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High bids fall short but RM Sotheby’s still does nearly $30 million at Villa Erba
By May 24, 2015 Read More →

High bids fall short but RM Sotheby’s still does nearly $30 million at Villa Erba

With 33 of 38 vehicles selling — among the no-sales the highest bid of the auction — RM Sotheby’s annual Villa Erba sale, held in conjunction with the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, generated more than $29.9 million in two-and-a-half hours Saturday on the shores of Italy’s Lake Como. As expected, Ferraris dominated the sale with […]

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Vintage Profile: Maserati wins 1939 Indianapolis 500
By May 24, 2015 Read More →

Vintage Profile: Maserati wins 1939 Indianapolis 500

In 1938, Ernesto Maserati developed the Maserati 8CTF to compete with the likes of Mercedes and Auto Union on the European GP circuit. Although not particularly successful on the Continent, the car gained fame stateside with a historic victory at the Indianapolis 500. Michael Joseph Boyle (1881-1958) had been campaigning cars at Indy for more than […]

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Eye Candy: Stahls Automotive Museum
By May 24, 2015 Read More →

Eye Candy: Stahls Automotive Museum

Photos by Steve Purdy Located some 30 miles northeast of downtown Detroit, Stahls Automobile Museum is a collection of over 80 cars, from a 1886 Daimler prototype to special cars of the 1960s. Each decade is well represented with special emphasis on the 1930s and 1940s, when some of the most innovative and successful cars […]

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I hope they left my singing on the cutting room floor

I hope they left my singing on the cutting room floor

Editor’s note: The National Geographic Channel’s two-hour special, Driving America, debuts on Memorial Day at 9 p.m. (EDT and PDT). It was more than a year ago that Matt Bennett called to discuss his latest wonderful yet wacky idea. He wanted to put me on television. Me, the guy with a great face for radio. […]

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Eye Candy: Mille Miglia 2015
By May 23, 2015 Read More →

Eye Candy: Mille Miglia 2015

Photography by Dirk De Jager Mille Miglia. Those two words are for any classic car fanatic some of the most magical in our vocabulary. Mille Miglia, or a thousand miles in Italian, was from 1927 to 1957 a race starting in Brescia toward Rome and back, looping across the beautiful Italian landscape on public roads […]

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David Swig joins RM Sotheby’s as car specialist
By May 23, 2015 Read More →

David Swig joins RM Sotheby’s as car specialist

Lifelong auto enthusiast David Swig, son of the late founder of the California Mille, Martin Swig, has joined the team of global car specialists with RM Sotheby’s, the auction company has announced. Formerly a car specialist with Bonhams, David Swig comes from a family of car people – his father was a leading vintage-motoring devotee […]

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Pick of the Week: 1960 MGA roadster
By May 22, 2015 Read More →

Pick of the Week: 1960 MGA roadster

Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer, and what better way to enjoy the warmer weather than at the wheel of a vintage British roadster. Wind in the hair driving, along with lusty engine sounds, sharp steering and responsive handling, are the things that make little British sports cars enduring favorites. The Pick of the […]

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Eye Candy: Mecum auction at Indy
By May 22, 2015 Read More →

Eye Candy: Mecum auction at Indy

Photography by Michael Trace Mecum’s Original Spring Classic at the Indiana State Fairgrounds reached a total of nearly $43 million in collector-car sales, with 916 of the 1,404 vehicles offered finding new owners. The auction, held May 12-16, gained $2 million over last year’s Indianapolis sale, according to Mecum. The top-selling vehicle, a restored 1967 […]

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Vettes for Vets and a Demo day Memorial Day weekend

Vettes for Vets and a Demo day Memorial Day weekend

Looking for something to fill your Memorial Day weekend?  Here are some special car events being held at automotive museums around the country this weekend and in the near future. Saturday, May 23, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is celebrating the cars of legendary drivers Rudolf Caracciola, Tazio Nuvolari and Stirling […]

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Silver car parade to celebrate Silverstone’s 25th anniversary
By May 22, 2015 Read More →

Silver car parade to celebrate Silverstone’s 25th anniversary

Hundreds of silver cars are expected to gather July 26 to help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Silverstone Classic with a Silver Jubilee parade on Silver Sunday.  The all-silver parade will take place on the Silverstone Grand Prix track, with the cars eventually parked in a special “Silver Zone” on the track. While the […]

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