Author Archives: Angelo Van Bogart

‘First funny car’ 1964 Dodge Charger to hit block

A 1964 Dodge Charger? Believe it. Dodge didn’t shake the earth with the Charger model name on a production car until 1966, of course, but there were earlier rumblings with the name. In 1964, Dodge built an open-cockpit Charger show … More »

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Nevada Exempts Hobby Cars from Emissions Tests

SEMA ACTION NETWORK LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Nevada legislation (A.B. 2) to exempt classic vehicles and classic rods from emissions inspections if owners pay a one-time $6 fee and submit a certification that their vehicle will not be driven more than 5,000 … More »

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Last DTS added to renowned car collector’s garage

DETROIT — Nicola Bulgari, an avid car collector and vice chairman of the Bulgari luxury goods firm, prefers not to dwell on the sheer number of automobiles in his car collection. “Is it important?” Bulgari asked. “Is it the number … More »

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Will first LS6 Chevelle coupe fly off the block?

Russo and Steele will offer a very special 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 — the first production LS6 coupe built — at its Monterey sale this August. Cars of this caliber are the norm on the Monterey Peninsula during mid-August when … More »

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Illinois bill would expand use of antique vehicles

SEMA ACTION NETWORK LEGISLATIVE ALERT Illinois Bill to Expand Use of Antique Vehicles Approved by House; Moves to Senate Transportation Committee Legislation (H.B. 3256) to provide for an expanded-use antique vehicle registration class that would allow antique vehicles and replicas … More »

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Tennessee exempts some older vehicles from emissions tests

SEMA ACTION NETWORK LEGISLATIVE ALERT Tennessee Bill to Exempt Certain Older Vehicles from Emissions Tests Signed Into Law   Legislation (H.B. 688) to exempt vehicles more than 25-years old from the state’s annual emissions inspection and maintenance program was signed into … More »

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After 72 years, Bugatti to be finally fitted with coach work

Celebrated Southern California Collection Partners with Renowned Coachbuilder to Complete a Jean Bugatti Masterpiece Oxnard, Calif. (April 27, 2011) – The Peter Mullin Automotive Museum Foundation, organized to support nonprofit public charities that are dedicated to the study, preservation and … More »

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Twin Cities car, parts stash comes up for sale

We get leads on cars, events and auctions from all over, but this one came from someone particularly near and dear to me: my grandmother! She learned that a stash of old cars in Newport, Minn., near my hometown, will … More »

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Last chance for Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942

You wanted it so we reprinted it, but the most recent printing of “Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942” is almost sold out again. We’re not sure if or when we will ever offer these books again, and as part … More »

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Connecticut proposes 400% tax increase on collector car owners

PROPOSED 400% TAX INCREASE FOR CONNECTICUT ANTIQUE CAR OWNERS WOULD HAVE NEGATIVE OVERALL ECONOMIC IMPACT Connecticut Legislature Targets 1% of State Population in Move to Increase Tax Revenue Traverse City, Mich. (April 15, 2011) – The Connecticut State Legislature is … More »

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