If you've ever wondered which classic models stand out on social media in terms of popularity, these graphs will give you a pretty good idea as far as Instagram is concerned.
This study was put together by Autonation, which examined over 198,000 Instagram posts, looking for the hashtags #ClassicCar and #CarShow in order to identify which models got the most mentions.
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Oldsmobile is the first American company to offer a fully automatic (the hydramatic) transmission with four forward gears in 1940. Beginning in 1941 the Oldsmobile company used a two digit numbering system as a model designation. The first number would reveal the body type, while the second digit was the engine size. The first digit would be a number between 6 and 9, with the second digit being a 6 or an 8 which designates the number of cylinders, thusly, all Olds models are numbered between "66"and "98" from 1941 through to the mid 1960's. There were no new Oldsmobile automobiles produced from 1942 until after the end of WWII.
Our thanks to Gateway Classic Cars for the images here.
The yearly auction season starts earlier than ever now. For many attendees on the weekend following the start of the new year, the warmth of central Florida was an added reason for heading to Mecum’s Kissimmee car extravaganza. Held in the Silver Spur Arena inside Osceola Heritage Park, this year found over 3,000 cars offered over 10 days. While there are hundreds of possibilities from prewar classics to European supercars, what Dana and Frank Mecum have been best-known for is raw American muscle. For 2017, they pulled out all the stops with two great collections of vintage racecars, plus added highlights from prestigious noted accumulations nationwide. These are displayed throughout buildings, tents and in Mecum’s exclusive ‘glass house,’ where some of the most desirable cars could be viewed.
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