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Pickups booming as collector vehicles, Hagerty says

Pickups booming as collector vehicles, Hagerty says

So, what do you think is the fastest-growing segment of car collectors? European sports cars? Rare muscle cars? Classics? Nope. Surprisingly, the segment that has seen the most growth both in numbers and values is classic American pickup trucks, according to the latest report from Hagerty, the leading insurer of collector cars. “There was a […]

By July 9, 2015 Read More →
Supercharged sale: RM Sotheby’s previews its Motor City auction

Supercharged sale: RM Sotheby’s previews its Motor City auction

Supercharged cars from different eras highlight the docket for RM Sotheby’s annual Motor City auction, to be held July 25 in conjunction with the Concours d’Elegance of America at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. Representing the state of the supercharged automotive art and science of the 1930s is a 1935 Duesenberg Model […]

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Mercedes-Benz ‘Hobel’ 300 SL prototype headlines Solitude Revival

Mercedes-Benz ‘Hobel’ 300 SL prototype headlines Solitude Revival

The Hobel, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL so nicknamed because its front-end design reminded people of a carpenter’s plane, returns to the site of one of its record-breaking runs July 17-19 for the Solitude Revival 2015. “The Solitude Revival commemorates a golden age of motorsport in Stuttgart,” Michael Bock, head of Mercedes-Benz Classic, said in a […]

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‘Miami Vice’ Testarossa heads for Mecum Monterey sale

‘Miami Vice’ Testarossa heads for Mecum Monterey sale

The most-memorable TV show that best exemplified the decadent and drug-addled 1980s was, of course, Miami Vice. Appealingly absurd, the trend-setting cop show was set in a pastel-hued landscape and mixed in beautiful cars with the beautiful people: Detectives Sonny Crocket and Ricardo Tubbs drove their “beat” in a white 1986 Ferrari Testarossa.

Join the ClassicCars.com RM Sotheby’s Insiders auction tour at Monterey 2015

Join the ClassicCars.com RM Sotheby’s Insiders auction tour at Monterey 2015

Our readers who are attending the annual collector car week at Monterey, California, next month will  want to be sure to catch up with auction analyst, sports car expert and ClassicCars.com East Coast Editor Andy Reid during a exclusive free  tour of RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction. Andy has been attending these events for more than 20 years and really knows his way […]

By July 8, 2015 Read More →
Vicari celebrates 20th anniversary,  collector car appreciation day with auction in New Orleans

Vicari celebrates 20th anniversary, collector car appreciation day with auction in New Orleans

Celebrating its 20th anniversary year, the Vicari Auction Company has teamed with Mardi Gras World to host its fifth annual New Orleans collector car auction July 11 during Collector Car Appreciation weekend. The auction is expected to feature up to 200 cars as well as Disney art and items from Pete Vicari’s personal memorabilia collection.

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Kidston Trophy will honor pre-war racers at 25th Silverstone Classic

Kidston Trophy will honor pre-war racers at 25th Silverstone Classic

Billed as the world’s largest vintage racing event, the Silverstone Classic celebrates its 25th anniversary July 24-26 in England with an event that will highlight the return of pre-war sports cars as a racing class with a new and special trophy. The Kidston Trophy honors adventurer and aviator Glen Kidston. A lieutenant commander in the […]

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Sydney Allard’s 1956 Palm Beach going to auction

Sydney Allard’s 1956 Palm Beach going to auction

Sydney Allard’s own 1956 Palm Beach sports car, the one that was on the stand at the Earl’s Court Motor Show, is being offered for sale at H&H’s Chateau Impney Hill Climb auction, scheduled for July 11 in Worcestershire, England. The car is being consigned by Allard’s son, Alan, and grandson, Lloyd, who reacquired the […]

By July 7, 2015 Read More →
Santa Monica road races remembered

Santa Monica road races remembered

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 17 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows, the Santa Monica History Museum will celebrte the historic 1911 Santa Monica road races. Santa Monica, California, was the site of early auto races from 1909 through 1919 and the 1911 race will be the subject of presentations from […]

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Thumpr Award to ’27 Ford ‘T’ in Colorado

Thumpr Award to ’27 Ford ‘T’ in Colorado

A 1927 Ford “T” owned by Bobby Hull from Pueblo, Colorado, took home the “Thumpr Award” at the Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals held recently in Pueblo, Colorado.