The Garage: Classic Car Talk - Misc http://www.lelandwest.com insight, assistance, ravings and rants from a (car) fanatic to other (car) fanatics en-us Mon, 16 May 2022 07:26:00 -0800 Wed, 24 Nov 2021 00:00:00 -0800 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss matt@lelandwest.com matt@lelandwest.com matt@lelandwest.com no The Importance of Routine Car Maintenance http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2021/11/the-importance-of-routine-car-maintenance <p dir='ltr' style='text-align: center;'><em><img src='https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/yjtgiubzyntat1dfi0umkn-uqtj1udoohhfyiyk2fipdtvrik-toqqx-1wetaqpahl0ofboefsevfta11imq3pnh555zqur74wxoajwerkif0yuooggm58xpz6s3pnoejmnhsvtn' style='height:497px; width:624px' /><br /> image credit: <a href='https://flickr.com/photos/imlsdcc/'>imls digital collections </a>/<a href='https://flickr.com/photos/imlsdcc/4668942147/in/dateposted/'>flickr</a></em></p> <p> </p> <p dir='ltr'>cars are complicated machines. your vehicle needs the right combination of many factors from the air intake, to gas, and lubrication to work - and that’s whether you have a classic car, modified car, antique car, or a modern one, just as the factory made it.</p> <p dir='ltr'>sure, many vehicles are equipped with many sensors to warn you about a potential issue, but getting ahead on your maintenance is even better and can lead to many more years on the road - with fewer dollars spent on major repairs or another vehicle.</p> <p> </p> <p dir='ltr' style='text-align: center;'><img src='https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/zvxkvvhyqme-eyqhkhwxrjpxxczty5euh9azwg83l77dppzssic2p6l0jsefmio39rhrp5oai-9qgrvqw_x_s1gs8k69it0q2sg2xdx4pxp6vco3_33nxpbyqtjz28sf_0_3u-8d' style='height:400px; width:309px' /><br /> <em>image credit: <a href='https://flickr.com/photos/lindseypublicover/'>lindsey publicover</a>  /<a href='https://flickr.com/photos/lindseypublicover/15402081750/in/photolist-pt2gic-9wtcng-beae81-2kvxg93-yjwk4d-2k4jwt4-mwzj1f-2k5kden-pw4xhl-3kqaja-5mzdbf-4bxrnk-4c2hcy-6rvc75-vktgbx-4c2hyd-4bxqcv-5xdycd-4bxsav-dsselb-dsserl-dsssyh-dssuog-dssdtm-2k4jw8s-dssdyn-dsstfa-dsstec-dssubr-dssuc6-dssdbs-dsstsf-2mbecia-dsstnd-dsse53-aojbrs-bgxs5b-a3k752-n7npgb-p7wb5f-2m8ygba-2hydezf-cjftbc-2hv8nrf-2kewybs-7djkxk-6dvpcp-7pmprh-cqyavn-2kr4f6w'> flickr</a></em></p> <h2 dir='ltr'>so why is routine maintenance important to my car?</h2> <p dir='ltr'>routine maintenance keeps all the moving parts in your vehicle running the way they should. there are many benefits to maintaining your vehicle on a regular basis.</p> <h3 dir='ltr'>less money</h3> <p dir='ltr'>while the price of a tire rotation and an oil change every 3,000 miles (or sometimes 6,000 with full synthetic) seems like it adds up quickly, it’s a small drop in the bucket compared to the stream of cash you’ll need for major repairs to your suspension or engine.</p> <p dir='ltr'>changing your oil less frequently than needed will lead to wearing the major parts of your engine down sooner. the engine has many parts and the more wear you have, the more parts you’ll need to replace. </p> <p dir='ltr'>following the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule can also be cheaper in the long run. having a moving part fail often leads to additional failures at the same time. it’s far cheaper to replace a belt when the instructions or your mechanic suggest than waiting for it to break.</p> <p dir='ltr'>better maintenance will also keep your monthly bills down. whether you have a standard vehicle or a modified car, your insurance won’t go up as quickly as car owners who have to tow their vehicle on a regular basis.</p> <h3 dir='ltr'>time for other things</h3> <p dir='ltr'>routine maintenance can help you save time. ever sat around in the lobby of your local repair place, waiting to hear bad news about your car? or sat around waiting for the dreaded phone call to learn why your vehicle isn’t running?</p> <p dir='ltr'>regular maintenance like oil changes can help save time - and maybe your nerves. a well-maintained car spends less time in the shop on average because it doesn’t need to be torn down, then parts ordered, and parts replaced - all of which take time. you’ll also spend less time contemplating what do to with your car when the repair bills run high.</p> <h3 dir='ltr'>smooth performance</h3> <p dir='ltr'>over time, you’ll slowly start to notice your car behaving strangely without regular maintenance. an old, ill-maintained battery will have a harder time starting in extreme cold or heat. old, worn spark plugs can make an engine run rough. your brake pads are designed to make a squeal noise when they are too worn - and you don’t want to hear it!</p> <p dir='ltr'>having smooth performance in any car, including your vintage car, makes your vehicle more predictable, too. do you know if your vehicle can reliably stop in traffic when the light turns yellow? do you have the power to easily pass a slow mover on the highway? regular maintenance makes your vehicle act more as it should.</p> <p dir='ltr'>this is especially important for modified cars. if you changed your vehicle’s engine performance, or suspension and tires, make sure to get the vehicle maintained often to ensure you aren’t prematurely wearing parts that make your modifications less effective.</p> <h3 dir='ltr'>prevent warning lights</h3> <p dir='ltr'>nobody likes the piercing glow of the check engine light. for those unfamiliar with code readers, it’s a mystery - and a hope that your vehicle doesn’t break down soon.</p> <p dir='ltr'>regular maintenance on any vehicle will help prevent your dashboard from lighting up like a christmas tree. </p> <h3 dir='ltr'>for safety’s sake</h3> <p dir='ltr'>sudden breakdowns are bad. having your car fall apart or not be able to stop is also quite dangerous, especially in traffic or in remote areas.</p> <p dir='ltr'>a well-maintained vehicle is much safer. auto shops typically offer a free inspection with the vehicle and have trained eyes to notice potential issues with your vehicle’s future safety.</p> <h3 dir='ltr'>resale value</h3> <p dir='ltr'>whether you have a collectible car or a more modern, less rare vehicle, the resale value is affected by your maintenance. keeping records on hand of your consistent oil changes and the money spent on replacing and inspecting parts as needed is really helpful in getting a better offer when the time comes to sell.</p> <p dir='ltr'>when selling privately or trading into a dealer, the buyer will have more confidence in your vehicle when seeing that it was maintained regularly and drives as it does.</p> <p dir='ltr'>keeping the vehicle interior clean is also huge when selling your car. buyers don’t want a car that smells like fast food, or that has stains, rips, or tears in the seats.</p> <h2 dir='ltr'>between maintenance trips</h2> <p dir='ltr'>there are some basic things you can do between oil changes and regular maintenance to ensure that your vehicle stays in top shape.</p> <ul> <li dir='ltr'> <p dir='ltr'>check where you park for leaking fluids. some leaks are slow and build up over time, but they are still important. when backing out, look at the pavement for any wet spots on a dry day, or any unusual colors. your vehicle has many fluids from the transmission to coolant and brakes - and it’s supposed to stay in the vehicle!</p> </li> <li dir='ltr'> <p dir='ltr'>if your vehicle has a battery meter or a hard time starting, have it inspected or replaced</p> </li> <li dir='ltr'> <p dir='ltr'>your vehicle’s windshield needs good wiper blades for your safety and to keep the wipes from scratching the glass. the good news is that they are fairly inexpensive and many auto owners could replace them in their own driveway for free.</p> </li> </ul> <h2 dir='ltr'>consult your manual</h2> <p dir='ltr'>your manufacturer knows your vehicle the best, unless you have a modified car. the manual can readily tell you when the vehicle should have the tires rotated, belts replaced, and the transmission flushed based on how they built it. </p> <p dir='ltr'>follow the manual and keep your eyes open for other issues. have a classic or antique vehicle? a fellow vehicle enthusiast probably has a digital version of your manual online somewhere if yours is no longer available.