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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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Exceptional $6.6M 1937 Delahaye tops auction record at Amelia Island

Malcolm Pray’s top-selling 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster (Darin Schnabel © 2014 Courtesy of RM Auctions)

  AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. – RM Auctions, the official auction house of the world-renowned Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, continued its record-setting 2014 auction calendar this weekend, achieving the company’s best-ever Amelia Island results at its 16th annual sale with a … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: March 13, 2014

Q. In the Jan. 2 Q&A, a reader asked if any U.S. make had a four-speed column shift. International Loadstar cabover trucks (before they took the Cargostar name in 1970) had a five-speed on the column. I don’t remember how … More »

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Stroker McGurh cartoonist Tom Medley passes away

Tom Medley enjoyed driving to hot rod events in his ‘40 Ford coupe.

Cartoonist, photographer and magazine publishing veteran Tom Medley, 93, passed away on the morning of March 3. More »

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Crane retrieves first three Corvettes from sinkhole

The 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette as it was retrieved from the sinkhole.

The recovery of the three most accessible Corvettes in the sinkhole – the 2009 “Blue Devil” ZR1, a 1993 40th Anniversary Ruby Red Corvette and a 1962 Black Corvette – was successful. More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: March 6, 2014

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Q. I have shown this to several area old car experts and some antique car clubs but no one can identify it. One guess was an early Cadillac V8. It has two commutators. A stamped number on one side (75-373619) … More »

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Mecum goes big, again, in Kissimmee

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Mecum’s January sale in Kissimmee, Fla., featured more than 2,600 collector vehicles crossing the block. More »

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National Corvette Museum retrieves two Corvettes from sinkhole

The 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette as it was retrieved from the sinkhole.

Corvette Museum pulls out ZR1 “Blue Devil” and 40th Anniversary Edition from sinkhole The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, extricated the first of eight Corvettes to fall in a sinkhole beneath the museum on February 11. Before crowds … More »

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RM Auctions adds to Rétromobile action in 2014

RM Auctions hammers on highest sale during Rétromobile with $5 million 1955 Jaguar D-Type Story and photos by Kit Foster Car auctions have been a feature of Rétromobile as long as most people can remember. Christies held the official franchise … More »

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