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Drew Brees ’69 Camaro SS at Vicari Auction

  NEW ORLEANS – The Vicari Auction Company is returning to the Big Easy for its 5th annual New Orleans Collector Car Auction on July 11. Up to 200 classics are expected to cross the auction block during the July auction held at Mardi Gras World on the New Orleans East Bank. The New...

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Texas auto dealer arrested during his auction

Old Cars Weekly reporter Greg Riley was on the scene of a car auction-turned-crime bust on Saturday, June 27. Texas authorities arrested three and impounded 56 cars. Note that charges have been filed but no one has been convicted. The case is under investigation. Read Riley’s firsthand account of the event… By Greg Riley...

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2015 Collector Car Appreciation Day is July 10

Join us at the Iola Old Car Show for Collector Car Appreciation Day! The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 196 (S. Res. 196) designating July 10, 2015, as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The Resolution was requested by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry...

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10 things to see and do at 2015 Iola Old Car Show

Annual Wisconsin shindig is a feast for old car junkies The 2015 Iola Old Car Show will be held July 9-11 on the event’s dedicated showgrounds and around the Old Cars Weekly office in Iola, Wis. For this year’s event, show organizers have assembled a slate of great displays and new activities to keep...

U.S. Congress introduces bill to reform ethanol mandate

Legislation (HR 704) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to prohibit the sale of E15 (gasoline that is 15% ethanol) and eliminate the federal Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) mandate that 15 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol be blended into the U.S. fuel supply each year.  The EPA has turned to sales...

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Ryan Evans from Count’s Kustoms to visit Iola Old Car Show

  Vintage Works will have the opportunity to be a sponsor of the Iola Old Car Show this year, and is excited to bring a special guest to Iola. Mark your calendars, because Ryan Evans from Count’s Kustoms in Las Vegas will be with Vintage Works for two days at Iola at the Teamed...

Omix-ADA has added a 1959 Jeep FC-150 (above) and a 1978 Jeep J-10 (below) to their corporate collection in Suwannee, Georgia. Photo Credit: Omix-ADA

Omix-ADA expands historic Jeep collection

  SUWANEE, Ga. – Omix-ADA®, the world’s largest independent manufacturer and wholesaler of Jeep® parts and accessories, today announced the addition of two rare civilian Jeeps to its Jeep Collection at the company’s Suwanee, Ga., headquarters. Following a lengthy search, a 1978 Jeep J-10 pickup and 1959 Jeep FC-150 cab forward pickup were added...

Don “Big Daddy” Garlits, the world-famous drag racer, innovated from behind the wheel and one of those cars to sport his innovations is Swamp Rat 12-A.

Iola ready to rumble with ‘Pace and Race’ car show theme

  Iola will shake, rumble and roar July 9-11 as it celebrates the storied performance history of Wisconsin and America with its 2015 theme “Pace and Race.” The 43rd annual Iola Old Car Show will feature a gathering of pace cars and race cars from across the country its theme exhibits. Already, pace cars...

Lot S95: 1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback. 12,160 Miles, 10 MCA Thoroughbred Gold Awards

Mecum Seattle Auction slate loaded with muscle

  Mecum Auctions will host its second annual classic and collector car auction in Seattle at CenturyLink Field Event Center June 5-6 with an anticipated lineup of 600 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, hot rods, Resto Mods and more expected to cross the auction block. Among the main attractions consigned for the Mecum Seattle...