July 14 is Collector Car Appreciation Day

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day will be celebrated on July 14, 2017.  The date will mark the eighth consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. SEMA Vice President of Government Affairs Steve McDonald said...

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Why I Love Cars & Coffee

Well the first part of Cars & Coffee has nothing to do with coffee, those who know me well (and now you too) also know I don’t like coffee and never drink the stuff. I drink tea. Maybe it’s part of me being an Anglophile, which doesn’t explain the two German cars in my garage—or maybe it does. The main reason I love Cars & Coffee is  you see the most interesting...

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You Are What You Shoot?

In the car world it’s long been a somewhat incorrect, I think, axiom that “you are what you drive.” All this was was running though my mind while reading e-mail from a reader about one of my Shutterbug reviews of a digital SLR. If you are what you drive, are you also What You Shoot? I love hearing from readers and while most of my e-mail is from people asking for help...

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Visiting The Unser Racing Museum

If you find yourself in Albuquerque, New Mexico, take the short trip to Los Ranchos and visit the Unser Racing Museum. Unlike a lot of car collections, the Unser Museum is actually a museum that uses  modern technologies to educate and immerse the visitor in the exciting world of motosports. You can take a guided tour and learn about the Unser family history from the...

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Photography at the Track

No matter what kind of camera you use, photographing race cars on the track can be a challenge. The typical recipe mixes high ISO, fast shutter speed, and a long lens with a large aperture. Toss in a high frame-per-second continuous shooting mode and with a little practice you can make great-looking photographs of fast-moving cars. That’s the kind of advice that makes me...

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Book Review: Classic Chevrolet Muscle Cars: 1955-1974

Most people get their love of a particular car marque from their parents. My Dad was a Chevy man but I’ve always liked imports and for American cars, preferred Fords. I think it was because Dad was a strong union man and worked at Bethlehem Steel, which wasn’t far from the Fisher Body plant that produced Malibu’s and Chevelle‘s. While I’m...

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