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1954 Oldsmobile Concept Sports Car (Olds Corvette?)

1954 Oldsmobile Concept Sports Car (Olds Corvette?)

Before there was a Corvette in 1953 there was the GM Autorama show that toured the Country. It was full of the most beautiful Dream Cars ever collected. In 1954 it included concept sports cars from each of the GM brands, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac, and this one from Oldsmobile. Each was similar in format […]

Split Ray Feature Car

Split Ray Feature Car

It isn’t a Corvette! The 2017 Nashville Good Guys show featured one of my favorite custom Corvettes of all time. Unfortunately, or luckily depending on your position on custom Corvettes, this was not a Corvette at all! Confused? So was I for awhile when I first saw this Vette. It appeared to be a close […]

Motion Performance

Motion Performance

Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s the words Motion Performance were in or on most car magazine. Hi-Performance Cars magazine had a special connection with Motion Performance through Editor Marty Schorr. As a result, the Cars magazine was the go to mag for anything Motion. Schorr also did all of Motions marketing and […]

Road Rage 1960s Style

Road Rage 1960s Style

I grew up in Oskaloosa a small rural Iowa town. It was a good place to grow up but a little short on excitement back in the 60s. I am sure that has all changed by now. Our thrills seemed to all evolve around cars. I was 16 and just got my driver’s license. I […]

MicroFinish Paint Repairs; Part 1

MicroFinish Paint Repairs; Part 1

On July 4th 2001 my wife and I went down to our local Chevrolet dealer and drove home in a new 201 ZO6 Corvette. It was the must have Millennium Yellow 6 speed with all the options. For the first few years it was my daily driver and I loved every mile I put on […]

Waterless Wash and Shine by ProLong

Waterless Wash and Shine by ProLong

We love the spray detailer products for quick cleanups at shows and even for every day beauty treatments. We have tried just about all of them that we can find. For some reason I am always looking for something better. It seems that each one I have tried does an excellent job 75% of the […]

Getting Respect

Getting Respect

I have found that most people, car folks or not, respect other peoples property. However, there is a certain portion of the general public that are absolutely oblivious to respecting others’ property; heck they don’t even know what a high quality object is. It is these people who make car shows stressful and leaving your […]

Introducing the Mako Shark Corvette

Introducing the Mako Shark Corvette

I was always a Corvette kid more than a hot rodder back in the day. When I first saw photos of the Mako Shark my heart would not stop pounding. Living in Iowa it was several years before I actually got to see this car in person and up close. It had been on the […]

Corvette in the Barn; a Book Review

Corvette in the Barn; a Book Review

I have driven Corvettes since I was 22 and have always had a “burning” for one of these bad ass machines. The dream has always been my dream to go visit a new friend and spot a 57 Vette in the corner of his garage were it has sat since 1960. One thing leads to […]

Build Your Own ZO6 or ZR1 Corvette Engine!

Build Your Own ZO6 or ZR1 Corvette Engine!

Chevrolet has changed the rules! Order a new Corvette and now you can build your own ZO6 or ZR1 engine; at the factory. Can you imagine the attention you will get at the next club meeting or cruise when you start to talk about how you went to the Corvette engine plant and built the […]

Corvette 1968-1982 Collector's Originality Guide

Corvette 1968-1982 Collector’s Originality Guide

I have went out in search of many old cars and not just a few of them were Corvettes. I would pay a great deal to have a reference guide this thorough on all of those cars. I have owned several 68-82 Shark Vettes without the benefit of this book and it sure would have […]

1964 Pontiac Banshee

1964 Pontiac Banshee

Pontiac was known as a performance car back in the day of Muscle Cars. In fact it seemed Pontiac was constantly flirting with manufacturing a two seat sports car. The problem was the Chevrolet insisted no one build a two seat sports car that might rival the Corvette. That didn’t stop Pontiac from playing with […]

Corvette C7 Prototype

Corvette C7 Prototype

There was the Stingray Corvettes, then there were the Sting Ray Corvettes but will the C7 Corvette be the STINGRAY ! If the Prototype we saw is any example, the next new Corvette body may very well be the wildest Stingray ever. If you have missed this GM Prototype of the next possible C7 Corvette […]

Larry Shinoda

Larry Shinoda

Brand Loyalty or Bigotry? In our last post we raised the question is Brand Loyalty Bigotry. There are lots of examples of people going overboard thinking their brand of car is the only one worth driving and all the rest are just stupid, dangerous, slow junk! Well, maybe these folks should do a little thinking […]

Studebaker Silver Hawk; an early Mustang?

Studebaker Silver Hawk; an early Mustang?

