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Car designer Peter Brock to lecture at Blackhawk

Car designer Peter Brock to lecture at Blackhawk

Car designer, author, racing-team owner, photo journalist – Peter Brock has excelled at all his pursuits, starting at the age of 19 when he joined Bill Mitchell’s group of stylists at General Motors, where he became a leading force in the creation of the Corvette Sting Ray. Brock will present a lecture at noon Sunday […]

By April 26, 2014 Read More →
Today is the license plate’s birthday

Today is the license plate’s birthday

April 25 is the birthday of the automotive license plate in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, New York was the first state to require license plates on motor vehicles, beginning April 25, 1901. At the time, the census bureau reports, there were fewer than 15,000 motor cars in the entire country. […]

By April 25, 2014 Read More →
Porsche’s ‘rolling museum’ to visit Pebble Beach

Porsche’s ‘rolling museum’ to visit Pebble Beach

Porsche calls it a “rolling museum.” “It” is a showcase of Porsche racing cars that takes them from their stationary positions within the Porsche Museum in Germany and puts them on roads and race tracks, not only at Europe’s top classic car events this year but also in northern California. From May 15-18, a 550 […]

By April 25, 2014 Read More →
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 →