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Fifth Avenue Dontaion

McPherson auto program receives donation

  Fifth Avenue Antique Auto Parts, Clay Center Kansas recently made a donation of original antique automotive training materials to the Automotive Restoration Department of McPherson College in McPherson Kansas. Among the items donated were those from Cowie Electric Company, Wichita Kansas which was established in 1917. Cowie Electric served as a Midwest regional...

Bill Warner

Warner named honorary chairman at Hershey concours

HERSHEY, Pa. _ Bill Warner, founder and Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, has been named honorary chairman for The Elegance at Hershey, to be held June 9-11 at The Hotel Hershey. “We invited Bill because of his lifetime experiences and contributions to racing, race photography and journalism rank him as a true...

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Elvis’ BMW 507 at Amelia Island

Elvis Presley’s 507 roadster will be featured in the 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance BMW 500 class on Sunday March 12, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island.  Elvis took delivery of his 507 roadster on December 28, 1958 during his service in the US Army while stationed in Germany. The Feather White roadster...

Isotta

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island sale preview

The final countdown to RM Sotheby’s 19th annual Amelia Island sale is on. Held 10-11 March, this year’s offering represents not only our finest to date, but the largest offering in Amelia Island auction history. Led by a private collection to be presented during an exclusive Friday evening sale session, the auction will feature some...

1959 Ford Custom Ranchero

Auction Preview: Worldwide Monical Collection

ARLINGTON, Texas _ Worldwide Auctioneers’ 16th annual Texas auction will relocate from Houston to the Arlington Convention center in Dallas. The Texas Classic Auction is scheduled for Saturday April 22, running in conjunction with the no-reserve Monical Collection Auction on Friday, April 21. The event kicks off with the Monical Collection Auction, an eclectic...

Patents at Gilmore

Automotive patents donated to Gilmore Car Museum

The most comprehensive assemblage of automotive related patents in existence, both foreign and domestic and dating back to 1790, has been transferred to the Gilmore Car Museum’s Research Library near Kalamazoo, MI. The unique collection consists of almost 1,400 archival boxes containing more than 396,000 patents, representing some of the automobile industry’s most important...

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Only surviving Lemans-winning Jaguar D-Type at Amelia Island

The 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will honor the immortal Jaguar D-type on the 60th anniversary of its third consecutive and final victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the race it was created to win. Jaguar Chairman William Lyons considered the 24 Hours of Le Mans the most important race on...

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‘Rarest of Rare Corvette’ at Amelia Island Concours

It is the rarest Corvette ever built. The 1957 Corvette Super Sport prototype built for GM’s famous Motorama shows of the 1950s will, after six decades hidden from view, break cover in a special exhibit at the 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 12, 2017. After its Motorama duties it was sold...

1953 Commanderloewy

Sublime Studebakers: Exhibit spotlights Raymond Loewy Era

The Studebaker National Museum opened Sublime Studebakers: The Raymond Loewy Era exhibit showcasing the legendary industrial designer’s tenure with the Studebaker Corporation. The exhibit runs through June 4. The exhibit features archival images as well as original Studebaker Design Dept. artwork and artifacts which tell the story of Raymond Loewy Associates design work for Studebaker....