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Restoration parts pioneer Ralph Eckler dies

Howard Eckler, 74, the owner of Eckler Industries, passed away on April 23. Eckler was born Feb. 1, 1942 in Rock Island, Ill., to Leslie and Velma Eckler. In 1961, his company—then called Eckler’s Corvette Parts—started as an outgrowth of a one-man body shop that he operated in Rock Island. In 1972, Eckler published...

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Peter Boyle wins Best of Show at Pinehurst

  VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C.– A 1928 Isotta Fraschini 8ASS owned by Peter Boyle of Oil City, Pa., captured the Best in Show at the 2016 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance – Boyle’s second victory at Pinehurst Resort in the first four years of the classic car showcase. Boyle, whose car was shown in the Pre-War...

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‘Barn Find’ Shelby 350 goes to auction

New York – Bonhams announced the consignment of a very special car to its classic automobile auction in June: a recently discovered 1966 Shelby GT 350 “Carry-Over Car.” When new, the powerful GT Fastback was used as a demonstration and competition car by the Ford dealership of Framingham, Massachusetts. After being sold and logging...

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BMW at America’s Car Museum

TACOMA, Wash. – To celebrate 100 years of BMW, America’s Car Museum (ACM) is opening a new exhibit on May 7 – “BMW: Propelling a Century of Innovation” – to highlight some of the brand’s most gripping vehicles. BMW has amassed a strong sub-culture by redefining performance luxury vehicles, such as the 1973 BMW...

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21st Annual Keels and Wheels Concours d’Elegance

Seabrook, Texas – Classic car and antique boat enthusiasts from all over the United States explored the grounds of Lakewood Yacht Club April 23 through April 24 for the 21st Annual Keels and Wheels Concours d’Elegance. Keith Martin, Publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine and star of the TV program, “What’s My Car Worth“, served as the Master of...

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One-of-a-kind Hemi Barracuda ‘Mod Top’ stolen

According to the New York Daily News, a rare 1970 Plymouth “Mod Top” Barracuda owned by noted collector, Steven Juliano, was stolen from his Pelham Manor garage shortly after midnight on April 26th. The car was estimated to be worth $1.4 million dollars. Juliano was planning on having it transported with three other vehicles...

Open House Car Show

Cars Inc. Open House and Car Show

Cars Inc. will be celebrating 40 years of business selling classic car parts with an open house and car show. The open house and car show will take place June 4th, 2016 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. The location will be 2600 Bond Street, Rochester, Mich. Cars Inc. stated that there will be: Hourly...

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Unique driving experience at the Gilmore Car Museum

Imagine your next car without a gas pedal, fuel gauge or windshield wipers. No, it’s not the latest version of the Google self-driving car nor the newest model Tesla electric car.  It’s technology that was introduced by Henry Ford more than 100 years ago on the Ford Model T. And you can learn to...