Author Archives: Angelo Van Bogart

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Seville fetches record $150,000 at Mecum Kissimmee sale

No price guide — not Old Cars Report Price Guide, not NADA, not Kelley Blue Book, not Cars That Matter — not one of them has a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Seville two-door hardtop valued at six figures.  In fact, no … More »

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Hagerty insurance co-founder Frank Hagerty passes away at 79

Frank Hagerty in the 1948 Ford he dreamed of owning — a "Sleeping Bear Dunesmobile — following the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

Frank Hagerty impacted the classic wooden boat, car hobbies TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (March 19, 2014) – Hagerty announced today that co-founder Frank Hagerty passed away yesterday at age 79 at his home after a battle with cancer. Frank’s belief that … More »

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National Corvette Museum retrieves two Corvettes from sinkhole

The 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette as it was retrieved from the sinkhole.

Corvette Museum pulls out ZR1 “Blue Devil” and 40th Anniversary Edition from sinkhole The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, extricated the first of eight Corvettes to fall in a sinkhole beneath the museum on February 11. Before crowds … More »

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RM Auctions adds to Rétromobile action in 2014

RM Auctions hammers on highest sale during Rétromobile with $5 million 1955 Jaguar D-Type Story and photos by Kit Foster Car auctions have been a feature of Rétromobile as long as most people can remember. Christies held the official franchise … More »

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Prewar car and truck barn find collection in Enid, Okla., to be offered by VanDerBrink Auctions

A row of coupes at the Oliver Jordon Collection in Enid, Okla., to be offered by VanDerBrink Auctions, LLC.

Beginning in 1945, Oliver Jordan stashed old iron. Now his collection of cars and trucks from the 1910s-’50s will be sold by VanDerBrink Auctions. More »

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Florida car club to rally around new ethanol-free gas station

Past readers of this blog know that I am not a fan of the EPA’s push to add increasing amounts of ethanol to gasoline. Noting the harmful effects of ethanol on small engines and vintage vehicles, thousands of fuel stations … More »

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Josh Malks’ 1936 Cord 810 donated to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

Cord 810 and owner Josh Malks known for their worldwide travels Betty Malks has donated the late Josh B. Malks’ 1936 Cord 810 Westchester sedan to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Ind. Malks was recognized around the … More »

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Corky Coker stars in new TV show ‘Backroad Gold’ on Travel Channel

Promotional poster for "Backroad Gold" featuring Corky Coker.

Corky Coker and family will hunt hidden treasures in ‘Backroad Gold’ show For decades, Corky Coker and his family have been putting collectors on the road with the authentic tires they make. Now, collectors and the world at large can … More »

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New Jersey bill would expand use of historic vehicles

New Jersey Reintroduces Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles SEMA Action Network legislative update: Legislation (A.B. 2199) that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit their use for pleasure driving one day per week … More »

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Chrysler La Comtesse show car and Packard concepts to appear at 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

At the exterior, the La Comtesse further featured a rear spare tire carrier and wire wheels.

10 Packard concept cars and Chrysler La Comtesse add dream factor to Amelia Island concours Of late, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has been a hot spot for postwar concept cars, and the momentum is continuing for the 2014. On … More »

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