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Highlights from Auctions America’s most successful Fort Lauderdale sale to date, (L-R) 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition, 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe, and the 1964 ½ Ford Mustang III “Shortly” Factory Prototype  (courtesy Auctions America).

Offered for first time in 47 years, ‘Shorty’ Mustang sells for $511,550

Auctions America’s 13th annual Fort Lauderdale sale realizes more than $21.3 million in sales   FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –  Auctions America kicked off its 2015 auction season March 27-29 with a vibrant return to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., generating more than $21.3 million in total sales with 76 percent of all lots sold. The impressive...

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister Special (Lot S90.1) Photo Courtesy of Mecum Auctions

Mecum to feature 700 American muscle cars, Classics, hot rods, more

  Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, returns to the Kansas City Convention Center April 23-25 with an anticipated lineup of 700 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, hot rods, Resto Mods and more expected to cross the auction block from an estimated 20 surrounding states. Among the main attractions consigned for...

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Chevelle from ‘Fast & Furious’ to be sold in Dallas

TULSA, Okla.  — Leake Auction Company just announced the consignment of a 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle that was featured in the fourth installment of The Fast and the Furious series. This car and 450 others will cross the auction block in Dallas Market Hall, April 17-19. The Chevelle is in excellent condition. Purchased by the...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: April 2, 2015

Q. This is my father-in-law’s tow truck back in 1948 when he owned Sam’s Garage in Bridgeport, Conn. Could you help us identify the make and year of this truck? — Art Jensen, via e-mail A. At first glance, the pre-war cab-over-engine trucks of Studebaker and Dodge came to mind, but close comparison with...

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Charlotte ready to shine for AutoFair

  The Hornets Nest Region of the AACA will welcome more than 150,000 collector vehicle devotees to Charlotte AutoFair on the grounds of the world famous Charlotte Motor Speedway for four days of automotive fun April 9-12. The Hornets Nest Region’s production of Charlotte AutoFair is a vast gathering of automobile enthusiasts who will...

The "Back to the Future" 30th anniversary display will include not only a movie replica DeLorean, but this monster truck as well. (Credit: Rich Weissensel)

AutoFair goes ‘Back to the Future’ with DeLorean display

CONCORD, N.C. – Switch on the flux capacitor, point your DeLorean DMC-12 toward Charlotte Motor Speedway and accelerate to 88 miles an hour! The classic time-travel film “Back to the Future” turns 30 during the April 9-12 AutoFair with a display in the Nationwide Showcase Pavilion honoring its automotive star. “Back to the Future”...

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Weird, wacky and just plain tacky to invade Hershey

  HERSHEY, PA – The Elegance at Hershey has announced a fun new event incorporated into their automotive weekend of festivities. Dubbed, “Concorso Bizarro,” the tongue-in-cheek car show brings together those mechanical misfits, those automotive abhorrences and the just plain tacky. The Elegance at Hershey Executive Director and Concorso Bizarro Chairman “Dyno” Don Stabilito...

The 1.3-mile 1958 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier pickup from Ray Lambrecht's collection. The dent in the roof resulted from  the collapse of a building roof decades ago.

Lambrecht 1958 Cameo preserves history of auction, Chevrolet

Bidder and Lambrecht family member offer insight into auction’s top seller Story and photos by Angelo Van Bogart With 1.3 miles on the odometer and a winning bid of $140,000, Ray Lambrecht’s flashy 1958 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier pickup was the top sale and headline vehicle of 2013’s most exciting auction. It wasn’t just the...

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Drag racing and more at this weekend’s EMMR open house

YORK SPRINGS, Pa. – The 2015 Spring Open House at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is scheduled for this weekend, March 28-29, at the museum on Baltimore Road. Drag racing is the feature program for Saturday with the addition of a new Sox & Martin and Malcolm Durham display area along with new...