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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...

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Dodge Brothers Club poster captures Centennial Celebration

The Dodge Brothers Club is releasing a special limited-edition poster showcasing the largest gathering ever of early Dodge Brothers vehicles to help commemorate the centennial year of the first automobile produced by John and Horace Dodge. And, it will be available at the Fall Hershey Meet!

This 1968 Pontiac GTO is just one of a dozen of America's first muscle cars that will be on display as part of the 50th anniversary Pontiac GTO exhibit in the Nationwide Insurance Pavilion at the Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair.

Fall Charlotte celebrates with 50th anniversary Pontiac GTO display

  CONCORD, N.C. – Pontiac’s GTO, the car that gave birth to the American muscle car phenomenon, will be celebrated through a special 50th anniversary exhibit during Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Sept. 18-21 AutoFair. The display, housed in the Nationwide Insurance Pavilion, will feature a dozen of the rarest, most desirable examples available, including the...

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US Marshals to auction collection of rare American muscle cars

Collection of nine cars from 1967-71 includes a Plymouth Superbird, three Chevrolet Yenko models and two Ford Mustangs WASHINGTON – U.S. Marshals are holding a live and Web simulcast auction in Lodi, New Jersey, Friday to sell nine rare American muscle cars, including a 1970 Plymouth Superbird. The sale follows the guilty plea of...

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Head back to school for free with ‘Oil 101: Fact or Fric­tion’

Attention, old car enthusiasts: The University of Northwestern Ohio is offering its first Mas­sive Open Online Course which is free and open to the public. “Oil 101: Fact or Fric­tion” will begin on Sept. 22. It is a four-week course, entirely online, and will be taught by Tom Grothous, Dean of the UNOH Col­lege...

The two-room More Schoolhouse was built in 1910. Slim Haken lived there with his wife and two children for many years. He also reportedly had three dogs and seven peacocks.

Lamenting loss of Idaho salvage yard

Idaho yard was once filled with more than 300 treasures By Jack Lewis At the beginning of the 20th century, Mora, Idaho, was a small but vibrant town located on the Oregon Short Line railroad, about 15 miles southwest of Boise. Its high point was 1910, when the handsome brick schoolhouse with its lava...

Cars powered by Chevrolet's fabled "Stovebolt Six," such as this 1939 Chevrolet two-door sedan, will be part of the VCCA Early Six-Cylinder Tour to New York.

VCCA ‘Early Six-Cylinder Tour’ to tour Tiffany Lighting facility on Sept. 9

Vintage Chevrolets to tour Meyda Tiffany Lighting manufacturing facility A large collection of vintage cars will visit Meyda Tiffany Lighting, as a part of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America’s “Early Six-Cylinder Tour” (featuring cars from 1929-1954), which has occurred since 1995. The club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration...

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Corvette Funfest 2014 honors Vets with ‘Vettes

Join Mid America Motorworks Sept. 18-21 to celebrate America’s Armed Forces and America’s Sports Car. Corvette Funfest isn’t your typical car show. With non-juried fun judging, one-of-a-kind expert seminars and a guest list including some of the best-known names in the Corvette world, it’s no wonder that Funfest has been become a must-attend event...