Description eng Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:33:29 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : GORGEOUS IN GRANT PARK ILLINOIS Big, bright & beautiful ranch w/full basement on 2 acres! Soaring vaulted ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, 6 panel doors, huge country kitchen, huge great room w/stone fireplace! FLORIDA room, luxury MBR suite, awesome pool/deck/gazebo/heated 2 car garage. SECOND GARAGE/WORKSHOP is 30x48 HEATED w/9' overhead door, concrete floor PLUS drain, 200 amp, air compressor. Make it yours by summertime! Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:30:21 EST Garage Gear, Equipment and Tools : Article: out smarts Googles Mobilegeddon launched its Mobile Friendly upgrade to meet the onslaught of Google's Mobilgeddon Bootstrapping start-up, beat down the Google Algorithm Monster April 22, 2015 Portland, OR When a giant says boo, the little guys must jump or get trampled. This was the case yesterday, April 21, 2105 when the new way that Google would start ranking websites was officially launched. In the wake of this behomoth's foot stomping temper tantrum that was initiated to prop up their sagging cash flow from desktop ads, had successfully launched their Mobile Friendly version 4.5 upgrade to its 10 million users and the public-at-large. Getting this done three days before Mobilegeddon's deadline was a monumental task for this highly regarded bootstrapping niche internet company. According to Robert Cross, founder of, "We were trying to get our version 5 upgrade up and running before the Google Mobile Friendly deadline because that is a major upgrade that will improve the sites functions, version 5 required more development time to be ready for the public". is for car collectors; people buying or selling Car Properties; real estate brokers and agents and anyone interested in the car collecting hobby or profession. This mobile friendly site is unique in it's niche of real estate for car people and automotive business people. Cross went on to say, "But with this version 4.5 rollout, that is 100% mobile friendly, everyone can experience on a very high level whether they are on a smart phone screen or a 25" computer screen. All of the great functionality is now in the palm of your hands and you can even post your house with a big garage on right from your mobile phone". Having tried using my smart phone to browse and to upload a quick ad to the site, I must say that this is a welcome upgrade for me and it goes right to the top of my list of favorite sites for car guys and girls. I can't wait to see what version 5 will bring in the near future. About This is the #1 place on the internet for the real estate needs for car collectors, automotive business owners, large families and car enthusiasts. This is where car properties can be posted if they are for sale or for rent. has uncovered a hidden market through the power of disruptive internet technology and plans to increase the efforts going forward. The home page shows a great mix of niche real estate categories. It also offers categories to help find classic cars, motorcycles and trucks while also providing a place for sellers to post them which is easy to do. ### FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Previous Press Stories: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:21:08 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Fabulous Single Story Home with Lots of Garages Car Collectors Dream House!! w/ a 2974 square feet of garages w/ 11 foot high door, high ceilings, car lift & 229 volt electric*Secure outside storage for additional RV & vehicle storage*easy street access* 15 Garages!!!!Fabulous single story home on over an acre of land!*private lush setting w/mature landscaping, beautiful gardens & patios & the most exotic of settings*enter through imported double wood doors to the central courtyard & picturesque front door*This home has a truly Zen like feel w/it's quiet & peaceful location*formal living room welcomes you w/it's vaulted ceiling, impressive fireplace, wood floors & skylight*formal dining room has coved ceiling, wood floors & panoramic windows overlooking patios & expansive grounds*Huge family room has rock fireplace, vaulted ceilings, walk in bar & opens to the breakfast nook & kitchen w/granite counters, multiple skylights*Unique Master bedroom has sitting area, cozy fireplace, built in cabinetry & huge customized walk in closet*luxurious Master bath shares the fireplace*grounds accented by sparkling pool & spa, built in BBQ, multiple patios, orchard, meandering walk ways, fruit trees & lush landscaping*Office has walls of windows & multiple skylights*Separate guest house has kitchen & 3/4 bath * Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:29:11 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Ideal Napa Valley Property for Car Collector Welcome Home to 1130 Second Avenue in the beautiful Napa Valley. Two homes on one stunning parcel in the Coombsville AVA. Plus huge shop/garage with including professional car lift. Enjoy all that this 3.83+/- acre property has to offer! There is a Main House; Full Secondary Dwelling with a Wraparound Porch; Pool and Hot Tub; Pool house with Bathroom & Bar and over 3000 sq. ft. Shop for the Car Enthusiast or Do it Yourself Weekend Warrior. This estate property offer exceptional views of the Eastern Hills. This is a Prime Piece of Country Property with many Possibilities. All of this within minutes of downtown Napa and an hour of San Francisco. Tue, 7 Apr 2015 12:24:43 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Bed & Breakfast with Collector's Garage What a Unique property! Currently being used as a Bed & Breakfast, this restored colonial has a large inviting 2-story front porch. There is a large family room in the lower level with a built in entertainment center & fireplace. The formal living room has raised panel cherry wainscoting, hard oak flooring & the other fireplace. Eat in Kitchen has oak cabinets & shelving around the ceiling to display your collections. 