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1932 Packard tops Ault Park Concours awards

CINCINNATI _ A 1932 Packard Custom Dietrich 904 stationary coupe owned by Gene and Sally Perkins of Greenwood, Ind., earned the William K. Victor Best of Show award at the recent 2016 Ault Park Concours d’Elegance June 12. Best of Show Esprit de Sport was awarded to a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S N.A.R.T. Spider...

Both cars see the light of day for the first time in 40 years.

Old Chevy steel makes for a great weekend

By Joe Whitaker The phone rang in early April. The caller was a south Florida man who had a friend who knew about “those classic Chevy guys” in Sanford, Fla.. This man, John Lomonaco, had just lost his dad and was looking for someone to help him sell his dad’s collection of old Chevys...

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Supercharged car collector Tom Perkins dies

  Thomas James “Tom” Perkins, the creator of a significant car collection and founding partner of legendary venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Byers, died on June 7 at age 84 following a lengthy illness. Perkins was born Jan. 7, 1932. His death was reported in Recode and The New York Times. Perkins put...

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MoPar ‘Top Eliminator’ returns to Chrysler Nationals

  CARLISLE, Pa. _ The annual Carlisle Chrysler Nationals at the Carlisle Fairgrounds will be held July 15-17 in 2016 and this year features a bevy of special guests, special displays and huge swap meet. With nearly 3,000 show cars, many awards are given to hundreds of deserving car owners, including the MoPar “Top...

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New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run turns 30

The 30th Anniversary New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run to be held Saturday, Aug. 13 with early tours to be held Aug. 9-12. The festivities will include a 120-mile tour of the Minnesota countryside and four days of shorter tours before Saturday’s Grand Tour. Finishers will receive specially minted medallions and other...

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RM to offer vehicles from Riverside Museum

CULVER CITY, Calif. _ The RM group of companies, incorporating RM Sotheby’s and Auctions America, will sell a select automobiles from the Riverside International Automotive Museum (RIAM) at a pair of auctions this summer.The group of 49 vehicles offered from the So-Cal museum collection will be divided between Auctions America’s upcoming Santa Monica sale,...

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Jeep Heritage Expo to celebrate 75 years of Jeep

SUWANEE, Ga. _  Omix-ADA the world’s largest independent manufacturer and wholesaler of Jeep parts and accessories, will hold its inaugural Jeep Heritage Expo, celebrating 75 years of Jeep, at its company headquarters in Suwanee, Ga. on Saturday, July 16. During the event, Omix-ADA will open up its doors to the public for the first...

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Troy Traffic Jam 2016

TROY, Mich. _ Troy Historic Village’s 9th annual Troy Traffic Jam car show will take place on Sunday, August 7th from 10am – 3pm at the Columbia Center. More than 250 vehicles are anticipated to be on display. The event is free to the public. Individuals interested in displaying their vehicle(s) are welcome to...

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1939 Futurliner No. 3 up for sale

A one-of-a-kind 1939 Futurliner No. 3 Power for the Air Age set to headline the 2016 auction held by Reno-based Motorsport Auction Group (MAG) at the 30th anniversary of Hot August Nights (HAN). One of only 12 Futurliners ever manufactured and nine known to exist, the Futurliner No. 3 displays an Allison J-35 jet...

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Customized ‘Surf Seeker’ to be at Back to the 50’s

  Westmont, IL – CleanTools, Inc. is bringing a couple of breathtaking hot rods to this year’s “Back to the 50’s” show that will please every type of car fanatic. Ron Berry’s “Surf Seeker”, a custom hand crafted Volkswagen bus has imagination radiating from every inch of it. “Agness”, a 1940 Oldsmobile built by...