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Eight contemporary Zagatos to be shown together for the first time

Aston Martin DB7 Zagato

In honor of Zagato Atelier’s 95th Anniversary Concorso Italiano, known as the world’s largest showing of exotic Italian cars, will display eight stunning Zagato Atelier Contemporary Collectibles on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside, Calif. More »

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GAA sees success in Summer Auction


By Charles H. Farley The GAA Summer Auction of over 500 cars is over, July 22-24, but folks are still talking about it. The sell-through rate was close to 70 percent and the gate receipts well over $7 million. How … More »

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1937 Rolls Royce returning to Milwaukee Masterpiece show field


MILWAUKEE  — An eye-catching 1937 Rolls Royce, owned by Larry Klairmont, Klairmont Kollections, Chicago, Ill., is returning to The Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’ Elegance show field for 2014. In 2005, at the inaugural Milwaukee Masterpiece, the Klairmont Rolls captured the … More »

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Fueled by frustration: Fixing faulty fuel gauges

The white wire in this fuel gauge grounds the sender body directly to the frame.

The fuel gauge is one of an automobile’s most important instruments. An accurate gauge helps keep one from running out of fuel, or at least indicates when more is needed. Faulty fuel gauges are a common problem in collector cars. Here’s how to fix them. More »

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Lucky Auction fall classic ‘raids’ Hollywood auto ark for sale

Lot 662: 1937 “Indiana Jones” MB 300 Staff Car (Ex Paramount Studios)

Lucky Collector Car Auctions, the semi-annual auction series hosted by Tacoma’s LeMay Marymount Event Center, is raiding Hollywood’s “automotive ark” for new and unusual “Exes”. With an already high representation of historic automobiles and noteworthy pedigreed consignments (which have previously … More »

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2014 Prewar Market Report

Prices for “Blue Chip” cars such as Auburn Speedsters remain strong.

The usual suspects remain hot, but there but there are still bargains to be had By Gerald Perschbacher (LL.D.) Editor’s note: Longtime Old Cars Weekly readers recognize Gerald Perschbacher as an expert in the prewar field through his many articles … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: August 14, 2014


Q. I found this emblem in an antique store and would like to identify what year Pontiac it came from. It has a large nut on the back, and the bright work looks like a combination of chrome and nickel. … More »

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Monterey 2014 Travel Guide

Heading to the Monterey Peninsula this August for the week-long collector car  extravaganza? Here are some of the main attractions – from concours to auctions: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m. Location: 18th Fairway of the Pebble Beach … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: August 7, 2014


Q. I bought a 1958 Biscayne in which the interior had been redone. Whoever did the headliner covered the mounting area for the sun visors. There is a nickel-sized hole on the driver’s side, which I have searched with my … More »

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REVISED: Minnesota Antique Car Run announces tour stops

England's John Biggs navigates his 1904 Ford during the Commemorative Run between London and Brighton, England.  He will be part of the 28th Annual New London to New Brighton Run on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

  The New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run is scheduled to begin at 7 am on Saturday, August 9, from New London’s Peace Lutheran Church parking lot. The Run will feature 60+ veteran cars from 1908 or earlier … More »

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