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Le May museum offers summer camps for car kids

Le May museum offers summer camps for car kids

There’s no basket weaving or canoe races at the Le May museum’s summer camp program. The huge auto museum in Tacoma, Washington, offers a High Speed Fun camp and an Energy Detective camp for youths 8-15 years of age. The High Speed Fun camp runs July 13-17 and allows campers to practice their skills on […]

By February 24, 2015 Read More →
Mazda gets ‘central feature’ display at 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Mazda gets ‘central feature’ display at 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Many classic car events, from concours to vintage races, designate a featured marque, focusing attention on a particular automaker and its historic vehicles, perhaps Porsche or Duesenberg or the designs by Pininfarina. At the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, they have a Central Feature, a spectacular Ferris-wheel-sized piece of art that literally elevates automobiles as […]

By February 23, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Squire prototype, company rights offered in private sale

Squire prototype, company rights offered in private sale

Three years ago, a 1937 Squire 1 1/2-liter drophead coupe with English Corsica bodywork sold at the RM Auctions sale at Amelia Island for $990,000. Now, and after some 20 years in storage, a prototype for the supercharged Squire Eight has emerged and is being offered for sale. This car is just the prototype, but […]

By February 23, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Father of Datsun 240Z dies at age 105

Father of Datsun 240Z dies at age 105

Yutaka Katayama, beloved as the father of the Datsun 240Z and portrayed as “Mr. K” in a series of television commercials, has died at the age of 105. It was Katayama, the first president of Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A., who refused to allow the new sports car to be marketed in the United States as […]

By February 22, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Education month underway at Le May museum

Education month underway at Le May museum

The Le May museum in Tacoma, Washington, already has started its “education month”activities, and if you cannot attend in person, the sessions are being made available on You Tube. Here’s the schedule, with links to register or to view the You Tube videos: Development of Horseless Carriages:  Watch It on YouTube Collecting, Saving, or Hoarding: Watch It […]

By February 20, 2015 Read More →
Le May sets featured classes for Pacific Northwest concours

Le May sets featured classes for Pacific Northwest concours

Le May, America’s Car Museum has announced the classes for the 13th Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance and is looking for cars to compete for the various awards. The concours is September 11-13 and includes not only the concours but a Tour d’Jour and other events. Featured marques and classes are: The Elegance of Rolls Royce […]

By February 20, 2015 Read More →
Market rating up, but Hagerty sees prices leveling off

Market rating up, but Hagerty sees prices leveling off

The classic car marketplace is cruising along nicely, according to the Hagerty Market Rating for February. The initial rating, issued in late January, indicated a market at 70.22 on a 100-point scale. The needle moved up slightly to 70.61 in the February report. Ratings in the 60-80 range indicate a strong and expanding market in […]

By February 19, 2015 Read More →
Exotic Lancia rally racers star at Amelia Island Concours

Exotic Lancia rally racers star at Amelia Island Concours

A group of four significant Lancia rally cars that raced in the grueling World Rally Championship will headline a featured class at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in March. The exotic Italian racers, all from the Campion Collection in Jacksonville, Florida, exemplify the extreme WRC creations from the 1970s through the 1990s. Such cars competed […]

By February 19, 2015 Read More →
Auctionata sets its second Internet classic car sale

Auctionata sets its second Internet classic car sale

Berlin-based online auction house Auctionata will stage its second Internet automobile auction, Classic Cars & Collectibles, on February 27. The company reported nearly $1.6 million in sales at its inaugural all-online classic car auction in December. The docket for the February sale includes a 1975 Maserati Merak, 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, 1962 Porsche 356 Super […]

By February 19, 2015 Read More →
California museum plans Montreal to Manhattan trip

California museum plans Montreal to Manhattan trip

From Formula One cars at the Canadian Grand Prix race to classics and exotics in Manhattan — and with lots in between — the California Automobile Museum is accepting reservations for its Montreal to Manhattan trip June 5-14. The trip starts in Montreal with the Canadian Grand Prix weekend. You can watch the racing action […]

By February 19, 2015 1 Comment Read More →