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Rare Road Race Lincoln at Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum

The only known surviving “Road Race Lincoln,” a 1954 Lincoln Capri that took first place in the 1954 Carrera Panamericana race, will be on display at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum from July 15 through September 15. The car, which finished first in the Big Stock Car class, is on loan from the...

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It was more than a truck

By Ashley Hill LOUIS, Missouri –  The year was 1977 and if you turned on the radio you would have likely heard Rod Stewart’s “Tonight’s the Night.” President Jimmy Carter was in office, Saturday Night Fever had officially sparked the disco inferno, and a man named Richard Schoonover was purchasing a new, red Ford F150...

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Orphans defy rain, tour Annapolis area

  Despite the threat of rain, the 27th annual Orphan Car Tour took place under partly-sunny skies on Saturday, June 4 in the vicinity of Annapolis, Maryland. Shortly before noon on that day 28 cars ranging in vintage from 1941 to 1981 (with one late-model S.U.V. sneaking in) left the Annapolis Moose Lodge and...

Club Corvette of Connecticut announced today that it will hold its 24th Annual Corvette Show on Sunday, July 10 at Moroso Performance Products in Guilford, Conn. Visit one of the largest all-Corvette shows in the Northeast on July 10, 2016 in Guilford Conn. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. Admission is $6.00 per person, children under 12 are free. Vendors will be on site offering Corvette and automotive memorabilia; a variety of foods, beverages and other refreshments will also be available for purchase. Rain date July 17. (PRNewsFoto/Club Corvette of CT)

Club Corvette of Conn. to host 24th Annual Corvette Show July 10

One of Largest Corvette Events in Northeast; All Proceeds Benefit Connecticut Food Bank GUILFORD, Conn. /PRNewswire/ — Club Corvette of Connecticut announced that it will hold its 24th Annual Corvette Show on Sunday, July 10 at Moroso Performance Products in Guilford, Conn.   One of the largest Corvette-only judged shows in the Northeast, the event...

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Chip Foose 2016 SEMA Hall of Fame inductee

Huntington Beach, Calif. –  Internationally acclaimed automotive designer and master fabricator Chip Foose has been selected by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) as an inductee into the organization’s prestigious SEMA Hall of Fame. Foose will be honored July 29 at the SEMA Installation Gala in Pomona, Calif. for his outstanding career and contributions...

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Chet Krause: 1923-2016

Old Cars Weekly founder was giant in publishing, hobbies, philanthropy  IOLA, Wis.- Chester L. “Chet” Krause, the founder of Old Cars Weekly and an iconic figure in the old car community and many other hobby circles, died June 25 at age 92 of natural causes. Krause built a hobby publishing empire, Krause Publications, that started...

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‘Barn find’ collection headed to auction

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. _ Whether you are high level automobile collector or maybe just a hobbyist, all car guys look for that one “BARN FIND!” Most dream of finding one, or if you’re lucky, two rare pieces in a lifetime. The Joe R. Pyle Complete Auction Company rolled back the barn doors this spring...

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Eight cars worth restoring

By Matthew Young Whether you’re just an enthusiast of classic cars or have always dreamed of flipping them, you’ve probably considered restoring a classic car or two. After all, there are few things finer than taking a piece of abandoned or neglected automotive history and transforming it back into a work of art. It...

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1932 Packard tops Ault Park Concours awards

CINCINNATI _ A 1932 Packard Custom Dietrich 904 stationary coupe owned by Gene and Sally Perkins of Greenwood, Ind., earned the William K. Victor Best of Show award at the recent 2016 Ault Park Concours d’Elegance June 12. Best of Show Esprit de Sport was awarded to a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S N.A.R.T. Spider...

Both cars see the light of day for the first time in 40 years.

Old Chevy steel makes for a great weekend

By Joe Whitaker The phone rang in early April. The caller was a south Florida man who had a friend who knew about “those classic Chevy guys” in Sanford, Fla.. This man, John Lomonaco, had just lost his dad and was looking for someone to help him sell his dad’s collection of old Chevys...