Vans are one of the fastest growing segments of the classic business. Few survived to be restored. This survivor was carefully Restored over the past four years, any rust and body issues have been professionally completed. Finished in beautiful Viper Yellow and White with black pin stripes and modern Super Bee Decals this van is stunning. Continue reading »
The “Crusher” named for the Orange Crush paint. This lightly customized but very modified 55 pickup is owned by Dick & Gloria Easton of Leesburg, florida. This timeless classic features Fat Man Chassis, 350 Crate motor, Ford 9″ rear, Vintage Air, custom interior and hand built under dash panel for the A/C system. Continue reading »
The Silver Wraith was the first post-war Rolls-Royce. It was made from 1946 to 1958 as only a chassis at Rolls-Royce’s former Merlin engine plant, their Crewe factory, alongside the shorter Bentley Mark VI. Continue reading »
With its pioneering front-wheel drive, low-slung silhouette and cat’s eye headlamps, the multicolored Ruxton automobile seemed destined for greatness in 1929. Ruxton made headlines as the first American automaker to announce a front-drive passenger car, soon followed by Cord. But less than two years later, the snazzy Ruxtons were remnants of history. Only 99 Ruxtons were produced between 1929 and 1930. Continue reading »
Developed specifically for NASCAR racing, the Superbird, a modified Road Runner, was Plymouth’s follow-on design to the Charger Daytona fielded by sister company Dodge in the previous season. Continue reading »
The Topolino was one of the smallest cars in the world at the time of its production. Launched in 1937, three models were produced until 1955, all with only minor mechanical and cosmetic changes. It was equipped with a 569 cc four-cylinder, side-valve, water-cooled engine mounted in front of the front axle, and so was a full-scale car rather than a cyclecar.
April 5th, the Festivals of Speed returns to St. Petersburg for the tenth year. The weekend’s events begin that Friday with the Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception in an actual hangar at the Tampa International Airport. There you’ll find the world’s most exotic vehicles, delicious foods and drinks, live jazz music and both a live and silent auction all in one place!
Sunday, the 7th, the main event will take place in downtown St. Petersburg at the Renaissance Vinoy Marina. Expect to see hundreds of exotics vehicles; fine wine, spirits, food, and cigars; and luxurious jewelry and timepiece displays.
For more information about the event, read the press release below.
$10 for Motorsports Show for Two on Sunday, December 2, at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes ($20 Value) via Groupon
The deal is on!
If (like me) you’re not a big fan of cold weather, then Orlando is the place to be come early December. And (again, like me) you enjoy delicious food, wine, cigars and stunning exotic cars, planes and boats, then Orlando is the only place to be!
The Festivals of Speed will be returning to Orlando, Florida November 30 – December 2. There you’ll find the sights, sounds, smells and tastes you’d expect from the Festivals of Speed.
Friday (November 30), it all kicks off with the Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception featuring delicious foods and drinks, a silent auction and poker tournament benefitting the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, a high-energy jazz orchestra and – of course – a collection of exotic cars at the Orlando International Airport.
Saturday (December 1st), the Festivals host an exclusive Wine Connoisseurs’ Dinner and Louis XIII de Rémy Martin tasting experience.
And Sunday (December 2nd), the Festivals conclude with the Motorsports Collection Display of more than 300 exotic cars, motorcycles, boats and aircraft at the beautiful Grande Lakes property.
This year’s Lake Mirror Classic brought so many interesting cars that we’re gonna have to split it up in multiple posts!
We now present our favorites from the Lake Mirror Classic. Now, we could’ve easily chosen then most expensive or popular cars, but we didn’t. We searched for the cars that truly stood out – even if they only stood out to us ourselves.
Read on to see our favorites!