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Video: How to Restore a Car, Part 3: Keeping Parts Organized | Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Project
Posted by Chris Tropea on March 1, 2021, 7:57 a.m.

Now that our 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite project has been disassembled and media-blasted, one of the biggest challenges from here on out is keeping all of those loose pieces and parts organized. How do we do it?

We won’t spoil the video, but it's important to remember that organization is important for two reasons: Reassembly is simpler, and it's easier to see which parts you're missing. Presented by CRC Industries.

Video: Why This Porsche Is Actually a 901, Not a 911
Posted by Colin Wood on Feb. 27, 2021, 8:17 a.m.

What looks like a first-year 911, sounds like a first-year 911, and drives like a first-year 911? That’s right, the Porsche 901.

The Petersen Automotive Museum gives us an in-depth look at one of the very first 911s—an example from 1964—and explains why it is one of only a handful with a “901” designation.

Video: How To Restore a Car, Part 2: Media Blasting | Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Project
Posted by Chris Tropea on Feb. 16, 2021, 7:42 a.m.

After disassembling a project car, you should spend some time assessing the condition of those parts. Years of dirt, grime, paint and even body filler can easily obscure the true condition of the project.

We took our 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite down to Blast Masters to get it media blasted. Why not just use sandpaper and some elbow grease? Media blasting offers a number of advantages, namely reduced risk of damaging the surfaces of those potentially rare and fragile components. Presented by CRC Industries.

Video: How To Restore a Car, Part 1: Disassembly | Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Project
Posted by Chris Tropea on Jan. 28, 2021, 7:48 a.m.

Many people might think that disassembling that new project car is the easy part, but missteps in this early stage can quickly make your restoration more difficult later down the line.

Since we’ve restored a number of classic cars over the years, here is how we tackle the first step in the restoration process with our newly acquired 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite. Presented by CRC Industries.

Video: Porsche Fanatic Magnus Walker Explores the Next Generation of Classic Cars
Posted by Colin Wood on Jan. 17, 2021, 9:09 a.m.

Magnus Walker may be best known for his love and collection of all things Porsche, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have an eye for classics of all types and ages.

As part of a new series from our friends at Hagerty, Magnus explores the cars that just might be the next generation of classics, starting with the E39-chassis BMW M5.

Video: Meet the Big Names Ready for the 2021 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance
Posted by Colin Wood on Jan. 16, 2021, 9:31 a.m.

Pixar creative director Jay Ward, TV host Dennis Gage, museum founder Jeff Lane and our own Classic Motorsports Publisher Tim Suddard are just a few of the familiar faces ready to get back out on the Hilton Head show field this year.

Visit for more information.

Video: How to Experience Old Florida From Behind the Wheel of Your Favorite Car
Posted by Chris Tropea on Dec. 7, 2020, 3:57 p.m.

We'll let you in on a secret: Florida has its fair share of great driving roads. Even better, these roads can lead you to some of the state's greatest hidden gems.

Join Classic Motorsports magazine as we proudly show you Florida’s finest backdrops and destinations as part of the Orange Blossom Tour. Learn more at

Video: Highlights From the 2020 Monza Historic Race | Great Sound, Great Action
Posted by Colin Wood on Dec. 3, 2020, 11:21 a.m.

Even in spite of a global pandemic, a number of notable race cars descended on Monza, Italy, for the 2020 Monza Historic Race. Check out nearly half an hour of classics at speed: Cobras and BMW Touring Cars, wide-body Lancias and endurance prototypes. 

Whether or not you have a favorite, it does make for some great background noise. 

Video: Every Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Since 1923
Posted by Colin Wood on Dec. 2, 2020, 12:35 p.m.

Save for a little incident known as the Second World War, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has run every year since 1923. And although there are many endurance races on the calendar, winning the iconic race is a sure way to make ensure car and drivers make it into the history books.

If nothing else, it’s interesting to see the gradual evolution of the race car over the many years the race was held.

As well, which Le Mans winner from this list is your favorite?

Video: This 1957 Promotional Film Features Two Chevrolet Trucks Climbing Pikes Peak the Hard Way
Posted by Colin Wood on Dec. 1, 2020, 9:25 a.m.

Pikes Peak may currently have a fully paved road that reaches the peak, but that wasn’t the case back in 1957. At that time, the only way to the top involved a rough dirt road.

However, Chevrolet wanted to make the challenge of reaching the top of Pikes Peak even harder by having two of its production trucks make the climb without the use of any roads–like, at all.

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