6 bedrooms & 3 full baths finish out this gorgeous home. The 14-car detached garage features an 8x50 covered front porch, 14x20 lounge, 3 sided gas fireplace, full kitchen, 1st floor full bath, laundry area, surround sound, security system & full "apartment" upstairs. This has been plumbed with a central air compressor and has in floor radiant heat & central air in the garage area. Built in 1908, the large music/arts barn was fully restored in 1994 and offers a place to relax & enjoy some music with a built in stage & stage lighting. Ceiling fans help keep the breeze in the summer & the 4 gas furnaces help keep it warm in the cooler nights. The lower level of the barn still has the original stalls & has ample storage space. This is of original peg and dowel construction. This property is a MUST SEE! Call Now!! Mon, 6 Apr 2015 14:10:22 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : West Petaluma country home This exquisitely remodeled West Petaluma country home is just minutes to downtown Petaluma. A dream home for the avid car collector or entertainer featuring an 1,800 sq. ft. shop on just over an acre, with a swimming pool and pasture views. 3 Bedrooms / 2 baths on the main floor Guest room or family room with 1 bath on the lower level Constructed in 1975 Gross living area - 2,110 sq. ft. per owner Lot size - 1.12 Acres per tax records Gas fireplace with remote Dual pane windows Australian Cypress wood floors Kitchen remodeled 2007 Main bath remodeled 2013 Water heater replaced 2013 Roof replaced with new 30 year composition shingles in 2002 Sat, 4 Apr 2015 11:37:16 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Hot-Rods and Horses- in Northwest Arkansas 6.11 acres with 5,580 shop with display area for collectors, dealers.Remodeled 4 bedroom house with close to 3,000 sq. feet, along with a horse barn and corral. Riding arena...all situated on over 6 acres of beautiful rolling hills and pasture. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 16:26:39 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Custom Home w/5+ Car Attached Garage Stunning Custom Executive home w/5+Car Gar. Backs up to 9 Acres of woods. Gorgeous Grounds w/Professional landscaping and many perennial gardens. 1/2 acre lot. Beathtaking views from oversized windows, Soaring Ceilings, Skylights and Loft.Magnificent two story brick fireplace. Luxury Master Suite with whirlpool tub. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:17:39 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Industrial type Buildings: Endless Possibilities 2 HUGE Buildings: 30+ car capacity, 3 Acres, home, attached garage, Saline in ground Pool. Located 3 Miles from National Trails Race Way & Interstate 70. 3 Miles to Newark/Heath Airport Red Iron Steele building 50X75: propane heat, concrete, insulated, electric separate from home, 12x14 overhead door w/opener, 1 man door, 18 ft ceiling height, 2 Car lifts, sandblast cabinet, Gantry Crane, Quincy Air Compressor. 3 Sided extension to building, 30x75 w/gravel. Currently used as Street Rod Hobby Shop Pole building: 40X100: insulated, new metal roof & ceiling, gas heat, concrete, & concrete pit, 16X10 overhead door w/opener. Currently used as car storage and small repairs. Home: built 1995, 3500 finished sq ft. Main level: 3bed, 2.5 bath, laundry, tile kitchen & Baths, SS appliances, Southern exposure with a bank of windows & glass doors exiting to the covered porch, pool and buildings. Open stairway to lower walk-out level. Lower level: 2 bed, 1 bath, family room, plus room for pool table, wet bar with walk-out to pool. Well & septic. In-ground Saline pool revitalized in 2012. 18X30 with 3.5 ft to 5 ft depth. New liner, heater, & motor on pump in 2012. New pool cover in 2013. All square footage and dimensions are approximate. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:34:20 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Great Chatsworth Home With 1,800+ Square Foot Detached RV Garage Built by owner in 1985 to above standard specifications with energy efficiency in mind. Newer (2008) rear RV garage which is over 1,800+ sq. ft! Custom tiled bathroom (9x9) with toilet and urinal. Vintage design with black and white tile, reed glass solid door, vintage vanity with matching beveled mirror. Epoxied floor, wood siding, custom stainless steel built- in cabinets, two overhead storage areas, fully insulated and dry walled. All doors ,windows, and skylights are dual pane glass. Motorized roll up doors, hydraulic lift, exhaust fans, 220v at each end, plumbed in wall air lines with extra electrical outlets. Stainless steel utility sink. Plumbed for natural gas, cable tv. Energy efficient lights with exterior motion activated wall sconces. Custom real stone wainscot with large patio cover with ceiling fan. Room for 45ft motor home with 14ft roll up door. