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Car of the Week – 1967 ‘Cherokee’ Camaro

    The Cherokee show car is the perfect vehicle to spotlight for the Camaro’s 50th anniversary this year. Ford invented the “pony car” with the 1965 Mustang. GM was playing catch-up. One idea was to make potential buyers think of the Camaro as a “cousin” to the Corvette. But, another way to promote...

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Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ has a winner

Thank you to all the Old Cars Weekly readers that donated to this year’s Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey’s annual raffle. The prize this year was a fully restored ’66 Ford Mustang convertible. The Vintage Automobile Museum had a drawing Sunday, December 4th at the Museum. The winning ticket for the beautiful Ford Mustang went to...

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Jeep part counterfeiters raided

LAS VEGAS _ U.S Marshals marched into the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) recently to seize parts, shut down booth displays, and serve court-ordered subpoenas to eight Chinese aftermarket companies. A complaint filed by Jeep aftermarket parts maker Omix-ADA in U.S. District Court claimed patent...

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Mecum Auction’s Dallas recap

WALWORTH, Wis. – Mecum Auctions cruised back into Dallas and a total of 756 cars went home with determined bidders over the span of just four days. Total sales for the high-energy event reached $24.6 million, with Mecum Auctions selling 73 percent of the auction’s 1,041 consigned vehicles. The Dallas auction kicked off Wednesday with...

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‘Open Wheel Warriors’ star at Packard Museum

WARREN, Ohio -The National Packard Museum is offering its second installment of the “Start Your Engines” race exhibit entitled “Open Wheel Warriors.” According to historic documents, the roots of local racing can be traced back to a warm summer day in 1903 when Packard’s legendary Gray Wolf racer made its debut at the old...

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ACD Automobile Museum participating in Museum Day Live

AUBURN, Ind. _ Anyone can tour the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum FREE of charge Sept. 24 by visiting Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! website and printing off a ticket. On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offers free admission...

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Turning back time at Elkhart Lake

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Vintage racers from across the U.S. will take to the track September 16-18 as Road America hosts the Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association (VSCDA) Ariens Art on Wheels Weekend featuring the Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival® presented by Volvo Cars USA. The annual celebration of vintage and historic sports cars attracts over...

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1973 Ferrari Dino with ties to Led Zeppelin up for auction

Stairway to Fontwell: 1973 Ferrari Dino owned by Led Zeppelin’s Manager visits the band’s old record label location in Chelsea before going under the hammer A 1973 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS first owned by Led Zeppelin’s Manager Peter Grant is up for auction at COYS auction at Fontwell House on September 8th A week...

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First Camaro lights up Woodward Dream Cruise

Detroit, Mich. – The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) illuminated glass showcase containing the very first Camaro built in 1966 will light up Woodward Dream Cruise from Wednesday, August 17th through Saturday, August 20th. The special exhibition celebrates Camaro’s 50th anniversary and introduction of the Camaro model that took place in Detroit in August 1966. The first...

The story behind this picture: The Bob Estes team had an interesting encounter at Indianapolis in 1950 with screen legend Clark Gable, who happened to be at the Speedway while filming the Indianapolis-themed race drama, To Please a Lady. He posed for a photograph behind the wheel of the Bob Estes Special, including Estes team members Jack Doulin, Joe James, Jud Phillips, and Dick Ford, with Henry Banks, the AAA National Champion, sitting atop the wall in the background.

1948 Bob Estes Special to cross auction block

BURBANK, Calif. _   The 1948 Bob Estes Special Indianapolis 500 car will be up for bids at the Rick Cole Auctions Monterey sale Aug. 18-20. With a Mercury Flathead V8 and Ardun OHV cylinder heads, the racer has been freshly restored and is being sold by the family of its original sponsor, Bob Estes,...