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Simeone museum’s classic motorcycle exhibition features Vincent, Brough Superior

Simeone museum’s classic motorcycle exhibition features Vincent, Brough Superior

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum’s annual classic motorcycle show for 2014 will feature Vincent/HRD, Brough Superior and pre-1974 250cc-and-under bikes. The show runs from August 16 through September 12 at the museum in Philadelphia. The bikes then head for another display, this one at the 18th annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance on September 14. Vincent, […]

By August 8, 2014 Read More →
Auctions America hits $17.5 million at California sale

Auctions America hits $17.5 million at California sale

Blue-chip collector cars led the bidding at Auction America’s second-annual Los Angeles sale, an event that generated $17.5 million in sales for its wide-ranging selection of cars and automobilia. Leading the charge was a gorgeously restored 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster that hit $1,155,000, followed by a lovely 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa that went for $1,017,500 […]

By August 7, 2014 Read More →
Concorso Italiano changes day and venue, features display of modern Zagato creations

Concorso Italiano changes day and venue, features display of modern Zagato creations

Concorso Italiano, the sweeping celebration of Italian motoring, returns to its original location at the Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside, California, on August 16 during Monterey Car Week. The biggest change, though, is Concorso’s move from its traditional Friday position during the crowded docket of Monterey happenings to Saturday, when there are fewer competing events, according […]

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Riverside automobile museum celebrates Maserati’s 100th year with expert guest

Riverside automobile museum celebrates Maserati’s 100th year with expert guest

The Riverside International Automotive Museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of Maserati with a special reception and dinner for Adolfo Orsi Jr., one of the foremost authorities on the history of the famed Italian marque. Orsi, whose family owned Maserati from 1937 to 1968, will present an in-depth look at the century-old company that built some […]

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My Classic Car: Robert’s 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

My Classic Car: Robert’s 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

A lot of changes happened in my life during the ’60s. Some were tough and some were good experiences. In the ’70s, all was “HAPPY-GOOD.” First I meet my beautiful wife, Lilliam, and I bought my 1969 Mustang Mach 1, and my son Robert was born. To me, it couldn’t get any better than that. […]

By August 6, 2014 Read More →
Custom ’57 Chevy pickup wins Barrett-Jackson Cup

Custom ’57 Chevy pickup wins Barrett-Jackson Cup

The sleekest custom pickup truck in the known universe was declared the Ultimate Best in Show Winner on Saturday of the Barrett-Jackson Cup competition in Reno, Nevada, taking home more than $43,000 in cash and prizes. The 1957 Chevrolet pickup, the result of a five-year build by Jason and Jim Smith of the Hot Rod […]

By August 5, 2014 Read More →
Barrett-Jackson tops $11 million in Reno auction

Barrett-Jackson tops $11 million in Reno auction

Barrett-Jackson’s second high-energy auction as part of the Hot August Nights hot rod and custom-car extravaganza in Reno-Sparks, Nevada, reached an unofficial total of more than $11 million in sales for 342 cars and 300 pieces of automobilia. Held in the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, the primarily no-reserve auction boasted a sell-through rate of 99 percent. […]

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Jaguar D-Type 60th anniversary celebration includes restoration debut of long-lost car

Jaguar D-Type 60th anniversary celebration includes restoration debut of long-lost car

The Jaguar D-Type is one of the most beautiful competition cars ever created, elegant and brutish at the same time, evocatively streamlined yet ruggedly purposeful. And who could resist that magnificent fin that soars behind the head of the driver? This year marks the 60th anniversary of the D-Type’s debut at the 1954 24 Hours […]

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Beaulieu celebrates MG’s 90th anniversary at Simply Classics show

Beaulieu celebrates MG’s 90th anniversary at Simply Classics show

Now with a new name — Simply Classics & Sports Car — the fourth-annual road rally and car show takes place August 24 at Britain’s National Motor Museum at Beaulieu./p> The road rally part of the program involves whatever routes people and their classics and sports cars take through the New Forest to arrive at […]

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Antique Harley once owned by Steve McQueen should roar at auction in Monterey

Antique Harley once owned by Steve McQueen should roar at auction in Monterey

Another Steve McQueen relic comes to auction this month when Mecum offers a 1912 Harley-Davidson X8E Big Twin motorcycle once owned by the film star, no doubt adding immeasurably to its value. Mecum, which will auction the ex-McQueen Harley-Davidson during its Monterey sale August 14-16, places a value estimate of $225,000 to $275,000 on the […]

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