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Chris On Cars is not your normal car blog.  Our new website offers insight and intelligent commentary on everything from classic and antique cars to supercars and the latest hypercars.

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Every week we feature the best and most unique articles about everything from classic and antique cars, to the ultimate supercars.

Layla – The Boat Tail Riviera

I tried to give you consolation…When your old man had let you down. Like a fool, I fell in love with you, Turned my whole world upside down. – Eric Clapton


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An Interview with Luciano Rupolo

“Restoration is a skilled profession. You might even call it an art in its own right, except that it is frowned on to be original. First rule of restoration: follow the intention of the artist. Never try to improve on him.” ― J.M. Coetzee, Slow Man


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Ferrari F40 vs Ferrari F50

“It is the greatest supercar the world has ever seen.” – Jeremy Clarkson on the F40


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The Rake of the Riviera

In the United States, the automobile is synonymous with one name, Ford. In the rest of the world, that name is Agnelli. – Chris Raymond


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Cars Found on eBay

eBay and Craigslist are the best places to look at cars you have no intention of buying. – Chris Raymond


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Grace, Beauty, Soul…Toyota?

I have always hated Toyotas. When I see them on the road, there is an instant feeling of disgust that wells up inside of me, which is inevitably combined with feelings of pity and anger at the people behind the wheel. – Chris Raymond


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Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

Style and luxury are usually sold at a premium. In the world of classic cars, you can still find something that will turn heads but not put you in the poor house…if you are lucky. – Chris Raymond


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10 Of the Most Beautiful Supercars

Being the envy of your peers is standard issue if you can manage to get hold of a supercar. – Chris Raymond


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Most Beautiful Cars: Jaguar XK120

“The car is the closest thing we will ever create to something that is alive.” – Sir William Lyons


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Most Beautiful Cars: Lamborghini Miura

‘Every impatient, rich man wanted one’ – Giampaolo Dallara


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Guest Posts

Featuring the best product reviews, guest posts, car reviews, editorials, and road tests.

Car Lister’s Epic Giveaway!

To celebrate the launch of their new website, Car Lister is introducing the 2016 Car Lister’s EPIC Giveaway.They are giving away daily,weekly,and monthly prizes. The grand prize will be a $25,000.00


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Top 7 Cars USA Gave To the World This Decade

Here is a list of some of the best cars built by US-based automakers this decade. – Chris Raymond


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6 Iconic Cars from TV and Film

Have a look six of the greatest rides of the silver screen, which have become the stuff of every kid’s—and even grown up’s—dreams. – Chris Raymond


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The Epicness of Ford

“If she doesn’t scare the hell out of you a little, then she is not the one.” – Unknown


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12 Future Investment Classics and Why You Should Avoid Them

Investing in classic cars has never been more appealing or popular than it is today. Investment gurus across the nation are spinning stories of amazing returns and massive gains that can be had simply by purchasing a used car. What they forget to mention, is that investing in classic cars can be a hell from which you never return.


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How to Avoid Junk Car Buyer Scams

After years of driving your car, you have decided to get a new one, but do not want to simply throw your old one away.


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Three Great Reasons to Start Your Car Search Online

Remember those times when your only hope of finding a car was heading down to the local dealership hoping that they would have something suitable?


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BMW is Electric

It is our collective and individual responsibility… to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama


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The New Ford – Going Further

A new era in automotive design is slipping by unnoticed. In a world where our technology changes on a daily basis, consumers and journalists alike have come to treat all advancements as ordinary.


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Exchange and Mart – Affordable Classics Online

Classic cars represent something of an anomaly in the automotive industry, and not just because of their unique design features and fascinating history.


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Product Reviews

Whether it’s a new automotive book, or a new set of spark plugs, the staff at Chris on Cars will let you know the best value for your money!

Old School Spring Car Mod’s

With the sun shining and the temperature reaching 70 degrees, I decided to hop in my Miata and go run a few errands yesterday. “Running errands” is a great excuse to get out of the house – ahem, office – and get some fresh air. The only downside is other humans like fresh air, too. And many of them have crudely customized cars.


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Strange Brew – The Cars of Buch-t

This week, while perusing through the usual car sites, I came across a Wikipedia Commons page that astounded me. The page was created by a user named Buch-t, and includes hundreds of photographs of cars from museums and events in Germany.


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More Great Car Commercials

It seems that every five minutes there is another boring car commercial on TV.


