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One-of-a-kind autographed Aston Martin up for auction

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In the Goldin Auctions 2014 Opening Day Auction, one fortunate collector will have the chance to own a one-of-a-kind 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish sports car produced exclusively for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 50th anniversary celebration. More »

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Hagerty insurance co-founder Frank Hagerty passes away at 79

Frank Hagerty in the 1948 Ford he dreamed of owning — a "Sleeping Bear Dunesmobile — following the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

Frank Hagerty impacted the classic wooden boat, car hobbies TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (March 19, 2014) – Hagerty announced today that co-founder Frank Hagerty passed away yesterday at age 79 at his home after a battle with cancer. Frank’s belief that … More »

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Liquidation of Yow Collection hammers home 69 cars

A 1956 Studebaker Hawk with a Packard V8 hammered for $17,500.

The big news of this year’s March GAA Classic Auction sale was the no reserve bevy of collector cars from the Yow Collection, Knoxville, Tenn. More »

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Early Ford V-8 Foundation ‘Raising the Rotunda’ campaign underway

George Elbel, president (left), and Joshua Conrad, collections coordinator, of the Early Ford V-8 Foundation & Museum pose with one of the vehicles on display, a 1947 Ford tow truck originally in service in Barstow, Calif.

The Early Ford V-8 Foundation & Museum in Auburn, Ind., is planning for a new, 20,000-square-foot museum. The museum’s unique design will be a tribute to the Ford Rotunda, first seen at the 1933-’34 World’s Fair in Chicago. More »

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Chrysler to schools: Crush Vipers

This unique early Viper coupe at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Wash., was ordered to be destroyed by Fiat-Chrysler.

This unique early Viper coupe at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Wash., was ordered to be destroyed by Fiat-Chrysler. Their explanation. More »

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Exceptional $6.6M 1937 Delahaye tops auction record at Amelia Island

Malcolm Pray’s top-selling 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster (Darin Schnabel © 2014 Courtesy of RM Auctions)

  AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. – RM Auctions, the official auction house of the world-renowned Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, continued its record-setting 2014 auction calendar this weekend, achieving the company’s best-ever Amelia Island results at its 16th annual sale with a … More »

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Stroker McGurh cartoonist Tom Medley passes away

Tom Medley enjoyed driving to hot rod events in his ‘40 Ford coupe.

Cartoonist, photographer and magazine publishing veteran Tom Medley, 93, passed away on the morning of March 3. More »

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Crane retrieves first three Corvettes from sinkhole

The 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette as it was retrieved from the sinkhole.

The recovery of the three most accessible Corvettes in the sinkhole – the 2009 “Blue Devil” ZR1, a 1993 40th Anniversary Ruby Red Corvette and a 1962 Black Corvette – was successful. More »

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Mecum goes big, again, in Kissimmee

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Mecum’s January sale in Kissimmee, Fla., featured more than 2,600 collector vehicles crossing the block. More »

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Prewar car and truck barn find collection in Enid, Okla., to be offered by VanDerBrink Auctions

A row of coupes at the Oliver Jordon Collection in Enid, Okla., to be offered by VanDerBrink Auctions, LLC.

Beginning in 1945, Oliver Jordan stashed old iron. Now his collection of cars and trucks from the 1910s-’50s will be sold by VanDerBrink Auctions. More »

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