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:47:21 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Incomparable Colorado Experience Car Guys Property Incomparable Colorado Sanctuary experience property. Craftsmanship you didn't think existed anymore. From the all natural materials used on the exterior to blend perfectly into the 10 acre site to the flooring hand selected in Italy, travertine marble, filled, ground, honed and sealed in place, an old world European process. Every inch of this Home will captivate and make you smile. Gourmet open kitchen with one of a kind custom made solid Pietra de Cardoso block Farm Sink. 5 bedrooms, Exceptional Master Suite with see thru Fireplace and exit to the covered Redwood Deck and Hot Tub. 7 baths, One of the bathrooms "3/4 bath" is in the shop, Great Room, Media-Rec Room with one of a kind Dutch Maid Cherry stained "distressed" cabinetry to the ceiling with matching crown molding, Hammered copper sink, Custom cherry entertainment center. Stone Ball water feature. for 90 photos, 9 tours Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:45:40 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Spectacular Views 9 Car Garage Plus RV Garage Stunning custom estate located in beautiful Prescott, Arizona with magnificent City and Northern Arizona views located on a 3 acre lot with tons of privacy. This spectacular estate features the main house with over 5,600 sq ft of livable space, with 4 bedroom, 4 Baths, 2 Powder Rooms, formal dining room, game room, plus 5 car and 2 car attached garages. The guest house features 1 bedroom 1 bath Guest House with additional 2 car attached garage. There is also a full size detached RV Garage. Upon entering through the over sized custom door you are immediately greeted by the spectacular formal living and dining areas with 15 ft ceilings and a wet bar. The gourmet kitchen features custom cabinets and wood flooring, center island, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances including Viking refrigerator, 2 Viking dishwashers, 6-burner Viking gas cook top with side by side ovens, warming drawer and more! Breakfast nook offers fantastic views of the City of Prescott and Northern Arizona. Family room features built-in surround sound and opens to the formal dining area. The spacious owner's suite boasts an amazing sitting area with spectacular views of thumb butte, an over sized walk-in custom closet systems and a luxurious spa-like bath with marble tile, double vanity areas, bidet and separate walk-in shower and soaking tub. Main patio off the living area of the main house features a 1,350 sq ft covered area with tile flooring. This patio is accessible through the windows of the living room which disappear into the wall with a push of a button thus making the space truly built for entertaining. The views from the house are truly spectacular with unobstructed panoramic views of the city as well as northern Arizona including the San Francisco Peaks. This truly one-of-a-kind home is minutes from walking trails, downtown Prescott, fine dining and boutique shops. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:35:54 EST Big Garage Car Collector Houses for rent : 2129 West Quay Road, Saint Augustine, FL 32092 for Rent - 5 Car Garage WOW!! Spacious Pool home on the golf course This is a custom home with 5 car garage on the golf course. 4 bedrooms, 4 bath including a pool bath. Spacious, open game loft, great for entertaining or make it a kids space, A large office with french doors, formal living & dining with elegant columns. 10' to 22' ceilings thru out. Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances to include a gas, chefs stove.Solid surface counter-tops with beautiful back-splash. Prep island for extra work space. Beautiful 42" kitchen cabinets surround kitchen. Master bedroom on the 1st floor with 2 other bedrooms and office. Master bath is spectacular with his & her vanities & custom shower with dual shower heads and deep soak tub for a relaxing bath. Outdoor living at its finest with a covered lanai overlooking a beautiful pool & sauna surrounded by screened enclosure, just past the pool is the golf course. This home includes pool service. This one is a must see!! The pool & spa make the house a resort, not to mention being able to step out your back door and play golf. Stop by for an extra drink during your round of golf. The master bath walk in shower will really spoil you with it's size, and dual shower heads at different heights and separate controls. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:30:33 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Mitt Romney Car Elevator Garage Beach House for sale Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is considering selling his ocean front La Jolla home, despite nearing the completion of a controversial rebuild project that has taken years. Romney's attorney confirmed that the former governor of Massachusetts has hired a real estate broker to show the home at 311 Dunemere in La Jolla. The home, which Mitt and Ann Romney bought for $12 million in 2008, is not publicly listed. A project to tear down what was a 3,009 square-foot ranch house overlooking Marine Street Beach and build a two-story, 11,062 square-foot structure is expected to be completed by the end of this year. The home is under construction and has been shown to potential buyers. However, it is the Romney's expectation that it may not be sold until after it is completed. YOU CAN PROVE THAT ASSUMPTION WRONG by being the potential buyer who makes a great offer to buy it before the construction is completed! To make that offer, please contact Rare Realty at 310-498-0537 or for a possibly faster reply, send an email to Expect the selling price to be north of $14,000,000 at the very least. If you can't provide immediate proof (in writing) of your financial ability to pay for this house at $14MM or above, then don't waste our time. You need to have proof of liquid funds available that are provided by a third party such as lawyer, accountant or bank executive. If any loans would be involved, then you must also provide a bank letter of credit along with documentation showing the cash down payment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please email us for more information. