Car Shows

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...

A look back at Iola 2011

We just published the 2011 “Iola in Review” issue of Old Cars Weekly and I had plenty of photos left over. Rather than let them acquire cyber dust on my hard drive, I thought I’d post a few of them here. Enjoy! P.S. Please see the note at the end of this post if...