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1964 Impala auction purchase was second choice

1964 Chevrolet Impala  at the Lambrecht Chevrolet auction.

The 1964 Chevrolet Impala two-door hardtop that sold at the Lambrecht Chevrolet auction last September in Pierce, Neb., was actually the buyer’s second choice. More »

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Ten Mustangs sure to make any pony car lover salivate

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Photos by Al Rogers; story by John Gunnell   A racer’s race car: Shelby GT-350 Racer Bobby Rahal won Indy championships in 1986, 1987 and 1992. In 1986, he took the Indy 500. He won there again as a team … More »

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Mustang ‘pilot cars’ paved way for the pony

Pre-production 1965 Mustang (Courtesy Ford Motor Co.)

Models, pre-production cars and a lot of trial and error were all part of Ford’s development plan By Bob Fria The two-seat 1962 Mustang concept car and the four-seat 1963 Mustang II concept car were the first Fords to use … More »

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1969 Mustang was ‘hottest thing going’

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The 1969 Ford Mustang’s tag line — “Hottest thing going” — was truth in advertising at its best. More »

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VanDerBrink to auction off Lowell Lundberg Collection

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The Lowell Lundberg Collection of classic cars and parts will be sold by VanDerBrink Auctions in West Fargo, N.D., on June 14. More »

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Final Corvette recovered from sinkhole

Recovered 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 ends quest to save museum Corvettes.

The last of the “Great 8″ Corvettes has been pulled from the depths of the 40 foot wide by 60 foot deep sinkhole that collapsed within the Skydome building of the National Corvette Museum exactly eight weeks ago. More »

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Corvette sinkhole update: 7 down, 1 to go

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  On Feb. 12, a sinkhole collapsed within the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, taking eight prized Corvettes with it. Five were recovered in varying conditions by mid-March. Then, the construction team began the tedious process of removing dirt from … More »

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Iola Old Car Show seeking Mustangs for 2014 event

This 1965 Ford Mustang owned by William Ford, Fond du Lac, Wis., will be featured at the 2014 Iola Old Car Show.

In addition to the event theme “Four for All in ‘14”, Iola will also be celebrating 50 Years of Mustang. More »

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Easter pilgrimage: See the Popemobile turned ‘Saint’ car

In 1982, the British design firm of Ogle crafted the first bulletproof Popemobile on a Range Rover chassis. The raised “telephone booth” at the rear raises overall height of the car to 102 inches.

The Popemobile – a 1982 Range Rover – is currently part of the “Celebrating the Lives and Deaths of the Popes” exhibit at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, Texas. More »

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Enjoy an evening with the Tuckers

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  Want to spend “An Evening with The Tuckers”? The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pa., will host an incredible evening centered around Tucker – the automobile and the family – on Friday, April 25, from 6-9 … More »

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