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Frank Hagerty shared his passion for old cars and wooden boats

Frank Hagerty shared his passion for old cars and wooden boats

While many people saw old wooden boats as nothing more than “floating pieces of firewood filled with gas,” Frank Hagerty saw them for their historic beauty and value. That vision led Hagerty and his wife, Louise, to start their own insurance company to help owners of wooden boats protect and preserve such craft. When Hagerty […]

Back-to-original restoration boosts Cobra’s price by nearly $300,000 at Auctions America sale

Back-to-original restoration boosts Cobra’s price by nearly $300,000 at Auctions America sale

Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2014 at a glance Total sales $21 million Catalog 647 automobiles Sell-through 76 percent High sale $825,000 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Next 9 price range $211,200 to $605,000 Next auction May 8-10 at Auburn, Ind. Auctions America’s 12th annual Fort Lauderdale auction produced more than $21 million in sales and a […]

By March 19, 2014 Read More →
The Persuaders! Aston Martin headed for auction

The Persuaders! Aston Martin headed for auction

Before he was “Bond, James Bond” in seven of 007 movies, Roger Moore was Sir Brett Sinclair, who along with Tony Curtis as Danny Wilde starred in television series, The Persuaders! Well, actually, Moore and Curtis co-starred with their cars — Wilde driving a Ferrari Dino 248 GT and Sinclair a Bahama Yellow Aston Marti […]

By March 18, 2014 Read More →
Barn-found Jaguars going to ‘Restoration’ auction

Barn-found Jaguars going to ‘Restoration’ auction

A pair of 1958 Jaguar XK150s — one a drop-head coupe, the other a fixed-head coupe, are among the featured vehicles for the inaugural Restoration Show Sale to be held April 12 by Silverstone Auctions at the NEC in Birmingham, England. “It’s thrilling to be able to offer such exiting cars at this brand new […]

By March 18, 2014 Read More →
Coys keeping two auction-record prices secret until TV show this summer

Coys keeping two auction-record prices secret until TV show this summer

Coys’ Spring Classics auction, which featured six cars from the upcoming British television series Cars, claimed three record prices, including $296,000 for a 1972 Maserati Ghibli SS. The other two record prices were for a 1981 Delorean DMC-12 and a 1950 Series I Land Rover 80, but because both are part of the new television […]

By March 18, 2014 Read More →
‘Rivisioned’ ’64 Buick captures hallowed Ridler Award at Detroit Autorama

‘Rivisioned’ ’64 Buick captures hallowed Ridler Award at Detroit Autorama

‘Rivision” is the name J.F. Launier gave to the highly customized and stunningly yellow 1964 Buick Riviera that his JF Kustoms of Osoyoos, British Columbia, unveiled at the recent Autorama show in Detroit. Autorama judges gave Launier and his car the award named for the late Don Ridler. The Ridler and the America’s Most Beautiful […]

By March 14, 2014 Read More →
Desert Concorso: A piece of Monterey, but modified for a different environment

Desert Concorso: A piece of Monterey, but modified for a different environment

In the early 1980s, the Maserati Club International held a concours and awards dinner at the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley. A few years later, the club invited the Lamborghini Club to what had become Concorso Italiano, a “celebration of Italian style.” Soon, other marques joined the party, including the Ferrari Club, and by 2003 […]

Pomona hosts inaugural Street Machine Nationals

Pomona hosts inaugural Street Machine Nationals

A new event for street rod, pro-touring, custom and muscle car fans debuts March 22-23 when the O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals takes over the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., bringing the popular Midwest car show to the West Coast for the first time. More than 1,000 performance machines and show cars are […]

By March 13, 2014 Read More →
Italian cars show and go at UK’s Brooklands circuits

Italian cars show and go at UK’s Brooklands circuits

The new Desert Concorso isn’t the only place Italian cars will be the featured attraction in the coming weeks. While the Concorso Italiano in the Desert is brand new, the annual Italian Car Day at the Brooklands museum and racing circuits in England stages its 28th annual show-and-go event May 3. The British event not […]

By March 13, 2014 Read More →
Corvette museum puts sinkhole survivors on display

Corvette museum puts sinkhole survivors on display

As work continues to stabilize the walls of the sinkhole and the spike-like red tower that soars with and through the roof of the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum, the five cars that have been removed from the hole have been put on display in the museum’s Exhibit Hall. Only four of the cars […]

By March 12, 2014 Read More →