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The Concours d’Elegance of Texas’ 7th annual event schedule

Vintage Motoring and Luxury Lifestyle Event to be held April 20-22, 2018 in the Arlington Entertainment District Arlington, TX – The Concours d’Elegance of Texas is one of the largest vintage motoring and luxury lifestyle events in the state, a world-class gathering of collector cars and vintage motorcycles in a park setting....

Tom Mack Auctions’ ‘Old Car Heaven’ Sale Dec. 2

Tom Mack Auctions will hold a court-ordered no-reserve auction on Saturday, Dec. 2., with 80 collector cars. The sale features the contents of the Old Car Heaven museum near downtown Birmingham, Ala.. Bidding will start at 11 a.m. The sale will include, but is not limited to: Five Packards 1916-1940 Eight Chrysler Letter-Series...

Steve McDonald, SEMA activist, dies at 56

Steve McDonald, SEMA Vice President of Government Affairs, passed away unexpectedly September 26 at the age of 56. Steve was SEMAs lead advocate on legislative and regulatory issues affecting the multi-billion dollar specialty automotive industry, encompassing everything from auto manufacturers to performance and restoration parts. McDonald presided over and was the...

Fire hits Virginia bus and trolley museum

ROANOKE, Va. _ The Commonwealth Coach and Trolley Museum, an affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Transportation, suffered a devastating fire on Nov. 1. The building housing the museum was a complete loss and 12 historic buses representing nearly half of the museum’s collection were destroyed, notably its 1958 GM Roanoke...

‘Wheels at Work’ exhibit opens Nov. 10 at Saratoga Auto Museum

OPENING RECEPTION Friday, November 10, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00 pm The Saratoga Automobile museum’s highly anticipated “Wheels at Work” exhibit will formally open Friday, November 10th at 6 pm. The two-hour program will include brief interviews with the owners of a number of the unique vehicles along with a reception including beer, wine and passed hors...

Cadillac wins Best of Show at Hilton Head

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The coveted ‘Best of Show’ and ‘People’s Choice’ honors were awarded at the closing event of the 16th annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, held at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The top honor at Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance, ‘Best of Show,’...

Rare Mercedes cars on exhibit at Gilmore Car Museum

  HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. _ Two ultra-rare Mercedes-Benz automobiles will be showcased through April 2018 at the Gilmore Car Museum. Both vehicles are German-built Mercedes-Benz 540K models, which were introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1936. The Mercedes-Benz 540K models displayed at the Gilmore Car Museum include an original 1936...

Keels & Wheels Concours names featured marques

Seabrook, TX _ SEABROOK, Texas _ The 23rd Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance has announced the featured marques for the event slated for Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, 2018. The concours will feature the automobile marques of Ferrari and Pierce-Arrow, plus super cars. Owners of classic cars and antique wooden...

Military free Nov. 11 at AACA Museum

HERSHEY, Pa. _ All veterans and active military will be admitted free to the AACA Museum on Saturday, Nov. 11.   There will be a few special military vehicles on display in honor of Veteran’s Day. A 1942 Ford Jeep GPW (general purpose design Willys). The demand for jeeps in World War II was so...

Saratoga Auction funds distracted driving program

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. _ The first Saratoga Auto Auction, held Sept. 22-23 and organized by the Saratoga Automobile Museum, raised more than $150,000 to support the museum’s distracted driving, education and exhibit programs. “The proceeds raised at the auction will help make our roads safer,” said Jim Letts, executive director of...