Welcome to Curbside Classic

You’ve just joined 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, a treasured family heirloom, a childhood memory, a wild youthful drive or tragic breakdown, 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 will eventually be thousands of Curbside Classics here, a living time capsule of collective knowledge, experiences and history. 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.

You can also  find CCs and other categories on the navigation bar on top, and most easily from the portals on the upper right side of the page, where they will all be listed alphabetically by brand. 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.

We welcome guest submissions, if you’d like to try your hand at writing anything that fits under our big tent. Please let me know what you think about CC, good or bad, publicly or privately, and how we can make it better. The Contact form is here, or on the navigation bar.