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Grand Theft Auto 5: The Complete Vehicle List

Here it is, the complete vehicle list from Grand Theft Auto 5


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“JUST ADDED” – Chris on Cars Store

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My Forza Horizon Garage

Forza Horizon is one of the best racing simulation games available, and the design studio allows you to create custom paint schemes and graphics. Heaven for anyone secretly wanting to be Chip Foose.


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Ken Block – San Francisco Gymkhana

Gymkhana is a type of motorsport with timed events and/or speed events in an automobile. These can feature obstacles such as cones, tires, and barrels. This is better!


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A World Class Collection

Collecting seems to bring out that primitive instinct for the hunt in some of its devotees, who stalk their prey with skill. – Alicia Craig Faxon


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Who is the Best Car Photographer?

Car Photography is work. Taking a simple photograph of your car is much more difficult than you think, and getting the perfect shot seems to be as much about chance as it is skill.


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Gran Turismo 5 Cars – Part II

Someone at Polyphony is a car lover, and one look at the new Gran Turismo 5 list will confirm it. This is Part II of my highlights from the GT5 cars, and it includes some amazing automobiles.


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Editorials

Everyone at Chris on Cars has an opinion, and here is where we tell the world about it.  From cars to the automotive industry, to the latest rants…here is where we really let loose.

Snowpocalypse!

This week, I have decided to post some photos from around the net showing the snowpocalypse that is making life difficult for most of the country. – Chris Raymond


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Drag Coefficient Nonsense

Some of the biggest and bulkiest objects have better drag coefficient numbers than some of the sleekest supercars. How could this be? – Chris Raymond


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Fear and Loathing in Design

“A car designer left to his own devices will produce a 1966 GTO. A car designer under the control of a committee will produce a 2006 GTO.” – Chris Raymond


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Local Car Shows

Today I decided to finally add some of the pictures I had taken at local car shows. There seems to be a show every night of the week, and the pictures are starting to pile up.


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Yesterday

“Nostalgia is a seductive liar.” – George Ball


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Bring Back Clarkson

“Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that’s what gets you.” – Jeremy Clarkson


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Toad Hall Sports Car Collection

At one point Bill Putman had 58 cars in his collection. All but one of them is red and all trimmed with “Minuteman Racing” decals, it’s come down to about 40 or so now though. He calls it the “Toad Hall Sports Car Collection”


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Ugly is Forever

Beauty is fleeting, Ugly is forever – Anonymous


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Classic Cars from eBay!

Another day, another cool set of cars from eBay!


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Which Car Would You Choose?

“I will give you one car, free of charge, as long as its value is less than one million dollars, and you can’t sell it.” Which one would you choose?


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Road Tests & Car Reviews

Every so often someone is crazy enough to give us a car to test.  This is where we put the latest and greatest the automotive world has to offer through its paces.

Layla – The Boat Tail Riviera

I tried to give you consolation…When your old man had let you down. Like a fool, I fell in love with you, Turned my whole world upside down. – Eric Clapton


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Ford SVT Raptor, Designed for Men

The Ford SVT Raptor was designed on a mountaintop, by secret disappearing ninjas using the greatest technologies known to man.


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Genesis and Ferrari, Design in 7 Days

According to the bible, it took God just seven days to create the world as we know it. Unfortunately, God doesn’t design cars, because the average time to develop a new car can be as long as four years. – Chris Raymond


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Underachievers

Disappointment is the gap that exists between expectation and reality – Unknown


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Worst Cars from the 1970’s

This list is “The Worst Cars Sold in the US during the 1970’s,” a time of muscle cars, “Nimitz” class family sedans, and quick rusting steel.


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The Next Generation

“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” – George Orwell


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BMW Art Cars

I dislike BMW’s. They are cars driven mostly by yuppies and people without the burden of a soul.


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Spyker – Style is Dead

“Legend remains victorious in spite of history.” – Sarah Bernhardt


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Die Another Day – Jensen Interceptor

The Jensen Interceptor is a classic GT automobile, one that reeked of style, performance and luxury. It has always been one of my favorite cars, and I consider it an icon. In Britain, It is to the 1970’s as Twiggy is to the 1960’s.


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Pagani Huayra

Pagani, the pantomime horse of supercar manufacturers has done it again. It has built a machine that pushes the boundaries of what a supercar can be.


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Galleries

If you can think of a car, I probably have a photo of it here.  This is a collection of all my favorite car porn from across the web, and even some of my own photography.

Galleries

A collection of our favorite photos


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Interact

Chris on Cars now features user forum sections, classifieds for buying and selling your car, an events page, a Club & Association page where you can list your favorite car clubs, and car tips & advice.

