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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,...


1934 Bugatti Best of Show at Keeneland Councours d’Elegance

Lexington, KY – A 1934 Bugatti Type 57 was named Best of Show at the 13th annual Keeneland Concours d’Elegance at the historic Keeneland Race Course. The show field featured three classes of this year’s featured marque Chrysler, and a class of winged warriors, the Dodge Daytonas and Plymouth Superbirds that were prominent in NASCAR in the 1970s. The cars on display ranged...


Mullin Automotive Museum bringing France’s finest to Monterey

Oxnard, Calif. — The Mullin Automotive Museum will be bringing rare and iconic vehicles to Monterey in mid-August that showcase the engineering, art and elegance that defined the best French automakers from the dawn of the automotive age through the performance era of the early 1970s. Eight vehicles will be shown at four events...


‘Barn find’ collection headed to auction

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. _ Whether you are high level automobile collector or maybe just a hobbyist, all car guys look for that one “BARN FIND!” Most dream of finding one, or if you’re lucky, two rare pieces in a lifetime. The Joe R. Pyle Complete Auction Company rolled back the barn doors this spring...

Bugatti type 51

Bonhams to offer 1931 Bugatti Type 51 racer

SAN FRANCISCO – Bonhams has announced an early headliner to its Quail Lodge Auction in August – the 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix two-seat racer previously owned and campaigned by Earl Howe and driven by Tazio Nuvolari. Purchased new by one of the most famous privateer racers in history, Francis Curzon, the 5th Earl...

The victim's 1955 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan.

A sobering reminder from the past to avoid drunk driving

Mike Petersen of Raleigh, N.C., submitted this sobering reminder to avoid drinking and driving. Although the accident happened nearly 60 years ago, the message is just as relevant today. He writes: “Attached are pictures from a car wreck in the late afternoon of September 26, 1957. It occurred on Day Road in rural northern...


N.H. emissions bill a win for the hobby

  New Hampshire legislation (H.B. 351) to exempt rare or historically significant vehicles from emissions control requirements has been signed into law by Gov, Maggie Hassan. Under previous  law, only vehicles 20 or more years old were exempt.  The new law becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2017.


Protecting your collector car

If you are looking to give your ride shelter, get a CarCapsule ShowCase. The CarCapsule ShowCase provides protection, preservation and presentation all in one. While the ShowCase protects a vehicle every day of the year against dust, dents and condensation, you will still be able to admire your vehicle inside. For over 18 Years CarCapsule USA has been...


Funfest for Air-Cooled VW 2016 to Honor Corky Yager

EFFINGHAM, Ill. _­ This year’s Funfest for Air-Cooled VW set for June 3-5 will honor the late Corky Yager, who died in March. Yager was the brother of Mid-America Motorworks CEO Mike Yager and was influential in Mike’s decision to become involved in supplying parts and services for VW hobbyists. He was also the...