History of Cars


For more than 14 years NorCalCars.com has been helping Local Car Dealers be seen by Redding area residents. We have helped to sell close to 4000 vehicles in the Redding area alone!

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Unlike the national car dealer management website we don’t spread our efforts over the entire U.S. We focus our efforts only in region where your potential customers live, Redding and the upper North State. Why does that make a difference? Well, while it may be impressive to hear of the thousands of visitors their sites receive from around the U.S. How many cars are you going to sell on the east coast?

See the local results our marketing efforts achieved on the NorCalCars Archive page!

Palo Verdes Concours D'Elegance

Palo Verdes Concours D’Elegance

While I am an advocate of all car shows, it’s obvious that there are a few that stand above the rest. Without a doubt the Concours D’Elegance car shows stand out.

Palos Verdes Concours dElegance

The Palo Verdes Conours D’Elegance has upheld the long tradition of fine cars shows and is now in it’s 25th year. While much of the focus is on classic and antique cars there is much to offer for aviation buffs also with two dozen vintage planes also on display.

This year the Palos Verdes Concours D’elegance will focus on California Coach Builders and Farraris. For more details on the car classes that will be displayed check out our sister site SouthernCalCars.com 2018 Palos Verdes Counors D’Elegance

Hope to see your there!

Elvis Presley 1971 Mercedes Benz 280SEL

Elvis Presley 1971 Mercedes Benz 280SEL

While the Barret-Jackson Auctions are not really a Northern California event this continues to be one of my favorite Automotive events to monitor. the quality and history of the vehicles that pass thourhg this auction make is a “Must See” event. A good example is this years auction of some of collector John Staluppi’s vehicles. One that caught my eye is a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SEL that was originally purchased by none other than “the King” himself Elvis Presley!

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL

This vehicle was purchased new by Elvis which he kept to his death on August 16, 1977. The Mercedes was kept in Elvis’ garage until it was moved to a museum where it has been on display for the last 40 years. 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL Specifications

Barret-Jackson always has a list of some of the most fascinating and unique cars at it’s auctions. As I come across some of the more interesting cars I’ll post them here on NorCalCars.com

History park antique car show

History park antique car show

“Largest annual antique auto show on the West Coast”

The 12th Annual Antique Autos in History Park presented by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club and History San José will take place on Sunday, September 9 from noon to 5:00 PM.

This event fills History Park (Kelley Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA) with 200 antique autos, fire equipment, bicycles and motorcycles of all makes from the late 1800s to 1945.

This year the featured vehicles will be 1 and 2 cylinder automobiles. (more…)

While this post won’t quite make “Breaking News” (the interview was done about a year ago). I thought it might be interesting to bring up again. Chris Paine was the directory of a documentary on the electric car back in 2006. Since then he has done a new 90 minute documentary on the same subject called “Revenge of the Electric Car”. Both highlight the difficulties of creating and marketing a new technology like the electric car.

The premise of the original film was based on how the Car manufacturers and oil companies got together to end the fledgling progress of the electric car. The number of electric cars in California had reach about 6,000. Many of these cars though were taken back by the manufacturers and destroyed.

Once again we are seeing a surge of new electric car models and California (more…)

Russo and Steele is another one of the large automotive auction companies specializing in collector cars. There Scottsdale auction is held at the same time the Barrett Jackson auction is held in Scottsdale Arizona Jan 18th through the 22cd. There is also a Monterey Russo and Steele Auction called Sports and Muscle in Monterey” that is held at the same time as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance August 13th through August 15 in Monterey California.

Ford Roadster Russo and Steele

Ford Roadster Russo and Steele Auction

Over 700 collector cars are on the block this week at the Scottsdale Russo and Steele auction here are some of the highlights. A large number of these vehicles will be offered without reserve.

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5 Breathtaking Classic Cars

Some classic cars are desirable solely by virtue of their age, regardless of how slow or ugly they are. Others though, combine breathtaking styling along with race-bred performance and handling, and it is these beauties that command the highest prices, considering that some of these classic cars can sell for upwards of one million dollars.

  • Mercedes 300SL
Mercedes 300 SL

Mercedes 300 SL

With its gull-wing doors, the iconic Mercedes 300 SL is one of the best looking German cars of all time. Sometimes form and function come together perfectly, and such is the case with the 300SL.

With its aerodynamic body, it was the fastest production car in the world when it was introduced in 1954. It is easy to be distracted by the gull-wing doors, but the 300SL looks just right from all angles.

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This mid-size Nissan sedan has made it on the most popular used cars list for several years running, making it one of the best selling cars in America.

The First Generation (1993-1997)

The 1993 début car that kicked off the Altima series was designed by the Nissan Design Center in California to replace the Nissan Stanza.

Interestingly, the new car wore the “Stanza” emblem of its predecessor on its trunk because Nissan was unable to come up with a model name to submit to US governmental agencies by the Nissan release deadline. (more…)

This year may be the end for the Dodge Viper, an icon among American sports cars, and they’ve decided to go out with style. Last year Chrysler confirmed that the line was in danger of termination, and this year, with the help of Fiat, they wanted to mark the end of the series with a number of special encore models. Several faithful Viper customers took advantage of this last chance opportunity to create their own custom Vipers. (more…)

The Introduction

The sporty body style of the Hyundai Tiburon, which means shark in Spanish, certainly reminds one of its sleek and maneuverable namesake.

 Whatever you call it (it’s also known as the Hyundai Coupe in Europe and the Hyundai Tuscani in Asia) the series has been successful in each of the three main markets it is sold in.

Since its introduction as Hyundai’s entrance into the sports-car market the base series has changed with the times, adjusting the body style, interior, engine, and assorted accessories to the ever changing needs of Tiburon owners.
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