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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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Mustangs and movie cars lead Leake’s Tulsa auction

Lot #470: 1968 Ford Mustang Stryker Coupe. One-of-a-kind built by Sanderson's Customs & Conversions with design contributions by George Barris. Designed as tribute to the US Armed Forces.

  TULSA, Okla. — Leake Auction Company is preparing for their annual collector car auction in Tulsa, June 6- 8, in the River Spirit Expo at Expo Square. The three-day event will feature 750 collector vehicles including trucks, classics, muscle … More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: June 5, 2014


Q. Referring to the question about special washers used on electrical connectors (April 24), I believe these limit the rotation of round crimp-on connectors (or loose wires, twisted around the terminal screw) with the left-pictured washer, and spade type (“Y” … More »

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Iola ’14 to feature 3 concept cars


Three of the most valuable postwar four-doors will be coming to the 2014 Iola Old Car Show in Iola, Wis. — the 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne concept car, the 1955 LaSalle II sedan concept car and the 1966 Duesenberg prototype. More »

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Tucker among rare wheels heading to Iola ’14

This 1948 Tucker is heading to Iola '14!

  What do a 1948 Tucker, a ’59 Chevy with five miles, a stainless-roofed 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, a 1964 Lincoln Continental convertible and nearly 50 years’ worth of Mustangs have in common? They’ll all be featured at the Iola … More »

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Greenwich offers two-for-one concours weekend


Listed in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Greenwich is unique, in that it is actually two concours, back-to-back. Saturday’s Concours Americana is exclusively for American makes, while Sunday’s Concours International is exclusively for imported marques. The Greenwiched based … More »

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Midwest Mopars In The Park to gather this weekend


The 30th Anniversary Midwest Mopars In The Park, presented by Midwest Mopars, will be held this weekend at the Dakota County Fairgrounds (4008 220th Street West, Farmington, MN 55024). More »

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Q&A with Kit Foster: May 29, 2014

Q. I have a Pennsylvania Keystone chromed inspection frame (4-1/2” by 4-1/2”), with a plexiglass cover, and a mounting bracket. It appears the piece would be mounted to the front bumper. The inspection sticker, depicting a keystone, is from 1932. … More »

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Tucker club displays its ‘Tucker’ at National Automotive & Truck Museum of the U.S.

The Tucker Club of America has loaned its movie replica to NATM.

A movie star has joined the ranks of The National Auto & Truck Museum of the U.S. (NATM, formerly NATMUS) with a Tucker display loaned by the Tucker Club of America. The  1948 Tucker now on display at NATM is … More »

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