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The 1954 Mercury XM-800 today, owned by Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage.

Mercury XM-800 concept car to appear at 2012 Iola Old Car Show

Stephen Murphy, curator and restoration specialist at Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage, today confirmed the 1954 Mercury XM-800 concept car from The Richard H. Driehaus Collection would appear at the Iola Old Car Show from July 12-15 in Iola, Wis. According to Old Cars Weekly‘s out-of-print book “American Dream Cars,” the XM-800 was originally billed...

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Engines will rev along the Emerald Coast

Classic cars, hot rods and the young and old people who love them will gear up for the seventh annual Emerald Coast Cruizin’ to be held Nov. 7-12 in Panama City Beach, Fla. The event’s fun, food and music takes place at Frank Brown Park along Panama City Beach Parkway, as well as at...

Fords to be featured at Fall Jefferson

Fall is here and so is the 34th Annual Fall Jefferson Swap Meet and Car Show on Sept. 23-25 in Jefferson, Wis. The featured vehicles will be all Fords, and a 1968 Shelby will be on display in the main building. The Swap Meet and Car Corral are open all weekend, and the Car...

Car enthusiasts gear up for Fall Carlisle

The 2011 Carlisle Events season schedule will wrap in the coming weeks with Fall Carlisle Sept. 28-Oct. 2 at the Carlisle, Pa., Fairgrounds and Carlisle Expo Center. Carlisle’s flagship event has been held annually since 1974 and historically attracts more than 90,000 automotive enthusiasts hoping to snag a great deal in the swap meet,...

Beach bound? Check out our Monterey Travel Guide

1886 Benz 3-Wheel Patent Motor Wagon. Copyright © 2010 by Kimball Studios Courtesy of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Want to know where to go and when while in Monterey? Stop sweating and start packing, because the Old Cars Weekly staff has prepared this list with the aid of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to...

Texas offers another big thing: Concours coming

HOUSTON, Texas — America’s fourth biggest city is set to play host to what promises to become one of the nation’s foremost collector car gatherings. Organizers of the Concours d’Elegance of Texas have confirmed that its inaugural event will launch in the spring of 2012, at Houston’s elegant La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa...

Hot August Nights marks silver anniversary

Recognized as the largest classic car and nostalgia festival in the United States, Hot August Nights is back for another year and celebrating its 25th anniversary. Hot August Nights includes two venues in 2011. The first stop is South Lake Tahoe from Aug. 6-9. The real, original Hot August Nights then takes to the...

‘Big Daddy’ Garlits headlines Back to the Bricks

FLINT, Michigan – Don “Big Daddy” Garlits, a drag racing icon, will be making appearances at one of the country’s most-popular car festivals – Flint’s Back to the Bricks Cruise Festival. “For generations of motorheads, the name Don Garlits is synonymous with drag racing – he’s truly a legend in the sport,” said Al...

Milwaukee Masterpiece celebrates autos as art

The 1961 Covington Tiburon based on a 356 Porsche will participate  in the 2011 Milwaukee Masterpiece. MILWAUKEE — With Lake Michigan as its backdrop, The Milwaukee Masterpiece celebrates the automobile as art and heart-pounding excitement Aug. 27-28. Benefiting Jewish Family Services Inc., the Milwaukee Masterpiece features rare cars and unique people from around the...