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Multiple Choice: Lamborghini classic or contemporary?

Multiple Choice: Lamborghini classic or contemporary?

Like the Concorso Italiano held each summer on the Monterey Peninsula, the inaugural Desert Concorso was a celebration of Italian cars (and music and more). While wandering around the driving range at the Shadow Mountain resort in Palm Desert, we were struck by the parking plan — a 1965 Lamborghini 350GT right next to a […]

By April 6, 2014 Read More →
5 delightful designs by American Motors

5 delightful designs by American Motors

Last  year marked the 30th anniversary of the end of the American Motors Corporation as a truly American enterprise. In 1983, Renault of France bought a controlling interest in the company, bringing to an end some of the most stunning shoestring budget innovation that the American auto industry had ever seen. Here are five of […]

By April 3, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
The Interview: John Kraman

The Interview: John Kraman

John Kraman was raised in automobile crazy Los Angeles during the 1960s and he never grew out of his obsession with cars. He has been the full-time consignment director for Mecum Auctions since 2006. Since 2008 he also has been a commentator and analyst for television coverage of Mecum auctions. His personal collection of cars […]

By April 1, 2014 Read More →
Secrets of the original Volkswagen Beetle

Secrets of the original Volkswagen Beetle

The original air-cooled VW Beetle lasted an incredible 58 years in production, during which time it was fundamentally unchanged. It’s a record that will likely never be approached, let alone broken. Although nearly everyone of a certain age has at least one Beetle story or fond memory, there are a few things still not generally known about […]

By April 1, 2014 Read More →
Multiple Choice: 1957 Buick or 1957 Mercury?

Multiple Choice: 1957 Buick or 1957 Mercury?

Once again, you’re at an auction (in this case, it’s a Silver Auction) and you can afford to bring home only one of these classics. Your choice involves 1957 models from two of Detroit’s upscale brands — a two-tone green Buick Century and a red-and-white Mercury Turnpike Cruiser. Which one do you want, and why?

Secrets of the Camaro

Secrets of the Camaro

One of America’s favorite pony cars, the Camaro has an interesting past with more than a few buried facts and secrets hiding just below the radar. Here are five of our favorites: The Camaro was almost called the Panther — It took a while for Chevrolet to come up with a final name for the Camaro. For […]

By March 30, 2014 Read More →
AutoFair gears up for another gigantic event

AutoFair gears up for another gigantic event

Thousands of cool old cars. Hundreds of Elvis impersonators. The last car ever driven by Elvis. Fiftieth anniversary Mustang mania. And racing pigs. All part of the scene when more than 100,000 people converge for the annual AutoFair hosted by OldRide.com from April 3-6 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., one of the biggest […]

By March 26, 2014 Read More →
Future Classic: Tesla Roadster

Future Classic: Tesla Roadster

  Exotic styling. Limited production numbers. Breakthrough technology. Outstanding dynamic dexterity. Fun to drive. Bonus points if the top goes down or can be removed. Each of those is an attribute that applies for separating mere used cars from desirable classic cars. And each of those attributes applies to our suggested Future Classic for this […]

By March 24, 2014 Read More →
Multiple Choice: ’47 Caddy or ’48 Lincoln?

Multiple Choice: ’47 Caddy or ’48 Lincoln?

Silver Auctions’ March sale at Fountain Hills, Ariz., included 191 vehicles. Among them were a couple of post-war American luxury cars. Given your choice, would you bid on the 1947 Cadillac Club Coupe (blue car) or 1948 Lincoln Continental (red car)? Which would you want in your garage? Tell us why via the “Share your […]

Mercedes showcases 120 years of history in racing

Mercedes showcases 120 years of history in racing

Editor’s note: As part of the centennial of its historic 1-2-3 sweep of the 1914 French Grand Prix, Mercedes-Benz has provided the following summary of its 120-year history in auto racing competition and the accompanying photos: From history’s first automobile race in 1894 to its various contemporary involvements in motor sports, victories by the racing […]

By March 21, 2014 Read More →