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Classic Profile: Derham Body Company, last coachbuilder of the classic era

Classic Profile: Derham Body Company, last coachbuilder of the classic era

The Derham Company of Rosemont, Pennsylvania extended far past the life of most other American coachworks companies, surviving two world wars and the Great Depression. The company was founded by Joseph Derham as the Rosemont Carriage Works on Lancaster Pike, a few miles west of Philadelphia. This was a wise choice as this area, known […]

By March 23, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Driven: 2015 Range Rover HSE

Driven: 2015 Range Rover HSE

Two things we found particularly impressive during our week at the wheel of a 2015 Range Rover HSE: How quiet and comfortable the big British-built sport utility was while cruising along at freeway speeds (think tea time, but at speed and without spilling a drop) and yet how amazingly competent it was while carefully picking […]

By March 23, 2015 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1941 Nash Ambassador

Pick of the Week: 1941 Nash Ambassador

When most people think of the late, lamented Nash brand, they conjure up bulbous family cars of the 1950s or perhaps the tiny Nash Metropolitan. Few picture the stylish, forward-looking cars that Nash created in the pre-war years. Here’s one of my favorites for Pick of the Week, the cheeky 1941 Nash Ambassador that took […]

By March 20, 2015 6 Comments Read More →
Amelia Island Concours shines with great cars, huge crowds and Stirling Moss

Amelia Island Concours shines with great cars, huge crowds and Stirling Moss

The first car I encountered on the grass of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was the 1954 Jaguar D-type that a young Stirling Moss drove at Le Mans, where he soared through the Mulsanne straight at a record 173 mph. When I saw the D-type early Sunday morning before the start of the concours, the […]

By March 18, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Rat rod culture: Breaking all the rules, traditionally

Rat rod culture: Breaking all the rules, traditionally

Rat Rods are quite possibly the most misunderstood, under-appreciated and under-estimated segment of American car culture.  That’s no surprise; so it goes with most things new and different. In a culture dominated by shiny muscle cars and gleaming chrome, Rat Rods present a fusion of history, art and evolution. They serve as the canvas for […]

Andy’s personal picks at RM Sotheby’s Amelia auction

Andy’s personal picks at RM Sotheby’s Amelia auction

RM Sotheby’s celebrates its 15th year at Amelia Island and the cars on display are some of the nicest we have seen at this sale. Not only are top-tier cars represented but there are a number of more affordable cars on offer, making many of the lots a bit more attainable to a larger number […]

By March 14, 2015 Read More →
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 […]

Pick of the Week: 1975 VW Super Beetle

Pick of the Week: 1975 VW Super Beetle

You may not earn an invitation to Amelia Island or other major concours d’elegance with this Pick of the Week, but you certainly would be a hit at a Concours d’LeMons, and a real slam dunk during March Madness. The car is a 1975 Volkswagen Super Beetle complete with a sunroof and showing only 809 […]

By March 13, 2015 Read More →