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Fraud Talk: Uh-oh, he got Maaco

Dissatisfied ’Vette owner attempts misguided lawsuit While surfing the Internet, I found a blog with a frantic plea from an obviously infuriated Corvette owner who wished to unite with other car owners to start a class action lawsuit against Maaco “for poor workmanship.” Wait a minute — he wanted to file a class action...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: February 5, 2015

Q. I have had this magneto for many, many years. It may have been for one of my father’s cars (1925-’26). It is stamped “Bosch 2616410 eD4-V, Made in USA.” Any value? Can someone use it? — Harvey Waltersdorf, Rehoboth Beach, Del. A. It will probably have value to someone who can use it....

A Fateful Trip

There is always a dream or something that tugs on our heart strings. Recently in the news, an older couple from near Marietta, Georgia, went to look at buying a Mustang that was listed on Craigslist. They both were retired and looking to spend more of their golden years traveling in a car that...

Peter Heydon of Ann Arbor, Michigan placed the 1927 Duesenberg Model X Speedster he donated to the permanent collection of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in its art deco showroom Friday morning.  It is now on display for visitors to admire and relish in its uniqueness.

‘Rarest of rare’ Duesenbergs donated

  The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is excited to announce the donation of the 1927 Duesenberg Model X speedster donated by Rita & Peter Heydon of Ann Arbor, Mich. This automobile fills a gap in the history of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, tells and shows the evolution of design and innovation...

Arizona's top lot honors go to RM Auctions and this 1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti, which sold for $9,625,000.

Arizona auctions provide strong start to 2015

  The January auctions in Arizona are often considered a bellwether for the hobby, and if that is true, 2015 is off to a strong start. The sales totals accumulated by Hagerty show that a total of $292.8 million worth of iron sold in Scottsdale and Phoenix last week, a figure that surpassed last...

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Wisconsin Model A Ford Club celebrates 50 years

  The Wisconsin Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America will celebrate a half century in the old car hobby Feb. 22 with its 50th Annual Greater Milwaukee Indoor Winter Swap Meet, one of the Midwest’s largest indoor swap gatherings and a fixture for Model A enthusiasts in the region. According to...

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Koepke collection a barn-fresh hot rod haven

I wonder what Henry Ford would say today if he saw what has happened since his Model T Ford. This icon of automotive history not only changed the world, but started the revolution to go faster – the art, the scene of hot rodding. Bob Koepke hailed from Gary, Ind., growing up on the...

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Old Cars seeks quality car photos for 2016 calendar

Would you like to see your vehicle pictured in the 2016 Old Cars Weekly Reader Rides collector calendar? The Old Cars Weekly staff invites readers to submit color slides, transparencies or digital images of their vehicles for use in our 2016 calendar. Your vehicle just might be included among the 13 (one cover and...

Jay Leno’s 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8, Estimate: $50,000-$80,000
(Image copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photo by Brian Henniker)

Jay Leno to auction 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in support of USO

  SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Gooding & Company has announced that USO CEO & President J.D. Crouch II, 36th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, and USO Board Member General George Casey, along with Hollywood’s champion of car collecting and long-time USO supporter Jay Leno, will present the comedian’s 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: January 15, 2015

  Q. I bought this old steering wheel 20 years ago at a rummage sale. It is 17 inches outside diameter with a 3/4-inch hole, two key slots and has a 2-1/4 inch rise. I know there were many such wheels made in the past, but I thought it would be a good challenge...