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Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance will pay homage to this year’s Honorary Chairman, Edsel B. Ford II, and the entire Ford family with these three 1956 Continental Mark IIs currently owned by Jim Schmidt and his son, Rick.

Hilton Head Island Motoring Fest features cars of the rich and famous

  HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing automotive and motorsports enthusiast event weeks, takes a more glamorous approach with its annual “Life” exhibit and presents Life of the Rich & Famous sponsored by Marriott Vacation Club. Life of the...

Top-seller: The Moir Family’s 1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster headlined the two-day sale, bringing an incredible $1,100,000.

$1.1 million V-16 Roadster leads RM Hershey sale

  HERSHEY, Pa. – RM Auctions celebrated the annual AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet Oct. 9-10 with its best Hershey performance to date: $14,074,250 in total sales with a very strong 93 percent of all lots sold. Generated by the sale of 157 vehicles and select memorabilia before a packed auction room, results from...

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Classic car storage building fire causes $2M damage

WELD COUNTY, Colo. – A large storage building that houses dozens of classic cars caught fire in Weld County Wednesday morning, damaging or destroying about 70 vehicles, according to one owner. Investigators, along with ATF agents, were at the site on Lowell Lane near Erie into the evening. Leonard Johnson, who owned more than...

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‘World Races to Hershey’ for 2014 Fall Meet

As the poster art above indicates, the world is racing to Hershey for the AACA Eastern Divisional Fall Meet. Hershey Region and the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) will welcome antique and collectible car enthusiasts from all over the globe Oct. 8-11. Visit the flea market with 3,000 vendors, wander among the 1,200-plus...

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Fall Carlisle celebrates 40 years

Carlisle Events is in the midst of its 40th Anniversary season and the upcoming Fall Carlisle is the show where it all began in 1974. This year’s Fall Carlisle runs Oct. 1-5 at the Carlisle, Pa. Fairgrounds and this time around, everyone will step into the proverbial way-back machine as charter vendors are recognized...

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Big John’s Ford collection reflects work ethic, business savvy

When you hear the song “Big John,” you’d think that this song was written about John Saathaff, owner of Big John’s Ford in Minden, Nebraska. This tall Nebraskan is the picture of perseverance, dedication and business savvy. For John, lessons in business and survival were learned at an early age. John’s determination was not...