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:59:13 EST Car Shows, Events and Vehicles for Sale at Auctions : Article: Sotheby’s Acquires 25 percent Stake in Vintage Car Seller RM Auctions This move likely to fuel prices in the classic-car market Pictures in the article post are: 1) A 1969 Fiat 500 Mare a 2012 RM Auctions sale in Monaco (Photo: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images). 2) A 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Spyder Tuboscocca at a 2012 RM Auctions sale in Monaco (Photo: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images). ------------------------------------------ The collectible car market is ramping up–and Sotheby’s is getting behind the wheel. Sotheby’s announced Wednesday it has acquired a 25 percent stake in classic car auctioneer RM Auctions, now known as RM Sotheby’s. The auction house will have the opportunity to increase its ownership interest in RM Auctions over time, the company said in a statement. In November 2013 the companies worked together to present the Art of the Automobile auction in New York, which fetched a record-breaking $14.3 million for a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM. The market for luxury cars and motorcycles is booming: according to the Hagerty Collector Car Index, the average value of the most sought-after collectible cars in the marketplace has more than doubled since 2010. Ferraris from the 1950s to 1970s have averaged a 62 percent jump in value over the past year alone, and a threefold increase since 2010. “RM’s ownership of the high end of the market coupled with our global client network positions us for great success at a time when the market for investment-quality motor cars has never been stronger,” said Sotheby’s CEO William Ruprecht. Sotheby’s lending its famous marketing muscle to classic cars has the potential to fuel higher prices. And the partnership is working quickly, so collectors will see the results soon. The first RM Sotheby’s auction will take place March 14 in Amelia Island, Fla., an annual event that last year realized almost $40 million in sales. Additional auctions are set for Fort Worth, Tex. in May and Lake Como, Italy later this year. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:30:00 EST Garage Wants & Requests : Watch This $200,000 2014 Porsche Turbo 911 S Burn to the Ground *** NOTE: This video is best viewed in the Internet Explorer browser from Microsoft .. not Chrome or Firefox. *** Watch This $200,000 2014 Porsche Turbo 911 S Burn to the Ground! The video is below the pictures. Wince as you watch this $200,000 2014 Porsche Turbo 911 S Burn to the ground. That’s a 560-horsepower, seven-speed, all-wheel-drive, 10-second, 190-plus-mph car suffering an inglorious end by self-immolating in a Costco parking lot. It had the courtesy to do it within a few blocks of HOT ROD home base, and our friend Robert “Mefi Bob” Radke ( was on the scene, cell-phone in hand to capture the photos and video. Says Bob, who drives a 600-horsepower LS-powered Porsche, “The car started smoking a few rows downwind of where I parked, I moved my car upwind of it and saw the flame action.” The owner came out a few minutes later. That’ll ruin a day of bargain shopping in bulk. Bob told us the front clip of the megabuck car was in salvageable shape until the fire department showed up, and after dowsing the barbeque, destroyed the sheetmetal prying it apart to ensure there were no hot spots. Because, you know, stuff would get messed up if the car caught fire again. Check out the sheetmetal that’s fully melted away, and the intercoolers plopped straight to the ground. We’re no insurance adjusters, but we’ll call this one a total. Maybe the owner should consider dragging the hulk out to Willow Springs Raceway. “Yeah, man, I was pushing it hard into 9 when it just blew like the Death Star!” Except Costco. Still, not as humiliating as the guy who wadded up his Ford GT directly in front of our office building. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:02:29 EST Classic Cars for sale at Auction : 1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Formerly Owned by Red Skelton Sold for $40,000 Lot S107 // Rogers' Classic Car Museum 2015 // Feb 27-28 No Reserve 1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Formerly Owned by Red Skelton Engine 279 CI Trans 3-Speed Color Black Interior Cream ESTIMATE: $75,000 - $100,000 HIGHLIGHTS - Car has been started in the last two weeks - May still need mechanical and fuel system maintenance - Car has not been driven - Formerly owned by Red Skelton - Black with Cream interior - 279 CI inline 6-cylinder engine - 3-speed manual transmission - Right side drive - Classic Parthenon grille - Dual mirrors - Painted hubcaps - Wide Whitewall tires - Chrome bumpers with bumper guards - Wood dashboard and window sill - Heater - Defroster - Push button radio - Wood window trim - Equipped with fire extinguisher - Flying Lady hood ornament Pictures courtesy of Mecum Auctions Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:19:36 EST Celebrity Homes : Frank Sinatra Manhattan Penthouse Sold Want to live in a "glittering grotto in the sky"? Or in a penthouse where President John Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol and the Rat Pack once played? Or better yet, be the owner of one of the