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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...

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Mullin debuts restored ’31 Bugatti

The Mullin Automotive Museum, a Southern California institution devoted to the preservation of French art and automobiles from the Art Deco era, debuted its restored 1931 Bugatti Type 50 S (chassis no. 50117) at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in mid-August. An extremely rare example, chassis no. 50117 is one of only a...

Autoseum is closing its doors

That’s right the Autoseum in Mineola, N.Y., is closing its doors August 24 at 3pm! This Sunday, from 10am-3pm, will be the last chance for the public to visit the Autoseum… until October 20. Don’t worry, they aren’t going anywhere! Over the next 2 months they plan to freshen up and revamp the museum...

Auburn, Duesenberg and Cord to be offered at Auburn Fall. (Courtesy of Auctions America)

Auburn gears up for annual classic weekend

  The focus of the collector car world returns to the Classic Car Capital of America, August 27 – 31 as Auctions America hosts its annual Auburn Fall event at Indiana’s historic Auburn Auction Park. Spanning more than four decades, the Labor Day Weekend tradition, held during the famous Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, is...

In 1954, Mercury added the Sun Valley hardtop to its Monterey lineup. A tinted, Plexiglas half roof allowed passengers a view of the sun and the stars from the car’s interior, and 9,761 of the sun-worshipping model were sold in 1954. This example remains in remarkable condition for languishing in a salvage yard.

High and dry parts, cars at Idaho’s L&L Classic Auto

Take a minute to think about how much the old car hobby — as well as life itself — has changed in the past half century. Little is the same as it was 50 years ago, but one constant has been L&L Classic Auto. This salvage yard located in Wendell, Idaho, has been a...