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Astronauts’ cars among featured lots at Mecum’s Houston auction

Astronauts’ cars among featured lots at Mecum’s Houston auction

Photos by Mecum Auctions Houston being the site of the NASA Johnson Space Center, it seems only fitting that among the 1,000 cars being offered up for bids this weekend at Mecum Auctions’ sale are two formerly owned by astronauts. And not just any astronauts, but the first two U.S. fliers to travel into space. […]

’55 Chevy wins best of show at Charlotte AutoFest

’55 Chevy wins best of show at Charlotte AutoFest

A blazing-orange customized 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air was proclaimed best of show at the annual AutoFair, a sweeping celebration of classic cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Owned by Jerry Horine of Louisville, Ky., the two-door sedan bested competitors from 48 car clubs that vied for awards during the four-day show, which was […]

Vintage tractors, farm ‘relics’ bring $2 million in sales at Mecum auction

Vintage tractors, farm ‘relics’ bring $2 million in sales at Mecum auction

Yes, we know, this is the blog of ClassicCars.com, but if you like old cars and vintage motorcycles, how can you not have at least a passing interest in historic farm implements? Hey, we’ve seen vintage tractors at major concours d’elegance and a few even have rolled across the block at some important classic car […]

Arizona Concours creates special class for the Cars of Frank Lloyd Wright

Arizona Concours creates special class for the Cars of Frank Lloyd Wright

America’s most famous 20th Century architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, also was an auto enthusiast who owned a succession of special vehicles during his long career. He added personal touches to many of them, often having them repainted in his signature color, Cherokee Red, a hue that appeared in his architectural designs. Several of his cars […]

Historic Cobra Daytona to star at Shelby tribute

Historic Cobra Daytona to star at Shelby tribute

Probably the most celebrated of American race cars, the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe that claimed victory in the GT class 50 years ago in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, returns to Southern California on May 17 for the second annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show. The event, at the future home of the Carroll Shelby Automotive Museum […]

Datsun Z cars get own concours class at Forest Grove

Datsun Z cars get own concours class at Forest Grove

Datsun scored a major breakthrough in the American perception of Japanese cars with the launch for 1970 of its 240Z. Here was a sophisticated and powerful sports coupe that rivaled the European competition, but was available at an affordable price. Popular and plentiful, Z cars from the 1970s long have filled a niche among hobbyists […]

Coys posts results from Techno Classica auction

Coys posts results from Techno Classica auction

British auction house Coys reports that its recent auction held in conjunction with the Essen Techno Classica in Germany produced sales of nearly $5.5 million. “We are delighted to have successfully sold a significant number of high-value historic motor cars to an international audience,” Coys managing partner Chris Routledge said in a news release. “This […]

Restoration auction features British barn-found vehicles

Restoration auction features British barn-found vehicles

Recently we shared news regarding the inaugural Restoration Show Sale to be held April 12 at the NEC in Birmingham, England. We have just received photos of the rare 1939 Lagonda V12 Hooper two-door “saloon” as well as news of a pair of barn-found Aston Martins that will be offered at the Silverstone Auctions’ event. […]

Barrett-Jackson changes channels

Barrett-Jackson changes channels

The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company announced Thursday it will switch television channels beginning in January 2015 when live coverage of the collector-car auctions will be turned over to Velocity and the Discovery Channel. With this move, Barrett-Jackson will end its long-time relationship with the Fox Networks. Fox had telecast all Barrett-Jackson auctions since 2001, when the […]

Only one Corvette remains in sinkhole

Only one Corvette remains in sinkhole

After removing the 1.5 Millionth Chevrolet Corvette from the sinkhole beneath the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum, the work team spent the rest of the day Thursday searching for the last car remaining in the abyss, the 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06. “The rest of the day will be spent probing and excavating the area […]