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‘Fast and Furious’ films feature familiar classic cars

‘Fast and Furious’ films feature familiar classic cars

The Fast and the Furious movie series. In fact, they may view the films just as their parents expressed their disdain for all those now-classic hot rod movies of the 1960s and ’70s: Bunch of crazy kids setting bad examples while joyriding at ridiculous speeds on public roads… But think back to what American Graffiti, […]

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Fort Lauderdale kick starts Auctions America’s sales season
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Fort Lauderdale kick starts Auctions America’s sales season

Auctions America president Donnie Gould called it a great way to “kick start” the company’s 2015 sales calendar. Gould’s words came in response to the company’s 13th annual Ford Lauderdale auction, which generated $21.3 million in sales last week. The same venue last year had sales of $17.5 million and a 74 percent sell-through rate. […]

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Classic Profile: Rolls-Royce comes to America
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Classic Profile: Rolls-Royce comes to America

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars famously started after an introduction in 1904 between Charles Rolls, a young automobile enthusiast and dealer of French automobiles, and Henry Royce, a middle-aged manufacturer of electrical components. Royce had built his second prototype by the time the two met and was eager to enter the automobile manufacturing business. Rolls, on the […]

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Tarzan’s Cadillac for sale at the Branson Auctions
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Tarzan’s Cadillac for sale at the Branson Auctions

A 1955 Cadillac Series 62 convertible once owned and used for promotions by Tarzan movie star Johnny Weissmuller will be a featured vehicle during Branson Auction’s sale April 17 and 18 at the Branson, Missouri, convention center. Weissmuller, the super star with the distinctive yodeling yell of Warner Brothers’ Tarzan films during the 1930s and […]

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Museum hosts ‘Classic Car Detailing Tech Session’ and ‘Afternoon of the White Gloves’
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Museum hosts ‘Classic Car Detailing Tech Session’ and ‘Afternoon of the White Gloves’

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is hosting two special events on Saturday, the “Classic Car Detailing Tech Session” and “Afternoon of the White Gloves.” For the detailing class, ACD has partnered up with SweetCars, which has been named one of the top 20 automotive detailers in the country. The class will include live demonstrations […]

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Copperstate 1000 launching vintage off-road rally
By March 31, 2015 Read More →

Copperstate 1000 launching vintage off-road rally

The Copperstate 1000, the classic car road rally around Arizona that celebrates its 25th anniversary this month, is adding an off-road rally in October. Called the Copperstate Overland, the new event will be a similar high-caliber affair as the 1000, except this one will take participants with vintage off-road vehicles into Arizona’s world-renowned back country. […]

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Secret ambitions and special classes at the concours

Secret ambitions and special classes at the concours

I’m not sure I’ve shared this with anyone before, but someday I’d like to be curator of an classic car exhibition at a museum. and I’d also like to create a class for a concours d’elegance. In a way, I suppose, three of the books I’ve written — Concept Cars, Legendary Cars and Masters of […]

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Modern classics top sellers at Silverstone auction
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Modern classics top sellers at Silverstone auction

Late-model sports cars led the bidding at Silverstone Auction’s sale Saturday at the Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show in Birmingham, UK, where the auction achieved a sales rate of 84 percent and a total of around £2 million, or nearly $3 million at today’s exchange rate. The auction featured 183 lots ranging from […]

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Orphan cars, Road America racers features at Geneva concours

Orphan cars, Road America racers features at Geneva concours

Featured categories for the 2015 Geneva Concours d’Elegance include cars orphaned when their manufacturers went out of business, Jaguars, Police Cars, and, in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Road America Race Track in nearby Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, Race Cars built in 1955 or earlier. Benefiting from the event, to be held August 23 […]

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Former RAF base becomes center for classic car and airplane restoration and events

Former RAF base becomes center for classic car and airplane restoration and events

RAF Bicester was the home to British military aircraft as early as 1916 and became a bomber station in 1925. Today, it is considered the best-preserved of Britain’s World War II bomber bases and is in the process of a full restoration. Now known as Bicester Heritage, the site in Oxfordshire hosts its first major […]

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