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RPM Act reintroduced to Congress

The RPM Act was recently reintroduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. The RPM Act of 2017 protects Americans’ right to modify street cars and motorcycles into dedicated race vehicles, along with industry’s right to sell the parts that enable racers to compete. The “Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act”...

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Mecum Kissimmee 2017 recap

KISSIMMEE, Fla. _ Mecum Kissimmee 2017, the world’s largest collector-car auction held Jan. 6-15, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, achieved more than $86 million in total sales. Of the nearly 2,700 vehicles to cross the auction block throughout the 10-day auction, a total of 1,981 vehicles were sold, accounting for a 75-percent...

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ACD Automotive Museum features ‘Freedom Rides’

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum offers the second segment in its Curatorial Spotlight series with a presentation titled Freedom Rides: The Impact of Transportation on the Civil Rights Movement. The presentation will take place on February 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Metal Technologies, Inc. Education Center at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg...

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Carlisle Events celebrates 100 years of Ford trucks

  CARLISLE, Pa. _  Country music frequently sings about trucks and some very popular athletes and TV personalities have taken turns promoting the benefits of driving and owning a truck. Why?  Because trucks help make the country go round. There’s a rugged impression of truck owners and who doesn’t love, as one time Ford...

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Worldwide Auctioneers Scottsdale 2017

  Mitchell Carlson & Roy Velander, reporting   Scottsdale, AZ – Joining the Arizona auction fray in January this year was Worldwide Auctions. Set up in a defunct auto dealership near downtown old Scottsdale, they were the second of the seven venues to sell cars during the week, conducting their sale on Wednesday evening...

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2017 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance

Japanese Classics, Modern Super Cars Featured at the 2017 Pinehurst Concours  VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. – Japanese Classics and Modern Super Cars will be the featured marques of the classes competing for  Best of Show at the fifth anniversary of the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance on Saturday, May 6 at the Pinehurst Resort. “Japanese Classics...

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11th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance

  Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance revs up for a three-day weekend of exciting events featuring more antique and classic cars and automotive industry icons than ever before, an unforgettable performance by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, and more. Friday, February 10 – Sunday, February 12, 2017 WHAT: The 11th annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance, founded by Rita...

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Thunderbird Appreciation Day set May 21

WIXOM, Mich. _ Thunderbird owners will be showing off their iconic Ford vehicles in a first ever “Thunderbird Appreciation Day” May 21. The three large Thunderbird clubs; Classic Thunderbird Club International (CTCI), Vintage Thunderbird Club International (VTCI) and International Thunderbird Club (ITC) are encouraging their members to take their Thunderbirds out, individually or in...

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SEMA Battle of the Builders premieres Feb. 6th

  DIAMOND BAR, CA — The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) will showcase its third annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition in a one-hour TV special premiering February 6th at 10 p.m. (PT/ET) on the Velocity Network. This unique program makes it possible for consumers to connect with manufacturers and see the great...

Eric Dahlquist, Jr. passed away

Eric Dahlquist, Jr., President of Pontiac’s West Coast PR firm Vista Group, died unexpectedly on December 24, 2016 from complications following open heart surgery. He was 79. Born in 1937 in Lockport, New York, Eric inherited his father’s fascination with all things mechanical, eventually becoming a contributor to Hot Rod magazine while attending the University of Buffalo, covering...