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The "Back to the Future" 30th anniversary display will include not only a movie replica DeLorean, but this monster truck as well. (Credit: Rich Weissensel)

AutoFair goes ‘Back to the Future’ with DeLorean display

CONCORD, N.C. – Switch on the flux capacitor, point your DeLorean DMC-12 toward Charlotte Motor Speedway and accelerate to 88 miles an hour! The classic time-travel film “Back to the Future” turns 30 during the April 9-12 AutoFair with a display in the Nationwide Showcase Pavilion honoring its automotive star. “Back to the Future”...

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Weird, wacky and just plain tacky to invade Hershey

  HERSHEY, PA – The Elegance at Hershey has announced a fun new event incorporated into their automotive weekend of festivities. Dubbed, “Concorso Bizarro,” the tongue-in-cheek car show brings together those mechanical misfits, those automotive abhorrences and the just plain tacky. The Elegance at Hershey Executive Director and Concorso Bizarro Chairman “Dyno” Don Stabilito...

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Drag racing and more at this weekend’s EMMR open house

YORK SPRINGS, Pa. – The 2015 Spring Open House at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is scheduled for this weekend, March 28-29, at the museum on Baltimore Road. Drag racing is the feature program for Saturday with the addition of a new Sox & Martin and Malcolm Durham display area along with new...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: March 26, 2015

Q. This lamp was found in the attic of an old garage.  It is embossed “USA” on the top. Thanks for any information you can provide. — Pam Frink, Hill City, S.D. A. It looks like many brass auto lamps of the period, but the “USA” brand gives a clue. Soon after the United...

1930 Cord L29 Brooks Stevens Speedster (right) and a 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spyder win Best of Show at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours. (Photo credit: Neil Rashba)

Cord L29 and Alfa Romeo win best of show at Amelia Island Concours

  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance named a 1930 Cord and 1932 Alfa Romeo Best in Show winners on Sunday, March 15, during the 20th annual event which attracted a record-breaking crowd of 32,000 over the course of the weekend. “The Amelia,” known for its innovative car classes, showcased more than...

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Barn Find: Bonner 1964 Ford Thunderbolt uncovered

Rare muscle machine originally owned and raced by the late Phil Bonner was recently discovered in a Georgia barn Story and photos by Al Rogers Last January I received a phone call from Jason Thompson, a trusted friend and muscle car enthusiast, regarding a 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt stowed in a barn in northern...

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The Case of the Man with a Wooden Leg

  It’s been 15 years since I started VanDerBrink Auctions, and I can say that I’ve seen a lot of interesting things. We love when people come to our auctions to buy and have a good time, and I enjoy talking to people and listening to their stories. Our sellers also enjoy you coming...

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Project Impala: Restoring a 1981 Chevy Impala coupe

Old Cars Weekly will track the restoration of a 1981 Chevrolet Impala coupe. Watch as we make our project car road ready – with a budget. Why on earth restore a 1981 Impala? We’ll tell you why — and begin to show you how — in the first in our forthcoming video series showing...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: March 12, 2015

Q. I don’t know if anyone followed up on [the Oct. 30 question about fake sidewalls made by Bearfoot Sole Co. in Wadsworth, Ohio], but since I live near Wadsworth I Googled it. What I found is that the current location is occupied by a rubber products company: Goldsmith & Eggleton, Inc., 300 1st...