most stunning luxury residences in Manhattan? You can, at Penthouse B, located at The Edgewater Cooperative (530 East 72nd Street). This sprawling, 3,200 sq ft (*appx.) four bedroom, four bathroom, two half-bathroom co-op with two wraparound terraces (totaling approximately 2,000 sq ft) has a storied history. Frank Sinatra was the original owner and helped to design the three story triplex, with floor-to-ceiling windows that capture breath-taking views of the East River from every room. Warhol tagged the penthouse as a "glittering grotto" thanks to its airy and glamorous environment. Sammy Davis, Jr. purportedly threw empty champagne glasses out the window. President Kennedy dropped by as did Marilyn Monroe. Mia Farrow lived there while married to Sinatra and probably twisted the night away with Peter Lawford and Dean Martin, frequent visitors, while filming the iconic movie, "Rosemary’s Baby". The present is just as awesome as its past. The penthouse’s sweeping, unobstructed views take in the East River, Queensboro Bridge, Roosevelt Island and beyond. Multiple chandeliers and 18’ ceilings add to the drama of the home’s design. The entire apartment was recently renovated and includes an exact duplicate of the Apple store’s glass spiral staircase. The penthouse has NuVo whole home audio systems, iPad temperature and lighting controls, and motorized window shades; there are even solar panels. The first floor features a living space with a marble, wood-burning fireplace and beamed ceilings; a dining area that can seat ten; and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, including a six burner stove, dishwasher and wine refrigerator. All of the bedrooms are good sized, with their own en-suite baths. Once the glassed-in, rooftop party room for Sinatra, the master bedroom suite on the third level was completely redone and now offers the homeowner a luxurious space for relaxation. The penthouse has several closets (including custom walk-ins), recessed lighting and luxury fixtures and finishes. As an added bonus, this apartment comes with its own private staff quarters with full bath. Described by StreetEasy as being "located on the very sought after 72nd Street", the Edgewater is a premier white glove building. It offers residents 24/7 doorman and concierge service and a live-in super. Located in an exclusive cul-de-sac, the building is near Carl Schurz Park and Asphalt Green and within walking distance of bus and subway lines, the New York Health & Racquet Club and numerous amenities. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:36:35 EST Garage Wants & Requests : Article: California's Route 66: old Los Angeles to the beauty of the desert (all pictures from top to bottom are in order 1 thru 8, plus the map) __________________________________________ Today, Los Angeles is a sprawl of over-congested highways full of commuters traveling across the vast city, but there was a time when Route 66 shuttled road travelers in from their long journey or ushered them out of burgeoning LA toward the deserts out east. As the city built up around the Mother Road, much of it was left, just renamed. This is your California Route 66 map and guide to get your trip started off right: Highlights along the California section of Route 66 (west to east): 1. Santa Monica Pier Whether you call it the starting point or the ending point of the Mother Road, it all comes down to one place: the Santa Monica Pier. It’s the perfect spot to stretch your legs after your journey or to snap a couple pictures of the ocean before embarking on your 2,000+ mile journey east. Sure, it’s touristy, but it should be! It’s the Santa Monica Pier! Take a ride on the old 1922 Carousel, grab something sweet from the soda fountain, and take in all the great people watching. 2. Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain A California institution since 1915, the Fair Oaks Pharmacy was a popular stop on Route 66, and thanks to its restoration in the 1990s, it is again. It functions as a real pharmacy and store, so if you need a prescription filled before heading out on the road, take advantage. The real draw, however, is the soda fountain. At Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Shop you can order old-fashioned phosphate, lime rickey, or egg cream and let a real soda jerk give you a truly authentic experience. The lunch menu also features hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches, and salads. 3. Bono's Historic Orange Ok, it’s not the coolest thing you’ll see on your Route 66 journey, but never, ever pass up the chance to take pictures with oversized roadside food items. The orange sits on the grouns of the now-closed Bono’s Restaurant and Deli. When the place operated during Route 66’s heyday it had an orange just like it on the grounds, but they later demolished it to increase capacity. Restaurant owner Joe Bono then found this orange in the 1990s and had it moved to the site. Not much to do here other than take a picture, but you can never have enough pictures next to gigantic fruit. 4. Wigwam Village #7 If you don’t stay the night here we don’t really understand the point of your Route 66 trip. One of only a few Wigwam Villages left, the Wigwam Motel in San Bernardino, CA is an absolute icon of Route 66 Americana. In addition to its kitschy design and decor, the current owners are friendly, and the guests seem to all have a similar enthusiasm about the place and often hang out and get to know one another. 