</p> <h2 dir='ltr'>conclusion</h2> <p dir='ltr'>keeping a vehicle in top shape is a priority for your safety and your wallet. regular maintenance is much less expensive than emergency maintenance with many parts and lots of labor costs at the shop. you’ll be glad you did!</p> Misc Wed, 24 Nov 2021 00:00:00 -0800 http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2021/11/the-importance-of-routine-car-maintenance 7 of the Best Classic Cars for Restoration http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2016/7/7-of-the-Best-Classic-Cars-for-Restoration <p>there are endless choices for car restoration projects. there are muscle cars from the sixties and seventies, and many cool cruisers for a hands-on car enthusiast; but when car purchase price and parts availability, along with the restored value and <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/'>classic car insurance</a> cost affect a buyer's decision, some cars are not worth "their weight in gold" restored.</p> <p>what cars are worth restoring?</p> <p>we have scoured the internet and collected 7 of the best <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/restoring-your-classic-car.cfm'>classic cars to restore</a>.</p> <p><strong>1971 - '72 pontiac gtos</strong> the gto, especially one with a ram air-spec v-8 and tri-power, is one of the most sought after muscle cars, but can be beyond the average person's budget. however, the dream to own a car with those three little letters on the grill is still reachable with 1971 and 1972 models.</p> <p>the 1971 - '72 models are a reshaped extension of the 1968's a-body's bowed style. aside from changes, they still have that muscle car appeal look of the gto.</p> <p>there are countless reproduced body and trim parts available, and many go-fast goodies to choose from for optimum performance. the usa is filled with gto enthusiast fans, and for factory correct well-restored cars, the value will always be on the rise.</p> <p><strong>1964 -'68 ford mustangs</strong> the ideal restoration project for first-timers, ford mustang's 1964 - '68 models have practically every part needed available and are easy to get ahold of from websites or catalogs; it is actually possible there is no part that has not been reproduced, or accessories that cannot been found from dozens of supply companies. another great thing about the mustang is the club support and internet forums out there, with experts just a click away. fastbacks, convertibles and original v8 restoration projects are easily found, and a restored mustang just about sells itself.</p> <p><strong>1967 - '69 chevrolet camaros</strong> for these chevrolet camaro models, just like the mustang, they have everything needed to restore it to its prime with all brand new parts. the demand for these cars is huge and you cannot go wrong with rebuilding one. the best part of these cars, however, is they are reliable, can be tweaked for performance power and they are fun to drive; not to mention part availability (new 1969 camaro bodies included) and that parts are interchangeable with other chevys, makes it a breeze.</p> <p><strong>1970 - '73 pontiac firebirds</strong> just like the camaro, firebirds - early generation - have made their mark as highly sought after muscle cars; soaring first generations of the f-bodies are to thank for this. the most desired high-performance trans am and formulas, when they can be found at a good price, make these the models to buy due to restoration ease and their resell value when restored to factory specs.</p> <p><strong>1972 - '73 dodge challengers</strong> the 1972 - '73 dodge challengers' rebuild parts continues to grow making the rustiest project salvageable and the mopar fanatic's dream car a reality. these later models are equipped with a small-block v8 and are the most reasonably priced, and easiest to find; but be aware, when high demanded e-bodies hit the market they go fast. another important thing to remember is collectors will want a restoration to exact factory original standards.</p> <p><strong>1964 - '65 ford falcons</strong> the ford falcon 1964 - '65's, inner structure is all mustang making suspension and brake parts pretty much the same. many falcons were built, so they are easy to find as well as many reproductions of interior, body and trim parts, and parts to tweak power performance are very available making this an easy car restoration project for unexperienced first-timers. hardtops and convertibles, specifically gt versions, will return the most money on an investment.</p> <p><strong>1978 - '82 corvettes</strong> the late seventies fastback is one of the best-styled corvettes. its aggressive, forceful lines always make a splash, and with so many being built, it is easy to find one for under $10,000 in good running condition. there are tons of corvette specialists around selling just about every part needed; including parts for high performance speed and even reproduced parts.</p> <p>backed by specialists and strong club support makes restoration to factory original specs easy. so, which of the 7 best classic cars to restore is for you; the forceful, aggressive lines of a seventies fastback corvette, or the mustang's muscle? no matter which classic car restoration is your dream, the perfect project is out there waiting on you. it is important to have good <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/' title='collector car insurance'>collector car insurance</a> for your antique vehicle in order to protect it from the many dangers you can encounter on the road.</p> Misc Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:25:00 -0800 http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2016/7/7-of-the-Best-Classic-Cars-for-Restoration State DMV Web Sites http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2014/8/STATEDMVSITES <p>this list isn't finished but it will be in the not-so-distant future. in any event its complete enough to be useful to the majority of folks in the u.s. so here it is, with updates to follow.</p> <div class='main'> <div class='header'>statedmvsites</div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/alabama.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/alaska.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>alabama</div> <div class='text'>alaska</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/arkansas.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/california.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>arkansas</div> <div class='text'>california</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/colorado.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/connecticut.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>colorado</div> <div class='text'>connecticut</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/delaware.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/florida.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>delaware</div> <div class='text'>florida</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/georgia.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/hawaii.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>georgia</div> <div class='text'>hawaii</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/idaho.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/indiana.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>idaho</div> <div class='text'>indiana</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/kansas.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/louisiana.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>kansas</div> <div class='text'>louisiana</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/maine.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/maryland.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>maine</div> <div class='text'>maryland</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/michigan.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/minnesota.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>michigan</div> <div class='text'>minnesota</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/missouri.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/montana.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>missouri</div> <div class='text'>montana</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/nebraska.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/nevada.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>nebraska</div> <div class='text'>nevada</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/new jersey.