How To Sell A Car

One of the most important rules in selling any car is to include great photos. In fact, the better the photo, the more money you will get when it’s time for the cash to change hands.


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Not All Car Shows Are Fun

I once tried to describe a local car show as a place where everyone is a friend, where car people gather to share their latest projects, and where history and beauty is literally “at your fingertips.”


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Tips For Buying A Used Car!

Some funny tips for buying a used car!


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2011 Summer Car Show Season

My first article for the Good Hands Community website is about the 2011 Summer Car Show Season. Please check it out, join the discussion, and get involved.


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Newport Concours D’ Elegance 2011

Scantily clad models parade in front of the Cadillac display, but our group is busy cruising along Ocean Drive and Bellevue Ave gawking at the surreal mansions.


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Newport Concours, A Day of Design Excellence

Today was a perfect day in New England, and I took full advantage of it by driving my Jaguar XJS Coupe down to the Newport Concours D’ Elegance at Fort Allen on the harbor.


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GM Tests New Test Drive Program

GM is either about to do something great, or one of the dumbest things I can imagine. GM is making a change in the way they conduct test drives in a few key cities. Buyers in Chicago, Philly, LA and Miami will be taken on a ride in a new Malibu, Equinox and Traverse and then given the chance to test cars from Ford, Toyota, Honda and others.


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Events

Whether it is a local car show, of a international F1 race, this is the place to list it, find it, and share it with your friends!

Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year 2016 from Chris on Cars


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Local Car Shows II

This is going to be a long weekend for me, so I decided to put up some pictures of cars that I like. Some are from local shows, and two are just cool cars. Look for another “normal” update next week, but in the interim, enjoy the pictures.


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Two Stories for Memorial Day

When a soldier travels to a place like Iraq and Afghanistan, he or she leaves behind all of the same things you and I take for granted. Families, friends, jobs, hobbies, pets…everything that makes our life good is left behind waiting for their return. Tragically, many will never come home, and some that do will never be the same.


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Happy New Year 2015

Have a safe and happy New Year !


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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July


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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from all of us at Chris on Cars


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Happy New Year from Chris on Cars

Happy New Year from Chris on Cars


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Merry Christmas from Chris on Cars

“Oh what fun it is to drive”


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Stand By Those Who Stood For You

God and the soldier we adore, in times of danger, not before. The danger gone and all things righted,
God is forgotten and the soldier slighted.” – Unknown


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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!


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  • Ford’s in the Money: Automaker Posts Record Profits Because You Love Trucks April 28, 2016
    News from Dearborn this morning will please recent purchasers of F-150s, Transits, and Fiestas — Ford Motor Company is absolutely on fire financially, earning $2.5 billion in a very large first quarter. Ford’s pre-tax profit of $3.8 billion was a record for the company. Net income at the Glass House more than doubled from last year’s $1.2 billion, translating into […]
    Matthew Guy
  • The $100,000 Pickup Truck is Real, and You Have Dealers and the Aftermarket to Thank For It April 28, 2016
    The time is ticking ever closer to the day an OEM slaps a $100,000 MSRP on a truck. It will happen, and it won’t be long before it does. In 1997, $27,000 bought a lavishly equipped F-150 Lariat SuperCab with a 5.4-liter V8. Adjusted for inflation, that’s about $40,000 in today’s money. Adjusted for reality, that […]
    Seth Parks
  • Transunion Deploys Great New Tool for Stalking and Killing Ex-Wives April 28, 2016
    The phrase “disruptive technology” has long since been co-opted to mean “a new iPhone app for people to share photos of their meals” but it has an original and genuine meaning as well: any technology that matures faster than society’s ability to use it constructively. The list of disruptive technologies includes entries as diverse as […]
    Jack Baruth
  • Piston Slap: Studded vs Studless vs All Season? April 28, 2016
    Jeremy writes: Hi Sajeev, My mother-in-law just moved from Ft. Meyers, FL to Akron, OH with her Mini Clubman S to be closer to her granddaughter. As a proud British person, she loves the car but is concerned about Midwest/lake effect winters and was thinking of getting a CUV/SUV. Having been a loyal reader of […]
    Sajeev Mehta
  • ‘Everything’s Fine,’ Says Mitsubishi to the EPA April 28, 2016
    After admitting it fudged fuel economy data for the past 25 years in Japan, Mitsubishi Motors wants the Environmental Protection Agency to know that its U.S. vehicles are A-OK. The automaker claims it conducted an internal audit on vehicles from model year 2013 to present and contrasted that data with figures it had previously submitted […]
    Steph Willems

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