If you’re in a Long Island based car club (or from Queens & Brooklyn) you should get to know the Long Island Car Club Council. The LICCC was formed around 1990. It was formed initially for the purpose of avoiding conflicts of car club sponsored shows on the same dates in the same area. As the hobby has grown on Long Island, the Council has also created the opportunity for the 60 plus car clubs to support each other’s events and even collaborate on combined events….
Steve Dewey has reached out to us to see if we can find the owner of this awesome car dipped in some type of candy red. Steve met the owner at the ADK Nationals in Lake George this past September but neglected to get his information.
Don’t let this be “the one that got away” for Steve. If you know the owner please have him contact us and we’ll connect him with Steve.
Email us at dvisaggi@RubberHitsTheRoad.INFO.
When putting your car back together, whether you’re a restorationist or a hot rodder, invariably you need some very specific hardware from time to time. Where do you find this stuff for a 50 plus year old car?
I came across a source today as I was searching for OEM style electrical connectors for behind my Bel Air’s starter switch (where the key goes). I thought many of you would benefit from this resource so I’m sharing the website here.
If you buy from them, let us know how it works for you.
Rims & Tires
The Bel Air came with 14 inch rims mounted with 205-75R-14’s. These tires had those token white wall stripes that were so common in the 60’s and 70’s. Not only didn’t I care for the token white wall look but also I didn’t feel the tires filled the wheel wells properly. I decided to upgrade to black wall 15 inch tires that filled the wheel wells better.
I had four 15 inch rims laying around from previous cars. I upgraded to Cooper Cobra’s: 215-60R-15’s up front and 225-60R-15’s out back, which were about 1.25” larger in diameter. …
Rubber Hits The Road has been contacted by one of the NY producers of the upcoming short film DRIVING OUR MOM’S FALCON. They are seeking classic cars from the 50’s and 60’s for scenes to be shot during October 9th through Oct 12th, 2017. SO ACT QUICKLY!
If you’re from a car club, please share this with your members.
This is a paid gig. Your car will be famous and you’ll get some cash too! They have insurance so your baby will be protected.
If you’re interested or if you know someone who might be, please contact Sophie Luo at 630-536-4194 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every so often I read an automotive editorial or blog written by another car guy and I think “Yeah! He (or she) gets it!” As many of you know, I’m a big fan of daily drivers. I own 2 old cars that share daily driving duty, as long as there is no salt on the roads up here in New York.
Shawn Brereton, writes a column for Gear Heads 4 Life. I recently came across one of his articles from 2015 describing how he decided to get a second classic car and make that his primary vehicle. I love it for several reasons!…
Do you know about our Classified page?
- Anyone can place a Free ad on Rubber Hits The Road, which means you can reach thousands of Car Enthusiasts (that’s who visits us) with $0 invested.
- All Classified ads get additional publicity because they will be automatically posted to one of our regional Facebook pages.
- Our Classifed page can be viewed from a smart phone with ease, which means more people can see your ad.
Here are some of the cars for sale on Rubber Hits The Road’s Classified page:…
Lucky Costa is talented mechanic who has managed to get the attention of the Hot Rod video staff and Motortrend On Demand. I believe his first exposure on camera was on the show Overhaulin’. He has been a guest working with the likes of David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan of the popular Motortrend On Demand show, Roadkill. He is now co-host of another Motortrend On Demand show, Hot Rod Garage with Tony Angelo, another talented guy….
Want something different? How about an Iraqi Taxi?
I was perusing the Wikipedia story of the Chevy Malibu and came across this odd little car. It’s a base model 4 door 1981 Malibu with a few important options. This car was theoretically intended to be used as taxi’s in Iraq. For this order, 25,500 were made with carbureted V-6’s, 3 speed manual transmissions, and bench seats.They also came with heavy duty cooling systems, air conditioning and the heavy duty F41 sport suspensions. For those of you who have read this blog, it’s no surprise that I got excited about these cars because I love bench seats and manual transmissions. I also love 4 doors! …