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/new mexico.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>new jersey</div> <div class='text'>new mexico</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> </div> Misc Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:36:00 -0800 http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2014/8/STATEDMVSITES Antique, Classic, Vintage, and Muscle Car Clubs http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2014/7/antique-Classic-Vintage-and-Muscle-Car-Clubs <p><img alt='classic car clubs' src='https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/pca_logo.png' style='height:581px; width:581px' /><br /> image credit: <a href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/porsche_club_of_america#/media/file:pca_logo.png'>wikimedia commons</a>/ <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/1.0' rel='noopener' target='_blank'>cc by 1.0</a></p> <p><a href='http://www.antiquecarclub.org/'><strong>antique car club</strong></a><strong> - </strong>big bear lake antique car club is a nonprofit organization promoting a common interest in antique cars. this is the official site.</p> <p><a href='http://www.socalccca.org/'><strong>socalccca</strong></a><strong> - </strong>classic car club of southern california</p> <p><a href='http://www.newenglandautoshows.com/auto-and-car-club-listing/'><strong>new england auto shows</strong></a><strong> - </strong>below is a listing of auto and car clubs that are located throughout the new england area ‘  ‘  not seeing your car club listed here? hit us up on the contact page and let us know! we'll be glad to add your club! and remember to let us know about your club's car shows, cruizes, and</p> <p><a href='http://www.themncec.org/minnesotacargrouplist'><strong>the minnesota car enthusiast club</strong></a><strong> - </strong>minnesota car group list ‘€” the minnesota car enthusiast club</p> <p><a href='http://www.goldenstateclassics.org/'><strong>golden state classics</strong></a><strong> - </strong>golden state classics is a classic car club that presents a cruise and car show in paso robles, california. we also have monthly car cruises all over the central coast.</p> <p><a href='http://deadmanscurveusa.com/'><strong>dead mans curve, llc</strong></a><strong> - </strong>whether you own a classic car or just enjoy them, dead mans curve, llc has the club events and car shows you're looking for! contact us today to learn more!</p> <p><a href='http://www.vscca.org/'><strong>vscca</strong></a><strong> - </strong>vscca | the vintage sports car club of america facebook instagram vimeo youtube</p> <p><a href='http://www.vintagevehiclesofsuncity.com/'><strong>vintage vehicles of sun city</strong></a><strong> - </strong>vintage vehicles of sun city  a restoration and social club</p> <p><a href='http://www.chryslerclub.org/'><strong>chrysler club</strong></a><strong> - </strong>the wpc club, chrysler products restorer's club - the largest worldwide club devoted to the preservation, restoration and enjoyment of all chrysler procuts</p> <p><a href='http://www.classicandsportscar.com/clubs-listings'><strong>classic and sports car</strong></a><strong> - </strong>find a classic car club near you to discuss all things related to vintage cars. classic car clubs can be an introduction to the lifestyle as you share advice and stories.</p> <p><a href='http://www.businessinsider.com/how-classic-car-club-of-manhattan-works-2016-2'><strong>business insider</strong></a><strong> - </strong>it's like almost nothing else in the world.</p> <p><a href='http://throttlecarclub.com/'><strong>throttle car club</strong></a><strong> - </strong>throttle car club is a car club in scarborough, me. become a member today or call to learn more about our auto detailing, brokering, and storage services.</p> <p><a href='http://classiccarclub.com/'><strong>classic car club</strong></a><strong> - </strong>classic car club</p> <p><a href='http://www.socalcarculture.com/clubs.html'><strong>socal car culture</strong></a><strong> - </strong>a listing of car clubs in southern california with a website</p> <p><a href='http://thevintagecarclub.com/'><strong>the vintage car club</strong></a><strong> - </strong>home - the vintage car club</p> <p><a href='http://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/the-classic/car-clubs'><strong>silverstone chevrons</strong></a><strong> - </strong>the cars are the stars at the classic and each year, over one hundred different car clubs join us. find out more about the event here!</p> <p><a href='http://www.ctccc.net/'><strong>the connecticut council of car clubs</strong></a><strong> - </strong>the ct council of car clubs acts in the best interest of antique, classic and special interest car hobbyists. cruise-ins, car shows, and more.</p> <p><a href='http://www.valleycollectorcarclub.org/'><strong>valley collector car club</strong></a><strong> - </strong>valley collector car club - home</p> <p><a href='http://www.beverlyhillscarclub.com/'><strong>beverly hills car club</strong></a><strong> - </strong>looking to buy or sell classic cars and collector autos? learn more at beverly hills car club, a top vintage and classic vehicles dealer.</p> <p><a href='http://www.classiczcars.com/'><strong>classic zcar</strong></a><strong> - </strong>this is a club dedicated to the early datsun zcar 240z, 260z, 280z, 280zx, and 300zx.</p> <p><a href='http://carcollectorsclub.com/'><strong>car collectors club</strong></a><strong> - </strong>home - car collectors club</p> <p><a href='http://www.fbhvc.co.uk/'><strong>federation of british historic vehicle clubs</strong></a><strong> - </strong>the federation of british historic vehicle clubs established at a public meeting held at the royal automobile club in pall mall on 23 j...</p> <p><a href='http://classiccarclubmanhattan.com/'><strong>classic car club manhattan</strong></a><strong> - </strong>the world famous private club that gives its members the keys to a fleet of the most amazing cars ever built, from ferraris and aston martins to american muscle and modern racers.</p> <p><a href='http://www.classiccarclub.org/'><strong>classic car club</strong></a><strong> - </strong>classic car club of america</p> <p><a href='http://chicagocarclub.com/'><strong>chicago car club</strong></a> - looking for a classic car buyer? chicago car club wants to buy your classic ride today. learn about our process & how you can sell your car today. contact us</p> <p><a href='http://vtauto.org/'><strong>vermont auto enthusiasts</strong></a><strong> - </strong>vermont automobile enthusiasts classic and antique car club - vermont auto enthusiasts</p> <p><a href='file:///c:\users\kingdel\appdata\local\temp\the%20vintage%20motor%20car%20club%20of%20america'><strong>vmcca</strong></a><strong> - </strong>vmcca, the vintage motor car club of america. established in 1938, the club devoted to touring and preserving vintage cars.</p> <p><a href='http://www.classiccardatabase.com/clubs.php'><strong>classic car database</strong></a><strong> - </strong>list of classic cars, antique cars, vintage cars and muscle cars clubs and organizations.</p> <p><a href='http://journal.classiccars.com/2021/03/01/car-club-directory/'><strong>classiccars.com journal</strong></a><strong> - </strong>as we wrap up our car club series, we’ve gathered a list of the national clubs to help you find a community of like-minded collector car enthusiasts.</p> <p><a href='http://msclassiccruisers.com/'><strong>mississippi classic cruisers</strong></a><strong> - </strong>be a part of the most active classic car club in mississippi.</p> <p><a href='http://www.sciway.net/org/sc-car-clubs.html'><strong>south carolina car clubs</strong></a><strong> - </strong>find sc car clubs in this helpful guide from sciway, south carolina's front door.</p> <p><a href='http://www.stlcars.com/car-shows/index.php?image=76'><strong>stlcars</strong></a><strong> - </strong>car clubs and events calender | stlcars.com</p> <p><a href='http://www.aaca.org/community/regions-a-chapters.html'><strong>antique automobile club of america</strong></a><strong> - </strong>the antique automobile club of america.</p> <p><a href='http://hiconsumption.com/best-car-clubs-in-the-world/'><strong>hi consumption</strong></a><strong> - </strong>the 8 most exclusive car clubs in the world | hi consumption</p> <p><strong>disclaimer: by providing links to other sites, <em>leland west</em> does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available on these sites.