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Chevy C/10 Pick Up – Monmouth Beach, New Jersey

February 20th, 2012 by Stu

Looking at this beautifully maintained, two-tone Chevy C/K pick up, spotted in Monmouth Beach by one of our Man on the Move faithful, kinda makes me want to dress head to toe in denim and open up a ranch somewhere. I guess you can call that powerful design.

Thanks for the awesome find Devrin.

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Corvettes at Carlisle – Carlisle, Pennsylvania

September 1st, 2010 by Stu

A while back I did a few posts about my father’s quest for the vintage Jaguar of his dreams. From the many shows and renowned restoration shops we visited, I learned a heap about early XK cars like the 120 and E-Type. Fast forward to the present, where dad has substituted classic American muscle cars in where the gentlemanly British roadsters used to be. We’re now focused on finding a big block C2 Corvette with Knock-off Kelsey-Hayes wheels and side pipes loud enough to irritate the neighbors a little bit. So we did what any other sane person with Vettes on the brain would do…headed to Carlisle to check out the Corvette show of Corvette shows, soak up a little brand culture, learn more about collectable big blocks and perhaps score ourselves a new (well, new to us) Corvette.

Driving through the downtown area surrounding the fairgrounds was surreal. There were Corvettes absolutely everywhere. New ones, old ones, nice ones, ratty ones…there were all kinds. The beautiful Summer afternoon was filled with car talk amongst friends and screaming V8 engines being tested on the dynamometer. Bright eyed locals lined the sidewalks, watching and pointing as all the Vettes rumbled by in every color imaginable. There was even a parade on Saturday to honor legendary racer John Fitch, who in 1960 co-drove the first Corvette, the #3 Briggs Cunningham car, to ever capture a class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Some of the more entrepreneurial townies who resided near the fairgrounds turned their driveways and backyards into paid parking lots and spent the weekend enthusiastically waving people in. The fact that they did this shirtless, beer in hand made it all that much more enjoyable.

See how we made out with a classic Vette and check out the many sights and sounds from the show after the jump. And if you really want to laugh, get a load of our Corvettes at Carlisle featured gallery with more cheeky vanity plates than you can shake a stick at.

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’57 Chevy Bel Air – NW 10th & NW Flanders, Portland, OR

August 20th, 2010 by Emir

All that talk about a ‘56 Bel Air and what do i spot next…a ’57 Bel Air. What are the odds?

Have a great weekend!

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Chevy Bel Air Sport Coupe: 12th & Franklin – Astoria, Oregon

August 5th, 2010 by Emir

Perhaps one of America’s most easily recognizable automotive shapes, the Bel Air is about as patriotic as hot dogs, baseball and cheating on your income taxes. This well-maintained ‘56 coupe sports a tasty cinnamon and cream two-tone paint job and looks fantastic pictured here on Franklin Street in Astoria. Chevy made a pillarless 4-door sport sedan version of the Bel Air during the same model year, but I think the coupe is where it’s at. By the way, someone really needs to bring back hood ornaments as a colorful alternative to the recessed, less is more badges placed on hoods today. This one looks like a soaring eagle that mated with a jet airplane…awesome.

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Chevy Biscayne – Rt. 27 – Montauk, NY

November 12th, 2009 by Ian

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Chevy positioned Biscayne as the brand’s no frills large sedan when it went on sale in ’58. Those who craved an abundance of chrome and other niceties needed to go the Bel Air, Impala and Delray route. But this handsome example we spotted in Montauk is equipped with a one-of-a-kind feature that its more upscale platform mates did not have – a pass through in the rear bench for surf boards. Somehow we doubt this was a factory option though (the duck tape and manually cut hole gave it away). The Japanese straw hats are also a nice touch.

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Under the Hood: Bill Sack

November 4th, 2009 by Nick

Pictured – Bill Sack, of fine men’s clothing shop Craft LA, in his 1957 Chevy 3100 stepside pickup.

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WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH CRAFT AND WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR IT?

Nobody was doing a workwear presentation properly in my mind.  It was all too costumey.  Pete and I wanted to do a Japanese-Americana workwear aesthetic but make it look real, and wearable.

WHAT’S THE STORY WITH SCORING THE TRUCK? YOU FIND IT IN A BARN? HOLD SOMEONE UP FOR IT?

I acquired the truck from a former employer.  It had been the shop truck for a denim brand, to remain nameless….

IF YOU WEREN’T DRIVING THIS YOU’D BE DRIVING…

I’d love an early 50’s coupe, or an early 60’s Cadillac.

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1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS – Greenwich Street, NYC

September 24th, 2009 by Ian

ChevelleThe mid to late 60s were a good time to get American muscle on the cheap. The 1968 Chevelle SS, for instance, offered a honkin 396-cid V8 as standard equipment for less than $3,000. You can’t even get a decent paint job these days for that kind of money. ‘68 also saw a major redesign and was the last year that the Chevelle SS was offered as a stand alone model (For 1969, the SS 396 became an option package on all Chevelles). The new design took on the popular Coke Bottle shape and was characterized by a short rear deck, stretched out hood and semi-fastback look in the rear. This flamed out example was caught loitering on Greenwich in all of its customized glory.

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1967 Chevy Camaro SS – West 25th Street, NYC

May 8th, 2009 by Ian

1967-chevy-camaro-ssWith all the commotion about retro-inspired muscle from Detroit, it’s nice to gaze upon the inspiration now and again. Sporting arrest-me red paint, this gen 1 (1967-1969) Camaro looks ready to pounce on a drag strip near you. As any owner will tell you, the honkin V8s available in ’67 (350 cu in or 396 cu in) do not disappoint when it comes to smoky burnouts and general adolescent behavior.

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2010 Chevy Camaro – Harriman State Park, NY

April 20th, 2009 by Stu

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It’s been 4 years since Chevy pulled the wraps off the Camaro concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A new president is in office, the Yankees moved stadiums and Britney Spears seems to be popular again. But it might have been worth the wait thanks in no small part to a design that alludes to the past without using it as a crutch. The 304 HP, Direct Injection V6 and starting price under $23,000 doesn’t hurt either.

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