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The original Ford Rotunda (above) will be replicated at the Early Ford V-8 Museum in Auburn, Ind.

Donor gives 17 cars, springs for new rotunda at Early Ford V-8 Museum

AUBURN, Ind. _  A Ford collector recently contacted the Early Ford V-8 Museum with an incredible offer: The donation of a 17-car collection of restored Fords. The donor will also be paying for a 10,000-square-foot addition to house the collection. The museum’s long-awaited “Rotunda” is part of the new complex that will be funded by the...

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Dates change for Milwaukee Concours

The Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance is moving to an earlier date in 2017 to avoid conflicts with other shows. The concours is set for the first weekend of August, a few weeks earlier than in the previous 12 years. The two-day event opens on Saturday, Aug. 5, with Show & Glow by the Lake, an...

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New leader takes wheel at AACA Museum

HERSHEY, Pa. _ Jeffrey E. Bliemeister has been named the new executive director of The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum. He was selected for this position by the AACA Museum Board Search Committee following an extensive search. Bliemeister is no stranger to the AACA Museum as he was part of the staff who...

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Amelia Island Concours wins worldwide award

LONDON _ For the second time in four years the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has won Octane Magazine’s EFG International Historic Motoring Award for the Best Motoring Event of the Year. The award was presented in ceremonies in Guildhall on Nov. 17. As the only American event nominated for the, award the Amelia Island...

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Jaguar XKSS makes debut in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. _ The first genuine Jaguar XKSS to be built in almost 60 years was given its world debut at the Petersen Museum by Jaguar Classic on November 16. The XKSS, finished in Sherwood Green paint, has been created by the Jaguar Classic engineering team ahead of the production of nine cars...

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Gilmore Museum offers chance to drive Model T

The Gilmore Car Museum is offering car enthusiasts a chance to learn to drive the Model T Ford. The Model T Driving School Experience is $105 per student and allows students a chance to drive over three miles of paved roads with an experienced and enthusiastic instructor. Enthusiastic instructors will teach: Use of spark and throttle control...

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Holidays at the AACA Museum

Hershey, PA – As the weather gets colder it only gets cozier at the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum. Featured at the AACA Museum   Amore della Strada: Italian Cars – On display: November 19 – April 22, 2017 When you hear the word Italy, chances are your thoughts immediately go to Italian food, art...

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Jeep part counterfeiters raided

LAS VEGAS _ U.S Marshals marched into the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) recently to seize parts, shut down booth displays, and serve court-ordered subpoenas to eight Chinese aftermarket companies. A complaint filed by Jeep aftermarket parts maker Omix-ADA in U.S. District Court claimed patent...

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Studebaker Museum hosts ‘Original Hybrid’ exhibit

Bold European design fused with raw American power to create a class of “original hybrids” cars which have tantalized collectors, enthusiasts, and casual observers since they rolled off the assembly lines. From the 1950s through the 1970s, this recipe led to some of the world’s iconic automotive marvels. Powered By America: The Original Hybrid...

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‘Barn find’ Porsche 356 steals show at Hilton Head sale

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. _  A 1957 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster stole the show at  Auctions America’s second annual sale at the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival. Recently surfacing after more than 40 years parked in a Chicago-area garage, the Aquamarine Blue speedster spurred a spirited bidding contest between collectors in the room and...