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Hot Rod Power Tour ready to roll with new features

Hot Rod Power Tour ready to roll with new features

The 21st annual Hot Rod Power Tour travels this year from Madison, Wisconsin, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 6-12. Presented by Chevrolet Performance and Continental Tire, the tour includes nearly 6,000 participants and perhaps 100,000 spectators along the route. All makes and models of hot rods, street rods, custom trucks, muscle cars and performance machines […]

By March 27, 2015 Read More →
La Jolla honors coachbuilt cars and retiring chief judge

La Jolla honors coachbuilt cars and retiring chief judge

Coachbuilt cars of the 1930s and ‘40s are the featured categories for the 11th annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, which also will salute Dr. Cy Conrad, who is retiring as the concours’ chief judge after the event. Conrad has been a concours judge for more than 45 years, and chief judge for 36 years at […]

By March 27, 2015 Read More →
Volo museum hosts superhero night charity event

Volo museum hosts superhero night charity event

The Volo Auto Museum, along with Costumers With a Cause, is opening its doors west of Chicago for an after-hours night at the museum. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 3, attendees will be greeted and able to walk around with their favorite super heroes and comic book characters. All money raised will go […]

By March 27, 2015 Read More →
Chevy Suburban: The workhorse turns 80

Chevy Suburban: The workhorse turns 80

The Chevrolet Suburban strikes deep in the heart of Texas, where more of these full-size SUVs are sold than in any other state in the union. So it is only appropriate that the 10 millionth vehicle built at the Arlington Assembly Plant near Dallas should be a 2015 Suburban. The longtime favorite of soccer moms, […]

By March 26, 2015 Read More →
LeMay readies for fourth annual vintage motorcycle meet

LeMay readies for fourth annual vintage motorcycle meet

“The Meet,” to be held August 22 at the Haub Family Field at the Le May museum, “is the go-to vintage bike event in the Northwest,” said museum president and CEO David Madeira. The Meet, also known as the Vintage Motorcycle Festival, is one of five annual signature events at America’s Car Museum. The fourth […]

By March 26, 2015 Read More →
Charlotte AutoFair to celebrate Dodge centennial

Charlotte AutoFair to celebrate Dodge centennial

The centennial of the Dodge brand will be celebrated April 9-12 at the AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where the Nationwide Showcase Pavilion will be home to more than a dozen historic models representing each decade Dodge has been in production. Some of the featured vehicles include a 1923 Dodge/Graham truck, 1951 Power Wagon, 1996 […]

By March 26, 2015 Read More →
Cole motorcycle collection hammers at nearly $12.3 million at Mecum sale

Cole motorcycle collection hammers at nearly $12.3 million at Mecum sale

Two motorcycles, one of them formerly owned by Steve McQueen, hammered sold for $650,000 or more at the E.J. Cole Collection sale conducted by Mecum Auctions at the South Point Casino and Exhibit Hall in Las Vegas. The auction attracted nearly 1,000 bidders and spectators. Total sales were nearly $12.3 million, and that figure does […]

By March 25, 2015 Read More →
Techno-Classica Essen provides show space and marketplace for classic cars

Techno-Classica Essen provides show space and marketplace for classic cars

The 27th annual Techno-Classica Essen takes place April 15-19 in the Messe Essen, a fairgrounds-style convention center in the Germany city that spans 20 buildings and four outdoor areas. And all of that space was booked months ago for what is billed as the “world show for vintage, classic and prestige automotibles, motor sport, motorcycles, […]

By March 25, 2015 Read More →
Tour or learn with the California Automobile Museum

Tour or learn with the California Automobile Museum

The third annual Capitol Carrera, a two-day, 500-mile road tour May 9-10, is being staged again to support the California Automobile Museum. Organized by classic car enthusiasts and museum supporters, the tour is not a race and no awards are given. The point is to explore the Northern California countryside in the company of fellow […]

By March 25, 2015 Read More →
Still groovy, the VW microbus turns 65

Still groovy, the VW microbus turns 65

Like the hippies who loved them and raised them to cult-like status during the 1960s, the VW microbus has become a senior citizen. This month, the Volkswagen Type 2 turned 65. The official birthday was March 8, 1950, when the first production model rolled off the assembly line in Wolfsburg, Germany. The Transporter, as it […]

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