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Secret ambitions and special classes at the concours
By March 31, 2015 Read More →

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
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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
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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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Mecum hopes to continue success with collection sales at its Houston auction
By March 30, 2015 Read More →

Mecum hopes to continue success with collection sales at its Houston auction

John Kraman says there’s a bittersweet aspect to the way his employer, Mecum Auctions, has been successful in selling cars and motorcycles from large collections. “There’s a success and buzz that comes with selling a collection in the auction environment,” said Kraman, director of consignments at Mecum Auctions. “It seems to be a bit of […]

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Simeone Automotive Museum hosts supercar exhibit
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Simeone Automotive Museum hosts supercar exhibit

Twenty of the world’s greatest supercars will be on display April 4-19 in a special exhibit at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, featuring an international selection from the US, Italy, England, Germany and Japan. “Supercars at the Simeone Museum” will highlight high-performance road-going sports cars from the ’90s through today by Lamborghini, McLaren, […]

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Driven: 2015 Lincoln MKC

Driven: 2015 Lincoln MKC

I’m really tempted to suggest that Ford simply drop its Lincoln brand. But I cannot. Such a move would deny and belie the heritage of the Model K and Zephyr of the 1930s, of Edsel’s own original Continental, of William Clay’s Continental in the mid-’50s, of the Marks III, IV and V, of the elegant […]

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Solved On Sunday: Electrifying news about the ’83 Corvette
By March 29, 2015 Read More →

Solved On Sunday: Electrifying news about the ’83 Corvette

(Editor’s note: In conjunction with Road Ready Inspections, we offer this space each week so you can ask questions about your classic car or about the hobby in general. Submit your questions in the comments below and we’ll do our best to answer them!) QUESTION I may not be an authority on Corvettes but I […]

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Bonhams second sale at Mercedes-Benz Museum exceeds inaugural effort
By March 28, 2015 Read More →

Bonhams second sale at Mercedes-Benz Museum exceeds inaugural effort

Bonhams staged its second sale at the Mercedes-Benz Museum on Saturday, with total sales of 13 million euro, a million more than the inaugural sale there last summer. That 13 million euro figure is today’s equivalent of $14.16 million, which is less than the $16 million figure we reported for the inaugural sale in July. […]

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Eye Candy: March Meet vintage drag racing
By March 28, 2015 Read More →

Eye Candy: March Meet vintage drag racing

Photos by Howard Koby A present-day rear-engine Top Fuel Dragster’s 500-cubic-inch Hemi engine makes more horsepower than the first four rows at the Daytona 500. While on its ear-splitting burnout, done just to heat the huge, slick rear tires, nearly 23 gallons of nitro-methane fuel is consumed. It burns yellow; the white flames seen above […]

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