Tag: Richmond Region AACA

Sunday Afternoon with the Classics: Racing In Richmond

You are invited to attend a special celebration of the greatest moments in Richmond’s historic oval track racing. Enjoy a nostalgic presentation of the area’s best known “circle” tracks and most memorable events led by a panel of racing experts including drivers, pit crew members and owners. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear stories […] Continue reading Sunday Afternoon with the Classics: Racing In Richmond

0 to 60 mph! The American Muscle Car

There’s something about the classic American muscle car that just can’t be beat – once you fire up that engine, you know why! Muscle cars were exciting, big, loud and ultra-powerful rubber burning machines. The 1960’s and 70’s saw American automakers become progressively more competitive in brute power and aggressive styling as they worked to […] Continue reading 0 to 60 mph! The American Muscle Car

The “Day 2” Modified Car

What is a “Day 2” Modified Car? Americans have a love affair with their cars – so much so that they become an extension of our personality! This “back in the day” 1960’s trend embraces the philosophy that to improve performance and get the look of the vehicle just right – purchase the perfect car […] Continue reading The “Day 2” Modified Car

Cars You Never Knew Existed

Sunday Afternoon with the Classics – Cars You Never Knew Existed… From prototypes to production, few things inspire the imagination more than innovative car design. Our love  affair with cars dates back to the early 20th century when they first became  widely available to consumers and these are car you’ve  heard of or dreamt of, […] Continue reading Cars You Never Knew Existed

Cars of the Fabulous Fifties

Sunday Afternoon with the Classics – Cars of the Fabulous Fifties… Capture the spirit of post World War II America and the era of big tail fins, lots of chrome and glitzy trim created by Detroit automotive stylists. The V8 motor was King of the Road and Detroit was the center of the auto world […] Continue reading Cars of the Fabulous Fifties

BUGSTOCK 2: Déjà vu!

All ages. Let’s go retro and return again to the 1960’s and a groovy afternoon of tie-dye, flower power and Volkswagen Bugs and Buses! Enjoy 60’s family fun, music and games including hula hoops and twister as we get swarmed by Beetles for a bug-only cruise-in and show! Have fun reminiscing about your VW roots, […] Continue reading BUGSTOCK 2: Déjà vu!

Sunday Afternoon with the Classics: An American Legend-The Chevrolet Corvette

Named after a small, highly maneuverable naval escort ship, the Corvette was introduced in 1953 as the first large-scale, mass-produced car with an all-fiberglass body. Unique in automotive history, no other car has come close to the romantic reputation of Chevrolet’s powerful two-seat sports car, It has become one of the most loved legends of […] Continue reading Sunday Afternoon with the Classics: An American Legend-The Chevrolet Corvette

Sunday Afternoon with the Classics: A Japanese Tsunami – The Datsun/Nissan Z Sports Car

Like a Tsunami, 1971 began a wave of Japanese sports cars that would cut deep into the U.S. auto industry. Sporty, functional, and fast, the Datsun/Nissan Z Car fueled the American desire to have it all at a bargain price – style, speed, and technology! The British automobile’s hold on the American psyche and pocketbook […] Continue reading Sunday Afternoon with the Classics: A Japanese Tsunami – The Datsun/Nissan Z Sports Car

Sunday Afternoon with the Classics – The World of Automotive Orphans

An ‘orphan’ is a vehicle that has outlived its parent manufacturing company and over 2,000 notable cars classified as ‘orphans’ have flashed onto the American automotive scene, only to eclipse and fade into memory. Join George Duke and Budd Lacy from Richmond Region AACA for a presentation and see examples of orphans including Nash, Packard, […] Continue reading Sunday Afternoon with the Classics – The World of Automotive Orphans