Author Archives: Mike Eppinger

Amelia Island Concours to feature cars of ‘Big Daddy’ Roth

A full class of customs of “Big Daddy” Ed Roth will be featured at the 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 11. Ed Roth was a legend and an iconoclast. He created some of the most outrageous, reality bending customs of an era that thrived on American individualism run delightfully...

Chris Dyson added to speakers at Lost Speedways event Nov. 25

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY _ 2011 American LeMans Series driving champion Chris Dyson has been added to the Saturday, Nov. 25 Lost Speedways program at the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Dyson will join his team owner and father, Rob, in a discussion of the 200 mph Lola B0/86 Mazda-powered endurance racer they recently donated...

Goodguys Rod & Custom 2018 news and dates

PLEASANTON, Calif. _ For the first time in more than 20 years, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is raising the year eligibility for registered event participants. Beginning with the 8th Spring Lone Star Nationals, March 9-11 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, Goodguys will open event gates to 1987 and earlier show...

Restored red wrecker

Old Cars Weekly archive – September 11, 2008 issue Represents First F Series Fords Story and photos by John Gunnell Car and truck restorers have always considered the first and the last vehicles in a series to be the most collectible. Ford’s long-lasting F-Series trucks turned 60 last year. The 2008...

Bonham’s sells Bothwell Collection

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. _ Bonhams auctioned the automotive collection of Lindley and Ann Bothwell Nov. 11, finding new homes for a rare group of racing automobiles, an assortment of Brass Era touring cars, horse-drawn street cars, and one of the best collections of early model trains in the world..   The...

Russo & Steele plans Scottsdale return

Scottsdale, Ariz.  _ Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions returns to Scottsdale, Ariz. Jan. 17-21 at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The annual auction will feature an “auction in the round” format with five days and more than 800 cars crossing the block. A fresh new event layout is on all...

ACD Museum invites public to new exhibit opening on Nov. 10

AUBURN – On Friday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m. the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum will be unveiling “Boattails! Supercars of the Golden Age” as a temporary exhibit. Free refreshments and champagne will be provided. Imagine the adventures in an automobile designed for the purpose of style and speed. Then picture driving down...

The Concours d’Elegance of Texas’ 7th annual event schedule

Vintage Motoring and Luxury Lifestyle Event to be held April 20-22, 2018 in the Arlington Entertainment District Arlington, TX – The Concours d’Elegance of Texas is one of the largest vintage motoring and luxury lifestyle events in the state, a world-class gathering of collector cars and vintage motorcycles in a park setting....

Tom Mack Auctions’ ‘Old Car Heaven’ Sale Dec. 2

Tom Mack Auctions will hold a court-ordered no-reserve auction on Saturday, Dec. 2., with 80 collector cars. The sale features the contents of the Old Car Heaven museum near downtown Birmingham, Ala.. Bidding will start at 11 a.m. The sale will include, but is not limited to: Five Packards 1916-1940 Eight Chrysler Letter-Series...

Steve McDonald, SEMA activist, dies at 56

Steve McDonald, SEMA Vice President of Government Affairs, passed away unexpectedly September 26 at the age of 56. Steve was SEMAs lead advocate on legislative and regulatory issues affecting the multi-billion dollar specialty automotive industry, encompassing everything from auto manufacturers to performance and restoration parts. McDonald presided over and was the...