15 Best Blogs for Classic Car Buffs

Just like addicts combing through the streets in search of their next fix, classic car lovers are on a constant quest to feed their minds with knowledge — and images — of their favorite rides. Although they have been imitated in recent years, the designs and craftsmanship of yesteryear will never be duplicated. As we become further removed from the automobile's greatest era, the memories grow fonder and recreating them becomes a bit more difficult. But, thankfully, there are several quality classic car blogs filled with all the info you can handle. These are among the best (listed in no particular order):

  1. Hemmings Blog

    Known as the "world's largest collector-car marketplace," Hemmings promotes the hobby by attending the numerous and most notable automotive events and reporting the most pertinent information to its readers. If you're looking to conduct your own project, you can glean through its research section, which features a car locator, parts locator, price guide, buying tips and restoration tips. Recently, it followed the restoration of a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner, adding before and after photos of the process — the afters were drool inducing.

  2. Frank's Classic Car Blog

    There's an abundance of car knowledge to be absorbed at Frank's Classic Car Blog. Run by "Frank the Crank," who's been working "hands-on" with cars since he was 14 years old, it's a compilation of facts, opinions, tips and photographs. His Mercury Monterey, which he is constantly improving, will have you swooning.

  3. Classical Drives

    In addition to highlighting a wide range of classic cars, Classical Drives delves into interesting supplementary topics such as "The Long Winding Road of Automotive Safety," a post that discusses the introduction of the safety belt and the general de-emphasis of safety with classic cars.

  4. Classic Cars

    Tony and Michele Hamer muse on yesteryear's best cars, and even forecast future classics, such as the 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe SE 3.8L, the last Eclipse that will ever be produced (until Mitsubishi changes its mind, anyway). Among the other topics they discuss — whether or not today's economic climate is good for the collector.

  5. Antique & Classic Car Blog

    Automobile Magazine brings together experts and enthusiasts from around the world to discuss news related to classic cars. Experienced automotive journalists report from events such as the classic car auction from the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where a 1951 Jaguar XK120, Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, and 1932 Packard Twin Six Individual Custom Convertible were showcased for ambitious bidders (pics included).

  6. US Car Blog

    Whether you're looking for a classic car to buy or just one to fantasize about, US Car Blog is must-see, as it displays videos — including ones featuring a '69 Camaro, '72 Trans Am and '72 Grand Prix — along with detailed descriptions. A pretty straightforward, simplified blog that should be appreciated by any auto enthusiast.

  7. Wheels

    Published by the New York Times, Wheels has focused on several classic car topics, including news of the expansion of Classic Car Club Manhattan, which gives member the opportunity to drive "the most staggeringly stylish fleet of cars ever assembled." Composed by Times contributors, excellent insight is provided in each entry.

  8. Fossil Cars

    Buyers of classic cars can find great deals on Fossil Cars, but if they're just in the mood to browse, they can visit the site's blog, where they can reflect on unique cars from years past. Read up on the Maserati Bora, Morris Minor, Nash Ambassador, Pontiac Ventura, and the Henry J from Henry J. Kaiser, the latter of which most notably won the Mobil Economy Run in 1953, boasting 25 mpg efficiency during an era in which there was a ration on fuel.

  9. Jay Leno's Garage

    Leno's affinity for classic cars has been well-documented on The Tonight Show, and this blog reflects it. Readers can follow along as he views a Bugatti Veyron L'Or Blanc, 1926 Renault 40CV Labourdette Skiff, and 1949 Porsche Gmund Coupe, among others.

  10. Things With Wheels That Are Cool

    Author Jesse is a photographer and self-described car guy , so expect to see plenty of eye-catching photos of classic cars. He "loves the looks and designs of all vehicular things," and has examined some often forgotten vehicles, such as Anglia dragsters and Morris Commercial J-type van.

  11. Classic Auto Examiner

    Jim Cherry, a former test driver for Ford, car illustrator for GQ Magazine, and product introduction coordinator at Lincoln, writes about all-thing classic cars. He's not above adding a humorous car-related tail, such as the one about Leonard Nimoy's disappearing 1964 Buick Riviera.

  12. OldCarOnline Blog

    Here's nother site where classic car buyers can roam off the beaten path and find useful stuff pertaining to their favorite hobby. For example, you can learn to adjust the ignition timing of your car by reading the two entries on the topic — and you don't even have to pay.

  13. RearViewed

    RearViewed features sections containing car restoration tips and pictures, and celebrities and their classic cars — be sure to check out the Green Hornet's '66 Chrysler Crown Imperial, Nic Cage's 1964 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II (on which he defaulted), Robocop's car, and the Ferrari Testarossa left at the Hussein family household.

  14. JDM Legends Blog

    Although Japanese cars aren't ingrained into American culture like their domestic counterparts, they have been around long enough to evoke nostalgia from their large and devoted fanbase. JDM Legends' mission is to "improve knowledge and accessibility to these wonder pieces of history and machinery," while highlighting their "true value."

  15. Japanese Nostalgic Car

    An education in Japanese car history, a visit to Japanese Nostalgic Car will have you glued to your computer screen for hours, as it's one of the very few sites that presents in-depth information about a number of models. The site uses the word "nostalgia" in order not to offend those who adhere to the stricter definition of "classic car," one that applies to older American and European cars.

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