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Cruisin’ Nocona again features Vicari auction

Cruisin’ Nocona again features Vicari auction

The third annual Cruisin’ Nocoma classic car weekend is scheduled for May 7-9 in the historic north Texas town, and again the event includes an auction, this year of some 300 vehicles by the Louisiana-based Vicari Auction Company. Nocona was known for producing baseball gloves and cowboy boots, but like so many communities fell on […]

By April 23, 2015 Read More →
‘Fast and Furious’ 1993 Supra stunt car goes to auction

‘Fast and Furious’ 1993 Supra stunt car goes to auction

Fans of The Fast and The Furious movies can get in on the extreme action when the actual 1993 Toyota Supra stunt car used throughout the 2001 film comes to auction next month. Special designed and built for The Fast and The Furious by movie-prop and special-effects veteran Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in […]

By April 22, 2015 Read More →
Low-mileage ‘barn find’ Jaguar E-Type headed to auction

Low-mileage ‘barn find’ Jaguar E-Type headed to auction

Yet another amazing British “barn find” comes to auction next month, a single-family-owned 1973 Jaguar E-type roadster that has been stashed away for more than a quarter century and has just over 7,700 miles on its odometer. The Series II E-Type with V12 engine and manual transmission will be offered in all its dusty glory […]

By April 22, 2015 Read More →
Barrett-Jackson scores $22 million Palm Beach sale

Barrett-Jackson scores $22 million Palm Beach sale

Herbie Goes to Palm Beach could have been the title of Barrett-Jackson’s 13th annual Florida auction, where 98.3 percent of the cars sold for a total of $22 million (including auction fees), and a genuine Love Bug used in the Disney movie series set a world record for a Volkswagen beetle sold at auction. More […]

By April 21, 2015 Read More →
John Dillinger’s 1933 Essex Terraplane on display at ACD Museum

John Dillinger’s 1933 Essex Terraplane on display at ACD Museum

The National Museum of Crime and Punishment, located in Washington D.C., has loaned John Dillinger’s 1933 Essex Terraplane to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana, where it will be on display through April 2016. Dillinger, a bank-robber known as “Public Enemy No. 1,” bought the car in March, 1934, On the last […]

By April 21, 2015 Read More →
Poetic gesture: Longfellow’s descendants make significant contribution to Owls Head museum

Poetic gesture: Longfellow’s descendants make significant contribution to Owls Head museum

One of the “jewels” of the car collection at the Owls Head Transportation Museum is a 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost formerly owned by Alice Longfellow, daughter of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Francis Elizabeth (Appleton) Longfellow. And now a family that traces its lineage to the poet’s has made a major cash donation to the museum. The […]

By April 21, 2015 Read More →
Racer Vic Elford guest of honor at Texas concours

Racer Vic Elford guest of honor at Texas concours

Racing great Vic Elford, one of the fastest drivers of the 1960s and ’70s, and mainly in Porsches, will be guest of honor at the Concours d’Elegance of Texas to be held April 25-26 at the La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery, Texas. Known as “Quick Vic,” the London-born Elford was an impressively […]

By April 20, 2015 Read More →
Classic car pioneer Leo Gephart remembered

Classic car pioneer Leo Gephart remembered

Hemmings Classic Car once referred to Leo Gephart, who died this past week in Arizona at age 85, as “a Magellan of the collector-car world… the first automobile retailer in the United States to focus on old cars as collectibles” and “a pioneer in appraising antique automobiles for their collector-car market value.” “He’s basically the […]

Cruise-ins and lectures highlight this weekend at classic car museums

Cruise-ins and lectures highlight this weekend at classic car museums

There’s a lot happening this weekend at America’s classic car museums with a lowrider and customs cruise-in at the Petersen, educational lectures at Owls Head and Gilmore, and the monthly car and bike show at Muscle Car City. Here are the details on those and other upcoming events at various classic car museums: The Owls […]

By April 17, 2015 Read More →
Hagerty Index gains nearly a point in the last month

Hagerty Index gains nearly a point in the last month

After reporting a cooling trend a month ago, the Hagerty Market Rating is up nearly a point, “a significant increase in expert sentiment, largely motivated by private sales, robust middle market sales and rational auction bidders,” the company reported in its news release. Hagerty said contributors to the jump — from 70.90 in March to […]

By April 17, 2015 Read More →