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ACD Automotive Museum loaned 1938 Dreyer sprint car

AUBURN, Ind. _ The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum will now feature a vintage sprint car. Built by Floyd “Pop” Dreyer, former Duesenberg employee, the car raced extensively throughout the Midwest from the 1930s until the 1950s. The Sprint Car has been restored into its original 1938 configuration. The car’s authenticity has been certified...

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,...

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Nostalgic treasure stories wanted

IOLA, Wis. — Antique Trader, one of Old Cars Weekly’s sister publications, is running a contest looking for interesting stories about your keepsakes. Seeing as how we are all collectors in one way or another, it seems fitting to extend the opportunity to the Old Car Weekly community to submit their stories. The stories, on items...

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Historics at Brooklands offers up array of classics

OMAHA, Neb. _ Proxibid will provide online bidding for Historics at Brooklands Summer Classic Car Auction, taking place Saturday, Aug. 20 n Weybridge, Surrey, UK. Online bidding is already available by visiting Proxibid. In the Summer Classic Car Auction, buyers will find more than 130 lots of celebrity rides, rare classic cars, as well as...

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Race pioneer Joan Newton Cuneo’s trophies to be sold

    SEATTLE – Trophies won by champion driver Joan Newton Cuneo in the early days of auto racing will be sold by a Seattle auction house on Aug. 18. Cuneo was one of the most celebrated drivers in the country until male competitors banned women from the sport in 1909. Joan Newton was...

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Lineup set for Malta Classic

MDINA, Malta _ The Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa will once again sponsor the island’s iconic Malta Classic, one of Europe’s finest vintage car rallies. This year’s Malta Classic, Oct. 6-9, will feature a Hill Climb, Concours d’Elegance, practice and timed laps, and the final race on the circuit outside Mdina’s fortifications. Formerly known...

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Palmetto-state cars featured at Hilton Head Festival

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. ­ _ The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance will hold a special gathering of historic Anderson Motor Co. cars manufactured in Rocky Hill, S.C., from 1916 through 1925. Several of these rare automobiles will be shown during the Nov. 4-6 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival. While over...

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Monterey Car Week Russo and Steele

Scottsdale, Arizona – Once again for 2016, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions is presenting a diverse selection of collector automobiles during this year’s installment of Monterey California’s world renowned collector car week. As a central component of car week’s festivities going back 16 years, Russo and Steele’s action packed event has become one that those...

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A weekend the Buick Club of America will not forget

The Buick Club of America celebrated its 50th anniversary at the NB Center for American Automotive Heritage in Allentown, Pennsylvania, July 27-30, 2016 ALLENTOWN, Penn. – In bright sunshine, a gathering of more than 600 historic Buick automobiles dating from 1903 to the present made a spectacular sight as the Buick Club of America...