Home with classic cars, antique collections Burned to ground

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    Vacaville, CA (KOVR) — A Vacaville home known for its incredible antique collections is nothing but ashes after flames took down an entire neighborhood.

More than a dozen classic cars, dolls and furniture from the early 1900s are all gone. All that’s left standing of Ken and Marci Albers’ home on Estate Drive is the chimney.

“Ken’s the one who woke up and looked out the window and saw the flames,” Marci said.

The flames didn’t even spare the garages – yes, they had more than one to store those classic cars.

“1956 Chevy Nomad – it was a project I was working on, 1957 Chevy Coop that I drove quite often,” Ken said.

Ken can list every detail – big or small – of each one. He and his wife were collectors, cherishing every prized possession.

“I had probably 500 dolls that

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Animorphs Graphic Novel Artist Reveals Approach To Adapting Classic Book Series

Animorphs is getting turned into a graphic novel and artist Chris Grine revealed his approach to adapting the hit book series into a comic with The Hollywood Reporter. Anytime you approach a beloved property for so many, there’s some pressure to deliver something people are really going to love. In the case of Animorphs, the original illustrations and character designs are so central for early readers’ understandings of the world that Jake, Cassie, Marco, Tobias, Rachel, and Ax inhabit. By the end of Animorphs’ run, things had progressed far beyond the original scope of the story. K.A. Applegate’s success absolutely gets tied to those iconic covers and the wild early computer-generated graphics that made it all possible. But, Grine saw the opportunity to add to that legacy.

“… I suspect that had I tried to drive the car over the cliff, someone would have stepped in. Fortunately, they liked

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Classic car shows are back in Sarasota-Manatee as COVID-19 restrictions relax

Some of the most beautiful cars and trucks imaginable cruise into the classic automobile show venue and line up for public viewing, and the shows are back on, following the relaxation of some COVID-19 restrictions.

Rows and rows of driveable works of art are on display. Also, some of the most imaginative vehicles are there, including custom-built rusty rat rods, autos with murals, and even a car with plane wings.

Southwest Florida has many classic automobile shows open to the public, some for free, some held as fundraisers for worthy causes. It’s a great family occasion or a way to spend a few hours with friends.

Flames detail on a 1932 Ford.

Some are “Cruise Ins,” casual and friendly events open to the public. “Car guys and car gals” bring their rides, even if there is still work to be done on them. Shows often have door prizes and award competitions.

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Lunaz converts the classic Rolls-Royce to a fully electric car

The Rolls-Royce image has always been synonymous with luxury and innovation. These standards now take on a new meaning as British engineering company Lunaz restores a 60-year-old car design, the Rolls-Royce Phantom, into a breathtaking electric car for the 21st century.

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For owners of the elegant Rolls-Royce Phantom touring car — traditionally driven by chauffeur — a daily work commute or leisurely summer drive will now be friendlier to the earth. Lunaz, dedicated to keeping classic cars on the road, has restored this 1961 beauty from the ground up. It features a host of upgrades, along with Lunaz’s proprietary electric powertrain for a fully electric, eight-passenger eye-catcher that allows for customization throughout the build. To match the interior size, the Rolls-Royce Phantom V employs a 120 kWh battery, the largest electric battery in the world, which will travel up to 300 miles on a

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Classic cars in Dubai to get retro-look licence plates

Classic cars in Dubai will soon get new licence plates inspired by the ones common in the emirate in the 1980s.

The new plates will be issued from November, said the emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Requests for the plates can be made through RTA’s website and Customer Happiness Centre in Deira.

In a marked change from the current brown plates, the new ones will be yellow and white, and have been designed to align with Dubai’s standard vehicle plates.

“With the new design, the plates can be clearly and easily read from a distance,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director general of RTA.

“The design has two distinct elements — the words Dubai and Classic are written in both Arabic and English on a yellow background while the number is written on a white background.

“The new design meets all the required technical standards. The plates have a touch

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Dubai introduces new design for car license plates of classic cars

Dubai has introduced a new design for the license plates of classic vehicles inspired by those used in the emirates in the 1980s, according to the city’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

The new plates will be markedly different from the current brown version, with the color scheme of the newly designed plates dominated by yellow and with designs aligned with Dubai’s current standard vehicles plates.

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The new designs come under the directives of Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

“With the new design, the plates can be clearly and easily read from a distance. The design has two distinct elements – the words Dubai and Classic are written in both Arabic and English on a yellow background, while the number is written on a white background. RTA will start

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Monza classic offers glimpse of F1’s exciting future

The Italian Grand Prix was one of the most unexpected race results in Formula One’s recent history, with a new race winner and a podium featuring three drivers with a combined age of 71 years old.

The outcome hinged on a few key moments and decisions but F1’s rule makers hope the next set of regulations will make the drama of Sunday’s race more of a norm.

A glimpse of F1’s future?

In what was looking worryingly like Formula One’s most predictable season in recent memory, Monza threw up a genuine shock.

That much was clear from the face of race winner,

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A Look At Some Awesome Classic Cars Destroyed In The California Wildfires

Wildfires have recently been roaring along the west coast, so far burning 900,000 acres of forest in Oregon, 2.5 million acres in California, and 480,000 acres in Washington according to the New York Times. Many of those forests were the stomping grounds of some awesome old cars, which are now destroyed. Let’s have a look.

I’ll begin by saying that human and animal lives, homes, and livelihoods are far more important than cars. That said, this is a car website, so let’s pour a quart of Dexron III/Mercon transmission fluid out as a sign of respect for these lost automobiles.

The incredible photo above, taken by David McNew on Sept. 8 and distributed by Getty Images, shows a Willys CJ-3A with seat cushions and tires that have succumbed to the heat of a wildfire near Shaver Lake, California. Originally sold as farm equipment, the CJ-3A was the slightly-more-comfortable-but-largely-the-same successor to

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Ferrari set to use classic livery for Mugello F1 race

Ferrari will become the first F1 team to have raced in 1,000 rounds of the world championship on Sunday, and is set to honour the landmark with a retro car livery.

Motorsport.com understands that the Ferrari SF1000 cars raced by Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc will be painted in a darker shade of red for the Mugello weekend, matching the design used by Ferrari back in 1950.

It is a throwback intended to honour Ferrari’s F1 world championship debut at the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, where it entered three Ferrari 125 cars to the second race of the season.

Alberto Ascari finished the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix in second place, marking Ferrari’s first F1 podium. Raymond Sommer crossed the line fourth, while Luigi Villoresi retired.

The move comes as part of Ferrari’s wider 1,000th race celebrations for the inaugural running of the Tuscan Grand Prix, which joined the calendar in

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