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‘Movie Night in Paris’ is theme of Artcurial auction

‘Movie Night in Paris’ is theme of Artcurial auction

Artcurial Motorcars’ annual Automobiles sur les Champs auction is being subtitled “Movie Night in Paris” this year. The sale, to be held November 2, will feature 80 cars, including the 1969 Morgan 4/4 driven by Gerard Depardieu in the 1974 film Les Valseuses and a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 much like the one Bond, James […]

By October 10, 2014 Read More →
Preservationists reign at Bonhams’ Simeone sale

Preservationists reign at Bonhams’ Simeone sale

What some consider to be America’s first sports car, a 1907 American Underslung 50HP Roadster, sold for an auction-record price at Bonhams’ third-annual “Preserving the Automobile” sale, again held at and in conjunction with the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. The museum has been in the forefront of the movement to preserve rather than restore […]

By October 9, 2014 Read More →
Summit to the Sea drive takes classics from Yosemite to the ocean at Morro Bay

Summit to the Sea drive takes classics from Yosemite to the ocean at Morro Bay

A car-guy friend just got back from running a marathon. Amazingly, even some car people think running 26 miles, 385 yards instead of driving that distance makes sense. But at least the marathon he chose to run was in St. George, Utah, where the course is pretty much downhill from the starting line to the […]

By October 8, 2014 Read More →
With Petersen closed for reconstruction, groups of its cars will be parking at the Reagan Library

With Petersen closed for reconstruction, groups of its cars will be parking at the Reagan Library

Hollywood, History and Heads of State are the themes for three displays of cars that opening soon at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. The cars will be coming from nearby Los Angeles, where most of the Petersen Automotive Museum will be closed during a massive renovation project. “This partnership with The Petersen Museum […]

Lake Garnett racing revival recalls heyday of U.S. sports car competition

Lake Garnett racing revival recalls heyday of U.S. sports car competition

From 1959 through 1972, the Sports Car Club of America staged races around the lake, races that drew more than 60,000 spectators to watch the likes of Carroll Shelby and Dan Gurney and other leading racers competing in Ferraris, Maseratis, Healeys and… Guess what, we’re not talking about Elkhart Lake in Wisconsin but Lake Garnett […]

By October 7, 2014 Read More →
Dragone auction features Mercer Runabout, vehicles from Thrall Collection

Dragone auction features Mercer Runabout, vehicles from Thrall Collection

The Dragone family of Westport, Connecticut, was among the pioneers in American car collecting. When Peter Dragone returned from World War II, where he was a decorated U.S. Army aircraft mechanic, he and his three brothers started buying and selling used cars and restoring and selling classics. Before long, Dragone Classic Cars was a well-established […]

By October 7, 2014 Read More →
Amelia Concours to display Moss’ Mercedes race cars

Amelia Concours to display Moss’ Mercedes race cars

The Mercedes-Benz race cars that brought Stirling Moss his greatest racing fame in 1955 will serve as the centerpiece for the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in March, when Moss will be the honored guest for the 20th annual Florida showcase. The famous Mercedes 300SLR that Moss and navigator Denis Jenkinson drove to resounding victory in […]

By October 6, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Simeone museum will exercise NASCAR race cars

Simeone museum will exercise NASCAR race cars

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum not only displays some of the world’s most amazing vehicles, but from time to time takes them outside so they can demonstrate their aural and dynamic capabilities. The next such demonstration day is October 11, when NASCAR Racing Legends will be exercised between noon and 2 p.m. The star car […]

By October 6, 2014 Read More →
Lunch-time at LeMay will explore ‘If Cars Could Talk’

Lunch-time at LeMay will explore ‘If Cars Could Talk’

LeMay – America’s Car Museum launches its adult brown-bag lunch series Tuesday. The theme for the first-two lectures in the first-Tuesday series is “If Cars Could Talk.” Talking in behalf of cars this week is Scott Keller, the museum’s chief curator, whose presentation is titled: Cars as Metal Art, Part 1: Automotive Body Sculpting. On […]

By October 5, 2014 Read More →
Bonhams and Simeone focus on preservation at auction Monday

Bonhams and Simeone focus on preservation at auction Monday

With one exception, you won’t find seven-figure cars or even very many gleaming classics at Bonhams’ third-annual Preserving the Automobile sale Monday at the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. Yes, Bonhams is a high-end auction house and, yes, the Simeone is the home to some of the most amazing vehicles in the world. But the […]

By October 3, 2014 Read More →