</strong></p> Misc Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:02:00 -0800 http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2014/7/antique-Classic-Vintage-and-Muscle-Car-Clubs Knowledge is Insurance: Tips for Buying a Classic Car at Auction http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2014/7/Knowledge-is-Insurance-Tips-for-Buying-a-Classic-Car-at-Auction <p>classic car buyers who have been to many different auctions know all the tips and tricks, which means they'll be the ones walking away with the coolest cars without spending a huge amount of money. if you want to compete with them, you'll need to learn and use some of these various tips for buying a classic car at auction.</p> <p><img alt='classic car insurance' src='https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1023/1176910360_de3d34ff43_n.jpg' style='float:left; margin:20px; padding:10px' /></p> <ul> <li>cars sell on visual inspection alone, so be certain to look the vehicle over completely. watch for signs of repair or for areas that look like they may have been quickly covered. do more than just look, too. sniff the carpet if it looks moldy and touch an area that appears to be rough. don't bid on the vehicle if anything looks off.</li> <li>if you do decide to buy a classic car that might need a little work, be honest with yourself. don't buy it if you know it's going to cost more to repair it than you can afford or if you know you may not have the technical expertise to fix it. also remember to factor in the cost of car <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/are-modifications-covered-by-my-car-insurance.cfm'>insurance for custom cars</a> into your repair budget.</li> <li>assume the worst. always expect <a href='http://www.caranddriver.com/features/how-to-buy-a-car-at-auction-feature'>vehicles sold at auctions</a> to have been touched up, polished, or even quickly patched up just to get them to the auction. assume every car is going to need something done to it.</li> <li>check the transmission and oil dipsticks. cars that have been well-maintained will have clear, clean dipsticks.</li> <li>do research before going to auction. in many cases, you can find a list of the cars being auctioned off online before the auction starts. do some research on any of the vehicles you might want to bid on, including getting an idea of their value. if you're not certain of the value or if the bidding goes above it, walk away. make use of your smart phone, too, to look up information during the auction itself.</li> <li>check the vehicle's vin. look at the vin on the windshield, then compare it to any other place where the vin might be listed, like on the door or the trunk lid. if you see any vins that don't match up, it means that the car has been rebuilt.</li> <li>watch other bidders and see what vehicles they're going after. if you see a bidder who keeps bidding and then dropping out, he might be trying to drive the price up. if you attend a number of auctions, you'll start to know the regulars and the types of cars they go after.</li> <li>above all, remember your budget. most people don't think about spending more than the cost of the car, but you always need to factor in paying for anything that might need fixing, the cost of <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/stated-value-vs-agreed-value-classic-car-insurance.cfm'>car insurance for classic car</a>, and more.</li> </ul> <p>  these are just a few different tips to keep in mind if you're going to buy a classic car at an auction. remember to always think before you bid and don't get caught up in the excitement of a bidding war.</p> Misc Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:45:00 -0800 http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2014/7/Knowledge-is-Insurance-Tips-for-Buying-a-Classic-Car-at-Auction List of Price Guides http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2014/7/List-of Price-Guides <div class='main'> <div class='header'>list of price guides</div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/nadaguides.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/kbb.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>http://www.nadaguides.com</div> <div class='text'>http://www.kbb.com/</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/edmunds.jpg' style='height:138px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/truecar.jpg' style='height:138px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>http://www.edmunds.com</div> <div class='text'>copart usa</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/motortrend.jpg' style='height:138px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/cars.jpg' style='height:138px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>http://www.motortrend.com</div> <div class='text'>http://www.cars.com/guides/</div> <div class='dt'> </div> </div> Misc Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:18:00 -0800 http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2014/7/List-of Price-Guides Car shows http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2014/7/Car-shows <div class='main'> <div class='header'>car shows</div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/alabama international auto show.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/amelia island concours d' /></div> <div class='text'>alabama international auto show</div> <div class='text'>amelia island concours d'elegance</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/chicago auto show.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/consumer electronics show.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>chicago auto show</div> <div class='text'>consumer electronics show</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/greater los angeles auto show.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/houston auto show.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>greater los angeles auto show</div> <div class='text'>houston auto show</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/motorama (defunct).jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/new england summer nationals.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>motorama (defunct)</div> <div class='text'>new england summer nationals</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/new york international auto show.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/north american internationalautoshow.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>new york international auto show</div> <div class='text'>north american autoshow</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/orange county auto show,.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/philadelphia international auto show.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>orange county auto show</div> <div class='text'>philadelphia international auto show</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/pikes peak international hill climb.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/portland international auto show.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>pikes peak international hill climb</div> <div class='text'>portland international auto show</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/rolex monterey motorsports reunion.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/alon-international.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>rolex monterey motorsports reunion</div> <div class='text'>alon international del?auto de montr�al</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/scarsdale concours d' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/sema show.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>scarsdale concours d'elegance</div> <div class='text'>sema show</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/state fair of texas.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/waldorf-astoria, new york city.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>state fair of texas</div> <div class='text'>waldorf-astoria, new york city</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/washington auto show.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/woodward dream cruise.