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Volvo

This month it’s all about Volvos. My Dad is a Volvo nut and so am I. Dad’s owned mostly 140’s , 240’s and 740 series Volvos. Dad’s probably had over 75 of them, his most valuable ones were 262 C Bertone’s. He had two of those. Some of my brother’s and sister’s first cars were…
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Ferrari 308

This month we’re taking a look at Ferrari. Ever since I can remember I loved cars. I use to identify them to my parents while we were driving. I would be on the lookout. Dad would quiz me, “What’s that one” it was a game. This was in the 60’s when there were a lot…
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Sebring

Sebring 12 Hour is a place where I have fond memories. I went as a spectator twice, first time 1981 and the second time in 1982. I also got to return in 2000 and Vintage race my 1964 Volvo P1800 in a support race group for the 12 hour event. Picture 90,000 race fans during…
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Gone But Not Forgotten

In this month newsletter we’re covering American car manufacturers that disappeared for the most part in the mid to late 50’s. The one that holds a special place in my heart is Hudson. It’s so special we even named our son Hudson. I guess it started before I was even born. My Dad got from…
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Alfa Romeo

This month it’s all about Italy, Momma Mia! As some of you may know I have Italian heritage so these cars have a special place in my heart. I have a mystery story of an Alfa Romeo Coupe I’d like to share with you. It takes me back to the summer of 1971. If you’ve…
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Audi

This months newsletter is covering Audi. I have a strong working relationship with Audi, having worked for German car specialty shops for many years including Audi VW dealerships for 16 years. I can remember seeing the then new Audi 5000’s around 1984-85 they looked so modern and nothing out there at the time shared its…
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Race Driving Legends

Guest Columnist Bob Alder The winner of this month’s contest is Bob Alder. Here is the story of a Volvo 544 he bought back in 1964 and still owns today. This is a two-owner car purchased by the current owner from a Denver Volvo dealer in 1964 for $1,500. Yes, that's me in the 1964…
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Pininfarina

Spring Break 2016 I would like to first and foremost apologize for neglecting my readers. I finally have time to write a column. I’ve been very busy with the business and life in general, but this week I have plenty of time. This month we’re covering the infamous Italian Pinna Farina design house. The reason…
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Aston Martin

This month it’s James Bond. I can remember seeing some of the early films on the big screen as a young boy. “Gold Finger” and “Thunder Ball” come to mind. My Mom and her sister would drop off my cousins and I at The Beach Theater in The Bronx for the Saturday matinee. Besides the…
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Bertone

This month we’re covering one of the most iconic design houses in automobile history “Bertone“. It was a sad day when they fell into bankruptcy a few years back. Bertone designed for many manufactures, from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa, Aston Martin, and Mercedes Benz to Fiat, Volvo, Citroen and MG amongst many more.…
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Mercedes-Benz

Hi everyone, this month it’s Mercedes Benz, like Volvo, Mercedes is known for their durability and safety. That is one of the reasons we have one. It came about like this, when our oldest daughter Olivia who is now 21 was learning to drive, our neighbors took notice. Bjorn called one day and asked if…
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The MG

MG one of my favorite Marks. The year was 1988; I got a phone call on the last day of a job I had, the caller said I heard you like MG’s would you be interested in buying my 1973 MGB Roadster? I’ve owned it since new. So I said tell me more. He said,…
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