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Storm wrecks Minnesota V-8 Ford meet

The Central National Meet of the Early Ford V-8 Club Of America that was scheduled to be held at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake in Brainerd, Minn., from July 12-16 was canceled when the resort closed due to a storm that blew through the area with little warning on Sunday, July...

Volo Museum hoping to buy Bubba Watson’s General Lee

  The Volo Auto Museum in northern Illinois plans to keep displaying one of the Confederate flag-emblazoned cars used in the TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Brian Grams, museum director, says he’s gotten lots queries about whether the car will stay amid calls around the country for Confederate flags to...

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...

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…...

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...

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...

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...