Author Archives: Mike Eppinger

Chicago Classic Auto Show September 8-9

Dave Kindig, Wayne Carini, Lyn St. James and More Auto Icons will Dish Advice and Entertain Audiences September 8-9, 2018 ROSEMONT, IL – The Chicago Classic Auto Show will open with a star-studded first year, featuring some of the biggest names in the classic car scene in this weekend-long event at the Donald E....

Duesenberg Dreams

Spotlight on cars of the 68th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – August 26, 2018   In 1947, a Duesenberg was often the car of dreams. For then-10-year-old Roger P. Willbanks that was certainly true. “It was definitely an over-the-top car for its day, especially in terms of its performance,” explains Roger. “The mechanics—the...

Pontiacs to lead the way at Worldwide’s Auburn Auction

24 exceptional Pontiacs from The Jack & Donna Steele Pontiac Collection to be offered without reserve at Worldwide’s 11th annual The Auburn Auction Auburn, Indiana – Worldwide Auctioneers has consigned an outstanding private collection for its 11th annual The Auburn Auction in Indiana on Saturday, September 1st, to be offered entirely...

Italian Silver Flag Club Hill Climb 2018

A great success for “Vitesse en Blue” Over 200 cars took part in this year’s Silver Flag Hill Climb, staged in the stunning Italian Province of Piacenza, over the weekend of June 29th – July 1st, 2018.  The 23rd running of the famous event this year celebrated French vehicles and saw some 43 French classics taking...

Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance 2018 Best of Show winners

CINCINNATI, OH – The 41st annual Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance, held Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Cincinnati’s historic Ault Park, celebrated the 70th anniversary of Porsche, with eight classes of Porsche ranging from the 1949 Gmund Coupe to the newest advanced sports cars, as well as the 70th anniversary of the introduction of the iconic Jaguar XK...

SAN Secures Congressional Resolution Recognizing July 13th as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution (H. Res. 980) at the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) recognizing July 13, 2018 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD).” H. Res. 980 was sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus House Co-Chairs Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop,...

Rhode Island Bills to Provide Special Courtesy License Plates Enacted Into Law    

Congratulations, Rhode Island! Courtesy license plate legislation for antique vehicles (S.B. 2260/H.B. 7016) and street rods/customs (S.B. 2484) were signed into law by Governor Gina Raimondo. S.B. 2260/H.B. 7016 provides antique vehicles with courtesy year-of-manufacture plates. Under the current law, “Antique” plates are available for vehicles that are at least 25...

John Fitch memorial dedicated July 1st

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Almost six years after his October 31st, 2012 passing at the age of 95, the final resting places of champion driver, car tuner and auto safety pioneer John Cooper Fitch and his wife Elizabeth Huntley Fitch (1917-2009) were formally dedicated during a July 1st ceremony in a community...