The Truth About Cars » car shows http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » car shows http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Viper Pit on Woodward – It Always Has to Be Snakes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/viper-pit-woodward-always-snakes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/viper-pit-woodward-always-snakes/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1148121 I have a friend and colleague, for the purposes of this post we’ll name him Jack, that races cars and has an active social life with attractive women. It’s not likely that he’d be jealous of a decrepit grandfather like me, but indeed his envy was as green as his old Audi S5 when I […]

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I have a friend and colleague, for the purposes of this post we’ll name him Jack, that races cars and has an active social life with attractive women. It’s not likely that he’d be jealous of a decrepit grandfather like me, but indeed his envy was as green as his old Audi S5 when I […]

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The Five Different Kinds of Car Nuts at Retromobile http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/five-different-kinds-car-nuts-retromobile/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/five-different-kinds-car-nuts-retromobile/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:39:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=995698 Last weekend, I checked out Retromobile in Paris, a huge car show bringing together new car manufacturers, classic car dealers and auction houses, mom-and-pop businesses, and car clubs. Even though I didn’t speak a word of French, sharing a convention floor with tens of thousands of Frenchmen over a span of two days got me […]

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Last weekend, I checked out Retromobile in Paris, a huge car show bringing together new car manufacturers, classic car dealers and auction houses, mom-and-pop businesses, and car clubs. Even though I didn’t speak a word of French, sharing a convention floor with tens of thousands of Frenchmen over a span of two days got me […]

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A Couple of Octogenarian Survivors: Bruce Thompson and His 1930 Model A http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/couple-octogenarian-survivors-bruce-thompson-1930-model/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/couple-octogenarian-survivors-bruce-thompson-1930-model/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=911850 Still pretty spry and sharp in his 80s, Bruce Thompson remembers his first ride in a Model A. It would have been 1931 or 1932. He thinks he was four or five years old. A neighbor took him and his brother for a ride. “Fifty miles an hour! I thought that was unbelievable. It was […]

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Still pretty spry and sharp in his 80s, Bruce Thompson remembers his first ride in a Model A. It would have been 1931 or 1932. He thinks he was four or five years old. A neighbor took him and his brother for a ride. “Fifty miles an hour! I thought that was unbelievable. It was […]

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A Gathering of the Automotive Tribes. The Last Car Show of the Season. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/gathering-automotive-tribes-last-car-show-season/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/gathering-automotive-tribes-last-car-show-season/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:02:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=927425 In my day job I happen to do work for a number of car and motorcycle clubs. Some of the officers have become friends and they know about my side gig writing about cars and car culture. Last year, in the early spring, my buddy Tony, who’s the prez of the Motor City Camaro and Firebird […]

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In my day job I happen to do work for a number of car and motorcycle clubs. Some of the officers have become friends and they know about my side gig writing about cars and car culture. Last year, in the early spring, my buddy Tony, who’s the prez of the Motor City Camaro and Firebird […]

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Eyes On Design Announces Aliterative Show: Mustangs, Maseratis, Mass Market, Military, Muscle & Movies – Cars and Pop Culture http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/eyes-on-design-announces-aliterative-show-mustangs-maseratis-mass-market-military-muscle-movies-cars-and-pop-culture/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/eyes-on-design-announces-aliterative-show-mustangs-maseratis-mass-market-military-muscle-movies-cars-and-pop-culture/#comments Sat, 31 May 2014 16:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=831425 The Eyes On Design car show, held every Father’s Day on the grounds of the Eleanor and Edsel Ford estate in Grosse Pointe Shores, just north of Detroit, is a unique event. While many, perhaps most, of the cars on display there are of concours level quality, the show is not about perfection, authenticity or […]

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The Eyes On Design car show, held every Father’s Day on the grounds of the Eleanor and Edsel Ford estate in Grosse Pointe Shores, just north of Detroit, is a unique event. While many, perhaps most, of the cars on display there are of concours level quality, the show is not about perfection, authenticity or […]

