Welcome to Curbside Classic

You’ve just discovered the endless automotive treasure hunt. We prowl the streets to find and document any interesting car regardless of whether it’s a genuine classic or a tired beater. Our motto is “Every car has a story”, and we’re going to coax one out of each of them: a unique place in automotive history, the origins of its design, a treasured family heirloom, a childhood memory, a wild youthful drive or tragic breakdown, and memories of automotive love or disdain. It’s about context, not just the dry facts; although we respect those too. And your comments are a big part of creating the stories. This is a collaborative effort, so please come on in, register, start adding to the stories, and pass the the word: Curbside Classic is the place for lovers of older cars, and more.

There are now thousands of Curbside Classics here, a living time capsule of collective knowledge, experiences and history. Most are accessible from the Portals on the right side of the front page. Or use the “Search Curbside Classic” by Google up on the upper right side.

And there’s more too: Automotive Histories on brands, technology, design and profiles of historically significant cars that won’t likely be found on the street.  The Auto-Biography gets a complete makeover, expanded and fully illustrated, as well as auto-biographical series from other writers (Cars Of A Lifetime, or COAL). And lots of other content too, from editorials to short-form blog pieces including CC Outtakes and anything and everything that grabs our interest and imagination from the wide world of cars, as well as other vehicles including trucks, buses, bikes, trains, planes and almost anything that moves under its own power.

We also have a place where readers can post their finds: CC Cohort/Flickr. Any pictures posted there may also show up at the CC main page. And we always welcome guest submissions, if you’d like to try your hand at writing anything that fits under our big tent. More info on first time Submissions is here.  And if you want to reach us otherwise, the Contact form is here, or on the navigation bar.

A note on commenting: we review and moderate all comments. We insist that all commenting be kept civil, without any attacks on other commenters or the site and its writers. All comments may be edited, or deleted if they do not meet our guidelines.

One more thing: we do not sell any cars. All the cars and other vehicles seen on our pages are just for us too look at and discuss; not to sell. Please don’t contact us about buying anything you see in our posts. They’re not for sale. And we don’t dispense advice on repairs, selling and buying old cars.