Automobilia Posts

The new Annual Brooklin Meet at the NB Center for American Automotive Heritage was awesome

The new Annual Brooklin Meet at the NB Center for American Automotive Heritage was awesome
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Musings By Joschik

I had a fantastic time at an event in Allentown, Pennsylvania to achieve these 3 objectives  – Launch of the North American Brooklin Collectors Club Launch of the NB Center Collection Launch of the Brooklin Garage So a full agenda! And even better, the whole thing was held at The NB Center for American Automotive […]

What Makes a Classic Car a Classic?

What Makes a Classic Car a Classic?

The allure of a classic car is irresistible to any petrol-head but for the nascent investor, someone looking to take a step ahead of the crowd, buy in on the ground floor and see a profit, it’s vital to understand what attracts people to these vehicles. In short, what makes a classic car a classic? […]

“Black & Gold” Explores Legend of John Player Special Brand (and more) in Motor Racing

“Black & Gold” Explores Legend of John Player Special Brand (and more) in Motor Racing

Of all the auto racing liveries to ever race around a track, one of the most iconic is the John Player Special scheme. Solid black with delicate gold accents and understated script, the cars exuded an unmistakable sense of class. Once the national flag of the host country dropped at the start of a Grand […]

Cheers to the Bus Driver, Especially These 10 Fictional Ones!

Cheers to the Bus Driver, Especially These 10 Fictional Ones!

My car has been in the shop all week getting expensive performance upgrades… *sigh*… I wish. Actually, the shop is waiting on one little but significant part to finish a boring maintenance-type job. But I guess brakes are important on a car, right? As a result I’ve been taking the bus all week. There’s one […]

Fireball Tim Visits hobbyDB, Shelby American Collection, and More In Boulder

Fireball Tim Visits hobbyDB, Shelby American Collection, and More In Boulder

The folks at hobbyDB recently enjoyed a couple days hanging out with Fireball Tim Lawrence, dropping in on some automotive attractions in the Boulder Colorado area. Fireball was visiting to record video for his Fireball Malibu Vlog on his his website fireballtim.com. First, let’s clear up the confusion about his name. “Fireball” is not a […]

How the Colorado License Plate Evolved Into an Icon

At hobbyDB, we love automobile related collectibles as much as we love diecast. One of the most popular bits of automobilia is the license plate, which can (or should, at least) be found on every car. And since we’re based in Boulder Colorado, let’s take a look at the history of our state’s license plates, […]

Auto-Archives Car of the Month — 1986 Citroën 2CV6 Spécial (The Deux Chevaux)

Citroën unveiled the 2CV— The Deux Chevaux: signifying two nominal horsepower (initially it was only 12hp)—at the 1948 Paris Salon. The 2CV, conceived and designed by Citroën Vice-President Pierre Boulanger, quickly became a bestseller, achieving his aim of providing rural French people with a motorized alternative to the horse and cart the majority were still […]

Auto-Archives Car of the Month — (Bocar) Bob Carnes’ Short Lived 50s Brand

What is a Bocar you may be thinking? Its no ordinary vehicle, its quite a speed machine. The Bocars were created and produced by BOb CARnes (do you get where he came up with the name from?) during the late 1950s and early 1960s in Lakewood, Colorado. The vehicles were available in both kit or […]

Auto-Archives Image of the Month — Remembering Daytona

Auto-Archives Image of the Month — Remembering Daytona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Last year’s Daytona 500 Grand National Winner, Marvin Panch, who copped first place in the automobile racing classic with a record 149.601 miles per hour poses with 1962 Dodge Dart which he will drive in this year’s race February 18th.“ Watching the Daytona 500 last weekend got us thinking about past Daytona […]

Auto-Archives Car of the Month — 1975 Porsche 911 RSR

Throughout the late 1960s and early 70s, the factory Porsche race team was extremely successful with their 908, 917, 917/10 and 917/30 models. However, these larger capacity prototypes were extremely expensive for the small Porsche factory team to build and develop, and, as a result, Porsche did not have a competitive car ready for the […]

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