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Preparing Your Classic Car For The Cooler Months

The colder months of the year can be especially tough on classic cars, especially if they're not being used. Naturally, you want to make sure that your classic ride is stored in the best way possible during the cold months. By following the tips...

Preparing Your Classic Car For Upholstery

Owning a classic car is not only exhilarating, but it's also a fantastic experience.  Classic cars are famed for combining beauty and speed.  While most of the classic cars enthusiasts would like to make the upholstery customization on...

Which Car Wax Gives The Best Shine?

It's summertime, which means you may be taking your classic car for rides more often. With classic cars, appearance plays a major role– so how can you get your car to shine brighter than everyone else's? Choosing a good wax can...

Horsepower vs Torque

Horsepower vs Torque is a question that baffles many. Even the most adept of mechanical people. Over beers, you can sometimes hear the debate. This is the mechanical version of "If you give a Mouse a Cookie". Because to understand, it...

How To Prepare Your Classic Car For The Summer

There are few things better than taking out your classic car to show off to the world, and the rising temperatures are really the perfect excuse for you to do it. Instead of having to put it in a garage to hide from the winter snows and ice, you can...

How Old Does a Car Have to Be to Be a Classic?

There is no exact age required for a car to become a “classic” car. In general, the average age of a classic car is twenty years or more. A car that is over 100-years-old is considered an “antique” car. Cars that are very...

The Five Most Influential Hot Rods

Cars have been around for well over a century and over the decades, people have been loving the feel and style of every car model on the road; however, one of the most awe-inspiring models is the hot rod. The hot rod is a type of car that evokes...

Top 5 Rules for Buying a Classic Car

Many automobile fanatics believe that by simply acquiring an antique car, they will have a machine that continuously appreciates in value. Vintage cars are usually associated with the pleasures of owning, driving and restoring them to their original...

Classic Car Storage Tips - Winterizing Your Car

The winter months can wreak havoc on your classic car. However, damage can easily be prevented by properly winterizing your car. With the following classic car storage tips, you can protect your vehicle as the weather turns colder. This extra...

How to Keep Classic Cars Road-Ready

Your classic, she's a beauty! In order to keep her in tip-top shape, you don't take her out on the road all that often, saving her for special shows, cruises, and those flawless summer days. Here are a few tips to help keep your care safe...

Pick-Up Truck Buying Guide

Many people mistakenly believe that shopping for a pickup truck is just like shopping for a car. However, when it comes to shopping for a pickup truck, consumers must also consider the special uses for such vehicles and the many different styles...

90's Cars to Invest in

Classic cars have really increased in value over the past few years, and while it’s hard to predict the classics of the future, there are some 90s cars which look promising. The most searched 90s cars, according to Kelley Blue Book,...

Best Classic Cars Under $10k

Since you were a child, you've dreamt of owning the classic cars you saw in the movies or driving up and down your street. It's the dream that most Americans have, since cars are a piece of U.S. history...

3 Popular Hot Rod Models

A hot rod is a general term for any vehicle that has been modified to offer higher levels of speed and power. From sleek designs to upgraded transmissions, creating a hot rod is a custom hobby like none other. This hot rod guide will...

The Most Sought-Out & Classic Pick Up Trucks

There are only a couple things that are more American than apple pie and pickup trucks may be one of them; and it's because of what they represent.  Pickup trucks are both a symbol of hardwork, quality and freedom. They allow...

5 Easy Classic Car Care Tips

Finally, your childhood dream car is sitting in your garage and is officially yours. Time to show it off to the world, right? Well, not exactly. After picking up a classic car, it tends to need a little bit of care for the present and consistent...

A History of the American Hot Rod

The hot rod is an American tradition, a classic car with an engine modified for speed and power. Few innovations channel the American spirit as completely as the hot rod, with its focus on the raw speed, rebellious freedom, and plucky ingenuity...

How to Care for Your Antique Pickup Truck

When buyers purchase a car, they frequently make a commitment to keep it clean by maintaining the its interior and exterior. As time marches on, the enthusiasm diminishes and cars become dirty, cluttered, and perhaps mechanically neglected. The...

