Under the Hood

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Seville fetches record $150,000 at Mecum Kissimmee sale

No price guide — not Old Cars Report Price Guide, not NADA, not Kelley Blue Book, not Cars That Matter — not one of them has a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Seville two-door hardtop valued at six figures.  In fact, no … More »

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Florida car club to rally around new ethanol-free gas station

Past readers of this blog know that I am not a fan of the EPA’s push to add increasing amounts of ethanol to gasoline. Noting the harmful effects of ethanol on small engines and vintage vehicles, thousands of fuel stations … More »

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Josh Malks’ 1936 Cord 810 donated to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

Cord 810 and owner Josh Malks known for their worldwide travels Betty Malks has donated the late Josh B. Malks’ 1936 Cord 810 Westchester sedan to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Ind. Malks was recognized around the … More »

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Corky Coker stars in new TV show ‘Backroad Gold’ on Travel Channel

Promotional poster for "Backroad Gold" featuring Corky Coker.

Corky Coker and family will hunt hidden treasures in ‘Backroad Gold’ show For decades, Corky Coker and his family have been putting collectors on the road with the authentic tires they make. Now, collectors and the world at large can … More »

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New Jersey bill would expand use of historic vehicles

New Jersey Reintroduces Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles SEMA Action Network legislative update: Legislation (A.B. 2199) that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit their use for pleasure driving one day per week … More »

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Chrysler La Comtesse show car and Packard concepts to appear at 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

At the exterior, the La Comtesse further featured a rear spare tire carrier and wire wheels.

10 Packard concept cars and Chrysler La Comtesse add dream factor to Amelia Island concours Of late, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has been a hot spot for postwar concept cars, and the momentum is continuing for the 2014. On … More »

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Shelby Cobra Daytona coupe first automobile to be recorded for Library of Congress

CSX 2287, one of six Shelby Cobra Daytona coupes, will be the first automobile to be documented by the HVA.

1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (CSX2287) Makes History Again CSX2287 Becomes First Automobile Recorded Under U.S. Heritage Documentation Standards Historic Vehicle Association and U.S. Department of the Interior to Document America’s Automotive Treasures WASHINGTON — The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) … More »

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Kansas considers anti-hobbyist ‘nuisance car’ bill

If the bill passes, cars such as this Cadillac would be considered a 'nuisance' and could be removed from the owner's property by  government agents.

Kansas considers anti-hobbyist ‘nuisance car’ bill SEMA Action Network Alert Anti-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill to be Considered by Committee on Jan. 21, 2014 Legislation (H.B. 2247) to provide counties with the authority to remove from private property motor vehicles deemed … More »

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Unveiled: 1953 Buick Wildcat pre-production model in 1:18 scale

A rear view of the Minichamps 1:18 model if the 1953 Buick Wildcat I.

Just in time for Joe Bortz‘s birthday today, Minichamps sent the famous concept car collector this pre-production 1:18 mockup of his 1953 Buick Wildcat dream car. Bortz received this mockup of the forthcoming model so that it could be edited … More »

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VanDerBrink holds Lambrecht Chevrolet Collection second-chance auction

Kicking yourself for not bidding on the Lambrecht car of your dreams? During the next 10 days, you’ll have one final chance to buy a car or truck at no reserve from the highly publicized auction in Pierce, Neb. According  … More »

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