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Chapouris made bold tracks through hot-rodding world

Famed hot-rod builder Pete Chapouris died Jan. 6 at age 76 following a stroke. Chapouris grew up in the California hot rodding scene in the 1950s and began building and customizing his own cars. In 1971, he went to work at  Blair’s speed shop and built a chopped ’34 Ford coupe that gained wide...

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Atlantic City Auction & Car Show welcomes NASCAR Driver, Joey Logano

  Atlantic City – The Atlantic City Car Show and Auction will welcome Nascar driver, Joey Lagano to this year’s show. Eight-year NASCAR veteran, elite racer and future of the sport will be available for autographs and photo ops Saturday and Sunday, February 11-12 from 2-4 p.m. See Joey’s famous number twenty-two Penske Chevrolet all weekend long. You can also meet...

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Vermont bill to provide single plate for pleasure cars introduced

Vermont legislation (H. 16) was introduced to provide that motor vehicles registered as pleasure cars may display only a single plate on the rear of the vehicle. Under Vermont law “pleasure cars” are defined as most all power propelled vehicles, except for many work vehicles including farm tractors, vehicles running only upon stationary rails...

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History’s ‘Detroit Steel’ celebrates the Motor City

New series to premiere Saturday, January 28th at 10PM ET/PT New York, NY – HISTORY’s new unscripted series “Detroit Steel” celebrates the Motor City’s automotive legacy by creating rare, custom rides that mix Detroit’s celebrated past and its evolving future. Adam Genei and the team at his car customization shop, Mobsteel, give vintage cars a modern,...

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RM Sotheby’s offers ‘no reserve’ Porsche collection

London – RM Sotheby’s announced that it will offer 42 Porsches from a Swiss collection ‘without reserve’ across a series of its global auctions in 2017. The first group of motor cars from the collection—a docket of 13 vehicles—are bound for RM’s Paris sale next month (February 8th). Spooling up the turbos amongst the collection...

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Historic motor vehicles single plate bill introduced

New York legislation (S.B. 832) was introduced to provide that a historical motor vehicle which was not manufactured with a license plate display area on the front of the vehicle may display only a single plate on the rear of the vehicle. The bill will be considered by the Senate Transportation Committee.   You Can Shape...

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JLB Autocrib Porsche collection at Auctions America

Fort Lauderdale, Florida –  Auctions America will kick start its 2017 auction season in March by presenting the JLB Autocrib Collection—one of the nation’s preeminent Porsche collections— ‘without reserve’. Comprising a group of 25 Porsches along with an extensive groups of Porsche automobilia, the collection will be a highlight of Auctions America’s 15th annual Fort Lauderdale...

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Car of the Week – 1967 ‘Cherokee’ Camaro

    The Cherokee show car is the perfect vehicle to spotlight for the Camaro’s 50th anniversary this year. Ford invented the “pony car” with the 1965 Mustang. GM was playing catch-up. One idea was to make potential buyers think of the Camaro as a “cousin” to the Corvette. But, another way to promote...

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Former OCW editor Bob Lemke passes

By T.S. O’Connell Robert “Bob” Lemke, 65, a pioneering figure in the baseball card and sports collectibles arena and a noted author and editor, died of congestive heart failure on Jan. 3 at a hospital near his home in Alexandria, Pa. Lemke also lived part of the year in Iola, Wis., where he had...

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Is your car calendar worthy?

Would you like to see your vehicle pictured in the 2018 Old Cars Weekly Reader Rides collector calendar? The Old Cars Weekly staff invites readers to submit digital images, color slides or transparencies of their vehicles for use in our 2018 calendar. Your vehicle just might be included among the 13 (one cover and...