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Secret revealed! Hocking Hills roads are where engineers, auto writers like to do test drives

Secret revealed! Hocking Hills roads are where engineers, auto writers like to do test drives

The secret is out, and you can pretend you’re a staffer for one of the automotive buff books the last weekend in May when the Hocking Hills Touring Association stages its inaugural Cruise Hocking event. The Hocking Hills is a hilly region southeast of Columbus, Ohio, and previously its wonderful roads were a closely guarded […]

By May 6, 2015 Read More →
Two special Testarossas at Silverstone’s May sale

Two special Testarossas at Silverstone’s May sale

With a 4.9-liter V12 engine that produced 390 horsepower and an impressive 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds on the way to a top speed of 196 mph, the Ferrari Testarossa is a monster, and a monster that is quickly becoming a collectable. Testarossa prices have increased by 50 percent in the past six months […]

By May 6, 2015 Read More →
Change of venue for Classic Car Auctions in UK

Change of venue for Classic Car Auctions in UK

Classic Car Auctions, which stages sales every other month in England, is moving its auctions from the Silverstone racing circuit to the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre near Leamington Spa. “Following feedback from both sellers and buyers, the new venue will enable CCA to host sales on a Saturday, and will provide space to display up to […]

By May 6, 2015 Read More →
Lovely Ferrari Lusso at Russo and Steele in Monterey

Lovely Ferrari Lusso at Russo and Steele in Monterey

(An earlier edition of this story states incorrectly that the Ferrari was consigned to auction by TV and music personality Adam Levine.  Levine no longer owns the car.)  The Ferrari Lusso is one of the most-beautiful pieces of artwork ever put on four wheels. Designed by Pininfarina of Turin and built by Scaglietti out of steel […]

By May 5, 2015 Read More →
Get lost in the ’50s in Sandpoint, Idaho

Get lost in the ’50s in Sandpoint, Idaho

The 30th annual “Lost in the 50’s”classic car show takes place May 14-17 in Sandpoint Idaho. The show begins Thursday, May 14 with “Rock ‘n’Roll Heaven”at the Panida Theater. Other features include a classic car parade with hundreds of classic cars making their way from the local high school through downtown Sandpoint. A car show […]

Tom Hoover, ‘godfather of 426 Hemi,’ dies at 85

Tom Hoover, ‘godfather of 426 Hemi,’ dies at 85

Tom Hoover, the “godfather of the 426 Hemi” who led a team of Chrysler engineers to develop the automaker’s signature racing engine, has died at the age of 85 after a long illness. Hoover was a founding member of the famed Ramchargers drag-racing team of fellow engineers, and he had earlier helped create the mighty […]

By May 4, 2015 Read More →
Pinehurst best of show car has Hollywood history

Pinehurst best of show car has Hollywood history

The Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance has come to a close and now has its third Best of Show winner, the magnificent 1919 Pierce Arrow Model 66 A-4 Tourer owned by Robert Jepson Jr. of Savannah, Georgia. The car was originally delivered to the notorious Hollywood legend Fatty Arbuckle and has coachwork by Done Lee Coach & Bodyworks of Los […]

By May 4, 2015 Read More →
Station Wagons focus of AACA Museum exhibit

Station Wagons focus of AACA Museum exhibit

Before there were minivans, and before there were SUVs and crossovers, there were station wagons. That was how American families transported the kids, the dogs and the vacation gear, and those of us who recall the joyful weirdness of riding in those rear-facing back seats. Later this month, the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, opens […]

By May 4, 2015 Read More →
Andrews’ collection brings $53.88 million at auction

Andrews’ collection brings $53.88 million at auction

The sale of much of Paul and Chris Andrews’ classic car collection figured to be huge, and it was, with 78 vehicles and some cherished automobilia and other items selling Saturday for in excess of $53.88 million, which RM Sotheby’s claims is a record for a single-vendor automobile auction. Consider that the recent sale of […]

By May 3, 2015 Read More →
New auction company plans its first sale during Monterey Car Week

New auction company plans its first sale during Monterey Car Week

Robert Tybor is a finance and strategic economist with entrepreneurial and venture-capital experience in the hi-tech and healthcare industries. But he’s also a car collector. “I look at industries and I look at trends and possibilities, and I looked at the world of auctioning and there’s a whole trend toward auctioning,” Tybor said. And that […]

By May 2, 2015 Read More →