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Archives: All-Chevy Father’s Day Weekend at Nuvali 2010

As we continued to clean the hard drive of our computer, we found more stories and photos of events that may prove interesting to car enthusiasts. In one file, we found a cool Father’s Day event organized by The Covenant Car Company, Incorporated (TCCCI), the Philippine distributor of Chevrolet automobiles. On June 19 to 20, 2010, TCCCI came out with an ...

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1970 Oldsmobile Rallye 350: Junior Muscle Car

American muscle cars had reached the summit of horsepower ratings in 1970. General Motors (GM) boasted of a mighty line-up that included the 450-horsepower Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6, the 370-hp Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV, the 370-hp Oldsmobile 442 W-30 and the 370-hp Buick Skylark GS-X Stage 1. However, insurance companies had also wised up to these race-ready ...

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1974 Volkswagen Type 181: Winsome Little Thing

With the right time, effort and dedication, any car has the potential to be a show winner and no other vehicle serves as better proof of that than the 1974 Volkswagen Type 181 that bagged the top honors at the 2014 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) car show competition. Owned by Ronnie Fernandez and restored by Jules Chanco of MAC Sport ...

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1962-67 ASA 1000 GT: 3/4 Scale Ferrari 250 Lusso

In 1959, Enzo Ferrari was given a concept for a small Ferrari sports car.  The designers felt that the Modena sports car factory should cater to the young motoring enthusiasts who were driving around in Alfa Romeos, MGBs, Triumphs and similar small roadsters that were the rage during the care-free post war years. However, Il Comandatore, (as the Ferrari patriarch ...

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1960-1975 Peugeot 404: Collectible French Classic

The Peugeot 404 had one of the longest production lifespan in the history of the automobile. Introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1960, the Pininfarina-styled 404 was initially available in 4-door Saloon (sedan), 5-door Estate (wagon), and 2-door Pickup body configurations. A 2-door Cabriolet was added in 1962 and a 2-door Coupé in 1963. Suspension was by coil springs ...

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1974 Volkswagen 1303 Big Beetle: Special Edition “Käfer der Käufer”

While researching on how we can best restore our 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1303 S (Please click the Project Cars box at the top header of this Power Wheels online home page), we stumbled upon a set of instructions written in German on how to install the side marking stickers on a 1303 Big Beetle. Our curiosity was piqued: What is ...

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1970-1976 Ford Cortina Mk 3: UK Sales Chart Topper

The Cortina Mark 3 was a massive gamble for Ford Europe. The Cortina Mk1 and Mk2 were successful compact cars in the 1.5-liter class and the Mk3 was designed to retain the entry-level price point. It was also expected to take its top variants up to the 2.0-liter class, effectively competing with its Corsair stable mate, which had weak sales. ...

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1968-81 Isuzu 117 Coupé: Rare Japanese Collectible Classic

Here’s something for the classic Japanese car connoisseur: Have you ever seen an Isuzu 117 Coupé? A compact Gran Turismo (GT)-type 2-door fastback that was produced between 1968 and 1981, the 117 Coupé was styled by the famous designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro. It was one of the first Japanese cars designed by an Italian stylist, among the first Japanese cars with a double ...

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1978 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST: The One That Got Away

Some years back, before I had my own 1977 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST, I was hanging out with Lito Galvez, a friend and fellow car enthusiast at his MSG Garage in Cubao, Quezon City, and we were talking about cars that we’d like to own and keep. After going through a wish list that included my dad’s 1952 Chevy Styline Deluxe coupe ...

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1957 Volkswagen Beetle Oval Window: Classic Cal-Look Sleeper

The nice thing about the internet is that information travels at the speed of light, if your data speed is lightning fast, that is. The sad thing about the internet is that only information travels at the speed of light and not one’s immediate funding capacity. Take the case of this 1957 Volkswagen Beetle Oval Window: It was listed in ...

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