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Shakedown put on hold

After a year or two of shake ups, the Shakedown traditional hot rod show in Wisconsin will be on hiatus for 2017; organizer Mike Rosenow expects it to return to the EAA grounds in Oshkosh for 2018. The show, originally called the Symco Shakedown, was held its first seven years on the grounds of...

Fall Carlisle 2017

  CARLISLE, PA – Fall Carlisle is a five-day swap meet at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds that also includes a car corral and in conjunction with Carlisle Auctions, a three-day collector and classic car auction at the neighboring Carlisle Expo Center. This event is massive, so big in fact that nearly every inch of the...

1955 Cadillac Die Valkyrie offered at Worldwide Auction Auburn

Concept car designed by Brooks Stevens body by Spohn of Germany. AUBURN, Ind.(Newswire.com) – Bortz Auto Collection is offering the 1955 Cadillac die Valkyrie concept car at Worldwide Auctioneers, Auburn, Indiana on Saturday, September 2, 2017. The 1955 Cadillac concept car by Brooks Stevens is a one off car (one of two known to exist). The Cadillac...

Dreams come true with 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance

Excelsior, Minn. One dream and eight years later, Randy Guyer is eagerly anticipating the fifth annual 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance that will take place Sunday, July 30 in Excelsior Minn. Randy Guyer, founder of the 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance, came up with the idea for this event after spending years bringing his cars to judged competitions and various Concours events...

Hagerty ‘Festival of the Unexceptional’ names UK’s best and blandest

Buckinghamshire, England – A thoroughly pleasant 1983 Datsun Sunny 1.5 GL took home Best of Show honors last weekend at what is always the nation’s most eagerly anticipated car show, the Hagerty “Festival of the Unexceptional.” A record number of more than 2,000 enthusiastic visitors attended the fourth annual festival, which celebrates “the cars...

Gateway Classic Cars opens Scottsdale showroom

O’ Fallon, IL — Gateway Classic Cars announced the opening of its sixteenth (16th) US location in the Scottsdale / Phoenix market. In September 2017, the company is adding 41,000 square feet of indoor showroom space in an upscale, climate controlled facility located at 22275 North 23rd Ave. in Deer Valley, Arizona close to...

FJ Company Sport releases a new twist on the classic Land Cruiser

After establishing a reputation for quality restorations of Land Cruisers, FJ Company wanted to push the limits, and design a 40-series Land Cruiser to meet the demands of modern driving, while honoring the timeless beauty of the original design.   There is a lot to love about the rugged features of the 40 Series. The simplicity,...

Mecum Denver in review

WALWORTH, Wis. – Mecum Auctions took the collector-car auction action to the Mile High City July 20-22 with 591 vehicles on offer at the Denver Convention Center. In just two days, 411 vehicles hammered sold for a 70-percent sell-through rate and an overall sales total of $11.4 million. The eclectic mix of cars at the...

Ron Hackenberger collection auction recap

By Tom Cox The Ron Hackenberger collection auction took place July 14-16 in Norwalk, Ohio. Its not uncommon for Yvette VanDerBrink to conduct some unusually large auctions brimming with everything from show to parts cars, but the recent sale of the Ron Hackenberger collection in Norwalk, Ohio was one for the books, especially for...