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Scam Alert: Beware of organized scam on Craigslist

DES PLAINES, Ill. – The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today issued a warning to the public about an organized scam involving sales of vehicles through the popular online market place, Craigslist. Working with law enforcement agencies in the Chicago area and across the Midwest, NICB has identified nearly 100 instances of sales of...

Top-seller - The record-setting 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet (credit: Ben Majors © 2015 courtesy RM Sotheby’s)

Andrews Collection sets new record for a single-vendor auto auction

  RM Sotheby’s set a new record for a private automobile collection auction last weekend (May 2), generating a remarkable $53,887,585* with 100 percent of all lots sold at its sale of the Paul and Chris Andrews Collection in Fort Worth, Texas.  The impressive results from the single-day, single-vendor sale reaffirm RM’s position as...

A 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger RT Hardtop (courtesy of Auctions America)

Gearing up for Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend

  AUBURN, Ind. – Fresh on the heels of its record Fort Lauderdale sale, Auctions America eagerly awaits the return of its Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend, May 7-9 at Indiana’s historic Auburn Auction Park. One of two collector car events hosted each year by the company at its Auburn headquarters, Auburn Spring has...

In this file photo, Leo Gephart (left), owner of Gephart Classics in
Scottsdale, Ariz.,  and Lon Krueger (right) stand with the 1936 stainless-steel Ford they co-owned.

Remembering Leo Gephart: A driving force in the hobby

  On April 17, the hobby lost one of the men who made car collecting what it is today. It was Leo Gephart who was the driving force to creating auctions in Arizona every January and Auburn, Ind., each Labor Day weekend. Gephart was also the man who brought professional vehicle transport services to...

Lot 222: 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet by Pininfarina. Without Reserve. Estimate: $7,000,000 - $8,500,000

Rare selection of American Classics highlight Andrews Collection sale

    The collector community is set to descend on Fort Worth, Texas, May 2, as RM Sotheby’s lifts the gavel on the prized Paul & Chris Andrews Collection. Arguably the most significant car collection ever presented at a single-vendor auction, the upcoming sale of this father-son automotive portfolio will showcase an impressive 78...

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And the 2014 Golden Quill Award winners are…

Salute to the Winning Field “There are many good car club publications, but some stand taller than the crowd. Those are the ones worthy of special notice,” says Dr. Gerald Perschbacher, a professional editor and book author himself, as well as a longtime contributor and columnist for Old Cars Weekly. “Those publications that lead...

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Legendary 1954 Chevrolet Corvair Dream Car recreated

Next Best Thing   By David W. Temple During much of the 1950s, General Motors sponsored a traveling exhibition dubbed the GM Motorama. While the shows featured all of the products made by GM, the primary attractions were the dream cars (“concept cars,” in today’s vernacular) and the shiny new production models. The dream...

Crossing the block as part of the Spring Carlisle Auction (April 23-24) at the Carlisle Expo Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania is a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am owned by none other than the Bandit himself, Burt Reynolds.  This car is one of 350+ consignments that Carlisle Auctions will move as part of the event which runs from approximately 3 p.m.-10 p.m. over two days.

Carlisle readies for its spring showcase

  CARLISLE, Pa. – The Spring Carlisle event will run April 22-26 and will once again welcome nearly 100,000 guests to the Carlisle, Pa., Fairgrounds to buy, sell and trade all things automotive. According to organizers, there are also activities the family can enjoy, a great array of food, automotive history on display and...

1948 Pontiac Silver Streak Woody, 35,000 original miles, likely the finest known example. Est. $150,000-$175,000. Morphy Auctions image

Morphy’s West Coast Automobile Auction debut set for April 25

  LAS VEGAS  – More than 40 fresh-to-the-market classic cars are lined up and ready to take the spotlight at Morphy’s inaugural West Coast Automobile Auction, April 25 in Las Vegas. Rare Porsches, Jaguars, ’60s muscle cars and other top-notch vehicles will be offered, each hand-chosen for the boutique event by Morphy’s uncompromising automotive...

Kicking off 2015 and the “Year of the Duesenberg” was done in great style as Auburn resident, John Souder, unveiled this year’s poster artwork. The 2015 poster features a green hued 1923 Duesenberg on loan to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum perched perfectly in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse.

Duesenberg Thunder Run brings speed to 2015 ACD Festival

  Born out of the crucible of racing, Duesenbergs were built for speed, and many survivors will speed again this year at the Duesenberg Thunder Run and Vintage Fly-in at the Goshen Air Center in Goshen, Ind. The new event will be held Sept. 6 as part of the annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club...