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La Jolla Concours

La Jolla Concours features rare 1934 Packard speedster

LA JOLLA, Calif. _  General Lyon’s 1934 Packard Runabout Speedster will be on display for one day only at the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, April 9. The Packard was delivered new in Washington, D.C., and little is known about the first owner, a man named Mr. E. Specth. When new, the car...

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Varsha named honoree for Atlanta Concours

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Atlanta Concours d’Elegance has named motorsports announcer Bob Varsha as its 2017 Honoree. Best known for his 25-year tenure covering the Formula One World Championship, Varsha is one of the premier television commentators of the automotive world. This year’s Atlanta Concours is set for Sept. 30-Oct. 1. It will feature...

New England Concours

New England Concours names Gross chief judge

The New England Concours d’Elegance has named Old Cars Weekly columnist Ken Gross as chief judge. The inaugural event will be held at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino from June 17-19. The judged concours is Sunday, June 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. when Best-In-Show is presented. A member of the International Chief Judge...

Bob McDorman Colleciton

McDorman Collection on menu for Mecum Spring Classic

Considered by many to be the most loyal Chevrolet dealer of all time, the late Bob McDorman made a host of personal sacrifices in order to achieve a 50-year tenure with Chevrolet and become one of the few people to ever reach that half-century mark. He was not only loyal in his career path,...

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Last ‘Big Healey’ made goes up for sale

A 1967 Austin Healey 3000 MK III, the very last series production car that rolled off the line at the Abingdon factory, will be auctioned as part of CCA’s two-day mega sale at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show on Sunday, April 2nd . Chassis Number HBJ843025 was produced on December 21, 1967 and...

McLaren

Franchitti, McLaren elected to Indy Racing Hall

Two of the most well-known names in motorsports history are the newest inductees into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti and legendary driver and constructor Bruce McLaren have been voted into the prestigious pantheon by a panel of auto racing journalists, participants...

First Camaro - Photo courtesy of Historic Vehicle Association

First Camaro, no. 100001, to be at Iola Car Show

Iola, WI – Fifty years ago marked GM’s entry into the sports car marketplace with the introduction of the Chevy Camaro. A direct response to the popular Ford Mustang, the advent of the Camaro sparked perhaps the most notable and significant automotive rivalry of the century. “The Camaro introduced high-end style, options and performance to...

Bantam Jeep

Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival 2017

BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. – The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is offering even more to see and do during its seventh annual event in Butler County, Pa. June 9-11, 2017. The event is presented by Peoples and held at Coopers Lake Campground, about 60 minutes north of Pittsburgh. “The Festival is a great time for...

Hirohato

Hot Rods to cruise the U.S. Capital

Washington, D.C.– The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) www.historicvehicle.org announced that three iconic cars representing unique American car culture will be displayed “center stage” on the National Mall in Washington D.C. from April 12 to May 4, 2017.             April 12 – 19          Gypsy Rose 1964 Chevrolet Impala “lowrider”             April 20 – 26          McGee...

1969 Corvette L88 Roadster

Worldwide Auctioneers’ Texas Classic Auction

Arlington, Texas. – Worldwide Auctioneers 16th annual Texas auction moves to an exciting new venue in Arlington in 2017, with a stunning selection of sportscars among the highlights. The Texas Classic Auction is scheduled for Saturday April 22 at the Arlington Convention Center in the Dallas metroplex, close to the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium and...