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1963 Volkswagen Type 34 Karmann-Ghia

1963 Volkswagen Type 34 Karmann-Ghia

Note: The following story was excerpted from the April 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

In the late Nineties, Volkswagen tickled the automotive world’s fancy when it brought out the New Beetle that called to mind the iconic shape of the round little car that put VW on the map. However, there was a time many years earlier when people thought that a different “new” Beetle was coming.

2019 Lexus ES

2019 Lexus ES

2018 Beijing Auto Show

After years of catering solely to buyers in the market for cushy luxury, the Lexus ES is ready to show some teeth. The seventh-generation ES revealed at the Beijing Auto Show will be the first available in an F Sport version.

Collectible Automobile Magazine, Society of Automotive Historians Awards

The award-winning article appeared in the December 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile® magazine.

The year of Apollo 11, the “Amazin’” New York Mets, and Woodstock was also a pivotal year for U.S. automakers. A thorough retrospective of 1969 domestic cars published in Collectible Automobile® magazine, a companion to Consumer Guide® Automotive, has won an award from an international vehicle-history association.

Collectible Automobile Magazine, Awards, International Automotive Media Award Competition

Both Collectible Automobile Magazine and the Consumer Guide® Daily Drive Blog were honored this year by the judges of the International Automotive Media Award Competition.

Road tests and road trips netted a trio of Consumer Guide® Automotive Daily Drive bloggers gold medals when the 26th International Automotive Media Awards (IAMA) were announced on July 30, and one of the three picked up an additional “best in class” award.

Jaguar I-Pace Concept, North American Concept Vehicle of the Year

Jaguar I-Pace Concept


New for 2017 Chevys, 2018 Chevrolet News

There’s a lot on the minds of Chevrolet sales and marketing people, judging by the diverse array of new products the brand has placed on the market in 2017. New vehicles being added starting in the spring include a pure-electric subcompact, a compact crossover, performance cars, and compact and large pickups.

1961 Lingenfelter Corvette

1961 Chevrolet Corvette

Note: This article is reprinted from the August 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile

By John Biel

The names “Corvette” and “Lingenfelter” have been closely related for a long time. It’s completely natural, then, that they’re paired up on the next few pages of this magazine.


June 2015 issue of Collectible Automobile Magazine

Two articles from the June 2015 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine were honored by the Society of Automotive Historians.

Two articles from Collectible Automobile® magazine, a Consumer Guide® Automotive companion publication, have won writing awards from an international vehicle-history association.


International Automotive Media Awards

The story of the preservation of a record-setting 1958 Chrysler 300 has earned a gold medal for the author who wrote about it in Collectible Automobile®, Consumer Guide® Automotive’s bimonthly automotive-history companion magazine. In addition, the magazine and CG’s Daily Drive blog both drew a pair of bronze medals when the 25th International Automotive Media Awards (IAMA) were presented on July 31.

2016 Buick Avista Concept

2016 Buick Avista Concept

The style and grace of past Buicks reinterpreted for the future was the basis for the Buick Avista concept car. As things turned out, it was also the basis for an award winner. The Dark Sapphire Jewel hardtop coupe was selected as the “Most Significant Concept Vehicle” of 2016 when North American Concept Vehicle of the Year (NACVOTY) awards were presented on July 31.

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