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Happy Birthday, Sir Henry Royce of Rolls-Royce

Sir Frederick Henry Royce, OBE, would have been 150 years old on this day.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars today celebrates 150 years since the birth of one of the company’s founders, Sir Frederick Henry Royce, OBE. A modest genius that referred to himself simply as a ‘mechanic’, Royce had a simple engineering philosophy – the … More »

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Last Saab automobiles head to auction

The auction includes two examples of the 9-3 Cabriolet Independence Edition, the special model made in 2011 to celebrate Saab's first year as an independent car manufacturer. The intention was to produce 366 cars, but production was stopped due to the bankruptcy and today there are only 38 examples to be found in the world.

Last Saabs up for Auction GOTHENBURG, Sweden: The last unique Saabs are now going to auction at KVD’s marketplace  http://www.kvd.se . Among the lots are cars that were built in very limited numbers, and a number of car models that … More »

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1971 Dodge Charger ‘Last Hemi’ to debut at Food Lion AutoFair

71 Hemi Charger

Last original Hemi — a ’71 Charger R/T — to make its first post-restoration debut The last documented car to leave any Chrysler plant with a factory-installed 426 HEMI engine will make its first public appearance after restoration during the … More »

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1966 Mustang owner’s quandary: Restore it or drive it?

A restored 1966 Ford Mustang is a thing of beauty. Check out this coupe restored by Jeff Lilly Restorations in Texas.

Readers sometimes give us more credit than we deserve. We don’t have a crystal ball or an understanding of Nostradamus’ writings, and we can’t predict the future.  However, we can sometimes offer solid advice as in the case of this … More »

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Automodello Mormon Meteor model is a work of art

Automodello's 1:24 art piece of Ab Jenkins' Duesenberg Special, a.k.a. "Mormon Meteor."

This Automodello 1:24 model of the supercharged Duesenberg Special (a.k.a. “Mormon Meteor”) was recently featured in Old Cars Weekly. The more we look at the model, the more we like it, so I thought I would post the review here … More »

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Legislation introduced in U.S. Senate to prevent sale of E15 gasoline

Legislation Introduced in U.S. Senate to Prevent Sale of E15 Gasoline SEMA Action Network Update: Legislation (S. 344) has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to prohibit the introduction of gasoline containing over 10 percent ethanol into the marketplace. Over … More »

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Ferrari GTO and Cobra Daytona Coupe to share spotlight at Simeone museum

The Simeone Automotive Museum's Cobra Daytona Coupe and Ferrari GTO will be featured Feb. 23, 2013, during a Demo Days presentation.

A Ferrari GTO and Daytona Cobra Coupe — two of the world’s most desirable race cars — will be featured at the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, Pa., on Feb. 23 in a very special indoor Demo Day. Beginning promptly … More »

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Former George Lucas 1948 Tucker to be offered at RM Auctions’ Amelia Island sale

The 1948 Tucker formerly owned by George Lucas and to be offered during RM Auctions' Amelia Island sale.

The 1948 Tucker 48 formerly owned by film maker George Lucas will be offered during RM Auctions‘ annual sale as the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, to be held this year in Amelia Island, Fla., on … More »

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Connecticut may increase property taxes on collector vehicles

Connecticut Reintroduces Bill to Increase Property Taxes on Antique/Rare/Special Interest Motor Vehicles SEMA Action Network Update: The governor has introduced legislation (S.B. 843) to eliminate a provision in the Connecticut statutes that allows antiques, rare or special interest motor vehicles … More »

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‘Single License Plate’ Bill Introduced in Texas Legislature

Single License Plate Bill Introduced in Texas Legislature SEMA Action Network Update: Legislation (H.B. 557) to require the issuance of a single motor vehicle license plate for attachment at the rear of the vehicle was introduced in the Texas House … More »

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