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US Marshals to auction collection of rare American muscle cars

Collection of nine cars from 1967-71 includes a Plymouth Superbird, three Chevrolet Yenko models and two Ford Mustangs WASHINGTON – U.S. Marshals are holding a live and Web simulcast auction in Lodi, New Jersey, Friday to sell nine rare American muscle cars, including a 1970 Plymouth Superbird. The sale follows the guilty plea of...

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Head back to school for free with ‘Oil 101: Fact or Fric­tion’

Attention, old car enthusiasts: The University of Northwestern Ohio is offering its first Mas­sive Open Online Course which is free and open to the public. “Oil 101: Fact or Fric­tion” will begin on Sept. 22. It is a four-week course, entirely online, and will be taught by Tom Grothous, Dean of the UNOH Col­lege...

Q&A with Kit Foster: September 11, 2014

Q. Regarding the “knock-off” badge emblem in the July 10 Q&A, you should get lots of answers from Wisconsin Classic Car Club members. The badge was designed by Brooks Stevens back in the 1970s for the Wisconsin Region. As I remember, Brooks was a member of the Region at the time and was the...

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Corvette Funfest 2014 honors Vets with ‘Vettes

Join Mid America Motorworks Sept. 18-21 to celebrate America’s Armed Forces and America’s Sports Car. Corvette Funfest isn’t your typical car show. With non-juried fun judging, one-of-a-kind expert seminars and a guest list including some of the best-known names in the Corvette world, it’s no wonder that Funfest has been become a must-attend event...

Q&A with Kit Foster: September 4, 2014

Q. Regarding Douglas Taylor’s search for a windshield for his 1956 Plymouth (Feb. 27 and April 17), one of the largest classic auto glass sellers is Bob’s Classic Auto Glass in Eugene, Ore., 1-800-624-2130. I’m not sure about a windshield, but they have the side glass. — Randy Mayer, Memphis, Mich. A. Thanks for...

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Twin Oaks Collection looking for a good home

  Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 Lakes and also Dennis Anderson. When a boy is growing up, they think about cars, girls, and well cars. Dennis Anderson was no exception. He bought his first vehicle, a 1934 Chevrolet when he was 11 years old and drove it up and down the driveway at...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: August 28, 2014

Q. Regarding Jim Ackmann’s lamp in the July 3 Q&A, it is a Chevrolet “Heritage Lamp.” It was awarded to Chevrolet service managers who achieved performance goals set by the Chevrolet Motor Division back in the mid 1960s. I still have my father’s lamp. He was the service manager at Merrill Chevrolet, Natick, Mass.,...

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Mullin debuts restored ’31 Bugatti

The Mullin Automotive Museum, a Southern California institution devoted to the preservation of French art and automobiles from the Art Deco era, debuted its restored 1931 Bugatti Type 50 S (chassis no. 50117) at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in mid-August. An extremely rare example, chassis no. 50117 is one of only a...

Autoseum is closing its doors

That’s right the Autoseum in Mineola, N.Y., is closing its doors August 24 at 3pm! This Sunday, from 10am-3pm, will be the last chance for the public to visit the Autoseum… until October 20. Don’t worry, they aren’t going anywhere! Over the next 2 months they plan to freshen up and revamp the museum...