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Goodguys open ‘Duel in the Desert’ to autocross groups

Goodguys open ‘Duel in the Desert’ to autocross groups

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has announced a new alliance with the SCCA, USCA and ASP to find and qualify the fastest autocross racers for the annual “Duel in the Desert” that takes place at the Goodguys’ annual Southwest Nationals in November in Scottsdale, Arizona. Racers can compete in a pre-1973 model car at […]

By February 11, 2015 Read More →
Shelby’s Original Venice Crew to unveil GT350R it wanted to build 50 years ago

Shelby’s Original Venice Crew to unveil GT350R it wanted to build 50 years ago

Two years ago, several of the surviving members of the original Shelby American team — aka the Original Venice Crew — met for dinner during the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Naturally, the conversation turned to the good old days and someone mentioned that the original Shelby Mustang GT350 was a terrific car — […]

By February 10, 2015 Read More →
ACD museum launches ‘If These Cars Could Talk’ series

ACD museum launches ‘If These Cars Could Talk’ series

‘If These Cars Could Talk” is the theme of a new monthly program at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana, where visitors can hear an in-depth, car-side presentation, starting Saturday with a 1929 Cord L-29 Brougham on loan to the museum from local resident Burt Dickman. “The cars are chosen based on […]

By February 10, 2015 Read More →
Historic ‘time capsule’ Maserati racer to Gooding sale

Historic ‘time capsule’ Maserati racer to Gooding sale

A groundbreaking 1950s Maserati sports racing car driven by some of the greatest names in motorsport history headlines Gooding & Company’s classic car auction in March at Amelia Island, Florida. The 1956 Maserati 200 SI, the first car built on the 200S chassis, has an illustrious competition history as a works development car and factory […]

By February 9, 2015 Read More →
Barn-found cars draw huge crowd, record bids to Artcurial’s Retromobile auction

Barn-found cars draw huge crowd, record bids to Artcurial’s Retromobile auction

Some 3,500 people crowded Friday into the room at the Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles where Artcurial Motorcars was staging its annual sale as part of Salon Retromobile, the huge classic car celebration held each winter in Paris. What attracted so many people, including 1,600 registered bidders, was not just an outstanding assortment of […]

By February 7, 2015 Read More →
Aston Martin DB5 cabriolets top Bonhams auction at Paris Retromobile

Aston Martin DB5 cabriolets top Bonhams auction at Paris Retromobile

Led by a pair of Aston Martin DB5 cabriolets, Bonhams enjoyed a record-setting Grand Palais Paris auction Thursday during the annual Retromobile classic car festival. The $2,165,047 paid for a 1965 DB5 convertible was reported as a world record price for such a car selling at auction. A similar model from 1962 brought $1,390,879 and […]

By February 6, 2015 Read More →
Frank Sinatra’s limo for sale at McCormick’s Auction

Frank Sinatra’s limo for sale at McCormick’s Auction

“We expect another great auction this winter,” Keith McCormick said, adding a “variety of classic and collectible vehicles are already signed up” for McCormick’s 58th auction February 20-22 at the Spa Resort Casino parking lot in downtown Palm Springs, California. The auction is expected to include 580 classic and collectible cars, trucks and motorcycles. McCormick’s […]

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RM’s $22 million sale revs up Retromobile

RM’s $22 million sale revs up Retromobile

Although the classic car market is strong enough that five car owners could turn down bids in excess of $1 million — in one case more than $2 million — RM’s second annual Paris auction generated more than $22 million in sales Wednesday as Retromobile, Europe’s huge winter celebration of classic cars, got underway. And […]

By February 5, 2015 Read More →
TV car-show host gets ADRNLN rush at Barrett-Jackson

TV car-show host gets ADRNLN rush at Barrett-Jackson

Mike and Jim Ring arrived at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction with a very special car in tow, the 1971 De Tomaso Pantera known as ADRNLN. When the Ringbrothers, as they prefer to be known, first laid eyes on the Pantera, it was in rough shape. The car belonged to Randy Brickle, who was diagnosed with cancer […]

By February 4, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
Mercedes-Benz puts its archives online

Mercedes-Benz puts its archives online

You don’t have to travel to Germany and visit the Mercedes-Benz museum to view the history of the world’s oldest automaker. Mercedes-Benz Classic has launched a website to share documents, photographs and the rest of its archives with anyone who visits https://mercedes-benz-publicarchive.com, or Public M@RS, as the site has been nicknamed. “M@RS” is shorthand for […]

By February 4, 2015 Read More →