About Guys With Rides

Why This Website and Who We Are

A Collection of Cars.
For More Than Just Collectors.

At GuysWithRides, we wanted to create the only online, dealer-free community that provides a truly unique place for people to discover collector cars, connect with like-minded car enthusiasts, and share their stories about the cars they love.  

A car is more than what is under the hood. For us, every car tells a story. Who owned it? Where did they drive? What memories did it help create?  Join our like-minded community. Where knowledge is Standard and conversation is Automatic. 

Welcome to GuysWithRides.com, the only online Dealer-Free Community for collector car enthusiasts!  While we’ve created the brief 30 second video to provide a quick overview of our site, we encourage you to read on about what our website is about and who we are:

We believe collector cars and trucks are more than an asset;  often they become members of our families with a wealth of stories under their hoods.  When that’s the case and it comes time for an owner to part with their beloved vehicle, its often more about finding the next proper caretaker than simply selling to the highest bidder.

We’ve built our website with the goal of having an entertaining and informative space where sellers can find their collector car’s next caretaker and potential buyers can search for their next special interest vehicle in a dealer-free environment.  Yes, that’s right: dealer-free.  While we’re not anti-dealer (we support dealers have a place and in certain situations we even recommend several local and reputable establishments) we believe there is an unmet need in the online collector car marketplace where knowledgeable enthusiasts can go and trust they are working with other private individuals.

We’ve organized the site in a mobile-friendly, magazine style format.  We encourage you to navigate through our site; here’s a summary of the key features:

  • The “Car Corral” features interesting collectible cars the Guys With Rides team finds for sale by private sellers on Craigslist based on daily themes such as “Malaise Monday” (cars between 1972 and 1984), “Wagon Wednesday” (Station Wagons Only), and “Topless Thursday” (Convertibles and removable tops),” while the “Side of The Road” category reports classic cars for sale by private sellers seen while driving.
  • The “Guys With Their Rides” page provides interesting stories of collectible cars and the passionate caretakers who tell them.
  • The “Reserved Parking” page is designed long term for those collectible car owners hoping to find the next caretaker of their vehicle at a fair price.
  • Finally, the “Under The Hood” page focuses on content relevant to the collectible car hobby as well the “Guess What Ride” game where readers comment on what vehicle they believe a part of the car shown in a picture is from.

Like what you see but don’t have time to visit the site each day?

We get you’re busy and only want to see the latest updates.  If that’s the case, enter your e-mail address and we’ll send only the latest content from our website delivered to your inbox Monday through Saturday each week in our “Guys With Rides Daily” e-mail.

Finally, here’s a brief overview of the co-creators of Guys With Rides.  If you have any additional comments or questions, please feel free send a message to [email protected]

Rudy Samsel

With an Ertl toy dump truck instead of a teddy bear and ‘car’ as his first word, it is easy to see that automobiles have been a lifelong hobby and fascination for Rudy Samsel. He loved everything about them. Even more, he loved learning about them. As he grew, Rudy would read anything he could get his hands on, from books to magazines to even a car’s owner manual.

Because of this thirst for automotive knowledge, Rudy became known to friends and family as a “Car Savant”—being able to recall specific or obscure facts about nearly every make and model. “When you know it, you know it. I can say, that’s a 1968 Z body and here is why—” explains Rudy.

As well as the knowledge, he has the skills. Rudy isn’t one who is afraid to get his head under the hood and his hands dirty. He’s worked on cars since he has been able to drive them, having rebuilt suspensions, changed out engines and more. While he’s never been afraid to take on a new challenge at work, around his home, or in his garage, Rudy’s proudest achievement is helping raise his adult son and daughter.  Rudy beams, “I never cease to be amazed and proud by how my kids have grown into polite and independent young adults who both stand tall on their own.” 

Described by his friends as affable, genuine and straight-forward, there is purpose behind why Rudy—along with his wife, Nancy—created Guys With Rides. “I want to create an oasis for car enthusiasts, away from the dealers that are crowding the hobby in the hopes of making a quick buck. I want to do right by car enthusiasts and create a place filled with honest and trustworthy content and conversations—a place where we can share our stories and our love for cars.”

Nancy Samsel

Behind every successful man, there is a good woman. Nancy Samsel is no stranger to cars, herself. In fact, she’s spent her life being surrounded by car mechanics.  But with Rudy and GuysWithRides.com, she says, it’s about more than what is under the hood—it is about the love of cars. The joy they bring, the stories they create and the places they take you.

Quick-witted, honest and straightforward, it took Nancy grit and a lot of hard work to get where she is today. She attended nursing school only sixth months after having her third child and successfully graduated with a 4.0.  She is up before dawn every day, either to work as a school nurse in the NYC Public school system or helping with their side business. But despite her dedication to her education and career, her proudest accomplishments are her three happy and successful daughters.

On Saturday afternoons, you can find Nancy in their car, with the top down, headed anywhere—but usually car shows, Porsche Club Activities, visiting their children—living an honest, full and fun life.

See Rudy & Nancy’s Interview at the 2017 Porsche Club of America Parade