Tips for Purchasing a Classic Car out of State

Anyone who has shopped for a classic car knows that they can be difficult to find. Classic car enthusiasts often have very specific things in mind when looking for the perfect one to park in their driveway. Seemingly small details such as engine...

Popular Muscle Cars of the 1970s

For muscle car enthusiasts, the sixties and seventies were the glory days. In the sixties, we saw the introduction of muscle cars and the seventies brought us some of the most beefy and beautiful cars to date. At Vanguard Motor Sales, we enjoy...

Do I Have to Pay Cash to Buy a Classic Car?

There is something special that happens when people who appreciate classic cars begin talking about their favorites. People’s eyes light up, they passionately argue about whether the GTO was better than the Mustang, both citing valid...

How to Choose the Perfect Classic Car for You

For as long as cars have been mass produced, people have been in love. One main reason why people love cars so much is that they offer a great way to express themselves. Think about the people you know and the cars that they drive. Generally...

The Top 5 Mustangs of the 1960s

Car enthusiasts far and wide share many common themes including a passion for 1960s Ford Mustangs. Muscle cars won the hearts of Americans in the sixties and seventies, and Mustangs were among the cars that led the charge. In fact, the love...

3 Most Popular Cars of the 1940s

The 1940s was a significant decade for the United States, not only because of world events, but because of the cars manufactured during that time. Some of the most enduring classic cars and trucks still on the road today stem from the 1940s....

What to Look for in a Classic Hot Rod

Many styles of cars come and go, but one timeless style of car is the classic hot rod. One key defining characteristic of these cars is their large engines, which are heavily modified for linear speed. These cars are very light and...

The Top 3 Most Powerful Classic Muscle Cars

When many people think of muscle cars, they cannot help but think of the classic muscle cars of days past. They not only had power, but they also had style and class. Having the torque of a locomotive didn't hurt either. The early 60s...

3 Legendary Classic Chevy Pickup Trucks

When it comes to pickup trucks, no one can deny that Chevrolet has produced some of the most legendary classic pickup trucks. Chevy had uncompromising vision, rugged, yet sleek good looks - and power to match. Chevy pickup trucks always featured...

What Makes a Car a Classic?

Many people ask what makes a car a classic one. While the answer to this question actually varies around the world, here in America we generally go by the definition and standards put forth by the Classic Car Club of America. This standard...

The 3 Most Popular Classic Ford Pickup Trucks

The pickup truck is Americas work horse. It is also in some cases of work of art made of metal, and out of all trucks the classic truck is king. When you see a classic truck you are peering back in time, looking at a legend that still breaths...

The Top 5 Most Desired Classic Pickup Trucks

Tastes have come and gone over the years, but if one thing remains it is that Americans will always love pickup trucks.  Pickup trucks have been popular since their inception and remain some of the best-selling vehicles in a company’s...

3 Quick Tips for Buying a Classic Muscle Car

Classic cars are works of art.  When they have been restored properly, they can be expected to turn heads for decades to come.  At Vanguard Motor Sales, we have 3 quick recommendations for those interested in purchasing a classic car....

The Top 5 In Demand Muscle Cars of the 1960s

It’s pretty undeniable that the 1960s gave America some of the best music and muscle cars of our time.  For those who grew up in the sixties, recalling some of the muscle cars of the era evokes fond memories of days gone by....

A Classic Car is a Fun Investment

With the economy in the pits there aren’t a wealth of options available for making a sound investment. The collapse of the housing market demonstrated that owning property isn’t the sure-fire money-maker it was once thought to be. If...

The Joys of Owning a Classic Car

Have you seen a beautiful classic car cruising down the street and imagined it was you behind the wheel? Well, your fantasy can easily become a reality. Your dream car is out there somewhere, and with the growth of the internet it shouldn’t...

Four Tips for Maintaining Your Classic Car

Owning a classic car is owning an exciting piece of history. Like any antique, it’s important to take extra precautions to preserve its beauty and functionality. Follow these four basic tips and your investment can last you a...