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80 years later, Talbot repeats Alpine Trial victory

80 years later, Talbot repeats Alpine Trial victory

Eighty years after a 1934 Talbot won the original event, a 1934 Talbot 105 Alpine scored the victory in the Endurance Rally Association’s inaugural Alpine Trial, a 600-mile test in the shadows of Europe’s Monte Blanc. The course included the historic the Route Des Grande Alpes and the Col De La Colombiere. The British team […]

By June 13, 2014 Read More →
1955 Vincent Black Prince motorcycle scores record auction price despite being in pieces

1955 Vincent Black Prince motorcycle scores record auction price despite being in pieces

We’ve all seen motorcycle “projects” stored  in various boxes, a wheel here, gas tank over there, the engine propped up against the wall. Generally speaking, this can be a fine way to obtain a bike that you otherwise could not afford in one piece. You just have to put it all together. Of course, we’re […]

By June 12, 2014 Read More →
LeMay museum selects McKeel Hagerty for Bulgari award

LeMay museum selects McKeel Hagerty for Bulgari award

Noting his progressive and innovative leadership of the collector car community, the LeMay — America’s Car Museum has presented its Nicola Bulgari Award to McKeel Hagerty, president and chief executive of the family-owned insurance company that specializes in insuring classic cars and boats. “McKeel has been one of the most progressive and innovative leaders in the […]

By June 12, 2014 Read More →
Historic ‘last Hudson dealership’ becomes National Hudson Museum

Historic ‘last Hudson dealership’ becomes National Hudson Museum

What was known for decades as the world’s “last Hudson dealership” will retain its focus on the history of Detroit-built Hudson, Essex and Terraplane cars and trucks now that the National Hudson Essex Terraplane Historical Society (HETHS) has struck a deal to house a new museum within the Ypsilanti, Michigan dealership. “I’m really pleased with […]

Hot Rods Forever stamps launched by Post Office

Hot Rods Forever stamps launched by Post Office

A pair of ’32 Ford highboy roadsters look ready to roar in the U.S. Postal Service’s latest nod to American car culture with its new Hot Rods Forever Stamps. The two freshly minted stamps, one showing a “deuce” in classic black with flames and the other in scarlet red, were recently dedicated as a limited-edition […]

By June 10, 2014 Read More →
Movie, TV car stars featured in EyesOn Design show

Movie, TV car stars featured in EyesOn Design show

What do Whoville, Bullitt, General Lee and the Monkees all have in common? Each of them has a Hollywood connection and a signature vehicle that will be among the featured cars from TV and movies in this year’s EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition. The 27th annual car show, which emphasizes unique and important automotive designs, […]

Mustangs (what else?) to be featured at Greenfield Village’s Motor Muster

Mustangs (what else?) to be featured at Greenfield Village’s Motor Muster

Each summer, two major cars shows are held on the streets, lawns and town square of Greenfield Village, the quintessential Americana small town that Henry Ford assembled in Dearborn, Michigan, by collecting and transplanting historic buildings from around the country. You want history? Well, the Wright Brothers home is next door to their cycle shop, […]

By June 9, 2014 Read More →
Corvette museum visitors can view the full sinkhole through August

Corvette museum visitors can view the full sinkhole through August

Officials at the National Corvette Museum have decided to delay reconstruction of the Skydome so visitors can see the sinkhole that opened February 12 and swallowed eight cars. Repairs will be delayed until after the museum’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, scheduled for August 27-30. “We have about 6,500 Corvette enthusiasts from all over the world pre-registered […]

By June 8, 2014 Read More →
Charming! That’s the Greenwich concours

Charming! That’s the Greenwich concours

The third time was a charm. During an award ceremony at a car show last weekend, actor Ed Herman attempted to bestow a special award to a car that he had chosen. As the Maserati drove up, Herman started to read the notecard describing the car, only to realize that he was reading the wrong […]

By June 6, 2014 Read More →
Rare Ferrari 275 GTB Competitizione Clienti making its first trip to an auction at Cole’s Monterey sale

Rare Ferrari 275 GTB Competitizione Clienti making its first trip to an auction at Cole’s Monterey sale

For the first time in its nearly 50 years of existence, the 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Competitizione Clienti built as a special order for American Ferrari patron Alfred Ducato will be offered for auction at the Rick Cole Auction this summer at Monterey, California. The car is one of 10 special 275 GTBs built to […]