Classic Car Procession Celebrates Lifelong Enthusiast

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Probably how every classic car lover would like to go.

Over his lifetime, it’s estimated that Phil Deegan owned 150 cars, and his home in Mankato, Minnesota is said to have always displayed an assortment of classic cars and trucks. So it makes total sense that after Deegan passed away on July 14, 2020, his funeral procession would be a rolling tribute to the automotive enthusiast. At the funeral service, a group of classic cars and trucks lined the church’s parking, and this was followed by a procession of classic vehicles to the cemetery including a 1964-66 Chevy C10 that carried his coffin in the cargo bed.

Image Credit: KEYC News

In a video report from KEYC News, Deegan’s son Dan said that his father “loved anything with wheels on it and anything with a motor in it,” while his obituary

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Classic Car Club Of America Preserves History For Future Generations

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Appreciating classic cars is something everyone should enjoy.

Since 1952, Classic Car Club of America has been working to collecting and preserving some of the finest cars from around the globe. The organization also helps educate the public and boost appreciation for the fine craftsmanship found in older automobiles. As technology pushes ahead and we see all kinds of stories in mainstream media about kids these days supposedly not even wanting to learn how to drive, it’s good to know not everyone wants to slam the door on the history of the automobile.

CCCA pours most of its time and energy into a specific range of car model years: 1915 to 1948. That not to say a Packard from 1911 won’t get any attention.

Quite a few CCCA members also belong to the organization’s chartered Region where they live. Each year, Regional Events

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Junkyard Gem: 2004 Chevrolet Classic

What makes a discarded vehicle a junkyard gem? Sometimes it achieves this status due to inherent coolness or enthusiast love; other times the honor comes due to its place in an obscure corner of automotive history. Today’s car is the latter type: a two-model-year-only version of a previous-generation car with ancient platform roots, kept in production for sale only to fleet buyers. Let’s take a look at such a car, at the end of a short lifetime that took it from fleet service to Kansas to a career-ending crash in next-door Colorado, with stops at cannabis dispensaries along the way.

GM ditched the Malibu name after 1983, when it lived on the rear-wheel-drive G-body platform, then revived it for 1997 as the Chevrolet-badged sibling to the Olds Achieva and Buick Skylark. When the Malibu became sibling to the Opel Vectra family in 2004, GM kept

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