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Jim Resnick began his career as a writer, reporter and photographer for magazines including Vette, Hot Rod, Chevy High Performance and Car Craft. In 1996, he launched Bimmer Magazine as its editor-in-chief. He also was technical editor of Sports Car International. Later, he did public relations and marketing for Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and Jaguar Land Rover, and thus brings a unique perspective to his reporting and writing. He also is a “recovering” racer and guitarist.

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Barn finds, Cuban cars draw panelists’ attention

Barn finds, Cuban cars draw panelists’ attention

Russo and Steele auctions hosted a seminar Friday designed to help some car owners understand how to extract the most value from their classic vehicles when they decide to sell at auction. Barn Find cars With so many “barn find” cars in the news lately, the panel began with that subject and how to treat […]

By January 17, 2015 Read More →
Restore or modify? Experts offers suggestions to muscle car buyers

Restore or modify? Experts offers suggestions to muscle car buyers

The greatest thing about car collecting is not the speed, the swoopy designs, the history, the visible progress of technology or the togetherness and camaraderie of like-minded people. Nope. The single best thing is that there’s something for everyone. In all of my years hanging around cars, be they old or new, race or street, […]

By January 15, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Pratte’s automobilia collection drops green flag on Barrett-Jackson

Pratte’s automobilia collection drops green flag on Barrett-Jackson

While the much-ballyhooed car collection from builder/developer Ron Pratte goes up for auction at Barrett-Jackson starting Tuesday, some 1,500 items – that’s 10 times as voluminous as the Pratte car collection – already are being sold from the Pratte collection. Those items include vintage signs, period neon, gas pumps, gas globes, parts testers, rare pedal […]

By January 11, 2015 Read More →
Eye candy: Horseless Carriage Club Tour

Eye candy: Horseless Carriage Club Tour

Photos by Jim Resnick Editor’s note: Earlier in this week, we presented Jim Resnick’s report on the Horseless Carriage Club of America, which held its 2014 national convention in southern Arizona. In addition to meetings, the group did daily drives, visiting sites such as the Fairbank ghost town, Kartchner caverns, the historic mining center of […]

By February 22, 2014 Read More →
Horseless Carriage Club celebrates the class of brass

Horseless Carriage Club celebrates the class of brass

The chuffing and clattering charm of pre-1916 automobiledom comes alive when The Horseless Carriage Club of America gets together. Their “tours” with Brass Era cars saunter throughout America and soon, internationally, with rumors bubbling of a tour through Ireland. Part rolling museum, part living history, part mobile art, these automotive elder statesmen are all of […]

By February 19, 2014 Read More →
Natural selection: How to choose a professional restorer for your classic

Natural selection: How to choose a professional restorer for your classic

It is difficult enough boiling down your classic car obsession to a manageable, affordable group of cars. But it is just as time-intensive when you need to find the most capable and conscientious professional shop to take on your restoration work. To that end, Russo and Steele Auctions hosted The Art of Vintage Restoration seminar […]

By January 21, 2014 Read More →
So you think you want to go vintage racing? Here’s some advice from the experts

So you think you want to go vintage racing? Here’s some advice from the experts

There are more cliches about auto racing than you can shake a stick at in a month of Sundays. But when it comes to racing classic cars – “vintage racing” is the universally accepted term – the cliches end and something religious happens. Russo & Steele Auctions held an informative seminar on vintage racing during […]

By January 21, 2014 Read More →