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Pick of the Week: ‘Starsky and Hutch’ tribute Torino

Pick of the Week: ‘Starsky and Hutch’ tribute Torino

One of the most memorable cop shows of the 1970s was Starsky and Hutch, a classic buddy adventure series with plenty of yucks and mugging by the star-power lead actors, Paul Michael Glaser as Starsky and David Soul as Hutch. But what makes Starsky and Hutch most memorable, at least for gearheads like us, was […]

By December 26, 2014 Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: Beverly Hillbillies custom truck

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: Beverly Hillbillies custom truck

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 16th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January. This vehicle was built, signed and purchased from none other than George Barris of Barris Kustom Industries, which has been in business […]

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2014 top stories: No. 7 — ‘Barn-find’ mania at the auctions

2014 top stories: No. 7 — ‘Barn-find’ mania at the auctions

Probably the best poster car for the seemingly insatiable rise of “barn-find” classic cars during 2014 was the British sale of what was most-likely the worst Ferrari Dino ever brought to auction, bar none. That would be the incredibly rusted-out 1973 Dino that had stood neglected in a soggy English garage with a leaky roof […]

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1950 GM Futurliner

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1950 GM Futurliner

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 15th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January. One of only 12 built by General Motors, the Futurliner is a self-contained display and transport vehicle created by the GM design […]

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2014 top stories: No. 8 — Auctions change TV channels

2014 top stories: No. 8 — Auctions change TV channels

For so many years, the Barrett-Jackson classic car auctions and the SPEED Channel were nearly symbiotic, the SPEED cable programming bringing unparalleled popularity to Barrett-Jackson and the auction programming bringing an enthusiastic audience of viewers to SPEED. But things change, and the Fox parent group last year decided to terminate SPEED as an automotive channel […]

By December 24, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: Two more by Boyd Coddington

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: Two more by Boyd Coddington

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 14th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January. 1936 Delahaye ’Whatthehaye’ street rod The 1936 Delahaye “Whatthehaye” Street Rod is certainly one of the most striking automobiles on earth. It […]

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2014 top stories: No. 9 — Mustang, Maserati and other anniversary celebrations

2014 top stories: No. 9 — Mustang, Maserati and other anniversary celebrations

Ford Mustang galloped into the consciousness of classic car enthusiasts throughout 2014 as the original pony car celebrated its 50th anniversary, and was featured as the centerpiece for many major events held coast-to-coast. The official birth date was proclaimed as April 17, 1964, which marked the sports coupe’s unveiling to wild acclaim at the New […]

By December 23, 2014 Read More →
Bookshelf: 95 years of Zagato’s automotive artistry

Bookshelf: 95 years of Zagato’s automotive artistry

The Classic Car Bookshelf Zagato Milano (1919-2014) Published 2014 Publisher Giorgio Nada Editore Format Hardcover Pages 208 ISBN 978-88-7911-611-4 Purchase Motorbooks A special exhibition celebrating the 95th anniversary of Italian coachbuilder and design house Zagato runs through March 2015 at the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile in Torino, Italy, but a book published in conjunction with the […]

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1941 Cadillac Series 62 convertible

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1941 Cadillac Series 62 convertible

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 13th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January. This pre-war, 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible (Lot #2022) was one of the last cars built by Cadillac before it converted its […]

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1978 Tupolev N007 Gullwing Boat

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1978 Tupolev N007 Gullwing Boat

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 12th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January. In 1961, the Russian military ordered the Tupolev Aircraft Company to design and build an amphibious craft small enough to be transported […]

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