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Roy Lunn and Ford GT40 Tribute

  Ford GT & Cobra owners, racers and Roy Lunn’s friends and family gathered at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club in Sarasota, FL on December 19, 2015 to celebrate the legendary engineer and designer, known as the Godfather of the GT40. His accomplishments led to Ford’s domination of international sports car racing in the mid-late-1960s. On...

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Q & A with Kit Foster: December 28, 2015

Q. In 2003 my wife and I went to Bisbee, Ariz., for a tour of the big copper mine located there. I took these pictures on one of the main streets, where all the tourists go. It looks to me to be an early-1900 chassis of a fairly large motor car. The steering column...

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Hagerty report shows top hobby gainers, losers

PRNEWSIRE — A study by collector car insurer Hagerty reports the hottest segment of the classic car market are models built 1980 through the early 2000s. According to analysis of public auction data and Hagerty’s proprietary database, this emerging segment experienced the largest year-over-year increase in average sale price for the public auction market...

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Q & A with Kit Foster: December 21, 2015

Q. My dad took me and some friends to the Powerama in Chicago (Q&A Oct. 29). There were diesel engines everywhere. The most memorable thing for this then-14-year-old was the angle drive arrangement in the GMC bus. The engine sat at about a 45-degree angle at the rear of the bus.  I’m sure there...

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Evel Knievel bike up for sale at Bonhams Las Vegas auction

The 1976 Harley-Davidson XL 1000 was customized by Bud Ekins specifically for the Hollywood movie in which Knievel played himself fighting Mexican drug dealers. Owned by Warner Brothers, the motorcycle was purchased from the studio after filming by Los Angeles-area Harley dealer Dick Hutchins and has been displayed ever since.   It’s an incredible...

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“Rain Man” Roadmaster makes debut at 2016 Amelia Concours

A late entry in the 21st Annual Amelia Island Concours Post War American Production class will no doubt set off an avalanche of movie clichés on March 16, 2016. The 1949 Buick convertible, one of two used to make the film “Rain Man”, will make its international concours debut after a restoration by Wayne...

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Modified muscle cars power into America’s Car Museum exhibit

‘American Muscle – Modified Madness’ showcases custom car culture with an assortment of restomods America’s Car Museum (ACM)  expanded its American Muscle exhibit with a complementary display called “American Muscle – Modified Madness,” which features “restomod” muscle cars built from 1964 to 1972. “American Muscle – Rivals to the End” told the story of how...

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Driven by Disruption generates more than $73.5 million in sales

Driven by Disruption: RM Sotheby’s Creative New York City event generates more than $73.5 million in auction sales.   RM Sotheby’s rounds out record 2015 auction season with more than $73.5 million in sales at its exclusive ‘Driven by Disruption’ event in New York City Top-seller: 1956 Ferrari 290 MM realizes $28.05 million to...

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The AACA Museum is going to explore Cuba

Explore Cuba – The people, the culture and the classic cars! The AACA Museum will make its 3rd trip to Cuba April 24 – May 2, 2016. A daily slate of activities will let participants connect directly with the Cuban people learning more about each other through direct contact and cultural exchange. Trip members will:...

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Janis Joplin’s 1964 Porsche sells for $1.76 million

RM Sotheby’s concluded its 2015 auction calendar on Dec. 10 in New York City by collecting $73.5 million at its “Driven by Disruption” event. The auction presented 31 pioneering automobiles and select memorabilia with vehicles realizing an 81-percent sell-through rate. The highlight of the sale was the hammering of a 1956 Ferrari 290 MM...