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Legendary 1954 Chevrolet Corvair Dream Car recreated

Next Best Thing   By David W. Temple During much of the 1950s, General Motors sponsored a traveling exhibition dubbed the GM Motorama. While the shows featured all of the products made by GM, the primary attractions were the dream cars (“concept cars,” in today’s vernacular) and the shiny new production models. The dream...

Crossing the block as part of the Spring Carlisle Auction (April 23-24) at the Carlisle Expo Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania is a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am owned by none other than the Bandit himself, Burt Reynolds.  This car is one of 350+ consignments that Carlisle Auctions will move as part of the event which runs from approximately 3 p.m.-10 p.m. over two days.

Carlisle readies for its spring showcase

  CARLISLE, Pa. – The Spring Carlisle event will run April 22-26 and will once again welcome nearly 100,000 guests to the Carlisle, Pa., Fairgrounds to buy, sell and trade all things automotive. According to organizers, there are also activities the family can enjoy, a great array of food, automotive history on display and...

1948 Pontiac Silver Streak Woody, 35,000 original miles, likely the finest known example. Est. $150,000-$175,000. Morphy Auctions image

Morphy’s West Coast Automobile Auction debut set for April 25

  LAS VEGAS  – More than 40 fresh-to-the-market classic cars are lined up and ready to take the spotlight at Morphy’s inaugural West Coast Automobile Auction, April 25 in Las Vegas. Rare Porsches, Jaguars, ’60s muscle cars and other top-notch vehicles will be offered, each hand-chosen for the boutique event by Morphy’s uncompromising automotive...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: April 16, 2015

Q. At first there were open touring cars, and after 1926 convertibles and roadsters. My first car was a 1942 Plymouth convertible with an “automatic” hydraulic reclining top. I have not been able to find out the year or make of the very first “automatic” reclining top.  Does anyone know? — Dave Reader, via...

Kicking off 2015 and the “Year of the Duesenberg” was done in great style as Auburn resident, John Souder, unveiled this year’s poster artwork. The 2015 poster features a green hued 1923 Duesenberg on loan to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum perched perfectly in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse.

Duesenberg Thunder Run brings speed to 2015 ACD Festival

  Born out of the crucible of racing, Duesenbergs were built for speed, and many survivors will speed again this year at the Duesenberg Thunder Run and Vintage Fly-in at the Goshen Air Center in Goshen, Ind. The new event will be held Sept. 6 as part of the annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club...

Highlights from Auctions America’s most successful Fort Lauderdale sale to date, (L-R) 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition, 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe, and the 1964 ½ Ford Mustang III “Shortly” Factory Prototype  (courtesy Auctions America).

Offered for first time in 47 years, ‘Shorty’ Mustang sells for $511,550

Auctions America’s 13th annual Fort Lauderdale sale realizes more than $21.3 million in sales   FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –  Auctions America kicked off its 2015 auction season March 27-29 with a vibrant return to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., generating more than $21.3 million in total sales with 76 percent of all lots sold. The impressive...

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister Special (Lot S90.1) Photo Courtesy of Mecum Auctions

Mecum to feature 700 American muscle cars, Classics, hot rods, more

  Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, returns to the Kansas City Convention Center April 23-25 with an anticipated lineup of 700 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, hot rods, Resto Mods and more expected to cross the auction block from an estimated 20 surrounding states. Among the main attractions consigned for...

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Chevelle from ‘Fast & Furious’ to be sold in Dallas

TULSA, Okla.  — Leake Auction Company just announced the consignment of a 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle that was featured in the fourth installment of The Fast and the Furious series. This car and 450 others will cross the auction block in Dallas Market Hall, April 17-19. The Chevelle is in excellent condition. Purchased by the...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: April 2, 2015

Q. This is my father-in-law’s tow truck back in 1948 when he owned Sam’s Garage in Bridgeport, Conn. Could you help us identify the make and year of this truck? — Art Jensen, via e-mail A. At first glance, the pre-war cab-over-engine trucks of Studebaker and Dodge came to mind, but close comparison with...