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2015 Iola Car Show recap

  The Iola Car Show & Swap Meet is a nationally recognized premier car show. It observed its 43rd year and had 121,000 in attendance at the show featuring Pace & Race vehicles. At the annual meeting held in November, Joan Schultz, Executive Director, reported to the membership that $247,338.81 was distributed to 138...

1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti

RM Sotheby’s Driven by Disruption

RM Sotheby’s will round out its 2015 calendar on December 10, with its exclusive Driven by Disruption sale and exhibition at Sotheby’s Manhattan headquarters. The second iteration of the company’s groundbreaking New York auction, the upcoming sale features 31 creatively-styled motor cars and select memorabilia – an offering carefully curated to showcase the extremes of...


“Buy the Foot” capital campaign

The Early Ford V8 Foundation & Museum is growing  and is in dire need of an expansion of their Museum in Auburn, Indiana. They have drawn up plans to double its size to accommodate the additional displays which will enhance the museum goer’s experience. They need to raise upwards of $600,000 or so to complete the  8700 square foot...

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America’s Packard Museum ravaged by fire

On Tuesday, November 17, The Citizens Motorcar Company: America’s Packard Museum in Dayton, Ohio, sustained a devastating fire in its off-site storage warehouse in Harrison Township. Many irreplaceable Packard automobiles and artifacts were lost to the fire, which is believed to be the result of a human act and possibly vandalism. “The staff and...

The first turn of the first running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1911.
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Arizona Concours celebrates 100th running of the Indianapolis 500

  The third annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance will lead the nation’s celebration of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016 with a showing of significant Indy race-cars from the past, a display of historic artifacts and a very special public event, all of which preview the 100th running of America’s greatest motorsports spectacle.  The Arizona Concours,...

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Kick-Off the Holiday Season with “Martinis & Mistletoe”

  Tis the Season to be Jolly!  Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6 – 8 p.m. the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum will host “Martinis & Mistletoe.”  The event will include specialty drinks, light hors d’oeuvres, music, and after-hours touring. “This event is going to be a fun way to begin the holiday season,”...


Hoosier Made: World Driven

The Studebaker National Museum announced the opening of Hoosier Made: World Driven, a new exhibit that will open November 20, 2015, and run through October 3, 2016.  This exhibit is an officially endorsed Legacy Project by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. In honor of Indiana’s upcoming Bicentennial, Hoosier Made: World Driven will look at the...


New car TV show

Many in the hobby have been searching for quality car programming that does not involve “reality drama,” wrench throwing, foul language, incorrect information and lack of believability. Thanks to the folks at Chip Taylor Communications there is a new show debuting on Velocity Channel starting December 5th at 8:00 and 8:30 PM EST called...

A 1941 Studebaker Commander emerges from the Pennsylvania Turnpike tunnel. Separate tubes opposing streams of traffic and graduated fluorescent lighting to adjust motorists' eyes to the interior were incorporated in subsequent improvement programs, - PA Turnpike Commisssion

Pennsylvania Turnpike paved the way for today’s interstates part I

Gregg D. Merksamer   It is likely that the best way to understand the true importance of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which became America’s first long-distance superhighway when the initial 160-mile section between Carlisle (16 miles west of Harrisburg) and Irwin (21 miles east of Pittsburgh) opened to traffic on October 1st, 1940, is to...