The Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In is the largest and most successful classic auto show and cruise-in held in Ohio. The event raises vitally needed funds for the Arthritis Foundation's research and support programs.
More than 2.6 million Ohioans have arthritis, including 11,500 children. Your attendance at the 35th Annual Classic Auto show & Cruise-In will support the foundation's mission to conquer and cure arthritis.
LINCOLN 100TH ANNIVERSARY
Henry Leland, a former manager of the Cadillac division of General Motors, and his son, Wilfred Leland, formed The Lincoln Motor Company in August 1917. The Lincoln Motor Company Plant was at 6200 West Warren Avenue (at Livernois) in Detroit, Michigan. Leland named the new company after Abraham Lincoln, his hero and for whom he cast his first presidential vote in 1864, when he was 21. Lincoln's first source of revenue came from assembling Liberty aircraft engines, using cylinders supplied by Ford Motor Company, to fulfill World War I government contracts.
After the war, Lincoln factories were retooled to manufacture luxury automobiles. Ford Motor Company purchased the Lincoln Motor Company in 1922, but Lincoln continued to operate as a somewhat separate company from Ford through early 1940.
CAMARO 50TH ANNIVERSARY
The 1967 Camaro shared the subframe / semi-unibody design with the 1968 Chevy II Nova. Almost 80 factory and 40 dealer options, including three main packages, were available.
The RS was an appearance package that included hidden headlights, revised taillights with back-up lights under the rear bumper, RS badging and exterior rocker trim.
The SS included a 350 cubic inch (5.7 L) V8 engine and the L35 and L78396 cubic inch (6.5 L) big-block V8s were also available.
The SS featured non-functional air inlets on the hood, special striping and SS badging on the grille, front fenders, gas cap and horn button. It was possible to order both the SS and RS to receive a Camaro RS/SS. In 1967, a Camaro RS/SS convertible with a 396 engine paced the Indianapolis 500.
The Z/28 option code was introduced in December 1966 for the 1967 model year. It was the brainchild of Vince Piggins, who conceived offering "virtually race-ready" Camaros for sale from any Chevrolet dealer. This option package was not mentioned in any sales literature, so it was unknown to most buyers. The Z/28 option required power front disc brakes and a close-ratio Muncie 4-speed manual transmission (posi-traction was optional). It featured a 302 cubic inch (4.9 L) small-block V-8 engine, 3" crankshaft with 4" bore, an aluminum intake manifold and a 4-barrel vacuum secondary Holley carburetor of 780 cfm. Chevrolet wanted to keep the horsepower rating at less than 1 hp per cubic inch, for various reasons (e.g. insurance and racing classes). The Z/28 also came with upgraded suspension, racing stripes on the hood and trunk lid, '302' front fender emblems on the '67 and early '68 cars, and 'Z/28' emblems in late '68 and '69. It was also possible to combine the Z/28 package with the RS package.
FIREBIRD/TRANS AM 50TH ANNIVERSARY
The first generation Firebirds had a characteristic Coke bottle styling. Unlike its cousin the Chevrolet Camaro, the Firebird's bumpers were integrated into the design of the front end. The Firebird's rear "slit" taillights were inspired by the Pontiac GTO. Both a two-door hardtop and a convertible were offered through the 1969 model year. Originally, the car was a "consolation prize" for Pontiac, who had wished to produce a two-seat sports car of its own design, based on the original Banshee concept car. However, GM feared such a vehicle would directly compete with Chevrolet's Corvette, so the decision was made to give Pontiac a piece of the pony car market by having them share the F-body platform with Chevrolet.
COUGAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY
The introduction of the Cougar finally gave Mercury its own "pony car." Slotted between the Ford Mustang and the Ford Thunderbird, the Cougar was the performance icon and eventually the icon for the Mercury brand for several decades. The Cougar was available in two models (base and XR-7) and only came in one body style (a two-door hardtop, no center or B-pillar). Engine choices ranged from the 200 hp (149 kW) 289 cubic inch (4.7 L) two-barrel V8 to the 335 hp (250 kW) 390 cubic inch (6.4 L) four-barrel V8. A performance package called the GT was available on both the base and XR-7 Cougars. This included the 390 cubic inch (6.4 L) V8, as well as a performance handling package and other performance enhancements.