5. Mitla Cafe For over 75 years this charming little Mexican cafe has been serving the best Mexican food in all of California. It was one of the very first Mexican restaurants in the entire country, and the legend says this place actually inspired the founders of Taco Bell to create the chain taco-joint. If you want a classic Mexican place that’s been doing it right forever, you can’t go wrong with Mitla Cafe. 6. Emma Jean's Holland Burger Cafe If you’re looking for a classic California Route 66 greasy spoon, here you go. While LA is known for its fad foods and diets, outside the city Emma Jean’s is known for its delicious, hearty breakfasts and lunches. The most popular item on the menu is the Brian Burger, but it’s all good. FYI, it is cash only! (You may also recognize it from the movie, Kill Bill Vol. 2!) 7. Bottle Tree Ranch One man, Elmer Long, started collecting bottles as a kid, and before he knew it he had created the Bottle Tree Ranch, a place with over 200 “trees” covered in bottles. The eclectic collection has continued to expand, now with random gas pumps, cars, bicycles, bird feeders, and road signs. Elmer himself still hangs out quite a bit, so be sure to say hello and let him tell you a story or two on your California Route 66 adventure! 8. Route 66 'Mother Road' Museum Occupying an old Harvey House called Casa del Desierto, the Route 66 ‘Mother Road’ Museum displays a vast collection of photographs and artifacts related to both Route 66 and the surrounding Mojave Desert Communities. Admission and parking are free. Ample parking space for RVs, buses & big rigs. While the museum is free, they do accept donations, so don’t be a jerk… Throw some money in the bin! This list is obviously not definitive, but now you've got your map of California Route 66 to get you started! Go and explore California's Route 66 and let us know what you find! Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:01:04 EST Restaurants and Drinking Establishments : 21 Retro Diners Worth A Road Trip Article: 21 Retro Diners Worth A Road Trip from coast to coast. (all pictures from top to bottom are in order 1 thru 21) __________________________________________ Article reprint excerpts are courtesy of Alison Caporimo BuzzFeed Staff __________________________________________ 1. Brent’s Drugs in Jackson, Mississippi “Definitely recommend the chicken salad sandwich and crinkle fries and their homemade lemonade,” says Coral E. via Yelp. 2. The Arcade Restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee “I took a hot cup of their sweet, sweet pancake gravy and dipped my crispy pork babies in it,” states Travis S. 3. Steel Trolley Diner in Lisbon, Ohio “But the BROWN GRAVY was something I dream about tonight as I eat elsewhere,” says Jamie L. 4. Bid Daddy’s Diner in New York City “The cheeseburger is so satisfying, and everything is served with tater tots,” says Jillie B. 5. Al Mac’s Diner in Fall River, Massachusetts “The lady next to me had chocolate chip pancakes, that she loved,” according to Chris S. 6. Vic’s Ice Cream in Sacramento, California “The boo swears this place has the best milkshakes. So I gotta give it the test. I will admit it is pretty damn good,” muses Charmaine S. 7. Martindale Chief Diner in Craryville, New York “Someone in the kitchen really knows how to work a fryer and griddle. Fried cod is *great*, a huge piece of fish lightly battered and cooked perfectly,” says Josh G. 8. City Diner in San Jose, California According to Irene S.: “I had their Hawaiian burger with turkey and a side of sweet potato fries—yummy!!!!! My boyfriend and I shared a fudge and mint shake. The fudge in the shake was thick with little pieces of fudge ribbon—wowee!!!!” 9. Dean’s Diner in Blairsville, Pennsylvania “Very impressed with the food—what a great 1930s vibe in here and pies as big as your head,” says Kansas S. 10. Cindy’s Diner in Fort Wayne, Indiana “Try the ‘Garbage’ for breakfast,” says Rick S. 11. Summit Diner in Summit, New Jersey “Just the right amount of egg ooze, Taylor ham crisp, and roll toast. A masterpiece,” sings Dom M. 12. Ozzie’s Diner in Commerce, California “I rank it as tied for second with Sergio’s Tacos (also in Commerce) taking a back seat only to the menudo at El Picante in Bell Gardens,” according to Jason M. 13. Midvale Mining Cafe in Midvale, Utah “Always order a scone and smother it in honey butter,” says Jean W. 14. 66 Diner in Albuquerque, New Mexico “I usually order a basket of fried okra and eat the leftovers cold, because cold fried okra from here is delicious,” advises Riley J. 15. Tick Tock Diner in New York City An ode by Jason R.: 1. They are reasonably priced 2. The food here is pretty good 3. They have a pretty decent sized menu 4. They will charge your phone as I discovered on 11/14… 16. Rae’s Restaurant in Santa Monica, California “Also, famous for filming a scene from Quentin Tarantino’s great movie, ‘True Romance’, says Eric B. 17. Rod’s Diner in Ann Arbor, Michigan “COLLIDERS—enough said! Fro yo blizzard treats with any topping you want??,” exclaims (and questions) Blair R. 18. Lexington Candy Shop in New York City “They are known for their pancakes. But I don’t really like pancakes, so I didn’t order them,” says Rob B. 19. Pink Cadillac Diner in Natural Bridge, Virginia “This was interesting. I had to check it out simply because I could,” muses Olive O. 20. Mickey’s Diner in St. Paul, Minnesota “This s*** is so greasy I literally felt my heart and veins quiver,” Pablo D. says. 21. Road Island Diner in Oakley, Utah Bill B. declares: “If you like history and would like to recall eating in a diner during your youthful days, then a stop at the Road Island Diner in Oakley, Utah might just be ‘your thing’.” Your road trip awaits. