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Kicking off 2015 and the “Year of the Duesenberg” was done in great style as Auburn resident, John Souder, unveiled this year’s poster artwork. The 2015 poster features a green hued 1923 Duesenberg on loan to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum perched perfectly in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse.

Duesenberg Thunder Run brings speed to 2015 ACD Festival

  Born out of the crucible of racing, Duesenbergs were built for speed, and many survivors will speed again this year at the Duesenberg Thunder Run and Vintage Fly-in at the Goshen Air Center in Goshen, Ind. The new event will be held Sept. 6 as part of the annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club...

Highlights from Auctions America’s most successful Fort Lauderdale sale to date, (L-R) 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition, 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe, and the 1964 ½ Ford Mustang III “Shortly” Factory Prototype  (courtesy Auctions America).

Offered for first time in 47 years, ‘Shorty’ Mustang sells for $511,550

Auctions America’s 13th annual Fort Lauderdale sale realizes more than $21.3 million in sales   FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –  Auctions America kicked off its 2015 auction season March 27-29 with a vibrant return to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., generating more than $21.3 million in total sales with 76 percent of all lots sold. The impressive...

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister Special (Lot S90.1) Photo Courtesy of Mecum Auctions

Mecum to feature 700 American muscle cars, Classics, hot rods, more

  Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, returns to the Kansas City Convention Center April 23-25 with an anticipated lineup of 700 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, hot rods, Resto Mods and more expected to cross the auction block from an estimated 20 surrounding states. Among the main attractions consigned for...

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Chevelle from ‘Fast & Furious’ to be sold in Dallas

TULSA, Okla.  — Leake Auction Company just announced the consignment of a 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle that was featured in the fourth installment of The Fast and the Furious series. This car and 450 others will cross the auction block in Dallas Market Hall, April 17-19. The Chevelle is in excellent condition. Purchased by the...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: April 2, 2015

Q. This is my father-in-law’s tow truck back in 1948 when he owned Sam’s Garage in Bridgeport, Conn. Could you help us identify the make and year of this truck? — Art Jensen, via e-mail A. At first glance, the pre-war cab-over-engine trucks of Studebaker and Dodge came to mind, but close comparison with...

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Charlotte ready to shine for AutoFair

  The Hornets Nest Region of the AACA will welcome more than 150,000 collector vehicle devotees to Charlotte AutoFair on the grounds of the world famous Charlotte Motor Speedway for four days of automotive fun April 9-12. The Hornets Nest Region’s production of Charlotte AutoFair is a vast gathering of automobile enthusiasts who will...

The "Back to the Future" 30th anniversary display will include not only a movie replica DeLorean, but this monster truck as well. (Credit: Rich Weissensel)

AutoFair goes ‘Back to the Future’ with DeLorean display

CONCORD, N.C. – Switch on the flux capacitor, point your DeLorean DMC-12 toward Charlotte Motor Speedway and accelerate to 88 miles an hour! The classic time-travel film “Back to the Future” turns 30 during the April 9-12 AutoFair with a display in the Nationwide Showcase Pavilion honoring its automotive star. “Back to the Future”...

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Weird, wacky and just plain tacky to invade Hershey

  HERSHEY, PA – The Elegance at Hershey has announced a fun new event incorporated into their automotive weekend of festivities. Dubbed, “Concorso Bizarro,” the tongue-in-cheek car show brings together those mechanical misfits, those automotive abhorrences and the just plain tacky. The Elegance at Hershey Executive Director and Concorso Bizarro Chairman “Dyno” Don Stabilito...