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>washington auto show</div> <div class='text'>woodward dream cruise</div> </div> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Misc Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:23:00 -0800 http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2014/7/Car-shows Auto Auctions and car magazines http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2014/7/Auto-Auctions-and-car-magazines <div class='main'> <div class='header'>auto auctions</div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/mecum.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/iaa.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>mecum</div> <div class='text'>iaa</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/barrett-jackson.jpg' style='height:138px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/copart usa.jpg' style='height:138px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>barrett-jackson</div> <div class='text'>copart usa</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/manheim.jpg' style='height:138px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/america.jpg' style='height:138px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>manheim</div> <div class='text'>america</div> <div class='header' style='height:100px;'>car magazines</div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/autoweek.jpg' style='height:138px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/hot rod.jpg' style='height:138px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>autoweek</div> <div class='text'>hot rod</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/motor trend.jpg' style='height:138px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/car and driver.jpg' style='height:138px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>motor trend</div> <div class='text'>car and driver</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/road and trackautomobile mag.jpg' style='height:138px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/old cars weekly.jpg' style='height:138px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>road and trackautomobile mag</div> <div class='text'>old cars weekly</div> </div> Misc Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:02:00 -0800 http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2014/7/Auto-Auctions-and-car-magazines United States Car Manufacturers http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2014/7/united-states-car-manufacturers <div class='main'> <div class='header'>united states car manufacturers</div> <div class='dtf'>current</div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/buick.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/bxr.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>buick</div> <div class='text'>bxr</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/cadillac.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/callaway.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>cadillac</div> <div class='text'>callaway</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/chevrolet.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/chrysler.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>chevrolet</div> <div class='text'>chrysler</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/delorean.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/detroit electric.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>delorean</div> <div class='text'>detroit electric</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dodge.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/e-z-go.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>dodge</div> <div class='text'>e-z-go</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/falcon.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/fisker.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>falcon</div> <div class='text'>fisker</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/ford.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/gem.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>ford</div> <div class='text'>gem</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/gmc.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/henessey.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>gmc</div> <div class='text'>henessey</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/lucra.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/jeep.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>lucra</div> <div class='text'>jeep</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/lincoln.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/navistar.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>lincoln</div> <div class='text'>navistar</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/panoz.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/ram.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>panoz</div> <div class='text'>ram</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/rossion.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/saleen.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>rossion</div> <div class='text'>saleen</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/ssc.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/tesla.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>ssc</div> <div class='text'>tesla</div> <div class='dtf'>defunct</div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/adams-farwell.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/amc.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>adams-farwell</div> <div class='text'>amc</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/apollo.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/arrow.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>apollo</div> <div class='text'>arrow</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/auburn.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/bates.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>auburn</div> <div class='text'>bates</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/cord.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/crosley.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>cord</div> <div class='text'>crosley</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/falcon.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/davis.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>falcon</div> <div class='text'>davis</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/duesenberg.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/eagle.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>duesenberg</div> <div class='text'>eagle</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/edsel.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/essex.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>edsel</div> <div class='text'>essex</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/frazer.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/geo.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>frazer</div> <div class='text'>geo</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/willys.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/graham-paige.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>willys</div> <div class='text'>graham-paige</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/hummer.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/hupmobile.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>hummer</div> <div class='text'>hupmobile</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/jeffery.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/kaiser.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>jeffery</div> <div class='text'>kaiser</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/kissel.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/laforza.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>kissel</div> <div class='text'>laforza</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/lasalle.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/locomobile.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>lasalle</div> <div class='text'>locomobile</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/marmon.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/mercury.