As I was out running errands in Brick earlier this week, I parked right next to this outstanding piece of American engineering - a pristine 1982 Corvette.

I ended up chatting with the owner for a good while, and you could tell that he took great pride in taking care of his gorgeous ride.

I got into Corvettes because of my dad's passion. From his knowledge, I can now pretty much spot one and guess the year within a year or two usually.

While I feel like they lost their unique identity and signature look and feel for a little while in the late 90s and early 2000s, the new Corvettes are elbowing their way back into the "muscle car" category with a truly powerful and sleek look.

Now, if I could only afford one...

So what are your favorite classic cars? Tell us in the comments section!