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Pioneers in African American Automotive History at the AACA Museum

In honor of Black History Month, the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum will present a showcase of pioneers in the African American community who contributed to the advancement of the automobile industry. These men and women laid the foundation for others to pursue careers in such fields as franchised car dealers, designers, custom...

1929 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top Torpedo Convertible Coupe (credit – Darin Schnabel © 2015 courtesy RM Sotheby’s)

RM Sotheby’s 2016 Arizona Biltmore Auction

RM Sotheby’s announced a spectacular series of final entries for its first event of the New Year— its 17th annual Arizona sale, January 28 – 29 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. The group is headlined by an exceptional 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster. One of the most prestigious and beautiful automobiles...

Chassis number CSX 3010, is the 10th chassis number of only 23 1965 Competition 427 Cobras built by Shelby. It will be among the cars for sale at RM Sothebys’ annual Phoenix sale Jan. 28-29.

2016 Scottsdale Auction Week lineup

RM Sothbeby’s annual Scottsdale sale will be held Jan. 28-29 at the Phoenix Biltmore Resort and Spa and features more than 125 motor cars, including American Classics, 1960s European touring cars and modern super cars. Leading the menu for the 17th annual sale is a 1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra, chassis no. CSX 3010,...

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‘Mormon Meteor’ wins Best of Show at Arizona Concours

The third annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance selected a famous speed-record car, the 1935 Duesenberg SJ Special known as the “Mormon Meteor,” as best of show after a sparkling event held Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. Under Arizona’s famously clear blue sky, the bright yellow and artfully streamlined Mormon Meteor...

1941 Buick Special stolen from dying man

A Kansas City man had his fully-restored , blue-on-blue 1941 Buick Special stolen from his driveway as he lay in a hospital dying. According to KMBC news, Billy Jester, an 85 year old veteran, died just days after his beloved Buick was stolen from his home. Jester’s sister, Maezel Brown had traveled to Kansas...

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Q & A with Kit Foster: February 4, 2016

Q. Many years ago I acquired several cases of unissued Florida license plates from the ’70s that were destined for the dump. In going through them recently, I have discovered that I have some that are of the same year with duplicate numbers. Florida has only one rear plate, so they would not have...

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Q & A with Kit Foster: January 14, 2016

Q. Thanks for publishing my letter [about stock wheels with tube-type tires, Oct. 1]. As far as safety is concerned, this is the situation: The typical rim section used in tube-type tire days [had] the rim riveted to the wheel center. A deep area of cross section [made] tire installation easy. The typical rim...

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Morphy Automobilia and Petroliana Sale tops $4.4 million

Morphy Auctions’ January Premier Automobilia and Petroliiana sale — the second of four upcoming events featuring the Kyle Moore collection — included what offiiclals clam were two world record setting sales and topped $4.4 million in total sales. The two-day auction featured 1,180 lots of oil- and gas-related signs, globes and pumps.   The...

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Herbie ‘The Love Bug’ comes to AACA Museum

  Movie star Herbie, a.k.a “The Love Bug”, will be visiting the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA Museum). This famous Volkswagen is one of 11 original cars built by Walt Disney Studios for the first Herbie movie, The Love Bug. Of those 11, only three of the cars are known to exist today....