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What caught my eye at Amelia Island Select auction

What caught my eye at Amelia Island Select auction

The Amelia Island Select collector-car auction put on by Hollywood Wheels is a two-day affair that spans two sides of the market. Friday’s sale was an all-Porsche event with a wide selection of early cars, competition cars and many 911s. Today’s auction is more open ended, with a group of around 100 cars and motorcycles […]

By March 14, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
What I’d like to take home from Gooding auction

What I’d like to take home from Gooding auction

European sports cars reign at Gooding & Company’s Florida auction at Amelia Island, including a rich collection of 17 Porsches and 15 Ferraris, as well as Lamborghinis, Jaguars, Maseratis and MGs, plus an Austin Healey BN7, an Alfa Romeo Guilia Spider and a Sunbeam Tiger powered by a Ford V8. Two of the auction stars […]

By March 13, 2015 Read More →
What caught my eye at Silver Auctions’ Arizona in the Spring sale

What caught my eye at Silver Auctions’ Arizona in the Spring sale

The classic car world’s attention may be focused this weekend on what’s happening on Amelia Island on Florida’s far northeastern coast, but Phoenix has its own big weekend taking place as well, what with the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association opening its 2015 calendar with the sixth annual Spring Nationals at WestWorld in Scottsdale and […]

Driven: 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T

Driven: 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T

Also see the second opinion (below) by Bob Golfen For the 2015 model year, Dodge’s Challenger challenges the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro in eight versions, which is the same number of gears offered by the automatic transmission of the Challenger R/T that I’ve been driving lately. The R/T (short for Road and Track) is […]

Future Classic: Mazda MX-5 Miata

Future Classic: Mazda MX-5 Miata

It seemed as though a void needed to be filled after MG sold its last MGB in 1980, Triumph was put to rest in 1981, and the Fiat 124 Spider was quick to follow in 1985. The only four-cylinder, front-engine, two-seater sports car that remained was the Alfa Romeo Spider, which wasn’t exactly the most […]

By March 11, 2015 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Scion FR-S

Driven: 2015 Scion FR-S

The nice folks at Toyota/Lexus/Scion offered a choice: I could spend a week doing a test drive of a 2015 Scion FR-S equipped with a manual transmission or an “Automatic with Paddle Shifters and Dynamic Rev Management.” While APSDRM has a certain ring to it, the choice was easy: 6-speed manual, please. So the car […]

By March 9, 2015 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1935 Auburn 851 Cabriolet

Pick of the Week: 1935 Auburn 851 Cabriolet

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance next week, the Pick of the Week is an elegant and sporty 1930s classic that’s also located in Florida. This 1935 Auburn 851 Cabriolet is fully restored, according to the seller, in an eye-catching paint scheme of bright red with black accents, red […]

The unselfish side of classic car and hot rod shows

The unselfish side of classic car and hot rod shows

Sometimes as a car enthusiast, the hobby can feel a bit selfish if not totally self-centered. Think about it, you spend all this time getting and maintaining or even restoring your car so you can be the best in show or fastest on the track. Your car is a reflection of you and your interests. […]

Future Classic: Nissan Skyline R32

Future Classic: Nissan Skyline R32

The forbidden fruit of the future classics realm is now beckoning to be taken. Produced from 1989 to 1994 with almost 300,000 units sold, the earliest of the Nissan R32 Skyline has turned 25 years old. What this means to the millennials who adore this car is that it now has become insanely easier to […]

By March 4, 2015 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Mercedes-Benz E400 coupe

Driven: 2015 Mercedes-Benz E400 coupe

Once upon a time, the number on the tail of a Mercedes-Benz indicated the sort of engine that could be found at the other end of the chassis: 200 = 2.0-liter four-cylinder; 300 = 3.0-liter six-cylinder; 500 = 5.0-liter V8. Not anymore. I’ve just come off a week driving the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E400 coupe, a […]

By March 4, 2015 Read More →