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Classic ’49 Hudson going ‘low and slow’ to study health of U.S. highways

Classic ’49 Hudson going ‘low and slow’ to study health of U.S. highways

To draw attention to the state of the American infrastructure, including its highways and bridges, Engineering News-Record has sent two reporters and a 65-year-old Hudson on a cross-country trip. “Low and Slow Across America’s Infrastructure” is the name given to the assignment, which involves ENR.com senior transportation editor Aileen Cho and author Dan McNichol in […]

Thumpr Award to ’70 Ford Torino in Knoxville

Thumpr Award to ’70 Ford Torino in Knoxville

A 1970 Ford Torino owned by John Jinnings of Churubusco, Indiana, took home the “Thumpr Award”at the Street Rod Nationals South in Knoxville, Tennessee. The award is given by COMP Cams and the National Street Rod Association and goes to the car that turns the most heads because of an obnoxious amount of power. Jinnings’Torino […]

By May 27, 2015 Read More →
Stirling Moss selling vintage Porsche race car at auction

Stirling Moss selling vintage Porsche race car at auction

Famed racing driver Stirling Moss, much in the news lately because of his many appearances at concours and other events, has consigned a vintage competition Porsche from his own collection to the Bonhams Auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. The 1961 Porsche RS-61, like the agile RennSport race cars that Moss […]

By May 26, 2015 Read More →
ELK Charity Challenge: Generous people doing good

ELK Charity Challenge: Generous people doing good

’50 Philanthropists, 3 Charities, 1 Reason.” That is the tagline on the home page of the ELK Charity Challenge, a 7-day, 1,000-mile automotive adventure held last week. The E L K in the event’s name is shorthand for Everyone Loves Kids, and the reason for the event was to help make a better life for […]

NatGeo’s ‘Driving America’ special debuts tonight

NatGeo’s ‘Driving America’ special debuts tonight

Editor’s note: ClassicCars.com’s editorial director Larry Edsall is among those featured in this documentary on Americans and their love of cars. Here’s a video preview of the show’s American muscle car segment. National Geographic Channel’s news release suggests we all “cruise into summer with an epic look through the rearview mirror at the automobile’s impact […]

Amelia Island Concours adds SVRA vintage racing

Amelia Island Concours adds SVRA vintage racing

The Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance ups its game once again with the addition of vintage motorsports to the March calendar of classic car happenings. The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association announced Friday that it will join the Florida concours, one of the nation’s leading automotive events, with four days of historic racing at nearby Fernandina […]

By May 25, 2015 Read More →
High bids fall short but RM Sotheby’s still does nearly $30 million at Villa Erba

High bids fall short but RM Sotheby’s still does nearly $30 million at Villa Erba

With 33 of 38 vehicles selling — among the no-sales the highest bid of the auction — RM Sotheby’s annual Villa Erba sale, held in conjunction with the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, generated more than $29.9 million in two-and-a-half hours Saturday on the shores of Italy’s Lake Como. As expected, Ferraris dominated the sale with […]

By May 24, 2015 Read More →
David Swig joins RM Sotheby’s as car specialist

David Swig joins RM Sotheby’s as car specialist

Lifelong auto enthusiast David Swig, son of the late founder of the California Mille, Martin Swig, has joined the team of global car specialists with RM Sotheby’s, the auction company has announced. Formerly a car specialist with Bonhams, David Swig comes from a family of car people – his father was a leading vintage-motoring devotee […]

By May 23, 2015 Read More →
Vettes for Vets and a Demo day Memorial Day weekend

Vettes for Vets and a Demo day Memorial Day weekend

Looking for something to fill your Memorial Day weekend?  Here are some special car events being held at automotive museums around the country this weekend and in the near future. Saturday, May 23, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is celebrating the cars of legendary drivers Rudolf Caracciola, Tazio Nuvolari and Stirling […]

Silver car parade to celebrate Silverstone’s 25th anniversary

Silver car parade to celebrate Silverstone’s 25th anniversary

Hundreds of silver cars are expected to gather July 26 to help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Silverstone Classic with a Silver Jubilee parade on Silver Sunday.  The all-silver parade will take place on the Silverstone Grand Prix track, with the cars eventually parked in a special “Silver Zone” on the track. While the […]

By May 22, 2015 Read More →