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63rd Annual Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village – Vintage Motorcars Being Driven As They Were Meant To Be. Bonus: Early Electric City Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/63rd-annual-old-car-festival-at-greenfield-village-vintage-motorcars-being-driven-as-the-were-meant-to-be-bonus-early-electric-city-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/63rd-annual-old-car-festival-at-greenfield-village-vintage-motorcars-being-driven-as-the-were-meant-to-be-bonus-early-electric-city-car/#comments Sat, 14 Sep 2013 14:35:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=517857 To watch  videos in 2D, see note below The Old Car Festival is held every September on the grounds of Greenfield Village, one of The Henry Ford (boy, do I hate that rebranding, “the Henry Ford what?”) institutions in Dearborn, Michigan. The Festival is one of the oldest car shows in America, literally and figuratively. The show […]

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To watch  videos in 2D, see note below The Old Car Festival is held every September on the grounds of Greenfield Village, one of The Henry Ford (boy, do I hate that rebranding, “the Henry Ford what?”) institutions in Dearborn, Michigan. The Festival is one of the oldest car shows in America, literally and figuratively. The show […]

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Why You Should Go To A Concours d’Elegance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/why-you-should-go-to-a-concours-delegance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/why-you-should-go-to-a-concours-delegance/#comments Fri, 09 Aug 2013 18:50:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498409   This is at least my third, maybe the fourth, attempt at writing a post explaining why, if you’re a car enthusiast of any stripe, you owe it to yourself to attend a first rate concours. I first started writing it after seeing a real baby seal Jaguar D Type, the kind of car that […]

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  This is at least my third, maybe the fourth, attempt at writing a post explaining why, if you’re a car enthusiast of any stripe, you owe it to yourself to attend a first rate concours. I first started writing it after seeing a real baby seal Jaguar D Type, the kind of car that […]

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2013 Canadian International Auto Show: Coles Notes Version http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/2013-canadian-international-auto-show-coles-notes-version/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/2013-canadian-international-auto-show-coles-notes-version/#comments Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:23:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=477566 As per usual, press day at the Canadian International Auto Show was filled with automakers busying themselves with the “Canadian Premières” of their wares. Very little had not already been seen and what vehicles haven’t been shown are probably being saved for the New York or Geneva shows. This event fell on February 14th, meaning I […]

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As per usual, press day at the Canadian International Auto Show was filled with automakers busying themselves with the “Canadian Premières” of their wares. Very little had not already been seen and what vehicles haven’t been shown are probably being saved for the New York or Geneva shows. This event fell on February 14th, meaning I […]

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An All-Canadian Rat Rod (Beaver Rod?) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/an-all-canadian-rat-rod-beaver-rod/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/an-all-canadian-rat-rod-beaver-rod/#comments Sun, 01 Jul 2012 19:48:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450928 There’s an annual Show and Shine every Canada day here on Saltspring island. The choir sings the forgotten verses to Oh Canada and the band plays the Victory March (the Monty Python theme tune) and the bagpipers skirl and you have a choice of dried-out cheeseburgers or falafel. Like all the best car-shows, it’s a […]

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There’s an annual Show and Shine every Canada day here on Saltspring island. The choir sings the forgotten verses to Oh Canada and the band plays the Victory March (the Monty Python theme tune) and the bagpipers skirl and you have a choice of dried-out cheeseburgers or falafel. Like all the best car-shows, it’s a […]

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SoCal Rockabilly in the City of Glass http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/socal-rockabilly-in-the-city-of-glass/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/socal-rockabilly-in-the-city-of-glass/#comments Mon, 28 May 2012 14:54:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=446454 Vancouver’s a funny place when it comes to car culture. One one hand, we’ve got a downtown core that’s switching over to highly affluent residential living, similarly well-heeled Western regions and, carved into the hillsides of West Vancouver, a community that rates its own “Real Housewives Of…” unreality show. Fuelled by wealth swirling off the […]

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Vancouver’s a funny place when it comes to car culture. One one hand, we’ve got a downtown core that’s switching over to highly affluent residential living, similarly well-heeled Western regions and, carved into the hillsides of West Vancouver, a community that rates its own “Real Housewives Of…” unreality show. Fuelled by wealth swirling off the […]

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