Top cars sell well for Gooding, RM Sotheby’s on Day Three in Monterey

By Hagerty / Originally Published August 21, 2016 / Hagerty / Gooding & Company joined the fray on day three in Monterey, while Mecum, Russo and Steele, and RM Sotheby’s closed out their events. So far, sales have amounted to $288M, which is $45M less than last year, and the sell-through rate is three points […] Read On

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The Magic Mustang

By Ronald Ahrens / Originally Published August 5, 2016 / Hagerty / In late July, Gary Schweitzer set out for Buffalo as a bundle of nerves with a trailer in tow. The 55-year-old school teacher from Traverse City, Mich., was on his way to the Mustang Club of America’s national show, Mustangs on the Niagara, to […] Read On

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Brake Rotor Replacement: What Is a Rotor and What Does It Do?

By Benjamin Hunting / Originally Published August 16, 2016 / National Automotive Parts Association / Brake rotor replacement is something every driver eventually faces, and it helps to understand a little about how this component fits into your car’s braking ecosystem so you can make smart choices when talking to your mechanic. Brake rotors are some of […] Read On

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How to Polish Your Rims Like a Pro

By Blair Lampe / Originally Published July 27, 2016 / National Automotive Parts Association / There’s an entire auto subculture dedicated to custom rim design and care, so it’s no wonder folks want to show them off. Even if you’ve got factory standards on, knowing how to polish your rims can make a strong statement as you cruise […] Read On

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Rust Prevention and Treatment for Your Car

By Sarah Shelton / Originally Published July 13, 2016 / National Automotive Parts Association / If there is one four-letter word a car owner never wants to hear, it’s “rust.” Also called oxidization, rust occurs when air and water chemically react to exposed, iron-based metals. If you live near the ocean or in an area where salt is […] Read On

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Car Ceiling Repair: A DIY Guide for Fixing Headliners

By Blair Lampe / Originally Published July 5, 2016 / National Automotive Parts Association / Uh oh, droopy ceiling? Besides being an eyesore, a saggy headliner can be a safety hazard if it obscures your vision. Car ceiling repair might appear to be an involved job, but with a little patience and the right tools, this is […] Read On

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4 Car Noises That Should Send You to Your Mechanic

By Benjamin Hunting / Originally Published July 15, 2016 / National Automotive Parts Association / Almost every driver has had to deal with car noises, those sometimes annoying, sometimes alarming signals from you vehicle that something unusual might be going on. Whether it’s a bang, a clunk or a rattle, anytime your automobile talks out of turn is […] Read On

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3 Safety Upgrades For Your Classic Car

If you’re old enough, you’ll remember sitting in your dad’s lap to steer a car, riding in the bed of a pickup truck, and driving without having your seat belt buckled… or even without having factory installed seat belts in the car. Automotive safety standards have come a long way in the last fifty years, […] Read On

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The German Rejects – Featured Car Club Follow Up

We’d like to thank the German Rejects VW Club for joining us for a day of family fun at the June 4, 2016 Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show. The club had some great stories about their cars and their families. There’s 12 year old member, Kaytie, who’s owned a Bug since she was […] Read On

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The Lug Nut King: Your One Stop Shop for Wheel Accessories

One of the easiest ways to improve the look of your classic car is to improve the look of your wheels. But where do you start, especially if you don’t have the budget for a brand new set of rims and tires? Well, look no further than the Pomona Swap Meet, where we’ve got royalty […] Read On

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Highway MPG vs City MPG: What You Need to Know

By Benjamin Hunting / Originally Published June 16, 2016 / National Automotive Parts Association / Trying to figure out how highway mpg vs city mpg will affect your overall fuel mileage can be a headache. How do those numbers get calculated, anyway? And how close are they to what you’ll actually experience in real-world driving? Sometimes the […] Read On

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Top 5 Battery Powered Tools You Need For Your Garage

By Benjamin Hunting / Originally Published May 25, 2016 / National Automotive Parts Association / Battery powered tools are some of the most versatile helpers you can have in your garage. Going cordless means the freedom to go wherever your project takes you, including those hard-to-reach angles, nooks and crannies where air tools or corded units simply can’t […] Read On

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Here’s a truckload of your favorite pickups

By Jeff Peek / Originally Published May 6, 2016 / Hagerty / America, you love your trucks. And boy, are you loyal. We asked for the greatest truck of all time – make, model and year – and you did not disappoint. From a 1932 Plymouth to a super-fresh 2016 Ford F-150, you went with what you’d […] Read On

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Double your money in five years?

By Hagerty / Originally Published May 3, 2016 / Hagerty / Speculation has never been the best reason to buy a collector car. More often than not, the buyer loses money on a car that he or she didn’t want in the first place. On the other hand, there’s no shame in buying something that you […] Read On

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