Earlier we gave you our pick for the Top 10 Collector Cars for 2010-2020 and that got me to thinking about some of the other cars that might be of interest to collectors but not on the top 10 list. Back in my college days I had no money but had a real love of […]

Riverside International Raceway Museum

Riverside International Raceway Museum

In the mid 80s when I moved to Southern California the first thing I did was get season tickets to Riverside. It was a shrine for me. I grew up seeing it in movies and reading about it in magazines and watching races on TV. Within a few years I had my perfect season tickets […]

Corvette Fifty Years; Book Review

This is what it all started with and it is still just as beautiful today as the day it was designed. Randy Leffingwell wrote the book Corvette Fifty Years back in 2002 and is available through Motorbooks. I have owned over two dozen Corvettes. At one time I could tell the difference between a 65 […]

AMX Photo Archive; Book Review

Since we are doing an AMX Project Car I thought it would be good to take a look back at the historical beginning of the AMX. One of the most famous cars was this pink 1968 AMX given to Playboy Playmate Angela Dorian. Every AMX has a dash plaque with the cars number on it. […]

Muscle Car Book Review: Camaro Forty Years

Muscle Car Book Review: Camaro Forty Years

Motorbooks has published a great book by Darwin Holmstrom titled Camaro Forty Years. It is a combination coffee table book with wonderful David Newhardt photos with great historical info on the Camaro. Some call the Camaro a Pony Car but it is a Muscle Car in the right trim levels. Although most of us will […]

Moving Cars from Los Angeles to Tennessee or moving from LA to Hee Haw!

Moving Cars from Los Angeles to Tennessee or moving from LA to Hee Haw!

The story of two married California urbanites that think Tennessee is the place you odda be! Since we just revised the web site and some of you are new to what we are doing I thought you might like a little history on how we got here. The following is a brief, light hearted update. […]

Stolen Car; Gone, Wrecked, Gone Again

Stolen Car; Gone, Wrecked, Gone Again

Stolen Car I have heard stories about guys getting their car stolen from a cruise-in or even at shows. I have heard of a guy’s trailer, tow rig and hot rod being stolen from his motel parking lot. I have heard stories about guys getting cars stolen and having no insurance. As usual, I never […]

Corvette Museum, Quick Tour and Video

If you are any where near Bowling Green and you are a car guy or gal you have to visit the holly ground of the Corvette Museum. We are outside Nashville and it is a short hour and a half away. I recently jumped into the ZO6 and buzzed up the Interstate for another visit. […]

Street racing Cop? Yep!

This is the last installment of My C-5 Corvette Story My second C-5 Corvette story deals with going through a sobriety check point late one Saturday night. I hadn’t been drinking and wasn’t very concerned about the stop so I just waited my turn. However, by this time I knew enough to put my windows […]

Did I cross over into the Twlight Zone?

Did I cross over into the Twlight Zone?

This is a continuation of My C-5 Corvette story. Wow, I didn’t think that would happen, but I still couldn’t understand why my running lights would not come on in front of the CHIP. It must be some sort of electrical problem and I better get it back to the dealer. I pulled out of […]

Where’s a Cop when you need one? Picking on a Corvette!

This is the fifth installment of My C-5 Corvette Story What kind of driving experiences can be expected with such a car? Well, they were many and they were varied. In 1997 the car was a true star on the street. There were an unbelievable amount of thumbs up from other motorists, there were the […]

Off to Bowling Green to see what can be seen!

This is the third part of my C-5 Corvette story. I arrived at the Nashville airport on June 26th. Katrina had flown out a week earlier for a dog show. She was to pick me up at the airport; she was late. As I waited I saw a lady with a brief case bearing a […]

Corvette Assembly Plant Tour; Building a ZR1

Corvette Assembly Plant Tour; Building a ZR1

I have been to the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, KY many times and enjoyed every visit. The only problem is you are never allowed to take a camera or even a cell phone into the plant (employees have cell phones and they are on them all the time). NO PICTURES INSIDE THE PLANT! […]

Corvettes Go Home: Corvette Homecoming Bowling Green 2008

Corvettes Go Home: Corvette Homecoming Bowling Green 2008

I think this is one of the most beautiful years and color combinations ever built. Family reunions car be fun or they can be an embarrassment. They have even been know to erupt into violence, some red necks go to family reunions to look for dates! When you are a Corvette or a Corvette owner […]

Welcome Legendary Collector Cars Blog

Welcome Legendary Collector Cars Blog

Legendary Collector Cars are not made in a factory, they are made on the street, at the racetracks and at car shows. They can be Muscle Cars, Sports Cars, Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Classic Cars, Antique Cars, Collector Cars or any other car you love. This page is about our Legends and about making your […]