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Gilmore show to spotlight American convertibles

Los Angeles _ The 22nd annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show will take place on Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Original Farmers Market at Third & Fairfax in Los Angeles. The theme of the 2016 edition is The Sky Is the Limit: A Tribute to American Convertibles. This year’s...

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Restoration parts pioneer Ralph Eckler dies

Well-known automotive parts supplier Howard “Ralph” Eckler, 74, the owner of Eckler Industries, died April 23. In 1961, Eckler’s company — then called Eckler’s Corvette Parts — started as an outgrowth of a one-man body shop that he operated in Rock Island. In 1972, Eckler published his first parts catalog and it became a...

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Boyle wins Best of Show at Pinehurst

  VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. _  1928 Isotta Fraschini 8ASS owned by Peter Boyle of Oil City, Pa., captured the Best in Show at the 2016 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance. It was Boyle’s second victory at Pinehurst Resort in the first four years of the classic car showcase. Boyle, whose car was shown in the...

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‘Barn Find’ Shelby GT350 goes to auction

New York _ Bonhams recentlyannounced the consignment of a unique car to its classic automobile auction in June: a recently discovered 1966 Shelby GT350 “Carry-Over” car. When new, the powerful GT fastback was used as a demonstration and competition car by the Ford dealership of Framingham, Mass. After being sold and logging a total...

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BMW featured at America’s Car Museum

TACOMA, Wash. – To celebrate 100 years of BMW, America’s Car Museum (ACM) is opening a new exhibit on May 7 – “BMW: Propelling a Century of Innovation” – to highlight some of the brand’s most gripping vehicles. BMW has amassed a strong sub-culture by redefining performance luxury vehicles, such as the 1973 BMW...

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Keels and Wheels Concours d’Elegance celebrates 21 years

SEABROOK, Texas _ Classic car and antique boat enthusiasts from all over the United States explored the grounds of Lakewood Yacht Club April 23 through April 24 for the 21st Annual Keels and Wheels Concours d’Elegance. The event welcomed more than 10,000 attendees who checked out 200 hand-selected classic automobiles and vintage wooden boats. Among  the featured...

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One-of-a-kind Hemi Barracuda ‘Mod Top’ stolen

A rare 1970 Plymouth “Mod Top” Barracuda owned by noted collector Steven Juliano was stolen from his Pelham Manor garage shortly after midnight on April 26. The car was estimated to be worth $1.4 million dollars. According to a New York Daily News report, Juliano was planning on having it transported with three other...

Open House Car Show

Cars Inc. Open House and Car Show

Cars Inc. will be celebrating 40 years of business selling classic car parts with an open house and car show. The open house and car show will take place June 4th, 2016 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. The location will be 2600 Bond Street, Rochester, Mich. Cars Inc. stated that there will be: Hourly...

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Missouri home to new classic car museum

Guy Mace knows his cars — all 67 of them — and soon the public can get to know them, too. On the eve of the 90th anniversary of the “birth” of Route 66, Mace announced his plans to open the Route 66 Car Museum June 15 on “The Mother Road” at at 1624 W....

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Gilmore Museum offers Model T driving lessons

Imagine your next car without a gas pedal, fuel gauge or windshield wipers. No, it’s not the latest version of the Google self-driving car nor the newest model Tesla electric car.  It’s technology that was introduced by Henry Ford more than 100 years ago on the Ford Model T. And old car buffs can...