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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

Lane Motor Museum re-creates visionary Dymaxion Car

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 4 Comments Read More →
Think pink! Beaulieu museum plans Simply Pink rally

Think pink! Beaulieu museum plans Simply Pink rally

England’s National Motor Museum at Beaulieu will stage a rally May 31 open to any vehicle, as long as that car or truck or van is pink, or even rose, lilac or lavender in color. The Simply Pink rally is being done to support the Breast Cancer Campaign. “Pink has long had a cult following […]

By February 25, 2015 Read More →
Preserved 1930 Cord L-29 Town Car joins Bonhams’ Amelia Island auction

Preserved 1930 Cord L-29 Town Car joins Bonhams’ Amelia Island auction

Bonhams has landed an exceptional true classic for its inaugural auction in March at Amelia Island, Florida: A rare 1930 Cord L-29 Town Car that recently was rediscovered after more than 55 years of private ownership, during which it only rarely was seen in public. The Cord is in all-original, unrestored condition, according to Bonhams, […]

By February 24, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Silverstone claims four records at Race Retro auction

Silverstone claims four records at Race Retro auction

Silverstone Auctions opened its 2015 calendar with a 78 percent sell-through, total sales of some $5.6 million and a claimed four world auction record prices at its Race Retro sale last weekend at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry, England. Silverstone claimed record prices for a 1991 Ferrari Testarossa, sold for $313,170 with a matching five-piece set […]

By February 24, 2015 Read More →
Le May museum offers summer camps for car kids

Le May museum offers summer camps for car kids

There’s no basket weaving or canoe races at the Le May museum’s summer camp program. The huge auto museum in Tacoma, Washington, offers a High Speed Fun camp and an Energy Detective camp for youths 8-15 years of age. The High Speed Fun camp runs July 13-17 and allows campers to practice their skills on […]

By February 24, 2015 Read More →
Mazda gets ‘central feature’ display at 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Mazda gets ‘central feature’ display at 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Many classic car events, from concours to vintage races, designate a featured marque, focusing attention on a particular automaker and its historic vehicles, perhaps Porsche or Duesenberg or the designs by Pininfarina. At the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, they have a Central Feature, a spectacular Ferris-wheel-sized piece of art that literally elevates automobiles as […]

By February 23, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Squire prototype, company rights offered in private sale

Squire prototype, company rights offered in private sale

Three years ago, a 1937 Squire 1 1/2-liter drophead coupe with English Corsica bodywork sold at the RM Auctions sale at Amelia Island for $990,000. Now, and after some 20 years in storage, a prototype for the supercharged Squire Eight has emerged and is being offered for sale. This car is just the prototype, but […]

By February 23, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Father of Datsun 240Z dies at age 105

Father of Datsun 240Z dies at age 105

Yutaka Katayama, beloved as the father of the Datsun 240Z and portrayed as “Mr. K” in a series of television commercials, has died at the age of 105. It was Katayama, the first president of Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A., who refused to allow the new sports car to be marketed in the United States as […]

By February 22, 2015 1 Comment Read More →