

Memphis Super Chevy Show 2009

We just spent a wet weekend at the Super Chevy Show in Memphis. We had a successful trip with no problems and brought home a Class Win as well as a Sunday’s Best of Class award. In the very near future we will be posting a few clips of the very little racing that went […]