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UK’s 2015 Royal concours set for Scottish castle

UK’s 2015 Royal concours set for Scottish castle

The United Kingdom’s annual Concours of Elegance Royal will be held September 4-6, 2015, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, “with the gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen,” the organizers have announced. Not only does the event attract a group of the world’s most historic and significant classic vehicles, but is hosted […]

By November 11, 2014 Read More →
2015 Goodwood Festival theme: ‘Flat-out and Fearless’

2015 Goodwood Festival theme: ‘Flat-out and Fearless’

“Flat-out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge” has been announced as the official theme for the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, an annual motorsports celebration and hill-climb for historic and modern race cars that takes place June 25-28, 2015, on the grounds of Goodwood House in West Sussex, England. “ ‘Flat-out and Fearless’ typifies some […]

By November 10, 2014 Read More →
Arizona Concours d’Elegance hosts two new events

Arizona Concours d’Elegance hosts two new events

The second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance has announced two new featured events – an insider’s look at Arizona’s famous collector-car auction week and a panel discussion with acclaimed race car designers – that take place at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, where the concours will be held on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Both forums happen on […]

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Deadline nears for California museum’s trip to Cuba

Deadline nears for California museum’s trip to Cuba

Friday, November 15 is the deadline to register for the California Automobile Museum’s cars and culture trip to Cuba. The 9-day, 8-night “Cuba’s Classic Cars” is scheduled for March 27 through April 4, 2015, and will include the museum’s executive director, Karen McClaflin. “It is estimated that Cuba has approximately 60,000 classic American cars that are […]

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Pick of the Week: 1929 Willys-Knight roadster

Pick of the Week: 1929 Willys-Knight roadster

When people hear Willys, they think Jeep. Starting with the World War II workhorse through the unique civilian models of the 1950s, Jeep put Willys on the map for postwar generations. But for those with an eye for the classics, Willys is remembered for its lineup of elegant, moderately priced automobiles dating back to the […]

By November 7, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
RM to auction 132 cars from Sam Pack collection

RM to auction 132 cars from Sam Pack collection

A Texas-sized herd of top-grade collector cars comes to auction next week when RM Auctions offers 132 vehicles from the immense collection of Dallas auto dealer and renowned car enthusiast Sam Pack. The sale will be held by RM and its Auctions America division November 14-15 at the Pack Automobile Museum in Farmers Branch, Texas, where […]

By November 6, 2014 Read More →
750 collector cars readied for Mecum Anaheim auction

750 collector cars readied for Mecum Anaheim auction

A 2006 Ford GT with only seven miles on its odometer, a bright-red 1970 Plymouth Superbird with a 440 cid V8 and four-speed stickshift, and a 616-horsepower 2006 Calloway C16 Corvette – the first C16 convertible built by the custom-performance specialists – are some of the highlights of Mecum Auction’s sale at the Anaheim Convention Center […]

By November 5, 2014 Read More →
Unique 1954 Fiat 8V Ghia entered in Arizona Concours

Unique 1954 Fiat 8V Ghia entered in Arizona Concours

The Cars of Carrozzeria Ghia, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the renowned Italian design house, is one of the featured classes for the second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance on January 11, 2015. Within that class will be a unique and spectacular example of the coachbuilder’s artistry. The car is not only an exotic 1954 Fiat […]

By November 5, 2014 Read More →
Artcurial posts $7.8 million sale, ends year with big gain

Artcurial posts $7.8 million sale, ends year with big gain

Artcurial Motorcars’ seventh annual Automobiles sur les Champs sale, held in the auction house’s garage on the corner of the Champs-Elysées and Ave. Montaigne in Paris, posted sales of more than $7.8 million. The sell-through rate was 80 percent. “In addition to the challenge of transforming Artcurial’s private garage in one night into an exclusive […]

By November 4, 2014 Read More →
From Orvus soap to the Burra Charter: A guide for the preservation (and use) of classic vehicles

From Orvus soap to the Burra Charter: A guide for the preservation (and use) of classic vehicles

Orvus soap. B72. Dry-ice blasting. Vehicle-shaped object. 3D laser scanning. French crown-forming machine. Swimming pool noodles. Silica-gel packs (unless you can afford aircraft desiccant plugs). The Burra Charter. If you’re not familiar with the things on that list, you should be if you’re a classic car owner because the importance of each — and much […]

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