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Rogers collection brings $9.5 million for arts, education

Rogers collection brings $9.5 million for arts, education

‘Thank you for your interest in my husband’s lifetime hobby,” an emotional Beverly Rogers told the 3,000 people who attended the Jim Rogers Classic Car Museum sale as the Mecum Auction event was beginning last weekend, according to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper. “Jim’s desire was to create a collection that represented […]

Arizona Concours d’Elegance sets date, classes for 2016

Arizona Concours d’Elegance sets date, classes for 2016

The third-annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance at the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort will take place Sunday, January 24, 2016, serving once again as the start of and a focal point for the annual Classic Car Week in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. The Arizona Concours, an exclusive celebration of fine automobiles in an intimate setting, also announced its […]

By March 3, 2015 Read More →
World of Speed Museum opens April 24 in Oregon

World of Speed Museum opens April 24 in Oregon

Addicted to speed? Just want to learn more about the history of motorsports? Or perhaps you want to expose your children to career opportunities in racing. All of that can be accomplished April 24 when the new World of Speed Museum opens in Wilsonville Oregon, located just outside of Portland. According to Ron Huegli, the […]

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Stirling Moss book to debut at Amelia Island Concours

Stirling Moss book to debut at Amelia Island Concours

The honored-guest appearance of legendary race driving Stirling Moss at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 15 will be highlighted by the debut of his new book, My Racing Life. Advance copies of the autobiography, co-written by Simon Taylor and published by Evro Publishing in the UK, are being flown in for concours guests […]

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Senator’s car collection headed to auction

Senator’s car collection headed to auction

“What did the President know and when did he know it?” 
— Sen. Howard Baker during the Watergate hearings Six classic cars owned by Sen. Baker are coming up for auction March 14, so it might be appropriate to ask: What cars did Sen. Baker drive and when did Sen. Baker drive them? Turns out, […]

My Classic Car: Harry’s 1966 Ford Fairlane GT convertible

My Classic Car: Harry’s 1966 Ford Fairlane GT convertible

I found my 1966 Fairlane 500 GT convertible in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, in 2005. I am third owner of this always-garaged car. Ford Motor Company destroyed all Fairlane records prior to 1967 so no information is available as to order of production. The GT and GTA (automatic transmission were grouped together at 4327 units produced. […]

By March 1, 2015 Read More →
Hagerty offers up its ‘hot list’ of future classics

Hagerty offers up its ‘hot list’ of future classics

Classic car enthusiasts often may wonder what they can buy today that will become collectible, well, not as soon as tomorrow, but at some point in the future. Each year, the collector car experts at Hagerty publish their list of vehicles that they think have strong potential to become collectible sometime within the next quarter century. To […]

By February 27, 2015 Read More →
Leake opens auction season with $6.8 million OKC sale

Leake opens auction season with $6.8 million OKC sale

Leake Auction Company opened its 2015 season by attracting a record crowd last weekend to Cox Pavilion at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds, where 428 vehicles crossed the two-lane auction block. Seventy-one percent of those vehicles sold for a combined $6.8 million. “The Oklahoma City auction was a thundering success,” Richard Sevenoak, president of the Leake […]

By February 27, 2015 Read More →
Ernie Hemmings, founder of collector-car ‘bible,’ dies

Ernie Hemmings, founder of collector-car ‘bible,’ dies

To help gain customer support for the antique Ford parts business that he inherited from his father, Ernest Robert Hemmings started 60 years ago with a hand-typed mimeographed newsletter that he distributed to about 500 people who paid subscriptions priced at 50 cents per year. He considered his publication to be a magazine and he […]

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Motostalgia partners with SVRA for Brickyard auction

Motostalgia partners with SVRA for Brickyard auction

Motostalgia has launched a partnership with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) to become the official collector-car auction company for the national vintage-racing group. The joint venture starts with a Motostalgia sale during SVRA’s Brickyard Racing Invitational at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on June 12. About 100 premium cars are planned for the auction, Motostalgia […]

By February 26, 2015 Read More →