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California Mille gets set for thousand-mile tour

California Mille gets set for thousand-mile tour

The 24th annual California Mille starts April 28 for a four-day, thousand-mile classic car tour of scenic countryside and challenging back roads across the middle of California. “It’s kind of a cross-section of California landscapes, really a mix of the Coast, the Sierra Nevadas, Napa Valley wine country, Sacramento river delta and Central Valley,” co-director […]

By April 24, 2014 Read More →
Bonhams readies London motorcar, automobilia auction

Bonhams readies London motorcar, automobilia auction

Coachbuilt Bentleys and an off-road truck built by Lamborghini highlight the Bonhams Collector’s Motor Cars and Automobilia Sale, scheduled for April 28 at London’s RAF Museum. Bonham’s sale opens with a high-end collection of vintage automotive literature, posters, artworks and pre-war mascots, including a selection of valuable radiator ornaments by French glass designer Renè Lalique. […]

By April 24, 2014 Read More →
Everything may be bigger in Texas: Houston doubles up on concours, auctions

Everything may be bigger in Texas: Houston doubles up on concours, auctions

Pebble Beach, Scottsdale and Amelia Island have become focal points on the classic car calendar, drawing enthusiasts from across the country (and around the world) because of their overlapping multiple events. Is Houston a serious candidate to join that club? Consider that soon after Mecum Auctions completed a record-setting sale in Houston’s Reliant Center, there […]

By April 23, 2014 Read More →
Corvette museum considering options for preserving not only cars but part of the sinkhole

Corvette museum considering options for preserving not only cars but part of the sinkhole

With all of the damaged vehicles removed from the sinkhole beneath the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum, options are being considered about the repairs needed to restore the facility and those vehicles. One option is to preserve a portion of the sinkhole for future museum visitors to see and to learn not only about […]

By April 22, 2014 Read More →
$7 million GT40 goes to Utah motorsports museum

$7 million GT40 goes to Utah motorsports museum

The Ford GT40 prototype racecar that hammered sold at a record $7 million April 12 at the Mecum auction in Houston will be put on permanent display at the Larry H. Miller Total Performance Museum in Tooele, Utah. GT40 chassis No. P-104 will join five other GT40s – one of each variant of the Ferrari-beating […]

By April 22, 2014 Read More →
Motostalgia auction joins Keels & Wheels lineup

Motostalgia auction joins Keels & Wheels lineup

Motostalgia, the auction house that made its debut last year with a sale in conjunction with the U.S. Grand Prix, will conduct a collector car auction May 2 as part of the Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance. The 19th annual Keels & Wheels concours of classic cars and boats takes place May 3-4 at the […]

By April 21, 2014 Read More →
It’s the Petersen’s turn to celebrate Mustang’s birthday

It’s the Petersen’s turn to celebrate Mustang’s birthday

The big celebrations at the New York Auto Show and at speedways in Charlotte and Las Vegas may be over, but festivities staged to observe the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang continue. This weekend, May 3-4, the Petersen Automotive museum presents Mustang Madness which will include: An all-Mustang car show. A look at the […]

By April 21, 2014 Read More →
La Jolla Concours picks best of show winners

La Jolla Concours picks best of show winners

A Cadillac concept coupe that an Arabian prince once gave to a Hollywood movie queen was picked as a best of show winner at the recent La Jolla Concours d’Elegance in California. The Cadillac, a streamlined fantasy car designed by Italian coachbuilder Ghia and which first appeared at the 1953 Paris Auto Salon, was the […]

By April 20, 2014 Read More →
Ruby 2: Corvette owner donates her 40th Anniversary car to replace the one damaged in sinkhole

Ruby 2: Corvette owner donates her 40th Anniversary car to replace the one damaged in sinkhole

It was nearly 20 years ago that Mike and Lynda Patterson decided that someday they’d donate their Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Chevrolet Corvette to the National Corvette Museum. Someday turned out to be April 17. “Seeing that other Ruby in the hole made me think that maybe I should give our’s to the museum soon,” […]

Hagerty Education Program announces $65K in first-quarter scholarship, summer intern grants

Hagerty Education Program announces $65K in first-quarter scholarship, summer intern grants

More than a dozen college students learning the skills needed for the restoration of classic vehicles — cars and boats — will benefit from the quarterly grants awarded by the Hagerty Education Program, which is administered through the LeMay — America’s Car Museum. At the first quarterly meeting of the Hagerty Education Program board of […]

By April 18, 2014 Read More →