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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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  • 2021 Camaro ZL1

    2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: A Beast on the Asphalt

    Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021

    The Chevrolet Camaro is the No.3-selling muscle car in America for 2021, and there is talk of an all-electric reboot in Camaro’s future. It may be

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  • 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1

    2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1: A limited-edition tribute to 1969

    Wednesday, Oct 6, 2021

    Originally envisioned as a second-gen Falcon, Ford’s Mustang immediately became its own legendary self when it was introduced April 17, 1964 and be

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  • ACA DISPLAY_2

    Antique Automobile Club of America Joins Fall Carlisle with a Display for Car Lovers

    Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021

    This weekend, Fall Carlisle, or more accurately, the 47th annual Fall Carlisle Collector Car Flea Market & Corral will close the season at the

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  • Post-War ’74: It Started as a Hobby and Has Been a Successful Event for 47 Years

    Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021

    Two “car guys: struck up a friendship that centered around their love for cars … all cars. At the time, car shows focused on pre-WWII vehicles that

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  • Carlisle Events 2022: Looking Ahead to the People, the Cars and the Excitement

    Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021

    Carlisle Events 2021 event season is winding down, with the checkered flag set to waive following a trio of events, Fall Carlisle presented be eBay Mo
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  • Fall Carlisle: From Pre-War ’74 to a 47-Year Success Story for Car Enthusiasts

    Tuesday, Sep 7, 2021

    Fall Carlisle, or more specifically, Fall Carlisle Collector Car Flea Market & Corral is set for its 47th annual show Sept. 29-Oct. 3 at the Carli
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  • Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auctions: How to Consign a Car and Sell It

    Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021

    Car auctions are exciting and full of energy. The shiny, detailed car rolls under the spotlights onto the stage. The auctioneer/announcer gives a b

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  • Corvettes: A Professional Service Tech’s Eye View of America’s Sports Car

    Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021

    Corvette has been “America’s sports car” since 1953. Through 68 years and eight generations, more than 1.75 million Corvettes have been sold. From 195
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  • National Corvette Restorers Society: Dedicated to ‘America’s Sports Car’ and Those Who Love Them

    Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021

    Corvette has been “America’s sports car” since it was introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953. The first mention of that sobriquet may have begun wit

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  • Carlisle Events Year in Review: Record-Setting Participation and Attendance

    Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021

    Following a year of uncertainty and pandemic-related encumbrances, Carlisle Events headed into 2021 with dedication, preparation and anticipation.

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    Big Rigs: The Trucks that Move the Nation Have Come a Long Way

    Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021

    America moves on its highways, and Big Rigs are what moves America. The semi-trucks also called 18-wheelers, Big Rigs, semi-tractor trailers, trans

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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.” when Radar

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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 has been a f

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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 toward o

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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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  • CE_TN_Vanarama_AW-2018_011

    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.” Whe
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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 Clydesdale with greater size, heft and
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