All About Cars

All About Cars is your home for stories, short form pieces, articles and more related to the car hobby.  Most articles are penned by Mike Blake, former editor of KIT CAR magazine.  Mike has been writing professionally for more than 30 years and is a former Carlisle Events staff member.  More over, Mike has been a "car guy" since the 1960s.

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  • 1971 ZR2 Auction Car

    1971 Corvettes: 50 years ago, the Credo was ‘a Trouble-Free Car’

    Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021

    Despite government fuel regulations that bit into horsepower, the 1971 Corvette was built for performance with a focus on trouble-free cars.

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  • 2015 Jeep Cherokee

    Jeeps: From Military to Mainstream the Wave Continues

    Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021

    Remember those World II movies in which the G.I.s traveled around battlefields and countrysides in Jeeps, or on the TV show, “M.A.S.H.”

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  • Low Show Truck

    Low Trucks: Low and slow continues to grow

    Thursday, Jul 15, 2021

    If you are a truck guy or truck woman, the look of your truck is part of your truck world. Whether it is a big rig, half-ton, off-road, or family-groc
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  • Herb McCandless_1972 Demon

    Herb McCandless: Mopar’s ‘Mr. 4-Speed’ Returns to Carlisle

    Tuesday, Jul 6, 2021

    Herb McCandless, known during his racing days as “Mr. 4-Speed,” is returning to the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals this weekend (where he

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  • 2015-Corvette-American-Flag

    Corvettes at Carlisle: It’s About the People as Much as it’s About the Cars

    Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021

    A young boy saw a Corvette spotlighted on the cover of a magazine, immediately fell in love with America’s sportscar and devoted his focus to

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  • Aaron-Kaufman_3

    Aaron Kaufman: Car Builder and TV Personality Shifts Gears to Meet Car Fans

    Tuesday, Jun 22, 2021

    Car guys love car shows, and when a car guy who stars on a televised car show guests at a live car show (event), it is the best of times in the car

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    Custom Vans: Rolling Canvases of Self-Expression

    Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021

    The 1970s was a decade filled with self-expression, breaking with tradition, experimentation with fashion, inventive color and style, and a drive t

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  • 1970 Hemi Orange Plymouth Roadrunner

    Chrysler’s High Impact Colors: Old-School automotive artistry still plays today

    Wednesday, Jun 9, 2021

    In 1909, Henry Ford was quoted as saying about the Model T, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants, so long as it is black
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  • 1971 Ford Mustang_Mach_1

    Big Horse Mustangs: When the Pony Cars Were Clydesdales

    Wednesday, Jun 2, 2021

    There was a time when “Pony Cars” ruled the automotive marketplace, and for a few years, Ford’s “Pony” became a Clydesda
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    Solid Lifters: It’s as Much About the Cars as the Process

    Tuesday, May 25, 2021

    Car fans embrace performance, style, tech and many aspects of automobiles that fly under the radar. Among these fans are those who flock to displays o
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  • BigTonysUsedCars

    The Top 25 [Most Overused] Phrases in The Collector Car Market

    Friday, May 21, 2021

    So your in the market for a classic car.  Like any major purchase, doing your homework is imperative, but just in case your buddy with a killer s
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  • Hailie Deegan Ford F-150

    Blue Oval Women: The Ladies of Ford Racing

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    On the surface, motorsports appears to be a male-dominated domain, but there have been plenty of women who have made their marks on the scene and b

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  • Bruce-Meyers_edited-1

    Remembering Bruce Meyers - The Father of the Dune Buggy Built 7,000 Kits

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021

    The automotive industry lost another icon, and Carlisle Events had to say goodbye to another friend, when Bruce Meyers, father of the modern-day dune
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  • CrashedClassic

    Gotcha' Covered - Terms you Need to Know When Insuring your Classic Car

    Monday, May 10, 2021

    Don't find out after

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  • Mr. Norm Kraus

    Norm Kraus: Dodge’s "High Performance King" Was Larger Than Life

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    A long-time friend of Carlisle Events, and a beloved icon in the automotive industry has passed away. Norm Kraus, affectionately known industry-wid

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  • Untitled

    10 Tips for Attention Grabbing Photos of Your Ride

    Thursday, Apr 29, 2021

    Tip # 1: Purchase or download a color wheel.
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  • 3. Ford Nats

    World’s Largest Blue Oval Event is All About Cars, Clubs and Family

    Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021

    Good things happen when you follow your instincts and follow the signs…especially when the sign is a blue oval with the word “Ford&rdq

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    How to Get Noticed at Your Next Car Show

    Thursday, Apr 22, 2021

    Generally speaking, car shows are a difficult place to shoot cars. Foot traffic, harsh lighting, close quarters etc make most anything other than gene
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  • CE_FC_AutomotiveFleaMarket_AW-2020_045

    Spring Carlisle: The Beginning of the Automotive Season Gets Better all the Time

    Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021

    Bill Miller Jr. and Chip Miller (no relation) were cars guys and friends, who saw a need for events that catered to like‐minded individuals who hun

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  • Sunset

    There’s no Price Tag on Our Cars Memories Because you Can’t Buy Them

    Thursday, Apr 15, 2021

    “If I could go back I would…” Who hasn’t thought that a time or two?  “I can remember when...” Yeah, guilty
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