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June 02, 2009

British Invasion in New Hampshire

Carshow_sm If you like your steering wheel on the right side of your car, you'll like this: our New England neighbors at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, N.H. are holding their third annual "Galaxy of British Cars Show" and they're promising a bloody good time

The show will feature everything from pre-war motorcars to more modern rides. Visitors are free to vote for their favorite models which will be designated by class: pre-war (Star Class), 1947-62 (Nova Class), 1963-67 (Constellation Class), 1968-76 (Galactic Class), and 1977-present (Meteor Class). 

Attendees can also participate in "Guess the Parts," in which several curious British car parts will be displayed for identification.

Need another reason to go? You already own part of GM, at least temporarily, so why not check out the competition.

October 05, 2008

Cody Chevrolet Car Show

We checked out a well attended car show at Cody Chevrolet in Montpelier, VT yesterday. There was supposed to be a "Burn-out" contest at 3:30pm, but they started it early and we missed it! Darn it, that sounded like fun. Check out the cars in the photo slideshow below. They had some nice rides there. If you know who organized this event have them drop me an email at goodcarma@sevendaysvt.com. I want to make sure we don't miss their next show.

September 21, 2008

British Invasion in Stowe Vermont

Bc_shed After checking out the hot rods and muscle cars at the NSRA Eastern Nationals Christine and I headed over the mountain to the British Invasion in Stowe. We took a short cut out Pleasant Valley Rd. in Underhill and then up and over Smugglers Notch which was a really nice drive, especially on so beautiful a day. Next was a stop at The Shed Restaurant and Brewery in Stowe for a nice lunch and a little Shed Mountain Ale. Finally we arrived at the show just in time to see the category winners being paraded through the grounds. There were some beautiful Jaguars, MGs, Triumphs and Austin Healeys among other British sports and luxury cars on display. Enjoy the pics!

September 20, 2008

Hot Rods and Muscle Cars at the Fairgrounds

Up until two years ago your vintage car or truck needed to have been made before 1944 to be shown at the NSRA Eastern Nationals. It was essentially limited to what are called hot rods. Now they let in any car or truck more than about 30 years old. This is great because many people (me included) love the muscle cars of the sixties and seventies. It's a no-brainer.

Check out my pics below.
If you missed it catch my Q&A with Hot Rodder Jan Hemsted.
In my next post I'll be showing pics from the British Invasion, a show in Stowe featuring collectible British sports cars and other vehicles.

August 25, 2008

Goss Dodge Mopar Muscle Car Event

Christine and I checked out the Goss Dodge Mopar Muscle Car event this past Saturday August 23rd in South Burlington, VT. They had about 15 classic cars and a bunch of the newly built Challengers and Chargers that merge a retro look with modern engineering. I was especially interested in the Challenger which is new for 2008. It's not an inexpensive car starting at $40,095, but one that has been appreciated by the industry for its performance. It's a damn nice car. I want one.

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