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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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The completely different import, kit-car show at Carlisle

The completely different import, kit-car show at Carlisle

Once a year, a very special and different kind of car show happens in Carlisle, Pennsylvania – the Carlisle Import and Kit Car nationals. This is one of my all-time favorite shows because it has more different kinds of cars than any other show I have ever attended. It is not a full-blown concours event […]

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Driven: 2015 Toyota 4Runner Trail Premium
By May 21, 2015 Read More →

Driven: 2015 Toyota 4Runner Trail Premium

Nearly every SUV these days is a crossover, recognition of the fact that while many people want to ride tall in the saddle and have lots of room for people and stuff, they also want a vehicle that drives like a passenger car. Thus, stylish wagons that look sort of like trucks but are built […]

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Muscle Cars from Wickey collection to cross Mecum block in Seattle
By May 21, 2015 Read More →

Muscle Cars from Wickey collection to cross Mecum block in Seattle

To make room for additional vehicles, muscle-car collector John Wickey is selling some of his cars at the Mecum auction in Seattle on June 5-6. Wickey, a native of Lenthbridge, Alberta, Canada, has assembled a collection of original vintage muscle cars from GM, Ford and Chrysler produced during the golden age of high performance, as […]

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