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David vs. Goliath is theme as Revs Institute opens its first multi-media exhibition

David vs. Goliath is theme as Revs Institute opens its first multi-media exhibition

The Revs Institute (nee Collier Collection) has opened its first multi-media exhibition — The Rivals: A Golden Moment in Grand Prix History. The exhibit features the Institute’s own Lancia D50 and the Mercedes-Benz W196 on loan from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame museum. The subtitle for the exhibit is David vs. Goliath with […]

By April 16, 2015 Read More →
Olds Homecoming moving to new location

Olds Homecoming moving to new location

June 20-21 will be a busy weekend for the staff of the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing, Michigan. The 23rd Oldsmobile Homecoming takes place June 20 at the State Secondary Complex on the west side of Michigan’s state capital city and the following day, two vehicles from the museum’s collection will be among 15 […]

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Owls Head Transportation Museum hosts spring auto show

Owls Head Transportation Museum hosts spring auto show

Rain or shine, the Spring Auto Show will be held May 30-31 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum located in Owls Head, Maine. The show runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. both days. The show will feature pre-1995 vehicles and cars from the Eastern Regional Lincoln Owners Group and Lincoln Zephyr Owners Group, which […]

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Mecum moves more than $25 million in metal at Houston auction

Mecum moves more than $25 million in metal at Houston auction

Mecum Auctions sold 645 vehicles at its annual Houston sale last weekend for a total of more than $25 million. The sell-through rate was 70 percent of the more than 900 vehicles crossing the block. The high-dollar sale was a 1932 Duesenberg Model J Phaeton for $500,000 (prices are hammer sales and do not include […]

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Bonhams sets ‘black tie’ auction at French concours

Bonhams sets ‘black tie’ auction at French concours

Bonhams will debut a swank “black-tie” collector-car auction September 5 held in conjunction with the second Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille concours d’elegance in Chantilly, France, the auction house has announced. “We’re delighted to announce this brand-new and exclusive motoring sale, taking place on the luxurious grounds of the Château de Chantilly,” Philip Kantor, […]

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McPherson offers summer camp for car guys (and gals)

McPherson offers summer camp for car guys (and gals)

A few openings remain if you want to send not your child but yourself or your favorite car guy or gal to summer camp. OK, technically it’s the Auto Restoration Summer Institute at McPherson College in Kansas, but what it is a series of week-long and car-specific learning opportunities in: Automotive electrical systems Automotive paint […]

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Last of Burt Reynolds’ Bandits on docket at Spring Carlisle Auction

Last of Burt Reynolds’ Bandits on docket at Spring Carlisle Auction

What is being billed as the “last” of Burt Reynolds’ “Bandit” Trans Am cars has been consigned to the Spring Carlisle Auction scheduled for April 23-24 at the Carlisle Expo Center in Pennsylvania. But didn’t Reynolds just sell his Smokey and the Bandit Pontiac Trans Am at Julien’s Auctions event in Las Vegas back in […]

British auto history parades to Solihull

British auto history parades to Solihull

British automotive icons Stirling Moss and Norman Dewis were on hand Monday as some 40 historic and current Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles paraded into a revitalized Land Rover assembly plant at Solihull, UK, to celebrate the addition of Jaguars to the vehicles being built at the facility. Moss was among England’s most famous and […]

By April 13, 2015 Read More →
Ferrari 250 GT racer tops RM Sotheby’s auction in Italy

Ferrari 250 GT racer tops RM Sotheby’s auction in Italy

Beauty and brawn, the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular race cars ever created. With exquisite styling by Pininfarina and coachwork by Scaglietti, the aluminum-bodied sports racer is stunning in appearance and performance.  Only 45 of the competition-lightweight Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinettas were built, and this […]

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Leake links with Proxibid, eBay to join soon

Leake links with Proxibid, eBay to join soon

Leake Auction Company’s classic and collector car sale next weekend at Dallas will include a new feature to make the auction accessible to those who cannot be present in Market Hall. The sale will launch a new online bidding partnership between Leake and Proxibid. “Everybody’s trying to figure out how to get into the digital […]

By April 10, 2015 Read More →