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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 […]

By November 3, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
1938 Bugatti Type 57C is Best of Show at Hilton Head

1938 Bugatti Type 57C is Best of Show at Hilton Head

A 1938 Bugatti Type 57C owned by Richard Workman of Windmere, Florida, was acclaimed Best of Show at the 2014 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance. The festival ended Sunday at the Port Royal Golf Club on the famed South Carolina island resort. Workman’s car is one of only 17 Type 57 coupes […]

By November 3, 2014 Read More →
Amelia Island Concours honors 1930s BMW 328

Amelia Island Concours honors 1930s BMW 328

The BMW 328, the German automaker’s landmark sports roadster of the 1930s, will be showcased at the 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 2015. Introduced in 1936 and built through 1940, the petite 328 boasted elegant styling and agile handling, as well as inspired engineering, and it became a strong contender in international sports […]

By November 3, 2014 Read More →
Pininfarina designs bicycle inspired by 1936 classic car

Pininfarina designs bicycle inspired by 1936 classic car

Fuoriserie is an Italian word meaning “specially built” or even “outstanding.” It’s also the name of the new Pininfarina Fuoriserie. But this new Fuoriserie doesn’t have four wheels, only two, because it’s a bicycle signed by Pininfarina for 43 Milano, a bespoke Italian bicycle maker. Why is this of interest to readers of the ClassicCars.com […]

By November 3, 2014 Read More →
British company restores 16 classic Citroen 2CVs for adventure-trip rentals

British company restores 16 classic Citroen 2CVs for adventure-trip rentals

Sounds like a hoot: 2CV Adventures of Hampshire, England, went out earlier this year, bought 16 classic Citroen 2CVs, restored them and now plans to use them for tours, rallies, corporate events, even to help people celebrate birthdays or anniversaries. “You don’t have to ship your own car, bring the spares, create a route, book […]

By October 31, 2014 Read More →
Barrett-Jackson launching classic car showroom

Barrett-Jackson launching classic car showroom

Can’t wait for the next Barrett-Jackson collector car auction? Starting next month, you can check out the special classic cars for sale any time at the Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom, which the auction company is opening in Old Town Scottsdale. The showroom, which is being launched November 14-15 with an open house both days from 9 […]

By October 30, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Historic Ferrari 275 GT-class race car in Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction

Historic Ferrari 275 GT-class race car in Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction

An exceptionally rare and historic Ferrari competition champion from the late 1960s has been consigned for Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction in January. Its eventual hammer price figures to further boost the soaring values of vintage race cars from Modena. The 1966 Ferrari 275 Gran Turismo Berlinetta Competizione Scaglietti has a well-documented history of racing victories, including […]

By October 29, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Classic car experts gear up for Road Ready Inspections

Classic car experts gear up for Road Ready Inspections

Buying a classic car is an emotional experience, and sometimes excitement can overwhelm reason. How many times have you or someone you know brought home what was supposed to be a perfectly restored classic only to find out that it wasn’t nearly as good as the seller claimed? That’s especially true when buying a classic […]

By October 28, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
Date set for 2015 Collector Car Appreciation Day

Date set for 2015 Collector Car Appreciation Day

The sixth annual Collector Car Appreciation Day, the nationwide celebration of automotive passion that is officially proclaimed by the U.S Senate, will get rolling on July 10, 2015, the SEMA Action Network has announced. That’s the day that everyone with a cool classic car is encouraged to start it up and get it out where […]

By October 27, 2014 Read More →
Hilton Head concours reunites a Ford with family’s cars

Hilton Head concours reunites a Ford with family’s cars

In Detroit, the names of the auto barons are revered, spoken decades later in respectful, sometimes even in fearful tones. So it was a little shocking to hear Edsel Ford II, great-grandson of Henry Ford, grandson of his namesake Edsel Ford, and son of Henry Ford II as he talked about cars owned by his […]

By October 26, 2014 1 Comment Read More →