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1970 Pontiac GTO Convertible (Lot S105)
Photo by Carol Duckworth, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions

Mecum in Kansas City March 11-12

Mecum Collector Car Auction at the Kansas City Convention Center March 11-12 For more than 20 years, Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, has regularly held auctions at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Mo. That history continues March 11-12 as an estimated 700 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes,...

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Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance to honor Mickey Gilley

The 7th Annual Keels & Wheels Uncorked event will honor legendary entertainer and recording artist Mickey Gilley on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Wynden, located at 1025 Post Oak Lane Houston 77056.    Guests are invited to mingle alongside Gilley and Master of Ceremonies Radio Host Sam Malone...

SEMA submitted comments in opposition to a regulation proposed by the EPA that would prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars. (PRNewsFoto/SEMA (Specialty Equipment...)

EPA seeks to prohibit conversion of vehicles into racecars

SEMA to oppose action as threat to modified racecars and parts suppliers WASHINGTON, PRNewswire — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars. The regulation would also make the sale of certain products for use on such vehicles illegal. The proposed regulation...

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Reggie Jackson partners with Rick Cole Auctions

California-based Rick Cole Auctions has announced baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson has acquired an ownership interest in the company. Jackson, a longtime car enthusiast and collector, joins company founder Rick Cole and Terry Price as a full partner in the firm. “I’ve enjoyed my relationship with Terry and Rick for decades and have...

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IOLA ’16 to feature trucks and Chargers

The 2016 Iola Car Show in Iola, Wis., will feature all Dodge Chargers, from the original 1966 to today’s Hellcat, and trucks of all sizes and makes. Owners of trucks and Chargers are invited to register their vehicles for the displays. If it weren’t for the Dodge Charger sub-theme, the 2016 Iola Car Show...

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Q & A with Kit Foster: February 11, 2016

Q. Jim Sikora of Western Springs, Ill., asked about the “GM Powerama 1955” (Oct. 29). I was a production coordinator between the H.B. Stubbs Co. of Warren, Mich., the builders of the  Powerama, and GM Styling’s Product and Exhibit Design Group, the designers of that extravaganza of General Motors non-automotive division’s products in 1955....

RecordBreaking Ferarri

$35.7 million sale of Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti

Paris – Friday, February 5, 2016, shortly after 6:50 p.m., at the Retromobile Salon, Artcurial Motorcars, the collectors’ car department at Artcurial recorded one of the most expensive car sales at auction ever, under the gavel of Maitre Hervé Poulain. The iconic 1957 Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti, from the Pierre Bardinon Collection was bought by an international...

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Dealer’s Choice

S.D. dealership gets plenty of business from overseas enthusiasts From a dealership surrounded by cornfields in Sioux Falls, S.D., Frankman Motor Company Classics sells collector vehicles to all corners of the United States, and the world. At any given time, national and international buyers can select from about 100 vintage cars and trucks at Frankman Motor...

Images from the Membership Reception, held for the opening of the Michelangelo exhibit at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, Friday evening, February 8, 2013.

New Executive Director at Studebaker National Museum

  Studebaker National Museum Board of Trustees President, Michael Kendzicky, announced the hiring of Patrick Slebonick as Executive Director, of the Studebaker National Museum, effective February 1, 2016. Prior to joining the Studebaker National Museum, Mr. Slebonick served as Associate Director at the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg, Virginia. In that role he...

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$93 million in sales at Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Mecum Kissimmee Auction, the world’s largest classic and collector car auction, held Jan. 15-24, combined with post-auction sales brought in $93 million, setting a new record total for the company. The two full road art days brought outstanding sales in the memorabilia collecting realm with 1,300 items sold, including a...