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>marmon</div> <div class='text'>mercury</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/nash.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/oldsmobile.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>nash</div> <div class='text'>oldsmobile</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/overland.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/packard.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>overland</div> <div class='text'>packard</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/pierce-arrow.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/plymouth.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>pierce-arrow</div> <div class='text'>plymouth</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/pontiac.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/rambler.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>pontiac</div> <div class='text'>rambler</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/regal.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/reo.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>regal</div> <div class='text'>reo</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/saturn.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/stanley.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='text'>saturn</div> <div class='text'>stanley</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/sterling.jpg' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/studebaker.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>sterling</div> <div class='text'>studebaker</div> <div class='dt'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/dt.jpg' style='height:11px; width:600px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/tucker.jpg' style='height:150px; width:300px' /></div> <div class='image'><img src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/images/th!nk.jpg' /></div> <div class='text'>tucker</div> <div class='text'>th!nk</div> </div> Misc Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:56:00 -0800 http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2014/7/united-states-car-manufacturers The Classic Car Industry and Hurricane Sandy http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2013/12/the-classic-car-industry-and-hurricane-sandy <p>one thing few people really thought about when <a href='http://www.njbiz.com/article/20131028/njbiz01/310259991/how-sandy-wrecked-the-classic-car-industry'>hurricane sandy</a> hit was all of the lost vehicles. people were concerned for their homes and their property, which did include their cars, but mostly they were worried about not having a place to live. cars were secondary, especially classic cars. but for those who lost their beloved classic cars, the hurricane took more than just their form of transportation. it took something they loved. it was especially horrible for those without <a href='http://doi.wyo.gov/'>collector car insurance</a> since they may not have received any form of compensation for their loss.</p> <p>it can't <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/restoring-your-classic-car.cfm'>restore classic cars</a>.</p> <p><img alt='hurricane sandy flooding crisfield md' src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/blog/hurricane_sandy_flooding_crisfield_md.jpg' /></p> <p><strong>the damage to the industry</strong></p> <p>but there was more than just a few classic cars damaged here and there. now one year after the hurricane hit, industry analysts are saying that the hurricane was the worst disaster to hit the classic car industry ever. it was more than just the cars that were damaged by the storm itself. the hurricane kicked up a lot of salt water and other minerals that reached cars that weren't damaged by the hurricane. this salt is highly corrosive to cars, and it did just as much damage as the storm. add that to the fact that the areas affected by sandy were home to more classic cars than any other region in the u.s. and you have a major loss for the industry as a whole.</p> <p><strong>the impact on insurance</strong></p> <p>while some owners didn't have <a href='http://www.bankrate.com/finance/insurance/car-insurance-when-not-to-skimp.aspx#slide=1'>classic insurance</a> for their cars, many others did. this led to millions of dollars in payouts from insurance companies. while that's great for the owners, it means that some premiums may have to increase to cover these expenses. of course, those who lost their classic cars may not need to purchase <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/stated-value-vs-agreed-value-classic-car-insurance.cfm'>collector car insurance</a> again any time soon since they will have to first buy a new car. this could mean even more trouble for insurance companies that insure classics.</p> <p><strong>the impact on owners</strong></p> <p>car enthusiasts who lost their vehicles may be even more upset about it than they were losing their homes. many took years to find the perfect classic car and then spent more years repairing and restoring it. they've lost something that meant a lot to them, and now they have to start all over. yes, they have the money from their <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/'>vintage car insurance</a> policy, but they may not be able to easily find another car like they had. some may not even want another car--the make and model of their vehicle had a special meaning to them.</p> <p><strong>the impact on the industry</strong></p> <p>the loss of so many classic vehicles was a blow to the industry, especially if those vehicles were rare or one of a kind. while <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/'>collector car insurance</a> can soften the financial impact on collectors, it can't restore the destroyed cars. this means some of these rare treasures are lost forever. however, many classic car collectors in the area say they plan on getting back into collecting or are going to start looking for a replacement car. of course, you can bet they will all have<a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/'> car insurance-old car</a> policies.</p> Misc Tue, 10 Dec 2013 04:40:00 -0800 http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2013/12/the-classic-car-industry-and-hurricane-sandy Signs that your Beloved Classic Car is Dead http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2013/12/signs-that-your-beloved-classic-car-is-dead <p>no matter how much you try to resuscitate it, sometimes you have to admit that your classic car is dead. it's a sad day when you have to do this, but it's not always possible to safe your beloved vehicle. this may be true of a junker you bought thinking you could repair it, or it might be true of one of the classic cars you purchased at an auction and painstakingly restored only for something horrible to happen. no matter what, you can only hope your <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/'>vintage car insurance</a> will cover it. if you're wondering if your classic car is reaching the end of its life, here are a few signs to look for.</p> <p><img alt='classic car insurance' src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/blog/classic-car-is-dead.jpg' style='float:left; margin-right:15px' /></p> <ul> <li>you go to buy parts for the car and are told that they've been discontinued. this makes it difficult to find what you need to keep your baby running. while it's not an immediate problem, over time, the lack of easy-to-get parts will become an issue. eventually, you won't be able to find brand new parts.</li> <li>eventually, you might replace the entirety of the vehicle. when this happens, you've got to realize that your classic car is gone--you've got something that looks just like it, but it's brand new! one of the biggest reasons this happens is damage to the frame or undercarriage. these types of major repairs can be done, especially if your classic car insurance pays for it, but they might mean your classic car isn't quite as classic as it looks.</li> <li>rust can be another classic car killer. in some cases, you almost have to simply replace the panel, which goes back to the point above. while you may be able to find some replacement parts from other damaged vehicles, you can't count on it.