March 31, 2020
100th Episode: Miles and Milestones (C/of/C Turns 2)
Today, come sit at the meeting table with us. It’s time to reflect on our two years in business and the 100 episodes published, thanks to all of you! To our fans, friends, partners, and show guests, we wish to share a massive “thank you” twice the size of a 1973 Cadillac Fleetwood!
Join us in this week’s episode as we take a glance in the rear view mirror, as we count our blessings, and as we anticipate the many years, miles, and milestones that lie ahead in this virtual road trip with all of you.
Here’s to our journey; it’s time to celebrate (cake not included)….
March 24, 2020
Al and Alex Ruozzi: RB Collection (Car Restoration d’Elegance)
Today, the Cars of Carlisle crew heads back to the heart of Allentown, Pennsylvania to visit neighbors of the “America On Wheels” Museum... Meet the Ruozzi Brothers, two knowledgeable car aficionados who have been plying their trade since 1991.
In this episode, we spend some time at the impressive RB Collection, a reconfigured factory transformed into a beautiful showroom, corporate offices, and a state-of-the-art restoration center -- all underneath a high-end luxury apartment complex.
These proud Americans, with Brazilian and Italian roots, have immersed themselves for decades in some of the finest, rarest, and most intriguing vehicles on the planet, like Governor Rockefeller’s custom-made 1960 Chrysler Ghia limousine.
It’s time to explore RB Collection and meet Al and Alex Ruozzi .
March 17, 2020
Bill Sangrey: Part 3 (True “R” Code ’70 Hemi Cuda)
Today, it’s back to the ultimate man cave garage of Cuber, Bill Sangrey.
In this trip, we spend time learning all about Bill’s 1970 Hemi Cuda -- with its first-generation 426 cubic inch, high-nickel alloy, cast iron block. This black, True “R” Code Hemi Cuda is believed to be one of only seven. Over the 30 years of ownership, 16 of those went to countless hours of detailed restoration, spanning from 2003 to 2019.
Ride along as Bill walks you through the provenance and history of his car, from the time his Cuda rolled off the Hamtramck assembly line on July 7th, 1970, right up to current day as well as the concourse-level events Bill is planning to attend. This Chrysler E body has been on quite the journey over the last 50 years!
It’s time to pull into the Sangrey Garage and learn more.
March 10, 2020
Sam & Lou Intracast: Bullitt Mustang = Big Bucks
Today, Sam and Lou channel “The King of Cool” and the movie Bullitt as they put you back into the cockpit of that legendary Dark-Highland-Green Mustang. This is the Sam & Lou Show, co-hosted by Cars of Carlisle crew members, Louis Gianacopoulos and Sam Fahringer.
In this week’s C/of/C Network intracast, Sam and Lou take a deep dive into what made the Bullitt the most expensive Mustang ever sold at auction. The fellas unpack the iconic movie car chase, the modifications made to the car, as well as the connection to Steve McQueen, and the disappearance and re-emergence of that ’68 fastback Stang we all know and love.
Strap in and get ready to find out what makes a 1968 Mustang worth over 3.4 million dollars!
March 3, 2020
Darren, Scott, Sam and Lou: Cars of C/of/C Past
This week, the team members from Cars of Carlisle each want to spend some time in the driver’s seat. Listen in as Darren, Scott, Sam and Lou chronicle the history of their personal cars. You’ll hear all about the ones they wish they had back, the mistakes that they wish that were never purchased, as well as a few mishaps in some of the cars. So let’s listen in to what each of the guys has to say.
It’s time to head down memory lane…so let’s get revved up!
February 25, 2020
Matt and Kate Murray: IronTrap Garage
Today, ride along with the Cars of Carlisle team in their visit to Eastern Pennsylvania to hang out with Matt and Kate Murray. Matt, is the host of IronTrap Garage, a YouTube Channel devoted to car people who appreciate hot rods. As a Boyertown native, he prides himself in crafting vehicles that are truly “period correct.”
