TMCP #417: Oscar Pereda, Godfather of the BFG Pro-Touring Tire? Michelin’s Track Connect Tire Sensor Apps for Better Lap Times – Ask Rick, NPD looks to the New Year, The Bullitt Mustang goes to Mecum

This week I cornered Oscar Pereda from Michelin in a (slightly) “off the books” interview at the SEMA Show. While the initial discussion was to be centered around the all new Michelin Track Connect system….I found out that he is the guy behind the coolest and most trend-setting genre changing tire sizes in pro-touring! He literally is the person who decided to have BFG develop a 335-wide 18″ tire…because he thought that is what would look “coolest” on the tail of a ’69 Camaro. Front tire sizes followed suit and today we have an enduser suspension, brake, chassis, and speed industry built around it! 

TMCP eBay Pick{1965 Mustang

One day each week we’ll list a cool project car or a nice driver for sale here from eBay Motors.  We’ll try to keep the price to a max of $20,000 for full driver cars.  For project cars, no more than $5,000. 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible Visit us every day, or just click the flame […]

The MuscleCar Place Podcast – Episode #38 – The 2010 Bandit Run!

Episode 38 is ready to go for this week’s muscle car podcast from The MuscleCar Place! Click HERE to get the show in iTunes! 1) We’re now listing all of the muscle cars from Mecum Auctions in our Classifieds section! 2) Contact Paul Oyen (our voice announcer) to get all of your old camera slides […]

Buying and Selling Muscle Cars at Auction – the January 2010 Guide

Since January is here it is not only the start to a new year – it’s the start to a new auction season!  January has traditionally been “auction heaven” when it comes to collector cars, and the last ten years have been incredible for muscle cars!  Arizona in particular is a hub of automotive auctions […]

The best time ever to be a muscle car guy….or gal!

I have the chance to interact with a lot of fans of American Muscle cars on a regular basis.  I also speak with a lot of people in the automotive and restoration industry as well as those that sell classic cars for a living.  Everyone seems to whole heartedly agree – there has NEVER been […]

Mecum Auction and Car Craft Nats – Photo and Videos

This past weekend I had the chance to attend two great events that all muscle car fans would enjoy – a Mecum Auction in Des Moines, IA and the Car Craft Nationals in St. Paul, MN. While the two events were worlds apart in the structure and purpose of their event, they were connected by […]

Car Shows, Auctions, and Bankruptcy….oh my!

Summer continues to roll on, and so do all things related to muscle cars in the summer! Car Shows The car-show summer continues!  I’m sure that there are weekly car shows in your town, but the next big one in the Midwest is the Car Craft Nationals in Minneapolis. In addition to all of the […]