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‘Tin Goose’ Tucker prototype joins National Historic Vehicle Registry

‘Tin Goose’ Tucker prototype joins National Historic Vehicle Registry

In 1947, the first Tucker 48 – the prototype known as “The Tin Goose” – was on its way for unveiling when the weight of its heavy, rear-mounted and air-cooled engine proved too much for the car’s rear suspension, which broke. Undaunted, Preston Tucker went on to build 51 cars based on that prototype, 47 […]

By October 23, 2014 Read More →
Disputed ‘Easy Rider’ chopper sells for $1.35 million

Disputed ‘Easy Rider’ chopper sells for $1.35 million

Despite questions about its authenticity, a red-white-and-blue custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle purportedly used in the 1969 counterculture film Easy Rider sold for a record $1.35 million last weekend at a California auction of Hollywood memorabilia. The hammer price, not including auction fee, is reportedly the highest ever paid for a motorcycle, either at auction or in a […]

By October 22, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
Bonhams lands Herb Harris Collection for Vegas motorcycle auction

Bonhams lands Herb Harris Collection for Vegas motorcycle auction

Think “auctions” and “January” and you probably envision classic cars being sold in Phoenix and Scottsdale. But the 2015 auction calendar actually begins a few days earlier and a few hundred miles to the northwest with a pair of classic motorcycles sales in Las Vegas, where Bonhams sells at Bally’s and Mecum MidAmerica sets up […]

By October 21, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Goodwood sets dates for 2015 Festival, Revival

Goodwood sets dates for 2015 Festival, Revival

In England, Goodwood Motor Sport has announced 2015 dates for its Festival of Speed and Revival meeting, though the news release adds that the dates are “provisional.” The Festival of Speed, which includes the hill climb, is scheduled June 25-28. The Revival meeting will be staged September 11-13 at the Goodwood Motor Circuit. For additional […]

By October 21, 2014 Read More →
Unique Citroen DS marks 60th anniversary during 2015

Unique Citroen DS marks 60th anniversary during 2015

The Citroen DS was an odd duck on American roads during the 1950s and ’60s, with its defiantly futuristic aerodynamic styling, then-rare front-wheel drive and floating hydropneumatic suspension. So odd, so French. But not in Europe, and especially France, where the lush sedan was considered a revolutionary expression of engineering brilliance. Most automobiles of the […]

By October 20, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Corvette museum reveals Skydome repair plan details, timetable

Corvette museum reveals Skydome repair plan details, timetable

  Officials of the National Corvette Museum met Wednesday with contractor staff and engineers to review “the plan, process and timeline for remediating the sinkhole and repairing the Skydome building,” the museum said in a news release. That construction is to begin November 10 at the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and scheduled for completion […]

By October 17, 2014 Read More →
Ford GTs continue reign as top sellers at Mecum auction

Ford GTs continue reign as top sellers at Mecum auction

The words “instant classic” get thrown around quite a bit, usually wrongly, but if ever a modern car deserved the title, it’s the Ford GT. The supercar rendition of the GT40, Ford’s Ferrari-beating Le Mans race car of the 1960s, there were just over 4,000 GT coupes built from 2005-2006, and they received massive acclaim […]

By October 16, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Carlisle Auctions has best sale since its return

Carlisle Auctions has best sale since its return

Since getting back into the classic car auction business in November 2012, Carlisle Auctions has staged four sales, the most recent earlier this month in conjunction with the Fall Carlisle event at the Carlisle Expo Center in Pennsylvania. Sales totaled more than $3 million, and Carlisle Auctions reported that it enjoyed its best sell-through rate […]

By October 16, 2014 Read More →
LeMay announces three major exhibitions for 2015

LeMay announces three major exhibitions for 2015

LeMay — America’s Car Museum used the opening Wednesday of the annual Seattle Auto Show to announce three new exhibits that will open during 2015. They are American Muscle: Rivals to the End, Ford F-Series: The Truck That Grew Up with America, and a revamped Route 66 display. The first to open, Ford F-Series, on […]

By October 16, 2014 Read More →
Goodguys set their 2015 events calendar

Goodguys set their 2015 events calendar

Something new, something old… It’s not just for weddings anymore, it also applies to the 2015 Goodguys Rod & Custom Association’s events schedule. The something new is the inaugural Goodguys North Carolina Nationals, scheduled for April 17-19 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina. The something old is the return to the […]

By October 15, 2014 Read More →