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:36:08 EST Classic Cars for sale at Auction : 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible - No Reserve Sold for $95,000 Lot S123 // Rogers' Classic Car Museum 2015 // Feb 27-28 -- No Reserve 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 322/188 HP, 1 of 1,690 Produced Older Restoration. Engine 322/188 HP Trans Automatic Color Red ESTIMATE: $85,000 - $110,000 HIGHLIGHTS - Part of GM's futuristic 1953 Motorama display - New-for-1953 322/188 HP Fireball OHV V-8 - 4-barrel carburetor - Dynaflow automatic transmission - Power steering and brakes - Power windows - Chromed wire wheels - Wide Whitewall tires - Matador Red with White top boot - Red and White interior - Buick push button radio and speaker - In-dash clock - One of the most recognizable cars of the '50s - Introduced for Buick’s 50th Anniversary - One of three GM special edition convertibles in 1953, along with the Olds Fiesta and Cadillac Eldorado - Based on the Buick Roadmaster, the Skylark was distinguished most by its chopped top and windshield frame - Cut-down door and fender lines, vertical bar grille, gun sight hood ornament - Body side stainless trim spears - Trend-setting rounded wheel arches - Trademark headlight bezels, bullet tail lights Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:15:07 EST Classic Cars for sale at Auction : 1955 Chrysler New Yorker Hardtop Sold for $20,000 Lot S159 // Rogers' Classic Car Museum 2015 // Feb 27-28 -- No Reserve 1955 Chrysler New Yorker Hardtop 331/250 HP, Automatic Engine 331/250 HP Trans Automatic Color Gold Interior Gold ESTIMATE: $15,000 - $25,000 HIGHLIGHTS - All new Virgil Exner design - 331/250 HP Fire Power Hemi V-8 engine - PowerFlite automatic transmission - Power steering - Dual exhaust - Chromed wire wheels - Wide Whitewall tires - Two-tone Nugget Gold and Platinum paint - Gold and White interior with padded dash - 1955-only dash-mounted shifter - 120 MPH speedometer - White leather and Gold fabric upholstery - Town and Country push button radio - Heater, defroster and fresh air ventilation - Tinted glass - Carpeted trunk with jack - Clock above glove box - The first Exner-designed New Yorker - Split egg crate grille - Chrome-encased Twin Tower tail lights - Chrome headlight and window surrounds - Chrome body side spears - Wraparound front and rear bumpers - Body sill stone guards Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:06:44 EST Classic Cars for sale at Auction : 2012 Fisker Karma Sedan - No Reserve - only 3K miles Sold for $55,000 Lot S50 // Rogers' Classic Car Museum 2015 // Feb 27-28 - No Reserve 2012 Fisker Karma Sedan 3,043 Miles. ESTIMATE: $60,000 - $80,000 HIGHLIGHTS - 3,043 miles - Powerful generator driven by GM-supplied 2.0L/260 HP turbo inline-4 engine - 20-kWh lithium-ion battery pack - Twin AC motors straddling the rear axle deliver 402 HP and 959 lb-ft of torque - 250 mile range on gasoline - 50 mile range all electric - Choose all electric stealth mode or fuel assisted sport mode - Silver Wind with two-tone Navy Alcantara and Silver knitted fabric interior - Aluminum sheet metal, solar cell roof panel, composite deck lid - Xenon headlights, Keyless ignition - Power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel - Heated mirrors, cruise control - Dual-zone automatic climate control - 6-way power front seats - Heated front and rear seats - Real wood cabin accents - GPS navigation and Bluetooth - Premium sound system with auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface - 22-inch alloy wheels - Brembo high-performance brakes - $110,000 MSRP - Leading-edge hybrid-power luxury 4-door sedan - Designed by Henrik Fisker, designer of the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and V-8 Vantage Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:17:01 EST Classic Cars for sale at Auction : 2012 Fisker Karma Sedan - No Reserve Sold for $55,000 Lot S86 // Rogers' Classic Car Museum 2015 // Feb 27-28 -- No Reserve 2012 Fisker Karma Sedan 5,507 Miles ESTIMATE: $60,000 - $80,000 HIGHLIGHTS - 5,507 miles - Powerful generator driven by GM-supplied 2.0L/260 HP turbo inline-4 engine - 20-kWh lithium-ion battery pack - Twin AC motors straddling the rear axle deliver 402 HP and 959 lb-ft of torque - 250 mile range on gasoline - 50 mile range all electric - Choose all electric stealth mode or fuel assisted sport mode - Inferno Red with Brown and Dune interior - Aluminum sheet metal, solar cell roof panel, solar-cell roof, a composite deck lid - Xenon headlights, Keyless ignition - Power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel - Heated mirrors, cruise control - Dual-zone automatic climate control - 6-way power front seats - Heated front and rear seats - Real wood cabin accents - GPS navigation and Bluetooth - Premium sound system with auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface - 22-inch alloy wheels - Brembo high-performance brakes - $110,000 MSRP - Leading-edge hybrid-power luxury 4-door sedan - Designed by Henrik Fisker, designer of the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and V-8 Vantage Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:09:01 EST Classic Cars for sale at Auction : 1990 Rolls-Royce Corniche III - No Reserve Sold for $63,000 Lot S101 // Rogers' Classic Car Museum 2015 // Feb 27-28 - No Reserve 1990 Rolls-Royce Corniche III 23,187 Miles Engine 412 CI Trans Automatic Color Beige Interior Cream ESTIMATE: $40,000 - $60,000 HIGHLIGHTS - Believed to be 23,187 miles - Beige with Cream interior - 412 CI V-8 engine - 3-speed automatic transmission - Painted bumpers - Dual headlamps - Classic Rolls-Royce grille - Flying Lady hood