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Peter Brock – 2016 Spirit of Competition Award recipient

Peter is the recipient of the Simeone Museum’s 9th annual award The “Spirit of Competition” is the theme of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum and the focus of our annual fundraiser. Each year a distinguished figure from motorsports is selected who has a specific inspirational message. This year we honor Peter Brock. On November...

‘Magic Skyway’ 1964 Thunderbird on display at AACA Museum

Hershey, PA (October 20, 2016) __ A special 1964 Ford Thunderbird convertible used in the 1964-’65 World’s Fair “Magic Skyway” attraction will be on display at The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA)  Museum in Hershey, Pa., through April 15, 2017. Once upon a time, “imagineers” at Disney came up with an idea to...

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Chip Foose’s Madam X to be unveiled at SEMA

Chip Foose will unveil his latest automotive project, the 1939 Cadillac custom known as “Madam X,” at SEMA on Nov. 1 at 12:30 p.m.. The event will feature an autograph session and a short presentation from Foose. Fabrication began with a 1939 Cadillac four-door 60 Special and was inspired by an original 1935 concept...

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Saratoga Museum’s ‘Lost Speedways’ to feature memorabilia

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. _  Before the formal presentations begin at the Nov. 26 “Lost Speedways” program, Saratoga Automobile Museum visitors can view a variety of memorabilia other fans and racers have brought to share.  Leading the way will be modified racing legend Dave Lape, who will bring his photo books covering decades of racing...

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America On Wheels Museum launches ’50s exhibit

ALLENTOWN, Pa. _ The America On Wheels Museum will debut its changing exhibit “Fender Skirts & Poodle Skirts, Cruisin’ the Fabulous ‘50s” Nov. 4. The display will run through through March of 2017. The exhibit will include: 1960 Buick Electra 225 convertible; a one-of-a-kind car designed by the GM Styling studio for Harlow Curtice,...

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Amore della Strada: Italian cars at AACA Museum

Hershey, PA – The lines between art and the automobile are unquestionably blurred, and arguably some of the most beautiful cars in the world come from Italy. “Amore della Strada,” translates to “Love of the Road” and the latest exhibit at the Antique Automobile Club America (AACA) Museum in Hershey provides a sampling of Italy’s...

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Hilton Head Festival survives hurricane

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. _ The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance will continue with events as scheduled, despite recent challenges due to Hurricane Matthew. “We look forward to welcoming sponsors, participants and attendees to this year’s event,” said Hilton Head Island Mayor David Bennett. “It represents a real opportunity to tell...

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Mecum Auctions featuring vehicles at SEMA

WALWORTH, Wis. _ Mecum Auctions will return to the SEMA Show on Nov. 1-4 with a display of  cars and motorcycles along with the Mecum Mobile Experience in booth 61401 located in Silver Lot 2 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Leading off the vehicles on display is a fabulous 1963 Chevrolet Corvette split-window...

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Artprize entry donated to Gilmore Museum

Hickory Corners, MI – Artist Paula Blinco Collins, best known for her more than 200 bas-relief brick sculptures on display throughout the country, has donated her recent 2016 ArtPrize competition entry, “Mom’s Favorite Car,” to the Gilmore Car Museum. “It’s a 1940 Pontiac that will never rust”, explained Collins. That’s because her entry is a...

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Prestone Products Corporation partnership with Ringbrothers

Spring Green, Wis. – Prestone Products Corporation has been named an official partner of Ringbrothers, formalizing a relationship between the custom car builder and the premier purveyor of cooling system products. Beyond Prestone’s support of Ringbrothers, the two companies will also formally reveal plans for a ground breaking new car build that will revitalize...