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Playboy prototype to be joined by playmates at Saratoga Automobile Museum

An original ad for the 1946-'48 Playboy car.

The original Playboy prototype will have three — possibly four — playmates the weekend of Sept. 26-28, 2014. That weekend, the Saratoga Automobile Museum will host an unofficial reunion of the rare compact cars during a concours at the museum, … More »

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75-year-old Morris, Oklahoma, Car Collection to Cross Auction Block

This photo sums up the Hessom estate sale: Model A parts and a Model A vehicle.

Sale in Morris to include many Ford Model A car and truck models, many Model A and other Ford parts The Ford Model A cars and trucks, and the seemingly endless amount of spare parts for “Henry’s Lady” and other … More »

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Lamenting loss of Idaho salvage yard

The two-room More Schoolhouse was built in 1910. Slim Haken lived there with his wife and two children for many years. He also reportedly had three dogs and seven peacocks.

Idaho yard was once filled with more than 300 treasures By Jack Lewis At the beginning of the 20th century, Mora, Idaho, was a small but vibrant town located on the Oregon Short Line railroad, about 15 miles southwest of … More »

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VCCA ‘Early Six-Cylinder Tour’ to tour Tiffany Lighting facility on Sept. 9

Cars powered by Chevrolet's fabled "Stovebolt Six," such as this 1939 Chevrolet two-door sedan, will be part of the VCCA Early Six-Cylinder Tour to New York.

Vintage Chevrolets to tour Meyda Tiffany Lighting manufacturing facility A large collection of vintage cars will visit Meyda Tiffany Lighting, as a part of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America’s “Early Six-Cylinder Tour” (featuring cars from 1929-1954), which has occurred … More »

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Last Chance: 4,000 old cars in East Troy to be crushed by winter 2014

There are more than 30 cars from the 1950s in the 4,000-car inventory of Troy Auto Parts. Most of the inventory contains 1960s and 1970s American cars.

When the snow begins to fly this winter in East Troy, Wis., there will be 4,000 less old cars left to give their last bit of parts. More »

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New CNBC TV program ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ to premiere Aug. 31

Jay Leno to cover Monterey auction and show week in new program on CNBC.

CNBC will premiere “Jay Leno’s Garage: The Ultimate Car Week” on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 10PM ET/PT. Based on his Emmy-winning web series “Jay Leno’s Garage,” this special takes viewers into the heart of Monterey in August, America’s ultimate automotive … More »

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Elvis’ last Cadillac to be sold at first Auction at Graceland sale

The first-ever auction at Graceland will feature the last Cadillac bought and driven by Elvis Presley.

1976 Seville and other Elvis pieces to be sold in auction at Graceland   The last Cadillac purchased by Elvis for his personal use — and the last Cadillac known to have been driven by the King of Rock ‘n’ … More »

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Travelin’ Two-Ten: A trek from Washington to Iola ’14


1956 Chevy Two-Ten will make another trek to Iola from Washington this summer. More »

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AM VAN AMC concept heads to Kenosha County for AMO meet

Bortz Auto Collection loans the ‘CONCEPT 80’ AMC AM VAN to the Kenosha County Historical Society for display throughout Kenosha Homecoming The Kenosha County Historical Society will be displaying the 1977 AMC AM VAN prototype from this July to September … More »

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Airflow meet in Springfield to feature Art Deco Chrysler, De Soto and Dodge truck models

The Airflow cheated the wind like the super streamliner trains of the Art Deco era.

Only a few hundred Airflow automobiles are believed to still exist and this week, fans of the wind-cheating Airflow models from Chrysler, De Soto and Dodge’s truck line can examine some of the survivors up close and personal during the … More »

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