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Last chance for close encounter at Roswell salvage yard

Last chance for close encounter at Roswell salvage yard

While most folks identify Roswell, New Mexico, with UFOs and alien encounters, many car guys know it as the location of a massive auto-salvage yard brimming with dry-climate-preserved old vehicles awaiting rescue or to serve as parts sources. While it has no flying saucers, A1 Auto Salvage and Recycling does have 350-400 cars and trucks […]

By September 5, 2014 Read More →
Amelia Island Concours rounds up cowboy-cars class

Amelia Island Concours rounds up cowboy-cars class

Six guns and steer horns will be moseying into the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance next March as the 20th annual event says howdy to its latest featured class: Cars of the Cowboys. These were the unique custom cars that were designed for and driven by the great Hollywood Western stars of the past, from Tom […]

By September 4, 2014 Read More →
Auctions America has Duesey of a sale in Auburn

Auctions America has Duesey of a sale in Auburn

A magnificent 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual Cowl Phaeton topped the bidding at Auction America’s flagship Auburn Fall sale in the luxury car’s home state of Indiana, reaching $1,265,000 to lead the $25.9-million auction held during the Labor Day weekend. The sale of the rare Duesey, with coachwork by LaGrande, was a fitting high mark […]

By September 4, 2014 Read More →
Seized ‘blood-money’ muscle-car collection at auction

Seized ‘blood-money’ muscle-car collection at auction

An impressive group of classic muscle cars, seized by the FBI and known as the “blood-money collection,” comes up for auction September 12 at the U.S. Marshall Service’s facility in Lodi, New Jersey. The nine-car collection includes rare and valuable models, such as a 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro 427 COPO, a 1970 Ford Mustang […]

By September 3, 2014 Read More →
Charlotte AutoFest to feature Pontiac GTO anniversary

Charlotte AutoFest to feature Pontiac GTO anniversary

The Pontiac GTO and the 50th anniversary of the launch of the American muscle car will be featured September 18-21 at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s AutoFair Fall Meet, where a dozen of very special “goats” will be housed in the Nationwide Insurance Pavilion. Among the rarest of GTOs on display will be the earliest known 1964 […]

By September 1, 2014 Read More →
LeMay car museum hosts vintage-motorcycle show

LeMay car museum hosts vintage-motorcycle show

More than 300 classic motorcycles and scooters showed up for the third annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival at LeMay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington. Known simply as The Meet, the festival attracted owners of pre-1981 bikes from across the U.S. and Canada. Besides the judged show, the gathering included a special display of antique motorcycles, swap meet, […]

By September 1, 2014 Read More →
Corvette museum will refill sinkhole, restore three of the eight damaged cars

Corvette museum will refill sinkhole, restore three of the eight damaged cars

Despite hopes of keeping at least a portion of the sinkhole beneath the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum available for viewing, the museum board decided Saturday that the cavern will be filled. “We really wanted to preserve a portion of the hole so that guests for years to come could see a little bit […]

By August 30, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Volvo marks 70th anniversary of its first compact car

Volvo marks 70th anniversary of its first compact car

The end of World War II marked a new direction for Volvo of Sweden, moving away from large staid sedans to smaller and sportier cars with their own unique style. Next month, Volvo celebrates the 70th anniversary of the unveiling of its seminal compact car, the PV444, which was presented on September 1, 1944, during […]

By August 29, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Mecum offers 1,100 classic cars at Dallas auction

Mecum offers 1,100 classic cars at Dallas auction

Mecum Auctions, which now conducts 17 sales of classic cars, motorcycles and farm tractors per year and refers to itself as “the largest collector car auction company in the world,” holds its fourth annual Dallas auction September 2-6 with more than 1,100 vehicles crossing the block. The Dallas sale, one of three annual Mecum auctions […]

By August 28, 2014 Read More →
Goodwood Revival salutes Jackie Stewart

Goodwood Revival salutes Jackie Stewart

The annual Goodwood Revival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jackie Stewart’s “discovery” with a series of special parades during the British festival to honor the three-time World Driving Champion. After doing well in sports car races, Stewart was invited in 1964 to test a Formula 3 car at the Goodwood circuit. The test for […]

By August 28, 2014 Read More →