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Exceptional barnfind Bugatti Brescia heads to auction

  PARIS – The collectors’ car department at Artcurial will present their most recent discovery – a Bugatti Brescia chassis 2628 circa 1925 – at the 8th edition of the “Automobiles sur les Champs” sale. This outstanding and extremely rare automobile, owned by Bugatti enthusiast Bernard Terrillon, is one of just 12 surviving examples...

1933 Essex Terraplane auctioned in front of Dillinger Museum

  HAMMOND, Ind. – Roger Pace, a local realtor from Crown Point, recently added a black 1933 Essex (Hudson) Terraplane 8, the car that was known as the notorious John Dillinger’s favorite car to steal and own, to his classic and antique car collection. The car was previously owned by the South Shore Convention...

Amazing barn finds, muscle and more at Automania

The summer is always packed full of car auctions and shows in the U.S. VanDerBrink Auctions, LLC has been asked to conduct a classic vehicle, motorcycle and more consignment auction during one of the Midwest’s largest FREE car shows on June 27 in Brandon, S.D. Just 10 miles from where Yvette grew up, will...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...