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Q&A with Kit Foster: March 27, 2014

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Q. A copy of your response to a letter from Donald Chepurna regarding GMC truck history (Q&A Dec. 12, 2013) was referred to me by Dan Bower, president of our Motor City Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society, for … More »

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Steve — I want to borrow the George Follmer car

The Follmer Edition Mustang Club of America tribute car was my favorite. I judge with Follmer’s nephew at Elkhart Lake each July.

  Not being a fervent racing fan back then, it wasn’t until I hired Brad Bowling to edit Old Cars Weekly that I heard the name Steve Saleen. Brad had worked for him and, according to Brad, even did his … More »

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Liquidation of Yow Collection hammers home 69 cars

A 1956 Studebaker Hawk with a Packard V8 hammered for $17,500.

The big news of this year’s March GAA Classic Auction sale was the no reserve bevy of collector cars from the Yow Collection, Knoxville, Tenn. More »

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Early Ford V-8 Foundation ‘Raising the Rotunda’ campaign underway

George Elbel, president (left), and Joshua Conrad, collections coordinator, of the Early Ford V-8 Foundation & Museum pose with one of the vehicles on display, a 1947 Ford tow truck originally in service in Barstow, Calif.

The Early Ford V-8 Foundation & Museum in Auburn, Ind., is planning for a new, 20,000-square-foot museum. The museum’s unique design will be a tribute to the Ford Rotunda, first seen at the 1933-’34 World’s Fair in Chicago. More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: March 20, 2014

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Q. Here is background information related to the Sunoco antique car series coins (Q&A Feb. 27) that were given out as a sales promotion. If you obtained a special coin then Sunoco would send you a complete set of 25 … More »

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Chrysler to schools: Crush Vipers

This unique early Viper coupe at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Wash., was ordered to be destroyed by Fiat-Chrysler.

This unique early Viper coupe at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Wash., was ordered to be destroyed by Fiat-Chrysler. Their explanation. More »

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Exceptional $6.6M 1937 Delahaye tops auction record at Amelia Island

Malcolm Pray’s top-selling 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster (Darin Schnabel © 2014 Courtesy of RM Auctions)

  AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. – RM Auctions, the official auction house of the world-renowned Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, continued its record-setting 2014 auction calendar this weekend, achieving the company’s best-ever Amelia Island results at its 16th annual sale with a … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: March 13, 2014

Q. In the Jan. 2 Q&A, a reader asked if any U.S. make had a four-speed column shift. International Loadstar cabover trucks (before they took the Cargostar name in 1970) had a five-speed on the column. I don’t remember how … More »

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‘Gentlemen: Start Your Engines!’

Racing has deep root in the history of the automobile. From the days of boot-leggers to the famous Brickyard 500. Americans have always had the need for speed. This same love for racing runs deep in my family and the … More »

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Crane retrieves first three Corvettes from sinkhole

The 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette as it was retrieved from the sinkhole.

The recovery of the three most accessible Corvettes in the sinkhole – the 2009 “Blue Devil” ZR1, a 1993 40th Anniversary Ruby Red Corvette and a 1962 Black Corvette – was successful. More »

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