ornament - Chromed center caps - Rear fender mounted antenna - Cream convertible top boot - Cruise control - Power windows - Power steering - Power brakes - Power door locks - Digital radio - Glovebox - Woodgrain dashboard and door sill inserts Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:42:28 EST Classic Cars for sale at Auction : 1998 Bentley Azure Convertible - No Reserve Sold for $76,000 Lot S87 // Rogers' Classic Car Museum 2015 // Feb 27-28 - No Reserve 1998 Bentley Azure Convertible 9,053 Miles Engine 412/385 HP Trans Automatic Color Burgundy ESTIMATE: $50,000 - $75,000 HIGHLIGHTS - 9,053 miles - Bentley sold just 314 cars in the United States in 1998 - The Azure was the most expensive model with a price tag of almost $340,000 - Red with Cream interior - Contrasting woodgrain dashboard inserts - Turbocharged 412/385 HP V-8 with intercooler - Automatic transmission - Console mounted shifter - Honeycomb grille - Distinctive twin headlamps - Cream convertible top boot - 3-layer canvas roof provides insulation - Power top - Power seats - Power steering - Power windows - Premium sound system - Console mounted instrumentation including water temperature, oil, fuel and amperage Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:34:05 EST Classic Cars for sale at Auction : 2001 Rolls-Royce Corniche V Sold for $85,000 Lot S138 // Rogers' Classic Car Museum 2015 // Feb 27-28 - No Reserve 2001 Rolls-Royce Corniche V 23,624 Miles Engine 419/420 HP Trans Automatic Color Beige Interior Tan ESTIMATE: $75,000 - $100,000 HIGHLIGHTS - Believed to be 23,642 miles - Beige with Tan interior and Red piping - Turbocharged 419/420 HP V-8 engine - 4-speed automatic transmission - Column mounted shifter - Dual headlamps - Painted bumpers - Rear fender mounted antenna - Chromed wheels - Whitewall tires - Automatic convertible top - Flying Lady hood ornament - Power seats - Power windows - Power brakes - Power steering - Cruise control - Woodgrain dashboard insert - Contrasting Red steering wheel and dash - Radio Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:26:24 EST Classic Cars for sale at Auction : 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe - No Reserve Sold for $55,000 Lot S133 // Rogers' Classic Car Museum 2015 // Feb 27-28 -- No Reserve 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 3.8/220 HP, Wire Wheels - Older Restoration Engine 3.8/220 HP Trans Automatic Color White Interior Red ESTIMATE: $60,000 - $75,000 HIGHLIGHTS - Old English White with Red leather interior - 3.8/220 HP DOHC inline-6 engine - Automatic transmission - Independent front and rear suspension - Dunlop servo-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes - Chromed 16x5 inch knock-off wire wheels - Wide Whitewall tires - Padded dash - Central instrument panel and gear selector - Passenger side hand grip - Moto-Italia wood-rimmed steering wheel - 140 MPH speedometer - Tachometer with clock - Heater/defroster - Door pockets and glove box - Clean engine compartment - Carpeted trunk - Front and rear bumper guards - Final development of the XK - Restyled coachwork - One-piece windshield - Larger front grille Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:17:03 EST Classic Cars for sale at Auction : 2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Sold for $185,000 Lot S129 // Rogers' Classic Car Museum 2015 // Feb 27-28 - No Reserve 2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe 4,667 Miles Engine 6.8/435 HP Trans Automatic Color Gray Interior Gray/blue ESTIMATE: $200,000 - $225,000 HIGHLIGHTS - 4,667 miles - 6.8/435 HP 48-valve V-12 engine - 6-speed automatic transmission - Push button door closing feature - Opera-style roof, modern Boattail rear end - Picnic boot trunk - Hand rubbed Blue/Gray lacquer paint - Light Gray and Navy Blue leather interior with matched Cherrywood trim and panels - Lexicon LOGIC7TM sound system with 15 metal matrix speakers, steering wheel controls - Inviting rear lounge seat - Rear directional reading lights - Center console with storage - Split front and single view rear cameras - 21-inch alloy wheels - Goodyear Run-Flat tires - Based on the Rolls-Royce 101EX experimental show car - Built to add a modern, high technology sport coupe to the Phantom lineup - Numerous subtle differences from other Phantoms while keeping a strong RR identity - Slim LED sidelights and larger, round driving lamps - Smoothed backward-sweeping contours Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:08:15 EST Classic Cars for sale at Auction : 2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Sold for $232,500 Lot S128 // Rogers' Classic Car Museum 2015 // Feb 27-28 - No Reserve 2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe 7,036 Miles Engine 6.75/435 HP Trans Automatic Color Blue Interior Blue ESTIMATE: $250,000 - $300,000 HIGHLIGHTS - Stunning Drophead Coupe - 7,036 miles - Metropolitan Blue - Seashell and Navy Blue interior - 6.75/435 HP 48-valve V-12 engine - Variable valve control - 6-speed automatic transmission - Hand-finished wood trim and leather upholstery - Power driver and passenger seats - Heated front seats - Front center armrest with storage - Rear seat center armrest - Leather/wood steering wheel - Automatic temperature control - Integrated navigation system - Power windows, top and memory seat - Speed control - Steering wheel mounted audio controls - Multi-speaker premium sound system - Rain sensing wipers - Compass, outside temperature display - Low tire pressure warning - Peerless Rolls-Royce quality Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions. 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