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Left to right: Mark Gessler, President, HVA and Vice President FIVA; co-owner Stewart Laidlaw; co-owner Kirk Bewley; and Hagerty CEO, McKeel Hagerty. Photo courtesy of Historic Vehicle Association

FIVA Preservation awards at Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach, CA – The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) awarded two Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) preservation trophies at the 66th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 21, 2016.  The FIVA Pre-War Preservation Trophy was awarded to the 1902 Thomas, Model No. 17, owned by Kirk Bewley of Sacramento, California and Stewart...

E-Type Roadster Chassis No 850092 (left) and E-Type Coupe Chassis No 860005 (right) left Jaguar's factory in 1961, reunited today at CMC

Jaguars reunited after 55 years

Two Jaguar E-types that were both built on Aug. 21, 1961 on the production line at Browns Lane in Coventry have been reunited at Classic Motor Cars (CMC) of Bridgnorth in Shropshire, United Kingdom, to celebrate their 55th birthdays. One E-Type was the first production inside bonnet lock right-hand-drive fixed head coupe; the other...

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California Year-of-Manufacture Bill signed into law

Legislation (S.B. 1429) to expand the authorization of year-of-manufacture license plates to include owners of 1980 or older model-year vehicles was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.  Previous law only authorized owners of vehicles that are of a 1969 or older model-year or owners of a commercial vehicle or pickup truck that is...

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AACA Museum executive director resigns

HERSHEY, Pa. _ The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum announced the departure of Executive Director Mark Lizewskie. Lizewskie had worked at the museum for five years.    The board has appointed Dennis Beck, the Museum’s accounting manager, as acting general manager.  The AACA Museum Board of Directors has begun the search process...

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Long-lost ‘Big Daddy’ Roth custom truck found

NORTH HILLS, Calif. _ Southern California’s Galpin Motors has found the long-long lost Ed “Big Daddy” Roth custom 1956 Ford F-100 pickup. The ’56 Ford is the first noteworthy custom truck ever done by the famous Rat Fink designer. In its heyday, it was used as advertising for Roth’s pinstriping business and featured a...

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1955 Jaguar D-Type tops RM Sotheby’s sale

MONTEREY, Calif. _ RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale was led by a 1955 Jaguar D-Type, chassis no. XKD 501, which sold for $21,780,000. According to RM Sotheby’s, the figure was the highest price ever achieved for a British automobile at auction. The 1956 Le Mans-winning D-Type was the subject of a 15-minute bidding contest between four collectors...

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Charlotte AutoFair returns to speedway

The Hornets Nest Region, AACA will welcome more than 150,000 collector vehicle devotees to Charlotte AutoFair on the grounds of the Charlotte Motor Speedway for four days of automotive fun Sept. 22-25. The Hornets Nest Region’s production of Charlotte AutoFair is a vast gathering of automobile enthusiasts who will find more than 1,000 collector...

A 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet owned by Richard Mattei of Paradise Valley, Arizona, was named Best of Show at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. (Credit: Ron Kimball/Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance) (PRNewsFoto/Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance)

1936 Lancia Astura shines at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. /PRNewswire/ _ The 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance concluded with first-time entrant Richard Mattei lifting the top prize high overhead soon after his 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet was named Best of Show at the prestigious competition. “I was just happy to be an entrant at Pebble Beach—and now to...

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First Camaro lights up Woodward Dream Cruise

Detroit, Mich. – The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) illuminated glass showcase containing the very first Camaro built in 1966 will light up Woodward Dream Cruise from Wednesday, August 17th through Saturday, August 20th. The special exhibition celebrates Camaro’s 50th anniversary and introduction of the Camaro model that took place in Detroit in August 1966. The first...

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ACD Automotive Museum loaned 1938 Dreyer sprint car

AUBURN, Ind. _ The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum will now feature a vintage sprint car. Built by Floyd “Pop” Dreyer, former Duesenberg employee, the car raced extensively throughout the Midwest from the 1930s until the 1950s. The Sprint Car has been restored into its original 1938 configuration. The car’s authenticity has been certified...