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Glenn Pray’s barn-found ’37 Cord going to auction

Glenn Pray’s barn-found ’37 Cord going to auction

To help fund his purchase of the remains of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Company in 1960, Glenn Pray, an Oklahoma high school industrial arts teacher and auto enthusiast, sold his 1937 Cord Phaeton Model 812. The buyer was Jim Leake. Pray had purchased the Cord in 1953, had restored it and used it as his […]

International Museum Day and much more

International Museum Day and much more

Today, May 15, is International Museum Day. To celebrate, the America on Wheels museum offers admission to the museum for $7, and tomorrow, Saturday the 16th, the Dutch Dubbers VW Club Car show take places at the facility from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Meanwhile, children can experience a museum adventure Sunday, May 17, from […]

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Market report: Pickups really picking up in value

Market report: Pickups really picking up in value

‘There was a time when trucks were only used by collectors to tow a car to the show, but now they are seriously collectible in their own right,” McKeel Hagerty is quoted in a news release from the classic car insurance and vehicle price-guide publisher that bears his family’s name. Hagerty’s quote was part of […]

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Free seminars offered at the Elegance at Hershey

Free seminars offered at the Elegance at Hershey

Three free seminars will be offered Saturday, June 13, for anyone to attend at the Hotel Hershey as part of the annual Elegance at Hershey. The artists’ seminar will showcase work from Loy Lockwood, Dan Reed and David Snyder with a discussion moderated by Michael Hemsley. The discussion will focus on automotive art and its […]

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Round-the-world challenge showcases a century of automotive technology

Round-the-world challenge showcases a century of automotive technology

In 1915, the British military needed help. The Great War had broken out and the engines that powered British tanks produced so much smoke that enemy troops could see them from quite a distance. The military turned to Harry Ricardo for a solution. In 1915, the British military needed help. The Great War had broken […]

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Mercedes, BMW mark historic victories at Mille Miglia

Mercedes, BMW mark historic victories at Mille Miglia

Today begins the great Mille Miglia of Italy, the 33rd running of the thousand-mile rally revival that commemorates one of the world’s most-storied road races. A record 438 sports, GT and race cars that were built between 1927 and 1957 – the years of the original Mille Miglia race on Italian public roads and village […]

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Maserati, Ferrari prototypes set for RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction

Maserati, Ferrari prototypes set for RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction

Two significant Italian sports-car prototypes, the first Maserati Ghibli Spyder and the original U.S.-spec Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, will be offered by RM Sotheby’s at its Monterey auction in August. The 1968 Ghibli is documented as the first Spyder built, with some key differences from production models. The convertible, with VIN 1001, features styling by […]

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Artcurial adds Bugatti in the barn to les Champs sale

Artcurial adds Bugatti in the barn to les Champs sale

As usual, the French have a word for it. In this case, you might call it an encore, the addition of a barn-found Bugatti Brescia to the docket for Artcurial Motorcars eighth Automobiles sur les Champs auction to be held June 22 in Paris. Artcurial stunned the classic car world last year with the discovery […]

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Early Aston Martin luxury four-seater offered at Silverstone sale

Early Aston Martin luxury four-seater offered at Silverstone sale

A 1937 Aston Martin 15/98 2L Long-Chassis Tourer, an example of the company’s original luxury-class four-seat touring car, will be offered for sale May 23 at the May Sale by Silverstone Auctions. The auction will be held at the Silverstone racing circuit in England. Aston Martin was known for its sports cars and racing success, […]

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Rally Historico Transpeninsular out to recapture historic days

Rally Historico Transpeninsular out to recapture historic days

“The reason for the classic car focus is to create an event that recaptures the lost days of road racing,” said Michael Satterfield, editor of thegentlemanracer.com  who will be racing in a 1962 Austin Healy in the Rally Historico Transpeninsular, a 1700-kilometer rally June 19-21 from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Satterfield is also […]

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