Need Help? Call Us! - M-F 7a-4p Pacific - 480-285-1600
Road Ready Inspections

Features

The Interview: Steve Magnante

The Interview: Steve Magnante

  Steve Magnante has an extensive hands-on automotive background. He spent a decade as a mechanic and machinist before becoming an automotive journalist and television personality, including technical editor of Hot Rod magazine.  For 10 years he has been a host of live TV coverage of Barrett-Jackson auctions. He is the author of several books […]

By March 4, 2014 Read More →
Reservations required: Sarasota Cafe Racers are serious about their passion

Reservations required: Sarasota Cafe Racers are serious about their passion

Based on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sarasota Café Racers is not a traditional car club, nor does it fall under Cars & Coffee or Cruise banners. It’s a members-only car guy lunch group for serious enthusiasts who share a common passion – the love of everything automotive and the pulse-quickening experience of driving specialty and high-performance […]

Future classic: 1965 426-Hemi Dodge, Plymouth

Future classic: 1965 426-Hemi Dodge, Plymouth

Bob Golfen’s story last week on the ClassicCars.com Blog about the 50th anniversary of Chrysler’s 426 Hemi engine got us to thinking about the cars in which that engine first hit the road. That’s the road, not the race track. As Bob noted, the engine made its debut in 1964 with a 1-2-3 sweep of […]

By March 3, 2014 Read More →
Eye candy: Wheels

Eye candy: Wheels

Photos by Larry Edsall According to the dictionary I keep within handy reach of the laptop computer that sits atop my desk, a wheel is “a circular frame or disk arranged to revolve on an axle and used to facilitate the motion of a vehicle…” Wheels have been around for a long time. Even Fred […]

By March 1, 2014 Read More →
Goodguys launch 2014 season with Southwest Nationals

Goodguys launch 2014 season with Southwest Nationals

Their three-month winter break over, the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association opens its 2014 calendar with the fifth annual Spring Nationals, March 7-9 at the WestWorld complex in Scottsdale, Ariz. In addition to a show field filled with more than a thousand hot rods and customized classic cars, the on-site Goodguys AutoCross will determine the […]

By February 28, 2014 Read More →
Third auction joins Amelia Island lineup

Third auction joins Amelia Island lineup

There’s a new kid on the auction block this year at Amelia Island, where Hollywood Wheels joins RM and Gooding & Company with a third classic car sale. Not that Hollywood Wheels is new to auction action. It’s been in business for going on a decade. And while this will be its first auction at […]

By February 28, 2014 Read More →
Amelia Island Concours celebrates the rare and unusual

Amelia Island Concours celebrates the rare and unusual

 On Sunday, March 9, the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance brings its showcase of 300 rare and exotic automobiles to the fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island at The Ritz-Carlton, Fla., for one of the most-beloved automotive events of the year. The full celebration of great automobiles on Amelia Island takes place over three […]

By February 27, 2014 Read More →
Oktoberfest comes early this year: BMW, Porsche, Mercedes fill Gooding catalog for Amelia Island auction

Oktoberfest comes early this year: BMW, Porsche, Mercedes fill Gooding catalog for Amelia Island auction

Gooding & Company will parade 98 cars across the block at its annual auction on Florida’s Amelia Island. This year, more than 40 of those cars were produced between 1955 and 1988 in Germany. “The build quality is being appreciated 30, 40 years on,” said Garth Hammers, a car specialist for the auction company. “There’s […]

By February 27, 2014 Read More →
Hemi ‘godfather’ details the birth 50 years ago of the legendary racing engine

Hemi ‘godfather’ details the birth 50 years ago of the legendary racing engine

The utter dominance of Chrysler’s brand-new Hemi V8 racing engine at the 1964 Daytona 500 astounded NASCAR fans and competitors alike. Plymouths powered by 426-cid Hemis ran to a lopsided 1-2-3 victory at Daytona, with Richard Petty taking the checkered flag in his No. 43 Plymouth after leading for 184 of the 200 laps at […]

By February 26, 2014 Read More →
Long-term ownership cars emerge as a theme for RM sale at Amelia Island

Long-term ownership cars emerge as a theme for RM sale at Amelia Island

As Gord Duff, a car specialist for RM Auctions, got to talking about the various vehicles that will be offered at the company’s sale March 8 at Amelia Island, he stopped his words for a realization. “There’s a little bit of a theme going on with long-term ownership,” he said. “And it’s not just any […]

By February 25, 2014 Read More →