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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mecum to feature 700 American muscle cars, Classics, hot rods, more

  Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, returns to the Kansas City Convention Center April 23-25 with an anticipated lineup of 700 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, hot rods, Resto Mods and more expected to cross the auction block from an estimated 20 surrounding states. Among the main...