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All About Cars

All About Cars is your home for stories, short form pieces, articles and more related to the car hobby.  Most articles are penned by Mike Blake, former editor of KIT CAR magazine.  Mike has been writing professionally for more than 30 years and is a former Carlisle Events staff member.  More over, Mike has been a "car guy" since the 1960s.

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    Solid Lifters: It’s as Much About the Cars as the Process

    Tuesday, May 25, 2021

    Car fans embrace performance, style, tech and many aspects of automobiles that fly under the radar. Among these fans are those who flock to displays o
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    The Top 25 [Most Overused] Phrases in The Collector Car Market

    Friday, May 21, 2021

    So your in the market for a classic car.  Like any major purchase, doing your homework is imperative, but just in case your buddy with a killer s
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    Blue Oval Women: The Ladies of Ford Racing

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    On the surface, motorsports appears to be a male-dominated domain, but there have been plenty of women who have made their marks on the scene and b

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    Remembering Bruce Meyers - The Father of the Dune Buggy Built 7,000 Kits

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021

    The automotive industry lost another icon, and Carlisle Events had to say goodbye to another friend, when Bruce Meyers, father of the modern-day dune
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    Gotcha' Covered - Terms you Need to Know When Insuring your Classic Car

    Monday, May 10, 2021

    Don't find out after

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  • Mr. Norm Kraus

    Norm Kraus: Dodge’s "High Performance King" Was Larger Than Life

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    A long-time friend of Carlisle Events, and a beloved icon in the automotive industry has passed away. Norm Kraus, affectionately known industry-wid

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    10 Tips for Attention Grabbing Photos of Your Ride

    Thursday, Apr 29, 2021

    Tip # 1: Purchase or download a color wheel.
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    World’s Largest Blue Oval Event is All About Cars, Clubs and Family

    Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021

    Good things happen when you follow your instincts and follow the signs…especially when the sign is a blue oval with the word “Ford” inside it.

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    How to Get Noticed at Your Next Car Show

    Thursday, Apr 22, 2021

    Generally speaking, car shows are a difficult place to shoot cars. Foot traffic, harsh lighting, close quarters etc make most anything other than gene
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    Spring Carlisle: The Beginning of the Automotive Season Gets Better all the Time

    Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021

    Bill Miller Jr. and Chip Miller (no relation) were cars guys and friends, who saw a need for events that catered to like‐minded individuals who hun

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    There’s no Price Tag on Our Cars Memories Because you Can’t Buy Them

    Thursday, Apr 15, 2021

    “If I could go back I would…” Who hasn’t thought that a time or two?  “I can remember when...” Yeah, guilty of that one also.

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    French Cars: Innovative Four-Wheeled Works of Art that Captured Hearts and Titles

    Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021

    France has been a pioneer and lynchpin of the automotive industry since French military engineer and inventor Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot built the

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    Kat Redner is on the Fast Track to Success

    Thursday, Apr 8, 2021

    Seldom do we have the opportunity to meet an individual who, upon spending time with them, leaves an indelible impression. Rarer too, is that person w
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    Carlisle Events Original Vendor Spotlight: 47 Years of Family and Growth

    Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021

    All vendors, past and present, are treasured Carlisle Events family members; and all have played a huge part in the 47-year history of the event co

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    History of Syclones and Typhoons

    Tuesday, Mar 30, 2021

    If you are a devout truck enthusiast or even a casual fan, you find something special in the genre. To those of us who are “truck people,” every tr

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    The MOPAR Culture 1971: The People … The Stars … The Cars

    Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021

    Celebrating its 84th birthday in 2021, MOPAR® now encompasses the portion of Stellantis brands (the parent company) that

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    Chevrolet Camaro: Six Generations of Sportiness and Speed

    Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021

    Americans clamored for a muscular, powerful, sporty car for the street and for tire-smoking bragging rights in the early 1960s, and Ford answered t

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    The Ford Club Scene: Going Full Throttle at "The Superbowl of Ford Events"

    Tuesday, Mar 9, 2021

    Car clubs have been organized and filled with enthusiasts since the early days of the automobile. Many point to the Paris-based, Automobile Club de

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    Making a Deal at Swap Meets: Be Prepared and Have Fun

    Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021

    Auto swap meets and flea markets are great places to find that part you need for your project, that special item for your collection, or that car that
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    GM Brand Rivalry: Badge Enthusiasts Divide the General’s Family at Events

    Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021

    The General Motors family is just that…a family. Once, the manufacturer of such different, since discontinued car badges as LaSalle, McLaughlin, Oakla
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