Henry Payne The Detroit News Published 3:55 p.m. UTC Aug 15, 2018 As Dream Cruisers celebrate the automobile on Woodward this week, everyone will have their favorite: maybe it's a Stingray Corvette, a 1932 Ford hot rod or even a gull-wing DeLorean. But if you’re looking for hard data on the most popular collector car and muscle car in Michigan, one stands alone: the 1969 Dodge Charger. Collector-car research and sales site ClassicCar.com has crunched the numbers, and the Charger coupe is not only the most-searched classic and muscle car in the Mitten State but also across the country. Thirteen states count the ’69 Dodge as the most popular. It ties the Ford Mustang for most-searched muscle car nationwide. Classiccar.com sifted 45,781,804 searches in the one-year period through June 21 to make its determination. “Nothing truly personifies American car collector’s pride, passion and freedom like a muscle car,” says Roger … [Read more...] about Online’s most popular cruiser: ’69 Dodge Charger
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Want to send someone on a wild goose chase? Tell them to go online and find a complete copy of the current NASCAR rule book. After all, NASCAR has rules and everything is online these days, right? Good luck with that.You cannot find the complete NASCAR rules online, or anywhere for that matter, unless you are a team racing in NASCAR. And apparently, those with access to the forbidden book of rules are told to not share it with those who are not in the NASCAR world. You can find SOME rules online and NASCAR sometimes publicizes the more important rule changes. But the nitty-gritty details? Those are top secret. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below It wasn’t always this way. The NASCAR Rule Book used to be widely available. Then again, they used to race actual stock cars too. Times have changed. The “1969 NASCAR International Stock Car Racing Rule Book,” as it was called, cost $1.50 and ran 90 pages if you count the inside back cover with its schematic of the … [Read more...] about The 1969 NASCAR Rule Book Was Shockingly Simple
In the background, the hammer falls Wayne Schemekle’s unrestored 1970 Boss 302 Cougar Eliminator sold for $121,000Cars of every shape and size show up at collector auctions, and there were more than 3,000 of them at Mecum Kissimmee, which has become the season opener for the winter auction circuit. Starting in Florida makes this a somewhat different audience than some of the more westerly auction venues, as the Orlando area as a popular destination for snow-weary northerners, as well as international travellers, have an opportunity to bid on some stellar cars. Indeed, with the event book-ended through a couple of weekends, you could find ample things to do with the family and still get your fill of car action.Even if you are not looking to find that car of your dreams, there is a lot to see. After all, the cars themselves are on display where you can see them up close, and the field isn’t limited to pristine restorations. There are street rods and hot rods, drag cars and … [Read more...] about Car Craft’s List of the 27 Coolest Things at the 2018 Mecum Auction in Kissimmee
It seems that everywhere you look, from TV, to social media and print, old cars are continuously being discovered that have been stored in barns, basements, garages, sheds, or from any number of other forgotten resting places. No matter where they’ve been extracted from, the common term for all these finds has been deemed the “barn find.” The question is, when was the last time you saw a really good junkyard find? Well, we have one for you and it involves one of Chrysler’s finest examples from the muscle car era, a 1969 Dodge Daytona, and its rescue from the grim reaper at the junkyard—the dreaded crusher. While we’re going to focus on this particular Charger Red Daytona, we’ll also tell you about some of the other cars in the yard at the time. How does another ’69 Daytona sound? How about an original ’69 Hemi Dodge Charger 500?This Daytona’s saga began in 1973 when it ended up, along with about 50 other cars, at Avenue Auto … [Read more...] about Saved From The Crusher: A ’69 Daytona’s Amazing Story!