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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...

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‘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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Car of the Week: 1959 Cadillac Series 6200 coupe

Story and photos by Brian Earnest General Motors assembled more than 142,000 of its glorious, glamorous and glitzy 1959 Cadillacs as the era of big fins reached its zenith. Mike Siegal always held out hope that there was one out there somewhere that was meant to be his. The old car-loving Skokie, Ill., resident...

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ACM twists the throttle on annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival

TACOMA, Wash. – The Haub Family Field will be rocking a little early this year as vintage motorcycles come rolling into America’s Car Museum (ACM) for the fifth annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival: The MEET at ACM on its new date, July 30. The MEET at ACM – traditionally in late August – is one...

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Colin Comer named Chief Judge for Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance

Milwaukee, Wis.– Colin Comer, noted author, collector and collector car authority, has been named chief judge for the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance. Comer succeeds John Ling who has been named chief judge emeritus. Ling served as chief judge since the inception of the event in 2005. Comer brings many years of concours d’elegance experience to...