Author Archives: bearnest


Factory One to become research and archive center

GM and Kettering University have announced plans to transform the Flint, Mich., Durant-Dort Factory One into a research and archive center. The building, which houses rich automotive manufacturing history, has been chosen to relocate Kettering’s automotive collection of archives.


Q&A With Kit Foster: Aug. 22, 2015

Q. This is definitely a greyhound-looking ornament, but with a “GEM Chicago” stamp on the base. Who and what vehicle does this belong to? When was this figurine manufactured and by which company? — Markus Delirious, via e-mail

RM Ferrari

Auction Express: $17.6 million Ferrari tops Monterey week

RM Sotheby’s sets new high-water mark at three-day Monterey sale RM Sotheby’s generated a new company record of $172.9 million in auction and post-auction private sales during its three-day Monterey event in California. The total bested the company’s 2014 Monterey performance by more than 20 percent, according to RM Sotheby’s. “We’ve certainly reached new...


‘Papa John’s’ Camaro stolen, recovered

Three collector cars were stolen during this year’s annual Detroit-area Woodward Dream Cruise festivities, including the famed 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 owned by John Schnatter of the Papa John’s pizza chain. The Camaro was later recovered.


1968 Plymouth Roadrunner

According to Plymouth paint chips, the 1968 Road Runner came in Medium Blue, Mist Blue, Midnight Blue, Electric Blue and Frost Blue. But this is the history — or should we say “mystery” — of the Petty Blue version that was most likely only produced for a very short time.