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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 →
MGs star at Beaulieu’s Simply Classics & Sports Car

MGs star at Beaulieu’s Simply Classics & Sports Car

Britain’s National Motor Museum at Beaulieu held its fourth annual Simply Classics car show last weekend, though this time organizers changed the event’s name to Simply Classics & Sports Car. We’re not sure why the word “car” is singular — ah, those witty Brits! — but the idea was that in addition to traditional classic […]

By August 28, 2014 Read More →
Petersen Museum hosts hot rod stamps dedication

Petersen Museum hosts hot rod stamps dedication

The two ’32 Ford highboy roadsters that posed for the U.S. Postal Service’s new Hot Rods Forever Stamps will be shown today at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles during a dedication ceremony of the limited-edition collection. The cars – the red ’32 McGee Roadster owned by well-known collector Bruce Meyer and the black-with-flames […]

By August 27, 2014 Read More →
Indiana history park to celebrate Festival of Machines that move us

Indiana history park to celebrate Festival of Machines that move us

Want to make your inaugural car show memorable? Offer rides in a two-seat Dallara Indy Car. That’s one of the features for the first Festival of Machines: A Celebration of Transportation to be held September 13-14 at Conner Prairie, an 800-acre interactive history park in Fishers, Indiana, just north of Indianapolis. The park includes five […]

By August 27, 2014 Read More →
Mitchell museum’s woodies, concept sell well at auction

Mitchell museum’s woodies, concept sell well at auction

The 27 vehicles disbursed in the recent Mitchell Car Museum auction (see our Eye Candy gallery and story) sold for more than $1.8 million, including $228,800 for the 1954 Dodge Granada concept car. A 1949 Buick Roadmaster woodie station wagon and a 1948 Pontiac Streamline woodie wagon each brought $165,000, while a 1904 Mitchell B2 […]

By August 26, 2014 Read More →