0033 - Air Cooling and Classic Cars - the advantages and history

Air cooling an automobile engine was a viable alternative up until just a few decades when emissions regulations choked off this method. Today the advantages of air cooling are even more so for collector cars as there are fewer parts to deal with and no rust issues.

This week in the Curbside Car Show podcast Jim Cherry and Tony Barthel go over a list of history's best examples of air cooled cars. Is your favorite among them? The Curbside Classic Car Show podcast is all about classic cars, their history, the stories behind them and what these cars are like in today's collector market.


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Tony Barthel

Tony Barthel has been writing articles and blogs since 1996 with reviews of new cars, stories about old cars and the people who love them and finding the best car shows around for the Curbside car show calendar. He is also author of a book on event planning and public speaker on business and tourism marketing plus a YouTube creator of travel videos. Tony loves RVing and is the co-publisher of the StressLess Camping blog.