Over the years, Matt has honed his skills in fabricating panels and restorative elements, paying homage to how hot rods were built in the mid-20th Century. Matt can take a rusted-out barn find that many would consider “too-far-gone,” and transform that hopeless automotive shell into a beautifully eclectic masterpiece that only Matt could envision from the beginning.
Among his most impressive works is a 1919 Ford Model T, affectionately called “The Free T,” powered by a full-race Flathead mill, finished with a gorgeous tuxedo-like pleated interior .
It’s time to head to the IronTrap Garage and experience the magic of stepping back in time to the 1950’s and 1960’s, when hot rods reigned supreme.
February 18, 2020
Age of Aquarius Exhibit: AACA Museum
Today, ride along to Hershey, Pennsylvania for another opportunity to catch up with our friends at the AACA Museum. Executive Director, Jeff Bliemeister and Nancy Gates (Director of Marketing & Communications) stayed late the other night to share the museum’s latest “Age of Aquarius” exhibit.
This new exhibit – which focuses on esoteric and period-centric vehicles spanning from 1967 into the Disco Era of the 1970’s – features one-off, flower-power and muscle-power vehicles like:
- The “Waltzing Matilda” Volkswagen Beetle
- A Woodstock-tribute VW bus
- An eye-catching Mod-top Barracuda
- A nautical-themed van -- one of the very first, known custom vans -- affectionately named the “HMS Truckie”
Listen in as Jeff tells you about the DeSoto Club’s space in the museum as well as the exciting, upcoming 2020 exhibit – “Yeah, It’s Got a Hemi.”
It is time for some automotive fun and education.
February 11, 2020
America on Wheels: Reunion
Today, ride along to Allentown, Pennsylvania for Cars of Carlisle’s second trip to visit our extended family at the America On Wheels Museum. With special thanks to museum executive director, Linda Merkel, we were welcomed back to explore their tremendous facility, including the Ford Thunderbird exhibit.
If you’ve not had a chance to visit America On Wheels, be sure to take the whole family as their museum prides itself on creating highly-interactive, hands-on displays that engage and teach “kids” from ages 3 to 103.
Listen in as Scott, Lou, Sam, and Darren reflect on their Saturday afternoon at the A.O.W.
February 4, 2020
Bruce Hall: Applewood Motorcar Transport
Today, ride along to Gerrardstown, West Virginia to meet C/of/C friend, Bruce Hall.
Bruce is the owner of Applewood Motorcar which is an enclosed transport service, handling precious cargo for owners of classic, collector, and exotic cars. Often times, Bruce’s transports can be found hauling well over seven figures worth of vehicles onboard.
Over the 30 years of transporting incredible cars all up and down the Eastern seaboard, his team has built lasting relationships with clients of all types, including Lamborghini. That’s right, in any given week, Bruce’s company may be hauling a load of Lamborghini Huracans and Aventadors between metropolitan dealerships.
Over the years, Bruce has hauled in quite a few unique and special vehicles of his own. His personal stable is well-stocked with rarities like:
- A one-owner ‘72 BMW 2002 “ti”
- A ‘56 BMW Isetta
- A ‘55 Studebaker Commander
- A ‘70 Duster 340 (4-speed)
- And a ‘56 Ferrari 150 motorcycle – yes, a two-wheeled Ferarri
Let’s take a road trip to Wild, Wonderful West Virginia and hang out in Bruce Hall’s massive garage.
Sooooo……let’s get REVVVVVVVED UP!!!!!!
January 28, 2020
Pennsylvania Auto Show: 2019
Today, ride along as C/of/C team members cover the 2020 Pennsylvania Auto Show, at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The guys share their thoughts on some of the 600 new cars on display from nearly every manufacturer available in the States.
It's time to hear about the auto show offerings.
Soooo let's get revved up!"