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Corvette Funfest 2017 to celebrate 1967 ‘Vette

The 2017 Corvette Funfest in Effingham, Ill. will honor the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Corvette. Mid America Motorworks will host the event Sept. 14-17. The Largest Corvette Party in the World will celebrate the 1967 Corvette Sting Ray. Corvette Funfest attracts thousands of Corvette Enthusiasts from around the country, as well as internationally,...

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1973 Ferrari Dino with ties to Led Zeppelin up for auction

Stairway to Fontwell: 1973 Ferrari Dino owned by Led Zeppelin’s Manager visits the band’s old record label location in Chelsea before going under the hammer A 1973 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS first owned by Led Zeppelin’s Manager Peter Grant is up for auction at COYS auction at Fontwell House on September 8th A week...

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Q&A with Kit Foster – Clocks & Engines

Q. I am trying to identify this clock. It is solid brass with a bezel that screws off to set the hands and to wind it with a key. It has a beveled glass crystal and porcelain face. On the face it says “Savannah 8 Day” and “Made by the New Haven Clock Co....

Left to right: Mark Gessler, President, HVA and Vice President FIVA; co-owner Stewart Laidlaw; co-owner Kirk Bewley; and Hagerty CEO, McKeel Hagerty. Photo courtesy of Historic Vehicle Association

FIVA Preservation awards at Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach, CA – The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) awarded two Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) preservation trophies at the 66th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 21, 2016.  The FIVA Pre-War Preservation Trophy was awarded to the 1902 Thomas, Model No. 17, owned by Kirk Bewley of Sacramento, California and Stewart...

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Jaguars reunited after 55 years

Two Jaguar E-types that were both built on Aug. 21, 1961 on the production line at Browns Lane in Coventry have been reunited at Classic Motor Cars (CMC) of Bridgnorth in Shropshire, United Kingdom, to celebrate their 55th birthdays. One E-Type was the first production inside bonnet lock right-hand-drive fixed head coupe; the other...

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California Year-of-Manufacture Bill signed into law

Legislation (S.B. 1429) to expand the authorization of year-of-manufacture license plates to include owners of 1980 or older model-year vehicles was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.  Previous law only authorized owners of vehicles that are of a 1969 or older model-year or owners of a commercial vehicle or pickup truck that is...

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AACA Museum executive director resigns

HERSHEY, Pa. _ The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum announced the departure of Executive Director Mark Lizewskie. Lizewskie had worked at the museum for five years.    The board has appointed Dennis Beck, the Museum’s accounting manager, as acting general manager.  The AACA Museum Board of Directors has begun the search process...

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Long-lost ‘Big Daddy’ Roth custom truck found

NORTH HILLS, Calif. _ Southern California’s Galpin Motors has found the long-long lost Ed “Big Daddy” Roth custom 1956 Ford F-100 pickup. The ’56 Ford is the first noteworthy custom truck ever done by the famous Rat Fink designer. In its heyday, it was used as advertising for Roth’s pinstriping business and featured a...

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1955 Jaguar D-Type tops RM Sotheby’s sale

MONTEREY, Calif. _ RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale was led by a 1955 Jaguar D-Type, chassis no. XKD 501, which sold for $21,780,000. According to RM Sotheby’s, the figure was the highest price ever achieved for a British automobile at auction. The 1956 Le Mans-winning D-Type was the subject of a 15-minute bidding contest between four collectors...

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Charlotte AutoFair returns to speedway

The Hornets Nest Region, AACA will welcome more than 150,000 collector vehicle devotees to Charlotte AutoFair on the grounds of the Charlotte Motor Speedway for four days of automotive fun Sept. 22-25. The Hornets Nest Region’s production of Charlotte AutoFair is a vast gathering of automobile enthusiasts who will find more than 1,000 collector...