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Will drift cars become cherished classics?

Will drift cars become cherished classics?

In 2006, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 convertible rolled across the auction block at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale, and sold for $1,242,000. What made this car special was that it had been drag raced in 1970 by Ray Allen, who won seemingly every significant event that year, including the National Hot Rod Association’s U.S. Nationals. Thirty-six […]

By April 8, 2015 Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Muscle and pony cars

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Muscle and pony cars

Editor’s note: This is the second in a 10-day series of featured vehicles to be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach Auction. 1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback Following the overwhelming success of the now notorious Shelby built, Ford Powered, AC Cobras of the mid-sixties, Ford reached out to Shelby American in 1964 to once again bring a winning […]

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: 1950s convertibles

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: 1950s convertibles

Editor’s note: This is the first in a 10-day series of featured vehicles to be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach Auction. 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air custom convertible The Chevrolet Bel Air was in production from 1950-1975 in the US and was ultimately retired in 1981 in Canada, spanning seven different generations. The Bel Air was […]

Pick of the Week: 1969 Porsche 912

Pick of the Week: 1969 Porsche 912

With Easter coming up, here’s another brightly colored egg to add to your basket. Not chocolate, but pretty sweet nonetheless. The Pick of the Week is a tangerine-orange 1969 Porsche 912 offered by one of the top Porsche restoration shops in Southern California. The price tag seems pretty stout at $40,500, but these four-cylinder sports […]

By April 3, 2015 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Infiniti Q50S 3.7

Driven: 2015 Infiniti Q50S 3.7

The trip to Florida for the Amelia Island Concours, auctions and other fun times was pretty great, and was enhanced by the cool car I drove during my stay: a 2015 Infiniti Q50S sports sedan. There was lots of driving during this trip, some of it on interesting roads, and the Q50S lived up to […]

By April 2, 2015 Read More →
‘Fast and Furious’ films feature familiar classic cars

‘Fast and Furious’ films feature familiar classic cars

The Fast and the Furious movie series. In fact, they may view the films just as their parents expressed their disdain for all those now-classic hot rod movies of the 1960s and ’70s: Bunch of crazy kids setting bad examples while joyriding at ridiculous speeds on public roads… But think back to what American Graffiti, […]

Classic Profile: Rolls-Royce comes to America

Classic Profile: Rolls-Royce comes to America

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars famously started after an introduction in 1904 between Charles Rolls, a young automobile enthusiast and dealer of French automobiles, and Henry Royce, a middle-aged manufacturer of electrical components. Royce had built his second prototype by the time the two met and was eager to enter the automobile manufacturing business. Rolls, on the […]

By April 1, 2015 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Lincoln MKC

Driven: 2015 Lincoln MKC

I’m really tempted to suggest that Ford simply drop its Lincoln brand. But I cannot. Such a move would deny and belie the heritage of the Model K and Zephyr of the 1930s, of Edsel’s own original Continental, of William Clay’s Continental in the mid-’50s, of the Marks III, IV and V, of the elegant […]

Pick of the Week: 1965 Volkswagen Transporter

Pick of the Week: 1965 Volkswagen Transporter

In honor of the 65th birthday of the Volkswagen bus, the Pick of the Week is a rare VW that should appeal to the legions of microbus enthusiasts. This 1965 Volkswagen Transporter is a three-door double-cab pickup truck, with one door on the left (the driver’s) and two on the right, the back door accessing […]

By March 27, 2015 7 Comments Read More →
Andy’s personal picks at Auctions America Fort Lauderdale

Andy’s personal picks at Auctions America Fort Lauderdale

Auctions America, a division of RM Sotheby’s, has come a long way since it started, but even though it has an increasing number of high-dollar collector cars at its auctions, it still has cars that are not stratospheric in price and therefore available to the average collector. The Fort Lauderdale sale this weekend has more […]

By March 27, 2015 Read More →