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Auctions America Fort Lauderdale tops $20 million

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Auctions America saw a strong start to its 2016 auction season April 1-3, generating $20 million — including premiums — in sales with 70 percent of all lots sold at its 14th annual Fort Lauderdale event. The multi-day event enjoyed strong attendance, with bidders hailing from 41 states across the...

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Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum receives grant

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum has received a $38,232 Heartland Fund matching challenge grant from the Jeffris Family Foundation of Janesville, Wis. The grant will fund 50 percent of the cost of a Historic Structure Report for the former Auburn Automobile Company administration building, built in 1929 in Auburn, Ind. The building is...

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Spring Open House of Lingenfelter Collection

The Lingenfelter Collection will open its doors to the public on April 2 for its annual Spring Open House. Admission to the event is free, though donations to The Lingenfelter Foundation are encouraged. The collection is consists of 200 cars including Corvettes, exotics, muscle cars, and ‘other’ cars. Spectators will be able to view a  Ferrari LaFerrari, Bugatti Veyron,...

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Hagerty launches ‘The Barn Find Hunter’ series

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. _ “The Barn Find Hunter” is a 10-episode Web series airing on Hagerty’s YouTube Channel featuring The Cobra in the Barn author Tom Cotter. The series will follow Cotter as he travels the country in his 1939 Ford Woodie, tracking down forgotten classic cars in barns and backyards. In locations ranging...

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Rare press releases

In his search for “Vintage Ads” to feature in Old Cars Weekly through the years, Mitch Frumkin came upon some very rare press releases and other literature. There are too many cubic zirconias in the collection that it would be a shame not to share them. A Rare 1959 Press Release: The Chrysler Climax...

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ACD Automobile Museum honors the 100th running of the Indy 500

Donald Davidson, the official historian of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will speak on the history of the Indianapolis 500 and on the 100th running of the greatest spectacle in racing on Wednesday, April 6 at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. The program, including a question and answer period, will begin at 5:00 p.m....

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“Snake & Mongoose” headline NHRA’s Funny Car display

CONCORD, N.C. – The intense rivalry that defined drag racing in the early 1970s for millions of young fans will be remembered during the 50th Anniversary of the Funny Car exhibit at the April 7-10 Pennzoil AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Rivals Don “Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “Mongoose” McEwen did not invent the Funny...

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Auctions America’s 14th annual Fort Lauderdale

Auctions America returns to South Florida, April 1-3, for the company’s 14th annual Fort Lauderdale. Widely regarded not only as South Florida’s premier collector car auction, but also one of the area’s leading classic car shows, the spring event presents a wonderful showcase of automotive history and design for collectors and enthusiasts alike. This...

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Funfest for Air-Cooled VW 2016 to Honor Corky Yager

EFFINGHAM, Ill. _­ This year’s Funfest for Air-Cooled VW set for June 3-5 will honor the late Corky Yager, who died in March. Yager was the brother of Mid-America Motorworks CEO Mike Yager and was influential in Mike’s decision to become involved in supplying parts and services for VW hobbyists. He was also the...