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Scam Alert: Beware of organized scam on Craigslist

DES PLAINES, Ill. – The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today issued a warning to the public about an organized scam involving sales of vehicles through the popular online market place, Craigslist. Working with law enforcement agencies in the Chicago area and across the Midwest, NICB has identified nearly 100 instances of sales of...

Top-seller - The record-setting 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet (credit: Ben Majors © 2015 courtesy RM Sotheby’s)

Andrews Collection sets new record for a single-vendor auto auction

  RM Sotheby’s set a new record for a private automobile collection auction last weekend (May 2), generating a remarkable $53,887,585* with 100 percent of all lots sold at its sale of the Paul and Chris Andrews Collection in Fort Worth, Texas.  The impressive results from the single-day, single-vendor sale reaffirm RM’s position as...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: May 7, 2015

  Q. This name plate is brass and roughly 5 by 4 inches. Is there any history on it, and how many years did they make them? — Frank Scimemi, Groton, Mass. A. I’m not sure how well your photo will reproduce, but it’s a Cadillac data plate from the 1920-’21 period. The stamped...

A 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger RT Hardtop (courtesy of Auctions America)

Gearing up for Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend

  AUBURN, Ind. – Fresh on the heels of its record Fort Lauderdale sale, Auctions America eagerly awaits the return of its Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend, May 7-9 at Indiana’s historic Auburn Auction Park. One of two collector car events hosted each year by the company at its Auburn headquarters, Auburn Spring has...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: April 30, 2015

Q. I have a stock Model A Ford engine which lacks the external oil drain tube. Nor is there a provision for one. I hope you or your readers can tell me why that pipe is lacking. — A.D. Drake, Portland, Ore. A. I’m pretty sure it’s because you have a Model B engine,...

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Hey, Hey, Race Fans!

My love of horsepower was foundered by a father who was in love with old cars and the sport. Like clockwork, every spring we would hear a rumble from the Machine Shed and Dad would drive his Hotrod Tractor out and get ready for the racing season. Us kids would spring out from where...

In this file photo, Leo Gephart (left), owner of Gephart Classics in
Scottsdale, Ariz.,  and Lon Krueger (right) stand with the 1936 stainless-steel Ford they co-owned.

Remembering Leo Gephart: A driving force in the hobby

  On April 17, the hobby lost one of the men who made car collecting what it is today. It was Leo Gephart who was the driving force to creating auctions in Arizona every January and Auburn, Ind., each Labor Day weekend. Gephart was also the man who brought professional vehicle transport services to...

Lot 222: 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet by Pininfarina. Without Reserve. Estimate: $7,000,000 - $8,500,000

Rare selection of American Classics highlight Andrews Collection sale

    The collector community is set to descend on Fort Worth, Texas, May 2, as RM Sotheby’s lifts the gavel on the prized Paul & Chris Andrews Collection. Arguably the most significant car collection ever presented at a single-vendor auction, the upcoming sale of this father-son automotive portfolio will showcase an impressive 78...

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And the 2014 Golden Quill Award winners are…

Salute to the Winning Field “There are many good car club publications, but some stand taller than the crowd. Those are the ones worthy of special notice,” says Dr. Gerald Perschbacher, a professional editor and book author himself, as well as a longtime contributor and columnist for Old Cars Weekly. “Those publications that lead...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: April 23, 2015

Q. I was sent this photo by a well-informed car guy friend, in hopes that I could identify this grille. It is on the wall at his friend’s place, and when people ask he has to tell them he has no idea what it is from. While it is good for my ego that...