Still want that classic car? How to make your dream a reality

A few decades late, you’ve finally got the cash to buy the car you coveted in high school. You can picture yourself behind the wheel, finally looking really cool. But do you have any idea what you’re getting yourself into?

“I tell people, ‘Cool your heels, you’ve waited this long, find the best one you can,” says John DiPietro, editor for classic car dealer Carroll Street Auto in Manchester, New Hampshire, and former automotive editor at

Nothing about buying your dream car will be easier than buying a new car. For example, most banks usually don’t finance expensive 20-year-old collector cars. You’ll need cash or a really low-interest personal loan. And without special classic car insurance, it’s valued as just another old beater if it gets totaled.

And keep in mind that many old cars are “creaky, they don’t have the latest safety equipment, they get lousy

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Classic cruisers return for Car d’Lane after 2020 cancellation

The parade and show in Coeur d’Alene is open to any vehicle 1980 or older. The Red Hot Mamas will open the car cruise with a parade.

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — One of Coeur d’Alene’s most popular summer attractions is scheduled to return this year after being canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus, as reported by KREM 2 News partner the Coeur d’Alene/Post Falls Press.

According to the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association, the 30th Car d’Lane is set for June 18 and 19. It will include the largest classic car cruise in North Idaho as crowds line Sherman Avenue on June 18, and the car show and shine on June 19.

The parade and show is open to any vehicle 1980 or older.

Some added events include the Red Hot Mamas opening the car cruise with a parade between 7th and 2nd on Sherman Avenue; a poker walk

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Hemmels Turns the Classic Mercedes-Benz 280SL ‘Pagoda’ Into an Electrified Restomod

Between Hemmels‘ vaguely Teutonic-sounding name and obsession with Mercedes-Benz classics, you’d be forgiven for assuming the automotive restoration outfit was based somewhere along the Rhine. Instead, a trip to the town of Cardiff in Wales is required to visit Hemmels’ pristine workshops, where typically on display are four specific Merc models in various states of undress.

Since 2016, Hemmels has had only one goal in mind, to do ground-up rebuilds of vintage Mercedes 300 SL Gullwings and Roadsters, 190SLs, and 280SLs—the latter best known as “Pagodas” for their squared-off roofs. The word “restoration” doesn’t do Hemmels’ work justice. The company, in fact, trademarked its process with the name Neugeboren, or “new born” in German, a nod to the fact that Hemmels believes customers should view the result of each 12-month project as a new car, one-year warranty included.

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Classic Car Procession Celebrates Lifelong Enthusiast

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Probably how every classic car lover would like to go.

Over his lifetime, it’s estimated that Phil Deegan owned 150 cars, and his home in Mankato, Minnesota is said to have always displayed an assortment of classic cars and trucks. So it makes total sense that after Deegan passed away on July 14, 2020, his funeral procession would be a rolling tribute to the automotive enthusiast. At the funeral service, a group of classic cars and trucks lined the church’s parking, and this was followed by a procession of classic vehicles to the cemetery including a 1964-66 Chevy C10 that carried his coffin in the cargo bed.

Image Credit: KEYC News

In a video report from KEYC News, Deegan’s son Dan said that his father “loved anything with wheels on it and anything with a motor in it,” while his obituary

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