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America’s Car Museum adds Wildcat prototype, Ridler Award winner

1964 Buick Wildcat prototype.

LeMay – America’s Car Museum, in Tacoma, Wash., has added two donations: a fiberglass 1964 Buick Wildcat prototype and the Ridler Award-winning hot rod Ferrambo. More »

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Bruce Weiner microcars bring mega bucks

Big interest in little cars: A pair of Peels - 1966 Peel Trident (left) and a 1964 Peel P50 (right) - at RM’s Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum sale (Eugene Robertson © 2013 courtesy RM Auctions)

MADISON, Ga. –  The focus of the global collector community turned to Madison, Ga., Feb. 15-16 as RM Auctions lifted the gavel on the world-famous Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum, generating more than $9.1 million in sales with 100 percent of … More »

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Petersen Museum to preserve LA legacies

This 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III is the latest in a long line of vehicle donations in the Petersen Automotive Museum.

LOS ANGELES – The Petersen Automotive Museum recently received two outstanding vehicles to add to its world-class collection of more than 400 vehicles. “Double Dozen” a hand-built roadster whose design is based on a 1933 Ford, and an immaculate 1963 … More »

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On exhibit: Gilmore explores Dust Bowl, Depression and drives


HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. – The images from the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl of the 1930s are haunting – long lines at soup kitchens, farms buried by dirt and gaunt faces peering out from dilapidated autos piled high with … More »

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Museum to close; Chrysler Group buys collection


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Walter P. Chrysler Museum will close at year’s end, following years of fundraising challenges and operating at a deficit. The museum will merge with The Chrysler Foundation effective Dec. 31. Subsequently, the museum’s historic collection … More »

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Final countdown to Staluppi ‘Cars of Dreams’ Museum sale


Anticipation is building for RM Auctions’ presentation of the renowned John Staluppi ‘Cars of Dreams’ Museum sale this Saturday. The high profile, single-vendor sale will lift the gavel on a remarkable assortment of American automobiles and more than 60 lots of memorabilia. More »

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Superstorm Sandy: A Hurricane & the Hobby

Although the Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey still stands, the inside is devastated from mud and salt water damage following Hurricane Sandy. The building will have to be gutted and restored and the cars rebuilt or scrapped.

After 12 long years, the Vintage Car Club of Ocean County finally fulfilled its dream of opening a car museum in Point Pleasant, N.J., on Sept. 15. Less than three weeks later, that dream washed out to sea, almost literally, when Hurricane Sandy came crashing into the United States’ East Coast on Oct. 29. Just one example of the superstorm’s impact on the old car hobby. More »

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Don’t miss Corvette Racing Legends at the Simeone Museum


The Simeone Automotive Museum will present a special “Corvette Racing Legends” event this weekend – on Nov. 16-17. Guest of honor for the event will be Doug Fehan, GM’s Corvette Racing manager. Joining Fehan in the Saturday discussion will be … More »

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Volo auction features Princess Di’s first official U.S. ride


The Volo Auto Museum will host an online, no-reserve auction on Nov. 9 featuring the heavily armored Rolls-Royce that carried Diana, Princess of Wales, and Prince Charles during the princess’ first-ever visit to the U.S. in November 1985. More »

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Rare prototype antique cars on display at Fall Hershey

1954 Packard Panther

HERSHEY, Pa. – The 57th Annual AACA Hershey Fall Meet and Car Show, hosted by the Hershey Region, will be held October 10-13 on the Hersheypark Grounds in Hershey, PA. This 4 day event features a flea market with over … More »

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