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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 →
Is Philly unique in including classics at its annual new-car auto show?

Is Philly unique in including classics at its annual new-car auto show?

The Philadelphia Auto Show had its start back to 1902. Each February the show not only treats visitors to all the newest and hottest vehicles on the market today, but gives them a look back at some of the classics of the years past. The Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP) has produced the […]

By February 24, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Future classic: Chevrolet Monza

Future classic: Chevrolet Monza

Ferrari-like styling. A name with amazing heritage. Racing provenance that includes back-to-back IMSA Camel GT series championships. And yet the Chevrolet Monza seems to be all but forgotten (so far) among classic car hobbyists. Why, it isn’t even listed in the Hagerty Price Guide and while it is included in Kelley Blue Book classic car […]

By February 24, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Cross-country drives celebrate Mustang’s 50th

Cross-country drives celebrate Mustang’s 50th

  What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang than getting together with a bunch of like-minded enthusiasts and driving the original pony cars across the United States, with a big birthday party at the end of the trip? That’s the plan when the Mustangs Across America 50th Anniversary Drive leaves […]

By February 20, 2014 Read More →
Horseless Carriage Club celebrates the class of brass

Horseless Carriage Club celebrates the class of brass

The chuffing and clattering charm of pre-1916 automobiledom comes alive when The Horseless Carriage Club of America gets together. Their “tours” with Brass Era cars saunter throughout America and soon, internationally, with rumors bubbling of a tour through Ireland. Part rolling museum, part living history, part mobile art, these automotive elder statesmen are all of […]

By February 19, 2014 Read More →
Future classic: Mazda Miata celebrates 25 years

Future classic: Mazda Miata celebrates 25 years

When the Mazda MX-5 Miata was unveiled at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, it was nothing less than a revelation. Finally, there was a little roadster to replace the beloved British and Italian sports cars of long ago. Think MG, Triumph, Alfa Romeo and all the rest. But unlike those high-maintenance, low-reliability critters of the […]

By February 17, 2014 Read More →