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Saturday is anniversary show at Muscle Car City

Saturday is anniversary show at Muscle Car City

Muscle Car City’s sixth anniversary classic car, truck, and bike show runs from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, March 21st, in the museum’s huge parking lot in Punta Gorda, Florida. This will be the last show to be held at the present location. The museum is moving to a larger location about a mile […]

By March 20, 2015 Read More →
‘Judicious Use’ is theme for Simeone demonstration

‘Judicious Use’ is theme for Simeone demonstration

Some cars have become so historically important “that their strenuous use threatens to destroy their originality and integrity,” says the management of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. But even such a philosophy won’t stop the museum from exercising three such cars Saturday at its regular Demonstration Days program. The cars that will be […]

By March 20, 2015 Read More →
Gilmore launches ‘On the Road to History’ lecture series

Gilmore launches ‘On the Road to History’ lecture series

The Gilmore Car Museum’s new lecture series, “On the Road to History,” next features a presentation March 22 with historian and author David Lyon, who will discuss, “Driving the American Road: The Likes of Us.” A week later, on March 29, David Irvine, co-founder and past president of the Volvo Club of America’s Great Lakes chapter […]

By March 19, 2015 Read More →
Mercedes-Benz club plans 2015 trips, events

Mercedes-Benz club plans 2015 trips, events

You don’t have to own a classic Mercedes-Benz to enjoy the trips and tours the Mercedes-Benz Club of America has planned for 2015, but there is something special about touring in a vintage ride. This year, the MBCA’s StarTech gathering coincides with the Ault Park Concours d’Elegance in Cincinnati. The concours features more than 200 […]

By March 19, 2015 Read More →
With $101.15 million in sales, Amelia auctions show strong pulse for classic car market

With $101.15 million in sales, Amelia auctions show strong pulse for classic car market

We like to say that major auctions, especially those held in close geographic and chronological proximity, provide an opportunity to take the pulse of the classic car hobby. Based on recent high-end sales in Arizona and Amelia Island, you’d have to say the body is healthy, indeed, very healthy. Consider: In January in Arizona, Bonhams, […]

By March 18, 2015 Read More →
Cave Creek building its classic car auction business

Cave Creek building its classic car auction business

Until the economy went sour a few years ago, John Bettencourt was in the construction business. Since then, instead of building new buildings, Bettencourt, his wife Jennifer and their two teenage sons have specialized in redistributing old stuff, from jewelry, clocks, coins, Western art and furniture, glassware and pottery, antiques and even automobiles through their […]

Hagerty Market Rating indicates a cooling trend

Hagerty Market Rating indicates a cooling trend

The Hagerty Market Rating for the classic car marketplace continued to grow in the past month, but only by one one-hundredth of a point in the last reporting period, which includes the run-up to the Amelia Island auctions. While Hagerty, the classic car insurance company and price-guide publisher, didn’t introduce its new rating gauge until […]

By March 17, 2015 Read More →
60 Years of Thunderbird among Forest Grove Concours featured classes

60 Years of Thunderbird among Forest Grove Concours featured classes

CCCA Grand Classics, 60 Years of the Ford Thunderbird and Modern Supercars will be featured classes at the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance July 19 on the campus of Pacific University. The featured classes join the concours’ 40 standing car classes on the campus, which is located 25 miles west of Portland, Oregon. In addition to […]

By March 17, 2015 Read More →
Cord, Alfa Romeo win Amelia Island best of show awards

Cord, Alfa Romeo win Amelia Island best of show awards

A pair of pre-war favorites won best of show trophies Sunday at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance: A 1930 Cord L-29 designed by the legendary Brooks Stevens and a 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider. In customary fashion, the judges of the Florida concours pick two winners each year. The Cord was awarded Best […]

By March 16, 2015 Read More →
Cayman museum cars to cross the block at Auctions America sale in Fort Lauderdale

Cayman museum cars to cross the block at Auctions America sale in Fort Lauderdale

The biggest classic car auction news in Florida may emerge each winter from Amelia Island, but it’s not the only sale in the Sunshine State. Mecum Auctions staged its huge Kissimmee auction back in January, and Barrett-Jackson is preparing for its annual Palm Beach auction in mid-April. And Auctions America opens its 2015 calendar with […]

By March 16, 2015 Read More →