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Still groovy, the VW microbus turns 65

Still groovy, the VW microbus turns 65

Like the hippies who loved them and raised them to cult-like status during the 1960s, the VW microbus has become a senior citizen. This month, the Volkswagen Type 2 turned 65. The official birthday was March 8, 1950, when the first production model rolled off the assembly line in Wolfsburg, Germany. The Transporter, as it […]

By March 24, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Lane Motor Museum cars can be ‘bought’ for rally

Lane Motor Museum cars can be ‘bought’ for rally

If ever any proof was needed that the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville is a unique establishment, all doubts were dispelled when the restoration experts built an exact copy of the original 1933 Dymaxion car, possibly the oddest car ever created, then drove it to Amelia Island, Florida, for the recent concours d’elegance. Founded by […]

By March 24, 2015 Read More →
Cleveland auto show included a classic car auction

Cleveland auto show included a classic car auction

Most major-city auto shows are designed to showcase the newest vehicles available in local dealerships, and even concept cars hinting at what’s coming down the road several years in the future. But the recent Cleveland Auto Show included a special feature — a classic car auction. Forty vehicles were shown throughout the show and then […]

By March 24, 2015 Read More →
Half Moon Bay claims coolest show on earth

Half Moon Bay claims coolest show on earth

When you mix a car show with an air show, motorcycle show, tractor show, county fair, music festival and some living history, do you get the coolest show on earth? You can decide for yourself April 26th at the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show at the Half Moon Bay Airport about 20 miles south of […]

By March 24, 2015 Read More →
Lyn St. James follows Howden Ganley in Blackhawk’s speaker series

Lyn St. James follows Howden Ganley in Blackhawk’s speaker series

Lyn St. James is next up in the Blackhawk Automotive Museum’s Speaker Series, which for 2015 focuses on former race car drivers. The series began March 7 with Howden Ganley, who raced during the apex of motor racing’s most glamorous and dangerous era—the 1960s and ‘70s, when Formula 1 drivers enjoyed rock star status while […]

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’80s Audis sell well at Bonhams Goodwood sale

’80s Audis sell well at Bonhams Goodwood sale

Audis from the ’80s continued their strong showing at classic car auctions as Bonhams staged its inaugural sale Saturday in conjunction with the 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting in England. The auction was the first of three that Bonhams has scheduled this year at the Goodwood circuit. A 1985 Audi quattro Sport short-wheelbase coupe sold at […]

By March 23, 2015 Read More →
2015 Buffalo Motorama already sold out

2015 Buffalo Motorama already sold out

With registration full and the show less than a week away, the 2015 Buffalo Motorama show figures to be a huge hit featuring a variety of original, modified, race, and full custom vehicles including hot rods, classics, pro street  and unrestored. Among the featured vehicles will be the “Ghostbusters” Ecto 1 and the Mystery Machine […]

By March 23, 2015 Read More →
Post-block sales boost RM Sotheby’s to 100 percent sell-through at Amelia Island

Post-block sales boost RM Sotheby’s to 100 percent sell-through at Amelia Island

It turns out that the RM Sotheby’s classic car auction at Amelia Island was even better than reported. At the auction, Max Girado hammered all but two of 101 lots “sold.” But that was on the block. RM Sotheby’s reported Thursday that both of those lots sold in post-block deals, which the auction company says […]

By March 21, 2015 Read More →
First 300 SL gullwing sold in U.S. joins historic registry

First 300 SL gullwing sold in U.S. joins historic registry

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “gullwing” coupe is one of the world’s most iconic cars, its upward-lifting doors that began as an engineering solution setting it apart, along with its distinctive styling and race-track performance. In 1954, the first road-going 300 SL gullwing was delivered to a customer, none other than legendary American sportsman Briggs Cunningham, […]

By March 20, 2015 Read More →
Huge collection of vintage auto and other neon signs to be sold by Mecum Auctions

Huge collection of vintage auto and other neon signs to be sold by Mecum Auctions

Vernon Walker was in his mid-20s when he decided someone needed to “save the signs.” “Being a car guy, I thought owning some of the dealership signs would be something fun to get into,” Walker told the folks from Mecum Auctions. “Once I got into that, I quickly found that the future of these signs […]

By March 20, 2015 Read More →