The 1967 Cougar, with the internal code T-7, went on sale September 30, 1966. It was based on the 1967 refaced first-generation Mustang, but with a 3-inch-longer (76 mm) wheelbase and new sheet metal. A full-width divided grille with hidden headlamps and vertical bars defined the front fascia—it was sometimes called the electric shaver grille. At the rear, a similar treatment had the license plate surrounded on both sides with vertically slatted grille work concealing tail lights (with sequential turn signals), a styling touch taken from the Thunderbird.
PORSCHE 928 40TH ANNIVERSARY
The Porsche 928 was a luxury GT car produced by Porsche AG of Germany from 1978 to 1995. Originally intended to replace the company's well-known and famed 911, the 928 combined the power, poise, and handling of a sports car with the refinement, comfort, and equipment of a luxury sedan to create what some Porsche executives thought would be a vehicle with wider appeal than the compact, quirky and sometimes difficult 911.
The 928 featured a large, front-mounted and water-cooled V8 engine driving the rear wheels. Originally displacing 4.5 L and featuring a single overhead camshaft design, it produced 219 hp for the North American market and 237 hp in other markets. Porsche upgraded the engine from mechanical to electronic fuel injection in 1980 for US models, although power remained the same. This design marked a major change in direction for Porsche (started with the introduction of the Porsche 924 in 1976), whose cars had until then used only rear- or mid-mounted air-cooled flat engines with four or six cylinders.
Porsche utilized a transaxle in the 928 to help achieve 50/50 front/rear weight distribution, aiding the car's balance. Although it weighed more than the difficult-to-handle 911, its more neutral weight balance and higher power output gave it similar performance on the track. At the time, the 928 was regarded as the more relaxing car to drive. It came with either a five-speed manual transmission, or a Mercedes-Benz-derived automatic transmission, originally with three speeds, with four-speed from 1983 in North America and 1984 in other markets. More than 80% had the automatic transmission. Exact percentage of manual gearbox cars for entire production run is not known but it is believed to be between 15 and 20 percent.
The 928 car debuted at the 1977 Geneva Motor Show before going on sale later that year as a 1978 model. Although it won early acclaim for its comfort and power, sales were slow. Base prices were much higher than that of the previous 911 model and the 928's front-engine, water-cooled design put off many Porsche purists. The Porsche 928 was voted Car of the Year in 1978.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited was created as a wholly owned subsidiary of BMW in 1998 after BMW licensed the rights to the Rolls-Royce brand name and logo from Rolls-Royce PLC and acquired the rights to the Spirit of Ecstasy and Rolls-Royce grill shape trademarks from Volkswagen AG. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited has been manufacturing Rolls-Royce branded cars since 2003.
Although the Rolls-Royce brand has been in use on vehicles since 1906, the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars subsidiary of BMW AG has no direct relationship to Rolls-Royce branded vehicles produced prior to 2003. The Bentley subsidiary of Volkswagen AG is the direct successor to Rolls-Royce Motors and the other various predecessor entities that produced Rolls-Royce and Bentley branded cars between the foundation of each company and 2003.
Current chief executive Torsten Müller-Ötvös joined the company in January 2010, with a pledge to regain the quality standards that made Rolls Royce famous in the 1980s. That year, the company's sales in China increased by 600%, making it Rolls Royce's second largest market after the US.
BUICK CLUB GREAT LAKES REGIONAL MEET
PRESENTED BY BUICK HERITAGE ALLIANCE
The Buick Club of America celebrated their 50th Anniversary in Allentown, Pa. during the summer of 2016. Come celebrate the 114th Anniversary of the Founding of Buick, by David Dunbar Buick, as the Buick Heritage Alliance (www.BuickHeritageAlliance.org); sponsors the 2017 Buick Club of America Great Lakes Regional Meet in Dublin, Ohio at the 35th Annual Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show and Cruise In.
Special “Buick Only” preregistration gift provided by Landow and Company.