1963 Galaxie 500 XL

1963 Galaxie 500 XL This stunning 1963 Galaxie 500 XL belongs to Gary and Kae Wise of Molalla, OR. Gary acquired his love of Fords at 20 years of age, when he started working for the Holman-Williams Ford Dealership in Molalla, OR. In 1960, Gary and his wife Kae bought their first Ford, a 1960 […]

Beating the Winter Blues

How does a car guy go about beating the winter blues? Well, old man winter has gripped the nation – in most parts of the country anyway. As I’m writing this, I’m reminded that I live in a pretty decent part of the USA, where winter is virtually non-existent. Central Florida can be downright nasty […]

The Next Generation

The Next Generation: No doubt about it, we’re all getting older. Sorry for the reminder, but it’s true. I’m 58 years old and hopefully still have many years ahead of me to enjoy this hobby, amongst other things! As the years roll on I wonder who’ll carry the “classic/muscle/hotrod” torch in my family. For me, […]

Do It Yourself?

Do It Yourself? What do you think? “Do I buy an old car and restore it myself, or pick a restored one and enjoy it right away?” I’ve taken part in conversations just like this, probably a dozen of them in the past year alone. Do we want to invest the time, money and energy […]

Racing Cops

Racing Cops Let’s talk about doing really, really stupid things. Like racing cops – ever done that? By accident I mean, of course. I’m not talking about squaring-off against a marked cruiser at a set of lights– that would just be suicide. I did however, put on an “exhibition of speed”, right in front of […]

Future Classics

Future Classics Are there true future classics being manufactured today? I mean other than Mustangs and the Ford GT? Sure, the Bowtie boys have the Camaro and Corvette, and Dodge has their Challenger (and to a lesser extent, the Charger). But since we’re a Blue Oval crowd, let’s concentrate on our brand. Do you think, […]

Stranger In A Strange Land

Stranger In A Strange Land – I recently got to thinking about classic cars in unusual places. Seeing a ’63 Galaxie in Australia or a ’55 Fairlane in Sweden is not all that unusual- after all, both of those countries are well known for housing plenty of classic American iron. Seeing a Roman Red 1960 Corvette cruising the streets […]

Burger Quest. Are You Up For It?

Burger Quest. Are You Up For It? I was sitting in my car today at lunchtime, munching on a burger, thinking about another place and time long ago. I was living in Portland, Oregon back in the mid ’90s, and had been doing some freelance writing and photography for Tom Shaw at Muscle Car Review […]

1963 Fairlane

1963 Fairlane Howard King, Lexington, NC In 1963, I bought a new red Fairlane. I met my wife, dated, went on our honeymoon and brought our daughter home from the hospital in it. In 1968, I traded it off for a ’68 Torino, but I always wanted another 1963 Fairlane. About 14 years ago I found […]

Just Drive Them

On the topic of cars– as I get older, the more I think how important it is to just drive them. Back in mid-January, I had the privilege of attending the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida. I’d only been to an auction once before– just a small local event back in Oregon. All I can […]