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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 […]

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Mullin Peugeot is best in show at La Jolla

Mullin Peugeot is best in show at La Jolla

A 1937 Peugeot Darlmat cabriolet owned by Peter Mullin won Best in Show honors at the 11th annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance last weekend. Other top awards included “Most Elegant”to a 1930 Cadillac V16 roadster convertible owned by Fredrick M. Lax, “Most Outstanding Pre-War”to a 1925 Rolls-Royce Ghose Piccadilly roadster owned by Aaron and Valier […]

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‘Barn-find’ collection set for Motostalgia auction at Indy

‘Barn-find’ collection set for Motostalgia auction at Indy

A classic “barn find” story covering 40 years of good intentions will be rolled out in all its dusty glory when the Motostalgia Auction Company presents the Barn Find Collection of Texas during the Brickyard Collector Car Auction on June 12 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The collector-car auction, held during the SVRA Vintage Racing […]

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David vs. Goliath is theme as Revs Institute opens its first multi-media exhibition

David vs. Goliath is theme as Revs Institute opens its first multi-media exhibition

The Revs Institute (nee Collier Collection) has opened its first multi-media exhibition — The Rivals: A Golden Moment in Grand Prix History. The exhibit features the Institute’s own Lancia D50 and the Mercedes-Benz W196 on loan from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame museum. The subtitle for the exhibit is David vs. Goliath with […]

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Olds Homecoming moving to new location

Olds Homecoming moving to new location

June 20-21 will be a busy weekend for the staff of the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing, Michigan. The 23rd Oldsmobile Homecoming takes place June 20 at the State Secondary Complex on the west side of Michigan’s state capital city and the following day, two vehicles from the museum’s collection will be among 15 […]

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Owls Head Transportation Museum hosts spring auto show

Owls Head Transportation Museum hosts spring auto show

Rain or shine, the Spring Auto Show will be held May 30-31 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum located in Owls Head, Maine. The show runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. both days. The show will feature pre-1995 vehicles and cars from the Eastern Regional Lincoln Owners Group and Lincoln Zephyr Owners Group, which […]

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Mecum moves more than $25 million in metal at Houston auction

Mecum moves more than $25 million in metal at Houston auction

Mecum Auctions sold 645 vehicles at its annual Houston sale last weekend for a total of more than $25 million. The sell-through rate was 70 percent of the more than 900 vehicles crossing the block. The high-dollar sale was a 1932 Duesenberg Model J Phaeton for $500,000 (prices are hammer sales and do not include […]

By April 15, 2015 Read More →
Bonhams sets ‘black tie’ auction at French concours

Bonhams sets ‘black tie’ auction at French concours

Bonhams will debut a swank “black-tie” collector-car auction September 5 held in conjunction with the second Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille concours d’elegance in Chantilly, France, the auction house has announced. “We’re delighted to announce this brand-new and exclusive motoring sale, taking place on the luxurious grounds of the Château de Chantilly,” Philip Kantor, […]

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McPherson offers summer camp for car guys (and gals)

McPherson offers summer camp for car guys (and gals)

A few openings remain if you want to send not your child but yourself or your favorite car guy or gal to summer camp. OK, technically it’s the Auto Restoration Summer Institute at McPherson College in Kansas, but what it is a series of week-long and car-specific learning opportunities in: Automotive electrical systems Automotive paint […]

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