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Senator’s car collection headed to auction

Senator’s car collection headed to auction

“What did the President know and when did he know it?” 
— Sen. Howard Baker during the Watergate hearings Six classic cars owned by Sen. Baker are coming up for auction March 14, so it might be appropriate to ask: What cars did Sen. Baker drive and when did Sen. Baker drive them? Turns out, […]

My Classic Car: Harry’s 1966 Ford Fairlane GT convertible

My Classic Car: Harry’s 1966 Ford Fairlane GT convertible

I found my 1966 Fairlane 500 GT convertible in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, in 2005. I am third owner of this always-garaged car. Ford Motor Company destroyed all Fairlane records prior to 1967 so no information is available as to order of production. The GT and GTA (automatic transmission were grouped together at 4327 units produced. […]

By March 1, 2015 Read More →
Hagerty offers up its ‘hot list’ of future classics

Hagerty offers up its ‘hot list’ of future classics

Classic car enthusiasts often may wonder what they can buy today that will become collectible, well, not as soon as tomorrow, but at some point in the future. Each year, the collector car experts at Hagerty publish their list of vehicles that they think have strong potential to become collectible sometime within the next quarter century. To […]

By February 27, 2015 Read More →
Leake opens auction season with $6.8 million OKC sale

Leake opens auction season with $6.8 million OKC sale

Leake Auction Company opened its 2015 season by attracting a record crowd last weekend to Cox Pavilion at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds, where 428 vehicles crossed the two-lane auction block. Seventy-one percent of those vehicles sold for a combined $6.8 million. “The Oklahoma City auction was a thundering success,” Richard Sevenoak, president of the Leake […]

By February 27, 2015 Read More →
Ernie Hemmings, founder of collector-car ‘bible,’ dies

Ernie Hemmings, founder of collector-car ‘bible,’ dies

To help gain customer support for the antique Ford parts business that he inherited from his father, Ernest Robert Hemmings started 60 years ago with a hand-typed mimeographed newsletter that he distributed to about 500 people who paid subscriptions priced at 50 cents per year. He considered his publication to be a magazine and he […]

By February 27, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
Motostalgia partners with SVRA for Brickyard auction

Motostalgia partners with SVRA for Brickyard auction

Motostalgia has launched a partnership with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) to become the official collector-car auction company for the national vintage-racing group. The joint venture starts with a Motostalgia sale during SVRA’s Brickyard Racing Invitational at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on June 12. About 100 premium cars are planned for the auction, Motostalgia […]

By February 26, 2015 Read More →
Navigation-audio system designed for classic Porsches

Navigation-audio system designed for classic Porsches

Even classic Porsche drivers get lost, though they would be the last to admit it. So to help them avoid having to ask for directions, Porsche has developed a thoroughly modern update for its vintage cars, and designed it to look like it was supposed to be there all along. The Porsche Classic division of […]

By February 26, 2015 Read More →
Photographer Michael Furman to host Simeone Demonstration Day

Photographer Michael Furman to host Simeone Demonstration Day

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia is doing something a little different for its monthly Demonstration Day in February. Famed automotive photographer Michael Furman will be the host this Saturday (February 28). He will share a short educational program inside the museum about the four cars selected for their sensational design. Then, weather permitting, […]

By February 26, 2015 Read More →
My Classic Car: Jeff’s 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corvair

My Classic Car: Jeff’s 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corvair

I have been looking for a 1966 Corvair Corsa for years as a fun hobby car to have after I retired. I saw an ad for a 66 Corsa at the estate sale of Horace C Rodgers, a Purple Heart, WWII hero who was a pilot of a B26 named Flak Bait. That plane flew […]

By February 26, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Lane Motor Museum re-creates visionary Dymaxion Car, will debut at Amelia Island Concours

Lane Motor Museum re-creates visionary Dymaxion Car, will debut at Amelia Island Concours

When Buckminster Fuller, one of the most creative and visionary minds of the 20th Century, directed his vast intellect toward the design of an automobile, the result was an utterly unique expression of mobility the likes of which the world had not seen before, or since. The futuristic Dymaxion Car that appeared in 1933 defied […]

By February 25, 2015 5 Comments Read More →