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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...

The eight-car group of 1958 Corvettes brought a total of $1,170,000 at the Mecum Indy sale. The top seller came in Panama Yellow ($160,000).

Corvette Rainbow: 1958 Corvettes of every color sell at Mecum

  Story and Photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Prospective 1958 Chevrolet Corvette buyers did not have the excuse of not bidding because the ’Vettes at the Mecum Spring Classic Auction weren’t a color they liked. The May Mecum sale in Indianapolis had every factory color of ’58 Corvette to choose from and on May...

Margaret Dunning proudly shows her Packard at the 2012 Glenmoor Gathering. (Old Cars Weekly file photo)

Margaret Dunning, 104-year-old Packard owner, dies

  Margaret Dunning, perhaps today’s most famous Packard owner, died May 17 while on a hobby-related tour in California. She was 104. Dunning, a resident of Plymouth, Mich., became an Internet sensation when a New York Times video of her with her 1930 Packard 740 roadster circulated around the World Wide Web in 2013....

This 1937 Cord Phaeton Model 812, once owned by Glenn Pray, will be featured at Leake Auction’s Tulsa sale June 5-7.

Glenn Pray ‘Lost Cord’ heads to auction

  TULSA, Okla. – Leake Auction Co. recently consigned a 1937 Cord Phaeton Model 812 that was discovered in a barn where it sat for 45 years. The Cord has ties to Broken Arrow, Okla., as it was originally purchased and restored by Glenn Pray in 1953. It will cross the auction block in...

The top three sales of Auctions America’s Auburn Spring collector car weekend (Left to right - 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet, 2006 Ford GTX1 TT ‘Spyder’, 1987 Buick GNX). (Photo Credit: Mark Byler © 2015 Courtesy Auctions America.)

Late model collectibles steal the show at Auburn Spring

  AUBURN, Ind. – Auctions America hosted the first of its two annual sales at Indiana’s historic Auburn Auction Park over the weekend (May 7-9), bringing thousands of enthusiasts and families to its Auburn Spring collector car event. The auction, which offered a variety of memorabilia followed by a diverse selection of 350 vehicles,...

Bugatti Brescia châssis 2628, circa 1925. (estimate : $170,000 - $280,000 USD)

Exceptional barnfind Bugatti Brescia heads to auction

  PARIS – The collectors’ car department at Artcurial will present their most recent discovery – a Bugatti Brescia chassis 2628 circa 1925 – at the 8th edition of the “Automobiles sur les Champs” sale. This outstanding and extremely rare automobile, owned by Bugatti enthusiast Bernard Terrillon, is one of just 12 surviving examples...