Under the Hood

Playboy prototype to be joined by playmates at Saratoga Automobile Museum

An original ad for the 1946-'48 Playboy car.

The original Playboy prototype will have three — possibly four — playmates the weekend of Sept. 26-28, 2014. That weekend, the Saratoga Automobile Museum will host an unofficial reunion of the rare compact cars during a concours at the museum, … More »

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75-year-old Morris, Oklahoma, Car Collection to Cross Auction Block

This photo sums up the Hessom estate sale: Model A parts and a Model A vehicle.

Sale in Morris to include many Ford Model A car and truck models, many Model A and other Ford parts The Ford Model A cars and trucks, and the seemingly endless amount of spare parts for “Henry’s Lady” and other … More »

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Last Chance: 4,000 old cars in East Troy to be crushed by winter 2014

There are more than 30 cars from the 1950s in the 4,000-car inventory of Troy Auto Parts. Most of the inventory contains 1960s and 1970s American cars.

When the snow begins to fly this winter in East Troy, Wis., there will be 4,000 less old cars left to give their last bit of parts. More »

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New CNBC TV program ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ to premiere Aug. 31

Jay Leno to cover Monterey auction and show week in new program on CNBC.

CNBC will premiere “Jay Leno’s Garage: The Ultimate Car Week” on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 10PM ET/PT. Based on his Emmy-winning web series “Jay Leno’s Garage,” this special takes viewers into the heart of Monterey in August, America’s ultimate automotive … More »

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Elvis’ last Cadillac to be sold at first Auction at Graceland sale

The first-ever auction at Graceland will feature the last Cadillac bought and driven by Elvis Presley.

1976 Seville and other Elvis pieces to be sold in auction at Graceland   The last Cadillac purchased by Elvis for his personal use — and the last Cadillac known to have been driven by the King of Rock ‘n’ … More »

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AM VAN AMC concept heads to Kenosha County for AMO meet

Bortz Auto Collection loans the ‘CONCEPT 80’ AMC AM VAN to the Kenosha County Historical Society for display throughout Kenosha Homecoming The Kenosha County Historical Society will be displaying the 1977 AMC AM VAN prototype from this July to September … More »

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Airflow meet in Springfield to feature Art Deco Chrysler, De Soto and Dodge truck models

The Airflow cheated the wind like the super streamliner trains of the Art Deco era.

Only a few hundred Airflow automobiles are believed to still exist and this week, fans of the wind-cheating Airflow models from Chrysler, De Soto and Dodge’s truck line can examine some of the survivors up close and personal during the … More »

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Details of a 283 powered 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan with 2 miles

The dusty 283-cid V-8 in the 2-mile 1959 Bel Air, before Smith began cleaning the car. Note the overspray of Chevy orange paint on the exhaust manifold.

Myron Smith and his father each bought new 1959 Chevrolets — 55 years apart. The elder Smith bought a new El Camino, and Myron bought one of the five unsold 1959 Chevrolet four-doors from the Lambrecht Collection auction on Sept. … More »

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National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum becomes reality

The National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum will open this September in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Ypsilanti will host new Hudson car museum The Hudson Essex Terraplane Historical Society announced an agreement with the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum to establish the National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum in the old Miller Motors Dealership.  Miller Motors was … More »

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Austie Clark 1911 Mercer Raceabout will cross Monterey auction block

The Henry Austin "Austie" Clark Jr 1911 Mercer Raceabout.

Austie Clark’s 1911 Mercer Raceabout to be auctioned in Monterey August 15-16 A special 1911 Mercer Raceabout once owned by Henry Austin “Austie” Clark Jr., who literally wrote the book with Beverly Rae Kimes on Mercer and more than 5,000 … More »

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