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Museum hosts ‘Classic Car Detailing Tech Session’ and ‘Afternoon of the White Gloves’

Museum hosts ‘Classic Car Detailing Tech Session’ and ‘Afternoon of the White Gloves’

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is hosting two special events on Saturday, the “Classic Car Detailing Tech Session” and “Afternoon of the White Gloves.” For the detailing class, ACD has partnered up with SweetCars, which has been named one of the top 20 automotive detailers in the country. The class will include live demonstrations […]

By April 1, 2015 Read More →
Copperstate 1000 launching vintage off-road rally

Copperstate 1000 launching vintage off-road rally

The Copperstate 1000, the classic car road rally around Arizona that celebrates its 25th anniversary this month, is adding an off-road rally in October. Called the Copperstate Overland, the new event will be a similar high-caliber affair as the 1000, except this one will take participants with vintage off-road vehicles into Arizona’s world-renowned back country. […]

By March 31, 2015 Read More →
Modern classics top sellers at Silverstone auction

Modern classics top sellers at Silverstone auction

Late-model sports cars led the bidding at Silverstone Auction’s sale Saturday at the Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show in Birmingham, UK, where the auction achieved a sales rate of 84 percent and a total of around £2 million, or nearly $3 million at today’s exchange rate. The auction featured 183 lots ranging from […]

By March 31, 2015 Read More →
Orphan cars, Road America racers features at Geneva concours

Orphan cars, Road America racers features at Geneva concours

Featured categories for the 2015 Geneva Concours d’Elegance include cars orphaned when their manufacturers went out of business, Jaguars, Police Cars, and, in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Road America Race Track in nearby Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, Race Cars built in 1955 or earlier. Benefiting from the event, to be held August 23 […]

Former RAF base becomes center for classic car and airplane restoration and events

Former RAF base becomes center for classic car and airplane restoration and events

RAF Bicester was the home to British military aircraft as early as 1916 and became a bomber station in 1925. Today, it is considered the best-preserved of Britain’s World War II bomber bases and is in the process of a full restoration. Now known as Bicester Heritage, the site in Oxfordshire hosts its first major […]

Mecum hopes to continue success with collection sales at its Houston auction

Mecum hopes to continue success with collection sales at its Houston auction

John Kraman says there’s a bittersweet aspect to the way his employer, Mecum Auctions, has been successful in selling cars and motorcycles from large collections. “There’s a success and buzz that comes with selling a collection in the auction environment,” said Kraman, director of consignments at Mecum Auctions. “It seems to be a bit of […]

By March 30, 2015 Read More →
Simeone Automotive Museum hosts supercar exhibit

Simeone Automotive Museum hosts supercar exhibit

Twenty of the world’s greatest supercars will be on display April 4-19 in a special exhibit at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, featuring an international selection from the US, Italy, England, Germany and Japan. “Supercars at the Simeone Museum” will highlight high-performance road-going sports cars from the ’90s through today by Lamborghini, McLaren, […]

By March 30, 2015 Read More →
Bonhams second sale at Mercedes-Benz Museum exceeds inaugural effort

Bonhams second sale at Mercedes-Benz Museum exceeds inaugural effort

Bonhams staged its second sale at the Mercedes-Benz Museum on Saturday, with total sales of 13 million euro, a million more than the inaugural sale there last summer. That 13 million euro figure is today’s equivalent of $14.16 million, which is less than the $16 million figure we reported for the inaugural sale in July. […]

By March 28, 2015 Read More →
Andy’s personal picks at Auctions America Fort Lauderdale

Andy’s personal picks at Auctions America Fort Lauderdale

Auctions America, a division of RM Sotheby’s, has come a long way since it started, but even though it has an increasing number of high-dollar collector cars at its auctions, it still has cars that are not stratospheric in price and therefore available to the average collector. The Fort Lauderdale sale this weekend has more […]

By March 27, 2015 Read More →
Hot Rod Power Tour ready to roll with new features

Hot Rod Power Tour ready to roll with new features

The 21st annual Hot Rod Power Tour travels this year from Madison, Wisconsin, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 6-12. Presented by Chevrolet Performance and Continental Tire, the tour includes nearly 6,000 participants and perhaps 100,000 spectators along the route. All makes and models of hot rods, street rods, custom trucks, muscle cars and performance machines […]

By March 27, 2015 Read More →