</li> <li>another issue you might come up against is the need for specific tools for your make and model. some of these tools are rare, leaving car collectors to try to create something that does the job. these makeshift tools may actually damage the car, though, and that type of damage isn't usually covered by insurance.</li> <li>just like parts, your tires may also be discontinued. if you can't get the right wheels or tires for your car, you may not be able to drive it any longer. your other option would be to use different wheels, which means the car won't be 100 percent classic.</li> <li>gas may be an issue is older vehicles, especially as more and more places start offering fuel with ethanol in it. <a href='http://laverne.edu/laverne-magazine/tag/classic-cars/' title='classic cars'>classic cars</a> can't handle this type of fuel. make certain you put the correct gas in your vehicle, or you'll ruin the engine. car insurance won't help you if you've done the damage yourself.</li> <li>the cost of car insurance itself can also indicate when your classic car should be retired. in this case, it's more of an indication of which your budget can no longer cover the cost of your vehicle. many of the <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/instant-quote/begin-here.cfm' title='classic insurance'>classic insurance</a> policies are costly. of course, to not have one of these policies invites disaster. your classic car is an investment, after all, and must be protected.</li> </ul> Misc Mon, 9 Dec 2013 22:36:00 -0800 http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2013/12/signs-that-your-beloved-classic-car-is-dead Investing in a Classic Car http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2013/12/investing-in-a-classic-car <p>buying a classic car is more than just another purchase. it's more than buying another car, especially since it most likely won't be your main form of transportation. what is it is an investment. it's something that is worth money, unlike your other modern cars that actually lose value the moment you drive them off the lot. classic cars only get better with age, especially if you maintain them. for that reason, you want to treat them more like a collectible and less like another car. that means you'll want to do things like getting special collector car insurance and make certain they're protected from storms and other damage. but before you jump into the car collecting industry, here are a few things you should keep in mind. for example, if you are looking for classic car insurance the policies aren't cheap.</p> <p><img alt='classic car insurance' src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/blog/classic-car.jpg' style='float:left; margin-right:15px' /></p> <p><strong>keep your investment realistic</strong></p> <p>sure, many classic car collectors are out to own the car of their dreams, but that vehicle may be much too expensive. that's why many start out purchasing classic cars that are on the cheaper end of the scale, especially ones that need a little repair. once they've restored the cars, they can resell them for more money which they can then reinvest in a more expensive car until they can purchase their dream vehicle. of course, collectors will always want to be certain to have <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/'>classic insurance</a> on their vehicles so if something does go wrong, their investment will be covered.</p> <p><strong>other costs</strong></p> <p>but there's more to investing in a classic car than just the upfront cost of the vehicle. you also have to make certain you have enough money to cover the storage of the car and the repairs it may need. you'll have to pay for gas and parts throughout the years you have it, and you'll have to pay your classic car insurance premiums. when you sell a classic car, there are also costs like the commission the auction services get, the cost of entering an item in the auction, and the transportation of the vehicle to the auction site. this can all add up very quickly. on the other side of the auction service, buyers have to pay a buyer's premium and transportation costs in addition to what the car actually cost. oh, and then there are taxes on top of everything else. it can be difficult to make any sort of profit out of a classic car.</p> <p><strong>do your research</strong></p> <p>before you decide you want to get into investing in classic cars, do your research. look up the value of the cars you're interested in online. look for quotes on antique car insurance, and learn about auction fees and what kinds of taxes are leveled against classic cars. you might want to consult with your <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/why-use-an-independent-insurance-agent.cfm'>independent car insurance agent</a> about the basics of vintage car insurance. understanding the values of cars and how much you'll have to spend on the other services related to your cars is vital before you start investing. otherwise, you may discover that you're in way over your head.</p> Misc Mon, 9 Dec 2013 22:27:00 -0800 http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2013/12/investing-in-a-classic-car How Hobbyists Choose an Old Car to buy http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2013/10/How-Hobbyists-Choose-an-Old-Car-to-buy <p>do you want to purchase a classic car but aren't sure exactly how? there are a number of different things to look for. in fact, before you even start looking for an old car to purchase, there are a few things you should do, including looking into classic car insurance.</p> <p><img alt='classic car insurance' src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/blog/images/modern-car.jpg' /></p> <p><strong>read up on classic cars</strong></p> <p>one of the most important things to do when buying an old car is to know what you want. to that end, you should read classic car magazines and do some research online. this will give you an idea of what type of classic car you want and how much you may need to spend on it. you might also want to join a local classic car club. while reading about cars is one thing, it's another to be able to look at them and discuss them with their owners. these local experts may also be able to answer some of your questions that online resources or magazines can't. there are also national car clubs that focus on specific brands. for example, there are chevrolet or mustang car clubs. there are also more generic clubs such as the antique automobile club of america that can give you a lot of information.</p> <p><strong>look at your purchase objectively</strong></p> <p>when buying an antique car, a lot of people do so on a whim. they see a car that reminds them of the one they used to drive when they were young, and so they snatch it up. but often, this means they don't really look at the car's problems. that's why you should do your best to remove emotion from your purchase. take a look at the car objectively and decide if it's really worth the money or not.</p> <p><strong>take a hard look at your budget</strong></p> <p>before you can choose an old car, you have to know how much you can actually afford. remember that buying an older car has more expenses than the initial cost. you may also have to pay for classic cars restoration and repairs, and you'll need to buy the proper auto insurance. this may cost you more than you might think, so be sure you factor it into your costs. do you have the time to fix up your car? it may take a lot of time and money, so be sure you have plenty of both.</p> <p><strong>find a reputable seller</strong></p> <p>make certain you purchase your car from someone who has taken care of it and is upfront about its issues, if it has any. if the seller is a classic car enthusiast, you will know you're getting a car that's in good shape, but the seller will also know what it's worth and charge accordingly. if you buy from someone who doesn't know classic cars, you might get a better price, but the car may be in terrible shape.</p> <p><strong>talk it over</strong></p> <p>finally, if you're married or have a significant other, don't make the purchase alone. be sure to talk it over so you both understand the financial obligations you're making. you may also need to decide if the collector car insurance will be in both of your names or just in yours.