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Q&A with Kit Foster: April 3, 2014

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Q. I recently bought a replacement locking door handle for my 1929 Plymouth. What I got is an identical NOS, solid cast metal handle with the same contours and measurements. However, this one was painted with red primer and then … More »

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Easter pilgrimage: See the Popemobile turned ‘Saint’ car

In 1982, the British design firm of Ogle crafted the first bulletproof Popemobile on a Range Rover chassis. The raised “telephone booth” at the rear raises overall height of the car to 102 inches.

The Popemobile – a 1982 Range Rover – is currently part of the “Celebrating the Lives and Deaths of the Popes” exhibit at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, Texas. More »

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Enjoy an evening with the Tuckers

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  Want to spend “An Evening with The Tuckers”? The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pa., will host an incredible evening centered around Tucker – the automobile and the family – on Friday, April 25, from 6-9 … More »

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One-of-a-kind autographed Aston Martin up for auction

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In the Goldin Auctions 2014 Opening Day Auction, one fortunate collector will have the chance to own a one-of-a-kind 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish sports car produced exclusively for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 50th anniversary celebration. More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: March 27, 2014

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Q. A copy of your response to a letter from Donald Chepurna regarding GMC truck history (Q&A Dec. 12, 2013) was referred to me by Dan Bower, president of our Motor City Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society, for … More »

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Hagerty insurance co-founder Frank Hagerty passes away at 79

Frank Hagerty in the 1948 Ford he dreamed of owning — a "Sleeping Bear Dunesmobile — following the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

Frank Hagerty impacted the classic wooden boat, car hobbies TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (March 19, 2014) – Hagerty announced today that co-founder Frank Hagerty passed away yesterday at age 79 at his home after a battle with cancer. Frank’s belief that … More »

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Liquidation of Yow Collection hammers home 69 cars

A 1956 Studebaker Hawk with a Packard V8 hammered for $17,500.

The big news of this year’s March GAA Classic Auction sale was the no reserve bevy of collector cars from the Yow Collection, Knoxville, Tenn. More »

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Early Ford V-8 Foundation ‘Raising the Rotunda’ campaign underway

George Elbel, president (left), and Joshua Conrad, collections coordinator, of the Early Ford V-8 Foundation & Museum pose with one of the vehicles on display, a 1947 Ford tow truck originally in service in Barstow, Calif.

The Early Ford V-8 Foundation & Museum in Auburn, Ind., is planning for a new, 20,000-square-foot museum. The museum’s unique design will be a tribute to the Ford Rotunda, first seen at the 1933-’34 World’s Fair in Chicago. More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: March 20, 2014

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Q. Here is background information related to the Sunoco antique car series coins (Q&A Feb. 27) that were given out as a sales promotion. If you obtained a special coin then Sunoco would send you a complete set of 25 … More »

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Chrysler to schools: Crush Vipers

This unique early Viper coupe at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Wash., was ordered to be destroyed by Fiat-Chrysler.

This unique early Viper coupe at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Wash., was ordered to be destroyed by Fiat-Chrysler. Their explanation. More »

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