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1971 Hemi ’Cuda convertible sets record with $3.5M bid

1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda Convertible (Lot S95)
Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions

Mecum’s inaugural Seattle auction last weekend carved out its place in the history books with the record-setting sale of a 1971 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda Convertible (Lot S95). More »

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Daughter of Preston Tucker dies

June 19, 1947: A cover of TUCKER TOPICS, the Tucker Corporation newsletter showcasing Marilyn Lee christening the Tucker “Tin Goose” before a crowd of 5,000 at Tucker’s Chicago factory on Cicero Ave.

Marilyn Lee Tucker McAndrew, daughter of famed automotive manufacturer Preston T. Tucker and Vera A. Tucker, passed away on June 5, 2014 in Carlsbad CA, at the age of 87. More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 19, 2014

Q. I have had a number of antique cars over the years, and with the oldest I usually continued to drive on bias-ply tires. An exception was a ’67 Cadillac convertible. It had modern radials when purchased, and I adhered … More »

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‘Black Plate’ license plates returning to California

Californians have placed enough orders to reinstate black plates for collector cars.

BLACK LICENSE PLATES RETURNING TO CALIFORNIA CARS Legacy License Plate Program Created by Assemblyman Mike Gatto Crosses DMV Order Threshold; Will Be Pressed Sacramento, CA – In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 1658 and created the … More »

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National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum becomes reality

The National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum will open this September in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Ypsilanti will host new Hudson car museum The Hudson Essex Terraplane Historical Society announced an agreement with the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum to establish the National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum in the old Miller Motors Dealership.  Miller Motors was … More »

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1914 Packard refurbished, ready for The Elegance at Hershey

1914 Packard – Post-Refurbishment

A refurbished 1914 Packard will debut at The Elegance at Hershey. More »

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1964 4-4-2 in the spotlight for Oldsmobile Homecoming

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The 2014 Oldsmobile Homecoming Car Show & Swap Meet, hosted by the R.E. Olds Chapter, will be held June 14. More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 12, 2014

Q. A friend has a 1965 Thunderbird convertible with an interesting problem. This car has power windows with original motors and switches, according to him. When he operates the switch for the right side rear window, his garage door goes … More »

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Austie Clark 1911 Mercer Raceabout will cross Monterey auction block

The Henry Austin "Austie" Clark Jr 1911 Mercer Raceabout.

Austie Clark’s 1911 Mercer Raceabout to be auctioned in Monterey August 15-16 A special 1911 Mercer Raceabout once owned by Henry Austin “Austie” Clark Jr., who literally wrote the book with Beverly Rae Kimes on Mercer and more than 5,000 … More »

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“Speedy” Bill Smith crosses the Finish Line

"Speedy" Bill Smith

“Speedy” Bill Smith, founder and owner of Speedway Motors, died May 30 at his home in Lincoln, Neb., just weeks before his 85th birthday. More »

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