</p> <h2>antique auto insurance</h2> <p>not all older vehicles meet the conditions for <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/eligibility/classic-and-antique-car-insurance.cfm'>antique auto insurance. </a>there are a number of conditions your vehicle must meet to be covered with specific insurance suited to the requirements of an antique. on top of that, they often <a href='https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/vehicles/#insurance.asp'>vary from state to state</a>. here at leland west, however, we’ve been providing classic auto insurance for 25 years and can give you expert advice on antique auto insurance.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>popular questions:</strong><br /> <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/listing.asp?2019/9/how-to-find-the-best-classic-car-insurance'>who is the best classic car insurance?</a><br /> <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/listing.asp?2017/7/what-is-classic-car-insurance-and-how-does-it-work'>how does classic car insurance work?​</a></p> Misc Thu, 24 Oct 2013 06:13:00 -0800 http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2013/10/How-Hobbyists-Choose-an-Old-Car-to-buy Best Classic Cars for Flipping http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2013/10/Best-Classic-Cars-for-Flipping <p>have you ever thought about flipping cars? flipping cars involves purchasing cars that are in need of repair or that are being sold for a very low amount and then selling them for a profit. however, not all cars can be flipped. some classic cars resell for more than others, so you want to be certain that you're investing in the right vehicles; and make sure you are protecting your investment with <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/eligibility/classic-and-antique-car-insurance.cfm'>antique car insurance</a>. here are a few of the best classic cars for flipping.</p> <h2>the 1965 corvette big block</h2> <p><img alt='classic car insurance' src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/blog/1965-corvette-big-block.jpg' style='float:left' /></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>this corvette can often be sold for twice what you put in it because of its history in races. many corvettes are worth money, so be sure to consider this before you pass on buying one. the 1965 flared fender corvette is <a href='http://www.hemmings.com/mus/stories/2011/02/01/hmn_feature6.html'>another good vehicle to flip. </a></p> <h2>chevrolet impala (multiple years)</h2> <p>the chevrolet impala line has been popular for years. the 1965 model was especially popular, and you can <a href='http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/na/chevrolet/1964_chevrolet/1964_chevrolet_full_line_brochure/1964%20chevrolet%20full-04-05.html'>flip one of these cars</a> pretty easily. another model that has become more popular lately is the 1967 impala. in addition to being popular among car fans, it's also become a sought-after classic car due to its appearance on the television show "supernatural," in which the main characters drive a 1967 chevrolet impala.</p> <h2>the 1931 ford model aa</h2> <p><img alt='classic car insurance' src='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/blog/1931-ford-model.jpg' style='float:left' /></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>if you come across any old ford for sale for a reasonable price, snatch it up. you can certainly resell it for a good amount of money, even if you need to put some work into it. of course, these older models are fairly rare, and even if you do find one for a low price, be ready to put some work into it.</p> <h2>some other cars can also make a profit</h2> <p>in addition to these vehicles, you can also make a profit flipping some other cars. in fact, if you find a classic car for very little, even if it's not one that you can resell for a lot, it may be worth buying because you can make a little bit of profit from it. in fact, selling these cars may be easier since more people will be able to afford them. just make certain that you have antique car insurance so that if something horrible happens, you won't lose your entire investment.</p> <h2>see what's popular</h2> <p>the market isn't always steady, so even while these may be great classic cars to flip now, they may not always be the highest sellers. to get an idea of what's selling, see which classic cars people are talking about. also keep an eye on what classic cars are being used in television and movies. fans of these movies and shows will often pay a lot of money to drive a car that looks just like the one their favorite fictional character drives.</p> <h2>keep your ears open</h2> <p>hear someone talking about a classic car they'd love to buy? it might be an indication of what's now popular. it could also give you the lead on a new customer, especially if you have or know where to get one of the cars he's talking about. again, it's all about keeping your finger on the pulse of the market and knowing which cars are best for flipping.</p> Misc Tue, 1 Oct 2013 10:53:00 -0800 http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2013/10/Best-Classic-Cars-for-Flipping Top 6 Celebrity Classic Car Collections That Are Too Cool http://www.lelandwest.com/listing.asp?2013/9/Celebrity-Classic-Car-Collections <p>there are a number of celebrities known for their classic car collections. some of them have large collections, while others have very selective yet impressive smaller collections. some of these celebrities occasionally display their collections, while others keep their cars sheltered in their garages to keep them safe. in fact, you can bet all of these celebrity collectors have car <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/'>insurance for classic car</a> to make certain their vehicles are protected. here are some of the most impressive celebrity classic car collections.</p> <h2>jay leno</h2> <p>one of the most well-known celebrity car collectors is talk show host jay leno. he has talked about his classic cars and even showed some of them on his show. leno has a huge collection of over 100 different classic cars. his collection includes a lamborghini countach, a bugatti veyron super sport, a mclaren f1, and more. he even has a few steam engines and some jet powered vehicles. leno's car collection doesn't sit and gather dust, either--he actually drives many of them.</p> <h2>jerry seinfeld</h2> <p>jerry seinfeld also has a collection of classic cars, although he <a href='http://www.businessinsider.com/the-top-five-car-collections-by-businessmen-in-the-usa-2011-2?op=1'>focuses his collection</a> on porsches. seinfeld loves the different porsche designs, and he owns a number of different models, including a 959, 1944 porsche 550 spyder, and a 964. his collection, which he didn't show off for years, has been appraised at about $15 million dollars. he keeps them stored in an aircraft hangar in california.</p> <h2>ralph lauren</h2> <p>clothing designer ralph lauren loves cars. in fact, he has said on several occasions that he sees top-end cars as more than just vehicles: he considers them works of art. he has collected a variety of different luxury vehicles, including the alfa romeo 8c 2900 mille miglia, the jaguar xk 120, and the mercedes-benz 300sl.</p> <h2>wyclef jean</h2> <p>while he doesn't have a huge collection, wyclef jean, former 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1927 bugatti t35, a 1962 ferrari 250 gto, and a number of others. if course, he does have some more current ones like the mclaren f1 gtr. according to those who know mason, he drives all of his cars at least once a year.</p> <h2>insurance on classic cars</h2> <p>anyone who owns a collectible vehicle knows that taking out <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/faq/index.cfm'>insurance on classic cars</a> is essential. but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. classic and collectible cars make up a fraction of all vehicles in the united states, which is why most big-name insurance providers aren’t set up to provide specific coverage. leland west specializes in insurance on classic cars because we know that collectibles require unique care and attention, not a catch-all policy.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>popular questions:</strong><br /> <a href='https://www.lelandwest.com/blog/listing.asp?2017/7/what-is-classic-car-insurance-and-how-does-it-work'>how does classic car insurance work?</a><br /> <a 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